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

Digital Readers – October book

Digital Readers is an online reading group for everyone who's older than 16 and has both a Hampshire Library card and a Facebook account. We're happy to announce October's book, the book we'll read or listen to and discuss in our Online Reading group Digital Readers in the weeks to come!And the book is... The… Continue reading Digital Readers – October book

Libraries Week – Let’s get Digital!

7 - 12 October 2019 This year's theme is about celebrating libraries in a digital world by getting creative, getting connected and learning new skills. We want to show how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills, confidence, encouraging digital participation, inclusion, support, health, wellbeing & education. What digital offers are available to… Continue reading Libraries Week – Let’s get Digital!

Events during Libraries Week

7 - 13 October 2019 Events at Winchester Discovery Centre Vesper Sky concert of poetry and songs - Stewart & Carol Henderson and Yvonne Lyon Thursday 10 October, 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 in advance/ £12 on the night. Vesper Sky is a stunning and unique collection of songs and poems, written and performed by poet, broadcaster… Continue reading Events during Libraries Week

National Inclusion Week

23 - 29 September 2019 National Inclusion Week highlights the huge importance of inclusion in not only the workplace, but in society as well. Many employers use it as a time to get connected and engage with their colleagues and talk more about inclusion. You can use the week to organise events and activities in… Continue reading National Inclusion Week

5 banned books you can find in Hampshire Libraries.

At one time or another, there's been books deemed inappropriate, blasphemous or even considered dangerous. Even our ancestors, before the printed word, those who would pass stories on through songs and retelling, even they must have had stories that were not allowed to be shared. Forbidden stories that were whispered to one another when no-one… Continue reading 5 banned books you can find in Hampshire Libraries.

National Coding Week

16 - 22 September 2019 “National Coding Week is a volunteer-led organisation founded in 2014. It aims to help build people’s confidence and skills by encouraging volunteers to run fun and engaging digital events.”  CodingWeek.org Code Club was founded in 2012 to assist children with learning coding skills with free after school clubs. In these clubs… Continue reading National Coding Week

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