Newsletter - May 2015
Travel backwards and forwards through time with this month's newsletter. Whether you want to go back and research your family's history or make time to learn something new, Slough Libraries can help. Plus Slough Central Library has made extra time for you to visit us!
What's new?

May events
Slough Central Library pilots Sunday opening hours
Come in we are open
As part of preparing for the Curve, we are going to be opening Slough Central Library on Sundays 12 - 4pm. This is a trial from 10 May - 9 August. Enjoy the extra day to visit! 
More information about Slough Central Library
Festival of Learning comes to Slough Libraries
Time to learn Join in with the national Festival of Learning. You can try out Tai Chi, join in with gadget days to get the most out of your devices and learn about improving your confidence. Other events include Art Therapy and an introduction to Gatak Dance. What will you learn this month?
Did you know?
There's still time to volunteer to help out with the Summer Reading Challenge in Slough Libraries. If you know someone aged 14+ who can spare 15 hours this summer please share this newsletter with them. 

Reading ideas
Book of the month
The Storm Begins by Damian Dibben
The Storm begins by Damian Dibben

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Reading Ideas this month
Time travel
Time TravelSlip through time back to the start of human civilisation or ahead to the worlds of the future, the choice is yours. See how different things might be when you get a second chance.
Fed up with Fairies
Fed up with Fairies?Is your child fed up with fairies? Here are some fantastic stories featuring pirates, knights and a killer cat to keep your child laughing this month.
Your reference library online: Family History
Old photographs Travel back into the past and discover your own family history. Use Find My Past, Forces War Records and Ancestry to dig up clues about your ancestors. Is there a skeleton in your closet or are you related to royalty? 
Featured service - Learning with Slough Libraries
If you can't make it to any of our Festival of Learning events, you can still make time to learn with Slough Libraries online. Visit Universal Class, Transparent Learning and other learning resources and choose from hundreds of free courses as diverse as Learning English as a foreign language, Ancient Civilisations, Dog Grooming and Yoga. What will you learn this month?
What's got you talking online?
Follow us on Twitter     View our videos on YouTube
Twitter: Some of the tweets that most interested people this month were about our new resources for learning English:  Tense Buster (to help you improve your grammar) and Pathways to IELTs. People were also interested by Issues online - a great resource for PHSE homework! Follow us on twitter to find out what is happening in your local library. 


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Liz McMillan
Slough Libraries