What's On at Your Library

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Motueka Library

Date and Time Event Description
Last Monday of the month, 3.30pm-5.00pm LEGO Club Make amazing LEGO creations at the library with local experts. For children age 7+. Free.
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.
4th Friday of the month, 11.00am-12.00pm Foodies Group Join us for fun foodie talk, tastings, facts, recipes and more. A different theme every month. Free.
Friday mornings 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.

Thursday 23 May, 10.00am-11.30am Miniature Victorian Lamp Workshop Create a miniature Victorian lamp and enjoy an interesting talk about miniatures with Sue Clark. $4.00. Bookings essential, phone 03 528 1047.
Friday 24 May, 11.00am-12.00pm Vegetarian and Raw Foods Join us for tastings, conversation and fun facts. Bring recipes to swap and enjoy sharing your love for vegetarian dishes and raw foods. Free.
Wednesday 29 May, 1.30pm-2.00pm NZ Music Month: Performance Enjoy our homegrown talent when you listen to young performers from Motueka High School in a musical showcase. Free.
Tuesday 4 June - Friday 28 June Book Art Competition Make a work of art out of an old library book. Pick up your book and entry form from Motueka or Takaka Library from 4 June. Prizes to be won! All ages.
Thursday 6 June, 6.30pm-8.00pm Reflexology With Liz Van Beek Find out about the immune boosting properties of reflexology. Liz will provide a reflexology demonstration and guide participants in locating reflexes on themselves. Koha.
Friday 7 June, 2.00pm-3.00pm Living In A Yurt Kris Kolff talks about his unique experience of living in a yurt - a portable, round, tent-like structure featuring an angled assembly of wooden latticework. Free. All welcome.
Friday 28 June, 3.30pm-5.00pm Matariki Celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year, with some wonderful Matariki stories and make a manu iti (kite). Suitable for 7-12 year olds. Kai from 3.30pm-3.45pm. Free.

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 (excluding December and January), 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 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.

Monday 13 May - Monday 24 June, 3.30pm-5.00pm

Richmond Robotics: Term 2 Join our fun, hands-on after school technology programme for kids aged 8-13 who are keen to learn about SmartBots! Book on eventbrite or contact Richmond Library phone 03 543 8500 for more information. Cost: $25 club membership + $5 per session.

Thursday 23 May, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer Class: Introduction to Photobooks Learn how to turn your digital photos into a gorgeous photobook using the Vistaprint website. Bring a USB stick with your photos on it. Free. Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500.

Thursday 23 May, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Law for Lunch: Neighbours Trevor from Nelson Bays Community Law will reveal everything you need to know about the law and your neighbours. What are your rights? How can you solve boundary disputes with your neighbours? All this and more. Free.

Wednesday 29 May, 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.

Wednesday 29 May, 5.30pm-6.30pm

How To Look At Art The Suter Art Gallery Curator Sarah McClintock brings in a surprise item from The Suter's collection and guides you through the who, where, why, how, what of it. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 30 May, 10.00am-11.00am

Techy Time for 55s-105s This is a robotics and electronics taster for adults aged over 55. Not just for kids! Have a go with our fun and easy Ozobot and Bluebots robotics. Build 3D objects with our 3Doodler pens ... and more! Free. Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 for more information and to book your spot.

Thursday 30 May, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Law for Lunch: Health and Disability Trevor from Nelson Bays Community Law will reveal everything you need to know about the law and health and disability. What are your rights under the law if you become sick or disabled? All this and more. Free.

Monday 3 June - Friday 28 June

Photo Scanning Demonstration Prolong the shelf life of your family photographs, slides and certificates by creating a digital copy. Contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500 for more information and to book a demonstration session. Free.

Wednesday 5 June, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Firooz Zadeh: Fundraiser for Christchurch Author Firooz Zadeh will be offering his new book Inspirational Short Stories With Humour for donations in order to raise funds for people affected by the attacks in Christchurch on 15 March. Koha. All welcome.

