Upcoming Events

Find out what's on at Tasman District Libraries.


Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon!
(Wednesday 11th January-Wednesday 13th December 2017)

Join us at Richmond Library for an hour and a half of crafting. It’s a great opportunity to finish a project, or start a new one, and spend some enjoyable time with other crafters.

Bring along your craft project – knitting, hand sewing, mending, crochet, drawing, scrap-booking, or whatever half-finished, almost-started project you like – and work on it with other crafters at the library.

Free, but you need to bring all your own materials and craft supplies.

Every Wednesday afternoon.

Bring your lunch, or grab something from the Library Café.

All welcome. Bookings not required.

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Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group
(Tuesday 24th January-Tuesday 28th November 2017)

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books?

Our book group Silverfish could be for you.

Silverfish is a chance to talk about what you have enjoyed reading and hear about what other people have been reading.

It is a group for all people and all tastes.

We pick a theme, genre or author for the month or just swap favourite books. The possibilities are endless.

You don’t have to come regularly.

You’re welcome to come along to listen and enjoy a cup of coffee.

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Takaka Library: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 31st January-Tuesday 19th December 2017)

A fun hands-on session for the under-twos and their caregivers.

Songs, movement, rhymes and stories for early learning.

Every Tuesday during term time.

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Motueka Library: Tiny Tots
(Friday 3rd February-Friday 15th December 2017)

Tiny Tots is a fun, social and interactive programme introducing literacy and a love of language to babies, as well as helping to develop the bond between parent and child.

Tiny Tots is held at Motueka Library on Friday mornings during term time. It is a 30 minute programme of action rhymes, music and books suitable for children two years old and younger.

We do not limit session numbers but will try to accommodate as best we can.

We hope to see you there!

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Richmond Library: Mystery Ink
(Thursday 9th February-Thursday 30th November 2017)

Mystery Ink is Richmond Library’s group for teens.

Catch up to talk books and movies and get the first pick of the newest titles. Snack and fun diversions included.

All welcome, ages 12-18.

Venue: Constance Barnicoat room, Richmond Library

A great opportunity to meet new people and have a bit of fun.

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Richmond Library: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 14th February-Tuesday 12th December 2017)

A hands on session using songs, stories, rhymes and movement for children aged two years and younger with their caregivers.

An opportunity to have fun in the library, interact with your tot using rhymes, songs and movement and introduce them to the wonderful world of books.

Every Tuesday during school term time.

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Motueka Library: Garden Gurus Group
(Monday 14th August-Monday 11th December 2017)

Join the Garden Gurus in talking and learning about gardens and plants.

The Garden Gurus meet on the second Monday of each month at Motueka Library.

Gatherings include socialising, browsing the library's books on garden topics, speakers and various activities, workshops and tours of gardens.

If you are interested in seed and plant swaps, planting herbs, investigating garden questions and generally learning about all sorts of garden topics, then this is the group for you!

Get together with other green thumbed people at Motueka Library.

Koha. All welcome.

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Takaka Library: Reading Kids on Flying Squids
(Friday 15th September-Friday 15th December 2017)

If you're into books and reading, living in Takaka and you're aged 9-12, this book club is for you.

The Reading Kids on Flying Squids meet on the third Friday of the month at Takaka Library.

Find out what others have been reading, have fun with quizzes and games and explore. You get to pick some of the latest books too!

Become a reading kid on a flying squid today!

FREE.

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Motueka Library: Craft and Yarn
(Wednesday 1st-Wednesday 29th November 2017)

Bring your craft project along to the library and work on it while meeting new people in a relaxed sociable atmosphere.

If you enjoy knitting, crochet, scrapbooking, making cards, embroidery or any other craft we welcome you to our Craft and Yarn gathering.

Free.

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All Libraries: Library User Survey – You Speak, We Listen
(Monday 13th November-Friday 8th December 2017)

We really want to know what you like about your library - and also what you think we could change, improve or add.

So we’re running a Library User Survey to find out what you think.

