Event highlights

Easter at the Libraries

Easter Scavenger Hunt

Until 11 April

All libraries

Special events

Collect a sheet from your local library and visit all six branches of the Hamilton City Libraries to get a sticker. Collect all stickers to enter the draw to win an Easter prize.

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Kanorau

Kanorau Digital Literacy

Thursday 18 March - Saturday 27 March

All branches

Workshop

Kanorau Digital is a new short course designed to help individuals who find the digital world a bit (or a lot) challenging.

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GamesNight

Games Night

Every Thursday

Central Library

Special events

Board games – BYO or play our games.
In partnership with Game Centre.

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LearnToPlayChess

Learn to play Chess

Thursday 25 March - Thursday 15 April

Central Library

Workshop

Do you want to be the next Grandmaster of Chess? Then join us for our Learn to Play Chess classes for Adults, Teens, and Kids.

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DoTheWriteThing2

Do the Write Thing!

Monday 12 April

Central Library

A practical workshop to help you write clearly and confidently in English.

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BlokesBookclub

Blokes Book Club

Wednesday 14 April

Central Library

Book Club

Share your thoughts with like-minded blokes on what you’ve been reading and hear about what others are enjoying.

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NZRemembranceArmy

Heritage Talks: NZ Remembrance Army

Thursday 15 April

Central Library

Heritage

Join Heritage Researcher Rowan Miller on Level 1 of the Central Library to hear about the work of the New Zealand Remembrance Army.

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OutOfTheBox

Out of the Box - Archives in the Community

All branches

Heritage

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

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Dungeons and Dragons

An Introduction to Dungeons and Dragons

Saturday 17 April

Central Library

Special events

Keen to get into Dungeons & Dragons but don’t know where to start? Well, we have just the thing for you.

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Mandarin Storytime

Mandarin Storytelling

Every third Sunday of the month

Central and Chartwell Library

Children's events

Madarin Storytelling is a fun-filled programme tailored for children and their families.

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School Holiday Fun2

School Holiday Fun

Tuesday 20 April - Thursday 29 April

All branches

Children's events

These school holidays all Hamilton City Libraries have fun, free events and activities planned for kids and their families!

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Printer2

Vinyl Printing Drop-In

Every Friday

Central Library

Auaha events

Drop in and learn how to create your own stickers and decals, and have them printed and cut using our Roland BN-20 vinyl printer.

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Star Wars Whaanau Day

Star Wars Whaanau Day

Saturday 1 May

Glenview Library

Special events

A great day 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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Lego Club

LEGO Club

Every Monday at Central Library

Thursdays term time at Hillcrest 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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Social Chess Club

Social Chess Club

Every Friday

Central Library

Meet new people and enjoy a game or two of chess! All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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Youth Study Space

Youth Study Space

Every Thursday

Central Library

Youth events

A safe space for young people to come, study and hang out. Free Wi-Fi and limited computers/iPads available, with an optional wellbeing discussion group every second Thursday.

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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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The LAB

Every Wednesday for Term 1

Central Library

Children's events

The LAB - Libraries mobile makerspace programme is an interactive programme for young people which engages them in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) and engenders a passion for learning. Term 1 registrations open now!

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Youth Quiz

Youth Quiz Nights

Thursday 6 May

Central Library

Youth events

Get your team of 4-6 friends together and join Raise Up Hamilton in this monthly quiz for teens. It's free, and there are prizes to be won!

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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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Bubble Day

Bubble Day

Wednesday 21 April

Central Library

Children's events

Come and make giant bubbles with our Bubble wands try to break the world’s biggest bubble record!

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The LAB

The LAB – Libraries mobile makerspace programme 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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Adult Education classes

We have free adult education classes facilitated by Enrich+ educators at Central Library. No bookings required, and all are welcome.

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Youth Quiz nights

Get your team of 4-6 friends together and join Raise Up Hamilton in this monthly quiz for teens. Its free, light snack food and refreshments will be provided.

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