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Gosport Discovery Centre

Gosport Discovery Centre Gosport Discovery Centre is a Community Hub offering library services, a cafe and community groups.

The DC in a nutshell:
A modern library service- a venue for a huge variety of courses and events for people of all ages- rooms for hire- internet access and Wifi- registry office- cafรฉ-museum of Gosport

Operating as usual

02/02/2023

๐ŸŒฑโ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š The Festival of Climate Change is coming to Hampshire Libraries this February half term! Take part in a range of fun activities - there is something for everyone.

Find out about our bookable events through our shop, and book your places today as spaces are limited: https://bit.ly/3JyhcKe

For our Festival we are operating a Pay What You Decide Scheme. This is your chance to contribute to our work supporting healthy and creative communities in Hampshire, by making a contribution when you attend a free event or activity in our libraries. https://bit.ly/3RghOpM

Hampshire County Council Smart Living - Hampshire

02/02/2023

โœ๏ธ Our Author of the Month for February is the brilliant, Val McDermid

Here are some facts about the author:
- Val McDermid is perhaps best known for the series โ€˜Wire in the Bloodโ€™ which was adapted for television starring Robson Green and Hermione Norris.
- Val is a quiz show regular and beat the Eggheads!
- Her band โ€˜Fun Lovinโ€™ Crime Writersโ€™, formed entirely of crime writers, has played at Glastonbury.

๐Ÿ“š Find her books on our catalogue: https://bit.ly/3WWpDCl

02/02/2023

Due to unplanned maintenance of our IT systems on Saturday 4 February we anticipate disruption to our usual service.

Libraries will be open for browsing, borrowing and returning items. It is likely that any other services, including free WiFi, public computers and printing will be unavailable on this date. This may also include BorrowBox, the online book search and the Spydus Mobile app.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Hampshire County Council

31/01/2023

Due to unplanned maintenance of our IT systems on Saturday 4 February we anticipate disruption to our usual service.

Libraries will be open for browsing, borrowing and returning items. It is likely that any other services, including free WiFi, public computers and printing will be unavailable on this date. This may also include BorrowBox, the online book search and the Spydus Mobile app.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Hampshire County Council

Fiona will be back in the library on Monday 13th February!
30/01/2023

Fiona will be back in the library on Monday 13th February!

27/01/2023

From Monday 30 January digital copies of The Economist magazine will no longer be widely available through public library apps. This will include back issues of the magazine and issues currently on loan. We apologise for the inconvenience, we are in communication with our suppliers, but are not confident at this time that we will be able to provide access to this title.

We continue to offer a wide range of other magazines and newspapers as part of our extensive digital library through Libby and PressReader https://bit.ly/30jwJ8U

25/01/2023
23/01/2023
Local Author 28th Jan

Local author Heather J F**t will be here on 28th January 10-12.
Be one of the first to get your hands on local author Heather's new novel "The Flight" published just this week! A fantastic opportunity to meet the author and chat about their literature.
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Prepping for Rhymetime!๐Ÿ’๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿ˜โค
23/01/2023

Prepping for Rhymetime!๐Ÿ’๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿ˜โค

Join in the Big Garden Birdwatch 27 - 29 January!We have bird watching books for budding birdwatchers!๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ‘€Click on thi...
20/01/2023
Big Garden Birdwatch | The RSPB

Join in the Big Garden Birdwatch 27 - 29 January!
We have bird watching books for budding birdwatchers!๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ‘€
Click on this link to get involved.

Sign up for your free guide and let's look out for birds together on 27-29 January.

Please note that we anticipate disruption to our IT services tomorrow., Saturday 21st January.  We apologise for any inc...
20/01/2023

Please note that we anticipate disruption to our IT services tomorrow., Saturday 21st January. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please see below for further information.

Due to scheduled maintenance of our IT systems, on Saturday 21 January, we anticipate disruption to our usual service.

