What's On at Your Library

Find out what's happening when at your local library. Check out the schedule below or go to our Facebook Events page

Our school holiday programmes are listed in our Featured Events section.

For more details contact us.

Motueka Library

Date and Time Event Description
Every Wednesday, 2.00pm - 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.
Every second Wednesday, 1.30pm - 3.00pm Craft and Yarn Bring your craft project to the library and work on it in a relaxed sociable atmosphere. Free.
Friday mornings during term time, 10.00am - 10.30am Tiny Tots Action rhymes, music and stories for children 2 years and younger. Free.
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.

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

Socialise with other gardeners, browse the library's gardening books, listen to guest speakers or visit local gardens. Different activity each month.

24 September - 19 October Haiku Poetry Competition for Everyone Celebrate nature when you write a haiku poem and then enter our Haiku Poetry Competition. Open to all ages. Entries due by 5.00pm, Friday 19 October. Free.
1 October - 19 October Spring Book Sale Pre-loved library books for sale at bargain prices. Adult books $1, children's books 50c. During usual opening hours.
1 October - 31 October Spring Escape Surprise Reads Try our surprise reads, discover new authors and find yourself in delightful settings.
Friday 26 October, 11.00am-12.00pm Asian Flavours - Tastings and Recipe Swap Join us for fun, tastings and tips on creating delicious recipes using authentic Asian flavours. Koha.

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.
3rd Tuesday of the month, 2.00pm-3.00pm Richmond Writing Group Write, and talk about writing. 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, 3.00pm - 4.00pm Tasman Talks Titles 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.

1st Thursday of the month,

5.15pm - 6.45pm

Meet and Geek For fans of boardgames, comics, anime, sci-fi, fantasy and more. A social group for 16+. Free.

Friday 19 October, 7.00pm-9.00pm

Movie Night! Join us for a 2014 film starring Cate Blanchett, George Clooney and Matt Damon set in World War II and featuring art thieves and derring-do! Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 1 November, 11.00am-2.00pm

Come Write In Calling all writers! Come Write In Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room, every Thursday throughout November for NANoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 8 November, 11.00am-2.00pm

Come Write In Calling all writers! Come Write In Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room, every Thursday throughout November for NANoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 15 November, 11.00am-2.00pm

Come Write In Calling all writers! Come Write In Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room, every Thursday throughout November for NANoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 20 November, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Author talk - Cliff Fell Award-winning poet and author Cliff Fell gives an inspiring talk about his published works and writing process. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 20 November, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Richmond Writing Group The Richmond Writing Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month for an author talk (see Cliff Fell's talk above), followed by writing or discussion. Everyone is welcome and it's free.

Tuesday 20 November, 7.00pm-9.00pm

Movie Night! Join us for a comedy set to blues music. Starring Aretha Franklin, Dan Akroyd and John Landis, this wonderful film follows the efforts of two musical brothers to stop the orphanage they grew up in from being closed down. Free. Bookings esential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Thursday 22 November, 11.00am-2.00pm

Come Write In Calling all writers! Come Write In Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room, every Thursday throughout November for NANoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 27 November, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Author talk - Amy Hindley Published author Amy Hindley talks about her book Not a Leg to Stand On, and her journey through spina bifida, abandonment and amputation. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 29 November, 11.00am-2.00pm

Come Write In Calling all writers! Come Write In Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room, every Thursday throughout November for NANoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month. Free. All welcome.

Friday 30 November, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Heather Thomas - Telling Tales on My Family Heather Thomas talks about the methods she uses for getting her family stories down on paper before they're forgotten. Free. All welcome.

Takaka Library                                                                                                

Date and Time Event  Description
Last Tuesday of each month, 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.
Every Thursday, 1.00pm - 2.30pm Get Crafty Cosy up with other crafters for a creative hour or two in our sunny corner. Free.
Every Thursday, 10.00am - 12.00pm Word Games Get your brain into gear for a fun morning of brain gymnastics. 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.
Friday 19 October, 1.00pm Think Vegetarian with Sunshine Appleby Sunshine Appleby shares her journey into the vegan lifestyle and explains why she is now a 'discerning' omnivore. All welcome. Free.
Thursday 25 October, 1.00pm Think Vegetarian with Mangala Mangala shares anecdotes from forty years of vegetarian cooking, along with tips on how to ease into a meatless lifestyle. All welcome. Free.
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