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Beyond the Page

Beyond the Page - Literary Festival for tamariki and their whānau, 7-22 July

Join us at Hutt City Libraries during the school holidays for Beyond the Page, a collaboration with Upper Hutt City Libraries, Wellington City Libraries, and Kāpiti Coast District Libraries.

We've packed the school holidays full of FREE events - writing workshops with New Zealand authors, interactive storytelling, animal storytimes, Lego, robotics, and so much more!

Download the Lower Hutt timetable or check out the full calendar at Beyond the Page. Some events do have limited spaces and require bookings so get in quick!

We also have a region wide scavenger hunt on! Find out how you can get started at Beyond the Page.


Plastic Free July

Thinking about ditching single-use plastic during July? Or just curious about where the plastic in our lives ends up? Join us during July for documentary screenings, talks, and workshops!

Find out more at Plastic Free July.



Maori Roll or General Roll

Māori Roll or General Roll

Māu tonu e kowhiri. Now is your time to choose.

If you’re Māori and 18 or over, it’s time again to make a simple but important choice. Do you want to be on the Māori Roll or the General Roll? Staff from the Electoral Commission will be visiting during June to answer your questions and help with enrolment.

War Memorial Library Wednesday 13 June, 10am–12pm
Wainuiomata Library Wednesday 13 June, 1pm–3pm
Stokes Valley Library Friday 15 June, 12pm–2pm
Petone Library Tuesday 26 June, 2pm–4pm
Naenae Library Wednesday 27 June, 10am-12pm
Naenae Library Saturday 7 July, 10am-12pm
Taita Library Wednesday 11 July, 10:30am–12:30pm
Stokes Valley Library Wednesday 11 July, 2pm-4pm
Stokes Valley Library Wednesday 18 July, 2pm-4pm
Naenae Library Thursday 19 July 10am-12pm


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



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Regular Events for Children & Teens

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce & Rhyme

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


Pre-School Storytime

Preschool 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


Inklings

Inklings

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


Minecraft

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 LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz or phone Eastbourne Library or Naenae Library.

Eastbourne Library Last Thursday of the month, 3:45pm
Naenae Library Third Wednesday of the month, 3:45pm


Tabletop Games

Tabletop Games

Have a go with our awesome selection of tabletop games, or bring your own. Ages 10+.

Challenge your frinds and whānau with Treasure Chest, King of New York, Aton, 7 Wonders, SmashUp, Hexal, and more.

Eastbourne Library First Thursday of the month, 3:45pm-5pm NEW!

Naenae Library Last Friday of the month, 3pm-5pm


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


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



Code Club

Code Club Aotearoa

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.

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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.

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 27 April, 10am - Jaye Howey on seeing Northern Peru and Brasilia through a Friendship Force visit.
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.


Wesley Positive Ageing Network

Meet others and enjoy fellowship and morning tea. Groups meet monthly and you're welcome to attend as many as you want.

Free transport is available for those that require it. Please contact Tracey Scott - phone 027 432 2393 or email tscott@wesleyca.org.nz.

Stokes Valley Libary First Monday of the month, 10am-11:30am
War Memorial Library First Wednesday of the month, 10am-11:30am
Naenae Library Fourth Wednesday of the month, 10am-11:30am
Petone Library Last Monday of the month, 11:30am-1pm


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
13 April, 15 June. 13 July, 14 September, 12 October, 14 December


Craft & Hobby Groups

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’.

Craft and Chat with Coffee

Bring your current craft project along and have a good chat with others over coffee!

Naenae Library Fridays 2pm

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


Emergency Water Tanks

Emergency Water Tanks

Emergency Water Tanks can be purcahsed from Eastbourne, Naenae, and Petone Libraries.

In an emergency you'll need at least 3 litres of water per person per day - make sure you and your whānau are prepared!

The tanks cost $105, hold 200 litres, and are easy to install.


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.




Royal Federation of New Zealand Justices Associations Inc

Justices of the Peace

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 www.jpfed.org.nz.


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

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 First and Third Thursday of the month, 10:30am-12:30pm



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 www.wclc.org.nz.

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 29 June 2018