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Family History Month

3D Printing Forum

Are you using 3D printing for business, manufacturing, or a hobby?

Meet-up, network, and explore the 3D printing expertise and gear from throughout the region.

Hear from Comworth Systems, Fraser Engineering, RouterCut and Laser Specialists, and VUW School of Architecture and Design.

War Memorial Library | Thursday 10 September, 5.30 – 7.30pm (light refreshments provided)

Entry is by RSVP only, please RSVP to LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz by Thursday 3 September.


Coding Workshop

Free Coding Workshops

Get coding during the school holidays and learn how to build your own website in a day at workshops run by Gather Coding. Workshops are free but registration is required. See Gather Workshops to register.

Build your own website in a day
Missed out on our coding workshops in April or just want to begin learning to code your own website? Get started at this workshop!
War Memorial Library | Monday 28 September, 9.30am-3.30pm (For 10-18 year olds and teachers)

Build an interactive website using jQuery
Did you come to our workshops in April or are a bit more experienced at coding? Come along to this workshop and build your own interactive website using jQuery!
War Memorial Library | Tuesday 29 September, 9.30am-3.30pm (For 10-18 year olds and teachers)


Heritage Month

Heritage Month

Join us at Hutt City Libraries during September and find out more about Lower Hutt during Heritage Month.

There’s lots on including talks about our recent publication on the Taumaru Military Convalescence Home in Lowry Bay, the local homes of World War I personal, and the early settler families in Wainuiomata.

We’re also running introductory sessions covering all the local history resources we hold at Petone Library.

For more information about all our events, see What’s On.


Lunch and Learn

Do you want to grow your business?

Hutt City Libraries and Learn.fast are running free lunchtime business training sessions and in-depth business growth workshops for $45.

Workshops cover marketing plans, boosting sales, future planning, building amazing customer service, and lots more! See What’s On for more information.



Dads night out

Dad’s Night Out

Bring Dad, Uncle, or Granddad for amusing stories, dad jokes, and lots of marble run fun!

Numbers are limited, please RSVP at Stokes Valley Library when you’re next in or phone 562 9050 to let us know.

Stokes Valley Library | Friday 4 September, 7pm (For 7-13 year olds)



Sustainable Gardening

Sustainable Gardening Series

Join us at our free sustainable gardening talks!

Your Spring Garden
Would you like to grow healthy food in your own garden? Learn about what to plant in your spring garden with Debbie ter Borg.
War Memorial Library | Tuesday 8 September, 10.30am

Click here to find out more about future Sustainable Gardening sessions.


Creative Communities Arts Funding – Now Open!

The Creative Communities Fund covers arts projects that take place in Hutt City between November 2015 and October 2016. Individuals and groups that are not registered charities can apply. Applications are due 28 September. For more information and to apply online see Hutt City Council.


Stepping Up

Stepping UP at Hutt City Libraries Term 3

Hutt City Libraries and the 2020 Communications Trust are again offering free Stepping UP computer classes in term 3!

Classes are designed for Hutt City residents with basic, or no computer skills and are offered at five libraries – War Memorial Library, Wainuiomata Library, Naenae Library, Taita Library, and Stokes Valley Library.

Registrations are essential. Register online or by calling 570 6633. You can find a full timetable for all the classes here and descriptions of all the classes here.

We also sell Kobo eReaders and Tablets, click Borrowing and Services for more information. Already have an eReader? Don’t forget we hold weekly Introduction to eBooks sessions at six of our libraries. Register for a class here.


Taumaru COnvalescent Home

A Short History of the Taumaru Military Convalescent Home 1916-1919

With funding from the Lottery Grants Board, Hutt City Libraries has published a fascinating history of the Taumaru Military Convalescent Home in Eastbourne.

In 1916 well known lawyer and politician Francis Henry Dillon Bell offered his house at Lowry Bay to the New Zealand government as a convalescent home for wounded soldiers. Around 500 soldiers passed through its doors before it closed in 1919. ‘That Dear Little Home in the Bay’ is the story of that house which for many is now long forgotten, if known at all.

Read ‘That Dear Little Home in the Bay’ in your browser.

Download ‘That Dear Little Home in the Bay’ as a PDF.



Business Compass

Is your business a world leader?

To run a strong business, you need to be able to read the signs. Do you know how well your business is doing? Where are your areas of strength or improvement?

The internationally-proven Business Compass can help provide these answers. Developed for small to medium sized businesses, Business Compass is an online tool that assesses your business in seven important areas of business performance.

Business Compass is $35, ask at any Hutt City Library to get started. For more information about Business Compass see the learn.fast.co.nz/business-compass.

See what else Hutt City Libraries can offer your business on our Business Research Services page.


This page was last updated on 28 August 2015