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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 […]


The Makery on the move this Easter Holidays!

This Easter Holidays, join the Makery on tour one of five selected libraries! There will be some exciting stop motion animation workshops for children age 8-11! They will get the chance to create digital stories using fun characters and effects, putting their imagination and creativity to the test whilst learning new skills and making friends. To book […]


Autism Awareness Week 2019

2 April is World autism day, with the week surrounding it (1- 7 April) being World Autism Awareness Week! The goal of the day, and the week, is to spread awareness about autism, making more people aware what it is and what it means being autistic. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how […]


British Science Week 2019

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths! Come along to one of these many amazing, events or activities taking place around the county! An evening of science at Basingstoke Discovery Centre Join us when Basingstoke Discovery Centre opens until 9.30pm and hosts 4 events covering different areas of science. With […]

March 11 2019

Events Library Bits


Our Pride Bookshelf!

On Saturday 23 February, the 5th annual Hampshire Pride took place and we were thrilled to have a stall at QEII court! Besides meeting some lovely people and handing out  booklists for our new LGBT+ collection, we had a mini bookshelf where people added books that had inspired them, made a difference to them or […]


Digital Learning Day 2019

Celebrate digital learning day with Hampshire Libraries! Not only do we have some amazing Online Digital offers such as FREE eBook downloads, FREE eMagazine downloads, FREE access to Encyclopaedia Britannica, FREE access to Test Theory Pro and much more! We also have some amazing digital tools, courses and groups from which you can learn a range […]

February 28 2019

Events Library Bits