Thursday 6 June, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer Class: Introduction to TradeMe Learn how to buy and sell goods using TradeMe. Free. Bookings essential. Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot and for further information..

Thursday 6 June, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Local History Talk: Stokes Roil Family History David Kemp talks about the history of his family, Stokes Roil family. Come along for interesting anecdotes and information. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 13 June, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer Class: Introduction to Online Newspapers Learn how to access New Zealand, international and historic New Zealand newspapers online. Free. Bookings essential. Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot and for further information.

Monday 17 June, 7.00pm

Movie Night! See Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart on the big screen in this classic 1940 black and white Oscar-winning romantic comedy. Free. All welcome. Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot and for further information.

Wednesday 19 June, 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.

Thursday 20 June, 9.30am-12.30am

What Wikipedia Means for GLAMs Are you GLAM - involved or working in Galleries, Libraries, Archives or Museums? Then this talk is for you! Dr Mike Dickison, NZ Wikpedian-At-Large, presents an overview of Wikipedia and discusses possible engagement strategies for heritage organisations. Free. Email helen.mccubbin@tasman.govt.nz to book your spot.

Thursday 20 June, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer Class: Introduction to Facebook Learn how to create and use a Facebook account. Free. Bookings essential. Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot and for further information.

Thursday 27 June, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer Class: Introduction to Ancestry.com Explore and discover your family online. Learn tips for effective searching on Ancestry.com. Basic computer skills essential. Contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot. Free.

Monday 29 July - Monday 2 September, 3.30pm-5.00pm

Richmond Robotics: Term 3 Join our fun, hands-on after school technology programme for kids aged 8-13 who are keen to learn about SmartBots! Book on eventbrite or contact Richmond Library phone 03 543 8500 for more information. Cost: $25 club membership + $5 per session.

Monday 21 October - Monday 2 December, 3.30pm-5.00pm

Richmond Robotics: Term 4 Join our fun, hands-on after school technology programme for kids aged 8-13 who are keen to learn about SmartBots! Book on eventbrite or contact Richmond Library phone 03 543 8500 for more information. Cost: $25 club membership + $5 per session.

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.
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.
Tuesday 4 June - Friday 28 June Book Art Competition Make a work of art out of an old library book. Pick up your book and entry form from Motueka or Takaka Library from 4 June. Prizes to be won! All ages.
Thursday 6 June - Thursday 20 June, 3.30pm-5.00pm Book Art Makerspace Join artist Sarah Hornibrooke in a "book art" project that will take three consecutive Thursday afternoons to complete. For ages 8-99. Cost: $10.00. Phone Takaka Library 03 525 0059 to book your spot.
Friday 7 June, 1.00pm Blast From The Past: The Langford Store Sukhita Langford talks about the history of the wonderful old store that has become famous by standing still and how it is set to survive into the digital age. Koha.
Monday 10 June - Monday 1 July, 3.45pm-4.45pm Basic Coding With Scratch Amanda Clarke introduces children to basic coding with Scratch. Programme interactive stories, games and animations. For 9-11 year olds. $20. Bookings essential.
Tuesday 11 June - Tuesday 2 July, 3.45pm-4.45pm Advanced Coding Use advanced coding techniques and concepts to build your own platform game over four sessions. For 9-13 year olds. $20. Bookings essential.
Friday 14 June, 1.00pm Blast From The Past: The Wholemeal Cafe Wayne Green takes us through the many iterations of the old theatre building which have led to the vibrant, colourful cafe it is today. Koha.
Friday 21 June, 1.00pm Blast From The Past: Farewell Spit Tours Paddy Gillooly talks about his family's long association with tourism on "the Spit", and their commitment to protecting this extraordinary environment. Koha.
Friday 28 June, 1.00pm Blast From The Past: Solly's Established in 1928 by his grandfather, Merv Solly talks about the history of the business and the changes in direction that have taken place over the years. Koha.

                                                                              

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