What's On at Your Library

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

Check out our fabulous October School Holiday Programme!

Delve into our incredible range of events for Word Feast, taking place at your library throughout October.

For more details contact us.

Motueka Library                                                                                                              

Date and Time Event Description
Last Monday of the month, 3.30pm-5.00pm Building Bricks Club Make amazing building blocks 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.

Monday 2 September - Thursday 31 October I Spy ... reading challenge At last! A reading challenge for all ages. Good for kids, good for adults, great for everyone in between. Pick up your I Spy ... participation card at your library and expand your reading horizons! Free. All welcome.
Wednesday 25 September, 10.00am-10.45am The Weka Story Join Flo from the Department of Conservation for the Weka Story! Find out all about the mischevous bird that is also our mascot for 1000 Books Before School. Free.
Wednesday 25 September, 11.00am-12.00pm Rock Wren talk Flo from the Department of Conservation talks about pīwauwau, the Rock Wren, a small reclusive bird that is nationally endangered. Free.
30 September - 5 October Spring Book Sale Nab a bargain at our Spring Book Sale bonanza! Something for everyone at cheap as chips prices. Bring along your spare change and grab a deal!
Wednesday 16 October, 6.00pm Making Movies With Stef Harris Want to know how an international award-winning movie is made in Motueka? Join film maker Stef Harris to find out what it took to make Blue Moon. Koha please.
Friday 25 October, 11.00am-12.00pm Baking and Biscuits There's nothing better than the aroma of home baking wafting though the home. Join us for tastings, conversation and facts. Swap and share recipes. Koha.

Murchison Library                                                               

Date and Time Event Description
Monday 2 September - Thursday 31 October I Spy ... reading challenge At last! A reading challenge for all ages. Good for kids, good for adults, great for everyone in between. Pick up your I Spy ... participation card at your library and expand your reading horizons! Free. All welcome.

 

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.

Tuesday 20 August - Tuesday 17 September

Youth Makers Market Workshops Turn your talents into income with a series of free workshops designed to give you the skills you need to run a successful market stall. For 9-18 year olds. Book on Eventbrite.

Monday 2 September - Thursday 31 October

I Spy ... reading challenge At last! A reading challenge for all ages. Good for kids, good for adults, great for everyone in between. Pick up your I Spy ... participation card at your library and expand your reading horizons! Free. All welcome.

Thursday 19 September, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Focus on the Environment: Whio with Jason Malham Find out about whio, New Zealand's very special endemic blue duck, with Department of Conservation whio specialist Jason Malham. It's free and everyone is welcome.

Monday 23 September, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Introduction to Pilates Experienced Pilates instructor Tania Huddart introduces you to the Pilates method of exercise. For every body. Free. Bring a mat and hand towel.

Monday 23 September, 7.00pm

Movie Night! Join us for a classic 1970s film starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot. All welcome. Free.

Tuesday 24 September, 6.30pm

Focus on the Environment: Before The Flood Watch National Geographic documentary Before The Flood and accompany actor Leonardo DiCaprio as he meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 25 September, 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 25 September, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Focus on the Environment: Extinction Rebellion with Jose G Cano What is Extinction Rebellion? Why do they exist, what do they think and what do they do? Find out with Jose G Cano. It's free and everyone is welcome.

Thursday 26 September, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Focus on the Environment: Kaitiakitanga with Renee Thomas Find out about Māori relationships to the land and kaitiakitanga with Renee Thomas. It's free and everyone is welcome.

Tuesday 8 October, 11.00am-2.00pm

Youth Makers Market Support our talented young artists, craftspeople and entrepreneurs by visiting Richmond's Youth Maker's Market at Richmond Town Hall, 9 Cambridge Street, Richmond. All welcome.

Tuesday 8 October, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Seed Saving and Seed Swap Learn about seed saving and take part in a seed swap with Ami from the Nelson Seed Library. Bring seeds to swap if you have them! Free. All welcome.

Thursday 10 October, 10.00am onwards

Word Feast: Book In a Day Listen to a much-loved well-known novel being read aloud by literature-loving librarians, from start to finish, in one sitting. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 15 October, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Author Talk: Lindy Kelly Multiple award winning author and playwright for children and adults Lindy Kelly talks about her books and the writing process. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 15 October, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Richmond Writing Group Enjoy creative writing exercises in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 16 September, 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. It's free and everyone is welcome.

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.

Friday 25 October - Friday 1 November

Book Sale! Come spend your pennies at a massive book sale with cancelled books, CDs, DVDs and magazines from Motueka, Murchison, Takaka and Richmond libraries.

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.
Thursday 29 August - Thursday 19 September, 3.30pm-5.00pm Papier Mache Puppet Workshop Artists Anita Peters and Sarah Thomas guide children ages 8-13 in making a fabulous papier mache puppet. Cost: $20. Phone 03 525 0059 to book your spot.
Monday 2 September - Thursday 31 October I Spy ... reading challenge At last! A reading challenge for all ages. Good for kids, good for adults, great for everyone in between. Pick up your I Spy ... participation card at your library and expand your reading horizons! Free. All welcome.
Friday 20 September, 11.00am-1.00pm Find Your Way With Menopause Michele Hart offers a safe space for you to share and investigate the many facets of menopause. Bookings essential. Phone 03 525 0059 to book your spot. Free.
Friday 20 September, 1.00pm Author Talk: Fire And The Blank Page Award winning poet and short fiction writer Frankie McMillan will talk about being a writer, and provide writing tips for aspiring writers. Not to be missed! Koha please.
Friday 20 September - Friday 4 October, 2.00pm-2.45pm Being Mindful With Dan Antell Relax into the weekend with a 45 minute mindfulness session with Dan Antell. Curious? Give it a go! Koha appreciated. All welcome.
Saturday 21 September, 10.30am-11.15am The Magnificent Mr Shapes Storyteller of tall tales, Mr Shapes transports you into the realms of dragons, wizards and fairies, pirates and octopi. For ages 4+. Koha please.
Monday 23 September, 7.00pm The Great Debate Come along for an evening of fast, furious, funny entertainment as Golden Bay High School students take on a team of Golden Bay identities. Supper to follow. Koha please.
Tuesday 24 September, 12.00pm-1.00pm How We vote: FPP or STV? This year's Tasman District election papers asks us to choose which voting system we want - FPP or STV? Find out more at this free information session.
Thursday 26 September, 12.00pm-1.00pm How We vote: FPP or STV? This year's Tasman District election papers asks us to choose which voting system we want - FPP or STV? Find out more at this free information session.
Friday 27 September, 1.00pm-2.00pm How We vote: FPP or STV? This year's Tasman District election papers asks us to choose which voting system we want - FPP or STV? Find out more at this free information session.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

www.tasman.govt.nz newzealand.govt.nz