Upcoming Life Skills and Community Service events at all Libraries

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Crowd of people with different coloured speech bubbles with the word Hello in various languages. The largest speech bubble says English Learners' Corner.

Practice your English in this fun social group! Grab a coffee from a nearby café, meet new friends and build your confidence.

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Justice of the Peace (JP) services are available at the Central Library and Glenview Library.

Duties, which all JPs can perform, include witnessing signatures on documents, certifying copies of documents and completing declarations (including statutory declarations), affidavits or affirmations.

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A jumble of assorted craft supplies, including balls of yarn, thread spools, buttons, knitting needles, scissors, and measuring tape.

Join us for an evening of creativity and camaraderie at Make and Mend, hosted by Waikato TimeBank. Gather your handcrafts, knitting needles, sewing kits, or projects that need attention. Whether you’re an experienced crafter or a novice exploring your creative side, come join us on the last Thursday of each month and enjoy making and mending with like-minded individuals.

Suitable for adults, teens, and older children.

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Practice your speaking and communication skills in a fun, welcoming and friendly environment. Suitable for both fluent and new English speakers - all levels of ability are welcome.

Suitable for adults.

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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!

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Three women sitting around a table with a laptop, talking. The background is orange with the words Discover Connected.

Drop into this info session to discover Connected, and get assistance using this free service to find government support for:

  • Choosing a career

  • Getting a job or apprenticeship

  • Studying or training

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Occasional Life Skills and Community Service events

Reading Buddies

A green background with the wording Reading Buddies, next to a child reading a picture book next to an adult and a therapy dog.

 

Reading Buddies involves reading to therapy dogs to build confidence with reading. This programme is designed specifically for school-aged children/young people who have print disabilities, dyslexia, or other disabilities which impact upon their reading; children who are very frightened of dogs and would like to improve their confidence around dogs through reading; and children who are learning to read in English as their second language, or children who are learning to read in Te Reo.

Reading Buddies sometimes has public intakes, taking place in our libraries; at other times Hamilton City Libraries works with local schools to bring this programme to pupils in the classroom.

To find out where and when the next public intake for Reading Buddies is open, keep an eye on our Event CalendarFacebook page, or sign up to our newsletter, ePaanui. To enquire about running the Reading Buddies programme at your school, please contact the Whakaahu/Innovation Librarians.