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The BiblioFiles

Delve into our collections and discover your next read with our new blog, The BiblioFiles, featuring curated lists and suggestions from our staff.

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Archives in the Community

The Whakaputu/Archives and Special Collections of Hamilton City Libraries is coming to a library branch near you!

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New - Taiohi Takiwaa - Teen Space

We have launched Taiohi Takiwaa, an exclusive section on our website just for teens! Connect and discover what Hamilton City Libraries have on offer for teens. We've got reading recommendations, study help, and many other fun and useful resources available for you. 

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Event highlights

HeritageTalk MaaoriLandCourt

Heritage Talk: Whakapapa and Maaori Land Court Minute Books

Thursday 24 June

Central Library

Heritage events

Join Rangahau Research Librarian Manukau Lewis on Level 3 of the Central Library for a session on using the Maaori Land Court Minute books to trace your tuupuna and their land holdings.

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Matariki

Matariki in the City

Saturday 26 June

Central Library

Special events

Join the Matariki ki Waikato team to celebrate Matariki with Hamilton City. This is a family-friendly, fun, free event with Maaori games, storytellers, live entertainment and more.

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OrigamiStars

Origami Workshop

Saturday 26 June

Central Library

Workshop

Free workshop - join us on level 1 of Central Library and learn something new! All are welcome. This month's theme is Matariki Stars.

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Sign Language

Learn New Zealand Sign Language

Every Friday

Central Library

Adult Education

Come and learn New Zealand’s official language for the Deaf Community with free classes.

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Signing Papers

Justice of the Peace

Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Central and Glenview Library

Justice of the Peace (JP) services will now be available at Glenview Library too! Starting Saturday 12 June.

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LearnToPlayChess

Learn to Play Chess

Every Thursday starting 6 May

Central Library

Children's events

Do you want to be the next Grandmaster of Chess? Or perhaps the next Beth Harmon from the Queen’s Gambit? Then join us for our Learn to Play Chess classes, for kids aged 8-13.

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