What's On at Your Library

Find out what's happening when at your local library.

And don't forget to take a squizz at the fabulous Winter Wonderland School Holiday Programme!

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Motueka Library

Date and Time Event Description
Last Monday of the month, 3.30pm-5.00pm Building Bricks 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 Foodies Group Join us for fun foodie talk, tastings, facts, recipes and more. A different theme every month. 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, 11.00am-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.

Tuesday 4 June - Friday 28 June Book Art Competition Make a work of art out of an old library book. Pick up your book and entry form from Motueka or Takaka Library from 4 June. Prizes to be won! All ages.
Wednesday 26 June, 11.30am-12.30pm Opportunities Beyond School Joey Weiss-Kirby and Cherie Tawhai from Work and Income present CVs, employability and job seeking skills in the Motueka High School hall. Free.
Friday 28 June, 11.00am-12.00pm Pies and Quiches Join us for tastings, conversation and fun foodie facts - all relating to pies and quiches! Bring your favourite family recipes to swap. Koha appreciated.
Friday 28 June, 3.30pm-5.00pm Matariki Celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year, with some wonderful Matariki stories and make a manu iti (kite). Suitable for 7-12 year olds. Kai from 3.30pm-3.45pm. Free.
Monday 1 July - Wednesday 31 July Icy Winter Surprise Reads Discover new authors and exciting tales with our incognito Icy Winter Surprise reads. Pick one up today! Free.
Thursday 4 July, 10.00am-12.00pm Creative Collage Workshop Slop, slap, stick, find your inner creative spirit during this collage workshop with Sue Clark. Free. Contact Motueka Library to book your spot.
Monday 8 July - Saturday 20 July Winter Book Sale Pre-loved library books for sale at bargain prices, for children and adults.
Monday 22 July, 10.00am-12.00pm Art Workshop - Pointillism Learn about Pointillism and the major pointillist artists with Marion Painter. Bring coloured pencils or felt-tips. Cost: $10. Bookings essential.
Wednesday 24 July, 11.30am-12.30pm Opportunities Beyond School - The Big OE Amanda Cuff from helloworld travel Richmond presents information about planning an OE and taking a Gap year in the Motueka High School hall. Free.
Thursday 25 July, 10.00am-11.30am Egyptian End of Life Ritual Sue Clark talks about Egyptian end of life rituals - mummies, Gods and death customs. Free. All welcome.
Friday 26 July, 11.00am-12.00pm Comfort Foods What tempts your taste buds in winter? Join us for tastings, conversation and fun foodie facts about winter comfort foods. Koha.
Monday 29 July, 10.00am-12.00pm Art Workshop - Five Shades of Grey Learn tips for improving your drawing with the use of tone with Marian Painter. Bring paper, pencils and eraser. Cost: $10. Bookings essential.

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.

Monday 13 May - Monday 24 June, 3.30pm-5.00pm (FULL)

Richmond Robotics: Term 2 (FULL) 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. (FULL).

Monday 3 June - Friday 28 June

Photo Scanning Demonstration Prolong the shelf life of your family photographs, slides and certificates by creating a digital copy. Contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500 for more information and to book a demonstration session. Free.

Monday 17 June, 7.00pm

Movie Night! See Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart on the big screen in this classic 1940 black and white Oscar-winning romantic comedy. Free. All welcome. Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot and for further information.

Tuesday 18 June, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Author Talk: Brin Murray Local NZ Book Awards finalist Brin Murray talks about writing dystopian fiction, and the life of a writer. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 18 June, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Richmond Writing Group Join us for creative writing exercises or discussion about writing. It's fun, free, and open to everyone.

Wednesday 19 June, 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 19 June, 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.

Thursday 20 June, 9.30am-12.30am

What Wikipedia Means for GLAMs Are you GLAM - involved or working in Galleries, Libraries, Archives or Museums? Then this talk is for you! Dr Mike Dickison, NZ Wikpedian-At-Large, presents an overview of Wikipedia and discusses possible engagement strategies for heritage organisations. Free. Email helen.mccubbin@tasman.govt.nz to book your spot.

Thursday 20 June, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer Class: Introduction to Facebook Learn how to create and use a Facebook account. Free. Bookings essential. Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot and for further information.

Tuesday 25 June, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Oral Histories of the 1929 Murchison Earthquake Helen Pannett, Nelson Provincial Museum's Archives and Research Curator, shares the museum's collection of oral histories from the 1929 Murchison earthquake. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 27 June, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer Class: Introduction to Ancestry.com Explore and discover your family online. Learn tips for effective searching on Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills essential. Contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot. Free.

Tuesday 2 July, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Author Talk: Down The Bay by Philip Simpson Award winning author Philip Simpson talks about his latest book, Down The Bay: A Natural and Cultural History of Abel Tasman National Park. Cash book sales available.

Tuesday 20 August, 5.30pm-6.30pm

How To Look At Art III The Suter Art Gallery Curator Sarah McClintock brings in a surprise item from The Suter's collection and guides you through the who, where, why, how, what of it. Free. All welcome.

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.
Tuesday 4 June - Friday 28 June Book Art Competition Make a work of art out of an old library book. Pick up your book and entry form from Motueka or Takaka Library from 4 June. Prizes to be won! All ages.
Thursday 6 June - Thursday 20 June, 3.30pm-5.00pm Book Art Makerspace Join artist Sarah Hornibrooke in a "book art" project that will take three consecutive Thursday afternoons to complete. For ages 8-99. Cost: $10.00. Phone Takaka Library 03 525 0059 to book your spot.
Monday 10 June - Monday 1 July, 3.45pm-4.45pm Basic Coding With Scratch Amanda Clarke introduces children to basic coding with Scratch. Programme interactive stories, games and animations. For 9-11 year olds. $20. Bookings essential.
Tuesday 11 June - Tuesday 2 July, 3.45pm-4.45pm Advanced Coding Use advanced coding techniques and concepts to build your own platform game over four sessions. For 9-13 year olds. $20. Bookings essential.
Friday 21 June, 1.00pm Blast From The Past: Farewell Spit Tours Paddy Gillooly talks about his family's long association with tourism on "the Spit", and their commitment to protecting this extraordinary environment. Koha.
Tuesday 25 June, 1.00pm-2.30pm Little Jars of Starlight Create beautiful starlight jars with tissue paper and trinkets with artist Janine Scott-Dickins. Free. All materials provided. For children of all ages. Contact Takaka Library, phone 03 525 059 to book your spot.
Friday 28 June, 1.00pm Blast From The Past: Solly's Established in 1928 by his grandfather, Merv Solly talks about the history of the business and the changes in direction that have taken place over the years. Koha.

                                                                                                                                

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