Upcoming Events

Find out what's on at Tasman District Libraries.


Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon!
(Wednesday 11th January-Wednesday 13th December 2017)

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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Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group
(Tuesday 24th January-Tuesday 28th November 2017)

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.

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

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Takaka Library: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 31st January-Tuesday 19th December 2017)

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.

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Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group
(Thursday 2nd February-Friday 3rd November 2017)

Join Babbling Books at Motueka Library to talk about the latest book you've read.

Hear what others have been reading and get some great recommendations for your next great read.

The group meets on the first Thursday of every month.

Free. All welcome.

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Motueka Library: Tiny Tots
(Friday 3rd February-Friday 15th December 2017)

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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Richmond Library: Mystery Ink
(Thursday 9th February-Thursday 30th November 2017)

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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Richmond Library: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 14th February-Tuesday 12th December 2017)

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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Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group
(Wednesday 15th February-Wednesday 15th November 2017)

Tasman Talks Titles is a chance for you to talk about what you have enjoyed reading and to hear about what other people have been reading.

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.

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Richmond Library: Alzheimers and Dementia Information Sessions
(Wednesday 22nd February-Wednesday 22nd November 2017)

Do you have questions about Alzheimers and dementia? Not sure where to go to get answers?

Alzheimers Nelson staff will be in the library on the fourth Wednesday of the month to help you find the information you need.

These are informal drop-in sessions. No booking required.

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Takaka Library: Cryptic Turkeys Book Club
(Friday 17th March-Friday 15th December 2017)

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

Cryptic Turkeys Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at Takaka Library.
Except for the first meeting of the year which is on 10 March.

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

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Motueka Library: Craft and Yarn
(Wednesday 14th June-Wednesday 23rd August 2017)

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.

We can discuss how often this group would like to meet and create a schedule for the rest of the year.

Free.

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Takaka Library: Get Crafty
(Thursday 15th June-Thursday 31st August 2017)

Get crafty!

Cosy up with other crafters for a creative hour or two in our sunny corner.

Keep to your crafty comfort zone or perhaps pick up some new skills, dust off that project you've been meaning to get to for ages, or start something new - the choice is yours.

A great opportunity to share, learn, meet new people and enjoy your community space in your library.

All welcome.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Share Your Memories
(Tuesday 1st-Thursday 31st August 2017)

This year we are celebrating Motueka Library's 160th anniversary.

We invite your to share any memories you have about Motueka Library. These will be included in a 160th anniversary folder of photos, articles and memorabilia.

Pick up a form at Motueka Library or we can email it to you.

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Richmond Library: Queen St Richmond
(Tuesday 1st-Thursday 31st August 2017)

Share your original photos of Richmond's Queen St.

Do you have original photos of Queen Street that you would be happy for us to borrow, copy and publish online?

We are looking for photographs from the 1800s through to the 1980s.
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Photos can be of the shops, businesses, houses and farms in upper, central and lower Queen St, Richmond.

Please contact Richmond Library staff for more information.

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Motueka Library: Free Computer Classes
(Tuesday 8th August-Tuesday 26th September 2017)

Trying to get connected and unravel those mysteries on your computer? Now is the perfect time to build your confidence.

Courses include: How to send an email, Internet Basics, Facebook, Digital Photos, Introduction to Family History and Discover Historic New Zealand Newspapers.

Be in quick to register for a free computer course at Motueka Library.

Contact Motueka Library for more information. Phone 03 528 1047.

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Richmond Library: Further Steps in Family History
(Thursday 10th-Thursday 24th August 2017)

A beyond the basics course, for anyone who has attended an Introduction to Family History course, or who has experience with searching online family resources including birth, death and marriage records.

This course includes tips and tricks for breaking through brick walls in your family history research as well as an overview of parish registers, wills and probate, military records and other online resources to help widen your research online.

Choice of two dates: come on either Thursday 10 August, or Thursday 24 August.

Bookings essential. Free.

Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

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Motueka Library: Garden Gurus Group
(Monday 14th August-Monday 11th December 2017)

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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Takaka Library: Word Fest - Anatoki Settlers Book Launch
(Friday 18th August 2017)

Words take centre stage this month as we celebrate Word Fest with old Golden Bay writings, talks from local authors, National Poetry Day and feast of word games.

Gerald Langford's book's subtitle tells it all: the story of two pioneering families: Spittal and Gooch and their involvement in the area known as the Anatoki.

For those interested in local history this will be a fascinating peek at bygone days in the Bay.

Books available for purchase.

Free. All welcome.

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Richmond Library: Family History Month - Caring for Your Photos
(Saturday 19th August 2017)

Learn how to look after your photographs, postcards and photo albums.

Darryl Gallagher, manager of the photographic collection at Nelson Provincial Museum will give a free talk with handy tips on how to care for your own photographs.

Darryl will be talking about how to look after your photographs, postcards and photo albums and the best way to store them for future generations.

You are also welcome to bring in your own photos for some personal one-on-one tips about their care.

This event is limited to 20 people and bookings are essential.

