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July 2021

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

July 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Richmond Library, 280 Queen Street
Richmond, Tasman 7020 New Zealand
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Here is the epic reading challenge for adults you have been waiting for! Read authors with surnames A to Z in one year. Yes, that’s right, 26 authors in 52 weeks, an average of one book every 2 weeks. Think you can do it? Of course you can! Simply pick up your Alphabet Soup reading log from Motueka, Murchison, Richmond or Takaka library, and start reading! You don’t need to read authors A to Z in the order of the…

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August 2021

Crime Writing with Jen Shieff

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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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. Set in 1960s New Zealand, these books are the perfect blend of history, suspense and crime.

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Picnic in the Library – Book Launch

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Celebrate the STEM Writers as they launch their 6th book. 'Lunch Books Pack One' with food related story telling. A picnic will be provided as the writers talk about their stories, give readings and answer questions. Books available to purchase on the day, A free event in the Elma Turner Library. Saturday 28 August 12-1pm

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September 2021

Te Reo Māori Yoga Class

September 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand

Move through a gentle yoga class that uses Te Reo Māori. You will leave feel rested, relaxed and more confident with the language. This is suitable for all levels of yoga and Te Reo Māori. All mats and props provided. Please wear comfortable clothing. Four classes over the course of the month. You are welcome to book in for one or all of them. September2,8, 16 and 23 11am-12pm Bookings required by contacting library@ncc.govt.nz, phoning (03) 546 8100 or asking…

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Nelson’s Amazing Race

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Discover a side of Nelson you haven’t seen before. This year for the Festival of Adult Learning we are teaming up with AgeConcern to bring you Nelson’s Amazing Race for Older Adults Starting at the Elma Turner Library, in group or teams follow a map which explores some of the hidden gems around the city and have fun solving clues along the way. Complete as much of the map as you wish before heading to the end destination for fun…

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Virtual Reality Drop-in

September 8 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Want to travel to outerspace, swim with sharks, chase dinosaurs or go deep sea diving? Stop by the library and try out our Virtual Reality Oculus Headsets. No bookings required, just drop-in! Part of the Festival of Adult Learning events happening at Nelson Public Libraries.

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Coding for Beginners

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Demystify jargon and learn the basics of computer coding at this one hour class. We will look at HTML and CSS and how you can use these to code and create. Part of the Festival of Adult Learning events happening at Nelson Public Libraries. Bookings required by contacting library@ncc.govt.nz or phoning (03) 546 8100

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Introduction to Tai Chi

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Be taken through a series of moves in this gentle introduction to Tai Chi. Part of the Festival of Adult Learning events happening at Nelson Public Libraries. Bookings required by contacting library@ncc.govt.nz or phoning (03) 546 8100

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Geeky Cross Stitch

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Cross stitch a tiny Yoda or crochet a lightening bolt bookmark. Learn the basic craft skill to embrace your inner geek. All materials supplied. Part of the Festival of Adult Learning events happening at Nelson Public Libraries. Bookings required by contacting library@ncc.govt.nz or phoning (03) 546 8100

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October 2021

Fandorama Cosplay Showcase

October 17 - October 23
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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FANDEMONIUM 17-23 October - Sci Fi and Fantasy Collide in the Library Can’t make it to a convention but you’ve put in so much work into your cosplay? Come show off your cosplay to go into the draw to win prizes! Bought or handmade costumes welcome Staff category: vote for your favourite staff costume Contact the library any time up until Saturday 23 October or drop by to book in by 2pm on the day. Showcase on Saturday 23 October…

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