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: Babbling Books Book Group
(Thursday 2nd February-Friday 3rd November 2017)

Join Babbling Books at Motueka Library to talk about the latest book you've read.

Hear what others have been reading and get some great recommendations for your next great read.

The group meets on the first Thursday of every month.

Free. All welcome.

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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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Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group
(Wednesday 15th February-Wednesday 15th November 2017)

Tasman Talks Titles is a chance for you to talk about what you have enjoyed reading and to hear about what other people have been reading.

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.

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Richmond Library: Alzheimers and Dementia Information Sessions
(Wednesday 22nd February-Wednesday 22nd November 2017)

Do you have questions about Alzheimers and dementia? Not sure where to go to get answers?

Alzheimers Nelson staff will be in the library on the fourth Wednesday of the month to help you find the information you need.

These are informal drop-in sessions. No booking required.

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Takaka Library: Cryptic Turkeys Book Club
(Friday 17th March-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.

Cryptic Turkeys Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month at Takaka Library.
Except for the first meeting of the year which is on 10 March.

Check in and hear what others have been reading and get a look at some of the latest new books.

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Motueka, Murchison, Richmond and Takaka Libraries: Read Around The World
(Wednesday 7th June-Friday 4th August 2017)

Never read a book by an author from Tanzania? Wonder what a book by a Japanese author is like? Curious about the writing style of a person from Bolivia?

Now is your chance to read books by authors from all over the world!

Take part in Tasman District Libraries’ Read Around the World Challenge and go in the draw to win fantastic prizes!

All you have to do is read one book by four authors from four different countries, between 7 June and 4 August.

Pick up your Read Around the World passport from Motueka, Murchison, Takaka or Richmond Library, fill in the names of the books, their authors and the countries they’re from, collect a completion stamp for each book from your local librarian, and drop your completed passport off at your library by Friday 4 August.

You can find some helpful lists of authors from all over the world on our website: www.tasmanlibraries.govt.nz.

Enter the Read Around the World draw and be in to win generous prizes donated by Richmond House of Travel, Motueka House of Travel, Paper Plus, Volume, Take Note and the Library Café (Richmond).

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Motueka Library: Craft and Yarn
(Wednesday 14th June-Wednesday 23rd August 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.

We can discuss how often this group would like to meet and create a schedule for the rest of the year.

Free.

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Takaka Library: Get Crafty
(Thursday 15th June-Thursday 31st August 2017)

Get crafty!

Cosy up with other crafters for a creative hour or two in our sunny corner.

Keep to your crafty comfort zone or perhaps pick up some new skills, dust off that project you've been meaning to get to for ages, or start something new - the choice is yours.

A great opportunity to share, learn, meet new people and enjoy your community space in your library.

All welcome.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Garden Gurus Group
(Monday 10th July-Monday 27th November 2017)

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

The Garden Gurus is a new group forming at Motueka Library.

Gatherings will 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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Motueka, Murchison, Richmond and Takaka libraries: Where's Wally in the World
(Monday 10th-Saturday 22nd July 2017)

Hi Wally watcher!

Are you ready for a wild and wacky adventure?

Find the five intrepid travellers and their precious items from various locations around the world hidden in the library.

Visit any of our four fabulous libraries and collect your entry form. Complete the challenge and go into the Lucky Prize Draw.

For 5-12 year olds.

One entry per child.

Read, explore, discover when you visit your library these holidays.

Free.

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Takaka Library: Love Your Clothes Again
(Wednesday 26th July 2017)

Need some ideas and inspiration to re-vamp your wardrobe for minimal cost?
Join Margie Mays, our very own up-cycle queen for this sustainable living workshop.
Up-cycling, re-vamping, mending and re-loving your clothes is cheap, useful and fun.

Gather great ideas and bring along those clothes you really have out-loved for a clothing swap.

Bring 3 clean items on a hanger.
Hats, shoes, belts and other accessories all fine.

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Motueka Library: Art Workshop - So You Think You Can't Draw
(Monday 31st July 2017)

We invite you to the first of three art workshops to inspire your creative side.

Come along to Motueka Library and learn some new art skills or rejuvenate your arty side with Marian Painter.

Workshop 1 - So you think you can't draw?
Anyone can draw - you just have to be given the right tools and motivation. This will be a fun two hours to have a go and see just what skills you have.

Drawing is based on seeing. There is no magic involve. Once you learn to look at things with an artist's eye, your world will take on a whole new meaning.

