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Waitangi Day

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

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.

View the Term 1 timetable.

View the Term 1 class descriptions.

Registrations are now open and are essential. Register online or by phoning 570 6633. Classes begin Tuesday 9 February.



Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn – Business training and information finding workshops

Join Laurie from Learn.fast and Karline from Research Services Ltd. at these business workshops aimed at small businesses and start-ups wanting to upgrade their business skills.

All workshops are $5 (includes a brown bag lunch). Payment must be made by the Monday before the workshop at any Hutt City library.

Register online or see What’s On to find out more about upcoming workshops.

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


Astronomy Club

Astronomy Club

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

Astronomy Club is supported by the Wellington Astronomical Society and the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand.


Sustainable Gardening

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

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.

Renting 101
What you need to know to protect yourself when renting
War Memorial Library Tuesday 16 February, 12.30pm-1.30pm

Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley also run weekly clinics at Naenae Library and the Wainuiomata Community Centre.



Talk Treaty Exhibition

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.

The exhibition is travelling around Hutt City Libraries until April. To find out when it will be at your library see What’s On or check out the Talk Treaty website to find out more






Teen Read

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

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

Members of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists are also available to assist you with family history enquiries at Petone Library on the first and third Wednesday of the month.


This page was last updated on 1 February 2016