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20 Jul 2021

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is Friday 27 August and we have a week full of activities leading up to it, concluding with the Open Mic session with Roger Lusby, a free poetry-writing workshop with Cliff Fell, both at Elma Turner Library, and a Poetry Shared Reading session at Stoke Library.

15 Jul 2021

Family History Month

August is Family History Month and we have a range of events happening at Elma Turner Library, from crafting to genealogy classes, and a Family History Expo

8 Jul 2021

Writing Crime with Jen Shieff

Two time Ngaio Marsh Award finalist Jen Shieff will discuss where her inspiration comes from, what attracts her to writing about crime and justice, and how she brings fascinating characters and exciting stories to life on the page.

22 Jun 2021

Zero overdue fees

As of 1 July 2021 Nelson Public Libraries will no longer be charging overdue fees on items returned late. We haven’t charged overdue fees on items from our children’s collection for some time now so extending this to our adult collections is an exciting initiative that we hope will encourage more of the Nelson community to use our wonderful library service. We recognise that it can be very easy to return books one or two days late without meaning to, and we trust that the majority of our books will still be returned within their regular borrowing period.

2 Jun 2021

True Crime in Nelson

In June we host Sunshine Noir featuring some of New Zealand’s top crime writers in the running for the Ngaio Marsh Awards. Nelson has its own tales of true crime.