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Waitangi Day

We’ll Be Closed

All Hutt City Libraries will be closed on Friday 6 February for Waitangi Day

Don’t forget our website, catalogue, and ePukapuka are open 24/7 so you’ll still be able to search the catalogue, reserve items, and take out eBooks while we’re closed.

You may notice the due date for some of your library items is Friday 6 February (Waitangi Day). We will extend these due dates so items can be returned when our libraries are open. If you have any questions please contact your local library.

Summer Reading Programme 2014/15

Summer Events for Kids

Free events for 5-13 year olds at our libraries in January!

Eastbourne Library – Friday 30 January, 11am – Between the Pages

Sign-ups for The Big Read summer reading challenge have now finished. If you’d like more information about the challenge see the Big Read page.

Stepping Up

Stepping UP at Hutt City Libraries

2020 Communications Trust and Hutt City Libraries are again offering free Stepping UP computer classes in term 1.

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.

Bookings for term 1 classes open Monday 26 January with classes starting Monday 2 February.

You can find a full timetable for all the classes here and descriptions of all the classes here. Bookings are essential. You can register online or by calling 570 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 six of our libraries. Book in for a class here.

Walk with us among the stars

Walk With Us Among the Stars

Did you know that New Zealand offers some of the best views of the night sky? It’s the best place on Earth to see the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds.

Join Haritina Mogosanu, one of New Zealand's leading planetarium presenters and astronomical educator, in a quest to rediscover the stars.

War Memorial Library - Friday 30 January, 8pm
Eastbourne Library - Saturday 31 January, 8.15pm

For more information about this session see Walk With Us Among the Stars on Chalkle.To find out more about Haritina see

Hutt City Libraries has lots of books about astronomy, star gazing and space, click here to see a selection!

Lunch and Learn

Lunch & Learn – Business Training at War Memorial Library

Bring your lunch and take part in these free workshops to take your business to the next level!

Friday 13 February | Business Plan 2015
Friday 13 March | Having the Courage to be Different
Friday 17 April | Brand U
Friday 8 May | Closing the Deal
Friday 12 June | Guerrilla Marketing
Friday 10 July | Agile Innovation

Places limited, click here to register or find out more about each workshop. All Lunch & Learn workshops are from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

Workshops are run by Laurie Wilson from, for more information about Laurie go to

Free online tutorials from home!

Access over 2500 free online courses to help you learn software, creative, and business skills – all from the comfort of home! can now be accessed from inside our 8 libraries as well as your home, office, or anywhere in between.

Click here to access from home

Click here to access from within Hutt City Libraries.

Need help getting started? Check out our Know How to use guide.

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Tomodachi Day

Feel the pulse of taiko drumming, heart-warming waiata along with loads more Japanese culture to celebrate 20 years of friendship (tomodachi) between Minoh City, Japan and Lower Hutt.

To find out more about Tomodachi Day see the Hutt City Council website.

Little Theatre and Riddiford Gardens (Next to the War Memorial Library) – Saturday 31 January, 1.30-4.30pm.

This page was last updated on 29 January 2015