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Customer Notice: Computer Access
Saturday, 10th March 2018

Unfortunately there will be no computer access across all Southend Libraries on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March, due to essential maintenance. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

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Books for Children and Young People to Celebrate International Women's Day 2018
Friday, 2nd March 2018

International Women's Day is coming: March 8th, 2018. Download the booklist below for some fantastic reading inspiration for children and young people!

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Customer Notice: 2nd March - 4th March 2018
Thursday, 1st March 2018

Due to adverse weather conditions, The Forum will be closing at 4pm on Friday 2nd March, Saturday 3rd March and Sunday 4th March. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  

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Cancelled Essex Book Festival Event: John Crace, Friday 2nd March
Thursday, 1st March 2018

Unfortunately due to ill health and poor weather conditions the Essex Book Festival event  - I, Maybot: The Rise & Fall: John Crace due to take place on Friday 2nd March 2018 has now been c

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Forum Space Exhibition: MAP AND MEMORY
Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Forum Space Exhibition: MAP AND MEMORY by Lloyd Sowerbutts The Forum Space 5th – 24th March 2018 Discover an exciting exhibition of acrylic paint on paper and giclee prints in the Forum Spac

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Baby Bounce & Rhyme returns!
Wednesday, 14th February 2018

  Have fun with your baby, sharing knee jogging rhymes and songs with actions to encourage language development and a life long love of books. Lots of opportunity for face to face communication

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Customer Notice: Wednesday 7th February
Monday, 5th February 2018

Due to essential maintenance, our People's Network computers and Wi-fi will be unavailable from 6pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Customer Notice: Reservation Changes
Friday, 2nd February 2018

From 5th February you will no longer be able to reserve an item from Essex Libraries at a Southend Borough Library. Please visit: to read more about the changes to the library

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Family History Sessions Return to the Forum
Thursday, 1st February 2018

The Essex Society for Family History return to The Forum for another year of FREE drop-in sessions. Beginning on Saturday 10th February, 11am – 3pm and bi-monthly thereafter, this is an opport

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Forum Space Exhibition: Andy & Bernadette Marbrow
Thursday, 25th January 2018

Andy & Bernadette Marbrow The Forum Space 2nd – 26th February 2018 Visit The Forum Space to discover a unique and inspiring exhibition by husband and wife Andy and Bernadette Marbrow. A

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