What's On at Your Library

Find out what's happening when at your local library.

Delve into our incredible range of events for Word Feast, taking place at your library throughout October.

For more details contact us.

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.

Monday 2 September - Thursday 31 October I Spy ... reading challenge At last! A reading challenge for all ages. Good for kids, good for adults, great for everyone in between. Pick up your I Spy ... participation card at your library and expand your reading horizons! Free. All welcome.
Friday 15 November, 7.00pm Book Launch - Hunter of Beauty Join us for the book launch of local Motueka photographer Grant Douglas' book Hunter of Beauty. Cash book sales available for $65. Light refreshments provided. All welcome.
Friday 25 October, 11.00am-12.00pm Baking and Biscuits There's nothing better than the aroma of home baking wafting though the home. Join us for tastings, conversation and facts. Swap and share recipes. Koha.
Thursday 19 December, 10.00am-11.00am Christmas Makerspace Join us for stories and fun Christmas crafts suitable for the whole family. Preschoolers, please bring an adult. Free.
Thursday 9 January, 10.00am-11.30am Summer Craft Makerspace Everyone is invited to take our fabulous collection of craft materials and make something fabulous to take home. Preschoolers, please bring an adult. Free.
Tuesday 14 January, 11.00am-12.00pm Book Chat Book-loving 8-12 year olds - join us for book talk, new books, fun diversions and snacks! Bring a friend. Free.
Thursday 16 January, 10.00am-11.30am Techy Time Drop-in to play with our Ozobots, 3Doodler pens, Bluebots, Makedo and LEGO. Suitable for ages 7+. Free.
Tuesday 21 January, 10.30am-12.00pm Outdoor Summer Picnic Join us for a summer picnic in Memorial Park next to Motueka Library, Box of Birds puppet show by Birdlife Productions and more! Free. All welcome.
Thursday 23 January, 11.00am-12.00pm Book Chat Book-loving 8-12 year olds - join us for book talk, new books, fun diversions and snacks! Bring a friend. Free.
3-31 January, during opening hours Summer Scorcher Surprise Reads With a sense of adventure, discover new genres and authors with our paper-wrapped mystery reads. Issue to your library card and return for more surprise reads once you've finished reading. Free.
Thursday 30 January, 10.00am-11.30am Summer Craft Makerspace Everyone is invited to take our fabulous collection of craft materials and make something fabulous to take home. Preschoolers, please bring an adult. Free.
4, 5, 7 February, during opening hours Board Games Galore Drop in with family or friends and play one of our board games in the Children's Area. It's free and everyone is welcome.

Murchison Library

Date and Time Event Description
Monday 2 September - Thursday 31 October I Spy ... reading challenge At last! A reading challenge for all ages. Good for kids, good for adults, great for everyone in between. Pick up your I Spy ... participation card at your library and expand your reading horizons! Free. All welcome.

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.
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.
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 2 September - Thursday 31 October

I Spy ... reading challenge At last! A reading challenge for all ages. Good for kids, good for adults, great for everyone in between. Pick up your I Spy ... participation card at your library and expand your reading horizons! Free. All welcome.

Thursday 17 October, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to Google Drive Find out about Google's file storage service which allows you to store files in the cloud and much more. Free. Booking essential.

Monday 21 October, 7.00pm

Movie Night! Watch a 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly in a voyeuristic drama featuring a very suspicious chain of events! Free. Booking essential.

Wednesday 23 October, 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 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.

Friday 25 October - Friday 1 November

Book Sale! Come spend your pennies at a massive book sale with cancelled books, CDs, DVDs and magazines from Motueka, Murchison, Takaka and Richmond libraries.
Thursday 31 October, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer class: Introduction to Chromebooks Learn how to use a Chromebook and its online capabilities. Free. Booking essential.
Saturday 2 November, 11.00am-12.00pm Bliss Balls for Kids! Kids are invited to join us on the Webby Way lawn outside the library during the First taste Festival making delicious bliss balls - a healthy snack made from nuts, dried fruit, coconut and honey. Free.
Monday 4 November, 10.00am-12.00pm Christmas gifts: Gold-dipped, marbled mugs Give your loved-ones handmade gifts this year. In this workshop take plain white mugs and transform them with gold and enamel. Contact Richmond Library to book your spot. $5 per mug.
Thursday 7 November, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer class: Introduction to Photobooks Learn how to create a photobook using Vistaprint and get your photobook ready for printing. Free. Booking essential.
Thursday 7 November, 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.
Saturday 9 November, 10.00am-12.00pm Reflexology for Self-Care with Liz van Beek Learn simple, relaxing techniques for self-care with Clinical Reflexologist Liz van Beek. Free. All welcome. Bookings not required.
Thursday 14 November, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer class: Introduction to Photobooks Learn how to create a photobook using Vistaprint and get your photobook ready for printing. Free. Booking essential.
Monday 18 November, 7.00pm Movie Night! Join us for a free classic film. Tonight's film features Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in one of the most enjoyable romantic comedies of all time. Free. Bookings essential. Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot.
Tuesday 19 November, 1.00pm-2.00pm Author Talk - Karen Stade Local historian and publisher of Pasta, Prayers and Promise: The Story of Nelson's Italian Community, 1860-2014 talks about her new book Driven By The Wind: The Memoir of Captain Henry Rose. Free.
Tuesday 19 November, 2.00pm-3.00pm Richmond Writing Group Enjoy creative writing exercises in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment. Free. All welcome.
Wednesday 19 November, 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 28 November, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer class: Introduction to Ancestry Want to start on your family history research journey? Learn tips for effective searching on Ancestry.com. Free. Booking essential.
Thursday 5 December, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer class: Introduction to Ancestry Want to start on your family history research journey? Learn tips for effective searching on Ancestry.com. Free. Booking essential.
Thursday 5 December, 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.
Thursday 12 December, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer class: Introduction to Online Research Find out how to use DigitalNZ to search across digital collections and find, share and use digital material. Free. Booking essential.

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 2 September - Thursday 31 October I Spy ... reading challenge At last! A reading challenge for all ages. Good for kids, good for adults, great for everyone in between. Pick up your I Spy ... participation card at your library and expand your reading horizons! Free. All welcome.
Tuesday 24 December, 10.30am-11.30am Christmas Storytime Relax with stories and Christmas wonder, and make a special Christmas cracker to take home for Christmas day. For ages 4+. Free.
Wednesday 22 January, 1.00pm-1.30pm Puppet Show - Box of Birds Birdlife Productions present a wonderful puppet show - Box of Birds, a puppet show for the very young. Suitable for 3-5 year olds with their caregiver. Free

                                      

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