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Pay it Forward

To celebrate the removal of overdue fees for Junior and Young Adult collections, we are running a month-long foodbank drive in partnership with Waikato Women's Refuge - Te Whakaruruhau.

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Removal of Overdue Fines from Junior and Young Adult Collections

From 1 July, 2021, Hamilton City Council has removed all overdue fees for Junior and Young Adult collections for Hamilton’s libraries.

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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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Event highlights

Koorero Pukapuka ki Matariki

Starts Saturday 3 July

All libraries

Our Winter Reading Program is back this year with a new theme – Kites!

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Matariki School Holidays

Starting Tuesday 13 July

All libraries

Join us for fun-filled star-making activities!

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Genealogy Seminar

Genealogy Seminar: Shipping

Thursday 15 July

Central Library

Heritage events

Join Family History Librarian Shelley North on Level 3 of the Central Library for a one-hour seminar to explore a range of resources for locating passenger lists and other shipping information.

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Sensory Storytime: Dinosaurs

Sunday 25 July

Central Library

Children's events

Join us for a dinosaur multi-sensory adventure! Listen to a story in our pop-up sensory tent, play with our sensory toys and slime, and explore your senses with dinosaurs.

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Living by the Moon: Maramataka

Thursday 22 July

St Andrews Library

Workshop

Do you want to connect more with your environment and live by the phases of the moon? Join us for a practical and interactive introduction workshop to learn how to incorporate the maatauranga of the Maaori Lunar Calendar into your modern life.

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STEAM Programmes for Kids

Children's events

Term 3 registrations for our STEAM programmes are open now! These programmes are:
The LAB, LEGO Mindstorms Robot Workshop, Li'l STEAMers, Li'l Constructibles, and Edison the Programmable Robot.

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Portrait Painting Workshop

Thursday 29 July

Te Papanui Enderley Community Centre

Learn the rules of proportion and watercolour techniques to create a beautiful portrait inspired by famous surrealist painter Frida Kahlo.

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3D Design and VR Drop In

Thursday 29 July

Te Papanui Enderley Community Centre

Enderley, here's your chance to learn and practice use of basic 3D design!

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