Library events

Libraries Week

Maidenhead Library

  • Thursday 6 October midday - 2pm. Henna Artwork: Learn how to create patterns and put Henna on hands and arms.
  • Thursday 6 October 2pm - 3.30pm. Crochet for beginners. Materials supplied.
  • Thursday 6 October 4.30pm - 5.30pm.  After-school percussion workshop for children.
  • Sunday 9 October 11.30am -1pm. Calligraphy with Lynn beginners calligraphy. Book on Eventbrite. £5 per ticket. 

Ascot Library

  • Tuesday 4 October 2.30pm - 3.30pm. Holiday Italian for beginners.
  • Thursday 6 October 10.30am - midday. Knitting for beginners. Materials supplied.

Author Writing Workshops and Talks 

Windsor Library

  • Thursday 6 October 3pm. Picture books and their place in the world of publishing - Fiona Barker. £3 per person. Book via Eventbrite.
  • Tuesday 4 October, 18 October, 1 November 6:30pm. Writing Workshops with David Bullock. £5 per person. Book via Eventbrite.
  • Tuesday 25 October, 8 November, 22 November, 6 December 7pm. Writing workshops with David Palin. £3.75 per person. Book via Eventbrite.

Datchet Library

  • Thursday 6 October 4:30pm. Picture books and their place in the world of publishing - Fiona Barker. £3 per person. Book via Eventbrite
  • Thursday 6 October, 13 October, 20 October, 27 October 6:45pm. Writing workshops with Cristina Loggia. £3.75 per person. Book via Eventbrite.

Old Windsor Library

Wednesday 5 October 3pm. Picture books and their place in the world of publishing - Fiona Barker. £3 per person. Book via Eventbrite.

Fun with Watercolours 

Dedworth Library

New painting for fun club. Starting Thursday 27 October 10:30am - 12:30pm. Every fourth Thursday of the month. No experience needed, all materials supplied. Donations accepted. To book, please visit Dedworth library or phone 01753 868733.

Walk and Talk - Discover the Biodiversity Wonders of Coombe Lane Woods

Starting at Sunninghill Library

Friday 28 October. Departure at 9:45am. A Walk and Talk with Mick Crawley, Emeritus Professor of Plant Ecology at Imperial College. Price £5. Tea and cake provided. Book via Eventbrite.

Lego Fun

Windsor Library

Saturday 15 October 11am - 12:30pm. Invent and create Lego session. Drop-in.

Dedworth Library

Sunday 23rd October 11am - 2pm. Lego Fun Day celebrating Sunday openings at the Library. Drop-in.

Local Studies Drop-in

Ascot Library 

Tuesday 11 October 3pm-5pm. We would be delighted to show you some of the historic items in Ascot Library’s collection relating to the south of the Borough including maps, cuttings and books. Also, please come with any questions about our historic resources generally, resources we offer online or in other Borough libraries. Can’t make it but want to know more about our collections? Email us at: local.studies@rbwm.gov.uk.

Friends in Need Book Group

A new book group will be running monthly at Maidenhead Library by Friends in Need. Friends in Need is a free support group and wellbeing community for people affected by stress, social isolation, depression and anxiety.

For more information, please contact Laura Nash at laura.nash@bucksmind.org.uk or call 07944 896353.

Halloween Swap Shop

Maidenhead Library

Friday 28 October 1pm - 3pm. Everyone is welcome to come and find their 'new to you' Halloween costume.

Throughout October you can donate your clean, gently used children's costumes and decorations at the Library. All unclaimed donations will be donated. 

Fraud Prevention Advice

Fraud prevention drop-in sessions at Windsor Library with local PCSO David Bullock advising you how to protect yourself to avoid fraud and scams.

  • Tuesday 4 October at 2.30pm
  • Monday 24 October at 11am
  • Tuesday 8 November at 2.30pm
  • Monday 21 November at 11am
  • Monday 12 December at 11am

Legal Drop-In Clinics supported by Charles Coleman LLP Solicitors

Drop in to Dedworth Library on the second Thursday of each month between 11am and 1pm for:

  • Free, impartial, professional advice on family and property law
  • Advice on Wills and power of attorney
  • Information about house purchasing
  • Support with legal procedures
  • Signposting for other legal matters

Bring any information that may be relevant and speak to an expert. 
No booking required.

Repair Café at Maidenhead Library

A repair café is a volunteer-run event where repair coaches assist visitors in carrying out repairs together with the idea to extend the use of things and avoid throwing stuff away.

Learn new skills, meet new people and create a habit of repairing and reusing things.

  • Saturday 15 October 10am - 3pm

Pre-book a free ticket via Eventbrite.

Alternatively, email us on repair.maidenhead@gmail.com.

Get more involved

We're always looking for volunteers to join us, if you'd like to get involved email Gabi on repair.maidenhead@gmail.com.

Pop-Up Poetry group at Maidenhead Library

The Pop-Up Poetry group will be meeting in Maidenhead Library during the first week of every month.

The next meeting is on National Poetry Day, Thursday 6 October 2pm - 4pm. The theme for October is the environment.

Please contact dianaleclercq@btconnect.com for further information.

Rhymetime

Every Thursday 11.30am - midday at Maidenhead Library

IT Help

Knit and Natter

Do you love to knit or crochet, or maybe you are just a beginner?

Knit and Natter provides an opportunity to get together informally with like-minded people, have a good chat and do some knitting at the same time. 

Pick up your needles and yarn and join one of our cheerful Knit and Natter group. 

Our groups meet at:

No need to book, just drop in.

Storytimes

No need to book just turn up and join in the fun. We look forward to sharing stories with you.

Weekly:

Weekly (term time only):

  • Dedworth Library: Every Tuesday 2:30pm - 3pm. Story and Rhyme Time.
  • Datchet Library: Thursdays 2.30pm - 3pm, 29 September, 6 October, 13 October, 20 October, 10 November, 17 November, 24 November, 1 December.
  • Windsor Library: Mondays 10:30am-11am. Story and Rhyme Time.

Biweekly:

Please also see our Employment Support Events page.

Libraries : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Maidenhead Library - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1QU
Telephone: 01628 796969