We’re running free coding workshops for students and teachers during the April school holidays!
Workshops are designed for beginners with little or no prior programming experience and run by people from across the IT industry. Learn about HTML/CSS and be coding like a pro in no time! Leave the workshop at the end of the day with a live one-page website published online.
To find out more and register for a workshop go to our Coding Workshops page.
Sustainable Gardening Series
Join Natalie Hormann, Hutt City Council Sustainability Officer, at this series of Sustainable Gardening talks.
Your Winter Garden Would you like to grow healthy food in your own garden? Learn about companion planting, what you can plant in your winter garden, how to control pests and weeds organically, how to improve the soil and what to plant each season.
War Memorial Library - Saturday 28 March, 1pm
Stokes Valley Library - Saturday 18 April, 11am
3D Printing Beginners’ Workshops
Interested in 3D printing? Learn the basics and get started creating your own 3D objects.
War Memorial Library - Saturday 28 March, 10am-12.30pm
Workshops are $40 and spaces are limited. Visit any Hutt City Library to register.
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.
School Holiday Events – Explore
Explore stories, activities, and fun at our libraries during the school holidays!
Are you 15-18 years old? Come and try robotics, CAD, coding and more at <tek ctrl/> with tutors from Victoria University.
Teen Floor, War Memorial Library - Every Thursday, 3.30-5pm
Hutt City Libraries Easter Hours
Friday 3 April (Good Friday) | All libraries closed
Saturday 4 April | War Memorial Library, Wainuiomata Library, Naenae Library, and Petone Library open from 10am to 5pm – all other libraries closed
Sunday 5 April (Easter Sunday) | All libraries closed
Monday 6 April (Easter Monday | All Libraries closed
Don’t forget our website, catalogue, and ePukapuka are open 24/7 so you’ll still be able to search the catalogue, reserve items, and take out eBooks while we’re closed.
As part of Neighbours Day (March 28-29) Neighbourhood Support is visiting all eight of our libraries.
For more information about Neighbours Day visit neighboursday.org.nz.
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 17 April | Brand U
Friday 8 May | Closing the Deal
Friday 12 June | Guerrilla Marketing
Friday 10 July | Agile Innovation
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.
Stepping UP at Hutt City Libraries
2020 Communications Trust and Hutt City Libraries are again offering free Stepping UP computer classes in term 1.
Classes are designed for Hutt City residents with basic, or no computer skills and are offered at five libraries – War Memorial Library, Wainuiomata Library, Naenae Library, Taita Library, and Stokes Valley Library.
Bookings for term 1 classes open Monday 26 January with classes starting Monday 2 February.
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 six of our libraries. Book in for a class here.