What's On at Your Library

Note: From 12 January 2022, the My Vaccine Pass is required to enter Tasman District Libraries. For more information about your library at Orange, click here.

 

 For more details about any of our events contact us.

Motueka Library                

Date and Time Event Description
1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge Here is the epic reading challenge for adults you have been waiting for! Read authors A to Z in one year - yep, that's 26 authors in 52 weeks, or one author every two weeks. Win prizes, have fun, discover new authors and read your way A to Z. Pick up your reading log from your library any time from 1 July onwards.
Friday 10 December - Sunday 30 January Hivemind Teen Writing Challenge

A mini writing competition for teens with book prizes? Yes please! Teens simply choose a writing challenge and get scribbling. Open to teens age 12+. Enter here.

Saturday 18 December 2021- Saturday 29 January 2022 Book Buzz Scavenger Hunt

As you hunt for clues in the library, learn fun facts about books! Grab a question sheet and go for a wander around the library to find all ten scavenger hunt posters. Each one will include a fact about books and libraries. Free.

Saturday 18 December 2021 - Saturday 29 January 2022 Book Buzz Bingo

Collect a Book Buzz Bingo card from the library or download from our website from 18 December. Can’t collect a card? Email us at: childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz and we will drop one in the post for you. Complete a line on your bingo card and collect a prize.  All completed bingo cards will go into a lucky draw for a Family Board Game. Free!

Wednesday 29 December - Saturday 29 January Decorate Your Book Buzz Summer Bee

Pick up your Book Buzz Summer Bee from the library and colour, embellish, stick, paint, decorate! Entry forms can also be downloaded from our website. Return your masterpiece to the library by 29 January and be in to win.

Wednesday 5 January - Saturday 29 January Sizzling Summer Surprise Reads

Next time you visit the library, pick up a Sizzling Summer Surprise Read. Your chosen parcel will be wrapped in paper (to hide its identity!) and will need to be issued to your library card. Simply return your surprise read to the library once you have finished reading it. Free.

Wednesday 5 January - Saturday 29 January Take & Makes for Tamariki

Get creative this summer! A variety of Take & Make craft kits for tamariki will be available over summer. Free. We love to see what you create! Email us at: childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz

Monday 10 January - Saturday 22 January Look For A Book

We have teamed up with shops along High Street and hidden books in the windows! Pick up your entry form from Motueka Library and have fun searching for our books in the shop windows, then go in the draw for a spot prize. Free.

Monday 10 January - Monday 28 February Take & Make: Book Page Art

Transform a book page into a work of art with this fun Take & Make kit. Use any art materials you like to create something amazing with your page from a book. Bring your completed creation back to the library and we'll display it in the new library. Free.

Monday 10 January - Saturday 23 January Take & Make: Butterflies, Bees and Birds

This kit contains seeds to attract butterflies and bees to your garden, wild bird seeds to attract birds, fast facts, a crossword and a bookmark. Free.

Murchison Library                

Date and Time Event Description
1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge  Here is the epic reading challenge for adults you have been waiting for! Read authors A to Z in one year - yep, that's 26 authors in 52 weeks, or one author every two weeks. Win prizes, have fun, discover new authors and read your way A to Z. Pick up your reading log from your library any time from 1 July onwards.
Friday 10 December - Sunday 30 January Hivemind Teen Writing Challenge A mini writing competition for teens with book prizes? Yes please! Teens simply choose a writing challenge and get scribbling. Open to teens age 12+. Enter here.
Saturday 18 December 2021- Saturday 29 January 2022 Book Buzz Scavenger Hunt As you hunt for clues in the library, learn fun facts about books! Grab a question sheet and go for a wander around the library to find all ten scavenger hunt posters. Each one will include a fact about books and libraries. Free.
Saturday 18 December 2021- Saturday 29 January 2022 Book Buzz Bingo Collect a Book Buzz Bingo card from the library or download from our website from 18 December.Can't collect a card? Email us at:childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz and we will drop one in the post for you. Complete a line on your bingo card and collect a prize. All completed bingo cards will go into a lucky draw for a Family Board Game. Free!
Wednesday 29 December - Saturday 29 January Decorate Your Book Buzz Summer Bee Pick up your Book Buzz Summer Bee from the library and colour, embellish, stick, paint, decorate! Entry forms can also be downloaded from our website. Return your masterpiece to the library by 29 January and be in to win.

