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Motueka Library

Date and Time Event Description

First Monday of the month

(Beginning in March 2020), 11.00am-12.00pm

Speed Dating With A Book Meet new books and introduce them to the group! You never know, you might meet your perfect literary match. Free.

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.
4th Friday of the month, 11.00am-12.00pm Lifestyle Group Discuss different lifestyle topics - home and garden, fitness, beauty, retirement, interior design hobbies and more! Free. All welcome.
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, 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.

Wednesday 26 February, 10.00am-12.00pm Creative Writing Workshop Gain tools and inspiration for creative writing with Swedish creative writing tutor Malin Bengtson. Phone 528 1047 to book your spot. Cost: $10.
Monday 2 March - Thursday 30 April Read Around The World Pick up your RATW passport and read four authors from four different countries to go in the draw to win a prize. It's fun and it's free!
Wednesday 4 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Metaphorical Language Workshop Discover how to make your writing stronger using metaphor, allegory and parable with Swedish creative writing tutor Malin Bengtson. Phone 528 1047 to book your spot. Cost: $10.
Wednesday 4 March, 3.30pm-4.45pm Teen Space 12-18 year olds are invited to our fabulous Teen Space - an opportunity to indulge in snacks, fun diversions, new book releases, and fun-times with other teens. Free.
Wednesday 4 March, 6.30pm-7.30pm Author talk: Journey of a Lifetime Phil Baker talks about his new book Journey of a Lifetime: The Life, Travels and Adventures of Phil and Margaret Baker. Book sales available, $30. All welcome.
Wednesday 11 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Play with Poetry Workshop Try out poetic genres and learn different ways to play with language with Swedish creative writing tutor Malin Bengston. Phone 528 1047 to book your spot. Cost: $10.
Wednesday 18 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Write Your Own Story Workshop Learn how to begin, and explore different entry point to writing, your own story with Swedish creative writing tutor Malin Bengston. Phone 528 1047 to book your spot. Cost: $10.
Thursday 26 March, 11.00am-12.00pm Our Time in Sri Lanka Joan and Peter Minchin talk about their amazing time spent in Sri Lanka and the wonderful cultural experiences they had while there. Free. All welcome.
Tuesday 31 March, 11.00am-12.00pm My Time In Madagascar John Croxford talks about his holiday in Madagascar and his wonderful cultural experience there. Free. All welcome.
Wednesday 1 - Thursday 30 April Cultural Surprise Reads Pick up surprise books about or set in other countries, travel yarns, books in translation and more wrapped in paper to camouflage their identities! Snaffle a surprise read and travel the world from the comfort of your armchair. Free.
Friday 3 April, 2.00pm-4.30pm Celebrating Different Nationalities Join us for a fun quiz and creative activities in this fun workshop for all ages celebrating Motueka's diverse community. Free. All welcome. Refreshments provided.
Wednesday 8 April, 3.30pm-4.45pm Teen Space 12-18 year olds are invited to our fabulous Teen Space - an opportunity to indulge in snacks, fun diversions, new book releases, and fun-times with other teens. Free.

Murchison Library

Date and time Event Description
Monday 2 March - Thursday 30 April Read Around The World Pick up your RATW passport and read four authors from four different countries to go in the draw to win a prize. It's fun and it's 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 10 February - Monday 19 March, 3.30pm-5.00pm Richmond Robotics: Term 1 A fun, hands-on technology programme for kids aged 8-13 keen to learn about SmartBots. Book here.
Thursday 27 February, 10.00am-12.00pm Photobooks Learn how to use the Vistaprint website to create and customise a photobook. Free. More information here.
Monday 2 March - Thursday 30 April Read Around The World Pick up your RATW passport and read four authors from four different countries to go in the draw to win a prize. It's fun and it's free!
Wednesday 4 March, 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.
Thursday 5 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Ancestry Learn tips for effective searching on Ancestry.com when researching your family history. Free. More information here.
Thursday 12 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Google and the Internet Learn how to use Google to find information on the internet. Free. More information here.
Tuesday 17 March, 1.00pm-2.00pm Author talk: Jessica Le Bas Award-winning poet Jessica Le Bas talks about What Makes Good Writing? in a fun, interactive workshop for adults.
Tuesday 17 March, 2.00pm-3.00pm Richmond Writing Group Join us for fun discussion and creative writing exercises with a group of positive and enthusiastic writers. It's free and everyone is welcome.
Thursday 19 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Digital banking Find out how to get started with online banking, avoid scams, and protect yourself online. Free. More information here.
Friday 20 March, 10.30am-12.00pm Family History Friday Get to know Ancestry.com and other family and local history resources in this free drop-in session taking place in Richmond Library's Research Room. All welcome.
Saturday 21 March, 11.30am-12.30pm Māori Place Names Find out how to pronounce Māori place names correctly with Āni Davey. You'll also discover the meanings of Māori place names. Koha (donation) appreciated. Book your spot on Eventfinda.
Thursday 26 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Photobooks Learn how to use the Vistaprint website to create and customise a photobook. Free. More information here.
Thursday 26 March, 5.00pm-6.30pm How To Make Friends With Your Mind Don't miss this introduction to Tibetan-Buddhist meditation techniques with Geshe Tharchin from the Chandrakirti Tibetan-Buddhist Meditation Centre. Free. All welcome.
Saturday 28 March, 11.30am-12.30pm Author talk: Christine Leunens Christine Leunens, author of the book Caging Skies which inspired Oscar-winning movie Jojo Rabbit, gives a free talk. Page & Blackmore Booksellers will be selling copies of Caging Skies. All welcome.
Tuesday 31 March, 7.00pm Movie Night! This month's movie stars Humphrey Bogart as a San Francisco private detective and Mary Astor as his femme fatale client. Don't miss this 1941 blockbuster! Free. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.
Monday 4 May - Monday 8 June, 3.30pm-5.00pm Richmond Robotics: Term 2 A fun, hands-on technology programme for kids aged 8-13 keen to learn about SmartBots. Book here.
Monday 27 July - Monday 31 August, 3.30pm-5.00pm Richmond Robotics: Term 3 A fun, hands-on technology programme for kids aged 8-13 keen to learn about SmartBots. Book here.
Monday 19 October - Monday 23 November Richmond Robotics: Term 4 A fun, hands-on technology programme for kids aged 8-13 keen to learn about SmartBots. Book here.

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.
Monday 2 March - Thursday 30 April Read Around The World Pick up your RATW passport and read four authors from four different countries to go in the draw to win a prize. It's fun and it's free!

                                                                                                                                                                                  

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