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Motueka Library                                                                                                  

Regular events                                                                                                

Date and Time Event Description

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, 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.

Fourth Monday of the month, 3.30pm-5.00pm

(excluding public holidays)

Building Bricks Club Make amazing building blocks creations at the library with local experts. For children age 7+. Free. Dates for 2021 are: 19th April, 24th May, 28th June, 26th July, 23rd August, 27th September, 1st November, 22nd November

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.

Every Thursday, 11.00am-1.00pm

Digi Drop-In

A free digital drop-in service where anyone can come and ask any questions about their digital devices, software and online services. 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.

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 Friday during term time, 10.00am-10.30am

Tiny Tots

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

Every Friday, 11.00am-12.00pm (commencing 7 May)

Kapa Kōrero

Nau mai haere mai! Connect with others and practice te reo Māori in a relaxed setting. All levels welcome and encouraged to join in. Free.  (Commencing 7 May).

Every Saturday, 10.45am-12.45pm

Magic MTG

Discover Magic the Gathering, a collectable and digital collectible card game which involves chance, strategy and skill. Designed for 15-20 year olds. Free.

One-off events

Date and Time Event Description
Wednesday 21 April, 12.00pm-1.00pm Law for Lunch: Residential Tenancies Do you rent? Or are you a landlord? Find out about your legal rights and responsibilities under the new Residential Tenancies Act with Kaye Lawrence from Nelson Bays Community Law Service. You can even bring your lunch! Free. All welcome.
Thursday 22 April Earth Day Take & Make Kit   We are celebrating Earth Day 2021 with a Take & Make Seedling kit.  Your kit will contain an Easi Grow seedling pot, a peat pellet, some seeds and a plant label. Free.
Friday 23 April - Friday 7 May Autumn Book Sale Fossick about on our sale table and nab yourself a literary bargain at cheap as chips prices. Find great used books for adults and children.
Saturday 24 April, 1.00pm-2.00pm Sensory Space for Adults and Caregivers This is a calming hour of sensory time in a quiet environment for the special needs community. Adults must be accompanied by a caregiver. Book your spot at Motueka Library. Free.
Tuesday 27 April - Friday 14 May Autumn Aussie Surprise Reads Choose an Autumn Aussie Surprise Read and find your slice of Australia within one of these awesome books. Free.
Friday 30 April, 6.00pm-7.00pm John Crick: Yarn Spinner John presents Aussie bush yarns and songs inspired by his travels in Aboriginal territories. Free. All welcome.
Friday 7 May, 1.15pm-2.00pm NZ Music Month - Motueka High School Come along for a music performance by Motueka High School students. Celebrate our music, our musicians, our heritage and our creative spirit. Free.
Saturday 8 May, 1.00pm-2.00pm Sensory Space for Children and Caregivers Come along for an hour of sensory play, including activities that stimulate the senses in this event for our special needs community. Contact Motueka Library to book your spot. Free.
Wednesday 12 May, 11.00am-2.00pm Careers and Training Fair Changing careers, transitioning to employment or seeking job training? Meet local training providers, discover career choices, get help with your CV and more. Free.
Wednesday 12 May, 5.00pm-7.00pm Youth Escape Room Escape rooms are great for young people who enjoy puzzles and codes. Solving them requires team work, creative thinking and problem-solving. For 12-24 year olds. This event will have support from an NZSL interpreter. Free.
Friday 14 May, 1.15pm-2.00pm NZ Music Month - Motueka High School Come along for a music performance by Motueka High School students. Celebrate our music, our musicians, our heritage and our creative spirit. Free.
Friday 28 May, 1.15pm-2.00pm NZ Music Month - Motueka High School Come along for a music performance by Motueka High School students. Celebrate our music, our musicians, our heritage and our creative spirit. Free.

