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Makery on the Move – Summer 2019

The Makery is on the move this summer – coming to 25 of our libraries throughout the summer! Bringing with them two robotics sessions and a digital animation session for children age 8-13, each session is two hours long and tickets are £8 a child. Tickets can be bought from the library directly or online by following […]

June 28 2019

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Windrush Day 2019

Following losses in World War II, Britain was in need of labourers, this prompted a campaign to encourage people from other countries in the British Empire and Commonwealth to immigrate to the UK. On 22 June 1948, the first ship carrying immigrants from the Caribbean arrived. This first ship’s name, HMT Empire Windrush , inspired the generation of imigrants to be called ‘The Windrush […]


Men’s Health Week 2019

Men’s Health Week is an annual campaign and takes place from 10-16 June and is run by the Men’s Health Forum. Aimed at raising awareness of men’s health, it’s also a time to focus a bit extra on breaking the stigma around men, feelings and emotions. This year, the focus is on numbers, and especially the  seven numbers […]


Junior Audiobook Month 2019

Audiobooks are a great way to continue to enjoy books while on the go! Whether it’s on the way to or from school, on a longer car, bus or train journey or just to relax before bed; audiobooks will ensure you can continue to enjoy books, even if you don’t have the time to sit […]


Audiobook Month 2019

We love books! Reading them, holding them, smelling them – we just love them! But like many others in the 21st Century we sometimes struggle to find the time to sit down with a book. There are just too many things that needs doing; housework, homework, walking the dog, taking the kids to swimming or […]


Book to Film 2019

There has already been some great books turned into films and TV series this year, and looking ahead at 2019 there’s some exciting ones to look forward to. Maybe you’ve had your favourite book turned into a film or TV show – or maybe you’re sat keeping your fingers crossed that it will never happen. Whatever […]


National Vegetarian Week 2019

13-19 May is National Vegetarian Month! It’s the perfect excuse to try all those tasty, meat-free dishes you’ve been eyeing but just haven’t got around to actually make! Eating less meat isn’t just good for your health – it’s good for the environment and the climate. We’ve put together a list of brilliant cooking books […]


Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Body image issues can affect all of us, disregarding gender or age. This year, the focus of the Mental Health Awareness Week (13 May – 19 May) is on just this – body image. We’ve put together a booklist of books, for all ages, to help get the conversation started about body image and to see […]


Dementia Action Week 2019

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 […]


National Gardening Week – a booklist

27 April – 5 May marks the National Gardening Week, this year’s focus is on home-grown produce. We’ve put together a list of books that will help you grow your own fruit and vegetables – even if you don’t have a garden or a balcony! How to garden when you’re new to gardening Edited by Emma […]