International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3 December 2019 The UN celebrate this day every year on 3 December and the theme for this year is 'Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership'. Their aim is to ensure that all are treated equally and to make the world a more inclusive place. Libraries have many different ways of… Continue reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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 information booklist

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. Anne Frank Hedy's journey: the true story of a Hungarian girl fleeing the Holocaust by Michelle Bisson and illustrated by El Primo Ramón It is 1941. Hedy and her family… Continue reading Holocaust Memorial Day – Children's information 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

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