Hamilton City Libraries App No Longer Available

We have been told by our app developer to expect that most functions on the app will not be available for the foreseeable future.  

A solution is being worked on by the company that provides the app, but we do not know when this will be completed.

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Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls with DIY Delights

We've got craft workshops for kids, teens, and adults in the lead up to the festive season!

Pop-Up Christmas Cards (ages 6+)

Zero Waste Christmas (ages 15+)

Macramé Christmas Decorations (ages 6+)

Christmas Art Class (ages 10-15)

Central Library Upgrades

We’re refreshing the toilets on Level 2 at Central Library. The upgrades will create a more inclusive facility, including parents’ rooms, and accessible toilets.

The Level 1 toilets have recently been refreshed and are now open to the public.

More info and photos of the upgrade


Smartphones for Seniors

Smartphones for Seniors

Various dates

Te Kete Aronui - Rototuna Library and Chartwell Library

Got a new smartphone? Need some help to use it? One of our free classes might be just what you’re looking for. Attend any or all!

Smartphones for Seniors information and registration

Pīpī Paopao

Throughout November

Various Libraries

Let's read, sing, and play in Maaori with our tamariki!

Join author Dr Raukura Roa for Aiare e Kare book series readings, singing, dancing and playing with poi, tiitiitoorea, and puzzles.

Pīpī Paopao times and dates
Make Mend

Make and Mend

Thursday 30 November (last meeting for 2023)

Central Library

Gather your handcrafts, knitting needles, sewing kits, or projects that need attention, and join us for an evening of creativity and camaraderie at Make and Mend, hosted by Waikato TimeBank.

Make and Mend dates and times
Int Day for Disbaled

International Day for Disabled People

Sunday 3 - Wednesday 6 December

Te Kete Aronui

Hamilton City Libraries are celebrating International Day for Disabled People at Te Kete Aronui! There’s a range of activities and classes for the community to enjoy.

See schedule of IDDP events
Fair Enough

Fair Enough Kirihimete Maakete

Saturday 16 December

Central Library

Meet the makers and fill your kete with art; while supporting Maaori and local artists from around Waikato in the last Fair Enough Artist Market of 2023.

Fair Enough Artist Market info

Out of the Box – Heritage and Archives in the Community

Monday 4 December

Wednesday 20 December

Te Kete Aronui - Rototuna Library

The Ngaa Koorero Tuku Iho teams are bringing items out of the box and coming to Te Kete Aronui!

A member of the team will be available to answer questions and help you with research and advice.

Out of the Box information
Sing Sign Storytime

Sing and Sign Storytime

Tuesday 5 December

Te Kete Aronui

Come along for Sing and Sign Storytime where we will sing some fun songs and teach you some basic sign language.

Sing and Sign Storytime info