What's On at Your Library

During Level 2, only some events can take place at your library. 

>>> Find out more about Level 2 at your library here.

Want to know what's happening during the school holidays?

>>> Visit our dedicated School Holiday Programme page here.

 

For more details contact us.

Motueka Library                                                                                                

Date and Time Event Description

First Monday of the month, 11.00am-12.00pm

Speed Dating With A Book Meet new books and introduce them to the group! You never know, you might meet your perfect literary match. Free.

Last Monday of the month, 3.30pm-5.00pm

(excluding statutory holidays)

Building Bricks Club: POSTPONED Make amazing building blocks creations at the library with local experts. For children age 7+. Free.

Every Wednesday, 1.30pm-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

Lifestyle Group Discuss different lifestyle topics - home and garden, fitness, beauty, retirement, interior design hobbies and more! Free. All welcome.

Every Friday during term time, 10.00am-10.30am

Tiny Tots: POSTPONED until 16 October Action rhymes, music and stories for children 2 years and younger. Free.

2nd Monday of the month, 11.00am-12.30pm

Garden Gurus: POSTPONED until 12 October

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: POSTPONED until 17 October

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

8 June - 31 October

Community Quilt Project Stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown on to a piece of fabric for our Community Quilt. Find out more here.

3 August - 1 October

Haiku Competition Take part in our Haiku Competition and be in to win a prize! All ages and abilities welcome to take part. Pick up your entry form from your local library.

Tuesday 1 September - Wednesday 30 September

Take and Make Greeting Card Kit Want to surprise someone with a special homemade card? We can help! Pick up your free greeting card kit from Motueka Library today.

Monday 14 September - Saturday 31 October

Spring Reading Challenge Nurture the seed within you with a selection of gentle Spring-inspired reading challenges. Pick up your participation form at your library. For all ages.

Thursday 17 September, 11.00am-12.00pm

How To Write Your Life Story Local writer Charlotte Squire gets you started in writing your life story. Bookings essential, phone 03 528 1047. Free.

Friday 18 September, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Author Talk - Chris Stuart: CANCELLED Local author Chris Stuart talks about her new thriller For Reasons of Their Own. Free. All welcome. This event will only take place if we are at Level 1.

Tuesday 22 September, 11.00am-12.00pm

My Time in Madagascar John Croxford talks about his amazing time spent on holiday in Madagascar. Free. Attendance limited at Level 2. Phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Wednesday 23 September, 6.00pm-7.00pm

Book Launch - Off The Hook Judy Fisher launches her new book, Off The Hook - a true story written to encourage people who suddenly find themselves facing life alone in middle age. Free. All welcome. Cash book sales available. Attendance limited at Level 2. Phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Thursday 27 August - Saturday 19 September

Cultural Surprise Reads Choose a mystery selection of library books from and about diverse corners of the world and expand your horizons! Free. Everyone can take part.

Thursday 24 September, 5.30pm-7.00pm

Book Launch - Do Not Feed The Kea Carol Duffy and Bailey O'Malley launch thier children's picture book Do Not Feed The Kea. Book sales available $20.

Wednesday 30 September, 11.00am-12.00pm

Motueka Camera Club Stimulate your interest in art and photography when you learn how to capture and prepare images for the ultimate photograph. Free. Attendance limited at Level 2. Phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Wednesday 30 September, 1.30pm-2.30pm

Alzheimers & Dementia - Myths and Facts Learn ways to reduce the risk of developing Dementia by making a few lifestyle changes; and find out myths and facts relating to Alzheimers. Free. Attendance limited at Level 2. Phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Thursday 15 October, 10.00am-4.00pm

Employment and Training Expo Meet work brokers, trainers and employers from local industry, service and training providers. Free. This event will only take place if we are at Level 1.

Murchison Library                                                                                                

Date and time Event Description
8 June - 31 October Community Quilt Project Stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown on to a piece of fabric for our Community Quilt. Find out more here.
3 August - 1 October Haiku Competition Take part in our Haiku Competition and be in to win a prize! All ages and abilities welcome to take part. Pick up your entry form from your local library.
Monday 14 September - Saturday 31 October Spring Reading Challenge Nurture the seed within you with a selection of gentle Spring-inspired reading challenges. Pick up your participation form at your library. For all ages.

Richmond Library                                                                                                

Date and time Event  Description

Every Tuesday during term time, 10.00am - 10.30am

Tiny Tots: POSTPONED Learn and grow together through music, movement and stories for children 2 years and younger. Free.

Once a month on a Thursday during term time, 3.30pm-4.30pm

Mystery Ink: POSTPONED The group for 12-18 year olds. Talk about books and movies, and get the first pick of new titles. Snacks and fun diversions included! Free. Exact dates here.

3rd Tuesday of the month (excluding December), 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. Level 2 gathering rules apply. 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. Level 2 gathering rules apply. Free. All welcome.

3rd Wednesday of the month (excluding December), 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Book Group A chance for adults to talk about what you've enjoyed reading and to hear about what other people have been reading. Level 2 gathering rules apply. Free.

8 June - 31 October

Community Quilt Project Stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown on to a piece of fabric for our Community Quilt. Find out more here.

3 August - 1 October

Haiku Competition Take part in our Haiku Competition and be in to win a prize! All ages and abilities welcome to take part. Pick up your entry form from your local library.

7 August - 25 September, 10.30am-12.00pm

Family History Friday: POSTPONED Every Friday throughout August and September our family history experts will be available to help you get started with your family history research. Drop in any time between 10.30am and 12.00pm. Free.

Monday 14 September - Saturday 31 October

Spring Reading Challenge Nurture the seed within you with a selection of gentle Spring-inspired reading challenges. Pick up your participation form at your library. For all ages.

Wednesday 16 September, 12.30pm-2.00pm

Good Crafternoon Bring your craft project to the library and work on it in a relaxed sociable atmosphere. Level 2 gathering rules apply. Free. All welcome.

Monday 28 September, 7.00pm

Movie Night! Join us for an M-rated black and white Alfred Hitchcock film featuring thrills and spills on a train. Free. Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500. This event will only take place if we are at Level 1.

Monday 19 October - Monday 30 November

Richmond Robotics: Term 4 Come along to this after school club for kids age 8-13 who are keen on technology. Booking and pricing details here.

Tuesday 20 October, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Start Writing Your Life Story Journalist turned memoir and life story writer Charlotte Squire shows you how to get started writing your life story. Free. All welcome. Bring pen and paper.

Tuesday 20 October, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Richmond Writing Group Write, and talk about writing with like-minded people. Free. All welcome.

Takaka Library                                                                                                

Date and Time Event  Description

Last Tuesday of each month (except December), 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Silverfish Book Group: POSTPONED 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: POSTPONED 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. Level 2 gathering rules apply.

8 June - 31 October

Community Quilt Project Stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown on to a piece of fabric for our Community Quilt. Find out more here.

3 August - 1 October

Haiku Competition Take part in our Haiku Competition and be in to win a prize! All ages and abilities welcome to take part. Pick up your entry form from your local library.

Monday 14 September - Saturday 31 October

Spring Reading Challenge Nurture the seed within you with a selection of gentle Spring-inspired reading challenges. Pick up your participation form at your library. For all ages.

Wednesday 16 September, 5.30pm

An Evening With Ian Trafford Join us for a fascinating talk by author Ian Trafford about his new book Into The Unknown: The Secret WW1 Diary of Kiwi Alick Trafford. Taking place at Take Note in Takaka. Koha appreciated. Book sales available, $38.
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