What's On at Your Library

During Level 2, no events will be taking place at your library. 

Find out more about Level 2 at your library here.

For more details contact us.

Motueka Library                    

Date and Time Event Description

First Monday of the month, 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.

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.

8 June - 14 September

Community Quilt Project Stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown on to a piece of fabric for our Community Quilt. Find out more here.

Friday 31 July - Friday 7 August

Do Not Feed The Kea - Colouring-in Competition Pick up your colouring-in picture from Motueka Library and go crazy with felts or coloured pencils! Each winner will receive a signed copy of Carol Duffy's book Do Not Feed The Kea.

3 August - 1 October

Haiku Competition Take part in our Haiku Competition and be in to win a prize! All ages and abilities welcome to take part. Pick up your entry form from your local library.

Thursday 13 August, 3.30pm-5.00pm

Do Not Feed The Kea - Book Launch: POSTPONED DUE TO LEVEL 2 Join us for the launch of children's picture book Do Not Feed The Kea written by Carol Duffy and illustrated by Bailey O'Malley. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 18 August, 10.00am-12.00pm

Stitching Bee Get started, or work on, your contribution to our Community Quilt Project at this relaxed and helpful stitching bee with Kim Lawrence. Free. All welcome. Bring your sewing materials.

Thursday 20 August, 11.00am-12.00pm

NZ Conservation Week Talk Celebrate NZ Conservation Week by taking a closer look at our environment with Sally Leggett and Jacqui Irwin. Free. All welcome.

Monday 24 August - Saturday 19 September

Cultural Surprise Reads Pick up a mystery bundle of Cultural Surprise Reads, issue them to your library card, then submerge yourself in a wonderful diversity of cultures. Free.

Thursday 27 August, 11.00am-12.00pm

How To Write Your Life Story Join Charlotte Squire, local journalist turned memoir writer, as she guides you through getting started writing the story of your life! Phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot. Free.

Monday 31 August, 10.00am-12.00pm

Art Workshop - What Colour is Blue? Join artist Marian Painter in an exploration of the colours we call "blue". Phone 03 528 1047 to book your spot. Bring blue watercolour or acrylic paints (not oils) and paper.  Cost: $10.

Tuesday 1 September, 6.00pm-7.00pm

Book Launch - Off The Hook Join us for the launch of Judy Fisher's new book Off The Hook: One woman's search for happiness and adventure on land and sea. Book sales available $35.

Tuesday 1 September - Wednesday 30 September

Take and Make Greeting Card Kit Want to surprise someone with a special homemade card? We can help! Pick up your free greeting card kit from Motueka Library today.

Monday 7 September, 10.00am-12.00pm

Art Workshop - Tessellations Explore patterns and how to fit shapes together without gaps with artist Marion Painter. Cost $10. Booking essential.

Monday 14 September, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Art Workshop - Perspective Made Easy Artist Marion Painter will teach you some quick tips to improve your drawings of buildings, still life and landscapes. Cost $10. Booking essential.

Murchison Library                    

Date and time Event Description
8 June - 14 September Community Quilt Project Stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown on to a piece of fabric for our Community Quilt. Find out more here.
3 August - 1 October Haiku Competition Take part in our Haiku Competition and be in to win a prize! All ages and abilities welcome to take part. Pick up your entry form from your local library.

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.

8 June - 14 September

Community Quilt Project Stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown on to a piece of fabric for our Community Quilt. Find out more here.

Monday 27 July - Monday 31 August

Richmond Robotics: Term 3 Come along to this after school club for kids age 8-13 who are keen on technology. Booking and pricing details here.

3 August - 1 October

Haiku Competition Take part in our Haiku Competition and be in to win a prize! All ages and abilities welcome to take part. Pick up your entry form from your local library.

7 August - 25 September, 10.30am-12.00pm

Family History Friday: POSTPONED DUE TO LEVEL 2 Every Friday throughout August and September our family history experts will be available to help you get started with your family history research. Drop in any time between 10.30am and 12.00pm. Free.

Tuesday 11 August - Saturday 5 September

Wāhine Exhibition by Loren Pasquier Immerse yourself in the stories of several Māori women. Candid interviews, soundscapes and portrait photography are combined to present a series of unique meditations on being a woman in Māori culture. Free.

Saturday 15 August, 10.00am-12.00pm

Cross Stitch Workshop: POSTPONED DUE TO LEVEL 2 Kim Lawrence of Cupcake Cutie fame will introduce you to the wonders of cross stitch. Cost$ $25 including all materials and stitching tuition. Book your spot on Eventbrite.

Monday 17 August, 7.00pm

Movie Night! Come along to a 1951 classic directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Features a psychopath, a tennis player, and death on a train! Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot. Free.

Tuesday 18 August, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Start Writing Your Life Story Join Charlotte Squire, local journalist turned memoir writer, as she guides you through getting started writing the story of your life! Free. Bring pen and paper.

Tuesday 18 August, 2.00pm-3.00pm

Richmond Writing Group After a talk by visiting author Charlotte Squire, write, and talk about writing, for an hour with friendly like-minded people. Free. All welcome.

Wednesday 19 August, 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 20 August, 3.00pm-4.00pm

NZ Conservation Week Talk Celebrate NZ Conservation Week by taking a closer look at our environment with Sally Leggett and Jacqui Irwin. Free. All welcome.

Saturday 29 August, 11.00am-12.00pm

Artist Talk: Loren Pasquier - Wāhine French artist Loren Pasquier talks about the Wāhine project currently showing at Richmond Library. Free. All welcome.

Monday 19 October - Monday 30 November

Richmond Robotics: Term 4 Come along to this after school club for kids age 8-13 who are keen on technology. Booking and pricing details 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.

8 June - 14 September

Community Quilt Project Stitch a word or image relating to your experience of Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown on to a piece of fabric for our Community Quilt. Find out more here.

Saturdays 1 & 8 August, 10.00am-12.00pm

Story Tellin' Workshop The Marvellous Mr Shapes invites adults to a smashin' story tellin' workshop. Contact Takaka Library to book your spot, phone 03 525 0059. Free.

3 August - 1 October

Haiku Competition Take part in our Haiku Competition and be in to win a prize! All ages and abilities welcome to take part. Pick up your entry form from your local library.

Tuesday 18 August, 1.00pm-2.30pm

Like To Write? Diane Covington-Carter shows you how easy it is to write with some fun exercises. Bring a journal (or some paper) and a pen to take part. Free.

Friday 21 August, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Armchair Adventures 1 Join us for an Armchair Adventure with Martin Potter. Martin will share his adventure Sailing Around The Horn with you from the comfort of the library. Free. All welcome.

Friday 28 August, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Armchair Adventures 2 Join us for an Armchair Adventure with Tish Potter. Tish will share her adventure A Cycling Safari in Africa/Kenya with you from the comfort of the library. Free. All welcome.

Friday 4 September, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Armchair Adventures 3 Join us for an Armchair Adventure with Gaylene Wilkinson. Gaylene will share her adventure Cycle Touring through Western Europe with you from the comfort of the library. Free. All welcome.

Friday 11 September, 1.00pm-2.00pm

Armchair Adventures 4 Join us for an Armchair Adventure with Gaylene Wilkinson. Gaylene will share her adventure Sailing To The Remote Islands of Fiji with you from the comfort of the library. Free. All welcome.


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