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May 2021

Back to the Future – Tech Taster Sessions

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 31, 2021

Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street
Nelson, Nelson 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Dip your toe into the world of online tools and activities. Have a go at writing an online diary, take better photos on your phone, find your way with Google maps and listen to stories and music online. Have fun exploring the digital world and find out what all the fuss is about. We’ll demystify digital jargon and make sure you’re safe in cyberspace. At the same time we’ll take a walk down memory lane, share family favourites and record…

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Back to the Future – Tech Taster Sessions

May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 31, 2021

Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street
Nelson, Nelson 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Dip your toe into the world of online tools and activities. Have a go at writing an online diary, take better photos on your phone, find your way with Google maps and listen to stories and music online. Have fun exploring the digital world and find out what all the fuss is about. We’ll demystify digital jargon and make sure you’re safe in cyberspace. At the same time we’ll take a walk down memory lane, share family favourites and record…

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Back to the Future – Tech Taster Sessions

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 31, 2021

Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street
Nelson, Nelson 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Dip your toe into the world of online tools and activities. Have a go at writing an online diary, take better photos on your phone, find your way with Google maps and listen to stories and music online. Have fun exploring the digital world and find out what all the fuss is about. We’ll demystify digital jargon and make sure you’re safe in cyberspace. At the same time we’ll take a walk down memory lane, share family favourites and record…

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Back to the Future – Tech Taster Sessions

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 31, 2021

Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street
Nelson, Nelson 7010 New Zealand
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Free

Dip your toe into the world of online tools and activities. Have a go at writing an online diary, take better photos on your phone, find your way with Google maps and listen to stories and music online. Have fun exploring the digital world and find out what all the fuss is about. We’ll demystify digital jargon and make sure you’re safe in cyberspace. At the same time we’ll take a walk down memory lane, share family favourites and record…

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June 2021

Writing a Novella with Nalini Singh

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Greenmedows Community Centre, 391 Main Road
Stoke, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
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Novellas are extremely versatile - they can be used to introduce a new series, tell the stories of secondary characters from established series, give your readers a bite-sized read between longer releases...and more. This workshop will talk about how to write a full story within the novella format. Because a good novella isn't simply a long short story, or a squished down and heavily edited novel. A novella is its own form. Suitable for writers at all stages of their…

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The Magic of Self-Editing with Rose Carlyle

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Learn how to polish your writing into publishable form. This workshop covers developmental editing, copyediting and proofreading. Suitable for beginner and intermediate writers. Bookings required. Contact Nelson Public Libraries at 03 546 8100 or email library@ncc.govt.nz

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Sunshine Noir – Nelson Mystery in the Library

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with Nelson Libraries, invites Top of the South booklovers to a thrilling event with three terrific New Zealand writers who have a talent for crime and mystery. Multiple New York Times bestseller Nalini Singh is joined by #1 bestseller Rose Carlyle and local Nelson author and NZ Booklovers Award finalist Chris Stuart. The trio will discuss how they craft page-whirring tales full of memorable characters, and incorporate real-life themes into their books.

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Safety Online for Whanau: For caregivers, help your kids stay savvy online

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stoke Library, 35 Putaitai St
Nelson, 7011
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A chance to meet with like-minded parents and caregivers to discuss safety online for our tamariki. Bring your questions and concerns. We will share a variety of resources and point you to reliable online information to guide you through what can be a challenging space to navigate with your family. We will look at topics such a cyber bullying, parental controls and how to help your kids stay savvy online - whether its looking out for potential dangers and knowing…

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Other Ways to Manage Anxiety

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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In this intimate talk, Julia will share her personal experience of managing long-term anxiety and how she uses exposure therapy, physical exercise, self-hypnosis and ASMR videos to live a better life. About the speaker Julia has been living with anxiety since childhood. Not able to get proper help in her early life, she developed many issues that resulted in low self-esteem and fears. When she moved from Ukraine to New Zealand, she decided to take control over her anxiety and…

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Matariki Display – Meaning of the Stars

June 28 - July 18
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Learn about the stars of Matariki via the Red Wall display throughout the week of Matariki

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July 2021

Traditional Manu Aute, Māori kite making

July 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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A Matariki craft activity for all the family in the Elma Turner Library Activity Room. Bookings required - 035468100 or e:library@ncc.govt.nz

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Seed and Plant Swap

July 5 - July 10
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street
Nelson, Nelson 7010 New Zealand
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A Matariki activity. Seed and plant exchange. Bring in your surplus plants and seeds and swap them for something different . Ongoing through the week

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Contemporary Poi making and weaving activity

July 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street
Nelson, Nelson 7010 New Zealand
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A Matariki activity for the family in the Activity Room. Emma Haruru will lead a craft activity where you can make your own poi and piece of weaving. Bookings required: 035468100 or email: library@ncc.govt.nz

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Contemporary Poi making and weaving activity

July 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Stoke Library, 35 Putaitai St
Nelson, 7011
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A Matariki activity for the family at Stoke Library. Emma Haruru will lead a craft activity where you can make your own poi and piece of weaving. Bookings required: 035468100 or email: library@ncc.govt.nz

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Educational plant, tree and riverside walk

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Explore the plants and river life around Elma Turner Library and discover their traditional names, stories and uses. A Marariki event for all the family with Te Ata Batt and Mel McColghan. Children must be supervised. Meet in the Elma Turner Library Activity Room - and gather there afterwards for shared kai. Bookings required: 035468100 or e: library@ncc.govt.nz

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John and Hilary Mitchell on their latest book: He Ringatoi o Ngā Tupuna: Isaac Coates and his Māori Portraits

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street East
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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Isaac Coates was an Englishman who lived in Wellington and Nelson between 1841 and 1845. During that time he painted watercolour portraits of 58 Maori from Nelson, Marlborough, Wellington, Waikanae and Kapiti. In 'He Ringatoi O Nga Tupuna' eminent Te Tau Ihu historians John and Hilary Mitchell unravel the previously unknown story of Isaac Coates, as well as providing biographical details and whakapapa of his subjects, where they can be reliably identified. They discuss Coates's work, and the many copies…

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