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Taita Library will be closed on Friday 1 August

Taita Library will be closed on Friday 1 August and will reopen in its temporary location, just around the corner at 1203 High Street, on Monday 4 August.

We’ll be there for 12 months while the new Taita Community & Sport Centre is being built.
If you have any questions about our move, either stop in at the library or phone 567 2767.

Gigi Fenster

Gigi Fenster

The Friends of Hutt City Libraries present Gigi Fenster speaking about her tender and funny debut novel The Intentions Book.

Gigi’s debut novel is a compelling look at what goes on in the gaps between how we see ourselves and how others see us, and the divide between intentions and actions.

War Memorial Library Wednesday 13 August 7pm

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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.

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, piece of baking or an IdealCup.


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.

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Research Services

Research Services is a new service available for budding entrepreneurs, start-ups, or existing businesses of any size. Save yourself time and stress, make informed business decisions, and receive relevant unbiased, affordable business information.

For more information and available business resources see our Research Services page

Business research clinics are being run weekly at the War Memorial Library. Come along to discuss your requirements.

War Memorial Library Wednesdays, 12.30-1.30pm

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 familyas 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

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce & Rhyme now at Wainuiomata Library

From 24 July Baby Bounce & Rhyme will be running at Wainuiomata Library every week.

Join staff at the library for a weekly half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and fingerplays especially for children aged 0-2 and their parent/caregiver.

Building a foundation for literacy starts as soon as a child is born, and every story, song, rhyme or fingerplay strengthens that foundation. Help your child get a head start by joining other parents and their little ones for companionship, fun and interaction.

Wainuiomata Library
Starts Thursday 24 July, 10.30am

NZ Post Book Awards 2014

NZ Post Book Awards

Finalists have been announced for the New Zealand Post Book Awards. See the finalists we have here.

Local History photo of the week

Each week we're picking a historic photo of Lower Hutt.

Heritage Photo of the week

Boys and girls in a classroom at Eastern Hutt School, Lower Hutt, 1920. MacAlister, Ria :Photographs of the MacAlister family.. Ref: 1/2-062555-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

Interested in local history or researching your family? Check out all our resources here.

This page was last updated on 26 July 2014