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Covid-19 Updates

We continue to update our website with the latest information about Alert Level changes and how it affects our services. 

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Lift upgrade - Central Library

The Central Library will need to close temporarily for two weeks, starting Sunday 17 October, to allow for an upgrade of the passenger lift.

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Click and Collect

Click and Click is back! Please maintain social distancing and wear a mask when collecting. 

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Digital Membership

If you would like to access our Digital Library, you can sign up to our Digital Membership for access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, and learning and research databases.

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Kids' STEAM Programmes

Starting in Term 4, from Monday 18 October

Online under Alert Level 2 and 3

Children's events

Term 4 Registration is now open for many of our STEAM Programmes, being delivered online while we are in Alert Level 2 or 3. These include The LAB, Li'l STEAMers, Edison the Programmable Robot, Li'l Constructibles, and a new programme, Library Learners.

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MakeCode

Tech Club: Digital Game Design

Every Thursday

Online

Teen events

In this programme students will learn how to create basic 64-bit games using various code blocks using Microsoft MakeCode.

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Municipal Pools Oral History Project

Hamilton City Libraries are running an Oral History Project specifically on the Municipal Pools. We are wanting to record your memories so that they will be preserved as part of our city’s history. If you or someone you know would like to share your story or memory and be a part of this project, please complete the online form.

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GamesNight

Games Night

Starting Thursday 21 October

Online

Adult social events

Games Night is back with a virtual twist! Join us online for board and card games on a Thursday night.

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Sketchin Club

Sketchin' Club

Every Thursday

Online

Workshop

Do you want to learn to ‘draw like a pro’? Then join Sketchin’ Club where you will develop keen observational skills, improve your dexterity (fine motor skills) and draw some sweet art!
This event is for children aged 8-13, but we are taking expressions of interest for a similar workshop for adults and teens 14 and up.

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LibraryLearners

Library Learners: A new STEAM programme for homeschoolers

Starts Thursday 21 October

Online under Alert Level 2 and 3/Central Library under Alert Level 1

Children's events

Mix and mingle with other homeschool families, while participating in a range of STEAM and Auaha Makerspace activities such as VR headset, 3D printing equipment, Podcast setup, Music Studio, Materials for Stop Motion Animation and more!

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Heritage Online Collections

Browse our online platform where you can view many of the Heritage materials held by Hamilton City Libraries, such as photos and ephemera.

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StaffStorytime

Staff Storytime

Watch our staff read some of their favourite stories.

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Learn to Play Chess for Kids

Starting Thursday 21 October

Online under Alert Level 2 and 3/Central Library under Alert Level 1

Children's events

Our popular chess class for children is back for Term 4, running online while we're at Alert Level 2 and 3. Register to receive your link to join.

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