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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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August Performance at The Forum
Friday, 9th June 2017

An East 15 Acting School graduate is setting up a free choir and theatre workshops as she develops a new community play for Southend as part of the Borough’s 125th anniversary celebrations. I

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Micro:bits in Libraries!
Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

Micro:bits have arrived in Southend Libraries! Micro:bits are free to reserve and borrow for up to 3 weeks (overdue fines apply). Please ask a member of staff for details. You can now code, create

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Monday, 5th September 2016

  Join us on Wednesdays during term time: Sessions: 9:30 – 10:00am & 10:30 – 11:00am. Why not visit the Southend Bookstart Facebook page for all the latest news: www.faceboo

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Polish Translation Service
Monday, 20th June 2016

The Polish translation service at the Forum, Southend on Sea runs fortnightly:  On the first and third Friday of the month In June and September it will be on the first and four

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The Forum Southend-on-Sea graced by Royalty!
Thursday, 4th February 2016

  The Forum Southend-on-Sea graced by Royalty! On Tuesday 2nd February 2016 HRH The Duke of Kent officially opened The Forum Southend-on-Sea and unveiled a stunning statue of Her Majesty T

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Be a Home Library Service Volunteer!
Monday, 1st February 2016

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us provide a vital service within Southend. Every month highly dedicated volunteers are delivering books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and a friendly face

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