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: 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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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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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: Jenny Pattrick – Author Visit
(Tuesday 26th September 2017)

Acclaimed New Zealand author Jenny Pattrick is visiting Takaka Library to talk about her books.

Jenny Pattrick is an acclaimed historical novelist whose novel The Denniston Rose and its sequel Heart of Coal are among New Zealand’s biggest-selling books.

Jenny Pattrick’s works include Landings and Inheritance which have been number one bestsellers in New Zealand.

Her other titles include Catching the Current (2005), In Touch with Grace (2006), Skylark (2012) and Heartland (2014).

Join Jenny Pattrick in conversation about her books, including her latest novel Leap of Faith, at Takaka Library.

Free. No bookings required.

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Motueka Library: Jenny Pattrick – Author Visit
(Wednesday 27th September 2017)

Acclaimed New Zealand author Jenny Pattrick is visiting Motueka Library to talk about her books.

Jenny Pattrick is an acclaimed historical novelist whose book The Denniston Rose and its sequel Heart of Coal are among New Zealand’s biggest-selling novels.

Jenny Pattrick’s books include Landings and Inheritance which have been number one bestsellers in New Zealand. Other titles include Catching the Current (2005), In Touch with Grace (2006), Skylark (2012) and Heartland (2014).

Join Jenny Pattrick in conversation about her books, including her latest novel Leap of Faith, at Motueka Library.

Free. No bookings required.

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Richmond Library: Jenny Pattrick – Author Visit
(Wednesday 27th September 2017)

Acclaimed New Zealand author Jenny Pattrick is visiting Richmond Library to talk about her books.

Jenny Pattrick is an acclaimed historical novelist whose novel The Denniston Rose and its sequel Heart of Coal are among New Zealand’s biggest-selling books.

Jenny Pattrick’s works include Landings and Inheritance which have been number one bestsellers in New Zealand. Other titles include Catching the Current (2005), In Touch with Grace (2006), Skylark (2012) and Heartland (2014).

Join Jenny Pattrick in conversation about her books, including her latest novel Leap of Faith, at Richmond Library.

Free. No bookings required. Limited to the first 50 people to arrive due to space restrictions.

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Motueka Library: Fresh Foodies - Cheese and Cheese Making with Venetia Hill
(Friday 29th September 2017)

Exchange ideas and recipes.
Discover a vast variety of library cookbooks.
Join this fun, informative and sociable group.

If you're interested in getting fresh ideas for cooking, finding out where to get fantastic produce or you just want to meet other foodies, Fresh Foodies is for you!

Special topic for September is cheese and cheese making with Venetia Hill.

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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.

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Motueka Library: Spring Book Sale
(Monday 2nd-Saturday 14th October 2017)

Join us at Motueka Library for our Spring Book Sale. Find dozens of pre-loved books for children and adults during the October school holidays.

Our used books are great value at only:

$1 for adult books
50c for children's books.

We look forward to seeing you at the Motueka Library Spring Book Sale!

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Richmond Library: Rock Bug Painting
(Monday 2nd October 2017)

Paint some colourful rock bugs and butterflies at Richmond Library these school holidays.

Let your imagination run wild with our fabulous paints and other rock painting materials.

Suitable for children aged 8-12 years. The workshop will take a maximum of 20 children. Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Free!

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Motueka Library: Cardboard Box Challenge
(Tuesday 3rd October 2017)

Take part in our Cardboard Box Challenge!

Kids of all ages are invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard boxes, recycled materials and imagination!

Use our assorted art and craft supplies to create anything you imagine.

This is a drop-in session so please allow at least an hour to make your gorgeous creation.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Dream Catcher Makerspace
(Tuesday 3rd October 2017)

Discover dream catchers and learn how to make your own.

Dream catchers are an ancient spiritual tool used to help assure good dreams to those that sleep under them.

A dream catcher is usually placed over a place you would sleep where the morning light can hit it. As you sleep, all dreams from the spirit world have to pass through the dream catcher. Only good dreams can pass through the hole in the centre while the bad dreams are caught in the webbing and are destroyed by the morning light.

All materials will be supplied but you are welcome to bring along your own favourite mementoes to add to your dream catcher.

