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British Newspapr Archive Workshops

British Newspaper Archive Workshops

Want to search for historical facts or family history in newspapers? The British Newspaper Archive has over 700 British newspaper titles from 1710 to 1959.

Learn how it can help your research with our Family History Specialist, Tricia Meehan.

War Memorial Library Friday 23 June, 10.30am Fully Booked

Spaces are limited. Register by emailing

Enrol to vote at your library

The Electoral Commission is visiting our libraries in June. Enrol to vote, check your enrolment details and find out how voting works!

All sessions are 2pm-4pm.

Naenae Library Thursday 22 June
Petone Library Friday 23 June
War Memorial library Thursday 29 June
Wainuiomata Library Friday 30 June

Celebrate Matariki

Colour a star to add to our beautiful cloak.
Naenae Library Saturday 24 June, 2pm-3pm

Join us for a Matariki themed storytime.
Wainuiomata Library Tuesday 20 June, 10.30am

Make a harakeke whetu, write a wish on it and add it to our constellation.
Wainuiomata Library all month

Ockie Simmonds on maramataka, the role of Matariki, and astronomy. Head outside after to look through telescopes provided by the Wellington Astronomical Society.
War Memorial library Friday 30 June, 6.30pm

Stepping Up

Stepping UP Computer Classes

Computer classes run with the 2020 Trust are back again for term 2.

Classes are for Hutt City residents with basic, or no computer skills and are offered at Naenae, Petone, Stokes Valley, Taita, Wainuiomata, and War Memorial Libraries.

View the Term 2 Class Timetable.

View the Term 2 Class Descriptions.

Registrations for term 2 are now open and are essential. Register online, phone 570 6633 or visit your local library.

Term 2 classes will begin on Monday 1 May.

Lower Hutt 1839 to 2009

Lower Hutt 1839 to 2009

Get an illustrated historical overview of Lower Hutt from 1839 to 2009 presented by our Heritage Specialist Clark Stiles.

Naenae Library Friday 30 June, 1pm

Interested in Lower Hutt's history? Our Heritage team has a blog.

Board Games at Naenae

After School Board Games

Drop by after school and try our awesome selection of tabletop games, or bring your own! Have a go at Treasure Chest, King of New York, 7 Wonders, Aton, SmashUp, Hexal, and more. Ages 8+

Naenae Library Friday 30 June, 3pm-5.30pm

Games are available for use at Naenae Library all the time, so just ask staff if you want to have a play!

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Regular Events for Children

Baby Bounce & Rhyme

Baby Bounce

A weekly half-hour programme of songs, rhymes and fingerplays especially for children aged 0-2 years 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.

Choose the day or library that suits you best:

Eastbourne Library Mondays 10.30am

War Memorial Library Mondays 10.10am and 11.10am, Wednesdays 2.15pm

Stokes Valley Library Tuesdays 10.30am

Stokeswood Rest Home, Stokes Valley Second Tuesday of the month, 1.30pm

Petone Library Tuesdays 10.30am, Fridays 10.30am, Saturdays 10.30am

Taita Library Wednesdays 11am

Naenae Library Tuesdays 10.10am

Wainuiomata Library Thursdays 10.30am

Preschool Storytime

Pre-School Storytime

A weekly programme for children aged 2-5 years. Join us for a half-hour of stories and songs.

Introducing children to stories from a very young age enriches language development and expands vocabulary, giving them a valuable boost before starting school.

Morning sessions are at:

Naenae Library Wednesdays 10.30am

Moera Library Wednesdays 11am

Petone Library Thursdays 10.30am

Stokes Valley Library Thursdays 10.30am

Taita Library Tuesdays 10am

Wainuiomata Library Tuesdays 10.30am

Afternoon sessions are at:

Eastbourne Library Wednesdays 2pm

War Memorial Library Tuesdays 2pm



An hour long monthly group for 9-12 year olds who love reading.

We talk about books, explore new ideas and most importantly have fun!

Wainuiomata Library Second Tuesday of the month, 4pm

Naenae Library Third Friday of the month, 3.45pm

Lego Legends

Become a Lego Legend!

Make amazing Lego creations at the library and become a Lego Legend!

Limited to ages 5+ due to safety requirements

Naenae Library First Friday of the month, 3.45pm

Taita Library Every Second Saturday of the month, 2pm and Last Friday of the Month, 3.30pm

War Memorial Library Third Friday of the month, 3.45pm

Wainuiomata Library Last Thursday of the month, 4pm-5pm

Petone Library Last Sunday of the month, 2pm-4pm

Discover Group

Hands-on STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and manufacturing) creative problem solving sessions using Lego for ages 7-12.

Eastbourne Library Second Thursday of the month, 4pm

Code Club Aotearoa

Code Club

Code Club is now fully booked. Please register your interest by contacting

Code Club is a nationwide network of FREE volunteer-led coding clubs for kiwi kids aged 9-12. The aim is for kids to leave Code Club inspired to pursue other digital “making” activities in their spare time, in school, or as a career.

