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Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere

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Readers' Blog

Misconception: A true story of love and infertility by Jay-Jay Feeney

This book was written a couple of years ago, but when I saw a new copy I picked it up and then could not put it down until it wa...

The Death of the Poet by N Quentin Woolf

Life Class by Pat Barker

Hastings District Libraries offers fun and very popular reading programmes in the summer holidays. We have three programmes running for different age groups. It is a free, rewards based programme, which runs for six weeks during the summer holidays. Read more...


Do you love gaming? Are you a fan of Minecraft? Then come along to our fortnightly Minecraft Club sessions where you can collaborate with other like-minded gamers, swap tips and get creative in weekly theme challenges! Suitable for ages 5+ and all skill levels. Read more...


The next meeting of the Wine, Books and More book club will take place on 15 December at Hastings War Memorial Library. Read more...


A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James has been named as the winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. A Brief History of Seven Killings is published by Oneworld Publications. Read more...


You can now search Electoral Registers from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, school registers from three of Britain's top historic schools and over 67,000 New York birth, marriage and burial records dating back to 1639 in our Find My Past database. Read more...



Coming Up

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 3:30pm

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