Upcoming Events

Find out what's on at Tasman District Libraries.


Motueka Library: 1000 Books Before School
(Wednesday 22nd November 2017-Thursday 22nd November 2018)

Reading aloud and talking to your kids are two of the best things you can do.

1000 Books Before School encourages families to spend quality time together, promotes pre-literacy and learning by having listened to 1000 or more books before the child starts school. Any child aged from birth to starting school can participate in this self-paced programme.

1000 Books Before School is a programme designed to encourage and support families to read aloud to their children from birth with the knowledge that reading aloud to children is a vital ingredient in building a child's foundation for successful learning.

1000 Books Before School is a collaboration between Tasman District Libraries and the Motueka Family Service Centre and is supported by the Motueka community.

Join today at Motueka Library!

Free.

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Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon!
(Wednesday 17th January-Tuesday 18th December 2018)

Join us at Richmond Library for an hour and a half of crafting. It’s a great opportunity to finish a project, or start a new one, and spend some enjoyable time with other crafters.

Bring along your craft project – knitting, hand sewing, mending, crochet, drawing, scrap-booking, or whatever half-finished, almost-started project you like – and work on it with other crafters at the library.

Free, but you need to bring all your own materials and craft supplies.

Every Wednesday afternoon.

Bring your lunch, or grab something from the Library Café.

All welcome. Bookings not required.

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Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group
(Wednesday 17th January-Wednesday 21st November 2018)

Tasman Talks Titles is a great opportunity for you to talk about what you have been reading and to hear about what other people have been reading too.

It's a relaxed, social, book-focused time with like-minded people.

You'll also get to see a selection of new titles which the library has purchased.

Tasman Talks Titles meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 3.00pm.

All welcome. Free!

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Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group
(Tuesday 30th January-Tuesday 27th November 2018)

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books?

Our book group Silverfish could be for you.

Silverfish is a chance to talk about what you have enjoyed reading and hear about what other people have been reading.

It is a group for all people and all tastes.

We pick a theme, genre or author for the month or just swap favourite books. The possibilities are endless.

You don’t have to come regularly, but it's held on the last Tuesday of the month throughout the year.

You’re welcome to just come along to listen and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group
(Thursday 1st February-Thursday 1st November 2018)

Babbling Books - a chance to enjoy an informal discussion about what you are reading.

Find out what has others enthused and share your favourite titles.

You are welcome to bring your lunch.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Craft and Yarn
(Wednesday 7th February-Wednesday 12th December 2018)

Bring your craft project along to the library and work on it while meeting new people in a relaxed sociable atmosphere.

If you enjoy knitting, crochet, scrapbooking, making cards, embroidery or any other craft we welcome you to our Craft and Yarn gathering.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Tiny Tots
(Friday 9th February-Friday 14th December 2018)

Tiny Tots is a fun, social and interactive programme introducing literacy and a love of language to babies, as well as helping to develop the bond between parent and child.

Tiny Tots is held at Motueka Library on Friday mornings during term time. It is a 30 minute programme of action rhymes, music and books suitable for children two years old and younger.

We do not limit session numbers but will try to accommodate as best we can.

We hope to see you there!

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Motueka Library: Garden Gurus
(Monday 12th February-Monday 10th December 2018)

Join the Garden Gurus in talking and learning about gardens and plants.

The Garden Gurus meet on the second Monday of each month at Motueka Library.

Gatherings include socialising, browsing the library's books on garden topics, speakers and various activities, workshops and tours of gardens.

If you are interested in seed and plant swaps, planting herbs, investigating garden questions and generally learning about all sorts of garden topics, then this is the group for you!

Get together with other green thumbed people at Motueka Library.

Koha. All welcome.

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Richmond Library: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 13th February-Tuesday 11th December 2018)

A hands on session using songs, stories, rhymes and movement for children aged two years and younger with their caregivers.

An opportunity to have fun in the library, interact with your tot using rhymes, songs and movement and introduce them to the wonderful world of books.

Every Tuesday during school term time.

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Takaka Library: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 13th February-Tuesday 11th December 2018)

A fun hands-on session for the under-twos and their caregivers.

Songs, movement, rhymes and stories for early learning.

Every Tuesday during term time.

Free!

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Richmond Library: Mystery Ink
(Thursday 15th February-Thursday 13th December 2018)

Mystery Ink is Richmond Library’s group for teens.

Catch up to talk books and movies and get the first pick of the newest titles. Snack and fun diversions included.

All welcome, ages 12-18.

Venue: Constance Barnicoat room, Richmond Library

A great opportunity to meet new people and have a bit of fun.

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Takaka Library: Flying Squids Book Club
(Friday 16th February-Friday 16th November 2018)

If you're into books and reading, living in Takaka and you're aged 9-12, this book club is for you.

Flying Squids is Takaka Library's book club for 9-12 year olds. The club meets on the third Friday of the month during term time.

