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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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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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