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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

Spooky School Holidays

Spooky School Holiday Fun

Starts Tuesday 29 September

All Libraries

Children's Events

Join us this school holidays for some spine-tingling fun as we celebrate the spooky season!

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Monstrous Movie Night

Monstrous Movie Night

Thursday 8 October

Chartwell Library

Children's Events

Fly in for a free freaky night at the flicks – Chartwell Library style! Popcorn provided.

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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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BlokesBookclub

Blokes Book Club

Wednesday 14 October

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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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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Youth Quiz

Youth Quiz Nights

Wednesday 7 October

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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FearFactor

Fear Factor Family

Saturday 17 October

Central Library

Special event

Ten teams will battle it out other over three rounds of chilling challenges to win the title of Libraries Fear Factor Champions.

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Mindstorm

LEGO Mindstorm Robot Workshop

From Tuesday 13 October

Central Library

Auaha events

Learn how to build and code a LEGO Mindstorm robot over 10 sessions in Auaha.

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Build a Model City of the Future 2040

Starts Thursday 15 October

Central Library

Children's events

Come build a city: you get to decide what the city looks like and how we live in it. This will include simple circuitry, coding, and other STEM activities. Are you up for the challenge?

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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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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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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 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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