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

Our school holiday programmes are listed in our Featured Events section.

For more details contact us.

Motueka Library

Date and Time Event Description
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.
Every second Wednesday (from 13 June), 1.30pm - 3.00pm Craft and Yarn Bring your craft project to the library and work on it in a relaxed sociable atmosphere. Free.
Friday mornings during term time, 10.00am - 10.30am Tiny Tots Action rhymes, music and stories for children 2 years and younger. 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 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.

2nd Monday of the month, 11.00am - 12.30pm Garden Gurus

Socialise with other gardeners, browse the library's gardening books, listen to guest speakers or visit local gardens. Different activity each month.

Saturday 15 September, 10:30am-11.15am Play Reading - James and The Giant Peach Celebrate NZ Theatre Month with a reading of the play James and The Giant Peach by the Nelson Repertory Theatre. Suitable for children. Free.
Thursday 20 September, 12.00pm-2.00pm HerStory: The Suffrage Petition of 1892 More than 17,000 New Zealand women signed the Suffrage Petition of 1892. Was an ancestor of yours one of them? Find out! Free.
Friday 21 September, 11.15am-12.15pm HerStory: Eileen Stewart on Sarah Greenwood Local historian Eileen Stewart talks about local pioneer woman Sarah Greenwood who immigrated to New Zealand in 1843. Light refreshments available. Free.
24 September - 19 October Haiku Poetry Competition for Everyone Celebrate nature when you write a haiku poem and then enter our Haiku Poetry Competition. Open to all ages. Entries due by 5.00pm, Friday 19 October. Free.
Wednesday 26 September, 11.00am-12.00pm HerStory: Tales of Suffrage Brought To Life Storm Nathan speaks about New Zealand's suffrage campaign and New Zealand's prominent pioneering suffragists and how their work changed life for women in New Zealand and Tasman. Free.
Friday 28 September, 11.00am-12.00pm Spicy Spices - Tastings and Recipe Swap Join us for fun, tastings and tips on creating delicious recipes using aromatic spices. Koha.
1 October - 19 October Spring Book Sale Pre-loved library books for sale at bargain prices. Adult books $1, children's books 50c. During usual opening hours.
1 October - 31 October Spring Escape Surprise Reads Try our surprise reads, discover new authors and find yourself in delightful settings.
Friday 26 October, 11.00am-12.00pm Asian Flavours - Tastings and Recipe Swap Join us for fun, tastings and tips on creating delicious recipes using authentic Asian flavours. Koha.

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, 2.00pm-3.00pm Richmond Writing Group Write, and talk about writing. 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.
3rd Wednesday of the month, 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.

1st Thursday of the month,

5.15pm - 6.45pm

Meet and Geek For fans of boardgames, comics, anime, sci-fi, fantasy and more. A social group for 16+. Free.

Mondays 3-24 September

3.30pm-4.30pm

Techy Time After School Programme Join our September after school programme and learn through play with various Bots, STEAM kits, 3Doodler pens and good old LEGO. Free. Register on Eventbrite.10.00

Tuesday 18 September

1.00pm-2.00pm

Author talk - Panni Palasti Poet and author of Budapest Girl: An Immigrant Confronts the Past, Panni Palasti, will speak of her childhood in World War II Hungary and the challenges and rewards of writing a memoir. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 18 September

2.00pm-3.00pm

Richmond Writing Group Discussion or writing with the Richmond Writing Group - a group for people interested in writing. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 25 September

7.00pm-9.00pm

Movie Night! Join us for a 1950s romantic comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and John Lemmon. Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot. Free.

Thursday 27 September

12.00pm-1.00pm

Adventures and Heartbreak - Tasman Women in the 1850s  Storm Nathan talks about the adventures and heartbreak experienced by pioneering Tasman women of the 1850s. Free. All welcome.

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.
Every Thursday afternoon, 1.00pm - 2.30pm Get Crafty Cosy up with other crafters for a creative hour or two in our sunny corner. Free.
Every Thursday morning, 10.00am - 12.00noon Word Games Get your brain into gear for a fun morning of brain gymnastics. Free.
Tuesday mornings 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.
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