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Poole Enterprise Library, the future of our libraries

Nell O'hara

Nell O’hara, Information Services Librarian, at Poole Library

By Tom Collier.

Poole Enterprise Library, established first in 1887 has gone on to become one of the main hubs for information in the Poole and Bournemouth area. It now includes a public meeting and information facility within the main library; including an IT suite with laptops and seminar room. The meeting and information area offers access to business books, magazines and journals – alongside free access to Wi-Fi and public computers. Meetings for businesses, training programmes and seminars are held regularly. The Enterprise Library will also be of huge benefit to people considering setting up their own businesses and new firms looking for some help and advice. Continue reading

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Stunt star Swift rolls into Wheels

Paul Swift

Pic: William Butt. Paul Swift by his racing car

Pic: William Butt.

By Tom Collier.

Paul Swift travelled a good distance from his home town of Durham, to visit Bournemouth with his friends and family to showcase and perform stunt driving. Continue reading

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In Quest Of Beauty opens at the Russell-Cotes

Russell-Cotes Gallery and MuseumBy Tom

Alphonse Mucha has opened doors at the Russell-Cotes, Bournemouth. The exhibition, In Quest Of Beauty, brings a comprehensive retrospective of his paintings to the museum.  Renowned for his distinctive and still influential style, exploring feminine beauty, Mucha explores a unique range of forms including adverts, magazines and even biscuit tins.

Mucha’s grandson, who attended the opening, said: “It’s a privilege for us to be exhibiting in this extraordinary museum.”

The exhibition will be running from 1 April to 2­­­­­­­­­­­­­7 September 2015. To find out more visit the Russell-Cotes website

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