Upcoming Events

Find out what's on at Tasman District Libraries.


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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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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Takaka Library: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 27th February-Tuesday 11th December 2018)

Tiny Tots is a fun, free event for babies, toddlers and children two years and younger, and their whanau.

Learn and grow together through music, movement and stories.

Stay for a chat and play afterwards.

Free.

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Tasman District Libraries: HerStory - A Celebration of Local Women
(Tuesday 13th March-Monday 1st October 2018)

Tasman District Libraries are bringing together materials that document and celebrate the lives of local women between 1893 and 1993.

We’re really interested to see how local women’s experiences at home and at work, in education, the arts, sports and recreation have changed over time.

If you have original photos, letters, documents or other unique items that show what life was like for women in Tasman or Nelson between 1893 and 1993, and you’re happy to let us copy and publish them on the Kete Tasman website, please let us know.

We won’t keep the original photos and other items, but will scan or photograph them and publish the copies online.

Terms and conditions apply. For further information, please contact your local Tasman District Library; http://www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz/about-us/tasman-district-libraries-branches/

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Motueka Library: Scrabble Time!
(Wednesday 4th April-Wednesday 19th December 2018)

Do you enjoy a good game of Scrabble?

Scrabble will be available for a friendly game with an old or new friend every Wednesday and Thursday. Suitable for word lovers of all ages.

Our scrabble books will assist you in finding those really tricky words which use all your letters!

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

Free. All welcome.

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Motueka Library: 1000 Books Before School
(Monday 9th April-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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Motueka Library: Autumn Book Sale
(Monday 16th-Saturday 28th April 2018)

Snap up some great pre-loved library books at bargain basement prices!

Motueka Library is putting out a great selection of used library books suitable for both children and adults.

Adults books are $1 each.
Children's books are 50c each.

See you there!

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Motueka Library: Jungle Safari Scavenger Hunt
(Monday 16th-Saturday 28th April 2018)

Are you ready for a wild and wacky jungle safari?

Find the ten jungle animals hidden around the library, answer the questions and go into the lucky draw.

Visit any of our fabulous libraries (in Murchison, Motueka, Richmond and Takaka) to collect your entry form. Complete the challenge and go in to the lucky prize draw.

For 5-12 year olds. One entry per child.

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

Free.

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Murchison Library: Jungle Safari Scavenger Hunt
(Monday 16th-Saturday 28th April 2018)

Are you ready for a wild and wacky jungle safari?

Find the ten jungle animals hidden around the library, answer the questions and go into the lucky draw.

Visit any of our fabulous libraries (in Murchison, Motueka, Richmond and Takaka) to collect your entry form. Complete the challenge and go in to the lucky prize draw.

For 5-12 year olds. One entry per child.

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

Free.

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Richmond Library: Jungle Safari Scavenger Hunt
(Monday 16th-Saturday 28th April 2018)

Are you ready for a wild and wacky jungle safari?

Find the ten jungle animals hidden around the library, answer the questions and go into the lucky draw.

Visit any of our fabulous libraries (in Murchison, Motueka, Richmond and Takaka) to collect your entry form. Complete the challenge and go in to the lucky prize draw.

For 5-12 year olds. One entry per child.

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

Free.

More Information.


Takaka Library: Jungle Safari Scavenger Hunt
(Monday 16th-Saturday 28th April 2018)

Are you ready for a wild and wacky jungle safari?

Find the ten jungle animals hidden around the library, answer the questions and go into the lucky draw.

Visit any of our fabulous libraries (in Murchison, Motueka, Richmond and Takaka) to collect your entry form. Complete the challenge and go in to the lucky prize draw.

For 5-12 year olds. One entry per child.

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

Free.

More Information.


Motueka Library: Learn To Knit
(Wednesday 18th April-Wednesday 30th May 2018)

Do you want to learn to knit?

The Motueka Craft and Yarn group are happy to teach basic knitting stitches and finishing techniques to budding adult knitters.

Bring your own 4mm knitting needles and a ball of doubly knitting wool.

Free but bookings essential. Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

The Craft and Yarn group meet every second Wednesday from 1.20pm-3.00pm. The next meeting is on 18 April.

