Upper Hutt City Library Newsletter April 2015
Check out the hot new titles and exciting events at the Upper Hutt City Library this month

April Library Closures
The Upper Hutt Central, Pinehaven
and Mobile Libraries will be closed
on the following dates for Easter
weekend and ANZAC day:

Friday 3rd April
Sunday 5th April
Monday 6th April
Saturday 25th April
Monday 27th April

Talking About Multiculturalism
How would you describe a successful multicultural New Zealand? What are the barriers to achieving your vision?
These are the questions Multicultural New Zealand would like to discuss with you as part of a project to develop a widely accepted strategic agenda for a multicultural and multilingual New Zealand.

The project is funded by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, and is taking place from January to June 2015. Once we have consulted on these first two questions we will publish a discussion document which sets out our collective vision and the obstacles we have identified. The discussion document will provide the basis for a second round of discussion to generate actions that will overcome the obstacles and achieve the vision of a multicultural New Zealand.

The project is being led by former Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres, who is an honorary advisor to Multicultural New Zealand. He will facilitate workshops around the country and prepare the discussion document in consultation with the Executive of Multicultural New Zealand.

Talking About
Multiculturalism Workshop
Tuesday 28th April at 6pm,
(refreshments served from 5.30pm)
Rotary Lounge
Upper Hutt City Library

Upper Hutt City Library Book Sale
Great reads at a great price. April 11 - April 25

Coding Workshops

Free workshop designed for beginners
with little or no programming experience.

Saturday 11 April
Upper Hutt City Library
For ages 14-18

Learn the basics of CSS/HTML and create a live website! Registration is essential as places are limited.
For more information and to register see:

Brand New Library Website Live Now!
Our new website is live! Search our collections and read our staff picks, find out about events and news on our new blog – get discovering now!

Search the catalogue straight
from the website
Log in to your library account
User and staff reviews
Programmes and events

New Heritage Opportunities with Digital Resources
Are you keen to research your family tree but daunted by complicated and pricey genealogy websites? The library is now offering free access to MyHeritage Library Edition, an ideal starting point for finding out about your past.
MyHeritage, available in forty different languages, enables you to research over 5 billion historical records from all over the world as well as more than 1.5 billion exclusive user-generated family trees. This international database is accessible from home with your library card and PIN/password, and has nifty features such as the Record Detective which automatically finds new ancestry records for you.

MyHeritage is perfect for beginners and the ideal complement to our popular Ancestry database. One of our volunteers, a keen genealogy enthusiast, tested the database and described the experience as “better than Christmas” after finding all sorts of new information about his ancestors. Our genealogy expert and Hot Seat host evaluated MyHeritage and found it “intuitive and user-friendly” as well as “attractive and useful”.

So whether you are a new to family research or a seasoned genealogist, you can visit the library website, find MyHeritage on our Digital Content page and enjoy free access to this database. Researching your past has never been easier!

Computer Literacy Classes At Upper Hutt City Library
APRIL 21 – JUNE 2, in collaboration with the 2020 Communications Trust, REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 8.

Upper Hutt City Library is partnering with Stepping Up to provide Computer classes from April.

Computer Basics
Tuesday 21 April, 10.30am and 9 June, 10.30am
You will learn how to use the core functions of a computer and about file management.

Email 1 Setting up an email account
Tuesday 28 April, 10.30am and 16 June, 10.30am
This module is intended for people who do not already have an email account.

Email 2 Using email
Tuesday 5 May, 10.30am and 23 June, 10.30am
In this module you will learn how to use your email account.

Word 1 Text formatting
Tuesday 12 May, 10.30am
You will learn about basic formatting and Word skills.

Employment 1 Preparation
Thursday 14 May, 1pm
You will learn how to use digital tools to help you prepare for employment.

Word 2 Editing documents
Tuesday 19 May, 10.30am
Having mastered the formatting tools in Word 1, this course focuses on using these tools to edit documents.

Employment 2 Finding a job online
Thursday 21 May, 1pm
You will learn how to search for jobs online.

Google and the Internet
Tuesday 26 May, 10.30am
You will learn how to use Google to find information on the Internet.

Thursday 28 May, 1pm
You will learn how to set up a RealMe identity to transact business with Government agencies.

Internet security and safety
Tuesday 2 June, 10.30am
You will learn how to keep yourself and your family safe on the Internet.

Spaces are limited so registration is essential, please register at Upper Hutt City Library or online here:

New Fiction
Welcome Home
By Margaret Dickinson

Three Amazing Things About You
By Jill Mansel

Gallipoli Street
By Mary-Anne O’Connor

By Mandasue Heller

Crazy Love You
By Lisa Unger

Land of the Blind
By Barbara Nadel

By Jonathan Kellerman

The Last Dance
By Fiona McIntosh

I Do Not Sleep
By Judy Finnigan

The Road to Hope
By Rachael Johns

The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week
By Fiona Walker

Claiming Noah
By Amanda Ortlepp

His Other House
By Sarah Armstrong

By Vanessa Lafaye

Hot Seats, Experts in our Community

Advice on Upper Hutt active recreation activities for all ages and abilities.
Every Friday 1 - 2pm

