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Be Astounded! – School Holidays at Hutt City Libraries

Be astounded with stories, activities and fun at Hutt City Libraries in the school holidays!

For information on school holiday events see What’s On.

School holiday events are aimed at ages 5-12 unless otherwise specified.

Stepping Up

Stepping UP at Hutt City Libraries - REGISTRATIONS OPEN

Hutt City Libraries and the 2020 Communications Trust are again offering free Stepping UP computer classes at five libraries – Naenae, Stokes Valley, Taita, Wainuiomata, and War Memorial.

Classes are designed for Hutt City residents with basic, or no computer skills.

View the Term 2 timetable.

View the Term 2 class descriptions.

Registrations are now open and are essential. Register online or by phoning 570 6633.

We Will Remember Them

We Will Remember Them

WWI Military History Workshops
Do you know of someone who served in the New Zealand Army during WWI? Discover how to access and interpret their records at these hands-on workshops. Register online for a workshop.
Eastbourne Library Friday 29 April, 1.30pm-2.30pm

To find out more see What’s On.

Design a planet

Design a Planet Competition!

Get creative and draw, paint, describe, or make an imaginary planet to celebrate Global Astronomy Month 2016!

Prizes include big NASA space travel posters and space goodies from Toyworld Lower Hutt.

This competition is open to space enthusiasts of all ages and runs from Friday 1 April to Saturday 30 April.

Grab an entry form online and submit your creation at your local library or email it to with your name, age, and phone or email (plus your parent’s name if you’re under 16). Winners will be contacted once the competition has ended.

Murder in the library

Murder in the Library

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Hutt City Libraries, invites booklovers to an event featuring two talented local writers.

Ngaio Marsh Awards 2016 entrants Cat Connor and Trish McCormack discuss how they explore real-life issues through fictional tales, crafting page-turning stories, and what they enjoy about mystery and thriller writing. Steph Soper of the New Zealand Book Council will umpire.

War Memorial Library Thursday 5 May, 6.30pm

For more information on the authors see What’s On.

Discover your WW1 Soldier

Discover Your WWI Soldier

Join us for our NZ Military Records Open Day at Petone Library.

Petone Library Sunday 8 May, 11am-12noon
Introduction to accessing and interpreting New Zealand WWI military personnel records.
Spaces limited. Register online for the workshop.

Petone Library Sunday 8 May, 1.30pm-5pm
Drop-in and discover more about your WWI soldier’s record. Find out how to interpret the information and place his story in the wider contexts of WWI.

Hot Science

Hot Science Cool Tales – Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed

Join us at Hot Science Cool Tales to hear geologist Hamish Campbell from GNS Science speak about the submerged continent Zealandia and his book Zealandia: our continent revealed.

War Memorial Library Thursday 12 May, 6.30pm

For more information see What’s On.

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn – Business training and information finding workshops

Join Laurie from and Karline from Research Services Ltd. at these business workshops aimed at small businesses and start-ups wanting to upgrade their business skills.

All workshops are $5 (includes a brown bag lunch). Payment must be made by the Monday before the workshop at any Hutt City library.

Register online or see What’s On to find out more about upcoming workshops.

Sustainable Gardening

Sustainable Gardening

Sustainable Gardening sessions are run by Hutt City Council Sustainability Officer, Natalie Hormann.

Fruit Trees - Care and Maintenance
The best fruit comes off your own tree! Fruit trees are fun and easier to grow than you might think. Learn about selecting, planting and caring for fruit trees in Lower Hutt. With a bit of care, they can start providing fresh fruit within a couple of years!
Taita Library Saturday 14 May, 11am-12noon

Planning Your Gardening Year
Timing is an important part of growing a successful garden. Learn which plants and vegetables you should plant and when to suit Lower Hutt. The basic concepts of lunar planting and how it appears to affect plant growth will also be covered.
Petone Library Saturday 14 May, 1pm-2pm

For more information on upcoming Sustainable Gardening sessions, see What’s On.

This page was last updated on 28 April 2016