September Newsletter
In This Issue
International Bestseller at Windsor Guildhall 

On Friday 15 September 2017, RBWM Libraries invites you to Windsor Guildhall for an evening with 'The Sunday Times' bestselling author Rowan Coleman, who will talk you through her stunning new novel 'The Summer of Impossible Things'.

Heralded as "Beautiful" by Jodi Picoult, 'The Summer of Impossible Things' is a time-bending novel that explores a heartbroken daughter's journey to save her mother's life. No matter the cost.

Please be advised that the doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are priced at £7 per person (or £6 with an Advantage Card) and can be bought online or in person at both Windsor Library and Maidenhead Library prior to the event.

You can place a reservation on Rowan's new book here: ' The Summer of Impossible Things'. 

Windsor Fringe Festival
Windsor Fringe Festival, Britain's second oldest  fringe festival after  Edinburgh, is back. Events include theatre, comedy, music, film, dance, cabaret, children's shows and visual art. 
Highlights include:
  • Drama, cutting edge dance from Windsor based companies Phoenix Theatre Productions, and 4Motion Dance Company
  • Son Con Swing - the newest generation of Cuban musicians who have taken their love of traditional Cuban Son music and added a modern vibe.
  • Art Exhibitions - Artists Open House with local artists showing their work in Windsor homes and local galleries

  • Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing, which has attracted over 257 scripts from 17 countries this year.

For more information see


Cathy Cassidy - Books, Blogs & Best Friends!  
Join Cathy as she talks about her much loved series Chocolate Box Girls and shares her tips for friendship, day-dreaming and blogs. Cathy will also be giving a sneak preview of her upcoming book, 'Love from Lexie'.

Windsor Boys' School, SL4 5EH
Saturday 23 September 2017
Doors 10.45am for 11am start
£6 per person (£7 on the door)

Buy tickets online at   Windsor Fringe Box Office, phone 01753 743940 or in person at  Windsor Library or   Maidenhead Library

Books will be available to buy for signing.
Car parking available on site -  £3 per car.
Please note that children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

 Family Tudor Walk of Windsor
On this friendly, fun and informal Tudor walk of Windsor, children will be transported back to the bloody reign of the Tudors, where they'll learn to identify the town's key Tudor sites and buildings. 

What's more, the walk will help any young, budding historians to build on their knowledge of the period, including its food, religion, social change, architecture, education, crime and punishment, and Shakespeare! 

Windsor and Royal Borough Museum at the Guildhall
Sunday 24 September 2017
£8 for one adult and one child (plus £2 for any extra person)
There will be two walks on the day: one at 2pm and one at 3.30pm.

Due to limited space, tickets must be bought in advance from either the 

Man Booker 2017 Longlist  
The longlist, or 'Man Booker Dozen', for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize was announced at the end of July. Be sure to reserve copies of those titles today:

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry 
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund 
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid 
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor 
Elmet by Fiona Mozley 
The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie 

Autumn by Ali Smith 
Swing Time by Zadie Smith 
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Man Booker shortlist will be announced on 13 September. 

Library and Resident Service Vacancies 
We have a number of very exciting opportunities in the Library and Resident Services Face to Face Team. We are looking for candidates with excellent customer care skills and an interest in books and reading. 

If this has piqued your interest, there are full-time, part-time, and weekend vacancies available.
Please follow the link for more information: Library and Resident Service Advisors

If you prefer life on the open road, however, you can apply to be an advisor on our Mobile Library, here: Library and Resident Advisor (Mobile)
Mobile Library