2020 Pride Month

Every year, during the month of June, Pride month is celebrated with various events across the world. Normally it's a month of parades, street parties, talks, festivals and educational sessions, and whilst this year will be slightly different - it won't stop the celebrations!This year might be different, but it doesn't mean we can't celebrate!… Continue reading 2020 Pride Month

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

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

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

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

Movember

November 2019 Movember is a campaign aimed at tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention in men. It helps to raise awareness of the importance of getting health checks and to get men talking about their mental health to reduce the stigma. Movember's aim 'BY 2030, WE AIM TO REDUCE THE NUMBER… Continue reading Movember

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

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

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