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21 May 2019

Pop-up library service for Stoke

There will be a new ‘pop-up library service’ in Stoke, while the assessment for internal damage is undertaken during the temporary closure of the Stoke Library.

6 May 2019

NZ Sign Language Week

To celebrate NZ Sign Week a few of our librarians got together to read Kōrero Mai Animals - one of the first children's books to use all three of our national languages!

2 Apr 2019

New Zealand Music Month 2019

Wednesday, 1 May 12.30 – 1.00pm Aotearoa Maori music Cindy & friends Free
Wednesday, 8 May 12.30 – 1.00pm Paul Gilmour and friends swing jazz Free
Thursday, 9 May 12.30 – 1.00pm Off your rockers choir rock/pop favourites Free
Saturday 11, May 1.00pm – 1.30pm Eva & Cara violin students music by Vivaldi, Handel, Bartok, and Dvorak, accompanied by Eva's father, Adrian Secker Free
Saturday, 12 May  3 pm Levity Beet for the children bookings. $2 entry fee
Tuesday 14, May 12.30 – 1.00pm Nelson Guitar Orchestra classical guitar students of Nelson Free
Friday, 17 May 12.30 – 1.00pm Lissa Cowie, cellist Bach Suite no 1 in g major, Kabalevsky five short pieces (Song, March, Dance, Improvisation and Scherzo) and Truckin' Through the South and Broadway by Aaron Minsky. Free
Sunday, 26 May 2 - 2.30pm Rural Mail Rural Mail guarantees a delivery of some great New Zealand ballads, songs and poems played and sung by experienced singers and instrumentalists.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and part of the Live Music Series. Free

25 Mar 2019

Heritage Festival at the Library

16427 NCC Heritage Festival 2019 Collateral Jan19 Banners 210w 002 “Heritage Week” has been a distinctive and much-loved celebration on Nelson’s calendar for many years. Last year the event grew into a true festival of heritage activities with over 40 individual events, over three exciting weeks.

6 Mar 2019

Female Authors for International Women's Day

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International Women’s Day is about celebrating women’s achievement, raising awareness against gender bias and taking action for equality. There are many ways to can acknowledge the day, but one of our favourites it to read a book by a female author.

14 Feb 2019

The Prow is 10 years old!

More than 658,000 people have visited the top of the South history website 'The Prow' ( since it was launched ten years ago in February 2009.  The initiative was the brainchild of a group of librarians from the Nelson Public, Tasman and Marlborough District Libraries in response to frequent requests they received from library users asking for references and resources on local history.

31 Jan 2019

At Your Library - February 2019

The library is busy planning the major events and programmes in our calendar for 2019. These include Nelson Heritage Festival which takes place in April – the library is preparing a number of events for this. Details will be released this month.