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Astronomy Night: One Dark-Sky

Join Adela Devarajan from the Wellington Astronomical Society and International Dark Sky Association for a look at the importance of preserving the night sky from its continued light pollution.

War Memorial Library Wednesday 14 April, 6:30pm


Stepping Up Computer Classes - Term 1 2021

Hutt City Libraries and Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa offer FREE computer classes for people with basic, or no computer skills.

Term 1 classes start Monday 1 March and are available at Naenae, Petone, Stokes Valley, Taita, Wainuiomata, and War Memorial Libraries.

View the class timetable online or see in-library. Phone 04 570 6633 or ask at your local library to register for a class.

Stepping Up Computer Classes - Term 1 2021.

World Autism Awareness Day

We have some great picture books for and about tamariki on the autism spectrum. Everyone is welcome to these sessions of 4 stories followed by some Duplo and Lego play.

Naenae Library Wednesday 7 & Saturday 10 April, 10:30am

Fabric Swap (and Quilt Display)

Share your bits, bobs, buttons and excess fabric with others then pick up some fabric for your next project!

We'll also have quilts from Capital Quilters and Cherie's Quilt Studio on display during April, as well as fabric creations from our talented staff.

War Memorial Library Saturday 10 April, 10am-2pm

Digital Drop In

Pop in to see the friendly team at your local library and get help with your digital device and technological questions.

Naenae Library Sunday 11 & 18 April, 1pm

Work Connect

Work Connect is a free programme to help skilled migrants, partners and adult children of skilled migrants, and international student graduates (level 7 & above) prepare for the New Zealand job market. Work Connect supports you with personalised coaching and mentoring to help you find a job that suits your skills, experience and qualifications. The programme is funded by Immigration New Zealand. Everyone is welcome at these sessions.


Job Searching

Learn valuable information about what the NZ employer looks for in a candidate, what job search strategies work best to increase your chances to find employment, and tips on how to market yourself strategically.

Walter Nash Centre Tuesday 13 April, 1pm-2pm

Interview Skills

How to prepare for an interview, understand how employers think during an interview and what type of interview questions you can expect. You will get tips on how to present yourself effectively and how to communicate your skills, experience, personal qualities and other strengths with impact.

War Memorial Library Tuesday 13 April, 5pm-6pm

CV Writing

Learn how to structure a CV, get tips how to write a marketable CV that stands out, and understand the importance of tailoring your CV to the job you are applying for.

Petone Library Thursday 29 April, 12noon-1pm

Community Chat

Ask questions, get advice, raise your concerns, or have a chat with organisations that provide services to our communities.

Each week, there will be a representative from a different organisation. Weekly at the War Memorial Library. Starts 13 April.


Whitmarsh Law

Solicitor Jordan Watt will answer questions and provide advice about writing your will. He is known for using plain English to explain legal details and issues.

War Memorial Library Tuesday 13 April, 1pm-2pm

Te Omanga Hospice

Provides palliative care through an interdisciplinary team of specialist doctors, nurses, therapists and specially trained volunteers to those living with a terminal or life limiting illness in the Hutt Valley. Do you know what this means? Would you like to know what a hospice is? What services they offer? How they support the patients and their family? How much the services cost? Would you like to hear more about Compassionate Communities? Come and have your questions answered by a Hospice team member.

War Memorial Library Tuesday 20 April, 1pm-2pm

Connected - Employment, Education, and Training

Connected is an all-of-government service that helps connect you with advice and support about employment, education and training available through government agencies. If you have any questions that are related to employment, education or training, please come and see them. They provide help to a wide range of New Zealanders, including job seekers looking for help finding a job, people who are worried about keeping the job they have, businesses wanting to hire employees, and people looking for education and training advice and opportunities.

War Memorial Library Tuesday 27 April, 1pm-2pm

Astronomy Night: One Dark-Sky, preserving the heritage

Join Adela Devarajan from the Wellington Astronomical Society and International Dark Sky Association for a look at the importance of preserving the night sky from its continued light pollution, for International Dark Sky Week. Learn what we can do in our daily lives to reduce the pollution and preserve the night sky for all.

War Memorial Library Wednesday 14 April, 6:30pm


Adela Devarajan Bio:
A futurist with deep passion for the future of work and data driven decision making; to develop a sustainable community at large. I am an IDA delegate and a member of WAS. My love for night skies, their heritage, cultural significance across the planet and continued exploration has helped me pursue my passion for dark skies through IDA.
I am an electronics engineer by training and currently work as a Senior Adviser in the strategy team at the Ministry for Primary Industries. I moved to Wellington 2 years ago from San Francisco and prior to that I have lived in Sri Lanka, India and briefly in Australia. In my spare time, I love watching the night skies, travelling and learning landscape photography.

This talk will also introduce the work the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) does in NZ and across the world to protect our night skies, including a brief summary of dark sky places and accreditation process.
If the weather is clear we’ll head outside after the talk and look through telescopes provided by the Wellington Astronomical Society (WAS).

Discover Your WW1 Soldier

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

Email LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz to register.

Naenae Library Friday 16 April, 10am

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