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

For exciting activities for children over the Summer school holiday period, check out Summer School Holiday Fun!

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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, 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.

Friday 23 November, 11.00am-12.00pm Food on the Home Front Commemorate Armistice Day and find out about foods eaten on the Home Front during World War I. There will be ANZAC biscuits! Free. All welcome.
Thursday 29 November, 11.00am-12.00pm Author Talk - Ali Beasley Ali Beasley talks about her book Emilia's Colours and her experience parenting her daughter Emilia, who has Autism. Cash book sales available, $24. All welcome.
10 - 22 December, opening hours Children's Book Sale Purchase pre-loved children's library books for only 20 cents each.

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, 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.

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.

Thursday 15 November, 11.00am-2.00pm

Come Write In Calling all writers! Come Write In Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room, every Thursday throughout November for NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 20 November, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Author talk - Cliff Fell Award-winning poet and author Cliff Fell gives an inspiring talk about his published works and writing process. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 20 November, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Richmond Writing Group The Richmond Writing Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month for an author talk (see Cliff Fell's talk above), followed by writing or discussion. Everyone is welcome and it's free.

Tuesday 20 November, 7.00pm-9.00pm

Movie Night! Join us for a comedy set to blues music. Starring Aretha Franklin, Dan Akroyd and John Landis, this wonderful film follows the efforts of two musical brothers to stop the orphanage they grew up in from being closed down. Free. Bookings esential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot.

Thursday 22 November, 11.00am-2.00pm

Come Write In Calling all writers! Come Write In Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room, every Thursday throughout November for NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 27 November, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Author talk - Amy Hindley Published author Amy Hindley talks about her book Not a Leg to Stand On, and her journey through spina bifida, abandonment and amputation. Free. All welcome.

Thursday 29 November, 11.00am-2.00pm

Come Write In Calling all writers! Come Write In Richmond Library's Constance Barnicoat room, every Thursday throughout November for NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month. Free. All welcome.

Friday 30 November, 12.00pm-1.00pm

Heather Thomas - Telling Tales on My Family Heather Thomas talks about the methods she uses for getting her family stories down on paper before they're forgotten. Free. All welcome.

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, 1.00pm - 2.30pm Get Crafty Cosy up with other crafters for a creative hour or two in our sunny corner. Free.
Every Thursday, 10.00am - 12.00pm Word Games Get your brain into gear for a fun morning of brain gymnastics. 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.
Thursday 20 December, 10.30am-11.30am Christmas Storytime Relax with a story and make something special to take home. Enjoy a morning of tinsel and reindeer, stars and glitter. For 4-9 year olds. Free.
Wednesday 23 January, 2.00pm-3.30pm Origami for Everyone Experts show adults and children how to make amazing shapes using the ancient Japanese art of origami. All ages welcome. Bookings essential. $4.
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