Homelands – A Celebration of the British Isles

What will your adventure be? With our long-awaited freedom finally on the near horizon, and the opportunity to travel overseas still limited, there has never been a better time to explore and celebrate The British Isles. With increasing awareness of the importance of nature and the benefit of being outside, many of us have made… Continue reading Homelands – A Celebration of the British Isles

Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week begins on 10 May and aims to promote good mental health for all. To support mental health Hampshire Libraries offer a variety of courses through the Learning in Libraries initiative, courses include wellbeing and fitness, digital skills, and many more. This year’s theme for National… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week

Digital Naturally Mindful

We invite you to seek wellbeing in nature by dipping into our new Naturally Mindful collection of 21 eTitles that explore the benefits of spending time outdoors. This collection will help you find your way as you start to explore the many, myriad ways of relaxing in nature. Whether you’re keen to try Shinrin-yoku, better… Continue reading Digital Naturally Mindful

Naturally Mindful – Wellbeing with Nature

We invite you to seek wellbeing in nature by dipping into our new Naturally Mindful collection of 12 books that explore the benefits of spending time outdoors. This collection will help you find your way as you start to explore the many, myriad ways of relaxing in nature. Whether you’re keen to try Shinrin-yoku, better… Continue reading Naturally Mindful – Wellbeing with Nature

Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver

"The flames now appeared to lift from individual treetops in showers of orange sparks, exploding the way a pine log does in a campfire when it is poked. The sparks spiralled upward in swirls like funnel clouds. Twisters of brightness against grey sky."

On the Appalachian Mountains above her home, a young mother discovers a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature: the monarch butterflies have not migrated south for the winter this year. Is this a miraculous message from God, or a spectacular sign of climate change. Entomology expert, Ovid Byron, certainly believes it is the latter. He ropes in Dellarobia to help him decode the mystery of the monarch butterflies.