Dr. Russell Wills at Hastings Library

Hastings District Friends of the Library present Dr Russell Wills, Children's Commissioner, at Hastings War Memorial Library.

Hear his talk entitled Community Solutions to Child Poverty - What can I do to help? on Thursday May 7 @ 7pm. Read more...


ANZAC Library Hours

Saturday April 25 - Hastings Library only open 1pm to 4pm.

Monday April 27 - All libraries closed.


WW100 - Library Events Schedule

In the lead up to ANZAC Day 2015 Hastings District Libraries are hosting a commemorative public programme. Read more...


Franco Flamenco

The Hawke's Bay French Association and Hastings District Libraries invite you to Franco Flamenco, a literary musical event!

Featuring David Fauquemberg, the current French writer in residence at Randall Cottage in Wellington, and local Hawke's Bay musician Dave Boston. Read more...


MasterChef Winners Karena & Kasey

Hawke's Bay Readers and Writers Festival presents an evening with MasterChef Winners Kasey & Karena.

Join us at Hastings War Memorial Library to hear about their MasterChef experience and watch them whip up a couple of tasty dishes! Read more...


Hastings Library Layout Changes

Changes are happening at Hastings War Memorial Library!

Some of our collections will be moving to new locations in the library, this may affect access to these collections at certain times.

Check back regularly for updates.


LIANZA 2015 Children and YA Book Award Finalists

The LIANZA 2015 Children and Young Adults Book Award finalists have been announced. Read more...


LIANZA and Hell Pizza Reading Challenge

The LIANZA and Hell Pizza Reading Challenge is on again!

School aged children/students read 7 books from the library and receive a free 333 kids pizza from Hell. Read more....


Hastings Library Junior Book Club - NEW!

We are excited to announce our new Junior Book Club at Hastings Library!

The club is for children aged 8 - 12 and will be held every 2nd Thursday beginning March 12. Read more...


Renew Your Items Online

Did you know that you can renew your items online?

Click on Log in to my account at the top right of the website homepage or My Account from the Hastings District Libraries Catalogue. Read more...


IRD Tax Seminars & Workshops

IRD are hosting free tax seminars and workshops at Hastings Library.

The Introduction to Business seminar includes essential tax information if you are starting a business. The GST Workshop is a hands on workshop covering GST for business. Read more...


Summer Holiday Programmes - Photos

We had a huge number of children and teens taking part in report-ins and attending our events over the summer holidays!

Photos are now available to view in our Flickr Album. Read more...


iSkills - Computer, iPad and eBook Tutorials

Not sure where to start when it comes to using your computer or iPad? Need some help navigating around the internet or your email?

Register your interest in attending a free tutorial class at Hastings, Flaxmere or Havelock North Libraries and you will be contacted regarding available dates and times. Read more...


JPs in the Libraries

Do you need help from a Justice of the Peace? Local JPs are available in Hastings and Havelock North Libraries and Hastings Courthouse at the following times:

Hastings Library –  Tuesday afternoons, 2pm-4pm (as part of the Information Marketplace).

Havelock North LibrarySaturday mornings, 10am–12 noon (Community Room)  Read more... 

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