What's On at Your Library

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

And don't forget to take a squizz at the fabulous Winter Wonderland School Holiday Programme!

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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.

Monday 1 July - Wednesday 31 July Icy Winter Surprise Reads Discover new authors and exciting tales with our incognito Icy Winter Surprise reads. Pick one up today! Free.
Monday 8 July - Saturday 20 July Winter Book Sale Pre-loved library books for sale at bargain prices, for children and adults.
Monday 22 July, 10.00am-12.00pm Art Workshop - Pointillism Learn about Pointillism and the major pointillist artists with Marion Painter. Bring coloured pencils or felt-tips. Cost: $10. Bookings essential.
Wednesday 24 July, 11.30am-12.30pm Opportunities Beyond School - The Big OE Amanda Cuff from helloworld travel Richmond presents information about planning an OE and taking a Gap year in the Motueka High School hall. Free.
Thursday 25 July, 10.00am-11.30am Egyptian End of Life Ritual Sue Clark talks about Egyptian end of life rituals - mummies, Gods and death customs. Free. All welcome.
Friday 26 July, 11.00am-12.00pm Comfort Foods What tempts your taste buds in winter? Join us for tastings, conversation and fun foodie facts about winter comfort foods. Koha.
Monday 29 July, 10.00am-12.00pm Art Workshop - Five Shades of Grey Learn tips for improving your drawing with the use of tone with Marian Painter. Bring paper, pencils and eraser. Cost: $10. Bookings essential.
Thursday 1 August, 3.45pm-4.45pm Author and Illustrator Talk: Carol Duffy and Bailey O'Malley Join us to hear about It's Time To Go, a children's book about native New Zealand Birds by Carol Duffy, illustrated by Bailey O'Malley. Cash book sales available $18.

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.
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.

Friday 19 July - Sunday 21 July

Winter Book Sale Nab a pre-loved DVD, book or magazine in exchange for your spare change at our fabulous three day Winter Book Sale!

Wednesday 24 July, 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 25 July, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to Photobooks Learn how to use the Vistaprint website to upload photos from your computer, and create and customise a photobook ready for printing. Free. Booking essential, phone 03 543 8500.

Monday 29 July, 7.00pm

Movie Night! A 1982 Australian outback classic based on a well known Banjo Paterson poem. Stars Kirk Douglas and Sigrid Thornton (and many beautiful horses) in a thrilling romantic drama.

Monday 29 July - Monday 2 September, 3.30pm-5.00pm

Richmond Robotics: Term 3 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.

Thursday 1 August, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to Facebook Learn how to create and use a Facebook account. To take part you need a current email address and email password. Free. Booking essential, phone 03 543 8500.

Thursday 8 August, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to Google Drive Find out what Google Drive is, what you can use it for, and how to use it. To take part you need a current email address and email password. Free. Booking essential, phone 03 543 8500.

Thursday 15 August, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to Google and the Internet Learn how to use Google to find information on the internet. Free. Booking essential, phone 03 543 8500.

Tuesday 20 August, 5.30pm-6.30pm

How To Look At Art III The Suter Art Gallery Curator Sarah McClintock brings in a surprise item from The Suter's collection and guides you through the who, where, why, how, what of it. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 21 August, 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.

Thursday 22 August, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to TradeMe Learn how to buy and sell goods using TradeMe. To take part you need a current email address, email password and cellphone. Free. Booking essential, phone 03 543 8500.

Thursday 29 August, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to Online Research and DigitalNZ Learn what DigitalNZ is, how it works and how to search across digital collections. Free. Booking essential, phone 03 543 8500.

Thursday 5 September, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to Google Drive Find out what Google Drive is, what you can use it for, and how to use it. To take part you need a current email address and email password. Free. Booking essential, phone 03 543 8500.

Thursday 12 September, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to Photobooks Learn how to use the Vistaprint website to upload photos from your computer, and create and customise a photobook ready for printing. Free. Booking essential, phone 03 543 8500.

Thursday 19 September, 10.00am-12.00pm

Computer class: Introduction to Chromebooks Learn how to use a Chromebook and about its online capabilities. To take part you need a current email address and email password. Free. Booking essential, phone 03 543 8500.

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.

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 29 July - Monday 19 August, 3.30pm-4.30pm Basic Coding With Scratch Learn basic computer coding using Scratch with Amanda Clarke. For 9-11 year olds. Cost: $20. Phone 03 525 0059 to book your spot.
Saturday 10 August, 10.30am-11.15am The Magnificent Mr Shapes Mr Shapes transports you into the realm of dragons, wizards and fairies, pirates and octopi with his wondrous tales! For ages 4+. Koha appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                          

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