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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Takaka Library: The Winter Series
(Friday 2nd-Friday 30th June 2017)

Come in from the cold and banish those winter blues. Escape to fascinating places, learn new things and leave inspired with Takaka Library's Winter Series.

The choice of speakers for this year's Winter Series is varied and inspiring.

Learn about greenstone carving, caving in East Takaka, Abel Tasman National Park, cycling around Europe on a budget, or ramble around the world with books, libraries and bookshops.

All this from your warm, inviting Takaka Library.

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Motueka, Murchison, Richmond and Takaka Libraries: Read Around The World
(Wednesday 7th June-Friday 4th August 2017)

Never read a book by an author from Tanzania? Wonder what a book by a Japanese author is like? Curious about the writing style of a person from Bolivia?

Now is your chance to read books by authors from all over the world!

Take part in Tasman District Libraries’ Read Around the World Challenge and go in the draw to win fantastic prizes!

All you have to do is read one book by four authors from four different countries, between 7 June and 4 August.

Pick up your Read Around the World passport from Motueka, Murchison, Takaka or Richmond Library, fill in the names of the books, their authors and the countries they’re from, collect a completion stamp for each book from your local librarian, and drop your completed passport off at your library by Friday 4 August.

You can find some helpful lists of authors from all over the world on our website: www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz.

Enter the Read Around the World draw and be in to win generous prizes donated by Richmond House of Travel, Motueka House of Travel, Paper Plus, Volume, Take Note and the Library Café (Richmond).

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Motueka Library: Winter Book Sale
(Friday 9th-Friday 30th June 2017)

Grab a bargain at Motueka Library's Winter Book Sale during the July school holidays.

You will find many bargains - with adult books only $1 each, and children's books 50c each.

There are lots of pre-loved books for children and adults just waiting to entertain you.

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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 a crate 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: 160th Anniversary Celebrations
(Tuesday 27th June 2017)

Come and join us at Motueka Library to celebrate our 160th anniversary of service to the Motueka community.

Our celebrations include speakers, live music, photos from the past and refreshments.

Save the date and join us in celebrating this special anniversary.

See you there!

Free.

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Motueka Library: Flossie the Balloon Lady
(Tuesday 27th June 2017)

Come celebrate Motueka Library's 160th birthday party with Flossie the Balloon Lady.

Everyone knows that you can't have a party without balloons and Flossie's balloon creations are the very best!

Enjoy birthday stories, colouring-in and light snacks.

Free. All welcome.

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Motueka Library: Celebrate Matariki
(Friday 30th June 2017)

Join us for a fun hour of fabulous Matariki stories and create some awesome art to take home.

Free family fun.

Suitable for 4-12 year olds.

Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult.

Places are limited. Please book at Motueka Library, or phone 03 528 1047,

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Motueka Library: Matariki Celebrations - Harakeke Weaving
(Friday 30th June 2017)

Join us for a fun hour of fabulous Matariki stories and learn some harakeke weaving.

Harakeke (flax) weaver AtawhaiTeaukura will come and share her knowledge of Maori flax weaving and participants will be able to make something to take home.

Free family fun suitable for children 7-13 years old. Parents are encouraged to stay and help.

Places are limited. Please book at Motueka Library or phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

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Motueka Library: Opportunities Beyond School
(Friday 30th June 2017)

This informal and interactive session is on Looking at Cooking with Life Coach Sandra Quiggan.

This session is presented by Motueka Library and Motueka High School who have collaborated to provide a series of talks for students and parents in preparation for leaving school and home.

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Takaka Library: The Winter Series - Around the World in 80 Bookmarks
(Friday 30th June 2017)

Come in from the cold and banish those winter blues. Escape to fascinating places, learn new things and leave inspired.

Lynn Rain is an old hand at the Winter Series and has taken us on many a literary journey. Realising how much she liked a bookmark bought at an exhibition at the Bristol Art Gallery, Lynn thought a literary ramble spurred by bookmarks, libraries and bookshops would be an intriguing subject this year.

If you have a favourite bookmark bring it along and tell its story. You could also bring along a bookmark to swap!

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Motueka Library: Style Coaching Workshop
(Tuesday 4th July 2017)

Learn how to dress to flatter and enhance your body shape with Lynn Crossland.

Lynn will explain how colour, pattern and style can create different optical illusions.

Lynn will share tips on how to appear taller, shorter or slimmer so that you feel confident and fabulous.

This fun, interactive workshop is very relaxed and highlights the latest collections from a shop in Nelson.

20 places available. Book at Motueka Library or call 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

A free raffle will be available where beauty treatments can be won.

Light refreshments will be available.

$12.

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Motueka Library: Galapagos Islands Adventure
(Wednesday 5th July 2017)

Discover the wonders of the Galapagos Islands with Susan Edwards.

A diverse and unique wildlife destination. the Galapagos Islands are a pristine environment and home to some amazing creatures.

Susan's intrepid trip will amaze and inspire you.

Join us for this spectacular sojourn.

Koha. All welcome.

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Motueka Library: Garden Gurus Group
(Monday 10th July-Monday 27th November 2017)

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

The Garden Gurus is a new group forming at Motueka Library.

Gatherings will 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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Motueka Library: Jerri Pirc - Kate and Caboodle
(Monday 10th July 2017)

Join guest author and reading gran Jerri Pirc for delightful stories and an activity.

Kate and Caboodle in a Splendidly Blended Tale is the sequel to Jerri's first book Kate and Caboodle.

