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Out loud - a history of LGBTQ+ people and public libraries

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in this free talk, librarian Isadore will look at the long and complicated relationship between LGBTQ+ people and public libraries.

Date & time

Date:16 February 2023

Time:6.30pm to 7.30pm

Event Details

Address:Camberwell Library
48 Camberwell Green

Post code:SE5 7AL

Tickets:Free - no need to book

Open hours:Monday 9am to 8pm
Tuesday 9am to 8pm
Wednesday 9am to 8pm
Thursday 9am to 8pm
Friday 9am to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 12pm to 4pm


LGBTQ+ people and public libraries have a long and complicated relationship. In this free talk, librarian Isadore will take the audience on a potted history of public libraries as both havens for and censors of LGBTQ+ material. There will be time for the audience members to share their own experiences if they wish, and hear more about what’s on offer in Southwark for LGBTQ+ library users and their allies.


By Bus:12, 35, 40, 42, 45, 171, 176, 185, 436, 36, 345, 484

By Train:Overground: Denmark Hill



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