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Welcome to the Hastings District Libraries in sunny Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere

Image: holiday programme clowns
Teens Book Club Hastings
Drama workshop at Hastings Library
Teen Book Club Havelock North
Stories and music time with Kerry Poppins and Burt the Chimney Sweep at the  Fla
Young Readers' Book Club Flaxmere
Relaxing at Flaxmere Library
Junior Book Worms Havelock North
Image: Hastings Library
Image: Hastings Library & Civic Square gardens
Photo: Hastings Library - part of the mezzanine floor
Photo: Havelock North Library desk area
Photo: A quiet read at Flaxmere Library


Your information and entertainment hub for books, eBooks, DVDs, talking books, CDs, magazines, newspapers, online databases and more.

Photocopying, Internet, email, word processing, printing and fax service - available in all three libraries.




Flaxmere Library will be extending its opening hours from Monday 21 July, opening until 7.00pm on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Read more...

Online registrations are now closed for Maths is Fun. Please contact Havelock North, Flaxmere or Hastings Library for more information about classes and registration. Read more...

MasterChef favourite and celebrity chef Cameron Petley will speak and offer tastings at Flaxmere Library on Tuesday 14 October at 6pm (doors open 5:45pm).

Petley won New Zealand’s heart during his appearances on MasterChef New Zealand in 2011 and released his first cookbook, Hunter from the Heartland in 2012. Read more...

On September 16 1914 the New Zealand Government announced the formation of a Native (Maori) Contingent to serve with the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces in the First World War.

To commemorate the formation of the Native Contingent and remember the valuable service by Maori in the First World War Hastings War Memorial Library presents  The Spirit of Their Fathers -  a photographic exhibition. Read more...

Hastings Community Mental Health Team are running two Mindfulness groups at Hastings Library during Mental Health Awareness Week October 6-12. Read more...

Hawke’s Bay writer, reader and winemaker Tobias Buck has won the coveted 2014 BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award for Short Fiction. His story Islands in the Stream was referred to as “challenging and striking” by adjudicator Charlotte Grimshaw. Read more...

Coming Up

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:00am
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 2:00pm
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Readers' Blog

Turning the Stones by Debra Daley

Take a beautiful young heroine, a smidgeon of witchcraft, a buried secret and a family that will do anything to cling to its ebb...

Trafficked: My Story by Sophie Hayes

Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil by James Runcie

Family Fun Fiesta is today! Hastings Civic Square from 1pm. There's even GIANT chess!
2 hours 37 min

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