What's On at Your Library

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Motueka Library

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1.30pm-4.00pm, every Wednesday Scrabble Come along for a hearty game of Scrabble. Bring a friend or play with someone new. You'll learn new wordy tips and tricks, meet other people who love Scrabble too, and enjoy a relaxing time playing a classic game. Free.
10.00am-11.00am, every second Wednesday from 17 August onwards Conversation Circle

Come along to a welcoming group where you can enjoy simple conversation with others whose first language is also not English. Free. All welcome. Exact dates here.

10.00am-10.30am, every Thursday during term time  Storytime

Join us for fun and exciting stories and songs at our weekly storytime sessions for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. Free.

11.00am-12.00pm, every Thursday Digi Drop-In

Get help with your smartphone, tablet, laptop, e-Reader, or whatever digital device you have. If you're struggling to understand how to use your device, or want to find out more about the wide variety of e-Resources that can be accessed through the library, we can help. Free.

1.00pm-2.00pm, first Thursday of the month Babbling Books Come along to meet new people, talk about the books you've been reading, and discover some great recommendations. Free.
10.30am-12.00pm, second Monday of the month Garden Gurus Garden lovers unite! Come along for conversations about gardening and your own garden patch, discuss gardening problems and varieties of plants, followed by a seed and plant swap. Free.
10.30am-12.00pm, third Monday of the month Book Cafe

Come along to our conversational group to discuss and debate thought provoking topics. Discover a fine selection of books, enjoy themes, interesting snippets and laughs along the way. Refreshments provided. Free.

3.30pm-5.00pm, once a month on a Monday Building Bricks Club

Make amazing brick creations with Adrian Barbour. Suitable for ages 7+. Building Bricks kindly supplied by the Christchurch User group. Free. Find exact dates here.

10.00am-10.30am, every Friday during term time Wriggle & Rhyme

Come and explore music and songs, movement and rhythm, instruments, and stories while making new friends and spending quality time with your child age 2 years and under. Free.

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11.00am, Wednesday 29 November Workshop: Qigong Taster
Try Qigong with Nicole Sharp. Qigong is a mind-body exercise that uses meditation, breathing, and movement to increase energy and enable the body to heal itself. Free.
12.15pm-12.45pm, Thursday 1 December Meditation workshop

Increase mindfulness and calm by attending a free lunchtime meditation session.

December 1–23, Opening hours Questions for Santa

Post your letters and questions for Santa in our express to the North Pole mail box. Questions and their replies will be displayed in the children’s library for everyone to enjoy over.

December 1 - 31 January Summer Book Bingo

Pick up your Summer Book Bingo card from Richmond, Motueka, Tākaka or Murchison Library, read one book in each of nine different categories and then return your completed bingo card to the library to be in to win. This challenge is designed for adults.

5-24 December Find The Library Gnomes

Find the 33 numbered gnome pictures hidden around the library, complete the entry sheet and go in the draw for a spot prize!

5-24 December Christmas Surprise Reads

Discover new authors and stories by choosing some Christmas Surprise Reads. Your chosen parcels will be library books wrapped in paper and are issued to your library card.

2.00pm-4.00pm, Wednesday 7 December Workshop: Christmas Card & Gift Tag

Drop in for a relaxed Christmas craft session. No artistic experience required, just let your creative spirit flow. This workshop is designed with adults in mind. Free.

2.00pm-4.00pm, Friday 9 December Workshop: Christmas Decorations

Get in to the festive mood by creating some decorations for your tree or home. This workshop is designed with adults in mind. Free.

12.15pm-12.45pm, Thursday 8 December Meditation workshop

Increase mindfulness and calm by attending a free lunchtime meditation session.

4.00pm-6.00pm, Friday 9 December Dungeon Dwellers Create characters and ventures when you play Dungeon Dwellers with us - a fantasy roleplaying tabletop board game. Suitable for teens and adults. Free.
2.00pm-4.00pm, Friday 16 December Workshop: Vintage Christmas Basket Create a Christmas-themed basket for yourself or as a gift. Pop in a small Christmas treaure or some confectionary and your basket is complete. This workshop is designed with adults in mind. Free.
4.00pm-6.00pm, Friday 16 December Dungeon Dwellers Create characters and ventures when you play Dungeon Dwellers with us - a fantasy roleplaying tabletop board game. Suitable for teens and adults. Free.
2.00pm-2.45pm, Tuesday 20 December Carols With the Mocking Birds Bring the whole family and join The Mocking Birds group for sing-along carols accompanied by live music. Suitable for all ages and singing abilities. Free.
10.00am-11.00am, Thursday 22 December Christmas Stories & Carols Come and listen to Christmas stories, sing Christmas carols and have a Christmas treat with us. For primary age children and their families. Free.
4.00pm-6.00pm, Friday 13 January Dungeon Dwellers Create characters and ventures when you play Dungeon Dwellers with us - a fantasy roleplaying tabletop board game. Suitable for teens and adults. Free.
4.00pm-6.00pm, Friday 20 January Dungeon Dwellers Create characters and ventures when you play Dungeon Dwellers with us - a fantasy roleplaying tabletop board game. Suitable for teens and adults. Free.
4.00pm-6.00pm, Friday 27 January Dungeon Dwellers Create characters and ventures when you play Dungeon Dwellers with us - a fantasy roleplaying tabletop board game. Suitable for teens and adults. Free.

