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Summer Reading challenge 2018: Mischief Makers!
Friday, 15th June 2018

The Reading Agency and Southend Libraries present Mischief Makers: Summer Reading Challenge 2018 Join in the UK’s biggest reading event for children in libraries | 21st July - 1s

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Forum Space Exhibition: ‘The New Education’ & ‘The Edge of the Earth’
Friday, 1st June 2018

Andy Rees: "The New Education" & "The Edge of the Earth" The Forum Space 1st - 26th June 2018

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Empathy Day 2018'
Thursday, 31st May 2018

Read stories. Build empathy. Make a better world.   Get ready for Empathy Day – 12 June 2018 EmpathyLab has announced that 12th June 2018 will be National Empathy Day. After a highly suc

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Forum Early Closure: Friday 18th May 2018
Friday, 18th May 2018

The Forum, Southend will shut at 5pm today ahead of a vigil being held outside the Forum at 7.30pm tonight in memory of Fabian Kacica. The Forum will open as normal on Saturday and Sunday.   &

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Forum Space Exhibition: The Guild of Motoring Artists
Thursday, 26th April 2018

** Update - this exhibition will now be ending on the Morning of Saturday 26th May** The Guild of Motoring Artists The Forum Space 3rd – 29th May 2018 A guild for all forms of automotive ar

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Southend Libraries give away Free Books for World Book Night
Friday, 20th April 2018

Library staff want to share their love of reading by giving out books to people who don’t usually read for pleasure or own books. Southend-on-Sea Borough Libraries have been successful in partne

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Forum Space Exhibition: MJ Jennings 'The Everyday & The Estuary'
Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Forum Space Exhibition: MJ Jennings 'The Everyday & The Estuary' 5th April - 1st May 2018 As part of an on-going project documenting his new hometown, photographer MJ Jennings presents an

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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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