Just as everyone is welcome in our libraries, everyone, library user or not, can take part in the survey. The more people that take part the better so please encourage as many of your friends, relations and neighbours to complete it as possible.

You can find the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/tdclibraries

You’ll also find the survey link on the Tasman District Libraries website and Facebook page. Or you can pick up a print copy from Murchison, Motueka, Richmond or Takaka Library, or any TDC service centre.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Motueka, Murchison, Richmond and Takaka Libraries: From Page to Popcorn
(Monday 20th November-Saturday 16th December 2017)

Kick back, chill out and have a chance to win movie vouchers for the summer holidays.

Calling all teenagers (12-18 years). Enjoy our abundant selection of books and e-books for a great start to summer.

Every second book you check out will get you into the draw at any of Tasman District Libraries.

You can pick up an entry slip at the issues desk of Motueka, Murchison, Richmond or Takaka Library.

Winners will be drawn on 18 December 2017.

Terms and conditions apply.

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Motueka Library: 1000 Books Before School
(Wednesday 22nd November 2017-Thursday 22nd November 2018)

Reading aloud and talking to your kids are two of the best things you can do.

1000 Books Before School encourages families to spend quality time together, promotes pre-literacy and learning by having listened to 1000 or more books before the child starts school. Any child aged from birth to starting school can participate in this self-paced programme.

1000 Books Before School is a programme designed to encourage and support families to read aloud to their children from birth with the knowledge that reading aloud to children is a vital ingredient in building a child's foundation for successful learning.

1000 Books Before School is a collaboration between Tasman District Libraries and the Motueka Family Service Centre and is supported by the Motueka community.

Join today at Motueka Library!

Free.

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Motueka Library: Famous Poets and Poems
(Friday 1st December 2017)

Join us in celebrating famous poets and poetry.

Share your own poem or favourite famous poems.

Enjoy the company of other poets and poetry lovers amid a whirlwind of creative words.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Koha appreciated. Bookings not required.

Note: Image is of poet Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh. She was the first person of Pacific descent to graduate with a PhD in English from the University of Auckland, where she now lectures in both creative writing and Māori and Pacific literary studies.

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Motueka Library: Christmas - Surprise Lucky Dip Reads
(Monday 4th-Saturday 23rd December 2017)

Gift yourself "time to read" this festive season with Motueka Library's Surprise Lucky Dip Read this Christmas.

We invite you to try a Surprise Lucky Dip Read this Christmas. Your chosen parcels will be library books wrapped in Christmas paper and are issued on your library card.

With the Christmas spirit and a sense of curiosity you might discover new authors and exciting tales for the holidays.

Simply return your surprise books to the library when you've finished reading them and be tempted to try more!

Free.

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Richmond Library: Christmas Craft Session
(Wednesday 6th December 2017)

Pop in to Richmond Library’s Constance Barnicoat Room any time between 12.00pm and 4.00pm and work on your Christmas crafts and gifts in the company of other crafters, including our Good Crafternoon group of regular Wednesday crafters.

You’ll need to bring your own materials, and you’re welcome to bring your lunch too.

It’s a great opportunity to make some headway on your Christmas crafts and gifts in the company of others.

Enjoy a cup of coffee from the Library Café, get ideas from our great selection of craft books, and enjoy a pleasantly crafty afternoon.

Free. All welcome.

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Motueka Library: Author Talk - Nick Horgan
(Thursday 7th December 2017)

Come to Motueka Library and hear author Nick Horgan talk about his latest book Antipodean Traveler.

Antipodean Traveler tells the story of a somewhat naive young Kiwi traveling throughout North America and Canada in the late 70s and early 80s. Full of high adventure, his escapades include jet boating both up and down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, somehow surviving, to then take on the Yukon River in Alaska and then back to Alberta in Canada where he wins his division of the World Jet boat Championships. And these are just a few of his adventures!

Nick grew up in Motueka and has interesting tales to share about his travelling, adventurous escapades and stories of the Christchurch earthquake.

