What's On at Your Library

Find out what's happening when at your local library. Check out the schedule below or go to our Facebook Events page

Check out our fabulously arty April School Holiday programme.

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Motueka Library

Date and Time Event Description
Last Monday of the month, 3.30pm-5.00pm LEGO Club Make amazing LEGO creations at the library with local experts. For children age 7+. Free.
Every Wednesday, 2.00pm - 4.00pm Scrabble Time Scrabble will be available for a friendly game with an old or a new friend. Suitable for word lovers of all ages. Free.
4th Friday of the month, 11.00am-12.00pm or 2.00pm-3.00pm Foodies Group Join us for fun foodie talk, tastings, facts, recipes and more. Come either to the morning session, or the afternoon session, whichever suits. Free.
Friday mornings during term time, 10.00am - 10.30am Tiny Tots Action rhymes, music and stories for children 2 years and younger. Free.
2nd Monday of the month, 11.00am-12.30pm Garden Gurus

Talk and learn about plants and gardens. Gatherings include socialising, browsing library books on selected topics, speakers, activities, workshops and tours.

3rd Monday of the month, 10.30am-12.00pm Book Cafe

Discuss and debate thought-provoking topics and enjoy a fine selection of books with like-minded people at Motueka Library's conversation group. Koha.

1st Thursday of the month, 1.00pm - 2.00pm Babbling Books Book Group

A chance to enjoy a relaxed, informal discussion about what you've been reading. Free.

Every Thursday, 2.00pm - 4.00pm Chess at the Library

Bring a friend or meet new people and exercise your brain in a relaxed environment. Free.

Every Tuesday in March, 2.00pm-4.00pm Lynda.com Drop-in Sessions Drop in for a quick introduction to Lynda.com - a free online learning database which you can access with your library card. Free. Bring your own device.
Friday 22 March, 11.00am-12.00pm or 2.00pm-3.00pm Kiwifruit and Feijoas - Tasting and Recipe Swap Come to either our morning or afternoon session to find out about using kiwifruit and feijoas in your cooking and discover fantastic recipe books filled with delicious ideas. Koha.
Monday 25 March, 3.30pm-5.00pm LEGO Club Make amazing LEGO creations at the library with local experts. For children age 7+. Free.
Thursday 28 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Creative Collage Workshop Slop, slap, stick with beads, buttons, ribbons, paint, nuts, bolts and more in this creative college workshop with Sue Clark. Free.
Monday 1 April - Tuesday 30 April Awesome Autumn Surprise Reads Discover new authors and exciting tales when you issue a wrapped library book (it's in disguise!). Free.
Monday 8 April, 2.00pm-3.00pm Advance Care Planning Start a conversation about your future health and advance care plan with Nurse Practitioner and Nelson Tasman ACP Facilitator Carla Arkless. Free.
Monday 15 April - Tuesday 30 April Autumn Book Sale Snap up quality pre-loved library books at cheap as chips prices this Autumn!
Friday 26 April, 11.00am-12.00pm or 2.00pm-3.00pm Jams and Marmalades Join us for tastings, conversation and fun facts about jams and marmalades. Come either to the morning or afternoon session - whichever suits you best! Free.

Richmond Library

Date and time Event  Description
Every Tuesday during term time, 10.00am - 10.30am Tiny Tots Learn and grow together through music, movement and stories for children 2 years and younger. Free.
3rd Tuesday of the month (excluding December and January), 1.00pm-3.00pm Richmond Writing Group After a talk by a visiting author in the first hour, write, and talk about writing in the second hour. Meet like-minded people. Free. All welcome.
Every Wednesday, 12.30pm - 2.00pm Good Crafternoon Bring your craft project to the library and work on it in a relaxed sociable atmosphere. Free. All welcome.
3rd Wednesday of the month (excluding December), 3.00pm - 4.00pm Tasman Talks Titles Book Group A chance for you to talk about what you've enjoyed reading and to hear about what other people have been reading. Free.

Wednesday 27 March, 12.30pm-2.00pm

Good Crafternoon Bring your craft project to the library and work on it in a relaxed sociable atmosphere. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 10 April, 10.30am-11.30am

Family History Drop-In Just started researching your family tree or having trouble finding your ancestors? Drop by the Research Room and library staff will help you get started. Free.

