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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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, 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.

Free!

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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: 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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Motueka Library: NZ Music Month
(Monday 1st-Wednesday 31st May 2017)

May is New Zealand Music Month - a time to celebrate our music, our musicians, our heritage and our creative spirit.

Motueka Library is hosting several musical events. Contact us to find out more information.

Free. No bookings required.

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Takaka Library: Wills and Powers of Attorney
(Wednesday 3rd May 2017)

It's time to take action and start thinking about your will. Maybe it's a case of thinking, 'I really need to update that will but don't know what to do about it.'

This is an excellent opportunity to get answers to your questions and get the ball rolling.

Julia O'Connor, legal educator with Nelson Bays Community Law and Simon Jones, Golden Bay Community Law advisor will lead this session, answer questions and give advice.

All welcome. No bookings necessary. Free.

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Motueka Library: Author talk - Emma Stevens
(Thursday 4th May 2017)

Emma Stevens talks about her recently published book Dancing On The Tundra, which follows on from Walking on Ice and Nesting on the Nushagak.

The book is the final in a trilogy of memoirs about living and loving in the Alaskan wilderness. As Dancing in the Tundra opens, Emma is adjusting to life in south western Alaska with the man she married after an online romance.

In her new job as the bicultural coordinator of nine Eskimo village schools, Emma flies to remote village schools to work with local teachers. However, after a particularly perilous flight, Emma and her husband decide to relocate to a remote Alaskan village.

Living in the bush presents many challenges including isolation and temperatures that can plummet to -80 below freezing. As a result, Emma and her husband make the hard decision to leave their beloved Alaska and return to New Zealand.

Now is your chance to hear directly from Emma about her adventures and ask her any burning questions about her romance, life in Alaska, and returning home.

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Motueka Library: Author talk - Sandra Quiggin
(Friday 5th May 2017)

Author and motivational speaker Sandra Quiggin will share self-help tips and techniques using colour for various aspects of your life.

Learn how to focus on your goals and achieve these with an emphasis on colour.

Sandra's book Colour Your Life With the Colour Code Method will also be on sale.

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Takaka Library: NZ Music Month - Alice Williams and students
(Friday 5th May 2017)

This month the talented musicians of Golden Bay will share their music and songs with concerts during the month of May.

First up is Alice Williams and students with a violin showcase concert.

Performers of all ages and stages will play a wide variety of music from classical to folk.

Free. No bookings required.

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Motueka Library: Autumn Poetry Evening
(Monday 8th May 2017)

Join us in celebrating poetry with poet Maggie Brown.

Share your own poem or a favourite poem containing an Autumn theme.

Enjoy this opportunity to be touched by the magic of poetry, to get involved in the poetry community and discover new poets.

Share your own poem or a favourite poem or just listen and enjoy.

Light refreshments will be provided.

All welcome. No bookings necessary. Koha.

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Motueka Library: Craft and Yarn
(Wednesday 10th May 2017)

Bring your craft project to Motueka 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 new Craft and Yarn gathering.

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

Free. No bookings required.

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Motueka Library: NZ Music Month
(Friday 12th-Friday 26th May 2017)

May is New Zealand Music Month - a time to celebrate our music, our musicians, our heritage and our creative spirit.

Motueka Library is hosting three musical events featuring students from Motueka High School.

Come and listen to these young local performers and enjoy our homegrown talent.

Free. All welcome. Bookings not required.

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Takaka Library: NZ Music Month - The Hot Flushes
(Friday 12th May 2017)

This month the talented musicians of Golden Bay will share their music and songs with concerts during the month of May.

In this concert you'll experience 40 minutes of rock and chat. Learn how the creative process works and how to overcome in strument failure. A couple of new songs will also be included for Hot Flushes fans!

Free. No bookings required.

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Takaka Library: NZ Music Month - Alan and Chloe
(Friday 19th May 2017)

This month the talented musicians of Golden Bay will share their music and songs with concerts during the month of May.

In this event, Alan and Chloe play a selection of popular music from 50-100 years ago - the Radio Days.

They will also play and tell the story of a few songs from the American Songbook - and don't forget The Beatles!

Free. No bookings required.

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Takaka Library: NZ Music Month - Students of Levity Beet
(Friday 26th May 2017)

This month the talented musicians of Golden Bay will share their music and songs with concerts during the month of May.

In this event, popular children's music maker Levity Beet returns with his students for an hour of lively music in the library.

Come and celebrate these children's musical achievements.

Free. No bookings required.

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