Suitable for kids with limited or no experience coding as kids start out learning basic programming skills using Scratch.

Top Floor, War Memorial Library Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm (during the school term)

For more information about Code Clubs see Code Club Aotearoa.

Homework Zone

Homework Zone

Head to Taita Library to find the right materials and the right information to help you get your homework and assignments in on time!

Taita Library Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3.30pm-4.30pm

XBox Games

Xbox Challenge Series

Let your imagination run wild with Minecraft and other awesome games!

All kids welcome but registration is essential. See staff at Taita Library to register.

Taita Library Sundays, 3.30pm

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Regular Events

Book Talks

Library staff talk about the latest non-fiction available at the library. Everyone welcome!

Naenae Library First Monday of the month, 10.30am
Next session is Monday 12 June due to Queen’s Birthday.

Stokes Valley Library First Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm

Taita Library First Thursday of the month, 10.30am

War Memorial Library Last Thursday of the month, 7pm

Book Groups

Friendly and casual book discussion groups that meets once a month, everyone welcome!

Each month there’s a different theme and you’ll have a chance to share what you’ve been reading.

Bring a book that you have enjoyed or just come along and find some great reads at the library!

Eastbourne Library (Books on Wednesday) First Wednesday of the month, 11am

Moera Library (Moera Book Chat) First Thursday of the month, 10.30am

Naenae Library Third Monday of the month, 1pm

Petone Library
Third Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm

Second Sunday of the month 2.30pm

Stokes Valley Community House Third Monday of the month, 7pm
No Book Group in April due to Easter Monday

Eclectic Reads


Blue Books



Wainuiomata Library
Second Thursday of the month, 10.30am
Second Saturday of the month, 2pm (Repeat session)

Taita Library Third Thursday of the month, 11am

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.

Need some legal help? Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley run free clinics at three of our libraries.

Wills I? Wont I?
Stokes Valley Library Thursday 13 July, 12.30pm-1.30pm
Do you need a will and what happens if you die without one. Learn the basics of dealing with the legal systems when loved ones pass on.

Naenae Library Thursday 10 August, 12.30pm-1.30pm
Landlord letting you down? Rent rising? Flatmates flipping out? Come along and get the hottest tips on how to handle all the hiccups tenants experience.

Success with Succession (Maori Land - An Introduction)
War Memorial Library Thursday 14 September, 12.30pm-1.30pm
What is Maori land? What is succession? How can people use the Maori land court? What methods of managing Maori land are available? Come along to an introduction to dealing with Maori land

Work and Income Woes
Taita Library Thursday 12 October, 12.30pm-1.30pm
Learn what you are entitled to and how to go about getting it. Getting scary letters from Work and Income? Want to challenge a decision Work and Income has made? This is the talk for you! Listen to our Community Lawyer talk you through the struggle of dealing with Work and Income.

Employment Rights and Employment Wrongs
Stokes Valley Library Thursday 9 November, 12.30pm-1.30pm
How many breaks should you get? When are you entitled to Annual leave and sick leave? If someone is mean to you at work what can you do? Learn what to do when things go wrong at work.

Older Adults Library Sessions

Library sessions for older adults

Join Age Concern at the library! Each session varies - hear a guest speaker or simply have a chat. Everyone welcome.

Tea and coffee provided, baking is welcome.

Naenae Library 10am-11.30am
23 May, 27 June, 25 July, 29 August, 26 September, 24 October, 28 November

Petone Library 10am-11.30am
29 May, 26 June, 31 July, 28 August, 25 September, 30 October, 27 November

Taita Library 10am-11.30am
8 June, 13 July, 10 August, 14 September, 12 October, 9 November

Wainuiomata Library 10am-11.30am
23 June, 14 July, 11 August, 8 September, 6 October, 3 November

Learn IT

SeniorNet at the Library

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 and let SeniorNet show you the way at one of their FREE sessions at Eastbourne Library.

Eastbourne Library

  • Thursday 29 June, 10am-12noon
  • Thursday 31 August, 10am-12noon
  • Thursday 26 October, 10am-12noon

SeniorNet Social Morning at the Library
Join SeniorNet at the library for a fun social morning and learn about a new aspect of technology.

War Memorial Library

  • Friday 28 July, 10am-12noon
  • Friday 29 September, 10am-12noon
  • Friday 24 November, 10am-12noon

To find out more about SeniorNet in Lower Hutt see SeniorNet Hutt City.

Visit the Dowse Art Museum and Petone Settlers Museum

Jump on board the FREE van to The Dowse Art Museum or Petone Settlers Museum!

You’ll have a personal guided tour of the galleries followed by a free cup of tea or coffee.

Talk to any of our staff at Stokes Valley or Taita Library and put your name down for an amazing experience!

Second Monday of the Month
Van leaves Stokes Valley Library at 10.15am and Taita Library (Walter Nash Centre) at 10.30am, returning by 12.30pm.