Bring sketching paper (at least A5 in size), any drawing pencils and pens you may have, and an eraser.

Coffee and tea provided.

Call Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

$15.

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Richmond Library: Queen St Richmond
(Tuesday 1st-Thursday 31st August 2017)

Share your original photos of Richmond's Queen St.

Do you have original photos of Queen Street that you would be happy for us to borrow, copy and publish online?

We are looking for photographs from the 1800s through to the 1980s.
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Photos can be of the shops, businesses, houses and farms in upper, central and lower Queen St, Richmond.

Please contact Richmond Library staff for more information.

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Richmond Library: Slide Scanning Hands On Session
(Thursday 3rd August 2017)

Do you have slides stored away that you haven't seen for years? This could be the perfect session for you.

Drop by Richmond Library's Imaginarium for a taster session in making your 35mm slides digital.

Please bring a slide you would like to scan, and a USB stick to save your scan to.

Bookings essential. Free.

Call Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

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Motueka Library: Art Workshop - Composition and Mondrian
(Monday 7th August 2017)

The second of three art workshops to inspire your creativity.

Come along to Motueka Library and learn some new art skills or rejuvenate your arty side with Marian Painter.

Workshop 2 - Composition and Mondrian

Mondrian was the father of abstract art. He was an extremely accomplished artist but was always searching for a new way to express art in its most simple form.

We will explore how his art developed and what inspired him. We will then look at the basic rules of composition and see how he applied them.

It will then be time to have a go at creating your own Mondrian masterpiece!

Bring pencil and ruler, scissors, glue stick and black marker pen.,

Coffee and tea provided.

Call Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

$15.

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Motueka Library: Family History Month - Introduction to Your Family
(Monday 7th-Thursday 17th August 2017)

Getting started with your family history can be a bit overwhelming.

In this workshop, local genealogists give beginners pointers on where and how to get started with researching their family histories.

Learn about the various resources you can delve into to find snippets of information and treasures from the past.

Gain hints and tips from these specialists and discover your heritage.

Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Free Computer Classes
(Tuesday 8th August-Tuesday 26th September 2017)

Trying to get connected and unravel those mysteries on your computer? Now is the perfect time to build your confidence.

Courses include: How to send an email, Internet Basics, Facebook, Digital Photos, Introduction to Family History and Discover Historic New Zealand Newspapers.

Be in quick to register for a free computer course at Motueka Library.

Contact Motueka Library for more information. Phone 03 528 1047.

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Richmond Library: Further Steps in Family History
(Thursday 10th-Thursday 24th August 2017)

A beyond the basics course, for anyone who has attended an Introduction to Family History course, or who has experience with searching online family resources including birth, death and marriage records.

This course includes tips and tricks for breaking through brick walls in your family history research as well as an overview of parish registers, wills and probate, military records and other online resources to help widen your research online.

Choice of two dates: come on either Thursday 10 August, or Thursday 24 August.

Bookings essential. Free.

Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

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Motueka Library: Art Workshop - Illuminated Lettering
(Monday 14th August 2017)

We invite you to the third of three art workshops to inspire your creativity.

Come along to Motueka Library and learn some new art skills or rejuvenate your arty side with Marian Painter.

Workshop 2 - Illuminated Lettering
This will be a fun morning od creating your own style of lettering and illustrating a letter with any form of decoration.

For those who think they can't draw this could be in the form of a collage.

There are no limits to the possible outcomes.

Bring pencil, eraser and any colouring pencils or gel pens, including metallic colours, you may have.

Coffee and tea provided.

Call Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

$15.

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Motueka Library: Opportunities Beyond School
(Wednesday 16th August 2017)

Find out about Taking a Gap Year for school leavers in this informal and interactive session with Diane Boyes from House of Travel.

This session is presented by Motueka Library and Motueka High School who have collaborated to provide a series of talks for students and parents in preparation for leaving school and home.

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Takaka Library: Totara - A Natural and Cultural History
(Wednesday 16th August 2017)

Come to the launch of renowned ethno-botanist Philip Simpson's long awaited book Totara - A Natural and Cultural History.

In this stunning book, Philip covers every aspect of the Totara - from its place in the natural world to the historical, social and cultural importance of this tree for both Pakeha and Maori.

Philip's early interest in plants led to botany, conservation and the writing of two earlier acclaimed publications - one on New Zealand's cabbage tree, Te Kouka, the other on Pohutukawa and Rata.

