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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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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

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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 […]

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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Cards for Good Causes

Christmas charity cards have arrived at Hampshire Libraries! 10 Library branches are hosting temporary charity Christmas card pop up outlets making them part of a national network of around 300 outlets, forming the UK’s largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation. The pop up outlets are in Libraries; Alton, Alresford, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet, Tadley, Yateley and Basingstoke Discovery Centre. These branches stock […]

November 22 2017

Book Reviews

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 […]

National Non-Fiction November

This month is National Non-Fiction November, celebrating the world around us! Join in the celebration and start reading or exploring new non-fiction books today. Deep sea, Mary-Jane Wilkins Dive deep into the oceans and discover some of the strange fish and other sea creatures that survive in these murky depths. Huge eyes, grabbing tentacles and razor-sharp […]

November 16 2017

Book Reviews

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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1 Millionth eBook and eAudiobook Download!

1,000,000 and counting! Hampshire Library Service is proud to announce our millionth eBookand eAudiobook download since we launched our free Overdrive download service. We have identified the millionth download, a loan of The GIrl Who Ran‘ by Nikki Owen. A very appropriate example of our stock, this is a gripping and powerful thriller that arrived in […]

October 19 2017

Book Reviews