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'Founded in 1989 to further the conservation, restoration and public awareness of a too little known but significant section of our cultural heritage. It aims to develop links between its constituent members by means of co-operative agreements, newsletters, social gatherings, seminars, workshops and meetings.'

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'Members can ... attend the meetings of a range of interest groups which meet regularly in the Library's JB Priestley Room. Those seeking a quiet few moments or who share an interest in books, local history, gardening, Bridge, the Brontes, poetry or the Great War will find like-minded members who enjoy the social contact the Library generates.'

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‘The Gibson Library Society exists to promote and support the Gibson Library. It organises a regular programme of talks and visits.‘

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'Following the tremendous success of its first writers-in-residence scheme, Gladstone’s Library is looking for another four writers to take up residence in 2013, following in the footsteps of the 2012 winners: Naomi Alderman, Stella Duffy, Nadene Ghouri and Ian Parks. Built in 1902 to house the library of pioneering politican and celebrated Prime Minister William E. Gladstone, the Library has twenty-six recently renovated rooms and is the UK’s only residential library. “We are committed to maintaining Gladstone's legacy of engagement with social, moral and spiritual questions by helping people reflect more deeply on the questions that concern them,” says Peter Francis, Warden of the Library. “This scheme is an extension of that mission.”'

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Friends of Innerpeffray Library (FOIL) - Lecture Programme for the Year. Monthly talks, Wednesday evenings.

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Programme of lectures and talks (plus wide range of classes and courses).

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Calendar of events at the Linen Hall includes occasional evening lectures, usually organized by other bodies or by the Friends of the Linen Hall Library: 'Lectures take place at 6.30 pm ... They are free and non-members are welcome.'

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'Members have access to over a million books and periodicals, a superb online offering and an unforgettable building in beautiful St. James's Square. 6,500 members, including some of the most familiar names in the literary world, find the Library’s resources invaluable.' The Library offers a series of evening lectures - many of which are open to Non-Members.

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Have organized a range of Library Events including a Winter Lecture Series: 'The lectures are open to members and non-members. All welcome - admission by donation (free tea + cake)'.

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'Regular meetings include talks from members, lectures in conjunction with Plymouth University with whom we work in close partnership, a Reading Group and the Plymouth Proprietary Library Writers Group. We are also actively involved with Heritage Day and Local Study Days. Our main purpose is to promote literature in the Plymouth area and occasional trips to other places of interest such as the Bodleian Library are also encouraged.'

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'The Library continues to flourish as a hub of cultural activity by hosting a thriving and active programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year. These are open to members and the public generally ... The Portico Library and Gallery opened in 1806 as a Library and Newsroom and still occupies its original site - 'the most elegant and retired street in town' according to John Dalton. Its mainly 19th century collection is accessed by Members as well as researchers in the UK and abroad.'

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'The Plume Lecture was established in 1975 by the Trustees of the Library, at the instigation of the Rev. Arthur Dunlop, to commemorate the life of Dr. Thomas Plume (1630 -1704) with a public lecture, held annually in the month of November. Speakers have been drawn from a wide range of disciplines, such as medicine, art, history, science and astronomy to reflect Plume’s own broad interests and the varied nature of the Library.'

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'The Historical Society for Leeds and District. Founded 1889.' Monthly meetings, Tuesday evenings.

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