What's On at Your Library 

At Covid-19 Alert Level 1, all events can take place at the library. We will update this page if alert levels change so you know what's happening. If in doubt, please contact the library.

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Motueka Library                                                                

Date and Time Event Description

Last Monday of the month, 3.30pm-5.00pm

(excluding statutory holidays)

Building Bricks Club Make amazing building blocks creations at the library with local experts. For children age 7+. Free.

Every Wednesday, 1.30pm-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 Friday 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.

22 February - 31 March Take & Make Book Lovers Notebook Collect your kit from the library and then decorate, list, note and create. It's a perfect little artsy journal for those on the go. For book lovers of all ages. Free.
Saturday 20 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Celebrating Cultures Workshop Join us for a fun intergenerational workshop celebrating different nationalities. There will be a quiz, crafts, people to meet, and a world to discover. 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.

Every Wednesday, 11.30am-12.30pm

JP in the Library

If you have any important documents that need signing, pop on down to Richmond Library. A JP will be present to witness your documents, certify copies and much more. Free. All welcome.

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, 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Book Group A chance for adults to talk about what they've enjoyed reading and to hear about what other people have been reading. Free.

Fridays 12 February - 12 March, 3.45pm-5.45pm

D20 Perspective: Term 1 D20 Perspective is for 10-16 year olds who would like to experience the popular role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. Phone 543 8500, or speak to a library staff member, to book your spot. Free.

Mondays 22 February - 22 March, 3.30-5.00pm

Richmond Robotics: Term 1

A fun, hands-on technology programme for young people aged 9-13 keen to learn about coding and SmartBots. Book your spot here.

Tuesday 23 February, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Law for Lunch: Residential Tenancies Are you a residential tenant? Kaye Lawrence from Nelson Bays Community Law Service can guide you through your legal rights and responsibilities.  On February 11 some important change to the Residential Tenancies Act came in to force. Make sure you know what they are. Free. All welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Monday 1 March, 6.00pm

DocFest: Annie Liebovitz - Life Through a Lens Annie Liebovitz has produced some of the most iconic images of the last 30 years and is our most influential woman photographer. Don't miss this fascinating documentary about her work and life. Free. All welcome. Phone 543 8500, email library@tasman.govt.nz, or speak to a library staff member, to book your spot. 

Tuesday 2 March, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Law for Lunch: Wills Have you sorted out your will yet? Kaye Lawrence from Nelson Bays Community Law Service can answer your questions relating to wills. Free. All welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Monday 8 March, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Photobooks Want to learn how to make a photobook online? We can show you how! Learn about the Vistaprint website, how to upload photos from your computer and more. Free. Book your spot at Richmond Library. Ph 03 543 8500.

Tuesday 9 March, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Law for Lunch: Trusts Do you have a trust, are you a trustee, or are you thinking of setting up a trust? Make sure you know your rights and responsibilities. Kaye Lawrence from Nelson Bays Community Law Service can answer your questions relating to trusts. Free. All welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Tuesday 16 March, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Facebook Learn how to set up a Facebook account, post to your wall, accept and send friend requests ... and more! Free. Book your spot at Richmond Library. Ph 03 543 8500.

Monday 22 March, 7.00pm

Movie Night! The Bishop's Wife An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. Join us for this classic 1947 film starring Cary Grant and Loretta Young. Free. Phone 543 8500 to book your spot, or email library@tasman.govt.nz.

Friday 26 March, 10.30am-12.00pm

Family History Friday Just starting your family tree or having trouble finding your ancestors? Drop in to the Research Room at Richmond Library for specialist advice. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 23 March, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Photobooks Want to learn how to make a photobook online? We can show you how! Learn about the Vistaprint website, how to upload photos from your computer and more. Free. Book your spot at Richmond Library. Ph 03 543 8500.

Tuesday 30 March, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: TradeMe Learn how to buy and sell goods online using TradeMe. You'll learn how to create a TradeMe account, browse TradeMe to locate items of interest and more! Free. Book your spot at Richmond Library. Ph 03 543 8500.

Wednesday 21 April, 10.00am-12.00pm

Youth Market Workshop Calling all young artists, craftspeople or bakers - turn your talents into income! Learn how to run a market stall at this fun workshop. For 9-15 year olds. Free.

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.

Tuesdays 16 February - 30 March, 3.30pm-4.30pm

Bricks in the Bay

Local brick enthusiast Jennifer Jackson sets creative brick challenges for kids age 6-9. Perfect for kids who love Lego! Cost: $10. Bookings essential, phone 03 525 0059.

Tuesday 16 March, 2.00pm

Geoff Rennison: The Hippie Years in Totaranui Geoff talks about his hippie years at Totaranui - and how a small team of staff created a revolution in Green management. Join us for this fascinating local history talk. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 23 March, 2.00pm

Warwick Briggs: Discovering The Dragon's Teeth Warwick presents a slideshow and talk on The Dragon's Teeth - the horror country between Boulder Lake, Adelaide Tarn and Lonely Lake. Join us for this fascinating local history talk. Free. All welcome.
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