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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Richmond Library: Book Art Competition
(Tuesday 28th February-Wednesday 26th April 2017)

All our lives we’re told to treat books with care – and for heaven’s sake, don’t draw on them, fold the pages, spill your cup of tea on them, damage the cover, get sand inside!

Well now Richmond Library is giving you the chance to give in to your wildest book-altering fantasies.

Enter our Book Art Competition and receive an old library book to cut, rip, glue, collage, paint – do whatever you want to!

Entries are open between 27 February and 26 April.

All entries will be displayed in the glass cabinets at Richmond Library from 26 April until 6 June.

This competition is open to people aged 16+ years.

Prizes generously donated by Take Note Takaka, Impressions Picture Framers and Art Supplies, and PaperPlus Richmond will be given to the winning entries in three categories.

Visit Richmond Library to pick up your entry form and old library book.

Terms and conditions apply – visit Richmond Library for these.

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Motueka, Murchison, Richmond and Takaka Libraries: Opening Lines Mystery Read.
(Thursday 9th March-Tuesday 4th April 2017)

What’s inside? Is it something to quietly read before going to sleep? Or is it a thriller that will get your heart racing?

Read the opening lines of our mystery reads, issue the one that grabs you, then take it home and be surprised by what you’ve chosen. You never know, you might discover a new favourite author!

Take the decision making out of choosing a book, and let the opening lines grab you. Without the cover or genre to distract you, you’re bound to find something unexpectedly good to read.

The Opening Lines Mystery Read is taking place at all of Tasman District Libraries – Motueka, Murchison, Richmond and Takaka.

It’s free to take part (none of the mystery reads are rentals) and it’s fun.

Take home a mystery read today!

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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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Richmond Library: Exhibition - Georgia Barber
(Tuesday 21st March-Thursday 20th April 2017)

Visit Richmond Library to view Nelson artist Georgia Barber's entry in 2016's 100 Days Project.

Every day for 100 days, Georgia made daily heart forecasts in poetry. They're absolutely beautiful and well worth a look.

For more about the 100 Days Project phenomenon, or to take part yourself, visit: http://100daysproject.co.nz/

You can also find Georgia Barber Art on Facebook

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Motueka Library: Workshop - Spotlight on Joints and Inflammation
(Thursday 30th March 2017)

It's healthy lifestyles and wellness month at Motueka Library.

Learn how to improve your mobility, maintain healthy joints and reduce inflammation during a free workshop with Robyn Fisher from Health 2000 Motueka.

Robyn will share her wealth of experience and describe how essential ingredients can support joint health and well being.

While you're in the library, explore our fantastic collection of books and magazines on health and well being.

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Motueka Library: Kai Fest - Cupcake Decorating
(Monday 3rd April 2017)

Motueka Library is partnering with Kai Fest to celebrate the local kai of Motueka.

We are taking a creative spin and bringing you a cupcake decorating workshop with Wendy King.

Discover your hidden talents and create small fondant flowers and butterflies for your cupcakes in this fun and interactive kai workshop.

Bring along some cupcakes to decorate.

While you're in the library, explore our great collection of books and magazines on local food and cake decorating.

Bookings essential.

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Richmond Library: Sustainability Workshop – Loving Your Wardrobe
(Wednesday 5th April 2017)

There are lots of ways you can trim household expenses and make the best use of resources.

This workshop is the final workshop of six weekly workshops about sustainable living at home taking place at Richmond Library.

Come along to this free sustainability workshop at Richmond Library about making the most of your wardrobe by holding clothes swaps, mending and other creative options.

Bring along any clothes that you would like to swap with others during the workshop.

The workshop will include a presentation from an experienced speaker, followed by small-group practical experiences and activities to try at home.

To book your spot on this free workshop, enquire at Richmond Library or phone: 03 543 8500.

For further information visit: www.sustainableliving.org.nz, or enquire at Richmond Library.

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Motueka Library: Author Talk - Jeremy Scott
(Thursday 6th April 2017)

Motueka Library brings you author Jeremy Scott.

Jeremy Scott is a highly entertaining, inspirational speaker who will share his incredible experiences on a global cycling adventure that raised $35 000 for charity.

In 2011 Jeremy Scott began his epic solo bicycle journey around the world. His 52 000km journey through 29 countries took him two years, seven months and twenty days to complete. In the process, he raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Australian, British and New Zealand Heart Foundations.

Come to Motueka Library to hear about his adventures first hand.

While you're in the library, explore our books, DVDs and magazines on travel, biking, trekking, tramping and other outdoor pursuits.

For more information about Jeremy visit: http://www.jeremyscott.com.au/

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Motueka Library: Workshops - Essential Oils to Make and Take
(Monday 10th April 2017)

Join Motueka Library in celebrating their 160th anniversary with Inspire Me workshops.

