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.

For more details contact us.

Motueka Library                                                                                                                                      

Date and Time Event Description
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.
Every second Wednesday (from 13 June), 1.30pm - 3.00pm Craft and Yarn Bring your craft project to the library and work on it in a relaxed sociable atmosphere. Free.
Friday mornings during term time, 10.00am - 10.30am Tiny Tots Action rhymes, music and stories for children 2 years and younger. Free.
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.

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

Socialise with other gardeners, browse the library's gardening books, listen to guest speakers or visit local gardens. Different activity each month.

Monday 20 August, 10.00am-12.00pm Art Workshop - Paper Mosaics Marian Painter shows you how to make a paper mosaic. Learn new art skills and rejuvenate your arty side. Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot. $10.
Wednesday 22 August, 11.30am - 12.30pm Opportunities Beyond School - Careers Nigel Rukuwhai (AMP Insurance) and Glyn Lewis-Jones (Castle Trust) present a session on insurance as a career choice. Venue: Motueka High School Hall. Free.
Monday 27 August, 10.00am-12.00pm Art Workshop - Cubist Images Learn about the first Cubists and create your own Cubist images with artist Marian Painter. Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot. $10.
Thursday 30 August, 11.00am - 12.00pm Colour Your Life with Sandra and Janine Sandra Quiggan discusses how colour affects us, how colour reflects our personalities and how we can use colour to achieve goals; and Janine Gillions provides snippets on the history of colour. Free.
Friday 31 August, 11.00am-12.00pm Mediterranean Food - tastings and Recipe Swap Join us for fun, informal discussions, tastings and tips on creating tasty Mediterranean recipes using fresh, nutritious ingredients. Koha.
Monday 3 September, 10.00am - 12.00pm Art Workshop - Improve Your Drawing Skills Marian Painter gives you the skills to make drawing easier and more enjoyable. Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot. $10.
Tuesday 4 September - Thursday 6 September, 10.00am - 4.00pm Discover Your Library Discover your library when you drop in and see what we have to offer you. Join and discover our great range of books, ebooks, magazines, events, databases and more (such as Lynda.com) as part of our 2018 Festival of Adult Learning. Free.
Friday 7 September, 1.00pm-2.00pm The Benefits of Yoga Learn about the benefits of yoga, breath awareness and meditation with Nikki from Green World Health and Lifestyle Motueka and Ruth Cole as part of our 2018 Festival of Adult Learning. Koha please.
Friday 14 September, 11.00am-12.00pm Colour Your Life with Sandra and Janine Sandra Quiggan discusses how colour affects us, how colour reflects our personalities and how we can use colour to achieve goals; and Janine Gillions provides snippets on the history of colour. 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, 2.00pm-3.00pm Richmond Writing Group Write, and talk about writing. 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.
3rd Wednesday of the month, 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.
1st Thursday of the month, 5.15pm - 6.45pm Meet and Geek For fans of boardgames, comics, anime, sci-fi, fantasy and more. A social group for 16+. Free.
1.00pm-2.00pm, Tuesday 21 August Belinda Mellor - Writing and Editing Award-winning local author Belinda Mellor shares editing tips and tricks to make your writing come alive. Free.
2.00pm-3.00pm, Tuesday 21 August Richmond Writing Group Try some writing exercising or join a discussion group about writing. All welcome. Free.
3.00pm-4.00pm, Wednesday 22 August Gain tools for embracing change Jamila Knopp from Turning Point Clinic and Coaching gives great guidance on embracing - and even enjoying - change in your life. Free.
10.00am-12.00pm, Thursday 23 August Learn how to use Facebook Learn how to use Facebook and stay connected with friends and family online. Free. Book here.
3.30pm-4.30pm, Mondays 3-24 September Techy Time After School Programme Join our September after school programme and learn through play with various Bots, STEAM kits, 3Doodler pens and good old LEGO. Free. Register on Eventbrite.

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.
Every Thursday afternoon, 1.00pm - 2.30pm Get Crafty Cosy up with other crafters for a creative hour or two in our sunny corner. Free.
Every Thursday morning, 10.00am - 12.00noon Word Games Get your brain into gear for a fun morning of brain gymnastics. Free.
Tuesday mornings 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.
Friday 17 August, 1.00pm-2.00pm HerStory - Tessa Gillooly Celebrate Suffrage 125 with a talk by Tessa Gillolly, who reminisces about the trio of Collingwood midwives who are a proud part of Tessa's family history. Koha.
Friday 24 August, 1.00pm-2.00pm HerStory - Lois Benjamin Celebrate Suffrage 125 with a talk by Lois Benjamin about life at Kahurangi Lighthouse - where she lived with her five siblings while her parents were the last lighthouse keepers. Koha.
Friday 31 August, 1.00pm-2.00pm HerStory - Lynn Rain Celebrate Suffrage 125 with a talk by Lynn Rain about women's position in society during the nineteenth century, leading up to the franchise bill. Koha.
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