We’ll be closed – Waitangi Day
All Hutt City Libraries will be closed on Saturday 6 February for Waitangi Day and Monday 8 February for Waitangi Day Observed.
Petone Library, Taita Library, Wainuiomata Library, and the War Memorial Library are open their normal hours on Sunday 7 February.
Don’t forget our website, catalogue, and online resources such as ePukapuka and Zinio are open 24/7 so you’ll still be able to search the catalogue, reserve items, and take out eBooks and eMagazines while we’re closed.
Stepping UP at Hutt City Libraries
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.
Registrations are now open and are essential. Register online or by phoning 570 6633. Classes begin Tuesday 9 February.
Lunch & Learn – Business training and information finding workshops
All workshops are $5 (includes a brown bag lunch). Payment must be made by the Monday before the workshop at any Hutt City library.
Goal Setting 2016
Learn how to define your vision for the next 12 months and how to translate this vision into actionable and achievable tasks. Develop a vision for yourself, your family, and your business and learn a dynamic new way of planning out your future and working out how to make your wishes come true.
Wainuiomata Library Friday 19 February, 12.30pm–2.15pm
Taita Library Friday 26 February, 12.30pm–2.15pm
Find out what to look forward to in our night sky during 2016!
Antony Gomez, President of the Wellington Astronomical Society, will talk you though the amazing things visible in the sky this year as well as major planetary events.
If the sky is clear, we’ll head outside after the talk for a bit of stargazing.
War Memorial Library Friday 19 February, 7.30pm
Sustainable Gardening Series
Sustainable Gardening sessions are run by Hutt City Council Sustainability Officer, Natalie Hormann.
Composting and Worm Farming
Do you want a beautiful, lush garden? Learn how to build and maintain your own compost bin, how to make quality fertilizer to feed your garden, and about other composting options such as worm farming. A limited number of bokashi bins will be given away to attendees!
War Memorial Library Saturday 13 February, 11am-12.30pm
Introduction to Permaculture
Learn how applying permaculture design principles will allow you to grow more food with less effort while enhancing your health, community and the environment.
Moera Library Monday 29 February, 11am-12noon
Law for Lunch
Bring your lunch and learn more about your legal rights at these popular, free information sessions run by Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley.
What you need to know to protect yourself when renting
War Memorial Library Tuesday 16 February, 12.30pm-1.30pm
Talk Treaty Video Exhibition at Hutt City Libraries
The Talk Treaty exhibition is based on interviews with more than 50 New Zealand personalities – Māori and non-Māori, many well-known – talking frankly about the Treaty of Waitangi and a wide range of issues related to it.
Learn IT at Eastbourne Library
Do you have a laptop, an iPad or a tablet but don’t know how to use them or simply want to know more about digital devices?
Come along to Eastbourne Library and let SeniorNet show you the way!
Eastbourne Library Thursday 25 February, 10am-12noon
Family History Drop-in Clinic
Need a bit of help researching your family?
Our Family History Specialist, Tricia, and Kris from Naenae Library, are available to assist with family history enquiries and answer questions on the second Wednesday of each month. No need to book a spot, just drop-in!
Naenae Library Wednesday 10 February, Wednesday 9 March and Wednesday 13 April, anytime between 11am-12.30pm