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Newham has 10 branch libraries and an archives centre.  They also organise coffee mornings, reading groups, chess clubs, crafts and activities such as knitting and embroidery, health and fitness such as yoga, pilates, zumba and film clubs.  Beckton library runs an art club for people recovering from a stroke. Green Street branch runs a special club for Conversational English for women.  Manor Park branch has a Diabetes support group. There is a club for women with mental health problems at Plaistow branch, and at Stratford branch, the Alzheimer’s Society runs singing sessions.  Forest Gate branch has a cancer advice service and also runs a breakfast club for library members