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  1. Best Albums of 2016!

    Best Albums of 2016! added 10th January 2017

    Have you heard our favourite albums of 2016? Quickly catch up with some of the best albums of 2016 using our 2 for 1 offer (borrow two CDs for one week for a total cost of 40p). CDs available at Canada Water, Dulwich, John Harvard and Peckham Libraries.

  2. Winter Book Challenge 2017 (ages 12 - 17)

    Winter Book Challenge 2017 (ages 12 - 17) added 22nd December 2016

    The Winter Book Challenge runs from 3 January to 19 March 2017 and is open to children and young people from the ages of 0 to 17. Register now at your local Southwark library and collect your reading log. To complete the challenge under 12s will read 10 books and those aged 12-17 will read 5 books. This booklist offers some themed suggestions but you don't have to stick to the list - pick any book of your choice. These choices include some titles from the Southwark Book Award Shortlist 2017.

  3. Winter Book Challenge 2017 (ages 5 - 11)

    Winter Book Challenge 2017 (ages 5 - 11) added 22nd December 2016

    The Winter Book Challenge runs from 3 January to 19 March 2017 and is open to children and young people from the ages of 0 to 17. Register now at your local Southwark library and collect your reading log. To complete the challenge under 12s will read 10 books and those aged 12-17 will read 5 books. This booklist offers some themed suggestions but you don't have to stick to the list - pick any book of your choice.

  4. #SummerReads

    #SummerReads added 19th July 2016

    Download some eBooks and make the most of any spare time you have this Summer! This booklist - in alphabetical order of author - contains emotional dramas (some humorous, some tragic) and a sprinkling of taut, psychological thrillers. eBooks can be borrowed free of charge, and if a title is on loan to another borrower you can reserve it at no cost.

  5. #MustReads

    #MustReads added 13th June 2016

    These are the books that will actullay go under your skin!!

  6. Wellcome Book Prize: Books for the Incurably Curious

    Wellcome Book Prize: Books for the Incurably Curious added 1st April 2016

    Books for the Incurably Curious is a promotion available in all twelve of Southwark's libraries beginning 5 April 2016. It features shortlisted Wellcome Book Prize titles from the last seven years of the prize as well as titles recommended by this year's judges. At some point, medicine touches all our lives. Books that find stories in those brushes with medicine are ones that add new meaning to what it means to be human. The subjects these books grapple with might include birth and beginnings, illness and loss, pain, memory, and identity. In keeping with its vision and goals, the Wellcome Book Prize aims to excite public interest and encourage debate around these topics. The Wellcome Book Prize is an annual award, open to new works of fiction or nonfiction. To be eligible for entry, a book should have a central theme that engages with some aspect of medicine, health or illness. This can cover many genres of writing – including crime, romance, popular science, science fiction and history. The books in the promotion are featured in the booklist below, which starts with Non Fiction in alphabetical order by author and then Fiction in alphabetical order by author. Please click on any of the title links to check availability and/or to reserve an item.

  7. Cityread London 2016

    Cityread London 2016 added 21st March 2016

    Cityread London is an annual celebration of literature that aims to bring reading to life for the whole capital. Each April, Cityread asks London’s citizens, workers and visitors to pick up a book – the same book – and read it together. The 2016 chosen title is 'Ten Days' by Gillian Slovo. Look out for related events in libraries , and if you are interested in the topics raised in the book please check out some of the other titles in the list below.

  8. I'd like to read...

    I'd like to read... added 29th February 2016

  9. 20 Must Reads!

    20 Must Reads! added 10th February 2016

    The books that everyone's talking about. How many have you read? 20 fiction titles available at every Southwark library. Click on any title in the list to check availability and/or to reserve an item. Booklist published February 2016.

  10. Our favourite albums of 2015

    Our favourite albums of 2015 added 17th December 2015

    21 fantastic albums released in 2015 that come highly recommended by Southwark Libraries. Please click on the link to check availability and / or to reserve items. At time of writing (18/12/15) there is a 2 for 1 offer on all CDs in Southwark Libraries which means that for just 40p you can borrow two CDs for a week. NB Jane Weaver's Silver Globe originally came out in 2014 but was re-released in 2015 in an even more compelling expanded version so we stretched the rules for that one!

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