All libraries will be open for browsing, borrowing and returning items. It is likely that any other services, including free WiFi, public computers and printing will be unavailable on this date.

BorrowBox, the Spydus app and the online book search may also be affected.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

We have some beautiful jewellery and accessories in the craft cabinet this month courtesy of .Come and have a look befor...
19/01/2023

We have some beautiful jewellery and accessories in the craft cabinet this month courtesy of .
Come and have a look before we buy it all!
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And if you are interested in displaying your own creations, pop in and talk to a member of staff.

Baby Stay and Play sessions for pre-crawling babies are running every Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:30am here at the ...
19/01/2023

Baby Stay and Play sessions for pre-crawling babies are running every Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:30am here at the Discovery Centre Come and meet up with other Mums and Dads for a chat. ยฃ1 per session.
There are bubbles too! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Learn a new crafting skill at Gosport Discovery Centre! ยฃ29 course includes tuition and materials to make a needle felte...
17/01/2023

Learn a new crafting skill at Gosport Discovery Centre! ยฃ29 course includes tuition and materials to make a needle felted mouse. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Booking is essential, please visit https://shop.hants.gov.uk/collections/library-courses to book your place. If you have issues booking online please contact branch staff or call 02392 232957

Please see below - we apologise for any inconvenience caused by the disruption to the IT services that we offer.
15/01/2023

Please see below - we apologise for any inconvenience caused by the disruption to the IT services that we offer.

Due to scheduled maintenance of our IT systems, on Saturday 21 January, we anticipate disruption to our usual service.

All libraries will be open for browsing, borrowing and returning items. It is likely that any other services, including free WiFi, public computers and printing will be unavailable on this date.

BorrowBox, the Spydus app and the online book search may also be affected.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Hampshire County Council

Saturday 21st January we will be unable to offer WiFi, computers or printing due to IT system maintenance.
14/01/2023

Saturday 21st January we will be unable to offer WiFi, computers or printing due to IT system maintenance.

Due to scheduled maintenance of our IT systems, on Saturday 21 January, we anticipate disruption to our usual service.

All libraries will be open for browsing, borrowing and returning items. It is likely that any other services, including free WiFi, public computers and printing will be unavailable on this date.

BorrowBox, the Spydus app and the online book search may also be affected.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Hampshire County Council

13/01/2023

If you are interested in community composting, see details on how to book onto this FREE course below.

Construction Club - free fortnightly drop in
13/01/2023

Construction Club - free fortnightly drop in

Interested joining or volunteering with the GirlGuides? There is an array of information on our promotions table until S...
12/01/2023

Interested joining or volunteering with the GirlGuides? There is an array of information on our promotions table until Saturday 14th January.
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10/01/2023
Positive Parenting online course
07/01/2023
Positive Parenting - Online course - Wednesday 11th, 18th, 25th Januar

Positive Parenting online course

Positive Parenting Online course Wednesday 11th, 18th, 25th January, 1st and 8th February 2023 6.30pm to 8.00pmThis is a free online course using Zoom.To provide you with basic strategies to build positive relationships with your child and manage your childโ€™s behaviour in a positive way. Suitable ...

Proud to be a part of Hampshire Library Service.  What a great year!  centre
06/01/2023

Proud to be a part of Hampshire Library Service. What a great year!

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Hampshire Libraries provide an invaluable service to their customers and many members of our local communities.

A busy year where our libraries and services achieved a lot - take a look at our year in review for 2022.

Hampshire County Council

Family Board games - free fortnightly drop in
06/01/2023

Family Board games - free fortnightly drop in

A fabulous opportunity for any budding Worm Farmers! A great way to learn more about community scale worm composting tec...
06/01/2023

A fabulous opportunity for any budding Worm Farmers! A great way to learn more about community scale worm composting techniques.

If you are interested in community composting, see details on how to book onto this FREE course below.

