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Find out what’s happening at Hutt City Libraries on our Events Calendar!

Download the What's On Guide for February here

Featured Events

Financial Basics for Business

Financial Basics for Business

A four week program with Kendons Chartered Accountants covering the basics of what you need to know for business accounting - Ideal for new and small businesses.

Workshops are free but spaces are limited, registration is essential.

What are Financial Statements and Foundations on GST / INCOME TAX
This session will cover;

  • Source information
  • Methods of catching information
  • - Xero/MYOB/Cash Books/Other Software
    - Pros and cons of software vs manual
  • Types of Tax – GST / INC / FBT / RWT
  • Using a Chartered Accountant vs DIY
War Memorial Library Tuesday 7 March, 5:30pm
Register now for this session.

Understanding the Balance Sheet
This session will cover;

  • What is the difference between statement of financial position / balance sheet
  • Assets, Liabilities, Equity
  • Current vs Non-Current
  • Current accounts (basic)
War Memorial Library Tuesday 14 March, 5:30pm
Register now for this session.

Profit and Loss (P&L)
This session will cover;

  • What’s the difference between P&L and Statement of Financial Performance
  • Income, Expenses, Tax, Profit
War Memorial Library Tuesday 21 March, 5:30pm
Register now for this session.

Basic introduction to Income Tax
This session will cover;

  • What is taxable
  • What is deductible
  • Difference between assets/capitalised and depreciated vs Repair and Maintenance (R&M)
  • Entertainment
War Memorial Library Tuesday 28 March, 5:30pm
Register now for this session.

Stepping Up Workshop

Find out how easy it is to navigate and find your ancestors with our Family History Specialist, Tricia Meehan.

Workshops are free but spaces are limited, registration is essential.

War Memorial Library Wednesday 1 March, 10.30am-11.30am

Stepping Up

Stepping UP Computer Classes

Computer classes run with the 2020 Trust are back again for 2017!

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

View the Term 1 Class Timetable.

View the Term 1 Class Descriptions.

Registrations for term 1 will are now open and are essential. Register online, phone 570 6633 or visit your local library.

Classes begin Tuesday 7 February.

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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 (Starts Tuesday 14 February)

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 (Starting in March there will be a new session on Saturdays, 2pm)

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

Eastbourne Library Second Thursday 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 and last Friday of the Month 3.30pm

War Memorial Library Third Friday of the month, 3.45pm
Spaces are limited. You can book in 15 minutes before this session starts.

Wainuiomata Library Last Thursday of the month, 4pm-5pm (Starts Thursday 30 March)

Petone Library Last Sunday of the month, 2pm-4pm (Starts Sunday 26 February)

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.

Teen Suggestion Panel

The Teen Suggestion Panel gives teens the opportunity to shape the way the library supports its youth.

All teens are welcome to come along and hang out!

Wainuiomata Library Fourth Wednesday or the month, 5.30pm-7.30pm

The Teen Suggestion Panel takes a break over summer. It will start back from February 2016.

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 No sessions over summer holidays.

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

Crochet for Kids

Come along and learn a new craft! Build your skills and work towards making something for yourself. For kids aged 5-14.

Taita Library Sundays, 10am-12noon

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Regular Events

Book Talks

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

Book Talk JuneJune

Book Talk JulyJuly

Book Talk SeptSeptember

Book Talk OctoberOctober

Book Talk NovemberNovember

Naenae Library First Monday of the month, 10.30am
Due to Waitangi Day February session is on Monday 13 February

Stokes Valley Library First Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm

Taita Library First Friday 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






Stokes Valley Community House Third Monday of the month, 7pm






Wainuiomata Library Second Thursday of the month, 10.30am






Taita Library Third Thursday of the month, 11am




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.

New Migrants Coffee and Chat

Drop in to have coffee and a talk. Come practice your English and get connected to your local community.

All newcomers welcome.

Taita Library Tuesdays, 1pm-2pm

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.

(No session in January)

Adult Colouring In Group
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

Adult Colouring In Group
Wainuiomata LibrarySaturdays, 1pm
Come along and colour in at the library! Bring your own materials.

Colouring In Group
Taita Library Sundays, 2pm-4pm
Relax and enjoy a chat at our friendly colouring-in group. Bring your own materials or colour some of our pages. Tea and Coffee provided.

Scrabble Club

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’.

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 New Zealand Society of Genealogists take a break during December and January, sessions will start back from February 2017.

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
(No session in January)

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

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

To find out when a Justice of the Peace will be at your library see our Events Calendar.

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, 4pm-5pm

War Memorial LibraryThird 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 Taita 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 23 February 2017