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Book Sale

Book sale

Grab a bargain at our big 3 day book sale! Stock will be refreshed daily and you can pay by both cash and Eftpos.

War Memorial Library
Thursday 25 September and Friday 26 September, 10am-6pm
Saturday 27 September, 10am-4pm

3d printing

3D printing – From organs to houses to knives

Interested in learning about 3D printing? Is it just printing guns or is there more to it? Hutt City Libraries is running a lecture series in October on 3D printing and its application to construction, health and design.

Hutt City Libraries is committed to nurturing digital awareness and literacy as Hutt Valley is home to many of New Zealand’s scientific institutions, and a significant number of high tech and manufacturing export businesses.

Lectures are being held in the Little Theatre and are supported by exhibitions in the Little Theatre foyer, War Memorial Library and The Dowse Art Museum.

1 October 2014 7-8pm│3D printing and construction

How is 3D printing being used in manufacturing? Hear Dr Ian Miller of Callaghan Institute talk about how metal manufacturing is being transformed. Eleanor Howick from Callaghan Institute will give an overview about 3D printing.

8th October 2014 7-8pm │ 3D printing and health

Dr Tim Woodfield is an international leader in how 3D printing can be used in regenerative medicine. He will talk about his team’s research and what is happening worldwide. e.g. stem cells and 3D printing; joint replacement.

15th October 2014 7-8pm │ 3D printing and art/design

One of the country’s leading researchers into 3D design – Tim Miller, Victoria University School of Architecture and Design will speak how 3D printing is being used in design. What are some artworks and design work being done around the Wellington region that have used 3D printing and what can we expect to see in the future?

Tales by Torchlight

Tales by torchlight

Bring the family along in their pyjamas for Tales by Torchlight during the school holidays!

Hear stories, enjoy a milo, build a cosy tent, and read by torchlight as a family.

Bring your own torch and blanket.

War Memorial Library – Friday 3 October, 7pm

Sustainable gardening

Sustainable gardening

Natalie Hormann, Hutt City Council Sustainability Officer, will be at Eastbourne Library talking about worm farms, starting a compost heap, and more!

This is the first in a series of talks on sustainable gardening, so check back for future sessions.

If you’d like to find out more about sustainable gardening, check out a selection of resources we have at the library.

Eastbourne Library – Saturday 11 October, 1pm


Discover! - School holidays

Come to our libraries these school holidays and discover science! Great stories, exciting activities, and lots of fun!

Click here to see all our holiday sessions.

We’ve also joined up with GNS Science to run two sessions at the War Memorial Library.

Walking with dinosaurs

Learn about dinosaurs, discover New Zealand’s dinosaur past, touch a real meteorite and much more!

This session is being run by a Senior Scientist and a Palaeontologist from GNS Science.

War Memorial Library – Friday 10 October, 10.15am-11am (For ages 5-10)

How to be a fossil Hunter

Discover where to find fossils in the Wellington region and learn how to make your own fossil!

This session is being run by a Senior Scientist and a Palaeontologist from GNS Science.

War Memorial Library – Friday 10 October, 11.15am-12noon (For ages 5-10)


Ask questions about your power bills

The Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner Scheme is a free and independent service for resolving complaints about electricity and gas companies.

They’re visiting our libraries and can help you read your power contract or bill, answer questions, and assist with complaints.

Wainuiomata Library - Friday 26 September and Friday 3 October, 10am-12noon

Stokes Valley Library - Wednesday 8 October and Wednesday 15 October, 1-3pm

Taita Library - Thursday 23 October and Thursday 30 October, 10am-12noon

New online resource -

Learn software, creative and business skills for free with our new online database!

You can learn at your own pace using online video tutorials in over 2500 courses including design, programming, business, photography and more! is only accessible in our 8 libraries using Connect computers, or bring your own device and use our Library WiFi.

Give it a go next time you’re in the library. If you need help getting started, check out our Know How to use guide or ask staff at your local library.

Heritage month

September is Heritage Month! Check out our online local history resources or stop by our Heritage Centre at Petone Library.

For more information on Heritage Month see the Wellington Region Heritage Promotion Council site. There are newsletters from heritage societies as well as a list of events happening around the Wellington region this month.

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Stepping Up with Hutt City Libraries - Free computer classes are back in term 3

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

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

Bookings for term 3 classes are now open with classes starting Monday 21 July.

You can find a full timetable for all the classes here and descriptions of all the classes here.

Booking are essential. You can register online or by calling the libraries directly:

Naenae Library567 2859
Stokes Valley Library562 9050
Taita Library567 2767
Wainuiomata Library564 5822
War Memorial Library570 6633

We also sell Kobo eReaders and Tablets, click here for more information.

Already have an eReader? Don’t forget we hold weekly Introduction to eBooks sessions at 6 of our libraries. Book in for a class here.

Roll of Honour local record of the week

Each week we’re picking a local soldier’s record from the Cenotaph database.

Name – Edmund Athelstan Bunny
Rank – Driver
Occupation - Station cadet
Next of Kin - Mrs E.P. Bunny (mother), Woburn Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Died of disease, 11 May 1919, New Zealand ex France.

For more information see the Cenotaph record for Edmund Athelstan Bunny.

This page was last updated on 9 September 2014