Signed copies of Antipodean Traveler will be available for purchase.

Light refreshments will also be available.

Bookings not required.

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Motueka Library: Christmas Makerspace
(Tuesday 19th December 2017)

It's Christmas time and if you feel as excited as we do, come and visit us at Motueka Library for a festive family Makerspace.

Join us for fun and fabulous stories, and create some awesome Christmas craft to take home.

Bookings required. Numbers are limited to the first 25 people to make a booking. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult helper.

Free.

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Takaka Library: Christmas Storytime
(Friday 22nd December 2017)

Ring, ring, ring the bells, Christmastime is here!

It might be your last chance to relax with a story and make some lovely decorations for the tree before Christmas finally arrives.

Spread the joy with stories, poems, songs and a beautiful craft to take home. Enjoy a morning of tinsel and reindeers, stars and glitter.

Not to be missed!

For children 4-9 years. Pre-schoolers please bring an adult.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Takaka Library: Jandals Makerspace
(Wednesday 10th January 2018)

Do you like being creative? Make your very own unique flip flops using recycled material, ribbons and paint.

If you love shoes and tinkering, this event is for you.

Bring a friend!

For children 7-12 years old.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Takaka Library: Outdoor Summer Fun
(Friday 12th January 2018)

Come and play with Giant Games . Let's transform the library courtyard into a massive playground. All welcome!

Play, wrestle and jump to your heart's content. Outdoor summer fun for the whole family.

If it's wet, we'll still play some of the games inside the library.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Motueka Library: Summer Book Sale
(Monday 15th-Saturday 27th January 2018)

Buy pre-loved library books at bargain prices at Motueka Library's Summer Book Sale.

There will be books for children and adults to enjoy during the summer holidays.

Adult books $1 each.
Children's books .50c each.

We look forward to seeing you at the Motueka Library Summer Book Sale.

All welcome!

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Motueka Library: Outdoor Storytime
(Tuesday 16th January 2018)

Join us in Memorial Park by Motueka Library for outdoor storytime.

Grab a towel or a blanket and enjoy your picnic while listening to some great stories. Children can also play with chalk art along the paths.

If wet, storytime will be held in the library.

Free. All welcome. Bookings not required.

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Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon!
(Wednesday 17th January-Tuesday 18th December 2018)

Join us at Richmond Library for an hour and a half of crafting. It’s a great opportunity to finish a project, or start a new one, and spend some enjoyable time with other crafters.

Bring along your craft project – knitting, hand sewing, mending, crochet, drawing, scrap-booking, or whatever half-finished, almost-started project you like – and work on it with other crafters at the library.

Free, but you need to bring all your own materials and craft supplies.

Every Wednesday afternoon.

Bring your lunch, or grab something from the Library Café.

All welcome. Bookings not required.

More Information.


Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group
(Wednesday 17th January-Wednesday 21st November 2018)

Tasman Talks Titles is a great opportunity for you to talk about what you have been reading and to hear about what other people have been reading too.

It's a relaxed, social, book-focused time with like-minded people.

You'll also get to see a selection of new titles which the library has purchased.

Tasman Talks Titles meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 3.00pm.

All welcome. Free!

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Takaka Library: Galactic Makerspace
(Wednesday 17th January 2018)

For Star Wars fans, aged 7 years and over.

Hurtling through space, through galaxies far, far away ...

Create your very own galactic racer in this fun, hands-on session.

With saws and hammers, cardboard and glue, let your imagination soar.

We will provide the interesting bits and pieces to make your galactic racer, robot or extra-terrestrial.

Bookings essential.

Cost: $2 per person.

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Takaka Library: Sea Creatures Makerspace
(Wednesday 24th January 2018)

Summertime, when the fish are jumping and the crabs are scuttling along the seashore.

Come and play with paper, glue and scissors to create your favourite little sea creatures.

Brush, press, rip and cut to make some beautiful crabs, fish or electric eels.

Fun for the whole family.

For children 4-9 years old.

Free.

More Information.

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