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Library Closure: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Wednesday, 13th December 2017

Please note: Due to staff training The Forum will be closed on the morning of Tuesday 19th December 2017. The Library will open from 1pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Christmas Opening Hours
Thursday, 30th November 2017

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Sojourns Way Markers Home & Away: Exhibition
Friday, 17th November 2017

Sojourns ~ Way Markers Home & Away By Malcolm Brown The Forum Space 16th November – 12th December 2017   Discover a varied photography exhibition of special views with personal mem

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Art from Parisian Cemeteries Exhibition
Friday, 17th November 2017

‘Art from Parisian Cemeteries’ By Graham Bridgeman-Clarke The Forum Space 16th November - 12th December 2017   A unique digital image exhibition of iconic art and sculpture from

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Thursday, 9th November 2017

WIN ME! Fancy winning this beautiful big polar bear? From nose to tail she measures at 60cm! Spend £10 or more in the Library Gift Shop and you’ll be eligible to enter our prize draw!

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Southend Bookstart is Celebrating 25 years of Bookstart!
Friday, 3rd November 2017

Bookstart, the world’s first universal book-gifting scheme was founded by Wendy Cooling in 1992.  Early research by Professor Barry Wade and his colleague, Maggie Moore, showed how book-

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Cards for Good Causes Return to the Forum Shared Space
Friday, 20th October 2017

  Cards for Good Causes are the UK’s largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation with the most shops in the country.  Their aims are simple – offer the widest choic

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Changes to Reservation Charges
Tuesday, 18th July 2017

  Please note the changes to reservation charges across Southend Libraries. With effect from 24th July 2017.

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ImagiNation '17 - Turning Reading on its Head
Monday, 10th July 2017

  Southend Libraries are running a special Reading and Arts activity during the summer holidays for young people.    ImagiNation 2017 “Turning Reading on its Head” is

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Summer Reading Challenge 2017: Animal Agents!
Thursday, 29th June 2017

    Join the UK's biggest reading event for children in libraries! 22nd July – 2nd September 2017 Animal Agents is the Summer Reading Challenge 2017 (with illustrations by Tony R

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