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

Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere

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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
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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 eveningsRead more...

Congratulations to Jill Trevelyan, Eleanor Catton, Vincent O’Sullivan and Bruce Ansley & Jane Ussher, the winners of the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014!  Read more

The longlist has been announced for the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. New Zealand author Eleanor Catton won the prestigious writing award last year for her novel The Luminaries.

Among the selected authors this year are former Man Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobsen and two previously shortlisted authors Ali Smith and David Mitchell. Read more

We are running a Pizza Wheel Reading Programme for school aged children.  Simply read eight books from your library and receive a free pizza!  How does it work?  Read more...

Are you keen to volunteer?  Bronwyn, Volunteering Hawkes Bay’s Community Liaison Coordinator, is in Hastings Library on Tuesdays between 2 and 4pm to chat about volunteering.  On the first Tuesday of the month Bronwyn will be in Flaxmere Library from 11am to 1pm.

Volunteering Hawkes Bay refers individuals to voluntary positions, offering over 140 volunteering opportunities with 75 organisations in HB. An opportunity to make a difference in the community, share and learn new skills, and meet new people.  Read more...

Do you need help from a Justice of the Peace? Local JPs are available in Hastings and Havelock North Libraries and Hastings Courthouse at the following times:

Hastings Library –  Tuesday afternoons, 2pm-4pm (as part of the Information Marketplace).

Havelock North LibrarySaturday mornings, 10am–12 noon (Community Room)  Read more... 

Coming Up

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:00am
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Fancy a rousing game of Scrabble? Scrabble Group meets at 1pm today in the Hastings Library activities area!
20 hours 18 min

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Readers' Blog

Natural Flights of the Human Mind by Clare Morrall

Clare Morrall has a knack for producing very different novels featuring unusual characters in unique and often difficult situation...

Shy: A Memoir by Sian Prior

The Hollow by Agatha Christie

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