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Family History Month

Family History Month August 2016

Discover more about your ancestors during Family History Month with our Family History Specialist, Tricia Meehan. We’re running workshops throughout the month to help you get started using our online resources to research your family.

This year family history month is about ‘Sharing our Stories’ so you can spend the day at Petone Library during our Family History Open Day researching with others or bring your family and take part in family history activities!

For more information on Family History Month events see What’s On or our Events Calendar.


Rose Pruning

Rose Pruning Demonstration

Did you know that this is the season to be pruning your roses?

Learn how to prune your roses to encourage new growth, remove dead wood, improve air circulation and help shape the plant with Annette and Maggie from the Hutt Valley Rose Society.

War Memorial Library Sunday 7 August, 2pm


Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

We’re celebrating National Poetry Day on Friday 26 August with poetry events throughout the day including ‘Poetry on the Move’ with Apirana Taylor and Moira Wairama, and a poetry evening with Geraldine Brophy.

From 22-26 August our Preschool Storytime sessions will also include poems as a fun and engaging way of introducing very young children to poetry and you can share your favourite poetic word or phrase to Poet-trees on display at all libraries.

For more information on National Poetry Day events see What’s On or our Events Calendar.


Stepping Up

Stepping UP at Hutt City Libraries – Term 3

Hutt City Libraries and the 2020 Communications Trust offer FREE Stepping UP computer classes for Hutt City residents with basic, or no computer skills. Class are available at five libraries – Naenae, Petone, Taita, Wainuiomata, and War Memorial.

Registrations for Term 3 are now open and classes start on Monday 25 July.

Register for a class online at 2020 Trust Upcoming Classes, by phoning 570 6633 or in person at your local library.

View the Term 3 class timetable and class descriptions.


Understanding Grief

Understanding Grief

Grief affects all of us at one time or another whether it is because of a death, an accident, illness, loss of a significant relationship, loss of home or some other type of loss.

During New Zealand Loss & Grief Awareness Week (25-31 July 2016), Claire Laurenson from Grief Relief will be giving a free presentation on what grief is, what causes grief, what grief looks like and how it impacts our lives.

War Memorial Library Monday 25 July, 6pm-7pm

Petone Library Wednesday 27 July 12noon-1pm

Moera Library Thursday 28 July, 1.30pm-2.30pm


Natalie Hormann

Sustainable Living Series

Learn about chicken keeping, urban farming, reducing food waste and more with Hutt City Council Sustainability Officer, Natalie Hormann.

See What’s On for upcoming sessions.



This page was last updated on 21 July 2016