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Anzac Day

We’ll Be Closed – Anzac Day

All Hutt City Libraries are closed on Saturday 25 April (Anzac Day) and Monday 27 April (Anzac Day Observed).

Normal opening hours apply on Sunday 26 April, see Locations & Hours for more information.




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Stepping Up

Stepping UP at Hutt City Libraries Term 2

Hutt City Libraries and the 2020 Communications Trust are again offering free Stepping UP computer classes in term 2!

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 2 classes open are now open. Classes start on Monday 20 April. Bookings are essential. You can register online or by calling 570 6633.

You can find a full timetable for all the classes here and descriptions of all the classes here.

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.


Tek Ctrl

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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 (starts Thursday 23 April)




School-Holidays-Explore

School Holiday Events – Explore

Explore stories, activities, and fun at our libraries during the school holidays!

Click here to find out more about our School Holiday Events.




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 17 April | Brand U

Friday 8 May | Closing the Deal

Friday 12 June | Guerrilla Marketing

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.



sustainable gardens

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.

Stokes Valley Library | Saturday 18 April, 11am

Click here to find out more about the Sustainable Gardening Series.


Military History Workshops

William James Harden in uniform and medals

Do you know of someone who served in the New Zealand Army during WWI? Discover how to access and interpret their records at these hands-on workshops!

War Memorial Library | Wednesday 22 April, 5.30pm FULLY BOOKED

Naenae Library | Thursday 23 April, 1.30pm

Wainuiomata Library | Tuesday 28 April, 10.30am

Stokes Valley Library | Thursday 30 April, 1.30pm

Eastbourne Library | Saturday 2 May, 1pm

Petone Library | Saturday 16 May, 2pm

Registration is essential as places are limited. Register by clicking on the workshop above that you wish to attend.




Hot Scienece Cool Tales

Hot Science – Cool Tales

Fossils are time capsules that can transport us into the distant past, telling us about enormous predators, catastrophic events, planet-sized methane burps, climate change, extinction, and evolution

Meet James Crampton, one of the authors of The Kiwi Fossil Hunter's Handbook. Learn about where you can find fossils, and hear adventures from his fossil explorations!

War Memorial Library | Thursday 14 May, 6.30pm

This is the second talk in the Hot Science – Cool Tales series held in conjunction with GNS Science.See What’s On for more information about future talks.


Coding Workshops

Coding Workshops

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.


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 14 April 2015