National Coding Week

16 - 22 September 2019 “National Coding Week is a volunteer-led organisation founded in 2014. It aims to help build people’s confidence and skills by encouraging volunteers to run fun and engaging digital events.”  CodingWeek.org Code Club was founded in 2012 to assist children with learning coding skills with free after school clubs. In these clubs… Continue reading National Coding Week

Sexual Health Week

16 - 22 September 2019 Brook believes that every young person should have equal access to quality relationships and sex education, sexual health services and wellbeing support. Brook Young People, 2019, www.brook.org.uk Talking about sex and sexual health can be difficult, and it can be even tougher to get the teenagers to listen without the… Continue reading Sexual Health Week

World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer's month is held annually in September. The aim is to raise awareness of the disease and in doing so, help people to understand what life is like for someone living with or those caring for someone with Alzheimer's and Dementia. According to Alzheimer's Disease International: "2 out of every 3 people globally believe… Continue reading World Alzheimer’s Month

Digital Readers

Digital Readers is an online reading group for everyone who's older than 16 and has both a Hampshire Library card and a Facebook account. Through the BorrowBox app, using your Hampshire Library Card, you will be able to download an eCopy of the selected title to your tablet or smart phone to read and enjoy.… Continue reading Digital Readers

Our top picks for kids to read this summer holiday

We’ve spoken to our team of library experts and come up with nine of our favourite books for children to read this summer holiday, and a great selection to choose from for the Summer Reading Challenge. From dragons stalking library shelves to magical mysteries at a lighthouse - this summer, the real adventures begin between… Continue reading Our top picks for kids to read this summer holiday

Love Your Library – the Hampshire Library podcast

Are you an avid reader?  Keen to be inspired for your next book?  You’ll love our new podcast series which is free to download and subscribe.  You’ll find two episodes to download straightaway which feature interviews with Shetland and Vera author Ann Cleeves and AGA-saga queen Joanna Trollope.  You’ll also hear book recommendations from our… Continue reading Love Your Library – the Hampshire Library podcast

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… Continue reading Makery on the Move – Summer 2019

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… Continue reading Windrush Day 2019