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Workshop

Genealogy Workshop

Saturday 29 August 2020

Central Library

Genealogy

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.

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Youth Quiz

Youth Quiz Night

Wednesday 5 August

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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What are readers

What are readers reading?

Tuesday 4 August

Central Library

Special events

Join us for an informal chat with Maebh Long about what you've been reading. Got books you're finished with? Bring them along to swap in our book swish!

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RainbowStorytime

Rainbow Storytime

Friday 28 August

Central Library

Special events

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!

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The LAB

Term 3 begins Wednesday 22 July

All libraries

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.

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Mindstorm

LEGO Mindstorm robot workshop term three

Tuesday 21 July - Tuesday 22 September

Central Library

Auaha events

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

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BlokesBookclub

Blokes Book Club

Thursday 13 August

Central Library

Special 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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Wriggle Rhyme session

Wriggle & Rhyme

Term 3 starts Tuesday 21 July

All libraries

Preschooler events

Wriggle & Rhyme classes combine singing, movement and rhythm, in a way that will delight and stimulate your child.

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Storytime session

Storytime

Term 3 starts Wednesday 22 July

All libraries

Preschooler event

Storytime is a fun-filled preschool programme tailored specifically for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

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Dinosaur Storytime

Sensory Storytime

Sunday 30 August

Central Library

Children's events

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.

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Build a model city of the future 2040

Thursday 23 July - Thursday 24 September

Central Library

Children's event

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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TronBots

Term 3 begins Friday 24 July

Central Library

Auaha Event

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.

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Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club

Thursday 27 August

Central Library

Children's events

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

Every Thursday

Central Library

Genealogy

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.

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Rainbow Movie Nights

Rainbow Movie Nights

From Tuesday 1 September

Central Library

Rainbow Events

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.

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The LAB

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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Adult Education classes

We have free adult education classes facilitated by Enrich+ educators at Central Library. No bookings required, and all are welcome.

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Youth Quiz nights

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

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