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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

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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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24 Days of Christmas

Daily until 24 December

Central Library

Special Event

Central Library is offering free, fun, festive activities for all ages every day until Christmas!

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Lego Club

Lego Club

Every second Monday, from 9 November

Central Library

Children's events

Fortnightly Lego Club will run until Christmas. 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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Meditation on Mondays

Meditation on Mondays

Mondays, from 16 November

Central Library

Special events

Drop in and join us for facilitated group meditation and mindfulness. Suitable for absolute beginners through to experienced meditators.

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Mending

Need Mending Done?

Every second Saturday (starting 9 January)

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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Signing Papers

Justice of the Peace

Every Friday

Central Library

Special events

Justice of the Peace (JP) services are available at the Central Library every Friday from 12 - 2pm.
Please note Central Library will be closed on Friday 25 December and Friday 1 January.

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Computer Mentors

Free Computer Help

Sessions resume Monday 11 January

Various Branches

Adult education

Our volunteer computer mentors are currently taking a break but will be back in the new year!

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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.
Please note this class will finish for the year on Monday 18 December, and resume on Monday 11 January 2021.

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