What's On at Your Library

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For more details about any of our events contact us.

Motueka Library                                                                    

Regular events (only at Level 1)

Date and Time Event Description

2nd Monday of the month, 10.30am-12.00pm

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

Fourth Monday of the month, 3.30pm-5.00pm

(excluding public holidays)

Building Bricks Club Make amazing building blocks creations at the library with local experts. For children age 7+. Free. Dates for 2021 are: 24th May, 28th June, 26th July, 23rd August, 27th September, 1st November, 22nd November

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.

Every Thursday, 11.00am-1.00pm

Digi Drop-In

A free digital drop-in service where anyone can come and ask any questions about their digital devices, software and online services. Free. Book a Digi Drop-In ... From Home session during Levels 2,3 & 4.

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.

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 Friday during term time, 10.00am-10.30am

Tiny Tots

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

Every Friday, 11.30am-12.30pm

Kapa Kōrero

Nau mai haere mai! Connect with others and practice te reo Māori in a relaxed setting. All levels welcome and encouraged to join in. Free.

Every Friday, 4.00pm-6.00pm 

Magic MTG

Discover Magic the Gathering, a collectible and digital collectible card game which involves chance, strategy and skill. Designed for 15-20 year olds. Free.

One-off events (at Levels 1 & 2)

Date and Time Event Description
1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge Here is the epic reading challenge for adults you have been waiting for! Read authors A to Z in one year - yep, that's 26 authors in 52 weeks, or one author every two weeks. Win prizes, have fun, discover new authors and read your way A to Z. Pick up your reading log from your library any time from 1 July onwards.
Friday 1 October - Saturday 30 October Take & Make: Provence Self-Care Kit Collect your free Provence Self-Care kit to inspire and enhance your well-being as we acknowledge Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. Reduce anxiety with meditative, calming activities.
Monday 11 - Friday 16 October Take & Make: Spring Puzzle Art

Celebrate Spring with a fun take-home craft pack. Decorate a Spring picture for your wall, use the puzzle pieces to create leaves on the tree, add some fluff to the lambs, and test your brain with a word search. Designed with kids in mind. Free.

Monday 18 - Saturday 30 October Take & Make: Kōwhai Kit

We are celebrating gardening and native trees with kōwhai grow kits. Your kōwhai Take & Make kit will contain an Easi Grow seedling pot, a peat pellet, kōwhai seeds, a plant label and facts about kōwhai. Free.

Tuesday 26 October - Tuesday 30 November Take & Make: Historical Postcards

Each kit will contain a postcard, decorative papers, pictures and fast facts about the specific historical theme. It's a creative, relaxing activity taking you back in time to another era. Designed with adults in mind. One kit per person while stocks last. Free.

Thursday 28 October, 2.00pm-3.30pm Zoom Workshop Whether you are an absolute novice, a beginner, or just want to get a bit more confident using Zoom, book in to our free workshop. Contact Motueka Library, phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot. Free.
Thursday 4 November, 11.00am-1.00pm Appy Hour Digi Drop-In this week is all about apps. If you want any tips, tricks or even just to find out how to install an app on your device, come along to this themed Digi Drop-In. Free.
Thursday 9 December, 11.00am-1.00pm e-Books and e-Audio Books Digi Drop-In this week is all about e-Books and e-Audio books. Come along to this themed Digi Drop-In to find out tips and tricks on how to download the apps, and search for and listen to books. Free.

Murchison Library                                                                    

Date and Time Event Description
First Friday of every month, 1.30pm-3.30pm Friday Digi Drop-In (only at Level 1) A free digital drop-in service where anyone can come and ask any questions about their digital devices, software and online services. Free. Book a Digi Drop-In ... From Home session during Levels 2,3 & 4.
Third Thursday of every month, 10.30am-12.00pm [commencing 16 September] Thursday Digi Drop-In (Only at Level 1) Commencing 16 September, Digi Drop-In will also be available on every third Thursday of the month at Murchison Library. Free. Book a Digi Drop-In ... From Home session during Levels 2,3 & 4.
1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (at Levels 1 & 2) Here is the epic reading challenge for adults you have been waiting for! Read authors A to Z in one year - yep, that's 26 authors in 52 weeks, or one author every two weeks. Win prizes, have fun, discover new authors and read your way A to Z. Pick up your reading log from your library any time from 1 July onwards.
Monday 18 - Friday 22 October Take & Make: Signs and Symbols It's the International Day of Air Traffic Controllers this week! It's exciting because this day reminds us of signs, symbols, semaphores, morse code and all sorts of other kinds of non-verbal communication. Pick up your free signs and symbols kit this week. Designed with adults in mind. Free. Available while stocks last.
Thursday 21 October, 1.30pm-3.00pm Zoom Workshop Whether you are an absolute novice, a beginner, or just want to get a bit more confident using Zoom, book in to our free workshop. Contact Murchison Library, phone 03 523 1013 to book your spot. Free.

Richmond Library                                                            

Regular events (only at Level 1)

Date and time Event  Description

Every Monday, 10.00am-11.00am 

Kapa Kōrero

Nau mai haere mai! Connect with others and practice te reo Māori in a relaxed setting. All levels welcome and encouraged to join in. Free.

