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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world. The Prize, formerly know as the ‘Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction’, has bee rebranded for 2018 […]


British Science Week

British Science Week, run by the British Science Association, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. The awareness week provides a platform to stimulate and support teachers, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) professionals, science communicators and the […]


Dementia Support Services

Dementia Support Services Hampshire Libraries are committed to supporting those living with Dementia across Hampshire. Many of our Hampshire Library Service staff and volunteers have attended Dementia Awareness sessions – taking the opportunity to become Dementia Friends. The aim is to offer positive, Dementia friendly environments in all libraries.  Living with Dementia can create feelings […]


Fall In Love with a Good Book

Love is in the air in Hampshire Libraries this Valentine’s, but it’s all about the books! Wednesday 14th February is not only Valentine’s Day, it’s also Library Lover’s Day, a chance to honour the libraries, library staff, bookworms, and library lovers in your life. Take a look at our choice of 10 books that will make […]


National Storytelling Week 2018

Join in with National Storytelling Week from 27 January until 3 February and celebrate the tradition that is storytelling! You can be as creative as you like – take part in storytelling activities, make up stories, read stories from books or even act them out. Make sure to join us for some great storytelling activities: Storytime […]


New Year, New Hobby, Healthy Lifestyle!

A new year and a fresh start. The perfect excuse to give your patch or garden some extra or overdue attention? While providing a new hobby full of fulfilment, learning and physical exercise in the outdoors, as we shall see it will also produce fresh nutritious produce which we could all do with! Even if you’re […]


Costa Book Awards 2017 – Category Winners Announced!

The five Category Winners were announced on Tuesday 2nd January: 2017 Costa Book Awards winners: Novel: Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (4th Estate) First novel: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (HarperCollins) Biography: In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott (4th Estate) Poetry: Inside the Wave by Helen Dunmore (Bloodaxe Books) Children’s […]

January 3 2018

Book Chat Book Reviews

Costa Book Awards


The Winter Reading Challenge 2017!

We’re excited to present the brand new Hampshire libraries Winter Reading Challenge! What better way to keep warm this Winter than by curling up with a book? Just read four in four weeks and complete the Challenge this Winter! It’s easy: 1. List the books you read in your book record 2. Give your books […]

December 11 2017

Book Chat Book Reviews Library Bits

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Claire Tomalin Coming to Winchester

Acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin is coming to Winchester for an evening talk in January, in celebration of her brand new book ‘A Life of My Own’. Winchester Guildhall welcomes the writer for an evening in conversation with John Miller, in aid of local charity Home Start Winchester. Claire is an expert at exploring the life […]


Costa Book Awards 2017 Shortlists

The 2017 shortlists for the categories of The Costa Book Awards have now been announced! The Costa Book Awards is one of the UK’s most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. Since their launch in 1971, […]