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Programmes

Hastings District Libraries hold a wide range of programmes throughout the year, involving both children and adults.

During school holidays there's plenty happening across our three libraries to keep the kids entertained. We'll add activities and events to this page as the holiday break comes nearer, so keep checking in with us here, or through Facebook and Twitter.

Junior Holiday Events

If you kids aren't taking part in the Summer Sparks challenge this year, then there are still plenty of things on to keep them entertained. Click on a library below to find out what we have on offer!

Make Create Do - Christmas Crafts

Thursday 13 December 3:30 - 4:30pm
Get into the Christmas spirit and make some Christmas crafts in our last Make Create Do of 2018. Suitable for ages 8-12.

Christmas Preschool Storytime

Wednesday 19th December 10:30 - 11:15am
Join us at our last preschool storytime for 2018 with Christmas stories, songs and crafts. Suitable for all ages.

Christmas Sunday Storytime

Sunday 23 December 2 - 2:45pm
Join us at our last Sunday storytime for 2018 with Christmas stories, songs and crafts. Suitable for all ages.

Makerspace / Upcycled Christmas Cards

Monday 24th December 10am - 3pm
Come along with your imagination firing to create upcycled Christmas card masterpieces for your loved ones. Suitable for all ages.

Unplugged Gaming

Friday 4 January 10am - 2pm
Grab your friends and whanau and drop in anytime to play some board games. Suitable 5+.

Hour of Code

Wednesday 9 January 2 - 3pm
Ever wanted to give coding a go? Come along for a full hour of online and offline coding and if you're lucky, control our robots too. Suitable 8+. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Lost in Space

Friday 11 January 10 - 11am
You have been stranded on a planet where humans have never been before! Come along and create your planet and its inhabitants. Suitable 5+.

Binary Jewellery

Monday 14 January 10 - 11:30am
Give offline coding a try by making some jewellery with a message. Suitable 7+.

Keeping it Local

Wednesday 16 January 10 - 11am
Come along to celebrate our local myths and legends in this storytime.  Suitable for all ages.

Underwater Movies

Thursday 17 January 10am - 3pm
Explore the ocean from the comfort of the couch. Join us for two movies about our favourite neon fish. Suitable for all ages.

We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Christmas Card Craft

Wednesday 19 December 10 - 11:30am
Create Christmas cards for your friends and whanau. Suitable for all ages.

Christmas Films

Friday 21 December 1 - 4pm
Join us for two family friendly Christmas movies. Suitable for all ages.

Globetrotter Films

Friday 4 January 1 - 4pm
Explore the exciting diversity of our world with our two family friendly movies set in other countries. Suitable for all ages.

Ocean Inspired Crafts

Thursday 10 January 10 - 11:30am
Join us in making some Ocean inspired crafts. Suitable 5+.

Space Inspired Crafts

Wednesday 16 January 10 - 11:30am
Join us in making some Space inspired crafts. Suitable 5+.

We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Make Create Do - Coded Christmas Ornaments

Thursday 6 December 3:30 - 4:30pm
Christmas and coding mashup! Make some Christmas ornaments while learning about the ASCII Binary Alphabet. Suitable for ages 8-12.

Christmas Preschool Storytime

Wednesday 19 December 10:30 - 11:30am
Join us at our last preschool storytime for 2018 with Christmas stories, songs and crafts. Suitable for all ages.

Make Create Do - Scavenger Hunt!

Thursday 20 December 3:30 - 4:30am
Find five things of nature on our Master Scavenger Hunt list, and report back with your findings! Suitable for ages 8-12.

Nerf War

Monday 7th January 6 - 7pm
Nerf Wars are coming to Havelock North! Bring your own nerf guns, ammo and game face! Suitable for ages 7-12. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

LEGO Legends

Tuesday 8 January 11am - 1pm
Create a Library of the future, try some offline coding or build a prototype of a machine that would make life easier. Let your creativity run wild! Suitable for ages 5+

Potion Making

Tuesday 15 January 11am - 1pm
Is there a budding scientist in your house? Can't stop pouring, mixing, stirring and measuring? Delve into potion making in the Dell (behind the library) and take home a little jar of magic. Suitable for ages 3+.

Hastings

Monday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 8.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Havelock North

Monday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday CLOSED

Flaxmere

Monday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday CLOSED

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