Dinsdale Library Temporary Closure

Dinsdale Library will temporarily close between 1pm, Saturday 2 March - Monday 11 March for electrical maintenance work.

More info on the closure

Introducing the Memory Care Collection

This month we're launching Poipoi Mahara - Memory Care Collection to support carers and persons experiencing cognitive decline, most commonly known as dementia.

More information about Memory Care Collection

New Exhibition: Transport in Hamilton

Our newest exhibition is now on display on Level 3 of Central Library. Come and learn about the history of transport in Hamilton from the river, to walking tracks, trains, buses, and motorcars.

Exhibition information


Childrens Day 2024

Hamilton Children's Day

Saturday 2 March

Central Library

As part of the Hamilton Children's Day celebrations, we'll have lots of fun activities at Central Library!

Children's Day activity information

International Women's Kitchen

Saturday 9 March

Te Kete Aronui

For International Women's Day we are calling all passionate female home bakers of Hamilton’s multicultural community to share the best recipes of their national baking. Bring some tasters along with your recipes and let our community fall in love with your national cuisine.

Women's Kitchen information and registration
Sophie Labelle

An evening with Sophie Labelle

Monday 4 March

Central Library

Sophie Labelle, a neurodivergent trans cartoonist and novelist from Montréal, Canada, will speak about her art and activism, artistic process, comic-making, community building and empowerment through art. Presented by Seed Waikato and Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura.

More information and registration for Sophie's talk

DIY Soap Making with Essential Oils

Sunday 17 March

Te Kete Aronui

Join qualified aromatherapists, Mindy and Cherry, this March to celebrate International Women’s Day! Handmake your own soap and learn about how essential oils can help you and your family on a daily basis in this workshop.

Soapmaking workshop info and registration
Genealogy Tour

Genealogy Tour

Wednesday 6 March

Central Library

Join our Family History Librarian for a tour of our Te Puna Maatauranga / Family History Collection to learn how to locate books under the new system developed especially for family history researchers.

Register for Genealogy Tour
Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friday 22 March - Friday 23 March

Central Library - Te Koopuu Maania o Kirikiriroa

Don't miss out on the first book sale of 2024, brought to you by Friends of the Library!

More information on the Book Sale
Board Game tokens

Fun and Games

Every Monday

Hillcrest Library

Come and play games at Hillcrest Library! We have all sorts of games: card games, board games, dice games, sneaky games, tricky games, and laugh-out-loud games!

Fun and Games dates and times

Yarn 'n' Yack

Tuesdays from 5 March

Hillcrest Library

Join us for a cozy crafternoon! Bring your knitting, crochet or stitching project, and enjoy the company of fellow craft enthusiasts. Share skills, ideas and make new friends over a cuppa. All are welcome to this free event.

Yarn 'n' Yack dates and times
Mandarin Storytime

Mandarin Storytelling

Monthly, starting Sunday 18 February

Alternates between Chartwell Library and Te Kete Aronui

A free Mandarin-language storytelling and activity session for children of all ages and their families.

Mandarin Storytelling dates and locations
Art Club v2

Art Club

Thursdays at Central Library, starting 8 February

Tuesdays online, starting 13 February

Term 1 registrations open now!
Are you interested in learning the basics of acrylic drawing, from proportions to composition? Do you love to learn new skills and have fun? Join our Art Club and create your own piece of art!

Art Club information and registration