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Matariki Stars

Celebrate Matariki

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster known as the Pleiades. Traditionally for Māori when it appeared just before dawn in late May or early June, it signalled the start of the Māori New Year.

Matariki Star Making

Colour a star to add to our beautiful cloak.

Naenae Library Saturday 24 June, 2pm-3pm

Matariki Storytime

Join us for Matariki stories and activities Preschool Storytime.

Wainuiomata Library Tuesday 24 June, 2pm-3pm

Wish upon a whetu

Make a harakeke whetu, write a wish on it and add it to our constellation.

Wainuiomata Library all month

Astronomy Night

Ockie Simmonds on maramataka, the role of Matariki, and astronomy. Head outside after to look through telescopes provided by the Wellington Astronomical Society.

War Memorial Library Friday 30 June, 6.30pm

Enrol to vote at your library

The Electoral Commission is visiting our libraries in June. Enrol to vote, check your enrolment details and find out how voting works!

All sessions are 2pm-4pm.

Naenae Library Thursday 22 June
Petone Library Friday 23 June
War Memorial library Thursday 29 June
Wainuiomata Library Friday 30 June

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Big Library Read

The global Big Library Read is back with The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.

Find out more or grab the free eBook from June 12-26 at and join others reading around the world!

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Quit those newspaper and magazine subscriptions and get access to 3000+ newspapers and 500+ magazines from around the world using your library card!

Keen to get started? Check out our How to use PressReader and How to use Zinio or have a chat to staff next time you’re in the library and get them to show you PressReader and Zinio.

Stepping Up

Stepping UP Computer Classes

Computer classes run with the 2020 Trust are back again for term 2.

Classes are for Hutt City residents with basic, or no computer skills and are offered at Naenae, Petone, Stokes Valley, Taita, Wainuiomata, and War Memorial Libraries.

View the Term 2 Class Timetable.

View the Term 2 Class Descriptions.

Registrations for term 2 are now open and are essential. Register online, phone 570 6633 or visit your local library.

Term 2 classes will begin on Monday 1 May.

British Newspapr Archive Workshops

British Newspaper Archive Workshops

Want to search for historical facts or family history in newspapers? The British Newspaper Archive has over 700 British newspaper titles from 1710 to 1959.

Learn how it can help your research with our Family History Specialist, Tricia Meehan.

War Memorial Library Friday 23 June, 10.30am Fully Booked

Spaces are limited. Register by emailing

This page was last updated on 20 June 2017