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  1. Running: tales and technique

    Running: tales and technique added 23rd December 2014

    A selection of books for those who are thinking about pulling on a pair of trainer for the first time, as well as more seasoned runners!

  2. Rory Gilmore's reading list

    Rory Gilmore's reading list added 19th December 2014

    TV's most famous bibliophile, Rory Gilmore, reads 339 books in the course of the excellent 7 series Gilmore Girls. The books span all genres, from memoirs, novels, poetry, history, drama and essays. Though someone like Rory only exists in the fantasy world, here is how to go about being like her, Southwark Library style. Alas, certain texts are missing (e.g. Mencken's Chrestomathy) and there are some substitutions, such as different William Goodman's Neuromancer instead of Marathon Man. Otherwise, it's all there. Browse and broaden.

  3. Driving Theory Test

    Driving Theory Test added 2nd December 2014

    A selection of books and DVDs for car drivers who are preparing for their driving theory test. You can find free practise tests available in the e-resources section on the following page: www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries. Please ask for details at your local library for help using the online resources.

  4. Life in the UK (Citizenship Test)

    Life in the UK (Citizenship Test) added 2nd December 2014

    The official guides for anyone preparing to take their citizenship test. You can find free practise tests available in the e-resources section on the following page: www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries. Please ask for details at your local library for help using the online resources.

  5. Computers and tablets for beginners

    Computers and tablets for beginners added 1st December 2014

    A selection of books for anyone who is getting to grips with using computers or tablets. For more help ask about the free sessions taking place in all Southwark libraries.

  6. Six Decades of Science Fiction (series 1)

    Six Decades of Science Fiction (series 1) added 1st December 2014

    Sci-Fi Series at Canada Water Library is a series of amazing science fictions and fantasy books, one from each of the last six decades, to be discussed once a month. The group will look at the novels and give fans and newbies a chance to explore great science fiction and fantasy in a friendly and informal setting. The books will be discussed on the following Mondays, 6pm to 7pm: The Day of the Triffids (1951) - 26 January 2015 // Dune (1965) - 23 February 2015 // Kindred (1979) - 23 March 2015 // The Handmaid's Tale (1985) - 20 April 2015 // Small Gods (1992) - 18 May 2015 // Cloud Atlas (2004) - 15 June 2015. For more details please email nuala.graham@southwark.gov.uk

  7. Feel better with a book: poetry collections

    Feel better with a book: poetry collections added 27th November 2014

    'Feel better with a book' is a group that gives you a place to relax, a chance to make friends and a fresh way to share reading. You don’t have to read anything in advance as everything is read aloud each week. You can simply drop in, sit down and enjoy listening to a good story or poem - there’s no pressure to talk, to read, or even to drink tea! Groups take place at Camberwell Library, Canada Water Library, East Street Library and Peckham Library.

  8. Feel better with a book: short story collections

    Feel better with a book: short story collections added 27th November 2014

    'Feel better with a book' is a group that gives you a place to relax, a chance to make friends and a fresh way to share reading. You don’t have to read anything in advance as everything is read aloud each week. You can simply drop in, sit down and enjoy listening to a good story or poem - there’s no pressure to talk, to read, or even to drink tea! Groups take place at Camberwell Library, Canada Water Library, East Street Library and Peckham Library.

  9. Christmas stories for adults

    Christmas stories for adults added 26th November 2014

    A selection of titles - fiction, mystery, romance, graphic novel - with a Christmas theme to entertain you this festive season.

  10. Christmas stories for boys and girls

    Christmas stories for boys and girls added 25th November 2014

    A selection of picture books, poems and stories for all the family to enjoy this Christmas.

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