National Storytelling Week 2020

Join in with National Storytelling Week from 1 February until 8 February and celebrate the tradition that is storytelling!You can be as creative as you like – take part in storytelling activities, make up stories, read stories from books or even act them out. Make sure to join us for some great storytelling activities: Storytime Sessions Storytime… Continue reading National Storytelling Week 2020

LGBT+ Collection 2020 edition

In 2019, to celebrate LGBT+ History Month, we launched our collection of LGBT+ books, these were 33 carefully chosen titles and contained both classic and modern books. The aim of this collection has been to showcase some of the wonderful books featuring LGBT+ characters and themes. The collection is for everyone; whether you want to… Continue reading LGBT+ Collection 2020 edition

Digital Readers – January book

The book our online reading group will be reading (or listening to) and discussing in January has been decided on through a vote in the group. The results are in and the January book is… The spy of Venice / Benet Brandreth. When he's caught out by one ill-advised seduction too many, young William Shakespeare flees Stratford… Continue reading Digital Readers – January book

World Nursery Rhyme Week

18 - 22 November 2019 World Nursery Rhyme Week is a fantastic time to have some fun with nursery rhymes; through song, dance and play.Did you know through singing nursery rhymes together you can help your child's development and bond with them? Even if you're singing skills aren't the greatest, or you feel you can't… Continue reading World Nursery Rhyme Week

Holocaust Memorial Day – Adult non-fiction booklist

The choiceby Edith Eger In 1944, 16-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. There she endured unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Over the coming months, Edith's bravery helped her sister to survive, and led to her bunkmates rescuing her during a death march. When their camp was finally… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day – Adult non-fiction booklist

Holocaust Memorial Day – Adult Fiction booklist

Mr. Sammler's planetby Saul Bellow Winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Literature, Saul Bellow's novel examines the life of Artur Sammler, a Holocaust survivor. A contemporary work, it looks at the events of the past and their effect on both the present and the future. Small countryby Gaël Faye Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel,… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day – Adult Fiction booklist

Holocaust Memorial Day – Children's booklist

The books on this list all contains themes of war, death and the Holocaust. The recommended age is set by the publishers, but parent/carer discretion is recommended as every child is different. The boy in the striped pyjamasby John Boyne A story of innocence existing within the most terrible evil, this is the fictional tale… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day – Children's booklist

30 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

9 November 2019 marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall that divided East and West Berlin. History behind the wall As the Second World War ended Germany's land was divided. The east of Berlin went to the Soviet Union and the west went to the United States of America and Great Britain.… Continue reading 30 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Family History Month

October 2019 Do you know much about where you come from? Or who your ancestors were? Family History Month encourages us to find out about our past and with Hampshire Libraries you can start that journey, and for free! Digital Resources - Ancestry and Find My Past Using a Hampshire Library computer, which is completely… Continue reading Family History Month