In the UK, February marks LGBT+ History Month, which we celebrate every year as an opportunity to explore LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) history and culture, and recognising the achievements of LGBT pioneers from all fields of life.
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 2020
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
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
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
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
16 - 22 September 2019 Brook believes that every young person should have equal access to quality relationships and sex education, sexual health services and wellbeing support. Brook Young People, 2019, http://www.brook.org.uk Talking about sex and sexual health can be difficult, and it can be even tougher to get the teenagers to listen without the… Continue reading Sexual Health Week
World Alzheimer's month is held annually in September. The aim is to raise awareness of the disease and in doing so, help people to understand what life is like for someone living with or those caring for someone with Alzheimer's and Dementia. According to Alzheimer's Disease International: "2 out of every 3 people globally believe… Continue reading World Alzheimer’s Month