Jordan Cleary from Winchester Library tells us about his favourite YA books, LGBTQ+ stories, and the importance of representation in our reading.
The Earth’s climate is changing, and the role of human influence on the climate system is undisputed, yet the report also identifies the role of climate change in intensifying specific weather and climate events such as extreme heat waves and heavy rainfall events for the first time. In preparation for the climate conference, we have created the ‘Earth Matters’ collection of fiction and non-fiction books, eBooks and eAudiobooks, to compliment our existing collections for younger readers.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith to honour the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The first event commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year, it has become a day to commemorate and remember the lives lost by those who have never felt safe, content or happy in the body in which they were born.
Do you consider yourself creative or do you think that you haven’t got a creative bone in your body? Either way, Hampshire Libraries has put together a collection of titles for you. The Make! collection has arrived in selected branches to empower you in your creative skills. This selection has titles from macrame to song writing, sour dough baking to embroidery, water colours to anime illustration.