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School Holiday Fun

Not sure what to do these school holidays? We have fun, free events and activities planned for kids and their families at every library branch!

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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

LilConstructibles

Li'l Constructibles

Every Friday, starting 7 May

Chartwell Library

Children's events

This is a 10 week programme daring 4-8 year olds to do something new! Use STRAWBEES to build a robot racer or shapes that intrigue!

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Kanorau

Kanorau Digital Literacy

Thursday 18 March - Saturday 17 April

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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Bubble Day

Bubble Day

Wednesday 21 April

Central Library

Children's events

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

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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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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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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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Mindstorm

LEGO Mindstorms Robot Workshop

Every Tuesday, starting 4 May

Central Library

Children's events

Registrations for Term 2 now open!
Learn how to build and code a LEGO Mindstorm robot over 10 sessions in Auaha.

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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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