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Welcome to the Hastings District Libraries in sunny Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere

Image: Hastings Library & Civic Square gardens
Photo: Talk like a pirate day at Hastings Library
Photo: Book sale table at Hastings Library
Photo: A quiet read at Flaxmere Library
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Image: Hastings District Libraries holiday programme clowns
Photo: Hastings Library - part of the mezzanine floor
Photo: Children with geckos at Havelock North Library
Book Sale
Photo: Havelock North Library desk area
Photo: Relaxing at Flaxmere Library
Photo: Maths is Fun holiday programme at Flaxmere Library
Publishers Book Expo 2014 Havelock North Library


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Photocopying, Internet, email, word processing, printing and fax service - available in all three libraries.




Announcing the Friends of the Libraries Book Sale! Havelock North Function Centre, Sat 8 November & Sunday 9 November. Grab some book bargains and support your libraries! Read more...

It's a booklovers dream! Join us on Wednesday 19 November, 6.45pm at Havelock North Library for a preview of new release titles at the Publishers' Book Expo. Read more...

Congratulations to Richard Flanagan, winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Read more...

Join us on Saturday 8 November, 5pm at East Pier Hotel, for an evening of literary pleasure with award winning American author Cheryl Pearl Sucher in conversation with New Zealand authors Rachael King and Tim Wilson.

Get your tickets at eventfinda or at Hastings District Libraries, Napier Libraries, Beattie and Forbes or Creative Hastings. Read more...

Maths is Fun sessions have now finished. Thank you to all the wonderful staff and children involved in the programme. To view photos from the events visit our Flickr page and the Maths is Fun blog.

Hawke’s Bay writer, reader and winemaker Tobias Buck has won the coveted 2014 BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award for Short Fiction. His story Islands in the Stream was referred to as “challenging and striking” by adjudicator Charlotte Grimshaw. Read more...

Coming Up

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:00am
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 2:00pm

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The Tell: The Little Clues That Reveal Big Truths About Who We Are by Matthew Hertenstein

Despite my addiction to popular psychology titles, I couldn’t get into this book - but only, at first. Hertenstein teaches and...

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Under the Paw by Tom Cox

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