06/01/2023

It's ๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ™‚ Read about the life of a prison psychologist ๐Ÿ“š

Great for new parents or those hoping to work with children
05/01/2023
How Children Learn to Talk - Online course - Thursday 12th, 19th, 26th

Great for new parents or those hoping to work with children

How Children Learn to Talk Online course Thursday 12th, 19th, 26th January, 2nd and 9th February 2023 7.00pm to 8.30pmThis is a free online course using Zoom. Participants will be required to use Zoom. To develop your understanding of how babies learn to talk Describe the stages of spoken language d...

05/01/2023

Due to scheduled updates, access to library accounts, the catalogue, the Spydus mobile app and BorrowBox will be temporarily unavailable from 8pm on Tuesday 10 January.

Our suppliers expect to have the updates completed overnight.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Hampshire County Council

Pregnancy Yoga at the Ni**od Centre
04/01/2023
Pregnancy Yoga - Ni**od Community Centre - Tuesday 10th, 17th, 24th, 3

Pregnancy Yoga at the Ni**od Centre

Pregnancy Yoga Ni**od Community Centre Tuesday 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January, 7th, 21st, 28th February, 7th and 14th March 2023 10.30am to 11.45am Use gentle yoga positions to increase feelings of comfort and relaxation in the body that support you in each trimester of your pregnancy and prepare yo...

Pamela Butchart is our Children's Author of the Month! Her distinctive brightly coloured books include the Wigglesbottom...
04/01/2023

Pamela Butchart is our Children's Author of the Month! Her distinctive brightly coloured books include the Wigglesbottom Primary series, and of course the Baby Alien series.

Email gosport.dc@hants.gov.uk for more details or collect an application at the desk :)
04/01/2023

Email [email protected] for more details or collect an application at the desk :)

03/01/2023

Did you know you can print, photocopy and scan at our library too?
03/01/2023

Did you know you can print, photocopy and scan at our library too?

03/01/2023

With the New Year, we are looking to introduce some new groups here at Fareham Library and we are hoping to offer something for everyone.
So if you like Manga or Anime we are looking to start a group, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected]

Our Author of the month for January is Bern#loveyourlibrary Bernard Cornwell was born in London in 1944 โ€“ a โ€˜warbabyโ€™ โ€“ ...
03/01/2023

Our Author of the month for January is Bern#loveyourlibrary

Bernard Cornwell was born in London in 1944 โ€“ a โ€˜warbabyโ€™ โ€“ whose father was a Canadian airman and mother in Britainโ€™s Womenโ€™s Auxiliary Air Force. The BBC TV series 'Sharpe' is based on his series of books by the same name.

A reminder that we are closed today, but will be open again at 9.30 tomorrow.  We look forward to seeing you!
02/01/2023

A reminder that we are closed today, but will be open again at 9.30 tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you!

A Happy New Year, from us all at Gosport Discovery Centre.  We are closed on Monday 2nd January, but look forward to wel...
01/01/2023

A Happy New Year, from us all at Gosport Discovery Centre. We are closed on Monday 2nd January, but look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday 3rd.

Come and see us, whether it's to meet friends in the cafe, to use our computers, to borrow books or to take part in one of our many groups!

31/12/2022

Today I enjoyed the books in Gosport Discovery Centre ๐Ÿพ

31/12/2022

Across 2022, Hampshire library users have loaned a staggering 5,406,400 items including books, e-books, large print titles, magazines and audio books. Weโ€™ve also had the support of hundreds of amazing volunteers who have collectively provided over 33,000 hours of additional help to deliver the service. A big thank you to all our customers and volunteers.

Research shows that reading for pleasure promotes better health and wellbeing and also helps to reduce social isolation - hereโ€™s the most popular library branch reads in Hampshire over the last 12 months โ€“ which ones have you read or whatโ€™s in your top ten?

