Non-Fiction November

Non-Fiction November was created by the Federation of Children's Book Groups and is celebrated each November in honour of all things factual. This month long celebration is for those young readers who share a passion for reading about information, but also for those who have yet discovered the amazing world of factual books. Libraries are… Continue reading Non-Fiction November

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

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

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2019 Wearitpink.org say: “Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a worldwide annual campaign taking place in October, involving thousands of  organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research.  During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Now aim to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds to help support… Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Suicide Prevention Day

10 September 2019 Samaritans say: “Every year organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.  In 2017, in the UK and Ireland alone, over 6,000 people died of suicide. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy.  And we… Continue reading Suicide Prevention Day

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

Junior Audiobook Month 2019

Audiobooks are a great way to continue to enjoy books while on the go! Whether it's on the way to or from school, on a longer car, bus or train journey or just to relax before bed; audiobooks will ensure you can continue to enjoy books, even if you don't have the time to sit… Continue reading Junior Audiobook Month 2019

Audiobook Month 2019

We love books! Reading them, holding them, smelling them – we just love them! But like many others in the 21st Century we sometimes struggle to find the time to sit down with a book. There are just too many things that needs doing; housework, homework, walking the dog, taking the kids to swimming or… Continue reading Audiobook Month 2019