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Conservation Week (15-23 September)

Join us to learn about local (and international) conservation efforts and some things you can do to help our wildlife!

Save the Turtles
Will our grandchildren see a living turtle? This is a question that local teen Ella Magnusson asks herself and has inspired her to research the future of turtles. Join Ella to find out what we can do to ensure turtles will be around for many generations to come.
War Memorial Library Wednesday 19 September, 6pm
Petone Library Sunday 23 September, 2pm

Visit Conservation Week for more events.



Science the eye can’t see

Seeing is believing, or so they say. GNS Science presents a new seminar series on unseen science that is helping shape the future direction of science in New Zealand. From nanotech to indoor air quality, join us on an adventure to find out about the science we can't see!

Ruapehu and Tongariro – Tiny crystals reveal a whole new story with Graham Leonard, GNS Science
War Memorial Library Thursday 27 September, 6pm-7pm

For upcoming talks visit Science the eye can’t see.


Fighting a 'history war' over suffrage with Jane Tolerton

Kate Sheppard and William Pember Reeves fought a 'history war' over how New Zealand women got the vote in 1893.

She said...it was a long, hard struggle. He said...women woke up one fine September morning and found themselves enfranchised.

Jane Tolerton say New Zealand has a better story to tell about suffrage if we put men into the story. Having put women into World War One with Make Her Praises Heard Afar she is now working on a book on why we got women's suffrage so early and a woman MP so late - in 1933.

Jane is the author of an award winning biography of Ettie Rout and the best-selling oral history, Convent Girls.

War Memorial Library Friday 21 September, 6:30pm-7:30pm

For more events see Suffrage 125.



School Holiday Events

Tamariki can spark their imaginations at our FREE holiday events on from 1-14 October. Robots, Lego, science, building, and lots of spark-ly hands-on fun!

Events are for ages 5+ unless otherwise specified. Some events may require registration.

For a full list of events see School Holidays or pick up a timetable at your local library.



Creative Writing for Youth

Spend time working on your stories, poetry, script, non-fic, and get handy tips, which will inspire you to finish your writing!

Each session you’ll get time to write and meet local authors, publishers, scriptwriters, lyricists and poets, who can answer your questions about how to get published!

War Memorial Library Fridays, 4:30pm-6pm (starts 10 August)

FREE. Ages 13-21 welcome.

Check out the event on Facebook for more information about our guests or visit Creative Writing for Youth.


Stepping Up

Stepping UP Computer Classes – Term 3 Registrations Now Open

Our popular computer classes run with the 2020 Trust are back again for term 3 with classes available at Naenae, Petone, Stokes Valley, Taita, Wainuiomata and War Memorial Libraries. Classes start on Monday 23 July and are for Hutt City residents with basic, or no computer skills.

Registrations are now open and are essential. Register online, by phoning 04 570 6633, or visiting your local library.

View the Term 3 Timetable and Class Descriptions

This page was last updated on 30 August 2018