Top ten reads in 2022 โ€“ adult fiction:

1. Richard Osman โ€“ The Thursday Murder Club
2. Richard Osman โ€“ The man who died twice
3. Lee Child โ€“ Better off dead
4. Lisa Jewell โ€“ The night she disappeared
5. Val McDermid โ€“ 1979
6. Mark Billingham โ€“ Rabbit Hole
7. Jeffrey Archer โ€“ Turn a blind eye
8. Ann Cleeves โ€“ The heronโ€™s cry
9. Adele Parks โ€“ Both of you
10. Beth Oโ€™Leary โ€“ The road trip

Top ten reads in 2022 โ€“ childrenโ€™s fiction:

1. Liz Pichon โ€“ The brilliant world of Tom Gates
2. Liz Pichon โ€“ Excellent excuses (and other good stuff)
3. Liz Pichon โ€“ Genius ideas (mostly)
4. David Walliams โ€“ Fing
5. Liz Pichon โ€“ Tom Gates is absolutely fantastic (at some things)
6. David Walliams โ€“ The beast of Buckingham Palace
7. Liz Pichon โ€“ Ten tremendous tales
8. Liz Pichon โ€“ Spectacular school trip (reallyโ€ฆ)
9. Liz Pichon โ€“ What monster?
10. Liz Pichon โ€“ Epic adventure (kind of)

Top ten childrenโ€™s picture books in 2022:

1. Judith Kerr - The tiger who came to tea
2. Julia Donaldson - Superworm
3. Kes Gray - Oi dog!
4. Oliver Jeffers - Lost and found
5. Julia Donaldson - Sugarlump and the unicorn
6. Tom Percival - Ruby's worry
7. Julia Donaldson - The snail and the whale
8. Jez Alborough - Duck in the truck
9. Eric Carle - The very hungry caterpillar
10. Michael Rosen - We're going on a bear hunt

We are closing at 1.30pm today.See you Tuesday 3 January when our hours return to normal :)
31/12/2022

We are closing at 1.30pm today.
See you Tuesday 3 January when our hours return to normal :)

Address

High Street
Gosport
PO121BT

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5pm
Thursday 9:30am - 1:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5pm

Telephone

+443005551387

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Pop into Gosport Discovery Centre on Monday 17 January, 1pm - 5pm, for a face to face chat with one of the team from Fostering Hampshire Children about anything and everything fostering.

For more information: https://bit.ly/3t86H8e

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Fostering Hampshire Children Hampshire County Council
๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽถ Come and join Lorna and Theresa at Gosport Discovery Centre for a special Makaton Christmas Songs and Rhymes session. Lots of fun to be had and Christmas signs to learn.
Let's Sing and Sign!!!!

Hampshire County Council
Having our booster jab is so important to us and our VIP Clients. It is Christmas with life being precious. We would like to offer a free lift there and back to get your booster jab. We will support anyone that struggles to get their booster jab. Do let us know if you know anyone that could do with a lift Brune Medical Centre Gosport Discovery Centre Gosport Marina The News, Portsmouth Forton Medical Centre SOS - Save Our Surgery CHAT2us Gosport CHAT2Us Gosport
This session is designed to encourage the development of communication and language skills in babies and toddlers.

You will learn approximately 20 signs and symbols around
Christmas using songs, games and activities.

Book your place today:

๐ŸŽ„ At Fareham Library: - https://bit.ly/3oQlz7H.

๐ŸŽ At Gosport Discovery Centre: - https://bit.ly/3nL2OTC.

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Hampshire County Council
๐Ÿ“šโค๏ธ We love to hear what your library means to you, and you can leave a post-it at selected libraries to tell us about your library experience.

The celebrating libraries boards can be found at Basingstoke Discovery Centre, Waterlooville Library, Petersfield Library, Andover Library, Hampshire, Lymington Library, Hampshire, Fleet Library & Learning Centre, Farnborough Library, Fareham Library and Gosport Discovery Centre.