Richmond Library        

Date and time Event  Description
2.00pm-3.00pm, third Tuesday of the month Richmond Writing Group The Richmond Writing Group meets once a month to talk about writing, try creative writing exercises, and share and critique work. It's free and everyone is welcome. When the weather is good, we sometimes meet at Washbourne Gardens. Please contact pania.walton@tasman.govt.nz, or phone 03 543 8500, for further details. Free.
3.00pm-4.00pm, third Wednesday of the month Book Group Adults are invited to attend a relaxed, friendly monthly meeting to discuss books you have read, discover new authors, and meet new people. Free.
1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge Here is the epic reading challenge for adults you have been waiting for! Read authors A to Z in one year - yep, that's 26 authors in 52 weeks, or one author every two weeks. Win prizes, have fun, discover new authors and read your way A to Z. Pick up your reading log from your library any time from 1 July onwards.
Friday 10 December - Sunday 30 January Hivemind Teen Writing Challenge A mini writing competition for teens with book prizes? Yes please! Teens simply choose a writing challenge and get scribbling. Open to teens age 12+. Enter here.
Saturday 18 December 2021- Sunday 30 January 2022 Book Buzz Scavenger Hunt As you hunt for clues in the library, learn fun facts about books! Grab a question sheet and go for a wander around the library to find all ten scavenger hunt posters. Each one will include a fact about books and libraries. Free.
Saturday 18 December 2021- Sunday 30 January 2022 Book Buzz Bingo Collect a Book Buzz Bingo card from the library or download from our website from 18 December. Can’t collect a card? Email us at: childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz and we will drop one in the post for you. Complete a line on your bingo card and collect a prize.  All completed bingo cards will go into a lucky draw for a Family Board Game. Free!
Every Wednesday, 28 December - 26 January, 10.00am-12.00pm JP in the Library Get your important documents witnessed and signed by a Justice of the Peace. You'll find the JP in the Constance Barnicoat room at Richmond Library. Free.
Wednesday 29 December - Sunday 30 January Decorate Your Book Buzz Summer Bee Pick up your Book Buzz Summer Bee from the library and colour, embellish, stick, paint, decorate! Entry forms can also be downloaded from our website. Return your masterpiece to the library by 29 January and be in to win.
Monday 17 January - Sunday 23 January Take & Make: Egg Carton Animal Head Cards Have fun making any animal you want with the provided craft materials.  This kit comes with egg carton ‘noses’, some eyes, cardboard, strips of paper and folded cards. Children aged 5+ will get the most from this kit. Free.
Tuesday 18 January, 2.00pm-3.00pm Richmond Writing Group To make the most of this gorgeous weather, the Richmond Writing Group will be meeting at Washbourne Gardens on Oxford St in Richmond this month. Bring a sunhat, chair, writing materials and something to lean your writing on. Free.
Wednesday 19 January, 3.00pm-4.00pm Book Group Adults are invited to attend a relaxed, friendly meeting to discuss books you have read, discover new authors, and meet new people. Free.
Thursday 20 January Activity in a Bubble Book your bubble in to the library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity together in a safe environment. Bring along your curiosity, playfulness and problem-solving skills! Phone 543 8500 or email childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz to book your spot.
Thursday 27 January Activity in a Bubble Book your bubble in to the library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity together in a safe environment. Bring along your curiosity, playfulness and problem-solving skills! Phone 543 8500 or email childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz to book your spot.
Wednesdays from 2 February onwards, 11.30am-12.30pm JP in the Library Get your important documents witnessed and signed by a Justice of the Peace. You'll find the JP in the Community Matters space at Richmond Library. Free.
Wednesdays from 2 February onwards, 12.30pm-2.00pm Good Crafternoon Bring alone your half-started, almost-finished, about-to-begin craft project and work on it in the company of other crafters. Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers all welcome! Free. My Vaccine Pass required.
Tuesday 8 February, 7.00pm Movie Night: The Last of The Mohicans Movie Night is back! Contact Richmond Library 03 543 8500 to book your spot for the screening of the 1936 version of The Last of The Mohicans. Free. My Vaccine Pass required.
Fridays from 11 February onwards, 11.00am-12.00pm English Conversation for ESOL Speakers Are you a refugee or migrant? Would you like to improve your English? Join us for English conversation practice at Richmond Library. We'll meet in the Constance Barnicoat room every Friday from 11 February. Free. All ESOL speakers welcome. My Vaccine Pass required.
Saturday 12 February, 10.00am-12.00pm Handmade City Workshop

Build the house of your dreams for our handmade city! Use cardboard to create verandas, turrets, windows and more. Free. Children, please bring an adult. All ages welcome. My Vaccine Pass required.

Monday 14 February, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer Class: Let's Go Safely On The Internet

Learn tips for being safe online in this free workshop. Learn how to avoid spam and phishing, create strong passwords, understand terminology. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot, or speak to a library staff member. Free. My Vaccine Pass required.

Monday 21 February, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer Class: Let's Get Appy

Get more comfortable with the different apps on your phone in this free workshop. Learn how to download, organise and delete apps and the most useful apps for you. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot, or speak to a library staff member. Free. My Vaccine Pass required.

Saturday 26 February, 10.00am-12.00pm Handmade City Workshop

Build the house of your dreams for our handmade city! Use cardboard to create verandas, turrets, windows and more. Free. Children, please bring an adult. All ages welcome. My Vaccine Pass required.

