Celebrating reading for all - April 2016 
There are a range of great events this month for adults and teens linking in to CityRead London, for families as part of celebrations for Shakespeare's 400th anniversary of his death, plus a local history talk.

Lots to get involved with at your local library!
CityRead London - the world's largest book group
Meet author Gillian Slovo at Slough library Mon 4 April 11am and find out about her new book - Ten Days
Slough Libraries are taking part in  CityRead London this year. CityRead aims to get the whole of London (and Slough) reading books, celebrating reading and enjoying libraries in April.

To kick off celebrations in Slough the author of Ten Days (this year's CityRead book) - Gillian Slovo will be visiting Slough Library on Monday 4 April at 11am. You can collect a free copy of her book at the event today and get it signed on the day.

The book is about ten unpredictable days of violence, which erupt from a stifling heatwave. And, as Westminster careers are being made or ruined, lives are at stake. Ten Days is about what happens when politics, policing and the hard realities of living in London collide.


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Slough between the wars
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with local historian Grant Masom
Hear about Slough between the wars with local  historian Grant Masom on Thu 7 April 11am For many parts of the country, the interwar years saw economic depression and high unemployment. Slough, however, was seen as something of a miracle town - creating thousands of new jobs, and attracting people from all parts of the country. This talk will explore the reasons, the people who came, and the sort of town that resulted.

Grant Masom will be in Slough Library on Thursday 7 April 2pm. Tea and coffee and biscuits will be on offer.

 

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All the world's a stage
- 3 Shakespeare plays in 45 minutes!

Shakespeare for the family Friday 15 April 4pm_ It's 400  years since Shakespeare died, and to celebrate Slough Libraries are hosting a special performance of Shakespeare with performer John Kirk. Whizz through Romeo and Juliet, A midsummer night's dream and Henry 5 in 45 minutes! 

 

Visit Slough Library on Friday 15 April 4pm!

 

The performance will be fun for the whole family but is best suited to children aged 6 and above. Tickets are available now from Slough Library. 5 for adults, 3 for children, under 3s go free.

 

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Events for Teens - Youth Question time and Teen Tag

As part of CityRead London's celebration of books and reading Slough Libraries is hosting a range of events including two just for Teens.

 

Youth Question time with Aik Saath on Tuesday 19 April 6.30pm - learn about getting your voice heard Aik Saath run a very popular series of Youth Question Time events. They visited Slough Library in November when 80 young people came to discuss religion for Interfaith week.  

 

This time, they are visiting on Tuesday 19 April 6.30pm-8pm to talk about getting your voice heard, linking in to the theme of CityRead London around protest and supporting causes.

 

Design your own grafitti tags and meet author Sarah Mussi on Saturday 23 April - book in for either 10am-12pm or 1-3pmSarah Mussi is a popular Teen author of a range of books including Riot and Siege. She will be visiting Slough Library on Saturday 23 April for two really cool workshops where Teens can design their own grafitti tags as well as talk to her about her books and writing.  

 

Book your place on either the morning session 10am-12pm or the afternoon session 1-3pm

 

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Pick up a copy of 10 days by Gillian Slovo and then meet her Slough Library 4 April 11am
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