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… Continue reading Cards for Good Causes

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,… Continue reading Costa Book Awards 2017 Shortlists

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… Continue reading Cheery Chairs – Upcycling in Hampshire Libraries!

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… Continue reading National Non-Fiction November

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… Continue reading Books of 2017 Evening Talks

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… Continue reading New Makery Timetable!

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… Continue reading Make:Shift:Do at The Makery Spaces!