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Libraries Merchandise

The popular Hamilton City Libraries calendar - 2021 'Then and Now' - is now available. Plus, take a look at the other limited-edition goodies we have available for purchase year-round!

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Summer Reading Programme

Our annual Summer Reading Programme for 5-12 year olds is back! Simply call in to your local library and pick up a Summer Reading Programme activity book - then start reading!

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Click and Collect

Need some new books to read? Hamilton City Libraries are proud to offer a contactless book-borrowing service: Library Click and Collect.

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Event highlights

Summer Reading Programme v2

Summer Reading Programme

14 December - 28 January

All Libraries

Summer Reading Programme

Our 2020/21 Summer Reading Programme, The Great New Zealand Tiki Tour, is a free programme to keep children reading over the summer holidays, and registrations are open now!

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Origami

Origami Workshop

Friday 15 January

Central Library

Workshop

Free workshop to learn something new!

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Sensory Storytime Under the Sea

Sensory Storytime

Sunday 31 January

Central Library

Children's events

Join us for a summer multi-sensory adventure!

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Lego Club

Lego Club

Every Monday

Central Library

Children's events

Come build with us! At each session children will be given a challenge to complete – imagination and open-ended play improves literacy and language skills and aids a child’s development.

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Mending

Need Mending Done?

Every second Saturday

Central Library

Auaha events

Pop into Auaha and make use of our sewing equipment to mend your damaged clothing or other fabric items.

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Movie Mornings

Movie Mornings

Every Friday

Central Library

Drop in and join us for a free fun film screening in the PS4 lounge area! All welcome.

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Signing Papers

Justice of the Peace

Every Monday and Friday

Central Library

Special events

Justice of the Peace (JP) services are available at the Central Library every Monday and Friday from 12 - 2pm.

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Computer Mentors

Free Computer Help

Adult education

One-on-one computer help sessions are available - contact us to book now.

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Russian Language

Russian Language and Culture for Beginners

Every Monday

Central Library

Adult education

Come along and spend an hour each Monday learning about the language and culture of Russia.

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Lil Steamers

Li'l STEAMers

Mondays from 15 February

Chartwell Library

Children's events

Come and get creative while exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths with a story for ages 4-7! Term 1 registrations now open.

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