Central Library Exhibitions
The second in a series of exhibitions of material from the Science Museum Library in Wroughton is now on show on the Second Floor of the Central Library. The theme is Wiltshire maps and the exhibition includes two beautiful books of old maps – “Cary’s new and correct English atlas” and Thomas Davis’s “General view of the agriculture of Wiltshire: drawn up and published by order of the Board of Trade and Internal Improvement”. The exhibition will run through to the beginning of September to be followed by “The Year of Astronomy
Future exhibitions from the Science Museum over the next six months include, The Year of Astronomy, The Earliest Railways and The Horse Depicted.
Local and Family History Presentations - September to December 2009, Central Library
The following presentations will take place at the Central Library. They are all free, but seats should be reserved at the Swindon Collection Help Point on the Second Floor or ring 01793 463238
23 November 2009 - Poor Law Resources Part 1, pre 1834
Terry Bracher - from Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
1pm at the central Library
14 December 2009 - Researching newspapers - For Local and Family History
Robert Jago - from Wiltshire and Swindon History centre
1pm at the Central Library
Archivists visits to Swindon Library
Following the recent opening of the new Wiltshire and Swindon Archives at Chippenham, the monthly visits of the Archivist to Swindon Central Library have recommenced. On the following Mondays between 10.00am and 12.00 noon an Archivist will be available for free consultations to give advice to researchers in Local and Family History. Come along and discuss your research with an expert.
28 September 2009
26 October 2009
23 November 2009
14 December 2009
We have readers groups that meet on a regular basis at the libraries listed below.
Click on the link below to find out more.
Looking for activities for your children? We run weekly story times and nursery rhyme times for the under 5s. Looking for homework help? Try our homework clubs for 8-16 year olds. For more information visit the children's activities page.
Events North Swindon Library
Every Thursday evening
Haydon Artists Society meet in the library between 7-9pm to paint and draw and socialise. If you are interested in joining or want to find out more contact Barbara Moody on 01793 722 410 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org