What's On at Your Library

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Motueka Library                                                                                                                                

Date and Time Event Description

First Monday of the month, 11.00am-12.00pm

Speed Dating With A Book Meet new books and introduce them to the group! You never know, you might meet your perfect literary match. Free.

Last Monday of the month, 3.30pm-5.00pm

(excluding statutory holidays)

Building Bricks Club Make amazing building blocks creations at the library with local experts. For children age 7+. Free.

Every Wednesday, 1.30pm-4.00pm

Scrabble Time Scrabble will be available for a friendly game with an old or a new friend. Suitable for word lovers of all ages. Free.

4th Friday of the month, 11.00am-12.00pm

Lifestyle Group Discuss different lifestyle topics - home and garden, fitness, beauty, retirement, interior design hobbies and more! Free. All welcome.

Every Friday during term time, 10.00am-10.30am

Tiny Tots Action rhymes, music and stories for children 2 years and younger. Free.

2nd Monday of the month, 11.00am-12.30pm

Garden Gurus

Talk and learn about plants and gardens. Gatherings include socialising, browsing library books on selected topics, speakers, activities, workshops and tours.

3rd Monday of the month, 10.30am-12.00pm

Book Cafe

Discuss and debate thought-provoking topics and enjoy a fine selection of books with like-minded people at Motueka Library's conversation group. Koha.

1st Thursday of the month, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Babbling Books Book Group

A chance to enjoy a relaxed, informal discussion about what you've been reading. Free.

Every Thursday, 2.00pm-4.00pm

Chess at the Library

Bring a friend or meet new people and exercise your brain in a relaxed environment. Free.

8 June - 31 October

Community Quilt Project Stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown on to a piece of fabric for our Community Quilt. Find out more here.

3 August - 1 October

Haiku Competition Take part in our Haiku Competition and be in to win a prize! All ages and abilities welcome to take part. Pick up your entry form from your local library.

Tuesday 1 September - Wednesday 30 September

Take and Make Greeting Card Kit Want to surprise someone with a special homemade card? We can help! Pick up your free greeting card kit from Motueka Library today.

Monday 14 September - Saturday 31 October

Spring Reading Challenge Nurture the seed within you with a selection of gentle Spring-inspired reading challenges. Pick up your participation form at your library. For all ages.

Wednesday 23 September, 6.00pm-7.00pm

Book Launch - Off The Hook Judy Fisher launches her new book, Off The Hook - a true story written to encourage people who suddenly find themselves facing life alone in middle age. Free. All welcome. Cash book sales available.

Thursday 24 September, 5.30pm-7.00pm

Book Launch - Do Not Feed The Kea Carol Duffy and Bailey O'Malley launch their children's picture book Do Not Feed The Kea. Book sales available $20.

Wednesday 30 September, 11.00am-12.00pm

Motueka Camera Club Stimulate your interest in art and photography when you learn how to capture and prepare images for the ultimate photograph. Free.

Wednesday 30 September, 1.30pm-2.30pm

Alzheimers & Dementia - Myths and Facts Learn ways to reduce the risk of developing Dementia by making a few lifestyle changes; and find out myths and facts relating to Alzheimers. Free.

Monday 12 October, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Art Workshop - What Colour is Blue? Join Marian Painter for an historical and artistic exploration of the variety of colours we call "blue". Phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot. Cost: $10.

Wednesday 14 October, 10.00am-12.00pm

Card Making Workshop Create two beautiful personalised cards with a flower theme with Carla Te Moananui. Free. Phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot.

Thursday 15 October, 10.00am-4.00pm

Employment and Training Expo Meet work brokers, trainers and employers from local industry, service and training providers. Free.

Murchison Library                                                                                                                                

Date and time Event Description
8 June - 31 October Community Quilt Project Stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown on to a piece of fabric for our Community Quilt. Find out more here.
3 August - 1 October Haiku Competition Take part in our Haiku Competition and be in to win a prize! All ages and abilities welcome to take part. Pick up your entry form from your local library.
Monday 14 September - Saturday 31 October Spring Reading Challenge Nurture the seed within you with a selection of gentle Spring-inspired reading challenges. Pick up your participation form at your library. For all ages.

Richmond Library                                                                                                                                

Date and time Event  Description

Every Tuesday during term time, 10.00am - 10.30am

Tiny Tots Learn and grow together through music, movement and stories for children 2 years and younger. Free.

Once a month on a Thursday during term time, 3.30pm-4.30pm

Mystery Ink The group for 12-18 year olds. Talk about books and movies, and get the first pick of new titles. Snacks and fun diversions included! Free. Exact dates here.

3rd Tuesday of the month (excluding December), 1.00pm-3.00pm

Richmond Writing Group After a talk by a visiting author in the first hour, write, and talk about writing in the second hour. Meet like-minded people. Free. All welcome.

