Fair Enough Artist Market in large purple block letters on a yellow background.

Meet the makers and fill your kete with art; while supporting Maaori and local artists from around Waikato!

See times and locations.

Wooden chess pieces on a chess board.

Do you want to command your own army to victory, become a Grandmaster, or just have some fun? Well Tyro Chess is the place for you to do it!

Suitable for adults, teens, and children aged 8+.

See times and locations.

Small cartoon people singing

Come and join a relaxed choir session once a week.

Suitable for adults.

See times and locations.

Stacked books

There are a variety of groups which meet regularly at our libraries to discuss what they are reading. See our Literature Events page for more information on each of these groups.

A night for board game fans to come together and play!

Many board games are available but feel free to bring one if you’d like. Adults and teens welcome.

See times and location.

LEGO CLUB written in the style of the LEGO logo, over a background of jumbled LEGO bricks.

LEGO Club encourages children to learn while having fun! Creativity, problem solving, and teamwork are some of the skills that "playing" with LEGO can teach children.

See times and locations.

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.

See location and times.

Origami shapes

Free origami workshop with a different theme each month! All welcome, no registration required.

Suitable for all ages.

See times and locations.

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.

See times and locations.

Seasonal Recreational Events

School Holiday Programmes


Each school holidays during the year we have activity-based programmes with different themes open to all school aged kids. Sometimes, a number of prizes can be won at the end of each activity. The kids get to take their crafty creations and drawings home. All our events are usually free, but registration may be required for more popular programmes. We also have programmes where you can simply come along on the day to join in.

Learn more about our school holiday programmes.

Occasional Recreational Events

Chess Competitions

Chess Competition


A chess competition is especially exciting for children who have taken part in the Learn to Play Chess programme. Put your skills to the test in a round robin chess competition.

To find out when the next chess competition is, check our Event Calendar or follow our Facebook Page.

Family Movie Nights

Movie Nights


Sometimes we like to invite whaanau to join us for a free movie screening and popcorn at one of our libraries!

Look out for dates for the next Family Movie Night on our Event Calendar, Facebook page, or sign up to our newsletter, ePaanui, for updates.

Harry Potter in the Library

Harry Potter in the Library


Each year we invite Harry Potter fans aged 8-13 along to the library for a fun-filled day of wizarding events. Test your knowledge and earn points for your house! In 2021, due to demand, we invited grown-up Harry Potter fans to compete in teams for the "Try-Wizard Cup"!

Look out for dates for the next Harry Potter Celebration on our Event Calendar, Facebook page, or sign up to our newsletter, ePaanui, for updates.