Check in and hear what others have been reading and get a look at some of the latest new books.

It's fun and it's free!

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Richmond Library: Book Launch – Emilia’s Colours
(Thursday 22nd February 2018)

Join us for the launch of Emilia’s Colours by Ali Beasley.

Emilia’s Colours is a moving account of Ali Beasley’s experience of parenting her daughter Emilia, who lives with autism.

Ali says, “Living with autism challenges you to parent in a different way, opening your mind to new approaches to looking at a situation and developing resilience. People with autism have a unique way of looking at the world and inherent in this ‘difference’ are many amazing gifts.”

Ali wrote Emilia’s Colours to raise more awareness and understanding around autism and hopes her book can offer support to other families, parents and others involved in working with people with autism.

Cash book sales available $24.

Drinks and nibbles provided.

All welcome.

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Richmond Library: Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
(Thursday 22nd February 2018)

Find out about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar with Trish Goulter from Goulter’s Vinegar Products.

Trish will talk about how apple cider vinegar can contribute to a healthy diet, and how you can incorporate this pantry staple into a delicious daily beverage.

All welcome. Koha for materials.

To register your interest, phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500.

For information about other workshops in our Abundant Harvest series of food-related talks and workshops, visit http://www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz/

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Motueka Library: Learn About Lynda.com – Drop-in Sessions
(Friday 2nd-Tuesday 27th March 2018)

Drop in to Motueka Library and find out how to use Lynda.com – an online learning tool that you can use for free with your library card.

Drop-in session times are:

2.00pm-3.00pm, Friday 2 March
10.00am-12.00pm, Tuesday 6 March
2.00pm-3.00pm, Friday 16 March
2.00pm-3.00pm, Monday 19 March
10.00am-12.00pm, Tuesday 27 March

Bring your own headphones and device if you have them. If not, we have equipment you may use.

Learn a new skill online, in your own time with Lynda.com. It’s free to use with your library PIN.

Complete a free Lynda course and go in the draw to win a prize! Terms and conditions apply.

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Richmond Library: Learn About Lynda.com – Drop-in Sessions
(Friday 2nd-Monday 26th March 2018)

Drop in to Richmond Library and find out how to use Lynda.com – an online learning tool that you can use for free with your library card.

Drop-in session times are:

2.00pm-3.00pm, Friday 2 March
10.00am-12.00pm, Thursday 8 March
10.00am-12.00pm, Tuesday 13 March
3.30pm-5.00pm, Monday 19 March
10.00am-12.00pm, Monday 26 March

Bring your own headphones and device if you have them. If not, we have equipment you may use.

Learn a new skill online, in youir own time with Lynda.com. It’s free to use with your library PIN.

Complete a free Lynda course and go in the draw to win a prize! Terms and conditions apply.

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Takaka Library: Learn About Lynda.com – Drop-in Sessions
(Friday 2nd-Monday 26th March 2018)

Drop in to Takaka Library and find out how to use Lynda.com – an online learning tool that you can use for free with your library card.

Drop-in session times are:

2.00pm-3.00pm, Friday 2 March
10.00am-12.00pm, Thursday 8 March
3.30pm-4.30pm, Tuesday 13 March
1.00pm-3.00pm, Monday 19 March
10.00am-12.00pm, Monday 26 March

Bring your own headphones and device if you have them. If not, we have equipment you may use.

Learn a new skill online, in youir own time with Lynda.com. It’s free to use with your library PIN.

Complete a free Lynda course and go in the draw to win a prize! Terms and conditions apply.

More Information.


Motueka Library: Pickles, Relishes, Chutneys and Jam
(Friday 16th March 2018)

Do you love making - or eating - pickles, relish, chutneys or jam?

Join us for tastings and tips on creating preserves from fresh flavoursome ingredients at our tastings and recipe swap.

If you have an abundance of fruit or vegetables and need to preserve them, we will have recipes and library books to inspire you.

Bring your own recipes and swap with other like-minded cooks!

Free. All welcome. Bookings not required.

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Motueka Library: Author Talk - Heather Holmes
(Friday 23rd March 2018)

Come to Motueka Library and hear Nelson author Heather Holmes talk about her recently published book What's In a Name?

What's In a Name? is about the adventures of Prudence Miller, who in a case of mistaken identity, finds herself at the airport with a false passport and a first class ticket.

This light-hearted easy read is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Heather will have books form sale at $20 each.

Light refreshments will be available.,

All welcome.

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Motueka Library: Building a Healthy Gut
(Thursday 29th March 2018)

Learn about building a healthy gut with registered nutritionist Sarah La Touche.

Gain practical and inspiring tips for a very topical subject - gut health. Find out about beneficial foods for your digestive system, how to absorb more nutrients and how to look and feel better.

While you're in the library, explore the library's collection of books and magazines on health and well being.

Light refreshments available.

Koha appreciated.

More Information.

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