Earth Matters March

The Earth’s climate is changing, human activity is causing our planet to warm at an alarming rate. International bodies of scientists have warned that we have just over a decade to halve our emissions to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate change on our food supply, national security, global health, extreme weather, and more.… Continue reading Earth Matters March

Behind the bookshelves with an Area Manager

We caught up with one of Hampshire Libraries Area Managers, Liz, to find out how she came to work with the libraries, her time as a children’s librarian, and her top picks for younger readers. How did you come to work at Hampshire Libraries? I’ve always worked in libraries. When I left school, I started… Continue reading Behind the bookshelves with an Area Manager

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide. 27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, on this day we encourage you to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution of other groups… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day

Tracy Chevalier

American-English author Tracy Chevalier was able to become a full-time writer after her second novel, The Girl with a Pearl Earring, became a best-seller and the inspiration for the film of the same name starring Scarlett Johanssen and Colin Firth. She credits her time working as reference book editor for the skills of research, accuracy… Continue reading Tracy Chevalier

Roddy Doyle

Author of the Month Irish writer Roddy Doyle made his mark with the publication of the ‘Barrytown trilogy’ - The Commitments (1988), The Snapper (1990), and The Van (1991) – which presented difficult issues through his highly accessible writing. His work, which is characterized by rich humour and highly relatable references to popular culture -… Continue reading Roddy Doyle