Monday 28 February, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer Class: Let's Get Social

Learn how to create and use a Facebook account in this free workshop. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot, or speak to a library staff member. Free. My Vaccine Pass required.

Monday 7 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer Class: Let's Get Photographing

Learn how to make the most of your smartphone camera in this free workshop. Learn how to take photos, share photos with family and friends, use your camera for everyday purposes. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot, or speak to a library staff member. Free. My Vaccine Pass required.

Saturday 12 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Handmade City Workshop

Build the house of your dreams for our handmade city! Use cardboard to create verandas, turrets, windows and more. Free. Children, please bring an adult. All ages welcome. My Vaccine Pass required.

Monday 14 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer Class: Let's Go Online Shopping

Learn how to shop safely online, create a user log-in, shop on a supermarket website. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot, or speak to a library staff member. Free. My Vaccine Pass required.

Monday 21 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer Class: Let's Make a Photobook

Learn how to use the Vistaprint website, how to upload photos from your computer, and create and customise a photobook ready for printing in this free workshop. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot, or speak to a library staff member. Free. My Vaccine Pass required.

Saturday 26 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Handmade City Workshop

Build the house of your dreams for our handmade city! Use cardboard to create verandas, turrets, windows and more. Free. Children, please bring an adult. All ages welcome. My Vaccine Pass required.

Monday 28 March, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer Class: Let's Stream Online

Learn how to access free digital streaming content, create a TVNZ OnDemand account, create a Three Now account, log in to Kanopy, install a digital streaming app on your smartphone or tablet. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot, or speak to a library staff member. Free. My Vaccine Pass required.

Monday 4 April, 10.00am-12.00pm Computer Class: Let's Zoom

Get comfortable using Zoom with family, friends, and organisations in this free workshop. Learn how to install the Zoom app, create an account, join a meeting, host a meeting. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot, or speak to a library staff member. Free. My Vaccine Pass required.

Monday 11 April,  10.00am-12.00pm Computer Class: Let's Gp On TradeMe

Learn how to create a TradeMe account. browse TradeMe to locate items of interest for sale, save auction lists to your watchlist, send questions to sellers, about reserve prices and auto-bidding. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your spot, or speak to a library staff member. Free. My Vaccine Pass required.

Tākaka Library        

Date and Time Event  Description
1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge Here is the epic reading challenge for adults you have been waiting for! Read authors A to Z in one year - yep, that's 26 authors in 52 weeks, or one author every two weeks. Win prizes, have fun, discover new authors and read your way A to Z. Pick up your reading log from your library any time from 1 July onwards.
Friday 10 December - Sunday 30 January Hivemind Teen Writing Challenge

A mini writing competition for teens with book prizes? Yes please! Teens simply choose a writing challenge and get scribbling. Open to teens age 12+.Enter here.

Saturday 18 December 2021- Saturday 29 January 2022 Book Buzz Scavenger Hunt

As you hunt for clues in the library, learn fun facts about books! Grab a question sheet and go for a wander around the library to find all ten scavenger hunt posters. Each one will include a fact about books and libraries. Free.

Saturday 18 December 2021- Saturday 29 January 2022 Book Buzz Bingo

Collect a Book Buzz Bingo card from the library or download from our website from 18 December. Can’t collect a card? Email us at:childrensteam@tasman.govt.nz and we will drop one in the post for you. Complete a line on your bingo card and collect a prize.  All completed bingo cards will go into a lucky draw for a Family Board Game. Free!

Wednesday 29 December - Sunday 30 January Decorate Your Book Buzz Summer Bee

Pick up your Book Buzz Summer Bee from the library and colour, embellish, stick, paint, decorate! Entry forms can also be downloaded from our website. Return your masterpiece to the library by 29 January and be in to win.

Monday 17 January - Saturday 22 January Take & Make: Upcycled CD Frog

In this kit you will find everything you need to create a cute upcycled CD frog! Who wouldn't want one of those?! Free.

Monday 17 January - Saturday 22 January Take & Make: Summer Hat Collage

Collect your free Take & Make kit and create a summer hat collage using buttons. All you need is our kit, and your imagination! Designed with adults in mind.

Thursday 20 January Activity in a Bubble

Book your bubble in to the library to enjoy a fun, hands-on activity together in a safe environment. Bring along your curiosity, playfulness and problem-solving skills! Phone 525 0059 or ask at Tākaka Library to book your spot. Free.

Monday 24 January - Saturday 29 January Take & Make: Summer Button Picture

Collect your free Take & Make kit and create a summer button picture using buttons. All you need is our kit, and your imagination! Designed with adults in mind.

Monday 24 January - Saturday 29 January Summer Fun Pack

Let's celebrate summer with a pack of summer-inspired activities and fun ideas to get you outside and enjoying the summer weather. Free.

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