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WW1 Authors event

Authors speak about World War I

The Friends of Hutt City Libraries and Lower Hutt Memorial RSA present authors Damien Fenton, Gavin McLean, Jock Phillips and Jane Tolerton, with chairman Richard Langston speaking about their writing and World War I.

For more information on the panel of authors click here.

Seats are limited. Tickets are $10 and go on sale August 22. Available from Alison Sexton 938 1335.

Saturday 30 August, 7pm
Anzac Room, Petone Working Men’s Club, Udy Street, Petone.

Family History Talk

Family History talk

Hear our Local and Family History Librarian, Tricia, talk about how you can start researching your family’s military history.

Find out about our great resources and ask questions about researching your family.

War Memorial Library – Thursday 11 September, 1pm


Ask questions about your power bills

The Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner Scheme is a free and independent service for resolving complaints about electricity and gas companies.

They’re visiting four of our libraries and can help you read your power contract or bill, answer questions, and assist with complaints.

Moera Library - Tuesday 9 September and Tuesday 16 September, 10am-12noon

Wainuiomata Library - Friday 26 September and Friday 3 October, 10am-12noon

Stokes Valley Library - Wednesday 8 October and Wednesday 15 October, 1-3pm

Taita Library - Thursday 23 October and Thursday 30 October, 10am-12noon

Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers

Warm up this winter with half price DVDs through August. All adult DVDs will be half price, $1.50 for a 1 week rental and $2.50 for a 2 week rental. Check out our new DVDs here.

As a bonus Little Café next door to the War Memorial Library is celebrating being almost six months old. They’ve hidden 20 vouchers inside DVD cases at the War Memorial Library. So with a half price DVD you might get a delightful surprise of a free Celcius coffee, hot chocolate, T Leaf Tea, a piece of baking or an IdealCup.

Family History Month

August is Family History Month

We’re celebrating family history this month at the library! We’ve got lots of resources to help with researching your family as well as two online resources you can use from within the library.

Did you know that members of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists are also available to assist you with family history enquires at Petone Library. They’re at the library on the first and third Wednesday and first Saturday of each month.

Petone Library - Saturday 2 August, Wednesday 6 August and Wednesday 20 August – all sessions 10am-12noon

tell us what you think

Tell us what you think online

We’re always keen to know what we’re doing well and what we can do better. It’s now even easier for you to give us feedback with our online form.

The form has a permanent spot at the top right of the front page and under the About the Library tab.

If you’d like to give us feedback straight away click here!

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Stepping Up with Hutt City Libraries - Free computer classes are back in term 3

2020 Communications Trust and Hutt City Libraries are again offering Stepping UP computer classes for free in term 3.

These classes are designed for Hutt City residents with basic, or no computer skills and are being offered at five libraries – War Memorial Library, Wainuiomata Library, Naenae Library, Taita Library, and Stokes Valley Library.

Bookings for term 3 classes are now open with classes starting Monday 21 July.

You can find a full timetable for all the classes here and descriptions of all the classes here.

Booking are essential. You can register online or by calling the libraries directly:

Naenae Library567 2859
Stokes Valley Library562 9050
Taita Library567 2767
Wainuiomata Library564 5822
War Memorial Library570 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 6 of our libraries. Book in for a class here.

Self Issue

Have you tried our new self-issue machines?

Eastbourne and Moera libraries now have new self-issue machines. The new machines allow you to self-issue books, magazines, children and teen DVDs and CDs, audiobooks, and reservations. You can also check your library account, renew your loans and see if you have reservations to pick up, all from the self-issue machine.

New self-issue machines are now at War Memorial, Petone, Stokes Valley, Naenae, Wainuiomata, Eastbourne and Moera libraries. If you need a hand using our new machines or would like more information please see a staff member at your local library.


Introducing Chalkle

We’ve got a new way to see what’s happening at Hutt City Libraries. Introducing Chalkle! a great way to find out what’s going on at the library.

We’ll also have details soon about how you can run your own classes for the community, and promote them using Chalkle.
In the meantime take a look and see what’s going on at your local library.

Roll of Honour local record of the week

Each week we’re picking a local soldier’s record from the Cenotaph database.

Name – Charles William Bowers
Rank – Private
Date Of Birth – 27 October 1894
Occupation - Farmer
Next of Kin - Mrs M.J. Bowers (mother), Bellevue Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Killed in action on 17 October 1917 in Ypres, Belgium

For more information see the Cenotaph record for Charles William Bowers. .

This page was last updated on 27 August 2014