FREE

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Motueka Library: Storytime - Jammin' in the Jungle
(Thursday 19th-Thursday 26th April 2018)

Embark on a jungle safari at your library when you join us for a fun hour of fabulous jungle stories and create some awesome art to take home.

Suitable for 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult.

Free family fun. Limited to the first 25 people to arrive.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Adult Art Classes – Painting and Drawing
(Tuesday 24th April-Tuesday 22nd May 2018)

Learn to draw and paint at Richmond Library with artist Larisse Hall.

Creativity isn’t something that ended when you became an adult – it’s something that can bring you joy and new skills throughout life!

Join Larisse Hall in the relaxed environment of Richmond Library’s Constance Barnicoat room. Larisse will guide you through observational sketching, composition, and tone to create still-life drawings. Extending these with colour and paint, you will then create finished works of art.

The delectable theme will be Devonshire Tea.

This course is suitable for anyone who is keen to create. No experience necessary.

Cost includes all art materials. Students need to bring their own A3 sketch pad.

Numbers are limited, so book your spot today.

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Richmond Library: Makedo Tower Building
(Thursday 26th April 2018)

Put your construction skills to the test! Use our Makedo equipment to build an awesome tower out of cardboard.

We'll be using cardboard, Makedo equipment and our imaginations to build towers.

Limited to 12 participants aged 8-12 years.

Free.

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Takaka Library: Sneaky Art With Sarah Thomas
(Thursday 26th April 2018)

Make some sneaky art and share it around town!

In a Makerspace with a twist, design and make your very own hip sneaky art project, using paper, materials, string or balsa wood boats.

Tuck your creation somewhere around town or at home to put a smile on someone's face.

For children age 7-11 years. Bring a friend!

Cost: $3.00

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Motueka Library: Autumn Poetry
(Friday 27th April 2018)

Join us in celebrating Autumn poetry in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Share your own poem or a favourite poem containing an Autumnal theme.

Discover many poetry books, share your own poem or a favourite poem, or just listen and enjoy.

Light refreshments provided.

All welcome. Free.

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Takaka Library: Blast From the Past - 60 Years Married to a Gourmet Cook
(Friday 27th April 2018)

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of our 'new library' in Takaka with tall tales and true by locals from varied occupations and lifestyles.

60 Years Married to a Gourmet Cook: recipes and reminiscences from Alan Swafford, a happy omnivore. Alan, a man of many parts, will entertain on wide and varied themes, from food to farm to family.

All welcome.

Koha.

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Motueka Library: Joie De Vivre - Surprise Reads
(Tuesday 1st-Thursday 31st May 2018)

Discover new authors and find yourself in delightful settings when you try our surprise reads.

Your chosen parcels will be library books wrapped in paper (so you can't see what they are!), which you issue on your library card - and then return to the library when you've finished reading.

Joie de vivre can be the joy of conversation, the joy of an embrace, the joy of everything we do.

With a sense of curiosity you might uncover some exuberance, a carefree enjoyment of living and some light hearted humour in your surprise reads.

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Motueka Library: Author Talk - Firooz Zadeh
(Wednesday 2nd May 2018)

Come to Motueka Library and listen to internationally acclaimed author Firooz Zadeh talk about Syria and the Worldwide Refugee Crises.

Firooz Zadeh has four award winning books and has been a lecturer on cruise ships for 12 years.

Firooz will talk about the great migration of refugees and their tragic journeys to find new homes.

Firooz Zadeh's books will also be available for purchase.

Koha appreciated.

All welcome.

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Richmond Library: Introduction to Ancestry.com
(Thursday 3rd May 2018)

Ancestry.com has billions of records to help you trace your family tree. Learn what is available in Ancestry.com and how to search it effectively.

This course will look at search tips for using Ancestry.com, record collections for the United Kingdom and New Zealand and Public Member Trees.

For more information and to book your place contact Richmond Library, phone 03 543 8500.

All welcome. Free.

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Motueka Library: Music - Motueka High School Students
(Friday 4th May 2018)

Students from Motueka High School will be performing music at Motueka Library as part of our New Zealand Music Month celebrations.

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 featuring students from Motueka High School.

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

Make the most of this fantastic opportunity to be involved in this nationwide music promotion.

More Information.