Murchison Library                                                                         

Date and Time Event Description
Monday 19 April, 1.30pm-3.30pm Digi Drop-In - special edition! A free digital drop-in service where anyone can come and ask any questions about their digital devices, software and online services. Free. 
First Friday of every month, 1.30pm-3.30pm [commencing 7 May] Digi Drop-In [commencing 7 May] A free digital drop-in service where anyone can come and ask any questions about their digital devices, software and online services. Free. [Commencing 7 May]

Richmond Library                                                                                                          

 Regular events                                                               

Date and time Event  Description

Every Monday, 10.00am-11.00am (commencing 3 May)

Kapa Kōrero

Nau mai haere mai! Connect with others and practice te reo Māori in a relaxed setting. All levels welcome and encouraged to join in. Free. (Commencing 3 May)

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.

Every Tuesday, 11.00am-1.00pm 

Digi Drop-In

A free digital drop-in service where anyone can come and ask any questions about their digital devices, software and online services. Free. 

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, 11.30am-12.30pm

JP in the Library

If you have any important documents that need signing, pop on down to Richmond Library. A JP will be present to witness your documents, certify copies and much more. 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, 3.00pm - 4.00pm

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

One-off events

Date and time Event  Description
Throughout April Make Your Slides and Photos Digital Don't leave your precious memories to moulder in the garage, make them digital in our Imaginarium. Library staff are available to help you turn your old photos or slides digital. Free. Bookings essential.
Saturday 17 April, 11.00am-12.00pm Other Ways To Manage Anxiety Julia Panfylova shares her personal experience of managing long-term anxiety and how exposure therapy, physical exercise, self-hypnosis and ASMR videos have helped her to live a better life. Free.
Tuesday 20 April, 1.00pm-2.00pm Author Talk: Katherine Palmer Gordon Award winning author Katherine Palmer Gordon discusses her work and the book she is currently writing, This Place Is Who We Are - on the interconnection of place, people and wellbeing, told through the voices of Indigenous individuals in Canada. Free. All welcome.
Tuesday 20 April, 2.00pm-3.00pm Richmond Writing Group Join us for a friendly and enjoyable hour of conversation, creative writing exercises and positive constructive feedback. Free. All welcome,
Tuesday 27 April, 7.00pm Movie Night! Join us for a screening of A Farewell To Arms, an Academy Award winning 1932 black and white film starring Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes in a case of star crossed lovers. Free. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.
Friday 30 April, 10.30am-12.00pm Family History Friday Just starting your family tree or having trouble finding your ancestors? Want to know more about how to use Ancestry.com? Drop by the Research Room and specialist library staff will help you on your research journey. Free.
Saturday 1 May, 10.00am-11.30am Worldbuilding for Storytellers Do you love fantasy, speculative fiction or sci-fi? Join award-winning author Robyn Prokop in an exploration of the art of worldbuilding. For teens and adults. Free. Contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot.
Monday 3 May, 10.00am-12.00pm Photobook computer workshop Find out how to use the Vistaprint website, upload photos from your computer, and create a photobook ready for printing. Free. Contact Richmond Library to book your spot, phone 03 543 8500.
Monday 3 May, 6.00pm DocFest: Max Gimblett - Original Mind Watch a special documentary about Max Gimblett, one of New Zealand's most successful and internationally prominent artists. Free. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot, or talk to a library staff member.
Thursday 6 May, 2.30pm-3.30pm Music In The Library: Adrian King Local performer Adrian King performs his own original music as well as classics and love ballads from the 1930s onwards. Come along for en enjoyably toe-tapping afternoon! Koha/donation.
Monday 10 May, 12.30pm-1.30pm Youth and Sign A fun, hands-on learning session for 12-24 year olds who want to learn about New Zealand Sign Language. You'll learn how to sign letters and words, and have the chance to ask a sign language interpreter about what they do. Contact Richmond Library to book your spot, phone 03 543 8500. Free.
Tuesday 11 May, 2.00pm-3.00pm Youth and Music 12-24 year olds are invited to hear a youth musician share their music. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of the performer. This event will have support from an NZSL interpreter. Contact Richmond Library to register your interest in this event. Free.
Thursday 13 May, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer Workshop: Facebook Learn how to create a Facebook account, post to your wall, accept and send friend requests, send private messages and more. Contact Richmond Library to book your spot, phone 03 543 8500. Free.
Thursday 13 May, 3.00pm-6.00pm Youth Escape Room Escape rooms are great for young people who enjoy puzzles and codes. Solving them requires team work, creative thinking and problem-solving. For 12-24 year olds. This event will have support from an NZSL interpreter. Free.
Saturday 15 May, 11.00am DocFest: Deaf Jam Celebrate New Zealand Sign Language Week with this special screening. Deaf Jam is the story of deaf teen Aneta Brodski's bold journey into the spoken word slam scene. In a wondrous twist, Aneta, an Israeli immigrant living in New York City, meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet. Free. All welcome. This film is suitable for speakers of American Sign Language and/or English. Book your spot at Richmond Library, 03 543 8500, or speak to a library staff member.
Fridays 21 May - 25 June, 3.45pm-5.45pm D20 Perspective: Term 2 D20 Perspective is for 10-16 year olds who would like to experience the popular role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. Phone 543 8500, or speak to a library staff member, to book your spot. Free.
Wednesday 26 May, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer Workshop: Searching For Jobs Online Search for jobs online using TradeMe, Seek and WINZ. To find out more, or to book your spot, contact Richmond Library, phone 03 543 8500.
Wednesday 2 June, 10.00am-12.00pm CV's and Cover Letters Looking for a job? Or need to update your CV? We'll show you how to create and format a cover letter and CV. To find out more, or to book your spot, contact Richmond Library, phone 03 543 8500. Free.
Tuesdays 22 June - 6 July, 3.30pm-4.30pm Construct and Create a Journal  Create and decorate personalised journals for reflective writing over three sessions. Enjoy full use of the library’s craft cupboard to beautify your work. All materials provided.  For 10 -16 year olds. Free. Contact Richmond Library to book your spot.
Wednesday 23 June Computer Workshop: TradeMe Learn how to buy and sell goods using TradeMe. Free. Contact Richmond Library to book your spot, phone 03 543 8500.
Thursday 24 June Computer Workshop: Photobooks  Find out how to use the Vistaprint website, upload photos from your computer, and create a photobook ready for printing. Free. Contact Richmond Library to book your spot, phone 03 543 8500.

