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Heritage

Our Heritage collections, located on Level 3 of the Central Library, aim to preserve Hamilton's rich cultural and historical legacy for future generations.

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Kit Collection

Think of all the things you could do if you only had a telescope, Go Pro or a sewing machine. The Kit Collection is all about taking the time to learn something new or to dust off an existing skill or maybe even gain a new hobby.

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Library merchandise

Check out our new range of library merchandise. Along with our popular Heritage calendar, we have a new range of coffee mugs and a magnetic poetry kit.

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Event highlights

Genealogy Seminar

Genealogy seminar: Genealogy for beginners

20 February 2020

Central Library

Genealogy

Join Family History Librarian Shelley North for an introduction into researching your family history.

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Maori Village

Heritage Talks: Maaori Land Court Minute Books for beginners

12 March 2020

Central Library

Heritage

Join Heritage Librarian Manukau Lewis for some hints on how to best understand and use the Maaori Land Court Minute Books for your research needs.

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Storytime session

Storytime

Term one begins 12 February 2020

All libraries

Preschooler events

Storytime is a fun-filled preschool programme tailored specifically for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

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Wriggle Rhyme session

Wriggle & Rhyme

Term one begins 11 February 2020

All libraries

Preschooler events

Wriggle & Rhyme classes combine singing, movement and rhythm, in a way that will delight and stimulate your child.

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MakeyMakey

Create a game workshop

Wednesday 12 February - Wednesday 8 April

Central Library

Auaha events

Join us and learn how to make a game using micro:bit or Makey Makey - a different activity each week.

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LEGO Mindstorm robot workshop

Tuesday 11 February - Tuesday 7 April

Central Library

Auaha events

Learn how to build and code a LEGO Mindstorm robot over 9 sessions in Auaha

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