MUSIC, poetry and history are among the events which will entertain visitors to the Central Library over the coming weeks.

The library will be a poetry hub between October 4 and 9 as it hosts a number of readings as part of the Swindon Festival of Poetry.

Author James Aitcheson will be dropping in on October 30 to talk about his latest historical novel, The Splintered Kingdom, and his interest in the Norman Conquest.

The talk starts at 7.30pm in the second floor reading room, and tickets cost £1.50 for library members and £2.50 for non-members.

The library will also play host to a harp recital on November 15, courtesy of harpist Christine Kinder. It starts at 7.30pm in the second floor reading room. Tickets are £4 from the library.

Coun Keith Williams, cabinet member for leisure and strategic transport, said: “We are very fortunate to have such a modern facility like the Central Library and these events over the coming weeks really mark it down as a cultural centre and not just a place where you can borrow books.”