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A Very Makery Christmas

Join us for A Very Makery Christmas and see what you can do when you Meet – Design – Create  We have lots to offer this Christmas Holidays at Fareham Makery with these Christmas themed sessions: After School Club Christmas Digital Storytelling – Ages 6+ Want to create your own Christmas Tale? Come along and […]

December 13 2017

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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 […]


10 Years of Winchester Discovery Centre: A Celebration

The final weekend of November saw the celebration of Winchester Discovery Centre‘s 10th anniversary, a weekend bursting with activity and an opportunity to reflect on the 10 years since Winchester Library was refurbished and reopened to huge success. On Tuesday 27th November 2007, Winchester Discovery Centre staff opened their doors for the first time. Five million visitors, three […]


Christmas Charity Collections in Hampshire Libraries

We are proud to announce that this Christmas period a selection of Hampshire Library branches will become collection points for local food banks and charities. The Food Banks campaign was initially chosen by library branch staff as a feature of the libraries’ annual campaign plan. As Christmas is a time of highest demand and potential for […]

December 4 2017

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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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New Makery Timetable!

The programme is really starting to come together at the 2 Makery sites, with a combination of open sessions and tutor-led sessions on a range of technical skills and equipment use.  But first: a recap! The Makery is a flexible digital space which has been equipped with high specification equipment. The Makery was created for technical enthusiasts […]


Make:Shift:Do at The Makery Spaces!

Make:Shift:Do with the Crafts Council On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October we celebrated the best of what The Makery can offer: fun, creative and challenging learning experiences! These events were in partnership with the Crafts Council  We hosted a free family-oriented Crumble kit computing session at The Fareham Makery, which allowed families to work together […]

November 1 2017

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Under the Sea Drama Workshops

This October half term we have under the sea drama workshops taking place across Hampshire Libraries! The drama workshops are for children aged 4-8 years run by perform Hampshire. Meet Septimus the Octopus, the Smelly-Fish-Jellyfish and a whole host of sea creatures in this 25-minute drama workshop. Led by an experienced actor, children will use story-telling, role-play, song […]

October 16 2017

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