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Matariki Night Sky

Discover the Matariki Night Sky

Join Frank Andrews, internationally recognised astronomer, for an evening of discovering the Matariki night sky!

Frank will give a presentation at the War Memorial Library before heading to the Dowse Square for stargazing. Families and children welcome, rug up warm!

War Memorial Library | Friday 3 July, 6.30pm-7pm

Dowse Square | Friday 3 July, 7.15pm-8pm Due to the weather the stargazing at Dowse Square has been cancelled, telescopes will be set up in the War Memorial Library so you can see what they’re like!



Careers of the Future

Careers of the Future

Hutt City Libraries is pleased to host Google Community and Outreach Manager Sally-Ann Williams in an exclusive free public talk on how technology and tech careers are changing the world.

Williams will share her expertise on the future of technology and provide a Google perspective on how New Zealand should position itself ahead of the movement.

War Memorial Library | Tuesday 7 July, 6pm


Winter School Holidays

School Holidays at Hutt City Libraries

Explore outer space at our libraries with free holiday fun. Build rockets, travel to Mars, stop an alien invasion and lots more!

Get cosy in the Petone and War Memorial libraries with 15 minutes of storytelling at Winter Tales

For more information on our free school holiday sessions see What's On.



Keep Warm this winter

Keep Warm & Save Money

Would you like to reduce your power bill? Learn how to make your home drier, warmer and healthier!

Hutt City Council Eco Designer, Martin Barry, is visiting our libraries in June and July. He’ll 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.

Petone Library | Saturday 11 July, 3pm

Wainuiomata Library | Tuesday 14 July, 10.30am


Lunch and Learn

Lunch & Learn – Business Training at War Memorial Library

Bring your lunch and take part in these free workshops to take your business to the next level!

Friday 10 July | Agile Innovation

Click here to find out more about the workshops.

Places limited, click here to register for a workshop. All Lunch & Learn workshops are from 12.30pm to 1.30pm at the War Memorial Library.

Karline from Research Services is running her Business Research Clinics monthly after the Lunch & Learn workshops, from 1.30-2.30pm at the War Memorial Library.


Hot Science Cool Tales

Hot Science – Cool Tales

Although New Zealander Lord Rutherford was the first to split the atom, New Zealand is known around the world for its nuclear-free stance.

Rebecca Priestley, author of Mad on Radium, will reveal an alternative history of "nuclear New Zealand".

Learn about the rich history of New Zealanders' engagement with the nuclear world, from the first users of radium in medicine to the plans for a nuclear power station on the Kaipara Harbour, and about the roots of New Zealand’s nuclear-free identity.

War Memorial Library | Thursday 23 July, 6.30pm

This is the third talk in the Hot Science – Cool Tales series held in conjunction with GNS Science. For more information on future talks see What’s On.



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 3 July 2015