News and events
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.
17 April, Elma Turner Library 1-3pm
Young, curious and camera at the ready? Photographer Ryu Takahashi shows how to make the ordinary shot extraordinary. Young adults workshop for 12-20 years.
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.
A series of talks on how the law affects you.
Saturday 16 April is Conversations that Count Day.
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.
Two new enlarged images are now on display on the Elma Turner Library atrium easels both link to domestic colonial lifestyle. This ongoing project features artists who supported the Art in Widows initiative plus heritage assets imaginatively photographed. Madame Fancy Pants is by artist Jan Thomson, who has supported the Art in Windows project since its inception. Thomson is known both for watercolours and oils, and loves to tell a story and see "the extraordinary in the ordinary". "Leaving Home” by photographer Graeme Skinner features Broadgreen Historic House and hints at a mystery about a young woman leaving her home.
We have had a busy summer, with plenty of visitors and locals enjoying our spaces and resources. The children’s library has been particularly busy with the Dog Days reading scheme and activities. Highlights for February: Te reo Māori and Tai chi classes, a SkateBoard art display and a visit from the Troubadour Quartet.