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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, […]


Cheery Chairs – Upcycling in Hampshire Libraries!

  Cheery Chairs – a selection colourful redecorated dining chairs – are coming to several Hampshire Library branches from Saturday, for an eye-catching, informative and rather inspiring display! Cheery Chairs is an upcycling awareness campaign brought to Hampshire Libraries from our colleagues at Smart Living, promoting practical, money-saving and energy efficient solutions for household essentials. The chairs […]


Books of 2017 Evening Talks

Once again we approach the finale of another fantastic year of reads and publications with a series of discussion evenings and author talks! Meet The Authors Meet The Authors – Wednesday 29th November 2017 Join us to hear from a wonderful line-up of three historical fiction writers. Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre Jane Harris (pictured left) is […]

November 10 2017

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National Novel Writing Month 2017

“The World Needs Your Novel” National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a […]


Black History Month

October is Black History Month, an awareness month and a nationwide celebration of black history, arts and culture throughout Britain. Now marking its 30th anniversary, the events, articles, study and remembrance throughout the country make October worth celebrating each year. As well as applauding achievements and success over the decades, the month also provides a vital […]


Libraries Week: Gemma Cairney

Libraries Week arrives on Monday 9th October and a huge highlight in Hampshire Libraries’ celebrations  is the arrival of popular broadcaster and writer Gemma Cairney to Basingstoke Discovery Centre on Tuesday 10th October.   BBC Radio presenter, TV personality, journalist and teen ambassador Gemma Cairney OPENs up to talk about how magic and messed up life […]


National Coding Week

National Coding Week is an awareness week running from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd September, focusing on generating confidence in computers and technology. Children are part of a confident Digital Generation having grown up with the internet, smart phones and coding classes. However, many adults have missed out on the digital revolution and feel left […]

September 8 2017

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National Allotments Week

Monday marks the start of National Allotments Week, running from 14th-20th August 2017. So why not use the week as the perfect excuse to give your patch or garden some extra or overdue attention? And even if you’re looking to start turning your fingers green for the first time, you can apply for an allotment at the Hampshire […]


Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017

The Women’s Rugby World Cup is the premier international competition in rugby union for women. The tournament is organised by the sport’s governing body, World Rugby. The championships are currently held every four years; the event was most recently held in France in August 2014. World Rugby has chosen to reset the tournament on a new four-year […]


National Book Lover’s Day

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 come one, come all, come lovers of books! Let’s celebrate one of our favourite days of the year – National Book Lover’s Day! It falls on the ninth of every August and is filled with adventurous novels, newly discovered authors, and old favourites. So feel free to participate and spread […]