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Click and Collect

Not sure what to read next? Low on time? Trying to social distance under Covid-19 guidelines? Try our Click & Collect curated book borrowing service.

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Auaha Makerspace

Auaha is a community and technology space at the Central Library. It's a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing using the cool tech available, such as 3D printers, virtual reality, and recording studio.

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New: Lingogo App

The latest addition to our eCollections, Lingogo, is a digital library app for fun, dual-language, indigenous stories. Read or listen to a range of stories in te reo Maaori, with other Pacific languages coming soon.

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Event highlights

Remote Together

Remote Together

Every Friday

Central Library - Auaha Community Room

No office? No problem! Make our space your office, grab a free coffee and meet your new community co-workers!

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Sensory Storytime Bugs

Sensory Storytime: Bugs!

Sunday 28 February

Central Library

Children's events

Join us for a creepy crawly multi-sensory adventure!

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Chartwell Library Movie Night

Chartwell Library Movie Night

Thursday 4 March

Chartwell Library

Children's events

If it’s a movie you want,
it’s a movie you’ll get...
It’s great entertainment,
one hundred percent!

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Wriggle Rhyme session

Wriggle and Rhyme

Starting 16 February

Chartwell, Central, St Andrews and Dinsdale Library

Preschooler event

Looking for a relaxed, fun group where you and your baby or toddler can enjoy music and movement together? It's time to Wriggle & Rhyme!

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Lego Club

Lego Club

Every Monday at Central Library

Thursdays term time only at Hillcrest Library

Children's events

Come build with us! At each session children will be given a challenge to complete – imagination and open-ended play improves literacy and language skills and aids a child’s development.

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Learn 3D Printing

Learn the Basics of 3D Printing!

Saturday 13, 20, and 27 March

Central Library

Auaha events

Want to know how to design and print 3D models, but not sure where to start?!
Register for our basic 3D design workshop led by our Auaha Makerspace Librarians.

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Youth Quiz

Youth Quiz Night

Thursday 4 March

Central Library

Youth events

Get your team of 4-6 friends together and join Raise Up Hamilton in this monthly quiz for teens. It's free, and there are prizes to be won!

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Youth Study Space

Youth Study Space

Every Thursday, from 11 February

Central Library

Youth events

A safe space for young people to come, study and hang out. Free Wi-Fi and limited computers/iPads available, with an optional wellbeing discussion group every second Thursday.

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BlokesBookclub

Blokes Book Club

Wednesday 10 March

Central Library

Book Club

Share your thoughts with like-minded blokes on what you’ve been reading and hear about what others are enjoying.

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Mandarin Storytime

Mandarin Storytelling

Starting Sunday 21 March

Central and Chartwell Library

Children's event

Mandarin Storytelling is a fun-filled programme tailored for children and families.

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Movie Mornings

Movie Mornings

Every Friday

Central Library

Drop in and join us for a free fun film screening in the PS4 lounge area! All welcome.

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LAB Logo

The LAB

Starts Wednesday 10 February

Central Library

Children's events

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. Term 1 registrations open now!

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Social Chess Club

Social Chess Club

Every Friday from 5 March

Central Library

Meet new people and enjoy a game or two of chess! All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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