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.Read more
Share your stories from lockdown for our community archives!Read more
Library bags, mugs and magnets - we have a range of exclusive merchandise you will only find at your local library.Read more
Saturday 29 August 2020
Looking to start your family history? Join us for a four hour workshop where we will provide tips and guidance on how to get started.Read more
Build a model city of the future 2040
Thursday 23 July - Thursday 24 September
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?Read more
Youth Quiz Nights
Wednesday 5 August
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.Read more
Term 3 begins Wednesday 22 July
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.Read more
LEGO Mindstorm robot workshop term three
Tuesday 21 July - Tuesday 22 September
Learn how to build and code a LEGO Mindstorm robot over 10 sessions in AuahaRead more
Friday 28 August
Come with your kids to read books about being kind, play some fun games and meet some fabulous drag queens with plenty of colours and glitter!
Later, Erika and CoCo will hold a Living Library to answer questions from adults and teens about being LGBT+, being allies and of course DRAG!
Wriggle & Rhyme
Term 3 starts Tuesday 21 July
Wriggle & Rhyme classes combine singing, movement and rhythm, in a way that will delight and stimulate your child.Read more
Term 3 starts Wednesday 22 July
Storytime is a fun-filled preschool programme tailored specifically for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.Read more
Sunday 30 August
Join us for a very special storytime where we go on a multisensory journey together! Have a go with our sensory toys, and explore your imagination and senses with an engaging dinosaur story.Read more
Term 3 begins Friday 24 July
Hamilton now has its very own combat robotics club: TronBots. Join us on Fridays during term 3 in Auaha – Central Library.
Turn up, imagine, build, and battle. Your exclusive set of parts is waiting for you. Enjoy working with new materials and equipment.
Blokes Book Club
Thursday 13 August
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.Read more
Teen Book Club
Thursday 27 August
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.Read more
Would you like help researching your family history? The Hamilton Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists are available each week at Central Library.Read more
Rainbow Movie Nights
From Tuesday 1 September
Join us in celebrating Hamilton Pride Week 2020 with free screenings of Rainbow films!
Films will be screened each weeknight of Pride Week in the Kathleen Glenn room on Level 2 of the Central Library.