Takaka Library: Blast From the Past - Law in the Bay
(Friday 4th May 2018)

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of our 'new library' in Takaka with tall tales and true by locals from varied occupations and lifestyles.

Tony and Gillian Cunningham will give their unique perspectives on policing in the Bay in the 1970s and 80s. Their stories, both funny and sad, will keep you entertained.

All welcome.

Koha.

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Takaka Library: Magic Show With Ms Fizzberry
(Saturday 5th May 2018)

Celebrate Takaka Library's 10th birthday with Ms Fizzberry's marvellous Magic Show!

Come dressed as your favourite book character and parade through the Saturday market. The two best dressed costumes win a prize!

All welcome - young and old.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Apples and Pears - Tastings and Recipe Swap
(Thursday 10th May 2018)

Do you like cooking with apples and pears? Join us for tastings and sharing tips on creating tasty recipes from fresh, delicious apples and pears.

Share your favourite sweet and savoury recipes using these lovely Autumn fruits.

Enjoy connecting with like-minded cooks and take recipes home.

While you're in the library, make sure to check out our wonderful range of books on cooking and preserving.

All welcome. Koha appreciated.

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Motueka Library: Music - Motueka High School Students
(Friday 11th May 2018)

Students from Motueka High School will be performing music at Motueka Library as part of our New Zealand Music Month celebrations.

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 featuring students from Motueka High School.

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

Make the most of this fantastic opportunity to be involved in this nationwide music promotion.

More Information.


Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group – David McManus
(Tuesday 15th May 2018)

The Richmond Writing Group is for adults with an interest in writing – whether you’re just thinking about starting to write something, or you’re a published author, or somewhere in between.

The Richmond Writing Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Richmond Library. It’s a great opportunity to meet other people with a shared interest in writing, and to put pen to paper!

This month CopyPress Publishing owner David McManus will be sharing some great publishing know-how.

Bring writing materials.

Free. All welcome.

More Information.


Motueka Library: Music - Motueka High School Students
(Friday 18th May 2018)

Students from Motueka High School will be performing music at Motueka Library as part of our New Zealand Music Month celebrations.

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 featuring students from Motueka High School.

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

Make the most of this fantastic opportunity to be involved in this nationwide music promotion.

More Information.


Takaka Library: Blast From the Past - The Golden Bay Alpine and Tramping Club
(Friday 18th May 2018)

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of our 'new library' in Takaka with tall tales and true by locals from varied occupations and lifestyles.

Kevin Durkin and Paul Kilgour will be presenting a fascinating visual presentation on the history of the Golden Bay Alpine and Tramping Club.

Koha.

All welcome.

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Richmond Library: Adult Art Classes – Make 3D Sculpture
(Tuesday 29th May-Tuesday 26th June 2018)

Learn to create 3D sculpture at Richmond Library with artist Larisse Hall.

Creativity isn’t something that ended when you became an adult – it’s something that can bring you joy and new skills throughout life!

Join Larisse Hall in the relaxed environment of Richmond Library’s Constance Barnicoat room. In a fun and relaxed class, Larisse will guide you through creating 3D sculpture for Light Nelson.
Starting with original concept sketching, students will develop the base shape of their form from wire and recycled materials. Layering with paper mache, these will be finished with paint and detail including LED lights.

This course is suitable for anyone who is keen to create. No experience necessary.

Cost includes all art materials.

Numbers are limited, so book your spot today.

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Motueka Library: Suffrage 125 - Tales of Pioneering Women
(Wednesday 30th May 2018)

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of New Zealand women receiving the right to vote.

Storm Nathan will speak about pioneering women of Tasman and how they lived their lives.

Celebrate the unsung heroes and enjoy interesting snippets of history.

All welcome. Free.

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Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group - Michelanne Forster Visit
(Tuesday 19th June 2018)

The Richmond Writing Group is for adults with an interest in writing – whether you’re just thinking about starting to write something, or you’re a published author, or somewhere in between.

The Richmond Writing Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at Richmond Library. It’s a great opportunity to meet other people with a shared interest in writing, and to put pen to paper!

This month award-winning author and playwright Michelanne Forster shares some practical writing tips and tricks.

Bring writing materials.

Free.

More Information.

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