Hutt City Libraries

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Hutt City Libraries
Hutt City LibrariesCnr Woburn Road and Queens DriveLower Hutt
7 days ago

Celebrate NZ Music Month

Kylie from Hutt City Libraries

We're filling our libraries with music from local schools, choirs, bands, and even our talented staff this May for NZ Music Month.

Check out our highlights below or head over to our website for the full line-up.

St Bernard's College Bands
War Memorial Library, Thursday 13 May, 2pm
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We're filling our libraries with music from local schools, choirs, bands, and even our talented staff this May for NZ Music Month.

Check out our highlights below or head over to our website for the full line-up.

St Bernard's College Bands
War Memorial Library, Thursday 13 May, 2pm
Two bands from St Bernard's College are heading to the Smokefree Rockquest later this month. They have composed, produced and prepared to play all of their own original material. Each band has their own style - both are extremely talented and welcome this opportunity to perform.

Anne Olsen and Melina Gilbert on Violin and Piano
War Memorial Library, Wednesday 26 May, 3:30pm
Library staff members Anne Olsen (on violin) and Melina Gilbert (on piano) will share their love of music with us for NZ Music Month!

Hutt Valley Community Choir
War Memorial Library, Saturday 29 May, 12noon
The Hutt Valley Community Choir is an inclusive, non-auditioned, all-comers choir. They’ll be performing songs from South Africa, Madagascar, Finland, and Scotland. And will also sing songs from the Native American tradition, a waiata, and songs by New Zealand composers.

12 days ago

Girl Powered Robotics for Mother’s Day!

Kylie from Hutt City Libraries

Calling all wahine toa! Mums, stepmums, grandmothers, and aunts! Have you wanted to try your hand at building, coding, and driving a robot?

Bring along your 7-11 year old daughter, grand-daughter or niece to this free workshop and find out how much fun robotics is!

***Spaces are limited. … View more
Calling all wahine toa! Mums, stepmums, grandmothers, and aunts! Have you wanted to try your hand at building, coding, and driving a robot?

Bring along your 7-11 year old daughter, grand-daughter or niece to this free workshop and find out how much fun robotics is!

***Spaces are limited. Registration required. Book in by emailing LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz.***

Workshops will be facilitated by the team at Kiwibots, including female engineers so you can ask any questions you like of someone from the STEM space!

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About Girl Powered Workshops:

The Girl Powered workshops are a supportive environment and opportunity to create awesome STEM experiences for girls that can lead to a better reflection of the diversity in our communities. Despite all genders showing equal interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in primary school, women only represent 30% of the STEM workforce.

These workshops by Kiwibots are a way for us to encourage inter-generational engagement in STEM, creating a safe space for our girls and encouraging them to take part and have a go. Join us for a fun robotics day out – no experience necessary and a fabulous opportunity to try your hand at robotics! We can’t wait to see you there.

For more information about Kiwibots visit www.kiwibots.co.nz....

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13 days ago

Free Computer Classes start back 3 May

Kylie from Hutt City Libraries

Did you know Hutt City Libraries and Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa offer FREE computer classes for people with basic, or no computer skills?

Classes start back for term 2 from Monday 3 May and are available at Naenae, Petone, Stokes Valley, Taita, Wainuiomata, and War Memorial Libraries.

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Did you know Hutt City Libraries and Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa offer FREE computer classes for people with basic, or no computer skills?

Classes start back for term 2 from Monday 3 May and are available at Naenae, Petone, Stokes Valley, Taita, Wainuiomata, and War Memorial Libraries.

Visit library.huttcity.govt.nz... to view the class timetable and book in. You can also book in by phoning 04 570 6633 or ask the friendly staff at your local library!

Classes in Term 2 include:
- Computer Basics
- RealMe and MyMSD
- Keeping in Touch Online
- Apps for Seniors
- Setting up an email account
- Internet Safety & Security

28 days ago

School Holiday Events at Hutt City Libraries

Kylie from Hutt City Libraries

Tamariki can build, hack, design, draw and more with us these school holidays.

All events are FREE and aimed at ages 5+ unless otherwise specified.

Visit our website to find out more!

Event Highlights:
Intro to Electronics and Robotics
War Memorial Library, 10am-12pm OR 1pm-3pm
Walter Nash … View more
Tamariki can build, hack, design, draw and more with us these school holidays.

All events are FREE and aimed at ages 5+ unless otherwise specified.

Visit our website to find out more!

Event Highlights:
Intro to Electronics and Robotics
War Memorial Library, 10am-12pm OR 1pm-3pm
Walter Nash Centre, 10am-12noon
Learn what it takes to build a robot with Jack and Pravin and see electronics in action through their Mars Rover model. For Ages 10+. Email LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz to register.

Bee Bots
Petone Library, Wednesday 21 April, 2pm
Your littlest tamariki can try very basic coding with our Bee-Bots. Ages 3-7.

When the Wind Blew
Eastbourne Library, Wednesday 28 April, 10:30am
Join us for the community launch of the book 'When the Wind Blew'.

An introduction to Dungeons & Dragons
War Memorial Library, Thursday 29 April, 2pm-4pm
Choose a character and take them on a daring adventure filled with monsters and magic in this 2-hour introduction to the infinite world of Dungeons and Dragons. Ages 10+.

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29 days ago

Astronomy Night

Kylie from Hutt City Libraries

Join Adela Devarajan from the Wellington Astronomical Society and International Dark Sky Association for a look at the importance of preserving the night sky from its continued light pollution, for International Dark Sky Week.

Learn what we can do in our daily lives to reduce the pollution and … View more
Join Adela Devarajan from the Wellington Astronomical Society and International Dark Sky Association for a look at the importance of preserving the night sky from its continued light pollution, for International Dark Sky Week.

Learn what we can do in our daily lives to reduce the pollution and preserve the night sky for all.

This talk will also introduce the work the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) does in NZ and across the world to protect our night skies, including a brief summary of dark sky places and accreditation process.

If the weather is clear (fingers crossed) we’ll head outside after the talk and look through telescopes provided by the Wellington Astronomical Society (WAS).

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