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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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!


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Richmond Library: Law for Lunch - Powers of Attorney
(Thursday 26th October 2017)

Come along to Richmond Library’s free Law for Lunch sessions with Julia O-Connor from Nelson Bays Community Law.

In this session, Julia will be talking Powers of Attorney, who needs them, how much it costs to set it up, and everything else you need to know.

Free. No bookings required. Bring your lunch.

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Motueka Library: Fresh Foodies - Herbal Teas
(Friday 27th October 2017)

If you're interested in getting fresh ideas for cooking, finding out where to get fantastic produce and want to meet people with a similar interest then Fresh Foodies is the group for you.

Exchange ideas and recipes and check out the extensive range of cookbooks on offer at the library.

Topic for October is herbal teas. Join us for information and tea tastings.

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Richmond Library: Law for Lunch - Family Trusts
(Thursday 2nd November 2017)

Come along to Richmond Library’s free Law for Lunch sessions with Julia O-Connor from Nelson Bays Community Law.

In this session, Julia will be talking about Family Trusts, what they’re for, and what you need to do to set one up.

Free. No bookings required. Bring your lunch.

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Richmond Library: Philip Simpson – Author Visit
(Wednesday 8th November 2017)

Join us at Richmond Library for renowned author and ethnobotanist Philip Simpson’s talk about his new book Tōtara: A Natural and Cultural History.

Philip’s previous books Dancing Leaves (about tī kouka, the cabbage tree) and Pohutukawa and Rata (New Zealand’s iron-hearted trees) were hugely popular and his new book about the magnificent Tōtara is a wonderful addition to the literature available on New Zealand native flora.
Don’t miss this fascinating talk with one of New Zealand’s most interesting writers.

Book signings and sales will be available. Cash only - $75 a copy.

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Motueka Library: Local Rocks and Pet Rocks Workshop
(Friday 17th November 2017)

The Rock Fella, David Dunny, is going to introduce you to Motueka's local rocks.

David is very enthusiastic and well informed about rocks and will show you samples demonstrating the wide variety found in Motueka.

But that's not all! Children and adults are then invited to create "pet rock critters" to take home with them.

Fun and interesting for the whole family!

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Motueka Library: Christmas Treats
(Friday 24th November 2017)

Join the Fresh Foodies group to exchange ideas and recipes for Christmas treats.

Get ideas for your Christmas festivities and gifts.

Zest Homeware are providing biscuit cutters, a gingerbread house kit and Christmas tins to inspire us.

Join this fun, informative and sociable group and discover a vast variety of library cookbooks.

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Motueka Library: Miniature Gardens Workshop
(Friday 24th November 2017)

Adults and children are invited to come along to Motueka Library and create a tiny garden. It might be a butterfly or ladybird garden.

Adults could create a table top garden or a secret Santa garden. Let your imagination and creativity go wild.

You are welcome to bring your own tiny embellishments to add to your garden.

Materials provided.

Registrations and pre-payment are essential. Once you have registered, please let us know if you are no longer able to attend so that a person on the waiting list may go in your place.

Limited to 20 participants.

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