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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.

1-22 December Take & Make Christmas Tags Collect a free mini craft kit to take home and create your own Christmas tags for gifts. Free.
1-24 December Christmas Surprise Reads Unwrap a Christmas Surprise Read and discover new authors and genres just in time for the Christmas season. Free.
Thursday 3 December, 1.00pm-3.30pm Textured Stitches Workshop Chris McGuigan will show you some new embroidery stitching techniques as you make a lavender bag featuring needle weaving, trellis stitch and more. Phone 528 1047 to book your spot. Cost: $20.
Thursday 10 December, 3.30pm-4.30pm Book Launch: Moira Siobhan - Dilly Cooper Hat-Astrophe Join us for the launch of Moira Siobhan's first novel for children, Dilly Cooper Hat-Astrophe. Free. All welcome. Cash book sales available $21.
Thursday 10 December, 6.00pm-7.00pm Author Talk: Ray Salisbury - Tableland Ray Salisbury talks about the history of Kahurangi National Park's Mt Arthur in his new book Tableland - the story of the explorers, graziers, miners, hunters and trampers who have frequented this much loved area of backcountry. Free. All welcome.
Monday 14 December, 5.30pm-7.00pm Christmas Mosaic Pot and Plant Decorate a pot with paper mosaic patterns and plant a flower of your choice. For all ages. Free.
Monday 21 December, 6.00pm-7.00pm Author Talk: LJ Parsons - The Slingshot Guy Author LJ Parsons talks about her new book The Slingshot Guy - a fast paced, supernatural, suspense-filled tale. Free. All welcome.
5 - 22 January 2021 Summer Book Sale Fossick about on our library book sale table and nab a literary bargain. There's something for everyone at super cheap prices.
5 - 30 January 2021 Sizzling Summer Surprise Reads Find your slice of Summer sun with one of these scorchers. Fast paced, gripping and whirlwind stories to have you on the edge of your beach chair!
Thursday 21 January 2021, 10.30am-12.30pm Picnic In The Park Join us for our annual summer picnic in Memorial Park, next to the library. Outdoor games, Levity Beet performs for kids, Tamsin and Phoebe Leenhouwers perform for adults. Bring your picnic and settle in for a lovely time for all. Free. All welcome.
Friday 22 January, 2.00pm-4.00pm Friendly Chess Tournament Take part in our fun friendly chess tournament for all ages. Some chess sets provided, or bring your own chess set. All welcome. Free.
Wednesday 27 January, 10.00am-12.00pm Book Folding Workshop Karyn McLintock demonstrates the art of book folding. Create an impressive design within the pages of a book, learn a new hobby and enjoy a relaxing social time. Free. Bookings not required.

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.

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.

Monday 7 December, 6.00pm

Documentary Festival: Fame High Fame High captures the in-class and at-home drama, competition, heartbreak and triumph during one school year at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). Phone 543 8500 to book your spot. Free.

Tuesday 8 December, 5.30pm

How To Look At Art Join The Suter Art Gallery's Curator and Collections Manager Sarah McClintock for a scintillating evening of art appreciation with a mystery item from The Suter's collection. Free. All welcome.

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.

Friday 11 December, 10.30am-12.00pm

Family History Friday Drop in to our Research Room to our local and family history resources with the assistance of a specialised librarian.  Free. All welcome.

Monday 14 December, 7.00pm

Movie Night! Join us for the 1939 classic Raffles, starring David Niven and Olivia de Havilland in a romantic thriller featuring cricket and robbery! Free. All welcome. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Tuesday 15 December, 1.00pm-2.00pm

How to self-publish on Amazon Successfully self-published author of The Slingshot Guy, LJ Parsons, guides you through the how-to process of self-publishing your book on Amazon. It's free and everyone is welcome.
Tuesday 15 December, 2.00pm-3.00pm Richmond Writing Group Join us for the final meeting of the Richmond Writing Group for 2020. There will be conversation about books and writing, a creative writing exercise, and a Christmassy afternoon tea. Free. All welcome.
Wednesday 16 December, 3.00pm-4.00pm Book Group Join us for the final meeting of Richmond Library's adult Book Group for 2020. There will be conversation about books and a Christmassy afternoon tea. Free. All welcome.

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.

Wednesday 9 December, 3.30pm-4.30pm

Homemade Bath Salts Workshop Kids! Learn how to make your own bath salts for a lush treat or special Christmas gift. For 8-15 year olds. Phone 525 0059 to book your spot. Cost: $4.

Friday 11 December, 1.30pm

Book Launch: Wild At Heart Miriam Lancewood, author of Woman In The Wilderness, launches her new book Wild At Heart. Don't miss this opportunity to meet the author and hear about this extraordinary true story. Free. All welcome.
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