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HDL spring break website image brain 300x200Hastings District Libraries hold a wide range of programmes throughout the year, involving both children and adults.

Our Spring Holiday programmes is coming up, so check below for details on what is happening over the October holiday break.

There's plenty happening across our three libraries to keep the kids entertained, so click on a library below to see what's happening.

As well as our exciting events and activities for teens and kids, we run the 'Turn Up the Heat' reading challenge for adults during the colder months. There are fun challenges and even some prizes up for grabs to reignite a grown-up's love of reading.

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Click on a library below to expand and see what activities are on near you:

Finding Your Way: Maths is Fun programme

Monday 8th October - Friday 12th October  
Registrations open online from Monday 17th September 
 
Monday 8 October
10:30am - 1:00pm - Level 1 (Years 1 & 2)

Tuesday 9 October
1:30pm - 4:00pm - Level 1 (Years 1 & 2)

Wednesday 10 October
10:30am - 1:00pm - Level 3 & 4 (Years 5, 6, 7 & 8)
1:30pm - 4:00pm - Level 2 (Years 3 & 4)

Thursday 11 October
10:30am - 1:00pm - Level 2 (Years 3 & 4)
1:30pm - 4:00pm - Level 3 & 4 (Years 5, 6, 7 & 8)
 
Friday 12 Ocotber
10:00am - 11:30am - Maths is Fun Finale!

Lego Create

Tuesday 2nd October 10 - 11am
Bring the whole whānau and make amazing Lego creations at the library! Suitable for ages 5+.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday 3rd October 10:30 - 11:15am
Join us for your weekly fix of stories, songs and activities. Suitable for all ages.

Minecraft Marathon

Wednesday 3rd October 3 - 4.00pm
PVP and create to your hearts content with a bunch of other Minecrafters. BYOD and up to date Minecraft app is essential. Suitable for ages 5+.

Frankentoys

Thursday 4th October 10:00am-11:00am
Create a toy creepy enough to rival Dr Frankenstein’s Monster! Mix and match old toys to create something new (and eerie). The only limit to the toy creations is your imagination. Suitable for ages 7+. 

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday 10th October 10:30 - 11:00am
Join us for your weekly fix of stories, songs and activities. Suitable for all ages. 

Treasure Hunters - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL SORRY!

Thursday 11th October 6 - 7.00pm
Search the library after hours and complete the treasure hunt. Suitable for ages 8+. This event is now full sorry - no further registrations are being accepted.

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

Mon 1st October - Friday 5th October  
Finding Your Way: Maths is Fun programme

Registrations open online from Monday 17th September 
 
Monday 1 October
10:30am - 1:00pm - Level 1 (Years 1 & 2)
1:30pm - 4:00pm - Level 2 (Years 3 & 4)
 
Tuesday 2 October
10:30am - 1:00pm - Level 2 (Years 3 & 4)
1:30pm - 4:00pm - Level 1 (Years 1 & 2)
 
Wednesday 3 October
10:30am - 1:00pm - Level 3 (Years 5 & 6)
1:30pm - 4:00pm - Level 4 (Years 7 & 8)
 
Thursday 4 October
10:30am - 1:00pm - Level 4 (Years 7 & 8)
1:30pm - 4:00pm - Level 3 (Years 5 & 6)
 
Friday 5 October
10am - 11:30am - Maths is Fun Finale

MCD Tweens - Zine Workshop

Tuesday 2nd October 3.30 - 4.30pm
Come and great creative and make your own zine!  All materials are provided, we just need your creativity and ideas. Suitable Ages 7-13.

Monday Movies

Monday 8th October 1 - 4.00pm
Join us for two back to back family friendly movies. Ask in the library for more details. Suitable for all ages.

Brainbox Electronics

Wednesday 10th October 10 - 11.30am
Join us as we conduct fun experiments while learning about circuits and Electronics. Suitable for ages 7+.

Wizarding Workshops

Friday 12th October 10 - 11.30am
Come Learn Magic Tricks and take part in Magical Crafts. Suitable for ages 7+.

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

Mon 1st October - Friday 5th October  
Finding Your Way: Maths is Fun programme  

Registrations open online from Monday 17th September 
 
Monday 1 October
10:30am - 1:00pm - Level 1 (Years 1 & 2)
1:30pm - 4:00pm - Level 2 (Years 3 & 4)
 
Tuesday 2 October
10:30am - 1:00pm - Level 2 (Years 3 & 4)
1:30pm - 4:00pm - Level 1 (Years 1 & 2)
 
Wednesday 3 October
10:30am - 1:00pm - Level 3 (Years 5 & 6)
1:30pm - 4:00pm - Level 4 (Years 7 & 8)
 
Thursday 4 October
10:30am - 1:00pm - Level 4 (Years 7 & 8)
1:30pm - 4:00pm - Level 3 (Years 5 & 6)
 
Friday 5 October
10am - 11:30am - Maths is Fun Finale

Rhythm and Rhymes

Tuesday 2nd October 10 - 10.30am
Join other parents, caregivers and their young ones for 30 minutes of rhythm, rhyme, movement and fun! Suitable for ages 0-3 years.

Rhythm and Rhymes

Tuesday 9th October 10 - 10.30am
Join other parents, caregivers and their young ones for 30 minutes of rhythm, rhyme, movement and fun! Suitable for ages 0-3 years.

NERF Wars - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL SORRY

Tuesday 9th October  6 - 7pm
NERF Wars are coming to Havelock North! Bring your own nerf guns, ammo and game face! Suitable for ages 7-13. SORRY - REGISTRATIONS HAVE FILLED UP FOR THIS EVENT!

Zine Workshop

Thursday 11th October 10 - 11.30am
Come and great creative and make your own zine!  All materials are provided, we just need your creativity and ideas. Suitable for ages 7+.

Creature Combo

Friday 12th October 3 - 4pm
Throw us some crazy characteristics and create some creature combos with Rhiannon and Hana. Suitable for ages 5+

Next level Nerf War

Wednesday 3rd October 6 - 7.00pm
Hastings War Memorial Library

Do battle in the Library! Be victorious in the arena of books! Suitable for ages 13-18. Registration is required.

Lord of the Rings Holiday Event

Friday 5th October 3 - 5.00pm
Hastings War Memorial Library

Suitable for ages 13-18. Registration is required.

Unplugged and Plugged Gaming

Monday 8th October 3 - 5.00pm
Havelock North Library

We've got digital and analog on the go at this session! Both Video games and board games will be on offer for use. Suitable for ages 13-18.

Make Create do for Teens - Stop Motion Animation

Tuesday 9th October 4 - 5.00pm
Flaxmere Library

Come and create some awesome stop motion films in this session at Flaxmere Library. There will be limited spaces on the day, so the session will operate on a first come, first served basis. Suitable for ages 13-18.

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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