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 GaĆ«l 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 - Find My Past Using a Hampshire Library computer, which is completely free, you… Continue reading Family History Month

October half term 2019

Whether you're looking for an event, activity or just some books - your local libraries have something on this half term. All our libraries run regular groups and activities for children and families - almost all of these continue during the school holidays! Most of which are drop in; so there's no need to book,… Continue reading October half term 2019

The menopause – a library blog

Menopause - that time in a middle aged woman's life when her period stops, she can no longer become pregnant naturally and hot flushes are a regular thing; right? Not quite. There are four big misconceptions about the menopause, in this blog we'll have a closer look at them and we'll also show you how… Continue reading The menopause – a library blog

National Adoption Week

14 - 20 October 2019 National Adoption Week is all about raising awareness of how the adoption process works and to find more loving families for children who really need them. Adopt South: Who can adopt? Essential requirements Aged 21 years and over. They are looking to talk to individuals who can provide a home… Continue reading National Adoption Week