For ages 9 years and older.

Phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Kath Bee Entertains
(Tuesday 3rd October 2017)

Popular songstress Kath Bee shares her new book and some fun songs.

Suitable for toddlers to 10 year olds. We can take a maximum of 50 in the audience. Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Cash sales of books and CDs will be available.

Free!

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Takaka Library: Storytime - Bugs and Butterflies
(Tuesday 3rd-Tuesday 10th October 2017)

Beetle into Takaka Library these holidays for a fun hour of tickly tales and creepy craft.

Time will fly!

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

Free family fun. No bookings required.

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Motueka Library: Construction Makerspace
(Wednesday 4th October 2017)

Be adventurous - build one or more Meccano, Connecta Straws or Lego masterpiece.

All construction sets provided.

For ages 8 years and older.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Storytime - Bugs and Butterflies
(Wednesday 4th-Tuesday 10th October 2017)

Beetle into Richmond Library these holidays for a fun hour of tickly tales and creepy craft.

Time will fly!

Suitable for 4-9 year olds. This event can take a maximum of 50 participants.

Free family fun. Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

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Motueka Library: Storytime - Bugs and Butterfies
(Thursday 5th-Thursday 12th October 2017)

Discover wonderful bugs and butterflies at your library when you join us for a fun hour of fabulous stories and create some awesome art to take home.

Suitable for 4-9 year olds. Pre-schoolers welcome with an adult. Limited to the first 25 people to arrive.

Free family fun.

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Richmond Library: Family Friendly Film
(Friday 6th-Friday 13th October 2017)

Richmond Library will be screening a G-rated film appropriate for the whole family.

BYO snacks, blankets and cushions, and make yourself at home in Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room.

We can accept a maximum of 50 people at this event.

Free family fun. Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

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Takaka Library: Kath Bee Entertains
(Friday 6th October 2017)

Kath Bee will be at Takaka Library to share catchy, fun and thoughtful songs for small children.

With a passion for song writing, this popular songstress will share her new book and sing lots of cool sings that will quickly become family favourites.

Suitable for toddlers to 10 year olds.

Cash sales of Kath Bee's books and CDs will be available.

Free. No bookings required.

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Motueka Library: Garden Gurus - Garden Tour
(Monday 9th October 2017)

Celebrate Spring with a visit to Wendy King-Turner's award winning Motueka garden.

Inspired by Vita Sackville West and the Sissinghurst Garden in England, Wendy has enjoyed creating a pink and mauve colour garden and a lime, white and purple colour garden.

Rhododendrons, camellias, spring bulbs and more will entice you to hurry back to your own garden.

Join us on this wonderful field trip, make new connections and friends, and be inspired.

Meet at 229 George Harvey Road, Mahana at 11.00am.

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Motueka Library: Pom-pom Creatures
(Tuesday 10th October 2017)

Learn how to make pom-poms and turn them into adorable creatures.

This fun creative session is for children age 7 years and older.

Use our assorted art and craft supplies o create anything you imagine.

This is a drop-in session. Please allow at least an hour to make your gorgeous creation.

Free.

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Motueka Library: Rock Painting
(Wednesday 11th October 2017)

Kids of all ages are invited to get creative and paint some rocks. Keep them for yourself or leave them hidden around Motueka for others to find.

The rocks and paints will be supplied but you are also welcome to bring your own rocks.

This is a drop-in session. Please allow at least 30 minutes to make your creations.

Free.

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Richmond Library: Craft and Books with Jerri Pirc
(Wednesday 11th October 2017)

Join us at Richmond Library to hear Jerri Pirc share her latest book, as well as teach a fun new craft.

Suitable for children aged 3-7 years. This event will take a maximum of 50 children. Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Free!

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Motueka Library: Style Coaching Workshop
(Tuesday 17th October 2017)

Learn how to dress to flatter and enhance your body shape with Style Coach Lynn Crossland.

Lynn will explain how colour, pattern and style can create different optical illusions. She will also share tips on how to appear taller, shorter or slimmer so that you feel confident and fabulous.

This fun interactive workshop will be very relaxed and highlight the latest collection from a shop in Nelson.

A free raffle will be available where beauty treatments may be won.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Bookings are essential. $12 each.

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