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Hampshire County Council
Now that Halloween and Bonfire Night have passed, we think it's acceptable to talk about Christmas!!

Santa will soon be arriving in Gosport Discovery Centre to make sure everyone is suitably excited for Christmas and full of festive cheer.

Book your 5 minute slot below - tickets sell out quickly!

๐ŸŽ… 11 December: https://bit.ly/3n1J0uX.

๐ŸŽ 14 December: https://bit.ly/30kycQ1.

๐ŸŽ„ 15 December: https://bit.ly/3ojE9F1.

๐ŸฆŒ 17 December: https://bit.ly/3kpmNFA.

๐Ÿฅง 18 December: https://bit.ly/3C2rb3g.

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Hampshire County Council
๐Ÿ‘ดToday we are highlighting the fantastic work of Age Concern Gosport and Age Concern Hampshire who offer free support to our older residents across the constituency, including;

๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ Supporting form-filling which includes applying โ€˜Blue Badgeโ€™ applications
๐Ÿšฆ โ€˜Sign-postingโ€™ support โ€“ working with organisations across our area.
๐Ÿก Community projects such as โ€˜Your Care in Your Hands โ€“ Hospital or Home?โ€™
โค๏ธ Managing the Gosport Care & Wellbeing Centre at the Gosport Discovery Centre which I was honoured to reopen this year!
๐Ÿ‘‚ Running Lockswood Care and Wellbeing Centre in Fareham.

This week we will keep highlighting amazing groups here for older people in the Gosport constituency. To learn more about Age Concernโ€™s local work, follow the link below. ๐Ÿ‘‡
ups here for older people in the Gosport constituency. To learn more about Age Concernโ€™s local work, follow the link below.

https://ageconcerngosport.org.uk/

๐Ÿ’šItโ€™s Great Big Green Week!๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒฒThroughout the country, communities are coming together to raise awareness and help make a difference in the battle against climate change. With over 4,500 incredible events across the country, the Great Big Green week will help the UK prepare for COP26.

Locally, Gosport & Fareham Friends Of The Earth will have a display in the Gosport Discovery Centre to show how we can help producers of food earn a living wage and learn about sustainable farming methods by choosing FairTrade products.

To learn more about the Great Big Green week, click the link below.๐Ÿ‘‡

https://greatbiggreenweek.com/
Do you have any toddler reading or rhyme time sessions on at the moment?
Are you looking for some help with your iPad? Or some helpful pointers on how to use your Digital Camera? Learning In Libraries have got lots of free Digital courses coming up in November ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ท Click on the links below, or go to our online shop to see the full range:
https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/home.php?cat=369
Havant Library Petersfield Library Gosport Discovery Centre

Beginners Computing at Havant Library starting Friday 5 November for 5 weeks
https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/product.php?productid=59192

Digital Photography at Petersfield Library starting Monday 1 Nov at 10am for 4 weeks https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/product.php?productid=59151

Get to Know your iPad at Gosport DC starting Tuesday 2 Nov at 1pm for 4 weeks
https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/product.php?productid=59039
hello my name is Ryan Claridge i hope you are doing ok and keeping safe i was just wondering if you can help me please thank you i was just wondering please can you tell me just out of curiosity do you have any specific Branch volunteer vacancies available in gosport discovery centre ether every day or even a couple of days a week because and i wish could have a job with more variety and have a job where i could meet more of a variety of people and people of my of my own age if you can i would be very much appreciated please thank you from Ryan Claridge
hello my name is Ryan Claridge i was just wondering if you can help me please thank you i was just wondering please can you tell me just out of curiosity i was just wondering if you could help with me with something i was just wondering is there any voluntary volunteering available in the areas of IT Admin office work or book sorting Cataloging books in in the gosport discovery centre ether every day or even a couple of days a week because and i wish could have a job with more variety and have a job where i could meet more of a variety of people and people of my of my own age if you can i would be very much appreciated please thank you from Ryan Claridge
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