News and events

2 Feb 2016

Art in the Atrium - February

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.

25 Jan 2016

At Your Library - February 2016

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.

21 Dec 2015

Summer sessions at your library

GIF making

Wednesday 6 January 4–5pm

Learn how to create a GIF – a Graphics Interchange Format file. Create an animation using a series of photos. For children aged 8 upwards. Bookings required. Free.

21 Dec 2015

Art in the Atrium - November

Two easels have been set up to display a changing selection of ‘art’ and ‘heritage’ images amongst the ferns in the Atrium. Enjoy a selection of works local artists who have been long time contributors to the popular ART In WINDOWS programme as well as creative photographs relating to Nelson’s heritage assets.

9 Dec 2015

Make Games and Learn to Code!

Looking for something to do at the end of the school holidays?  Or are you a parent or teacher interested in game design and coding?  Nelson Public Libraries is hosting Gamefroot.com travelling workshops on game coding, design and marketing.

23 Nov 2015

Christmas loan period

Annually, as a gesture of good will, we allow people to have a slightly longer borrowing period over the holiday season.