A Feast of Words at Your Library

October is Word Feast at Tasman District Libraries.

It's time for people of all ages to tuck in to a delicious smorgasbord of wordy deliciousness!

For more information, contact your library.

Motueka

Murchison

Richmond

Takaka

Motueka Library                                      

Event Description Date and time
I Spy ... Reading Challenge Super sleuth your way to reading nirvana! Read a book by someone with the first name as yourself, by a Māori author, or from the bottom shelf and receive a reading reward. Free. All ages. Monday 2 September - Thursday 31 October
Wordtastic Scavenger Hunt Search the library for ten hidden clues, unscramble the words and enter the lucky prize draw. For 5-12 year olds. Monday 30 September - Saturday 12 October
Limerick Competition Write a limerick, impress us with your witty way with words, and go in the draw to win a prize! For anyone of any age. Free. Tuesday 1 October - Thursday 31 October
Word Games Play Scrabble, Rummicube, Bananagrams, Yahtzee, Upwords and Name That ... Person, Place, Thing. Free. Tuesday 1 October - Thursday 31 October
NZ Chocolate Week Join us for chocolate trivia, chocolate tastings, a quiz, a fun word game, and Sweet Surprise Reads with hidden golden tickets. Koha please. Wednesday 2 October, 10.00am-11.00am
Storytime

Embark on a wonderful imaginative journey with fabulous stories and awesome art. For 4-9 year olds. Free.

Thursday 3 October, 10.00am-11.00am
NZ Chocolate Week - Fun for Children

Listen to chocolate themed stories, have fun with word games and receive a lucky dip surprise! Free.

Friday 4 October, 2.00pm-3.00pm
The Magnificent Mr Shapes

Storyteller of tall tales, Mr Shapes transports you to other worlds! Suitable for ages 4+. Free

Saturday 5 October, 11.00am-11.45am
Wonderful Words Storytime Bring your pre-schooler along and enjoy fabulous stories and songs together. For 1-5 year olds. Free. Pre-schoolers, please bring an adult. Monday 7 October, 10.00am-10.30am
NZ Surprise Reads

Be inspired by fiction or non-fiction "surprise"reads about Aotearoa, capturing the essence of our culture and landscapes. Free.

Monday 7 October - Saturday 19 October
Journaling Workshop - The Time Of My Life

Gabrielle Daly-Fong introduces the therapeutic art of writing and journaling. Focus on your life journey, write your inner dialogue and about the things that matter to you. Cost: $10. Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Wednesday 9 October, 10.00am-12.00pm
Storytime Embark on a wonderful imaginative journey with fabulous stories and awesome art. For 4-9 year olds. Free. Thursday 10 October, 10.00am-11.00am
Self-publishing With Copypress Ever thought about publishing your own book? Dave McManus talks about producing, marketing, distributing and selling your book. Free. Tuesday 15 October, 1.00pm-2.00pm
Journaling Workshop - Stepping Stones of My Life

Gabrielle Daly-Fong introduces the therapeutic art of writing and journaling. Focus on the joy of remembering happier moment. Cost: $10.

Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Wednesday 16 October, 10.00am-12.00pm
Discover Lettering

Chris McGuigan shares tips and techniques for creative lettering, showing you how to make two gift tags and a greeting card. Cost: $5.

Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Thursday 17 October, 10.00am-12.00pm
Journaling Workshop - Metaphorical Explorations

Gabrielle Daly-Fong guides you through the therapeutic art of writing and journaling. Find out how we speak in metaphor all the time, and explore your own personal metaphors. Cost: $10. Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Thursday 24 October, 10.00am-12.00pm
Journaling Workshop - The Time of My Life Join Gabrielle Daly-Fong to bring all your journaling skills together. Choose a time that best represents your life right now, then illustrate and write about it in your journal. Cost: $10. Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot. Wednesday 30 October, 10.00am-12.00pm
Call My Bluff Watch two teams battle it out over the meaning of words. Join us for feisty fun and fibs! Free. Wednesday 30 October, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Murchison Library

Event Description Date and time
I Spy ... Reading Challenge Super sleuth your way to reading nirvana! Read a book by someone with the first name as yourself, by a Māori author, or from the bottom shelf and receive a reading reward. Free. All ages. Monday 2 September - Thursday 31 October
Wordtastic Scavenger Hunt Search the library for ten hidden clues, unscramble the words and enter the lucky prize draw. For 5-12 year olds. Monday 30 September - Saturday 12 October
Limerick Competition Write a limerick, impress us with your witty way with words, and go in the draw to win a prize! For anyone of any age. Free. Tuesday 1 October - Thursday 31 October

