What's On at Your Library

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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 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 Action rhymes, music and stories for children 2 years and younger. Free.

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

Commencing Monday 13 July

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, 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

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

8 June - 14 September

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.

Monday 6 - Friday 17 July

Matariki School Holiday Programme Check out the star-studded events taking place around the district for our Matariki themed school holiday programme, here.

Friday 31 July - Friday 7 August

Do Not Feed The Kea - Colouring-in Competition Pick up your colouring-in picture from Motueka Library and go crazy with felts or coloured pencils! Each winner will receive a signed copy of Carol Duffy's book Do Not Feed The Kea.

Thursday 13 August, 3.30pm-5.00pm

Do Not Feed The Kea - Book Launch Join us for the launch of children's picture book Do Not Feed The Kea written by Carol Duffy and illustrated by Bailey O'Malley. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 18 August, 10.00am-12.00pm

Stitching Bee Get started, or work on, your contribution to our Community Quilt Project at this relaxed and helpful stitching bee with Kim Lawrence. Free. All welcome. Bring your sewing materials.

Murchison Library                                     

Date and time Event Description
8 June - 14 September 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.
Monday 6 - Friday 17 July Matariki School Holiday Programme Check out the star-studded events taking place around the district for our Matariki themed school holiday programme, here.

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.

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

Mystery Ink 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. 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

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

8 June - 14 September

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.

Monday 6 - Friday 17 July

Matariki School Holiday Programme Check out the star-studded events taking place around the district for our Matariki themed school holiday programme, here.

Tuesday 21 July, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Author talk: Chris Stuart Award-winning Nelson author talks about her crime novel For Reasons of Their Own. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 21 July, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Richmond Writing Group After a talk by visiting author Chris Stuart, write, and talk about writing, for an hour. Meet like-minded people. Free. All welcome.

Friday 24 July, 10.30am-12.00pm

Family History Friday Drop by our Research Room between 10.30am and 12.00pm to learn how to use Ancestry.com and discover our other family and local history resources. Free.

Monday 27 July, 7.00pm

Movie Night! Come along to our monthly free movie screening on the big screen. This month's film is for The Beatles lovers amongst you! Phone 03 543 8500, or speak to a library staff member to book your spot.

Monday 27 July - Monday 31 August

Richmond Robotics: Term 3 Come along to this after school club for kids age 8-13 who are keen on technology. Booking and pricing details here.

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.

Takaka Library                                          

Date and Time Event  Description

Last Tuesday of each month (except December), 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.

8 June - 14 September

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.

Monday 6 - Friday 17 July

Matariki School Holiday Programme Check out the star-studded events taking place around the district for our Matariki themed school holiday programme, here.

Saturdays 1 & 8 August, 10.00am-12.00pm

Story Tellin' Workshop The Marvellous Mr Shapes invites adults to a smashin' story tellin' workshop. Contact Takaka Library to book your spot, phone 03 525 0059. Free.

Tuesday 18 August, 1.00pm-2.30pm

Like To Write? Diane Covington-Carter shows you how easy it is to write with some fun exercises. Bring a journal (or some paper) and a pen to take part. Free.

Friday 21 August, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Armchair Adventures 1 Join us for an Armchair Adventure with Martin Potter. Martin will share his adventure Sailing Around The Horn with you from the comfort of the library. Free. All welcome.

Friday 28 August, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Armchair Adventures 2 Join us for an Armchair Adventure with Tish Potter. Tish will share her adventure A Cycling Safari in Africa/Kenya with you from the comfort of the library. Free. All welcome.

Friday 4 September, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Armchair Adventures 3 Join us for an Armchair Adventure with Gaylene Wilkinson. Gaylene will share her adventure Cycle Touring through Western Europe with you from the comfort of the library. Free. All welcome.

Friday 11 September, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Armchair Adventures 4 Join us for an Armchair Adventure with Gaylene Wilkinson. Gaylene will share her adventure Sailing To The Remote Islands of Fiji with you from the comfort of the library. Free. All welcome.


                                  

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