Every Wednesday, 12.30pm - 2.00pm

Good Crafternoon Bring your craft project to the library and work on it in a relaxed sociable atmosphere. Free. All welcome.

3rd Wednesday of the month (excluding December), 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Book Group A chance for adults to talk about what you've enjoyed reading and to hear about what other people have been reading. Free.

8 June - 31 October

Community Quilt Project Stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown on to a piece of fabric for our Community Quilt. Find out more here.

3 August - 1 October

Haiku Competition Take part in our Haiku Competition and be in to win a prize! All ages and abilities welcome to take part. Pick up your entry form from your local library.

Monday 14 September - Saturday 31 October

Spring Reading Challenge Nurture the seed within you with a selection of gentle Spring-inspired reading challenges. Pick up your participation form at your library. For all ages.

Monday 28 September, 7.00pm

Movie Night! Join us for an M-rated black and white Alfred Hitchcock film featuring thrills and spills on a train. Free. Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500.

Monday 19 October - Monday 30 November

Richmond Robotics: Term 4 Come along to this after school club for kids age 8-13 who are keen on technology. Booking and pricing details here.

Monday 19 October, 1.00pm-3.00pm

Introduction to Photobooks Learn how to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photobook for a perfect Christmas gift. To book your spot phone 03 543 8500. Free.

Tuesday 20 October, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Start Writing Your Life Story Journalist turned memoir and life story writer Charlotte Squire shows you how to get started writing your life story. Free. All welcome. Bring pen and paper.

Tuesday 20 October, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Richmond Writing Group Write, and talk about writing with like-minded people. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 29 October, 1.00pm-3.00pm

Introduction to Facebook Learn how to create and use a Facebook account. Free. Booking essential. Phone Richmond Library, 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Friday 30 October, 10.00am-12.00pm

Introduction to Photobooks Learn how to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photobook for a perfect Christmas gift. To book your spot phone 03 543 8500. Free.

Tuesday 3 November, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Law For Lunch: Privacy Act Kaye Lawrence from Nelson Bays Community Law introduces the new Privacy Act coming in to force in December 2020. Free. All welcome. Feel free to bring your questions and your lunch.

Thursday 12 November, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Law for Lunch: Enduring Powers of Attorney Kaye Lawrence from Nelson Bays Community Law guides you to an understanding of Enduring Powers of Attorney and how they might help you as you age or become unwell. Free. All welcome. Feel free to bring your questions and your lunch.

Monday 16 November, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Law for Lunch: Trusts Kaye Lawrence from Nelson Bays Community Law guides you to an understanding of Trusts and how they work - including the inside scoop on changes taking place in January 2021. Free. All welcome. Feel free to bring your questions and your lunch.

Thursday 19 November, 10.00am-12.00pm

Introduction to Photobooks Learn how to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photobook for a perfect Christmas gift. To book your spot phone 03 543 8500. Free.

Tuesday 1 December, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Law for Lunch: Wills Kaye Lawrence from Nelson Bays Community Law discusses Wills, why you might need one, and how to go about getting one. Free. All welcome. Feel free to bring your questions and your lunch.

Friday 4 December, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Law for Lunch: Employment Law Kaye Lawrence from Nelson Bays Community Law discusses Employment Law and the many changes which have occurred in the past two years. Free. All welcome. Feel free to bring your questions and your lunch.

Friday 11 December, 10.00am-12.00pm

Introduction to Photobooks Learn how to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photobook for a perfect Christmas gift. To book your spot phone 03 543 8500. Free.

Takaka Library                                                                                                                                

Date and Time Event  Description

Last Tuesday of each month (except December), 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Silverfish Book Group A chance for you to talk about what you've enjoyed reading and to hear about what other people have been reading. Free.

Tuesdays during term time, 10.00am - 10.30am

Tiny Tots Learn and grow together through music, movement and stories. Free.

Third Friday of each month during term time, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Reading Kids on Flying Squids In this fun group kids talk books, play games, make videos and generally have a great time. Free.

8 June - 31 October

Community Quilt Project Stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown on to a piece of fabric for our Community Quilt. Find out more here.

3 August - 1 October

Haiku Competition Take part in our Haiku Competition and be in to win a prize! All ages and abilities welcome to take part. Pick up your entry form from your local library.

Monday 14 September - Saturday 31 October

Spring Reading Challenge Nurture the seed within you with a selection of gentle Spring-inspired reading challenges. Pick up your participation form at your library. For all ages.

Thursday 1 October, 1.30pm

Book launch: I'm Fine For The State I'm In Join us for the launch of Lyn Falconer's memoir which includes stories from life's journey and is "a condensed, censored and sanitised" story of Lyn's life. Free. All welcome. Book sales available for $20.

Thursday 1 - Saturday 31 October

What's The Story Competition Drop in to Golden Bay Museum's exhibition What's The Story, then write your own story or poem and drop it off at the museum or Takaka Library.
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