 

Richmond Library                                      

Event Description Date and time
I Spy ... Reading Challenge Super sleuth your way to reading nirvana! Read a book by someone with the first name as yourself, by a Māori author, or from the bottom shelf and receive a reading reward. Free. All ages. Monday 2 September - Thursday 31 October
Wordtastic Scavenger Hunt Search the library for ten hidden clues, unscramble the words and enter the lucky prize draw. For 5-12 year olds. Monday 30 September - Saturday 12 October
Limerick Competition Write a limerick, impress us with your witty way with words, and go in the draw to win a prize! For anyone of any age. Free. Tuesday 1 October - Thursday 31 October
Giant Velcro Poetry You know about magnetic poetry, now have a go at Giant Velcro Poetry! Craft your poems using random giant words on the noticeboards at the library. Free. Tuesday 1 October - Thursday 31 October
It's Time To Go Local author Carol Duffy reads It's Time To Go, a book about New Zealand native birds. Meet illustrator Bailey O'Malley, and make some art of your own. Tuesday 1 October, 11.00am-12.00pm
Word Games With Librarians Drop in to play a word game with a librarian! We have Scrabble, Quiddler or Banagrams to choose from. If you don't know how to play, we'll teach you! Thursday 3 October, 10.00am-12.00pm
The Magnificent Mr Shapes Storyteller of tall tales, Mr Shapes transports you to other worlds! Suitable for 4-9 year olds. Koha please. Friday 4 October, 10.00am-11.00am
Book In A Day Sit back, relax and listen to The 10pm Question by Kate De Goldi being read to you by literature-loving librarians. Free. Thursday 10 October, from 10.00am
Mystery Ink Brand new books, tasty snacks and games for teens age 12+. Get first dibs on new books and comics, enjoy some kai with new friends, and have fun. Thursday 10 October, 3.30pm-5.00pm
Tiny Tots Join us for a hands-on session using songs, stories, rhymes and movement for children age 2 years and younger with their caregiver. Free. Tuesday 15 October, 10.00am-10.30am
Author Talk - Lindy Kelly Author and playwright Lindy Kelly talks about her plays and stories for children and adults. Free. All welcome. Tuesday 15 October, 1.00pm-2.00pm
Richmond Writing Group Come along for creative writing exercises in a fun, supportive, friendly environment. Free. All welcome. Tuesday 15 October, 2.00pm-3.00pm
Tasman Talks Titles Book Group Talk about what you've been reading, and listen to others talk about what they've been reading, in a relaxed, interested, and supportive environment. Free. All welcome. Wednesday 16 October, 3.00pm-4.00pm
Tiny Tots Join us for a hands-on session using songs, stories, rhymes and movement for children age 2 years and younger with their caregiver. Free. Tuesday 22 October, 1.00pm-2.00pm
Book Sale Grab a bargain! We have pre-loved magazines, DVDs, CDs and books available at cheap as chips prices for a limited time only. Friday 25 October - Friday 1 November
Tiny Tots Join us for a hands-on session using songs, stories, rhymes and movement for children age 2 years and younger with their caregiver. Free. Tuesday 29 October, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Takaka Library                                      

Event Description Date and time
I Spy ... Reading Challenge Super sleuth your way to reading nirvana! Read a book by someone with the first name as yourself, by a Māori author, or from the bottom shelf and receive a reading reward. Free. All ages. Monday 2 September - Thursday 31 October
Wordtastic Scavenger Hunt Search the library for ten hidden clues, unscramble the words and enter the lucky prize draw. For 5-12 year olds. Monday 30 September - Saturday 12 October
Limerick Competition Write a limerick, impress us with your witty way with words, and go in the draw to win a prize! For anyone of any age. Free. Tuesday 1 October - Thursday 31 October
Storytime It's time for some fantastical stories! With imagination and music, anything is possible, For 4-9 year olds. Free. Tuesday 8 October, 10.30am-11.30am
Jay Indik Reads His Original Work Local writer Jay Indik reads his original stories, a mix of funny and sad, for adults. Sit back, relax and enjoy the power of story. Coffee and tea provided. Free. Friday 18 October, 1.00pm-2.00pm
Jay The Rumbustical Pirate Jay the rumbustical pirate, with his gritty and gravelly voice, tells tall pirate tales to delight young and old. Arrrrggghhhh! Free. Saturday 19 October, 10.30am-11.15am
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