Craft & Hobby Groups

Craft group at WainuiomataCraft Group
Taita Library Thursdays, 1pm-2pm

Learn tāniko weaving or join us for a cuppa and some good company while you work on your own current craft project.

Craft Group
Wainuiomata Library Thursdays, 2pm-4pm
Enjoy some good company while you work on your latest craft project.

Craft and Chat
War Memorial Library Second Sunday of the month, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Join the Crafty Volunteers for their regular monthly crafting session. Bring your current project and enjoy sharing tips and tricks with other crafters. Beginners are welcome to come along and learn how to crochet or knit. Gold coin donation goes towards running costs, which includes afternoon tea.

War Memorial Library Sundays, 2pm-4pm
Come along and colour away with the Lower Hutt Adult Colouring In Group at the War Memorial Library! Materials supplied to get you started. For more information, contact Julie on 566 2006

Wainuiomata Library Sundays, 1pm
Come along and colour in at the library! Bring your own materials.

Taita Library Sundays, 2pm-4pm
Join us for childrens colouring in on Sundays!

Scrabble Club
Eastbourne Library Fridays, 2pm-4.30pm
Come along and play Scrabble with others in the library! All ages and skill levels welcome. Play one hour Scrabble games and learn how to use the ‘Official Scrabble Players Dictionary’.

Sustainable Living

Sustainable Living Series

The Sustainable Living Series is run by Hutt City Council Sustainability Officer, Natalie Hormann.

Emergency Management and Resilience
Are you prepared for natural and manmade disasters? Learn how to become more self-sufficient so you can feel safer and more confident in a crisis and how to build community.
Eastbourne Library Saturday 10 June, 10.30am

Fruit Trees - Care and Maintenance
Fruit trees are fun and easier to grow than you might think. Learn about selecting, planting and caring for fruit trees in Lower Hutt. With a bit of care, they can start providing fresh fruit within a couple of years!
Petone Library Saturday 10 June, 12noon

Regular Services Available

Team Naenae at the Library

Team Naenae Trust at the Library

Come and have a chat to Christine from Team Naenae Trust for all things NAENAE related!

Naenae Library Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm and Thursdays, 10am-12noon

Find more about Team Naenae on their Facebook.

Help with Family History

Help with Family History

Members of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists are available to assist you with family history enquiries at Petone Library.

Petone Library First and third Wednesday of the month, 10am–12noon, and first Saturday of the month, 10am-12noon

The Hutt Valley Branch of the NZSG hold regular meetings on topics of interest each month. For more information on their meetings see Hutt Valley Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

Help with Family History

Family History Drop-in

Need a bit of help researching your family?

Our Family History Specialist are available to assist with family history enquiries and answer questions.

No need to book a spot, just drop-in!

Naenae Library Second Wednesday of the month, anytime between 1pm-2.30pm

Taita Library Fourth Thursday of the month, 11am-12.30pm

Curtain Drop Off

Curtain Bank Drop-off

The War Memorial Library is pleased to be the Lower Hutt drop-off point for the Wellington Curtain Bank.

If you have curtains or fabric to donate, drop them in to the library during opening hours.

For more information about the Wellington Curtain Bank see Sustainability Trust.

Justices of the Peace

Royal Federation of New Zealand Justices Associations Inc

Members of the Hutt Valley & Districts Justices of the Peace Association run clinics at all of our libraries.

Justices of the Peace can assist you with the following:

  • witnessing signatures
  • certifying documents
  • witnessing of Land Transfer and other documents
  • taking of declarations, affidavits or affirmations

For more about on Justices of the Peace see

Eastbourne Library First Saturday of the month, 12noon-1pm

Moera Library Second Thursday of the month, 10.30am-11.30am

Naenae Library Third Tuesday of the month, 10.30am-11.30am

Petone Library Last Friday of the month, 2pm-3pm

Stokes Valley Library Second Thursday of the month, 1pm-2pm

Taita Library First Monday of the month, 1pm-2pm

Wainuiomata Library Thursdays, 2pm-3pm

War Memorial Library Third Tuesday of the month, 7pm-8pm


Plunket Clinic

Plunket is a national not-for-profit organisation, community-owned and governed. They provide a caring, professional whānau service that aims to provide universal access to services for all children and families regardless of ethnicity or location.

Taita Library Wednesdays, 9am-4pm
Contact Plunket on 04 4604660 to make an appointment with the nurse.

Wainuiomata Library Tuesdays, 10am-11.30am

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau

Staff from the Lower Hutt Citizens Advice Bureau are available at the Library to answer your questions.

Taita Library Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm

Community Law

Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley Clinics

Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley provides community legal services to meet unmet legal needs.

They provide free clinics to help you with any legal questions.

For more information about Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley see

Taita Library Second Monday of the month, 12noon-1pm

Naenae Library Tuesdays, 2pm-3pm

Wainuiomata Library Wednesdays, 11am-12noon

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This page was last updated on 20 June 2017