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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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Auaha - A Space to Create

Auaha is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing. There is some cool tech available as well as lots of opportunities to explore and find new interests.

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Event highlights

Star Wars Celebrations

Star Wars Celebrations

Saturday 1 May - Saturday 15 May

Various Libraries

Special events

Join us for events for the whole whaanau as we celebrate everything Star Wars. Come and check out our FREE activities with prizes and surprises!

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MoneyMates

MoneyMates

Starts 5 May

Central Library

Adult Education

Join us for information sessions on how to make your own budgets.

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Edison

Edison the Programmable Robot

Starts 6 May

Auaha, Central Library

Join us for our brand new 5 week introductory programme to meet Edison the Programmable Robot and bring it to life using block coding.

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Lil Steamers

Li'l STEAMers

Term 2 Mondays at Chartwell Library

Term 2 Tuesdays at Dinsdale Library

Children's event

Be creative - have fun while exploring with science, technology, arts and math... and a story to go with it!!!
Term 2 registrations are open now.

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Lasair in the Library

Lasair in the Library / Open Mic

19, 21, 28, 29 May

Central Library

Special events

We’re celebrating NZ Music Month with some pop-up shows from Hamilton musician Lasair.
Lasair will be playing for half an hour followed by YOUR chance to take the stage!

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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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LAB Logo

The LAB

Every Wednesday, starting 5 May

Central Library

Children's events

Term 2 registrations are open now!
The LAB is an interactive programme for young people which engages them in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) and engenders a passion for learning.

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ReadingBuddies

Reading Buddies

Tuesday 18 May - Tuesday 22 June

St Andrews Library

Children's events

Registrations for this popular programme are now open for Term 2.
Does your child need some help with their reading? Are they new to reading in English or Te Reo Maaori? Let’s read to therapy dogs together to build their confidence!

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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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Scotty Stone

Scotty Stone Live @ the Library + Open Mic

Monday 24 May

Glenview Library

Special Events

We’re celebrating NZ Music Month with a pop-up show from Hamilton musician Scotty Stone.
Scotty will be playing for half an hour followed by YOUR chance to take the stage.

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