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 programme events 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.

Monday 9 July - Saturday 28 July Winter Book Sale Pre-loved library books at bargain prices, for adults and children. During usual opening hours.
Friday 27 July, 11.00am - 12.00pm Winter Comfort Food Join us for tastings and share tips on creating delicious winter recipes. Enjoy connecting with other like-minded cooks and bakers and take recipes home. Koha.
Tuesday 31 July, 11.00am - 12.00pm Wedding Planning for Couples Join Terri Everett, wedding consultant, celebrant and chauffeur, for an inspired look into planning this significant life step. Free.
Thursday 2 August, 10.00am - 12.00pm Art Workshop - Colour Harmony Artist Nicole Russell helps you understand the importance of colour so you can take your painting to the next level. Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot. $10.
Wednesday 8 August, 11.30am-12.30pm Opportunities Beyond School - Flatting Cliff Satherley (Ray White) talks about renting and flatting for school leavers - who to flat with, the expenses involved and how to look after your flat. Venue: Motueka High School Hall. Free.
Wednesday 8 August, 2.00pm - 3.00pm Eating Right For Your Body Type Nutritionist Sarah La Touche discusses eating right for your body type. Discover what foods work for your body type, and how to maintain your optimum weight and ell being. Koha.
Wednesday 15 August, 11.30am - 12.30pm Opportunities Beyond School - Lynda.com Find out about Lynda.com - a free online database with a huge variety of courses and tutorials on technology, creative and business skills. Bring your Tasman District Libraries library card. Venue: Motueka High School Library. Free.
Monday 20 August, 10.00am-12.00pm Art Workshop - Paper Mosaics Marian Painter shows you how to make a paper mosaic. Learn new art skills and rejuvenate your arty side. Phone Motueka Library 03 528 1047 to book your spot. $10.
Wednesday 22 August, 11.30am - 12.30pm Opportunities Beyond School - Careers Nigel Rukuwhai (AMP Insurance) and Glyn Lewis-Jones (Castle Trust) present a session on insurance as a career choice. Venue: Motueka High School Hall. Free.
Tuesday 28 August, 11.00am - 12.00pm Pet Memorials Terri Everett presents ideas on how you cn celebrate your pet companion when you have to deal with the difficult task of saying goodbye. Free.
Thursday 30 August, 11.00am - 12.00pm Colour Your Life Sandra Quiggan discusses how colour affects us, how colour reflects our personalities and how we can use colour to achieve goals; and Janine Gillions provides snippets on the history of colour. Free.

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.
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.
1.00pm-3.00pm, Tuesday 17 July Amy Groome and Richmond Writing Group Ex-High School English teacher Amy Groome makes writing fun, 1.00pm-2.00pm, then from 2.00pm-3.00pm, join the Richmond Writing Group for writing and/or discussion. Free.
10.00am-12.00pm, Thursday 19 July Learn internet basics Learn how to access the web and use Google for finding information on the internet. Free. Book here.
12.00pm-1.00pm, Tuesday 24 July Planning for retirement Set goals for retirement with Nelson Budgeting Service. Free.
3.00pm-4.00pm, Tuesday 24 July How to have a great night's sleep Nutritionist, Sarah La Touche, gives tips and tricks for getting a great night's sleep. Free.
3.00pm-4.00pm, Wednesday 25 July Get started writing your life story Age Concern gets you started thinking about, and writing, your life memories. Free. Phone 03 543 8500 to book.
10.00am-12.00pm, Thursday 26 July Learn how to use TradeMe Learn how to buy and sell online using TradeMe. Free. Book here.
12.00pm-1.00pm, Thursday 26 July Get started writing your will Get started writing your will with Julia O'Connor from Nelson Bays Community Law Service. Free.
12.00pm-1.00pm, Tuesday 31 July Prepare to buy your first home Start thinking about what you need to do to buy your first home with Nelson Budgeting Service. Free.
7.00pm-9.00pm, Tuesday 31 July Movie Night Watch a 1967 Robert Redford and Paul Newman PG movie set in the Wild American West - with train robberies, comedy and adventure! Free. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.
3.00pm-4.00pm, Wednesday 1 August Taking care of your mental health Health Action Trust gives some great tips and tricks for looking after your mental health. Free.
10.00am-12.00pm, Thursday 2 August Trace your military ancestors Learn how to locate military records for New Zealand, UK and Australia using both free genealogy websites and subscription databases. Free. Book here.
3.00pm-4.00pm, Wednesday 8 August Get started learning te reo Maori Start learning - or brush up on - your Maori language skills with Te Ataarangi - it's fun and it's free! Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.
10.00am-12.00pm, Thursday 9 August Organise your photos into photo books Learn how to use Vistaprint website, upload photos from your computer, and create and customise a photo book for printing. Free. Book here.
5.30pm-6.30pm, Thursday 9 August Get started learning yoga Anna Timms from Eternally Yoga introduces you to yoga for every body. Free. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.
10.00am-12.00pm, Thursday 16 August Search historic NZ newspapers Access and search Papers Past - which contains digitised pages from 19th and early 20th century New Zealand newspapers and are a great source of information for local researchers. Free. Book here.
3.00pm-4.00pm, Wednesday 22 August Gain tools for embracing change Jamila Knopp from Turning Point gives great guidance on embracing - and even enjoying - change in your life. Free.
10.00am-12.00pm, Thursday 23 August Learn how to use Facebook Learn how to use Facebook and stay connected with friends and family online. Free. Book here.

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.
Friday 20 July, 1.00-2.00pm A Cycle Adventure in Japan Join Gaylene Wilkinson on a cycle adventure around Hokkaido and along the ancient paths of the Japanese Alps.
Friday 27 July, 1.00-2.00pm Learn about 3D Printing Find out about 3D printing and where this technology may go in the future with Golden Bay local, Oscar.
Friday 3 August, 1.00pm-2.00pm HerStory - Joyce Wylie and Minty Henderson Celebrate Suffrage 125 with a talk by Joyce Wylie and her mum Minty Henderson about being part of four generations of farming women. Koha.
Friday 10 August, 1.00pm-2.00pm HerStory - Jane Baird Celebrate Suffrage 125 with a talk by Jane Baird, who recalls a long and varied life in Golden Bay doing everything from skinning possums to working on the telephone exchange. Koha.
Friday 17 August, 1.00pm-2.00pm HerStory - Tessa Gillooly Celebrate Suffrage 125 with a talk by Tessa Gillolly, who reminisces about the trio of Collingwood midwives who are a proud part of Tessa's family history. Koha.
Friday 24 August, 1.00pm-2.00pm HerStory - Lois Benjamin Celebrate Suffrage 125 with a talk by Lois Benjamin about life at Kahurangi Lighthouse - where she lived with her five siblings while her parents were the last lighthouse keepers. Koha.
Friday 31 August, 1.00pm-2.00pm HerStory - Lynn Rain Celebrate Suffrage 125 with a talk by Lynn Rain about women's position in society during the nineteenth century, leading up to the franchise bill. Koha.
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