 

Takaka Library                                                                                                 

Regular events                                                                                            

Date and Time Event  Description

1st and 3rd Monday of every month, 11.00am-1.00pm [commencing 3 May]

Digi Drop-In [commencing 3 May] A free digital drop-in service where anyone can come and ask any questions about their digital devices, software and online services. Free. [Commencing 3 May]

Tuesdays during term time, 10.00am - 10.30am

Tiny Tots Learn and grow together through music, movement and stories. Free.

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.

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.

One-off events

Date and Time Event  Description
Throughout April 7 Dammed Artist Encounter The Cobb water : eARTh : power - an art exhibition based on the biannual Cobb residency. The artists cover a mix of media, from ceramics to painting and poetry. Hanging now on the Gallery Wall at Takaka Library.
Thursday 6 May, 11.00am-12.00pm How To Write Your Life Story Charlotte Squire is running a free workshop on how to write your life story. Bring a pen and paper. Book your spot by ringing Takaka Library 525 0059. Free.
Tuesdays, 11 May to June 22, 3.30pm-4.15pm Bricks in the Bay Local brick enthusiast Jennifer Jackson sets creative brick challenges for kids age 6-9. Perfect for kids who love Lego! Cost: $10. Bookings essential, phone 03 525 0059.
Wednesday 12 May, 2.00pm-3.00pm Wild Seas to Greenland Rebecca Hayter discusses her new book about her sailing adventure to Greenland with ocean racer Ross Field. Rebecca will also talk about the self-publishing process. Free.
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