Library events

Christmas Crafts

All crafts are free and no booking is required. 

Ascot Library

Wednesday 13 December, 3pm - 4pm. Suitable for under 8's. 

Cookham Library

Thursday 21 December, 2.30pm - 3.30pm. Suitable for ages 4-11.

Cox Green Library

Thursday 21 December, 11am - midday. Make your own Christmas tree decoration. Suitable for ages 4-11.

Datchet Library

Tuesday 19 December, 2.30pm - 3.30pm. Suitable for ages 4-11.

Old Windsor Library

Wednesday 20 December, 2.30pm - 3.30pm. Suitable for ages 4-11.

Windsor Library

Monday 18 December and Thursday 21 December. 10.30am. Suitable for under 8s. 

Christmas Street Food

Datchet Library

Thursday 14 December, 3pm - 5pm. Everyone welcome. Free. No booking required. 

Living Advent Calendar 

Windsor Library

Tuesday 12 December, 6.15pm. 

Join us and see what lies behind the advent calendar door with a surprise Christmas themed performance. Free Christmas nibbles included. 

Christmas Lights Switch on and Special Storytime 

Sunningdale Library

Friday 8 December, 4pm - 6pm. 

An afternoon of festive fun as the Christmas lights are switched on in Sunningdale, including a special story time with author Fiona Barker.

Silver Surfers IT Tuition by Age UK

Cox Green Library

Every Tuesday afternoon, 3.30pm - 4.30pm.

Learn how to send and receive emails, keep in contact with friends and family on social media, shop online and much more. We will teach you just what you want to know, at your own pace, in ten one-to-one sessions. Bring your own laptop or use one of the library computers. We can also help you get the most from your smartphone, tablet, e-reader, digital camera or other electronic equipment.

One-off £35 registration fee. To reserve a place contact Age UK Berkshire on 01189 594242 or email:

Cards for Good Causes - Charity Christmas Card Shop

Maidenhead Library

Supporting local and national charities.

Opening Times:

Monday: 9.30am - 3pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 3pm 
Wednesday: 12.30pm - 3pm
Thursday: 11.00am - 3pm
Friday - 9.30am - 3pm
Saturday - 10am - 4pm 
Sunday - Closed

Meet Your Local PCSOs 

Windsor Library

Monday 4 December, 11am - 12.30pm and Wednesday 27 December, 2pm - 3.30pm. Crime prevention advice with your local PCSO. 

SEND Booklist Working Group

Maidenhead Library

Tuesday 5 December, 10.30am - 11.30am. 

What can the library service add to it's offer that would help you and your family to understand your neurodivergence, disability or medical diagnosis? Help shape the Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) library offer within our borough. Please come and share your recommendations. Tea and coffee provided. Email for more information. 

Children's Games Clubs

Join us to play board games and do puzzles. 

Lego, Puzzles and Board Games

Whether you prefer to build and create with Lego, completing puzzles or playing board games, there's something for all the family.

Maidenhead Library

Saturday 2 and 16 December, 6 and 20 January, 11am - 1pm.

Windsor Library

Saturday 25 November, 9 and 23 December 2pm - 3.30pm.

Scratch Coding 

Begin your coding journey using Scratch every Sunday 11.30am-12.30pm on:

3, 10 and 17 December
7, 14, 21 and 28 January

Suitable for 9 to 11 years.

Event is free but booking is essential. Please contact Dedworth Library on 01753 868733, or email or visit in branch.

Fun with Watercolours 

Dedworth Library

Painting for fun club. Every second and fourth Thursday of the month, 10.30am - 12.30pm. No experience needed, all materials supplied. Donations accepted. To book, please visit Dedworth Library or phone 01753 868733.

Friends in Need Book Group

This 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 or call 07944 896353.

Information, Advice and Support Service (IAS) surgery

The Information, Advice and Support Service (IAS) will be holding a surgery at Ascot Library on Wednesday 6 December. The service provides free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) up to age 25, and their parents/carers.

You can book a 15 minute slot with one of their advisors and have a cuppa with other parents and carers whilst you wait.

You do not need to be registered with IAS to attend. To book a slot, email

Pop-Up Poetry group at Maidenhead Library

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

Please contact for further information. 

Community Learning and Skills Service

In partnership with Slough Borough Council, staff will be based at Maidenhead Library every Tuesday 10am – 4pm.

Information about adult courses include:

  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Digital Skills
  • English
  • Maths
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Employability

Please see timetable for the Autumn 2023 Community Learning course guide.

For more information, email

Groups and Clubs at Windsor Library 

  • Knit and Natter. Interested in joining our new Knit and Natter group? Enjoy knitting, crochet and making new friends along the way.
  • Games Club. Do you enjoy playing board games and cards? Would you like to meet up with other people with the same interests at the library?
  • Puzzle Swap. We are setting up a new Puzzle Swap club. Bring your old puzzles (with all the pieces) and help yourself to one left by someone else. 

To join one of these new groups or clubs and for more information contact us on 01753 743940 or 

Stories and Rhymes with Riyaz

Maidenhead Library

Every other Saturday. 9 and 23 December, 10.30am - 11am.  Drop in. 


Maidenhead Library 

Every Thursday. 11.30am - midday. 

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.


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

BookStart Storytime Session

Suitable for children under 5.
Join us on 28 November at:

Dedworth Library - 2.30pm
Maidenhead Library - 10.30am


Weekly (term time only):


Please also see our Employment Support Events page.

Libraries : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

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