Adaptive Technology
Advice on assistive technology for people with a range of disabilities.
First Friday of the month, 10am - 12pm

Community Law
Legal information and advice on how to access free legal services.
Every Monday, 2 - 3pm

Computer Mentor
Volunteers who can assist with establishing email accounts, preparing documents and online forms.
Monday to Saturday,10am - 12pm

Funding Advice & Support
Offers advice and support services for community organisations.
Second Wednesday of the month, 10.30 - 11.30am

Advice on tracing your family history, and the resources available for your ongoing research.
Second Monday of the month, 10am - 12pm
Grief Relief
Grief counselling and advice on decisions that have to be made following a death.
Third Tuesday of the month, 10am - 12pm

Healthy Homes Advice
With Eco Design Advisor Sarah Firth.
Third Friday of the month, 10 - 11am

Information & Support – Autism Spectrum Disorders
Provided by Autism
New Zealand.
Second Friday of the month, 10.30 - 11.30am

Justice of the Peace
JPs available to witness signatures, verify documents and more.
Every Thursday, 10am - 11am, also first & third Thursdays 6 - 7pm

Filipino community’s migrant support group.
Third Friday of the month, 5.30 - 6.30pm

Neighbourhood Support
Promoting safety and security in your community.
Fourth Friday of the month, 11am - 12pm

Public Trust
Estate planning and asset protection advice.
Third Wednesday of the month, 10.30 - 11.30am,

Upper Hutt Multicultural Council
Information on training and life skills in NZ to help you and your family settle in.
Third Thursday of the month, 1 - 3pm

Victim Support
Advocacy, advice and support for victims of crime or trauma.
Third Monday of the month, 10.30 - 11.30am

Water Safety & Swimming Tips
Basic water safety tips for children in the bath, pool, river or at the beach.
First Monday of the month, 10am - 12pm

Our Regular Adult Programmes
A Writer’s Plot
A workshop time for writers.
Fortnightly on Saturdays,
1.30 - 3.30pm

Card Making
Create easy-to-make any occasion cards.
Fortnightly on Tuesdays,
10.15 - 11.30am

Family History Group
Research your family history with like-minded people.
Third Sunday of the month, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Friday Fables
Storytime, fun and sharing for adults with special needs.
Fortnightly on Fridays,
10.30 - 11.15am

It’s Write Easy
It’s write easy to write your own family history. Registration is essential.
Every Friday, 1.30 - 3.00pm

Knit and Knatter
Share morning tea while knitting/crocheting over a good yarn.
Every Thursday, 10am-12pm

Scrap Booking
Bring your latest project and join other scrapbookers.
Fortnightly on Sundays
1.30 - 3.30pm

Tai Chi
Slow gentle exercises especially for older adults.
Every Monday, 1.30-2.30pm

Thursday Library Club (TLC)
Interactive story, song and craft session for physically and intellectually disabled young people aged 17-25.
Fortnightly on Thursdays, 11.00am - 12.00pm

Theatre sport programme for those aged 50+.
Every Tuesday, 1.30 - 3.00pm

Ukes for Beginners
For ages 8+
Every Thursday, 5 - 5.30pm

Upper Hutt Ukes
Every Thursday, 5.50 - 6.50pm
All Ukulele groups end 18th

Fantastic New Non-Fiction!

Stitch Style Sweet Dreams
By Margaret Rowan

Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook
By Rachel Khoo

Brilliant Little Patchwork
By Kate Fassett

Beautiful Boxes: Design & Technique
By Doug Stowe

Coaching Youth Cricket
By Luke Sellers

Girl in the Dark
By Anna Lyndsey

Tanks: 100 Years of Evolution
By Richard Ogorkiewiez

Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog — the Navy Seal Way
By Mike Ritland

Red Notice: How I Became Putin’s Number One Enemy
By Bill Browder

Unplugged: How to Live Mindfully in a Digital World
By Orianna Fielding

The Year of Living Danishly
By Helen Russel

Dataclysm: Who We are When We Think No One’s Looking
By Christian Rudder


Warwick Johnston talk - 2pm, Saturday 18 April 2015
Local historian Warwick Johnston will talk about life in Upper Hutt before World War I and
the beginnings of Trentham Military Camp.

Teddy Bears Sleepover and Picnic - 12.30pm Saturday April 18th
Drop your favourite teddy or soft toy off at the Library on Friday 17 April – the toys will sleep over then you can come back at 12.30 on Saturday to share a picnic, find out what your toy got up to (there’ll be photos!) and enjoy WWI picture books in the children’s library.

Anzac Biscuit Bake Off - 11am Saturday April 18th
Enter your homemade Anzac biscuits in our Bake Off competition. The only rule is they must contain rolled oats. Deliver your batch and register at the Library by Friday 17 April then come and enjoy the judging at 11am on Saturday the 18th in the Rotary Lounge. Great prizes to be won!