Murchison Library

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11.00am-12.00pm, First Friday of the month Digi Drop-In Get help with your smartphone, tablet, laptop, e-Reader, or whatever digital device you have. If you're struggling to understand how to use your device, or want to find out more about the wide variety of e-Resources that can be accessed through the library, we can help. Free.

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December 1 - 31 January Summer Book Bingo Pick up your Summer Book Bingo card from Richmond, Motueka, Tākaka or Murchison Library, read one book in each of nine different categories and then return your completed bingo card to the library to be in to win. This challenge is designed for adults.
11.00am-11.30am, Friday 2 December Storytime Storytime is a programme for 2 – 5 year olds where preschoolers and their caregivers can join us for a fun and interactive session of stories, rhymes, and dancing. Free.

Richmond Library

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Every Tuesday, 11.00am-12.00pm Digi Drop-In Get help with your smartphone, tablet, laptop, e-Reader, or whatever digital device you have. If you're struggling to understand how to use your device, or want to find out more about the wide variety of e-Resources that can be accessed through the library, we can help. Free.
Every Tuesday, 10.30am-11.30am
Dementia Friendly Library Group If you are living with Dementia, this group is for you. Come along to this supportive, friendly group facilitated by Debbie and Karyn at your familiar local library. Free.
Every Tuesday during term time, 10.00am-10.30am Wriggle & Rhyme Come and explore music and songs, movement and rhythm, instruments, and stories while making new friends and spending quality time with your child age 2 years and under. Free.
Every Wednesday during term time, 10.00am-10.30am Storytime Join us for fun and exciting stories and songs at our weekly storytime sessions for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. Free.
Every Wednesday, 11.30am-12.30pm JP In The Library Do you need a Justice of the Peace (JP) to witness your important documents? We can help. Come to Richmond Library's Community Matters space to talk with a registered JP. Free.
Every Wednesday, 12.30pm-2.00pm Good Crafternoon

Start, finish or work on your almost-started, half-finished, barely-begun craft project in the company of other crafters. All you need to bring is your craft project. Feel free to bring your lunch as well. Free.

Every Thursday, 11.00am-12.00pm English Language Conversation Is your first language a language other than English? Would you like to improve your English with a qualified, experienced ESOL teacher? Join our friendly English conversation group for ESOL speakers. It’s free and all ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) are welcome. Simply stop by the Constance Barnicoat room for a warm welcome. Free.
First Tuesday of the month (usually), 3.30pm-4.30pm Mystery Ink: Book Group for Young Adults Our group for young adults age 12+ is where you can have fun chatting about books, eating snacks, exploring different ways to express your creativity and enjoy interactive experiences. Free. Exact dates here.
Second Tuesday of the month, 1.30pm-3.00pm Wellby Talking Cafe Enjoy a relaxed cuppa and start your journey to connect with others who enjoy the same things. You can pop in for a quick chat or stay for a longer conversation with friendly people. There is no need to register, just turn up on the day. The Talking Café hosts will warmly welcome you when you arrive. We will be in the Constance Barnicoat Room which is just on the right as you enter the library via Queen Street. Free.
Third Tuesday of the month, 2.00pm-3.00pm Richmond Writing Group Come along to meet new people who also like writing, learn writing tips and tricks, try a creative writing exercise and enjoy the company of others. Free.
Third Wednesday of the month, 3.00pm-4.00pm Book Group Our book group for adults is an opportunity to discover new books and authors, meet new people and share what you have been reading. Free. All welcome
3.30pm-4.30pm, Every Friday during term time Table Top Gaming Group
Come join us around the table for weekly gaming greatness. Make some new friends and play some great games. Role playing, board games and card games – whatever takes our fancy. For ages 9-13. Free.

