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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Richmond, Motueka and Takaka Libraries: TeenRead5
(Monday 10th April-Friday 26th May 2017)

Borrow five books, get five stamps and pick a small prize!

Pick up a TeenRead5 stamp card at Richmond, Motueka or Takaka Libraries and get a stamp for each book you borrow and read. Five stamps means you get a free prize. And you also go in the draw for the final big prize!

Suitable for 12-18 year olds. A maximum of one small prize can be won per day.

Free!

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Motueka Library: NZ Music Month
(Monday 1st-Wednesday 31st May 2017)

May is New Zealand Music Month - a time to celebrate our music, our musicians, our heritage and our creative spirit.

Motueka Library is hosting several musical events. Contact us to find out more information.

Free. No bookings required.

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Motueka Library: NZ Music Month
(Friday 12th-Friday 26th May 2017)

May is New Zealand Music Month - a time to celebrate our music, our musicians, our heritage and our creative spirit.

Motueka Library is hosting three musical events featuring students from Motueka High School.

Come and listen to these young local performers and enjoy our homegrown talent.

Free. All welcome. Bookings not required.

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Takaka Library: NZ Music Month - Students of Levity Beet
(Friday 26th May 2017)

This month the talented musicians of Golden Bay will share their music and songs with concerts during the month of May.

In this event, popular children's music maker Levity Beet returns with his students for an hour of lively music in the library.

Come and celebrate these children's musical achievements.

Free. No bookings required.

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Motueka Library: Opportunities Beyond School
(Wednesday 31st May 2017)

Find out about Renting and Flatting for school leavers in this informal and interactive session with Jesse Hedges from Ray White.

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
(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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Takaka Library: The Winter Series - NZ Jade
(Friday 2nd June 2017)

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

Today's talk is by Golden Bay resident and jade carver Geoff Williams.

Geoff will speak about his long association with pounamu, he'll delve into the geology, the technical side of carving and the spiritual aspects of this lovely stone.

Don't miss this talk if you are interested in greenstone as Geoff's wealth of understanding on the subject will provide plenty of insights and knowledge.

Koha.

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Motueka Library: French Escape
(Wednesday 7th June 2017)

Bonjour and bienvenue!

Discover the delights of Southern France and Provence with Debbie Bowden.

Learn about Toulouse, Avignon, Caen and Reims. Immerse yourself in the French culture, train travels, fine dining and the heritage and sights.

Bring your French travel dreams to life with Debbie!

Koha.

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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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Takaka Library: The Winter Series - Abel Tasman National Park
(Friday 9th June 2017)

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

Today's talk is by Geoff Rennison who will speak on Abel Tasman National Park, which celebrates its 75th birthday this year.

With 23 years experience as the Chief Ranger from 1974-1987 and Department of Conservation Centre Manager from 1987-1997, Geoff is well qualifies to speak on this subject.

This is bound to be an interesting insight into the running of the park with amusing anecdotes liberally sprinkled throughout.

Koha.

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Motueka Library: Bali Expedition
(Wednesday 14th June 2017)

Catch a glimpse of Bali from a different perspective.

In July 2016 Vickie David and her daughter Jenna Herreman visited an orphanage in Kuta and a school in the mountains in the north of Bali.

They took clothing, stationary and medical equipment with them.

Hear about their adventurous travels as they show and tell us about their experience.

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Takaka Library: The Winter Series - Cycling Europe on a Budget
(Friday 16th June 2017)

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

Today's talk is by Mandy Smith. Mandy will take us on a tour through Portugal, Spain, France and Germany on a bicycle.

She will tell us how anyone can afford to travel this way and have a wonderful time, seeing fascinating places and meeting interesting people.

Koha.

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Takaka Library: The Winter Series - Local Cave Discoveries
(Friday 23rd June 2017)

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

Several years ago, local cavers Rob Davies and Tony Salmon discovered two cave entrances at East Takaka. At Spittal Springs, over 6km of partially flooded horizontal passages and beautifully decorated chambers have been mapped.

At nearby Ironstone Creek, a cave entrance led to one of the most spectacular vertical caves in the country.

Rob will describe the challenging exploration of these two very different caves. The talk will be illustrated with images by award-winning photographers Neil Silverwood and Martyn Farr.

Not to be missed!

Koha.

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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: 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.

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