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Find out what's on at Tasman District Libraries.

Motueka Library: 1000 Books Before School
(Wednesday 22nd November 2017-Thursday 22nd November 2018)

Reading aloud and talking to your kids are two of the best things you can do.

1000 Books Before School encourages families to spend quality time together, promotes pre-literacy and learning by having listened to 1000 or more books before the child starts school. Any child aged from birth to starting school can participate in this self-paced programme.

1000 Books Before School is a programme designed to encourage and support families to read aloud to their children from birth with the knowledge that reading aloud to children is a vital ingredient in building a child's foundation for successful learning.

1000 Books Before School is a collaboration between Tasman District Libraries and the Motueka Family Service Centre and is supported by the Motueka community.

Join today at Motueka Library!


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Motueka, Murchison, Richmond and Takaka Libraries: Scavenger Hunt
(Thursday 21st December 2017-Friday 2nd February 2018)

Join us at Motueka, Murchison, Richmond or Takaka Library for our NZ Endangered Species Scavenger Hunt and go in to the lucky draw!

Open to all kids aged 5-12 years.

Pick up your entry form from your library, hunt around the library to find the answers to all the questions, then deposit your completed form in the special Scavenger Hunt entries box.

The winner of the lucky draw will be announced on 2 February.

Go for it!

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Motueka Library: Summer Book Sale
(Monday 15th-Saturday 27th January 2018)

Buy pre-loved library books at bargain prices at Motueka Library's Summer Book Sale.

There will be books for children and adults to enjoy during the summer holidays.

Adult books $1 each.
Children's books .50c each.

We look forward to seeing you at the Motueka Library Summer Book Sale.

All welcome!

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Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon!
(Wednesday 17th January-Tuesday 18th December 2018)

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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Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group
(Wednesday 17th January-Wednesday 21st November 2018)

Tasman Talks Titles is a great opportunity for you to talk about what you have been reading and to hear about what other people have been reading too.

It's a relaxed, social, book-focused time with like-minded people.

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. Free!

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Motueka Library: The Rubbish Trip
(Tuesday 23rd January 2018)

Find out how to reduce your household rubbish with a zero waste approach.

The Rubbish Trip is a zero waste roadshow about how individuals can reduce their waste footprint.

With a can-do attitude to reducing rubbish, these two no-waste nomads will show you how easy, fun and fulfilling waste reduction can be.

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Takaka Library: Sea Creatures Makerspace
(Wednesday 24th January 2018)

Summertime, when the fish are jumping and the crabs are scuttling along the seashore.

Come and play with paper, glue and scissors to create your favourite little sea creatures.

Brush, press, rip and cut to make some beautiful crabs, fish or electric eels.

Fun for the whole family.

For children 4-9 years old.


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Motueka Library: 160th Anniversary Victorian Picnic in the Park
(Friday 26th January 2018)

Celebrate the official opening of Motueka's library service in 1858.
Bring a rug and a picnic and join us in Memorial Park, beside the library.

Add to the occasion by dressing up like a Victorian and enjoy some Victorian refreshments.

Your Victorian entertainment will include a pop up book sale, a quiz with hidden clues for both adults and children and Victorian colouring-in.

NB Victorian dress not compulsory!

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Takaka Library: The Rubbish Trip
(Friday 26th January 2018)

Two no-waste nomads talk trash with the people. Reduce your household rubbish with a zero waste approach.
The Rubbish Trip is a zero waste roadshow about how and why individuals can reduce their waste footprint.
With a can-do attitude to reducing rubbish, these two no-waste nomads will show you how easy, fun and fulfilling waste reduction can be!

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Takaka Library: Silverfish Book Group
(Tuesday 30th January-Tuesday 27th November 2018)

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, but it's held on the last Tuesday of the month throughout the year.

You’re welcome to just come along to listen and enjoy a cup of coffee.


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Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group
(Thursday 1st February-Thursday 1st November 2018)

Babbling Books - a chance to enjoy an informal discussion about what you are reading.

Find out what has others enthused and share your favourite titles.

You are welcome to bring your lunch.


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Motueka Library: Craft and Yarn
(Wednesday 7th February-Wednesday 12th December 2018)

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.


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Motueka Library: Tiny Tots
(Friday 9th February-Friday 14th December 2018)

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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Motueka Library: Garden Gurus
(Monday 12th February-Monday 10th December 2018)

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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Richmond Library: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 13th February-Tuesday 11th December 2018)

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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Takaka Library: Tiny Tots
(Tuesday 13th February-Tuesday 11th December 2018)

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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Richmond Library: Mystery Ink
(Thursday 15th February-Thursday 13th December 2018)

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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Takaka Library: Flying Squids Book Club
(Friday 16th February-Friday 16th November 2018)

If you're into books and reading, living in Takaka and you're aged 9-12, this book club is for you.

Flying Squids is Takaka Library's book club for 9-12 year olds. The club meets on the third Friday of the month during term time.

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

It's fun and it's free!

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