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Libraries Merchandise

The popular Hamilton City Libraries calendar - 2021 'Then and Now' - is available from 1 October. Plus, take a look at the other limited-edition goodies we have available for purchase year-round!

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Kit Collection

Learn something new, dust off an existing skill, maybe even gain a new hobby or tackle a DIY project with our Kit Collections. Get ready to open up a world of possibilities!

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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

ReadingBuddies

Reading Buddies

From 27 October

Glenview Library

Children's events

Does your child need some help with their reading? Are they new to reading in English or Te Reo Maaori? Let’s read to therapy dogs together to build their confidence!

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SpookyLab

The Spooky LAB

Wednesday 14, 21, and 28 October

Central Library

Children's events

We’re celebrating spooky season with three very special sessions of The LAB! Join us on term 4 Wednesdays during October for eerie electronics, revolting robotics and spellbinding science.

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SpookySensoryStorytime

Spooky Sensory Storytime

Saturday 31 October

Central Library

Children's events

Join us on Level 2 of the Central Library for a monstrous multisensory adventure!

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Hilda Ross

Dame Hilda Ross Talks

Saturday 31 October

Central Library

Heritage Events

Join us on Level 3 of the Central Library to hear Associate Professor Jenny Coleman, author of new book From Suffrage to a Seat in the House, speak about Dame Hilda and women’s fight to become Members of Parliament.

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Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club

Thursday 29 October

Central Library

Book Clubs

Got an appetite for books? And pizza? Come along to our Teen Book Club and check out what's new in our Young Adult Collection.

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Genealogy Volunteers

From Thursday 1 October

Central Library

Heritage Events

Would you like help researching your family history? The Hamilton Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists are available to support you weekly in Ngaa Koorero Tuku Iho - Heritage and Archives, Level 3 of Central Library.

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Tronbots

Term four sessions start 16 October

Central Library

Auaha

Hamilton's very own combat robotics club: turn up, imagine, build, and battle. Face off in the final tournament for the privilege of raising the TronBots trophy!

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MinistryOfMagic

Ministry of Magic: The Sleight Squad

From Monday 2 November

Central Library

Auaha events

Let's make some magic! Join The Sleight Squad every second Monday in Auaha at Central Library to practice and perform magic.

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PhotographyContest

Life in Lockdown Photography Contest

Entries open Tuesday 3 November

Enter online

Heritage events

We are looking for photographs which best capture the everyday lockdown experience. Submit your photographs taken during lockdown and be into win!

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Youth Quiz

Youth Quiz Nights

Wednesday 4 November

Central Library

Children's Events

Get your team of 4-6 friends together and join Raise Up Hamilton in this monthly quiz for teens. It's free, light snack food and refreshments will be provided.

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The LAB

From 14 October

Central Library

Children's events

Term 4 registrations now open! The LAB - Libraries mobile makerspace programme 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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BlokesBookclub

Blokes Book Club

Wednesday 11 November

Central Library

Book Events

There’s a new book club in town! Share your thoughts with like-minded blokes on what you’ve been reading and hear about what others are enjoying.

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Genealogy Seminar

Genealogy Seminar: Ancestry Library Edition

Thursday 19 November

Central Library

Heritage events

Learn some tips for using Ancestry Library Edition to research your family history.

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