News and events

23 May 2016

Matariki at the Library

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster known as the Pleiades and its appearance in the sky, which occurs this year on June 6, signals the beginning of the Māori New Year.  All events are at Elma Turner Library.

26 Apr 2016

Environment Week at the Library

The Library is celebrating the Nelson environment in the week leading up to World Environment Day, 5 June, with talks, displays, eco-house visits, activities and more. All are welcome, and all activities are free.

11 Apr 2016

Heritage Week

Nelson Libraries are hosting a number of interesting talks and even an armchair tours part of this Nelson wide celebration. All Heritage Week events are listed on itson.co.nz or pick up your programme from the library. A Heritage Week screen will have continuous short movies running from 15-24 April by the Red Wall. 

7 Apr 2016

Author talk and book signing

A hunting trip into Tongariro National Park, takes three men into a different space as mist, sulphur and rain envelop them and propel them back to the start of the New Zealand Wars of 1863. Will they get home? Will they change history? This is their story.

6 Apr 2016

New Zealand Music Month 2016

The purpose of NZ Music Month is to celebrate NZ Music and Musicians and here at Nelson Libraries we will be celebrating our local musicians with performances ranging from the popular, easy listening, jazz, classical, folk and country genres – come along and enjoy these free performances while you eat your lunch.