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Stepping Up

Stepping UP Computer Classes – Term 1

Hutt City Libraries and the 2020 Trust are pleased to offer FREE computer classes again in 2018.

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. Classes start Monday 12 February.

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

View the Term 1 Timetable.

If you have school-aged children and need cheap internet access at home, we’re also running the Spark Jump project out of Naenae Library! Please phone 04 567 2859 to enquire.

Seed and Seedling Swap

Seed and Seedling Swap

Bring along your spare seeds, seedlings, and garden stuff to swap with others.

Everyone welcome, even if you have nothing to share - there is always more than enough to go around.

Got zucchinies coming out your ears? Sick of eating silverbeet? Bring your surplus summer veges aloing to share and swap too!

Eastbourne Library Saturday 24 March, 11am-1pm

Discover your WWI soldier

Discover Your WWI Soldier

Do you know of someone who served in the New Zealand Army during WWI?

Discover how to access and interpret their military personnel records at this FREE hands-on workshop with Jeffrey Russell.

Stokes Valley Library Monday 26 March, 11:30am

Spaces are limited. Register by emailing

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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 11am

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

Lego Legends!

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

Eastbourne Library Second Thursday of the month, 3.45pm

Taita Library 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

Code Club Aotearoa

Code Club

Code Club is now FULLY BOOKED.

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.

Discover: Minecraft


Get creative and learn the basics of Minecraft at the library. For ages 8-13.

Discover: Minecraft is now fully booked. Find out more or join the waiting list by emailing or phone Eastbourne Library or Naenae Library

Eastbourne Library Last Thursday of the month, 3:45pm (starts Thursday 29 March)
Naenae Library Third Wednesday of the month, 3:45pm (starts Wednesday 21 March)

Children performing yoga poses

Kids Yoga

Want your kids to try something new while being active and having lots of fun? Join us for FREE taster yoga classes with Jeanne from Kula Kids' Yoga and Sara from Seedling Yoga! Show us your best downward dog or maybe a unicorn pose?!

Koha appreciated. Registration is essential, click on the links below to register.

Moera Library Tuesday 3 April, 3:45pm-4:30pm (Held in Moera Community Hall)

Taita Library Thursday 10 May, 3:45pm-4:30pm

War Memorial Library Tuesday 5 June, 3:45pm-4:30pm

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

Active Hour

Come along to learn and play a different game every week using the Action Replay sports kits!

For youth (ages 10-18).

Wainuiomata Library Mondays and Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm

Zine Group

Have you ever wanted to be a journalist or be involved in newspapers? Then get involved and contribute a story, poem, picture or photograph for the new Wainuiomata Community Hub Zine! For youth (ages 10-18).

Wainuiomata Library Last Friday of the Month 4pm-5pm

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

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 Library Third Monday of the month, 7pm

Wainuiomata Library
Second Thursday of the month, 10.30am

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.

Let's Talk about Debt Baby!
Changed your mind about credit? Wondering how that debt number grew and if you need to pay it all? Was that threatening phone call legal? Come along and learn about all this and more.
War Memorial Library Thursday 12 April, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Tenancy & You
Landlord letting you down? Rent rising? Got a damp house? Flatmates flipping out? Come along and get the hottest tips on how to handle all the hiccups tenants experience and learn what the law says when it comes to your tenancy.
Naenae Library Thursday 14 June, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Employment Law
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.
Wainuiomata Library Thursday 12 July, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Māori Land Law
What is Māori land? What is succession? How can people use the Māori land court? What methods of managing Māori land are available? Come along to and introduction to dealing with Māori land.
Stokes Valley Library Thursday 9 August, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Elder Law
War Memorial Library Thursday 13 September, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Work and Income Woes
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!
Naenae Library Thursday 11 October, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Chat and Chill

A friendly group who offers the opportunity to meet and mingle with people in the age range 50+

Wainuiomata Library Mondays 1pm-3pm

Anxiety and Depression Coffee Group

A support group for people journeying with anxiety and depression. Refreshments are provided.

Wainuiomata Library Thursdays 10:30am-11:30am

Learn IT

SeniorNet at the Library

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

War Memorial Library
Friday 23 February, 10am
Friday 27 April, 10am
Friday 29 June, 10am
Friday 31 August, 10am
Friday 26 October, 10am

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 (Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub) at 10.15am and Taita Library (Walter Nash Centre) at 10.30am, returning by 12.30pm.

Petone Settlers Museum
18 May, 17 August, 16 November

The Dowse Art Museum
16 March, 13 April, 15 June. 13 July, 14 September, 12 October, 14 December

Craft & Hobby Groups

Craft group at Wainuiomata

Craft Group
Taita Library Mondays, 4:30pm and Fridays, 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 and Chat
War Memorial Library Sundays, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Join the Crafty Volunteers for their regular weekly 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.

Lower Hutt Colouring-In and Craft 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

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

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 the first Sunday of the month, 1pm-3pm

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.

Te Omanga Hospice

Te Omanga Hospice at the Library

Concerns about living with a life-limiting illness? Experiencing loss? Feel free to drop in and talk with a staff member from Te Omanga Hospice.

Petone Library Tuesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm

Did you know the Te Omanga Hospice Collection is available to browse or borrow at Petone Library while their new hospice is built? You can view their collection online.
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 Third Wednesday of the month, anytime between 1pm-2:30pm

Eastbourne Library Third Thursday of the month, 1pm-2:30pm
(NEW! Starts February 2018)

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 from March to November.

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.

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 Tuesdays, 11am-12noon

Naenae Library Tuesdays, 2pm-3pm

Wainuiomata Library Wednesdays, 11am-12noon

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This page was last updated on 8 March 2018