On 27 September, Nelson Public Libraries, and our early partners, the Nelson Institute will celebrate 175 years of operation. No other library in the country can say they have served the community for a longer period of time. All are welcome to join us - we have events, and displays, throughout the day.
2017 marks the 175th year of continuous operation of Nelson Public Libraries. Our first building was opened on 27 September 1842, as the Nelson Philosophical and Literary Institute.
Celebrate by learning something new. From yoga, to bike maintenance and book binding. We have something for you.
Tue 1st, Tue 8th 9.30am – 11.30 am
Judith Fitchett - Volunteer at Ancestors’ Attic and member of the NZ Society of Genealogists will guide you to find and record your family story. For beginners.
Round up the family for stories, history, science and fun by night in our city libraries, 19th-century Heritage Houses, and Founders Heritage Park.
Learn methods of preparation and uses for Kawakawa – Noelene Hemi
Wednesday 21 June, 1-2pm. Entry, $2 Koha
Noelene is an experienced local ‘Traditional Rongoa Māori Adviser’ with a vast amount of experience and expertise in working with New Zealand native and endemic species of flora and fauna.
There are two great events for readers and writers in the Elma Turner Library this June.
May is New Zealand Music Month, with a series of free performances at Elma Turner Library. We also feature Book Night - a cosy evening for book lovers, as well as our regular events, community corner sessions, classes and children's/ teen activities.