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

Check out our fabulously arty April School Holiday programme.

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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.

Monday 1 April - Tuesday 30 April Awesome Autumn Surprise Reads Discover new authors and exciting tales when you issue a wrapped library book (it's in disguise!). Free.
Monday 15 April - Tuesday 30 April Autumn Book Sale Snap up quality pre-loved library books at cheap as chips prices this Autumn!
Friday 26 April, 11.00am-12.00pm Jams and Marmalades Join us for tastings, conversation and fun facts about jams and marmalades. Free.
Monday 6 May, 3.30pm-4.30pm Sign Language Taster Learn basic sign language with Naomi Winslade to celebrate New Zealand Sign Language Week 2019. It's fun, informal and interactive. Free - all welcome.
Monday 6 May, 6.30pm-7.30pm Author Talk: Down The Bay by Philip Simpson Join us to hear ethnobotanist and renowned New Zealand author Philip Simpson talk about his new book Down The Bay: A Natural and Cultural History of Abel Tasman National Park. Cash book sales available, $79.99.
Wednesday 8 May, 11.30am-12.30pm Opportunities Beyond School - Managing Your Money We're joining Motueka High School Library to deliver talks for young people leaving school and the nest. In this talk, Glyn Lewis-Jones from Castle Trust talks about managing your money for the future. Venue: Motueka High School hall. Free.
Wednesday 8 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.
Wednesday 15 May, 11.30am-12.30pm Opportunities Beyond School: Travel We're joining Motueka High School Library to deliver talks for young people leaving school and the nest. In this talk, Amanda Cuff from HelloWorld Richmond talks about planning an OE and taking a Gap year.
Tuesday 21 May, 1.00pm-3.00pm Techy Time For Adults Join us for an adults-only techy time taster to celebrate Techweek 2019. Drop in and have fun with the library's mini robots, Ozobots and Bluebots. Free!
Wednesday 22 May, 11.00am Alpacas With Maracas - Storytime Join children from all over New Zealand and Australia in reading Alpacas With Maracas by Matt Cosgrove for National Simultaneous Storytime. Sing, dance and shake maracas! Free.
Wednesday 22 May, 11.30am-12.30pm Opportunities Beyond School: Work We're joining Motueka High School Library to deliver talks for young people leaving school and the nest. In this talk,Steve and Judy from Jester House talk about work skills, CVs, cover letters, dress code and WWOOFing. Free.
Wednesday 22 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.
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. Prizes to be won! All ages.

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.

Wednesday 24 April, 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.

Monday 29 April, 7.00pm

Movie Night! A 1968 film starring Mary Ure, Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton in which World War II commandos parachute behind enemy lines to rescue an American general from a Nazi fortress. PG. Free. Contact Richmond Library phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Thursday 2 May, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Law for Lunch: Wills and Trusts Trevor from Nelson Bays Community Law will reveal everything you need to know about Wills and Trusts. Do you need one? What should be in it? How much does it cost? and more. Free.

Thursday 9 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 9 May, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Law for Lunch: Tenancy Trevor from Nelson Bays Community Law will reveal everything you need to know about Tenancy. What are your rights and responsibilities? How do you solve a dispute with a landlord? and more. 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.

Wednesday 22 May, 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 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? and more. Free.

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? and more. Free.

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 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.

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.

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. Prizes to be won! All ages.

    

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