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.

Every Tuesday, 11.00am-1.00pm 

Digi Drop-In

A free digital drop-in service where anyone can come and ask any questions about their digital devices, software and online services. Free. Book a Digi Drop-In ... From Home session during Levels 2,3 & 4.

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, 11.30am-12.30pm

JP in the Library

If you have any important documents that need signing, pop on down to Richmond Library. A JP will be present to witness your documents, certify copies and much more. 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

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

4th Wednesday of the month, 10.30am-11.30am

Alzheimer's and Dementia Information This is an opportunity to ask questions, find out information and discuss anything relating to Alzheimer's or Dementia with a representative from Alzheimer's New Zealand. Free. All welcome.

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.

The last Friday of the month, 10.30am-12.00pm (excl December)

Family History Friday Working on your family tree? Drop in to our Research Room to explore our local and family history resources with the assistance of specialist library staff. Free.

One-off events (taking place at Level 1 & 2)

Date and time Event  Description
1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge Here is the epic reading challenge for adults you have been waiting for! Read authors A to Z in one year - yep, that's 26 authors in 52 weeks, or one author every two weeks. Win prizes, have fun, discover new authors and read your way A to Z. Pick up your reading log from your library any time from 1 July onwards.
Monday 11 - Sunday 17 October Take & Make: Cute Carle-esque Caterpillar This simple craft celebrates the iconic caterpillar from Eric Carle’s famous children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This is a great craft to do with small children. Free.
Monday 18 - Sunday 24 October Take & Make: Signs and Symbols It's the International Day of Air Traffic Controllers this week! It's exciting because this day reminds us of signs, symbols, semaphores, morse code and all sorts of other kinds of non-verbal communication. Pick up your free signs and symbols kit this week. Designed with adults in mind. Free.
Mondays, 1 November - 6 December, 3.30pm-5.00pm Richmond Robotics: Term 4 Richmond Robotics is an after-school club for kids aged 9 - 13 who are keen on coding, robotics and technology. There is a cost associated with this programme. Contact Richmond Library, 03 543 8500, for further information and to book your spot.
Tuesday 5 October, 11.00am-1.00pm Android Devices Digi Drop-In this week is all about Android devices. Come along to this themed Digi Drop-In to find out about tips and tricks on your Android device Free.
Wednesday 27 October, 2.00pm-3.30pm Zoom Workshop Whether you are an absolute novice, a beginner, or just want to get a bit more confident using Zoom, book in to our free workshop. Contact Richmond Library, phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot. Free.
Friday 29 October, 10.30am-12.00pm Family History Friday Working on your family tree? Drop in to our Research Room to explore our local and family history resources with the assistance of specialist library staff. Free.
Tuesday 2 November, 11.00am-1.00pm Appy Hour Digi Drop-In this week is all about apps. If you want any tips, tricks or even just to find out how to install an app on your device, come along to this themed Digi Drop-In. Free.
Friday 27 November Family History Friday Working on your family tree? Drop in to our Research Room to explore our local and family history resources with the assistance of specialist library staff. Free.
Thursday 9 December, 11.00am-1.00pm e-Books and e-Audio Books Digi Drop-In this week is all about e-Books and e-Audio books. Come along to this themed Digi Drop-In to find out tips and tricks on how to download the apps, and search for and listen to books. Free.

 

Tākaka Library                                                            

Regular events (only at Level 1)

Date and Time Event  Description

1st and 3rd Monday of every month, 11.00am-1.00pm

Digi Drop-In A free digital drop-in service where anyone can come and ask any questions about their digital devices, software and online services. Free. Book a Digi Drop-In ... From Home session during Levels 2,3 & 4.

Tuesdays during term time, 10.00am - 10.30am

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

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.

Every Friday, 2.00pm

Tākaka Library Knitting Group

Have you always wanted to learn how to knit? Or can you do the basics but would love to be able to do more complex patterns? Ann Balkind is here to help. Free.

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

Popcorn Turtles

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

One-off events (taking place at Levels 1 & 2)

Date and Time Event  Description
1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge Here is the epic reading challenge for adults you have been waiting for! Read authors A to Z in one year - yep, that's 26 authors in 52 weeks, or one author every two weeks. Win prizes, have fun, discover new authors and read your way A to Z. Pick up your reading log from your library any time from 1 July onwards.
Monday 11 - Friday 16 October Take & Make: Spring Puzzle Art Celebrate spring with a fun take-home craft pack. Decorate a Spring picture for your wall, use the puzzle pieces to create leaves on the tree, add some fluff to the lambs, and test your brain with a word search. Designed with kids in mind. Free.
Monday 18 October, 2.00pm-3.30pm Zoom Workshop Whether you are an absolute novice, a beginner, or just want to get a bit more confident using Zoom, book in to our free workshop. Contact Tākaka Library, phone 03 525 0059 to book your spot. Free.
Monday 25 - Saturday 30 October Take & Make: Signs and Symbols It's the International Day of Air Traffic Controllers this week! It's exciting because this day reminds us of signs, symbols, semaphores and all sorts of other kinds of non-verbal communication. Pick up your free signs and symbols kit this week. Designed with adults in mind. Free.
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