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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.

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.
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.

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. Exact dates here.
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, 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 Book Group A chance for adults to talk about what you've enjoyed reading and to hear about what other people have been reading. Free.

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.
Wednesday 30 October - Monday 16 December Scan Your Slides and Photos Give your slides and photos new life when you scan them in Richmond Library's Imaginarium. Convert your slides and photos to digital, easily, for free. Phone Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to find out more.
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 20 November, 5.30pm Book launch: From The Country To The Town Join us in celebrating the launch of the Nelson A&P Association's 125th anniversary commemorative book From The Country To The Town by Kirstan Robinson. Cash sales available, $35. All welcome. 
Tuesday 26 November, 5.30pm How To Look at Art IV Sarah McClintock, Curator and Collections Manager at the Suter Art Gallery in Nelson, bring a surprise item from the Suter's permanent collection for a show-and-tell session. Free. All 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 (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.
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.
Friday 15 November, 10.30am Book Launch - Ram On The Roof Local author Suzanne Clark launches her beautifully illustrated children's book Ram On The Roof. Free. Book sales available.
Friday 29 November, 1.00pm Three Mustered Steers Join us for a tirade of totally tasteless trivia in tribute to Tish. Stand-up as you've never known it with Robinos Manson, Geffros Rennison and Alanos Swafford. Free.
Tuesday 3 December, 10.00am-12.00pm Gold-dipped Marbled Mug Workshop Take a plain white mug and transform it into a beautiful gold-dipped, marbled one of a kind gift for someone special. $5 per mug. Phone 03 525 0059 to book your spot.
Tuesday 10 December, 1.00pm-2.30pm Spoken Word Workshop: Poetic Approach to Personal Stories Do you have a love of language and a desire to share your stories through spoken word? Join Nancy Fulford for the Poetic Approach to Personal Stories workshop. More information and bookings on eventbrite.
Tuesday 10 December, 3.00pm-4.30pm Spoken Word Workshop: Present Your Work With Flair Do you have a love of language and a desire to share your stories through spoken word? Join Nancy Fulford for the Present Your Work With Flair workshop. More information and bookings on eventbrite.
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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