Discover the therapeutic, healing properties of doTERRA essential oils with Rose Scott in a fun, sociable and interactive workshop.

Then explore Motueka Library's collection of books and magazines on essential oils and similar topics.

Bookings essential.

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Richmond, Motueka and Takaka Libraries: TeenRead5
(Monday 10th April-Friday 26th May 2017)

Borrow five books, get five stamps and pick a small prize!

Pick up a TeenRead5 stamp card at Richmond, Motueka or Takaka Libraries and get a stamp for each book you borrow and read. Five stamps means you get a free prize. And you also go in the draw for the final big prize!

Suitable for 12-18 year olds. A maximum of one small prize can be won per day.


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Motueka Library: Cath Welsh - Horse Whisperer
(Tuesday 11th April 2017)

Join us in celebrating Motueka Library's 160th anniversary with a visit from horse whisperer Cath Welsh.

Gold Bay writer Cath Welsh writes children's books for horse lovers. Her books entertain and create an awareness for children about wild ponies around the world.

When Cath visits Motueka Library she will read from her books, give advice to young writers on writing and illustrating, and answer questions on horse taming and training using "whispering" techniques.

For horse lovers aged 9-12 years.

Cath will have her books available for purchase. Cash sales only.

For more information, visit Cath's website: www.hillpony.co.nz.


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Motueka Library: Workshop - Natural Hand Creams
(Tuesday 11th April 2017)

Join Motueka Library in celebrating their 160th anniversary with Inspire Me workshops.

In this fun, sociable and interactive workshop hear how Deborah Pearson creates her natural hand creams and learn how to enhance hand creams with fragrances.

Also, find out how to use edible weeds in salads.

Then explore Motueka Library's great collection of books and magazines on natural cosmetics and edible greens.

Bookings essential. $7.

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Motueka Library: Game On!
(Tuesday 18th-Friday 21st April 2017)

Don't get bored these school holidays!

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

Bring your own game if you want to.

Suitable for families or individuals.

Free. No bookings required.

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Richmond Library: Storytime - Fabulous Food Adventures
(Wednesday 19th-Wednesday 26th April 2017)

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

Discover fabulous food adventures at your library.

Free family fun.

Suitable for 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult. Limited to the first 40 people to arrive.

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Motueka Library: Storytime - Fabulous Food Adventures
(Thursday 20th-Thursday 27th April 2017)

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

Discover fabulous food adventures at your library.

Free family fun.

Suitable for 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult. Limited to the first 30 people to arrive.

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Takaka Library: Storytime - Fabulous Food Adventures
(Thursday 20th-Thursday 27th April 2017)

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

Discover fabulous food adventures at your library.

Free family fun.

Suitable for 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult.

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Motueka Library: Roald Dahl Story Session
(Friday 21st April 2017)

Join us in celebrating Motueka Library's 160th anniversary with a performance of Roald Dahl's deliciously dark humour.

Teller of Tales Nick Duval-Smith will recite poems from Roald Dahl's Dirty Beasts, and read sections of The Giraffe, Pelly and Me and The Witches.

Suitable for ages 6 years and older.

Bookings essential. Free.

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Richmond Library: Workshop – Cupcake Decorating
(Friday 21st April 2017)

Make your scrumptious cupcakes look amazing!

Thanks to Nelson Cake Decorators and Sugar Artists, you can learn some icing and decorating techniques to create your own gorgeously decorated cupcakes.

Suitable for 8-12 year olds.

Limited to the first 20 to register.

$4 per person.

Registrations and pre-payment essential.

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Takaka Library: Waffles and Books for Teens
(Friday 21st April 2017)

Yum! Waffles!

Enjoy scrumptious waffles and books. Bring a friend and enjoy life's simple pleasures!

If you have a favourite topping, bring it along.

We are also going to share and chat about your favourite books, music, apps, websites and more.

So, if you're keen, book it in! Phone: 03 525 0059.

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Motueka Library: Fabulous Fun With Kath Bee
(Wednesday 26th April 2017)

Sing and dance along with children's entertainer Kath Bee.

Join award winning children's singer/songwriter Kath Bee and enjoy a toe tapping time with Kath's catchy tunes and fun lyrics.

Kath's performances are always interactive, fun and engaging. She delights children with songs and actions which capture both children's and caregiver's imaginations.

Suits toddlers to 10 year olds.

Bookings essential.

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Takaka Library: Workshop - Sushi Making
(Wednesday 26th April 2017)

Join Ryoko Takahashi and learn her technique for making delicious sushi.

Once you have enjoyed your scrumptious feast, Ryoko will take you on a small journey through Japan.

Feel free to come dressed in your kimono, if you have one!

This sushi making workshop is for all anyone aged 5 years and older.

Please book your spot by 21 April.

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