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September 2020

Exhibition – Wāhine

September 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until September 5, 2020

584, 280 Queen St
Richmond, 7020 New Zealand
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Free

Immerse yourself in the stories of Māori women at Richmond Library. Wāhine showcases the personal stories of Māori women, combining candid interviews, soundscapes and portrait photography to present a series of unique meditations on being a woman in Māori culture. This exhibition is currently touring New Zealand, growing one woman at a time. Loren Pasquier is a French artist currently residing in Nelson. Through her rich, nomadic experiences, the feeling of constant transit and movement became a fundamental part of…

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November 2020

Author talk: Ian Trafford – Into The Unknown

November 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richmond Library, 280 Queen Street
Richmond, Tasman 7020 New Zealand
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As Marahau resident Ian Trafford says, “My grandfather wanted his secret war diary burned. I’ve just published it.” In this special author talk at Richmond Library, Ian Trafford talks about his grandfather Alick’s secret war time diaries, and his decision to publish them. “Alick send my father to his ceiling cavity to retrieve a secret package for burning – the diaries of his private war. No son could resist a peek into his father’s hidden past. They never reached the…

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Documentary Festival – The Pollinators

November 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richmond Library, 280 Queen Street
Richmond, Tasman 7020 New Zealand
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Enjoy one, two, three or four of the fabulously free documentaries showing as part of our first ever documentary festival. The third documentary we will be showing is The Pollinators. This multiple award-winning documentary is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we eat. The many challenges the beekeepers and their bees face en route reveal flaws to our…

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March 2021

Social Media and Entertainment Apps Class

March 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Do you use Netflix, TV on Demand, Instagram ,Facebook or other entertainment apps? Find out how you can enjoy movies, connect with family and share photos using your device. Nelson Public Libraries hold a variety of free computer classes each school term, for beginners and more experienced users who may want to venture further into the digital world, extend their research skills or learn about the digital services the Library offers. All classes are held at the Elma Turner Library…

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2020 Lockdown Quilt Unveiling

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Richmond Library, 280 Queen Street
Richmond, Tasman 7020 New Zealand
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Join us for the unveiling and celebration of the 2020 Lockdown Quilt. Last year we invited stitchers from across Te Tauihu to contribute a stitched word or image relating to their experience of Level 4 Lockdown. Once we had gathered all the pieces together, textile artist Christine McGuigan generously offered to stitch them all together in to a community quilt. Just in time for the one year anniversary of Level 4 Lockdown, we are excited to be able to reveal…

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June 2021

How To Look At Art

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Richmond Library, 280 Queen Street
Richmond, Tasman 7020 New Zealand
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We are delighted to be welcoming The Suter Art Gallery Curator Sarah McClintock back to Richmond Library for another edition of the gallery’s popular How To Look At Art sessions. Sarah will bring an item from The Suter’s permanent collection to the library for an in depth exploration into what it is, who did it, when, why and the context in which it was made. How To Look At Art will give you an exciting insight into the broader context…

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Ablaze – The 2019 Tasman Fires Exhibition

June 25 - June 27
Richmond Library, 280 Queen Street
Richmond, Tasman 7020 New Zealand
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Nelson Provincial Museum’s touring exhibition Ablaze marks the two-year anniversary of the devastating 2019 Tasman Fires and tells the story of how they affected the region; its environment, people, and animals. The exhibition highlights the role of the firefighters and many volunteers that helped to get the fire under control and keep everyone safe. Suitable for all ages. No entry charge. The Ablaze Exhibition Tasman tour is made possible through the kind support of Tasman District Council Community Grants 2020.

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July 2021

DocFest – You See Me Laughin’

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richmond Library, 280 Queen Street
Richmond, Tasman 7020 New Zealand
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If you like Blues music, this documentary will be right down your alley. You See Me Laughin’ is a personal journey into the lives and music of the last of the Mississippi hill country bluesmen - farmers and laborers first, musicians second - men who, year after year, congregated on back porches and in tiny juke joints to drink and sing and play guitar. This documentary takes us on the road and into the homes of RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough,…

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Taonga Pūoro with Hamuera Robb

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Richmond Library, 280 Queen Street
Richmond, Tasman 7020 New Zealand
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Hamuera Robb, Kaitiaki Taonga Māori at Nelson Provincial Museum, will be bringing a selection of taonga pūoro (Māori wind instruments) to Richmond Library for a special information evening. This is a very rare opportunity to see, hear about, and listen to these beautiful musical instruments. It is free to attend but bookings are essential. Contact Richmond Library, phone 03 543 8500 or email library@tasman.govt.nz, to book your spot.

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Author Talk – Des Molloy

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Richmond Library, 280 Queen Street
Richmond, Tasman 7020 New Zealand
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Motorcyclist and writer Des Molloy will be giving a talk about his three books – No One Said It Would Be Easy: A Youthful Folly Across The Americas On Old Bikes, The Last Hurrah: From Beijing To Arnhem, and Zen And The Last Hurrah: In The Wheel-Tracks of Robert Pirsig Across Backcountry America. As you can tell from his books’ titles, Des really loves going on epic trips on motor bikes. Des says, “A lifetime motorcyclist and writer, I was…

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