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12.30pm-1.30pm, Tuesday 29 November Pocket Heart Workshop

Become part of the 1000 Hearts Global Kindness community by sewing a pocket heart. Pocket hearts are stitched with love and intention and used as talismans of love, courage, hope and comfort. Free.

3.30pm-4.30pm, Thursday 1 December Christmas Craftabulous
Create a Christmas craft to take home or give to a friend or family member. Free crafty fun for the whole family. Suitable for school age children. Pre-schoolers may need adult help. Free.
December 1-23 Questions for Santa Post your letters and questions for Santa in our express to the North Pole mail box. Questions and their replies will be displayed in the children’s library for everyone to enjoy over.
December 1 - 31 January Summer Book Bingo Pick up your Summer Book Bingo card from Richmond, Motueka, Tākaka or Murchison Library, read one book in each of nine different categories and then return your completed bingo card to the library to be in to win. This challenge is designed for adults.
6.30pm, Monday 5 December DocFest: How The Beatles Changed The World This documentary is for all The Beatles lovers out there! To watch our screening of this incredible documentary, book your spot by calling 03 543 8500. Free.
5-24 December Find the Library Gnomes Find the 33 numbered gnome pictures hidden around the library, complete the entry sheet and go in the draw for a spot prize!
3.30pm-4.30pm, Thursday 8 December Christmas Craftabulous Create a Christmas craft to take home or give to a friend or family member. Free crafty fun for the whole family. Suitable for school age children. Pre-schoolers may need adult help. Free.
5.30pm, Thursday 8 December Author Talk: Chris Long Join us for a fascinating talk with author Chris Long. The Boy From Gorge River by Chris Long is the story of how an extraordinary childhood shaped an extraordinary life. Free.
3.30pm-4.30pm, Thursday 15 December Christmas Craftabulous Create a Christmas craft to take home or give to a friend or family member. Free crafty fun for the whole family. Suitable for school age children. Pre-schoolers may need adult help. Free.
4.00pm-5.00pm, Thursday 22 December Christmas Stories & Carols Come and listen to Christmas stories, sing Christmas carols and have a Christmas treat with us. For primary age children and their families. Free.

Tākaka Library

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Every Tuesday during term time, 10.00am-10.30am Wriggle & Rhyme Come and explore music and songs, movement and rhythm, instruments and stories while making new friends and spending quality time with your 0-2 year old. Free.
Every Friday, 11.00am-12.00pm Digi Drop-In Get help with your smartphone, tablet, laptop, e-Reader, or whatever digital device you have. If you're struggling to understand how to use your device, or want to find out more about the wide variety of e-Resources that can be accessed through the library, we can help. Free.
Last Tuesday of the month, 1.00pm-2.00pm Silverfish Book Group

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? We pick a theme, a genre or an author for the month, and upon reading return the next month to have an enthusiastic and informal discussion about the books we’ve read. Free.

Once a month on a Friday, 3.15pm-4.30pm Popcorn Turtles Book Club

Come along to a fun free book club for 9-12 year olds. Find out what others have been reading, get a look at the latest new books, eat some popcorn and do some fun activities. Free. Exact dates here.

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Wednesday 30 November Christmas Craft Workshop Decorate a cotton tote bag and give it to a loved-one for Christmas this year. Cost: $5. Book your spot at the library or ring 03 525 0059.
December 1 - 31 January Summer Book Bingo Pick up your Summer Book Bingo card from Richmond, Motueka, Tākaka or Murchison Library, read one book in each of nine different categories and then return your completed bingo card to the library to be in to win. This challenge is designed for adults.
5-24 December Find the Library Gnomes Find the 33 numbered gnome pictures hidden around the library, complete the entry sheet and go in the draw for a spot prize!
Wednesday 7 December Christmas Craft Workshop Learn how to wrap and decorate gifts with fabric and recycled paper. Cost: $5. Book your spot at the library or ring 03 525 0059.
3.30pm-5.00pm,  Thursday 8 December Santa Parade Float Workshop
Do you want to join the Library Float in the Tākaka Santa Parade? Then come along and make an outfit using pages from deleted books. For ages 7+
19-23 December Take & Make: Christmas Decoration
Pick up a special Take & make kit with everything you need to make a Christmas decoration at home. Suits ages 4+. Free.
10.30am-11.30am, Friday 23 December Christmas Storytime Get in to the festive spirit with Christmas stories, songs and craft. Wear your Christmas outfit if you love to dress up! Suitable for ages 4+. Free.
4 January - 3 February Adopt a Reading Rock Pick up a reading rock from the library, read to them as much as possible and tick off a spot on your summer reading programme. Free.