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New Baby Bounce

Changes to Baby Bounce & Rhyme at Petone Library and War Memorial Library

Following feedback from customers we’re adding more Baby Bounce & Rhyme sessions from Saturday 1 August!

Petone Library will have another session on Saturdays at 10.30am and War Memorial has an additional session in the afternoon on Wednesdays at 2.15pm.

For more information about our Baby Bounce & Rhyme sessions see What’s On.


Family History Month

Family History Month - Introduction to Family History Talks

Discover more about your family during Family History Month in August and get your research started with our Family History Specialist, Tricia Meehan.

See What’s On for more information about the Introduction to Family History Talks and Introduction to Ancestry.com Workshops.

For what’s happening in the Wellington region see New Zealand Society of Genealogists Family History Month 2015.


Lunch and Learn

Lunch & Learn – Business Training

Free business training workshops are back by popular demand.

See What’s On for more information to take your business to the next level!







Keep Warm and svae money

Keep Warm & Save Money

Would you like to reduce your power bill? Learn how to make your home drier, warmer and healthier with Hutt City Council Eco Designer, Martin Barry.

Martin will explain energy use, solutions to reducing your power bill, energy saving appliances, and what subsidies are available to upgrade your home insulation and heating systems.

Moera Library | Tuesday 11 August, 10am


Learn I.T

Learn IT at Eastbourne Library

Do you have a laptop, an iPad or a tablet but don’t know how to use them? Bring your device along to Eastbourne Library and let SeniorNet show you the way!

Eastbourne Library | Thursday 27 August, 10am-12noon



Rose Pruning

Rose Pruning Workshop

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

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

War Memorial Library | Saturday 8 August, 2pm



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 for term 3 classes open are now open. Classes start on Monday 20 July and registrations are essential. You can 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 on 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 27 July 2015