The reader follows Kate and her critters as they load up the old red truck once again and head out. Where are they going? Follow the clues and find out!

Free family fun for 3-7 year olds.

Booking is essential. Phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

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Motueka, Murchison, Richmond and Takaka libraries: Where's Wally in the World
(Monday 10th-Saturday 22nd July 2017)

Hi Wally watcher!

Are you ready for a wild and wacky adventure?

Find the five intrepid travellers and their precious items from various locations around the world hidden in the library.

Visit any of our four fabulous libraries and collect your entry form. Complete the challenge and go into the Lucky Prize Draw.

For 5-12 year olds.

One entry per child.

Read, explore, discover when you visit your library these holidays.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Chain Reaction Challenge
(Monday 10th-Monday 17th July 2017)

Time to get creative with a box of goodies!

Your group's challenge is to construct a simple machine that keeps a marble moving for the longest time possible.

Suitable for children 8-12 years. Free!

Maximum four in a group. Limited to first 20 to book.

Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

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Takaka Library: Maori Legends and Hei Tiki Making
(Monday 10th July 2017)

Jaye Cavaye-Astle, Collingwood's lovely and exuberant te reo Maori and Maori performing arts teacher, will entertain us with two not so well known Maori legends.

After the stories, everyone is invited to make their own hei tiki using polymer clay.

Suitable for ages 4 years and older.

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Richmond Library: Murray's Mitre 10 Makerspace
(Tuesday 11th July 2017)

Build something from scratch with Murray Leaning.

Murray will be here to teach a group of 10 children aged 6-12 years how to build something wonderful from wood.

All materials supplied.

Parents are encouraged to stay to lend a hand.

Maximum 10 children in each session.

Session 1: 1.00pm-2.00pm
Session 2: 2:00pm-3.00pm

Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Free.

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Takaka Library: Storytime - Around the World With Wally
(Tuesday 11th-Tuesday 18th July 2017)

Join us for fun stories and craft based around the theme Around the World With Wally.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Richmond Library: Wally-fy Your Beanie
(Wednesday 12th July 2017)

Take a style tip from Wally and add a pom-pom to your beanie!

The very talented Richmond Creative Fibres group will be here to teach us how to make a pom-pom.

Suitable for children aged 5-8 years.

Limited to the first 20 people.

Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

$4. BYO hat.

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Motueka Library: Storytime - Where's Wally Makerspace
(Thursday 13th-Thursday 20th July 2017)

Are you ready for a wild and wacky adventure?Where's Wally celebrates 30 years!

Join us for a fun hour of fabulous stories and create some awesome art to take home.

Free family fun.

Suitable for 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult. Limited to the first 30.

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Richmond Library: Police Dog Handler Visit
(Thursday 13th July 2017)

Come along and meet one of our local police dog handlers. Hear about his job and then spend some time meeting his dog.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.
Limited to 30 children.
Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your place.

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Richmond Library: Teddybear Storytime Sleepover
(Thursday 13th July 2017)

Come to the library in your pyjamas for a special storytime and leave teddy with us for a fun sleepover.

We'll have the usual lovely stories, songs and crafts, but this time teddy (or another special toy) can sleepover in the library!

Pick up your toy from the library the next morning at 11am and find out what surprising overnight adventures teddy got up to!

Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Suitable for children aged 4-9 years. Maximum of 20 children.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Family Friendly Movie
(Friday 14th-Friday 21st July 2017)

Relax and enjoy a family friendly movie at Richmond Library.

You are welcome to bring your own cushions, blankets and snacks to our midwinter movie. It will be G-rated, so will be appropriate for young children.

Parents, please remain with any children under ten years of age.

Maximum 50 attendees.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Richmond Library: Storytime
(Tuesday 18th July 2017)

Travel around the world with stories and craft.

Come along and enjoy some stories, songs and crafts!

Suitable for 4-9 year olds.

Limited to 50 children.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Dame Fiona Kidman - Author Talk
(Wednesday 19th July 2017)

Celebrate Motueka Library's 160th anniversary with an author talk by Dame Fiona Kidman.

All Day At The Movies is the latest book to be published by Dame Fiona Kidman. Set in Motueka's tobacco fields in 1952 we meet some very interesting characters.

We are also treated to some political observations and attitudes tracking in New Zealand through the decades.

Join us for a Q&A session with our special guest.

Books will be available for sale and can be autographed.

All welcome. Koha.

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Richmond Library: Where's Woolly?
(Wednesday 19th July 2017)

Take a style tip from Wally and learn to knit a scarf!

The very talented Richmond Creative Fibres group will be here to teach us how to make a scarf.

Suitable for children aged 9-12 years.

Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

20 places available.

$7.

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Takaka Library: Meccano Workshop
(Wednesday 19th July 2017)

Nine lucky 8-12 year old kids can join this exciting Meccano workshop with Meccano enthusiast Murray MacKay.

Each participant will assemble his/her very own model using vintage Meccano. From windmills to racing cars, trucks and jiggers, the budding engineers will work from a plan and Murray will assist when needed.

"Meccano is a passion of mine," says Murray, "And I would like to share it with the kids of this community."

Free, but bookings essential.

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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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Motueka Library: Opportunities Beyond School
(Wednesday 16th August 2017)

Find out about Taking a Gap Year for school leavers in this informal and interactive session with Diane Boyes from House of Travel.

This session is presented by Motueka Library and Motueka High School who have collaborated to provide a series of talks for students and parents in preparation for leaving school and home.

More Information.

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