Tuesday 16 April, 11.00am-12.00pm

Resuscitate Your Family Slides Bring your old slides into the 21st century and share them with family and friends. Use our scanner to convert negatives and slides to digital format with our help. Free.

Tuesday 16 April, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Author Talk: Marianne Castle Writer Marianne Castle talks about her book Two Dogs, One Bone, an account of her many years spent as a dog walker and trainer. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 16 April, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Richmond Writing Group Join us for a creative writing exercise or discussion about writing. Everyone of any ability is welcome and it's free.

Tuesday 16 April, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Te Ao Māori - Cultural Architecture Keni-Duke Hetet of Nelson's Waka Group Architecture talks about the exciting field of cultural architecture, the firm's work on Motueka's Te Āwhina marae, and tiny homes. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 17 April, 10.00am-2.00pm

National Digital Forum Unconference Interested in the cultural heritage space? Get together with us to share ideas about anything digital and heritage. For more details and to register, contact helen.mccubbin@tasman.govt.nz. Free.

Wednesday 17 April, 3.00pm-4.00pm

Tasman Talks Titles Book Group A chance for you to talk about what you've enjoyed reading and to hear about what other people have been reading. Free.

Monday 22 April, 7.00pm

Movie Night! A 1968 film starring Mary Ure, Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton in which World War II commandos parachute behind enemy lines to rescue an American general from an impregnable Nazi fortress. PG. Free. Contact Richmond Library to book your spot.

Monday 13 May - Monday 24 June, 3.30pm-5.00pm

Richmond Robotics: Term 2 Join our fun, hands-on after school technology programme for kids aged 8-13 who are keen to learn about SmartBots! Book on eventbrite or contact Richmond Library phone 03 543 8500 for more information. Cost: $25 club membership + $5 per session.

Monday 29 July - Monday 2 September, 3.30pm-5.00pm

Richmond Robotics: Term 3 Join our fun, hands-on after school technology programme for kids aged 8-13 who are keen to learn about SmartBots! Book on eventbrite or contact Richmond Library phone 03 543 8500 for more information. Cost: $25 club membership + $5 per session.

Monday 21 October - Monday 2 December, 3.30pm-5.00pm

Richmond Robotics: Term 4 Join our fun, hands-on after school technology programme for kids aged 8-13 who are keen to learn about SmartBots! Book on eventbrite or contact Richmond Library phone 03 543 8500 for more information. Cost: $25 club membership + $5 per session.

Takaka Library                                                                                       

Date and Time Event  Description
Last Tuesday of each month, 1.00pm - 2.00pm Silverfish Book Group A chance for you to talk about what you've enjoyed reading and to hear about what other people have been reading. Free.
Tuesdays during term time, 10.00am - 10.30am Tiny Tots Learn and grow together through music, movement and stories. Free.
Third Friday of each month during term time, 3.30pm - 4.30pm Reading Kids on Flying Squids In this fun group kids talk books, play games, make videos and generally have a great time. Free.
Thursdays from 7 March until 21 March, 3.30pm-5.00pm Book Art With Sarah Hornibrooke Artist Sarah Hornibrooke guides a group of young people through the exciting process of creating a marvellous piece of book art. For 8-13 year olds. Cost: $10. Phone 03 525 0059 to book your spot.
Friday 22 March, 1.00pm-2.00pm Preserve and Recipe Swap Find out what to do with surplus Autumn harvest. Bring along jars of preserves and favourite recipes to swap, share and sample. Free.
Friday 29 March, 1.00pm-2.00pm Abundance: Recipe Book Talk and Demonstration The creators of the Mohua Social Services fundraising recipe book Abundance: A Delicious Collection of Wind-fall Recipes give a recipe demonstration and invite you to share your own recipes. Free.
Friday 5 April, 1.00pm Armchair Adventures: Central Europe By Bicycle Take a seat and tour the globe with our intrepid travellers, Wendy and Wouter who criss-crossed Europe in an amazing 3500 epic bike ride. Koha appreciated.
Friday 12 April, 1.00pm Armchair Adventures: Kruger National Park Take a seat and tour the globe with our intrepid travellers, Fill and Albie who visit Kruger National Park, South Africa. View their photos and hear their fascinating tales. Koha appreciated.
Thursday 18 April, 1.00pm Armchair Adventures: Escape To France Take a seat and tour the globe with our intrepid travellers, the Pawley family who move to Bordeaux for a year. Koha appreciated.

                                                                                       

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