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 exciting activities for children over the Summer school holiday period, check out Summer School Holiday Fun!

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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.
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.

3 - 31 January, opening hours Summer Scorcher Surprise Reads Relax with a Summer Scorcher Surprise Read with Motueka Library. Choose a surprise library book wrapped in paper and discover new authors. Free.
Thursday 14 February, 5.30pm-7.00pm Author Talk - Rod Smith: Guinness Down Under Author Rod Smith talks about his book Guinness Down Under: The famous brew and the family coming to Australia and New Zealand in the 1800s. Cash book sales available.
Wednesday 27 February, 3.30pm-4.45pm Teen Group - Are You a Fiction Fiend? Come along to Motueka Library's group for teens. Catch up on books and movies and get the first pick of new titles. Snacks and fun diversions included! 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 (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.

Wednesday 23 January, 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.

Monday 28 January, 7.00pm-9.00pm

Movie Night! A Taika Waititi written and directed comedy-drama based on the East Cape of New Zealand's North Island. Don't miss it! Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Tuesday 12 February, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Te Ao Maori - Cultural Architecture Keni-Duke Hetet of Nelson's Waka Group Architecture talks about the exciting field of cultural architecture, and his work on Motueka's Te Awhina marae. Free. All welcome.

Saturday 16 February, 10.00am-1.00pm

Te Ao Maori - Weaving Flax Flowers Weavers Beryl, Glenda and Carol will teach you how to weave flax flowers.  Book on Eventbrite or enquire at Richmond Library. Space for twelve participants. Koha appreciated.

Tuesday 19 February, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Author Talk - Bruce Gilkison Bruce Gilkison, author of Walking With James Hogg, will be giving a talk about his book and writing life. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 19 February, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Richmond Writing Group Come to Bruce Gilkison's talk from 1.00pm-2.00pm, then stay for fun writing exercises or discussion. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 19 February, 5.30pm-6.30pm

How To Look At Art Curator Sarah McClintock from The Suter Art Gallery guides you through the who, what, where, how, why of understanding an art piece from The Suter collection. Free. All welcome.

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, 1.00pm - 2.30pm Get Crafty Cosy up with other crafters for a creative hour or two in our sunny corner. Free.
Every Thursday, 10.00am - 12.00pm Word Games Get your brain into gear for a fun morning of brain gymnastics. 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.
Wednesday 23 January, 2.00pm-3.30pm Origami for Everyone Experts show adults and children how to make amazing shapes using the ancient Japanese art of origami. All ages welcome. Bookings essential. $4.
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