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Motueka Library                              

Date and Time Event Description
Last Monday of the month, 3.30pm-5.00pm Building Bricks Club Make amazing building blocks 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, 11.00am-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.

Friday 23 August, 11.00am-12.00pm Chocolate and Nuts Join us for tastings, conversation and fun foodie facts about chocolate and nuts. Koha appreciated. All welcome.
Friday 23 August - Friday 30 August Poetry Creation Station Celebrate NZ National Poetry Day by writing a poem at our Poetry Creation Station! Free. All ages welcome.
Monday 2 September, 5.30pm-6.30pm Tai Chi Taster Enjoy an introduction to the Chinese mindful art of Tai Chi with Christie of Sing Ong Tai Chi Motueka. Koha appreciated. All welcome.
Tuesday 3 September, 11.00am and 2.00pm Ten Reasons to Visit Your Library Drop in and see what we have to offer you! Lynda.com is a free online learning database you can access and use when you become a library member. Stop by your library and we'll show you how. Free.
Tuesday 10 September, 11.00am Te wiki o te reo Māori: Music performance Listen to a special performance of Māori action songs and kapa haka by Parklands School children and Maihi Barber in celebration of te wiki o te reo Māori. Free. All welcome.
Wednesday 25 September, 10.00am-10.45am The Weka Story Join Flo from the Department of Conservation for the Weka Story! Find out all about the mischevous bird that is also our mascot for 1000 Books Before School. Free.
Wednesday 16 October, 6.00pm Making Movies With Stef Harris Want to know how an international award-winning movie is made in Motueka? Join film maker Stef Harris to find out what it took to make Blue Moon. Koha please.

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 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 19 August, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Bowel Screening Information Session Find out how a simple, free test can save your life with Programme Manager Claudia Teunissen. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 20 August - Tuesday 17 September

Youth Makers Market Workshops Turn your talents into income with a series of free workshops designed to give you the skills you need to run a successful market stall. For 9-18 year olds. Book on Eventbrite.

Tuesday 20 August, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Richmond Writing Group Join us for fun and relaxed writing with a friendly group of local scribblers, in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. It's free and everyone is welcome.

Tuesday 20 August, 5.30pm-6.30pm

How To Look At Art III 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.

Wednesday 21 August, 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 21 August, 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. It's free and everyone is welcome.

Thursday 22 August, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to TradeMe Learn how to buy and sell goods using TradeMe. To take part you need a current email address, email password and cellphone. Free. Booking essential, phone 03 543 8500.

Tuesday 27 August, 7.00pm

Movie Night! John Travolta in a fabulous white suit stars in this disco dancing classic of the 1970s. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 29 August, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to Online Research and DigitalNZ Learn what DigitalNZ is, how it works and how to search across digital collections. Free. Booking essential, phone 03 543 8500.

Thursday 29 August, 5.30pm

Book Launch: It Doesn't Take a War by Elizabeth Coleman Join us for the launch of Elizabeth Coleman's book It Doesn't Take a War: A Life Forever Changed by the Hyde Railway Crash. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 3 September, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Focus on the Environment: What on Earth is Climate Change? With Jenny Easton. How do greenhouse gases heat the Earth? Why does it matter? And what can we do about it? Find out with scientist Jenny Easton. It's free and everyone is welcome.

Thursday 5 September, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to Google Drive Find out what Google Drive is, what you can use it for, and how to use it. To take part you need a current email address and email password. Free. Booking essential, phone 03 543 8500.

Monday 9 September, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Focus on the Environment: Freshwater Fish with Trevor James Find out the latest discoveries of the cryptic creatures of Tasman's waterways with Trevor James. It's free and everyone is welcome.

Thursday 12 September, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to Photobooks Learn how to use the Vistaprint website to upload photos from your computer, and create and customise a photobook ready for printing. Free. Booking essential, phone 03 543 8500.

Thursday 12 September, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Focus on the Environment: Project Janszoon with Bruce Vander Lee Project Janszoon is a philanthropic conservation trust investing millions to restore the ecology of the Abel Tasman National Park. Find out about the work they do with Bruce Vander Lee. It's free and everyone is welcome.

Thursday 19 September, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to Chromebooks Learn how to use a Chromebook and about its online capabilities. To take part you need a current email address and email password. Free. Booking essential, phone 03 543 8500.

Thursday 19 September, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Focus on the Environment: Whio with Jason Malham Find out about whio, New Zealand's very special endemic blue duck, with Department of Conservation whio specialist Jason Malham. It's free and everyone is welcome.

Tuesday 24 September, 6.30pm

Focus on the Environment: Before The Flood Watch National Geographic documentary Before The Flood and accompany actor Leonardo DiCaprio as he meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 25 September, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Focus on the Environment: Extinction Rebellion with Jose G Cano What is Extinction Rebellion? Why do they exist, what do they think and what do they do? Find out with Jose G Cano. It's free and everyone is welcome.

Thursday 26 September, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Focus on the Environment: Kaitiakitanga with Renee Thomas Find out about Māori relationships to the land and kaitiakitanga with Renee Thomas. It's free and everyone is welcome.

Tuesday 8 October, 11.00am-2.00pm

Youth Makers Market Support our talented young artists, craftspeople and entrepreneurs by visiting Richmond's Youth Maker's Market at Richmond Town Hall, 9 Cambridge Street, Richmond. All welcome.

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.
Monday 29 July - Monday 19 August, 3.30pm-4.30pm Basic Coding With Scratch Learn basic computer coding using Scratch with Amanda Clarke. For 9-11 year olds. Cost: $20. Phone 03 525 0059 to book your spot.
Thursday 29 August - Thursday 19 September, 3.30pm-5.00pm Papier Mache Puppet Workshop Artists Anita Peters and Sarah Thomas guide children ages 8-13 in making a fabulous papier mache puppet. Cost: $20. Phone 03 525 0059 to book your spot.
Friday 13 September, 1.00pm-2.00pm Introduction to Mindfulness Find out about the science of mindfulness with Dan Antell. Koha appreciated. All welcome.
Friday 20 September, 11.00am-1.00pm Find Your Way With Menopause Michele Hart offers a safe space for you to share and investigate the many facets of menopause. Bookings essential. Phone 03 525 0059 to book your spot. Free.
Friday 20 September - Friday 4 October, 2.00pm-2.45pm Being Mindful With Dan Antell Relax into the weekend with a 45 minute mindfulness session with Dan Antell. Curious? Give it a go! Koha appreciated. All welcome.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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