School Holiday Programmes

We'll be back with more school holiday activities in April 2017.

Tasman District Libraries have a great selection of weird and wonderful activities for you these holidays! Many are free but some require booking and payment.

For more information, please contact your library:

Motueka

Murchison

Richmond

Takaka

Motueka Library                      

Event Description Date and time
Christmas Tree Decoration Workshop Create a delightful Christmas tree decoration with The Crafty Tarts. Nibbles and juice provided. Cost: $10. Bookings essential. Mon 26 September, 10.00am-12.00noon.
Weird and Wonderful Inventions Design

Always dreaming up new inventions? Now is your chance to put them on paper!

Pick up your entry form, start drawing, and enter the prize draw by 7 October. Free.

Mon 26 September-Fri 7 October.
Wonderful Miniature Gardens Workshop

Come along and create a tiny garden, it might be a fairy garden or one for dinosaurs or another theme. Materials provided.

Cost: $2. Bookings essential. Pay at the time of booking.

Tues 27 September, 11.00am-12.00noon.
Kate and Caboodle with Jerri Perc

Join author of Kate and Caboodle, Jerri Perc, for a delightful story and activity.

For ages 3-7. Free. Bookings essential.

Thurs 29 September, 11.00am-12.00noon.
Reading to Jazz

Jazz is a dog that loves listening to books. Do you have a favourite book that you would like to read to her?

Free.

Thurs 29 September, 12.30pm-1.30pm.
Construction Makerspace

Construct and create with Meccano or Connecta straws. Make a solar rechargeable space fleet, dinosaurs and more!

For ages 9 years and older. Free. Bookings essential.

Fri 30 September, 2.00pm-3.00pm.
Weird and Wonderful Storytime

Join us for a fun hour of fabulous stories and create some awesome art to take home.

For ages 4-9. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult. Free.

Tues 4 and Thurs 6 October, 11.00am-12.00noon.
Game On!

Drop in to experience a new generation board game or enjoy an old favourite.

Suitable for families or individuals. Free.

Tues 4 - Fri 7 October, 2.00pm-5.00pm.
Paper Flowers Workshop

Create a delightful assortment of paper flowers.

For ages 13-16.

Cost $5. Book and pay by Friday 30 September to secure a place. 

Weds 5 October, 10.00am-12.00noon.

Murchison Library                      

Event Description Date and time
Weird and Wonderful Inventions Design

Always dreaming up new inventions? Now is your chance to put them on paper!

Pick up your entry form, start drawing, and enter the prize draw by Friday 7 October. Free.

Tues 26 September-Fri 7 October.

Richmond Library                      

Event Description Date and time
Gory SFX

Learn how to model and make your own gory scars and facial special effects with a teen special effects artist.

For ages 11 years and older. Cost: $5. Bookings essential. Pay at the time of booking.

Sat 24 September, 11.00am-12.15pm.
Weird and Wonderful Inventions Design

Always dreaming up new inventions? Now is your chance to put them on paper!

Pick up your entry form, start drawing, and enter the prize draw by Friday 7 October. Free.

Tues 26 September-Fri 7 October
Weird and Wonderful Storytime

Join us for a fun hour of fabulous stories and create some awesome art to take home.

For ages 4-9. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult. Free.

Mon 26 September and Tues 4 October, 11.00am-12.00noon.
Mystery Bag Makerspace

Come along to this makerspace and be given a Mystery Bag. Then have fun creating your own weird and wonderful creature with the contents.

For ages 8-11. Free. Bookings essential.

Weds 28 September, 10.00am-12.00noon.
Science Stars: Rocket Powered #1

Discover the secret science of flight and explore the aerodynamics of flight. Enjoy experiments that defy gravity to help our own mini rockets blast off.

For ages 4-7. Cost:$5. Bookings essential. Pay at the time of booking.

Thurs 29 September, 9.30am-10.30am.
Science Stars: Rocket Powered #2

Discover the secret science of flight and explore the aerodynamics of flight. Enjoy experiments that defy gravity to help our own mini rockets blast off.

For ages 8-10. Cost:$5. Bookings essential. Pay at the time of booking.

Thurs 29 September, 11.00am-12.00noon.
Dragon Workshop

Join experienced art tutor Aurelie Chambers and make your very own air clay fantasy dragon to take home with you.

For ages 8-10. Cost: $9. Bookings essential.

Thurs 29 September, 1.30pm-2.45pm.
Kate and Caboodle Book Launch

Hear local author Jerri Perc read her book Kate and Caboodle, followed by a weird and wonderful craft session.

Free. Bookings essential.

Mon 3 October, 11.00am-12.00noon.
Create Weird and Wonderful Sea Creatures

Learn about the weird deep sea creatures that inhabit our oceans, then make your own deep sea creatures out of broken apart electronic devices.

For ages 8-10. Cost: $20. Bookings essential. Pay at the time of booking.

Wed 5 October, 9.30am-12.30pm.
Midweek Movie Magic

Join us for a G rated family movie followed by a craft activity. Children aged 7 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings essential. Free.

Wed 5 October, 1.30pm-3.30pm.
Ultimate Balloon Twisting Experience

Learn the weird and wacky art of balloon twisting and create your own wonderful balloon hat to take home.

Cost: $7. Bookings essential. Pay at the time of booking.

Thurs 6 October, 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Takaka Library                      

Event Description Date and time
Weird and Wonderful Inventions Design

Always dreaming up new inventions? Now is your chance to put them on paper!

Pick up your entry form, start drawing, and enter the prize draw by Friday 7 October. Free.

Tues 26 September-Fri 7 October
Weird and Wonderful Storytime

Enjoy some weird and wonderful stories, fascinating facts and quirky pictures, followed by an artwork creation session.

For ages 4-9. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult. Free.

Tues 27 September, 10.30am-11.30am.
Basic Coding with Scratch

Try out your skill at computer coding in this one off taster course.

For ages 9-12. Cost: $10. Bookings essential. Pay at the time of booking.

Wed 28 September, 10.30am-12.00noon.
Carol Marshall - The Hungry Praying Mantis!

Author Carol Marshall will read her stories The Hungry Little Praying Mantis and I am Loved. May include singing!

For ages 3-6. Free.

Tues 4 October, 10.30am-11.30am.
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