What's On at Your Library

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Motueka Library

Date and Time Event Description
Last Monday of the month, 3.30pm-5.00pm LEGO Club Make amazing LEGO 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 or 2.00pm-3.00pm Foodies Group Join us for fun foodie talk, tastings, facts, recipes and more. Come either to the morning session, or the afternoon session, whichever suits. 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, 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.

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.
Friday 15 February, 11.00am-12.00pm or 2.00pm-3.00pm Herbs - Tasting and Recipe Swap Come to either our morning or afternoon session to find out about using herbs in your cooking and discover fantastic recipe books filled with delicious ideas. Koha.
Monday 18 February, 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.
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.
Every Tuesday in March, 2.00pm-4.00pm Lynda.com Drop-in Sessions Drop in for a quick introduction to Lynda.com - a free online learning database which you can access with your library card. Free. Bring your own device.
Wednesday 20 March, 3.30pm-4.30pm Origami Drop-in Session Create origami swans, animals and boxes with Motueka High School student Tyson Bates. For children age 10+ and interested adults. Free.
Friday 22 March, 11.00am-12.00pm or 2.00pm-3.00pm Kiwifruit and Feijoas - Tasting and Recipe Swap Come to either our morning or afternoon session to find out about using kiwifruit and feijoas in your cooking and discover fantastic recipe books filled with delicious ideas. Koha.
Monday 25 March, 3.30pm-5.00pm LEGO Club Make amazing LEGO creations at the library with local experts. For children age 7+. 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.

Saturday 16 February, 10.00am-1.00pm

Te Ao Māori - Weaving Flax Flowers

FULLY BOOKED

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. FULLY BOOKED.

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.

Wednesday 20 February, 12.30pm-2.00pm

Good Crafternoon Bring your craft project to the Constance Barnicoat room at Richmond Library and work on it in a relaxed sociable atmosphere. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 20 February, 3.00pm-4.00pm

Tasman Talks Titles Book Group A chance for you to talk about what you've enjoyed reading, to hear about what other people have been reading, and meet new people with a common interest. Free.

Tuesday 26 February, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Te Ao Māori - Māori Taonga at Nelson Provincial Museum Hamuera Robb, Kaitiaki Taonga Collections Manager at Nelson Provincial Museum, talks about the collection of Māori treasures at the Museum and his role in caring for them. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 5 March, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Te Ao Māori - Pounamu Carving With Timoti Timoti Moran carves pounamu (greenstone) for a living. Find out about his work designing and carving pounamu, and the mauri he finds in every piece. All welcome. Koha appreciated.

Tuesday 12 March, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Book launch - Inca Magic by Margarita Giles Join us for this very special and inspiring book launch. Margarita Giles is a stroke survivor who has written about her experiences as an adventure tour guide in South America. Free. All welcome.

Monday 18 March, 7.00pm

Movie Night! Audrey Hepburn stars in this 1961 classic about a New York City playgirl with her sights set on marrying a billionaire Brazilian - only to be thwarted by her next door neighbour. Book your spot at Richmond Library or phone 03 543 8500. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 3 April, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Te Ao Māori - 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 Āwhina marae. 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.
Friday 1 March, 1.00pm-2.30pm Like To Write? Experience how easy it is to write about your childhood memories or travels with a presentation and fun exercise with author Diane Covington-Carter. Free.
Thursdays from 7 March until 21 March, 3.30pm-5.00pm Book Art With Sarah Hornibrooke Artist Sarah Hornibrooke guides a group of young people through the exciting process of creating a marvellous piece of book art. For 8-13 year olds. Cost: $10. Phone 03 525 0059 to book your spot.

                                   

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