14 Sep 2017

Nelson Public Libraries celebrate 175 years

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.

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Join us on 27 September

  • 10am - Speech from Mayor Rachel Reese, historical vignettes from Nigel Costley and cutting the cake
  • 12.15 - Paul Bond and instrumentalists
  • 1pm - Nigel Costley and more historical vignettes
  • 6pm - Founded at Sea – the fascinating story of how the Nelson Institute began - a talk by Jessie Bray Sharpin from the Nelson Provincial Museum
  • 7pm - Quiz evening - organised by the Friends of the Nelson Libraries and the Nelson Institute

You are welcome to join in any of these events - contact us for further information.