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Join our World Book Night party on Wednesday 23 April: our annual celebration of books and reading. See our What’s On page for more details.

Parkstone-on-Sea: Salterns, Sandbanks and Flying Boats – an illustrated talk about the history of the area, on Tuesday 29 April. More details on the What’s On page.

Could you be a Tommy? Find out on Tuesday 6 May at Poole Central Library. See our What’s On page for more information.

Off to War! Bestselling novelist Emma Drummond presents music and readings from her books on Tuesday 20 May at 7.30pm, Poole Central Library. See our What’s On page for more information.

We have made some changes to our free wi-fi service in libraries, which mean you can no longer log in as you did before - please see this page for details and new instructions.

New Oxford University Press online resources: We have just got the Oxford English Dictionary, the Dictionary of National Biography, Who's Who and four other new resources on our Online Resources page.

Have you seen the new-look Encyclopaedia Britannica? It is optimised for mobile devices.

New! Homework Clubs at Rossmore and Hamworthy libraries. 

New libraries events brochure
Download our new events brochure for events from April to June, or get one free from your local library. The previous edition, which covers up to the end of March is still available here.

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Events brochure cover April to June 2014
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