To book, contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500.

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Motueka Library: Winter Poetry Night
(Thursday 24th August 2017)

Join us in celebrating poetry with recitals by special guests Barry Hayes and Peter Payne.

Bring your favourite poem, share a winter themed poem, or just listen and enjoy.

Enjoy this opportunity to be touched by the magic of poetry, to get involved in the poetry community and discover new poets.

Light refreshment provided.

All welcome. Free.

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Takaka Library: Word Fest - Poetry Reading
(Friday 25th August 2017)

Celebrate Word Fest by sharing your favourite poems at the library on National Poetry Day.

Join our host Gareth Edwards and share your favourite poems to celebrate National Poetry Day at the library. Bring one of your own, a beloved poem written by someone else or just come and listen to the words flow.

Words take centre stage this month as we celebrate Word Fest with old Golden Bay writings, talks from local authors, National Poetry Day and a feast of word games.

Free. All welcome.

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Richmond Library: Family History Month - Children's Craft Session
(Saturday 26th August 2017)

Help us build an exciting 3D model construction of Queen Street.

Children will construct various 3D buildings that are in Queen Street and these will be placed on a large street map.

Suitable for children aged 7-11 years of age.

To book your spot phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500.

Bookings are essential.

Free.

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Motueka Library: A Pioneering Family
(Wednesday 30th August 2017)

Throughout August we are celebrating Family History Month.

We invite you to a lively and informative presentation by David Kemp on a pioneer family - the Roils of Stoke and the Aorere, who arrived in Nelson on The Bolton in 1842.

David will support his talk with a powerpoint display, a painting and other material.

Free. All welcome. Bookings not required.

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Richmond Library: Historic NZ Newspapers
(Thursday 31st August 2017)

Find out about papers Past and learn how to use it to find out information about your family. Paper Past contains digitised pages from 19th and early 20th century New Zealand newspapers including newspapers for the Nelson area up until 1922.

It is an excellent source of information for local researchers and family historians.

Learn how to:
Navigate the Papers Past website.
Search for specific people, places or events.
Learn to narrow down your search results.
Learn to use keywords and phrase searching effectively.

Basic computer skills required.

Bookings essential. Free.

Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

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Richmond Library: Nelson’s Suffragists – Women Who Wanted the Vote
(Thursday 7th September 2017)

Nelson Provincial Museum’s Jessie Bray-Sharpin is back at Richmond Library with a fascinating talk about Nelson’s suffragists – the women who wanted the vote.

With next year being the 125th anniversary of New Zealand women getting the vote, Jessie has been researching the Nelson women who signed the suffrage petition.

Find out about these visionary women and the lives they led. Jessie will also introduce other local women with links to women’s suffrage, such as Mary Ann Muller and Kate Edger.

Free. Bookings are not necessary, but attendance is limited to the first 50 people to arrive.

Photo credit is: Polling Booth at Provincial Buildings. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: 315403.

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Takaka Library: Linda Ross - Nutritionist/Mind Body Health Practitioner
(Thursday 7th September 2017)

When it comes to health and wellness, there's a wealth of knowledge in Golden Bay. Come and be inspired by a range of local practitioners and businesses as they share their secrets and success stories during our In Good Health series.

In the first In Good Health event, Linda Ross shares the journey she took to becoming a holistic nutrition therapist, nourishment coach and wholefood chef. Linda will also discuss the philosophies, practices and recipes that underpin her work.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Takaka Library: Healthpost and Tui Balms
(Friday 15th September 2017)

When it comes to health and wellness, there's a wealth of knowledge in Golden Bay. Come and be inspired by a range of local practitioners and businesses as they share their secrets and success stories during our In Good Health series.

In the second In Good Health event, find out how two local health-related businesses got off the ground and grew to become major enterprises.

Come and hear about Health Post's journey, its Golden Bay operations and the move to its own brand BioBalance.

Learn about Tui's growth from a community kitchen in 1984 to a cooperative business model and charitable trust with a full line of skin and body care products.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Takaka Library: Jenny Garret - Skincare
(Friday 22nd September 2017)

When it comes to health and wellness, there's a wealth of knowledge in Golden Bay. Come and be inspired by a range if local practitioners and businesses as they share their secrets and success stories during our In Good Health series.

In this In Good Health event, Jenny will talk about how and why she started making natural skincare products for her own personal use, and how this grew into her Love Your Skin skincare range.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Takaka Library: Judith Rothstein - Mindfulness
(Friday 29th September 2017)

When it comes to health and wellness, there's a wealth of knowledge in Golden Bay. Come and be inspired by a range if local practitioners and businesses as they share their secrets and success stories during our In Good Health series.

In this In Good Health event, Judith Rothstein - counsellor and mindfulness meditation course facilitator - will speak about mindfulness in every day life.

She will look at how mindfulness helps us to become aware of what goes on in our mind and to change our relationship with our thoughts, feelings and sensations.

Video clips and a five minute meditation will complement her talk.

Free. Bookings not required.

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