• Posted on: 14/06/2022
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What's On In June at Richmond Library?

You could be forgiven for thinking that as the weather packs in, we'd be slowing down at Richmond Library. But noooo, there's no slowing us down!

Here's what's taking place for the rest of the month at Richmond Library:

  • 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 Tuesday, 10.30am-11.30am (beginning 28 June): 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, 11.00am-12.00pm: Digi Drop In - If you have a question about your phone, laptop or other digital device, just drop in to the library and we'll help you to sort it out. 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. Children's song writer and entertainer Kath Bee will be joining us on the first Wednesday of each month during June and July. Free.
  • Every Wednesday, 12.30pm-2.00pm: Good Crafternoon - Work on your craft project in the company of other crafters. Bring your own materials. 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 Friday, 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.
  • 1 June - 30 September: Stitch with us! - Take part in our Origins Whakapapa community quilt project. Simply pick up your free fabric square and entry form from the library, stitch an image or word on it relating to your origins or whakapapa and return it to us by 30 September. Whether you've lived in Te Tauihu / The Top of The South for 5 years or 500, we want to include your story. All ages, all abilities welcome.
  • 13-25 June: Matariki Star Hunt - Find all 9 star pictures hidden around the library and learn the names of the Matariki stars when you find them! Fill in the answer sheet and go in the draw for a spot prize. One entry per child please. Free.
  • Wednesday 15 June, 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.
  • Tuesday 21 June, 1.00pm: Author Talk: Helen Staniland - Helen Staniland will be talking about her book Te Wai Pounamu: The Glorious South of the South Island - Travelling In The Time of Covid about her solo adventures journeying around the South Island in 2020 and 2021. Cash book sales available.
  • Tuesday 21 June, 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.
  • 21 - 29 June: Wish Upon a Matariki Star - Hiwa-I-Te-Rangi is one of the nine Matariki stars. It is connected to our dreams, hopes and aspirations for the coming year. Join us in celebrating Matariki this year by adding your own wishing star to our display.
  • 21 - 29 June: Matariki Pohutukawa Tree - Pohutukawa is one of the nine stars of Matariki. It is connected to those who have passed on. We invite you to honour your loved ones who have passed away by writing their name or a favourite memory on a flower and adding it to our tree.
  • Thursday 23 June, 4.30pm-5.30pm: Matariki Storytime - Grab yourself a hot drink from the Library Café (before they close at 5.00pm) then join us for Matariki Storytime and craft activity. Afterwards, head down to Sundial Square for more Matariki festivities. Free.

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