100 Years of Rememberance - ANZAC Books

The Last Maopo: The Life and First World War Sacrifice of Wiremu Maopo
By Tania Te Rangingangana Simpson

The Silent Division & Concerning One Man’s War
By Ormond E. Burton

Annies War: A New Zealand Woman and Her Family in England 1916 – 1919
By Susanna Montgomerie Norris with Anna Rogers

Living with High Explosives: The 1st New Zealand Light Trench Mortar Battery
By Keith Sloane

Holding on to Home: New Zealand Stories & Objects of the First World War
By Kate Hunter and Kirstie Ross

Berry Boys: Portraits of First World War Soldiers and Families
By Michael Fitzgerald & Claire Regnault

How We Remember: New Zealanders & the First World War
By Charles Ferrall & Harry Rickets

To Fight Alongside Friends: The Great War Diaries of Charlie May
By Gerry Harrison

Calls to Arms: New Zealand Society & Commitment to the Great War
By Steven Loveridge

Fighting for Empire: New Zealand and the Great War of 1914 – 1918
By Christopher Pugsly

New Zealand and the First World War 1914 – 1919
By Damien Fenton

An Awfully Big Adventure: New Zealand World War Veterans Tell Their Stories
By Jane Tolerton


Upper Hutt City - Long Term Plan 2015 - 2025, Puclic Consultation 18 March - 20 April

Upper Hutt City Council is consulting on its draft Long Term Plan for 2015 – 2025.
A multi-page summary of what we are proposing to do over the next 10 years
will be included in the Upper Hutt Leader on Wednesday 18 March.

APRIL Wednesday 01
Local business workshop
7.00 am, Upper Hutt Library

APRIL Thursday 02
Executives and professionals workshop
8.00 am, Upper Hutt Library

APRIL Wednesday 01
Community, sport, environment workshop
10.00 am, Upper Hutt Library

APRIL Thursday 02
Mayor and councillors’ Hot Seat
10.30 am, Upper Hutt Library

APRIL Wednesday 01
Public meeting
7.00 pm, Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club

APRIL Monday 20
Submissions due 5.00 pm
Upper Hutt City Council

Cat Connor: Eraserbyte Book Launch
Upper Hutt City Library is hosting the launch of internationally published local author Cat Connor’s latest novel ‘Eraserbyte’. This is the seventh thriller in her Byte series and the follow-up to Databyte, which was longlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Awards.

Friday 10 April: 6.45pm
Upper Hutt City Library
Rotary Lounge

Busy Sessions for Pre-Schoolers
Busy Babies
For babies and non-walkers.
Wednesdays, 10.30am.

Busy Bodies
For children up to 3 years.
Mondays & Thursdays, 10.30am.

Busy Hands
For children aged 3-5 years.
Fridays, 10.30am.

He Wa Pai ‘A good time’
An introductory programme in Te Reo Máori through stories, rhymes and songs for pre-schoolers and their caregivers. A great way for you and your child to learn Te Reo!
First Tuesday of each month, 10.30am.
All pre-school sessions are during school terms only.

Fantasy Funtastic Holiday Programme, 7th - 17th April 2015

Crafts, movies & activities for school aged children
For more details and to book visit:

Tuesday 7th April Bearded Curse / 2.30PM
Wednesday 8th April Bearded Curse / 2.30PM at Pinehaven Library
Thursday 9th April Crown It! / 10.30AM
Friday 10th April Funtastical Movie / 2.00PM
Monday 13th April Home Sweet Home / 2.30PM
Tuesday 14th April Elfing Time / 10.30AM
Wednesday 15th April Elfing Time / 2.00PM at Pinehaven Library
Thursday 16th April DragON / 10.30AM
Friday 17th April Funtastical Movie / 2.00PM

Children's Programmes for School Kids
Homework Zone, 5.30–6.30PM
Assignment resources & assitance for teens aged 13-18.
Third Tuesday of the month.

Bored Games, All Afternoon
Hand sewing for ages 8-12. Bookings required.

Lego Club, 3.30-5.00pm
Imagine, build, challenge your friends and have fun at our after-school Lego Club.

Movie Magic, 3.15-4.45pm
Check at the library for the movie timetable.

Movie Magic, 1.30-3.00pm
Repeat screening of Friday’s movie.

Sunday Funday, all day
Enjoy family time with board games and activities.

Weekday Children's Programmes are run during school terms only.

Fantasy Funtastic Holiday Programme
Crafts & activities for school-aged children. Bookings available from 13 March.

Recollect : Upper Hutt City Library Heritage Collections

Dawn Service at the War Memorial Baths, 1969

Did you know that for many years the Dawn Service for Upper Hutt’s Anzac Day commemorations were held at Maidstone Pool, the local swimming baths? Officially known as the War Memorial Baths, this pool was opened in 1958 and had a flagstaff embedded with Rolls of Honour in its forecourt.

This photograph shows the last Dawn Service held there in 1969. The following year the local Anzac Day commemorations were moved to a new site in front of the recently opened Civic Administration Building, where they have been held ever since.

Teen Book Club
First Tuesday of the month, 5.30-6.30pm. Ages 13-16

Programme information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the publication date may impact on the accuracy of the information.

Upper Hutt City Library

Open hours
Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm

Phone 527 2117
844 Fergusson Drive
Private Bag 907, Upper Hutt 5140

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