Totara adds a wealth of information and is a wonderful addition to the literature available on New Zealand native trees.

Don't miss what promises to be a fascinating talk.

Stay for a chat and a coffee after the talk,

Book signings and sales available. Cash only, $75.

Bookings not required.

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Motueka Library: Family History Month - Introduction to Your Family
(Thursday 17th August 2017)

Getting started with your family history can be a bit overwhelming.

In this workshop, local genealogists give beginners pointers on where and how to get started with researching their family histories.

Learn about the various resources you can delve into to find snippets of information and treasures from the past.

Gain hints and tips from these specialists and discover your heritage.

Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Free.

More Information.


Richmond Library: Richmond Memories Get Together
(Thursday 17th August 2017)

Share your memories of life in Richmond during the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

Pop into Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat Room for an informal chat with other about Richmond s you remember it in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

No bookings required. Free.

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Richmond Library: Family History Month - Caring for Your Photos
(Saturday 19th August 2017)

Learn how to look after your photographs, postcards and photo albums.

Darryl Gallagher, manager of the photographic collection at Nelson Provincial Museum will give a free talk with handy tips on how to care for your own photographs.

Darryl will be talking about how to look after your photographs, postcards and photo albums and the best way to store them for future generations.

You are also welcome to bring in your own photos for some personal one-on-one tips about their care.

This event is limited to 20 people and bookings are essential.

To book, contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500.

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Richmond Library: Family History Month - Children's Craft Session
(Saturday 26th August 2017)

Help us build an exciting 3D model construction of Queen Street.

Children will construct various 3D buildings that are in Queen Street and these will be placed on a large street map.

Suitable for children aged 7-11 years of age.

To book your spot phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500.

Bookings are essential.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Historic NZ Newspapers
(Thursday 31st August 2017)

Find out about papers Past and learn how to use it to find out information about your family. Paper Past contains digitised pages from 19th and early 20th century New Zealand newspapers including newspapers for the Nelson area up until 1922.

It is an excellent source of information for local researchers and family historians.

Learn how to:
Navigate the Papers Past website.
Search for specific people, places or events.
Learn to narrow down your search results.
Learn to use keywords and phrase searching effectively.

Basic computer skills required.

Bookings essential. Free.

Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

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Takaka Library: Linda Ross - Nutritionist/Mind Body Health Practitioner
(Thursday 7th September 2017)

When it comes to health and wellness, there's a wealth of knowledge in Golden Bay. Come and be inspired by a range of local practitioners and businesses as they share their secrets and success stories during our In Good Health series.

In the first In Good Health event, Linda Ross shares the journey she took to becoming a holistic nutrition therapist, nourishment coach and wholefood chef. Linda will also discuss the philosophies, practices and recipes that underpin her work.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Takaka Library: Healthpost and Tui Balms
(Friday 15th September 2017)

When it comes to health and wellness, there's a wealth of knowledge in Golden Bay. Come and be inspired by a range of local practitioners and businesses as they share their secrets and success stories during our In Good Health series.

In the second In Good Health event, find out how two local health-related businesses got off the ground and grew to become major enterprises.

Come and hear about Health Post's journey, its Golden Bay operations and the move to its own brand BioBalance.

Learn about Tui's growth from a community kitchen in 1984 to a cooperative business model and charitable trust with a full line of skin and body care products.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Takaka Library: Jenny Garret - Skincare
(Friday 22nd September 2017)

When it comes to health and wellness, there's a wealth of knowledge in Golden Bay. Come and be inspired by a range if local practitioners and businesses as they share their secrets and success stories during our In Good Health series.

In this In Good Health event, Jenny will talk about how and why she started making natural skincare products for her own personal use, and how this grew into her Love Your Skin skincare range.

Free. Bookings not required.

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Takaka Library: Judith Rothstein - Mindfulness
(Friday 29th September 2017)

When it comes to health and wellness, there's a wealth of knowledge in Golden Bay. Come and be inspired by a range if local practitioners and businesses as they share their secrets and success stories during our In Good Health series.

In this In Good Health event, Judith Rothstein - counsellor and mindfulness meditation course facilitator - will speak about mindfulness in every day life.

She will look at how mindfulness helps us to become aware of what goes on in our mind and to change our relationship with our thoughts, feelings and sensations.

Video clips and a five minute meditation will complement her talk.

Free. Bookings not required.

More Information.

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