02:40AM, Friday 19 July 2013
Kipper ties and kaftans will be the order of the day when Maidenhead Library holds a 40th birthday party on Tuesday next week.
The venue in St Ives Road is hosting a day of 1970s-themed free activities to mark the occasion, including a fancy dress competition and lunchtime party to be attended by renowned author Sir Michael Holroyd.
The library owes its distinctive design to Austrian-born architect Paul Koralek and was opened on July 30, 1973, by Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester.
It became a Grade II-listed building in 2003.
The Town Crier for Maidenhead and Windsor, Chris Brown, will be in the High Street from noon on the day to spread the word about the celebrations.
The Retros will be playing a selection of 1970s music and collecting money in aid of the Clic Sergeant Charity from noon and the party is from 1-3pm.
A free 1970s-themed quiz will also take place in the library at 8pm.
Call 01628 796388 to sign up.
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