Keep busy with Slough Libraries and Culture

Are you getting the most from your library card?

Anyone who lives, works or studies in Slough is welcome to join Slough Libraries free of charge. You can sign up at your local library, or you can join online on the Slough Libraries website right now!

You can get more than just books at Slough Libraries and Culture! Your library membership gives you access to eAudiobooks, audiobooks, eComics and eMagazines, all for free.

Introducing Hublets to our libraries! Hublets are tablets which library members can access in the library. Simply put your library card number in and use the tablet to access all of our online resources. Read, listen and watch on a Hublet in the library!

We’re also excited to offer a new free film streaming service - Kanopy. Get access to thousands of movies with your library card. Simply add your card and PIN on the Kanopy website or download the Kanopy app. Head to the Slough Libraries website for details about all our free e-resources.

Have you been to The Curve yet?

The Curve may have been around for a few years now, but do you know what you can do there?

Library @ The Curve

  • Specially designed children’s library with weekly activities such as Music and Story Times.
  • More than 44,000 books to choose from.
  • Spacious study area.
  • A host of online resources – easily accessible through one of the 35 public computers.
  • Plenty of seating and a nice garden area.

Gallery @ The Curve

  • Purpose built exhibition space which hosts a range of displays from photography to local art.

Slough Museum

  • Look out for local history pods throughout The Curve with interesting facts and information on the history of Slough and the local area.

Venue @ The Curve

  • Look out for performances, theatre, pantomimes, exhibitions and a whole range of other events in Venue @ The Curve. Sign up to the e-newsletter on The Curve website to be the first to know about events and activities.

Black History Month in Slough Libraries and Culture

‘SAFE’ with Derek Owusu

Saturday 5 October, 3pm, The Curve

Writer and poet, Derek Owusu, contributor and editor of SAFE: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space and new Merky Books author, will be in conversation with Nels Abbey, author of Think Like a White Man. Free.

COBO: Comedy Shut Down

Saturday 12 October, 7.30pm, The Curve

Join Kat B, Junior Booker, Aurie Styla and Special P for an evening of laughter. Age 16+. General admission £15.

Kure Kure / Faraway

Friday 18 October, 7.30pm, The Curve

The multi-talented Anna Mudeka takes audiences on an exhilarating, inspiring and thought provoking journey to ancient and modern-day Zimbabwe, and speaks of the challenges and opportunities of starting a new life in a different country. Tickets from £9. 

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Saturday 19 October, 7.30pm, The Curve

Join Lekhani on her hair journey as she discovers that she can’t wash her hair with 99p Alberto Balsam, that some white people actually do find her hair distracting, to finally accepting her Afro hair.

Stories from Africa

Tuesday 29 October, 1.30pm at Britwell Library and 4pm at Langley Library

Join Freshwater Theatre to explore two stories: ‘How Anansi became King of all the Stories’ and ‘How the Zebra got his Stripes’ through role play, tableaux and more! General admission £2. 

A Caribbean Story

Friday 1 November, 11am at The Curve and 2.30pm at Cippenham Library

Join Freshwater theatre for a special workshop exploring the story of a young girl and her fisherman grandfather, and its cultural context of the Caribbean using drama activities such as roleplay and tableaux. General admission £2.

Queens of Sheba

Friday 29 November, 7.30pm, The Curve

Loosely based on the DSRKT nightspot incident of 2015, Queens of Sheba tells the hilarious, moving and uplifting stories of four passionate Black Women battling everyday misogynoir – where sexism meets racism. Age guidance: 16+. Tickets from £9.

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