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Adult Learners’ Week at Nelson Public Libraries

Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Mātauranga, celebrates all adult learning whether it’s upskilling for a better job, preparing for further study, improving life skills or having fun. The libraries are presenting a smorgasbord of activities during the week, to tempt people into trying something new. As an added incentive, everyone attending an activity goes into our prize draw. The more activities you attend, the more chances you have to win.


Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Mātauranga, 7-13 September, celebrates all adult learning whether it’s upskilling for a better job, preparing for further study, improving life skills or having fun. The libraries are presenting a smorgasbord of activities during the week, to tempt people into trying something new. As an added incentive, everyone attending an activity goes into our prize draw. The more activities you attend, the more chances you have to win.

Celebrate Adult Learners’ Week 7-13 Sept.  Why not try:

At Elma Turner Library

  • Tai Chi* with the instructors from the Nelson Branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of NZ: 8th , 1-2;12th, 1.30-2
  • Bike Maintenance* with the Get Moving team: 9th, 10-1
  • Using Power Tools with Mitre 10 Mega: 11th, 1-2
  • Cake decorating with Muse Cakes: 7th, 10.30-11
  • Spinning and knitting with Nelson’s Creative Fibre; 8th, 10-1
  • Romance writing* with LaVerne Clark: Fri 11, 9.30-1
  • Morris Dancing with the Nelson Morris Dancers: 10th, 1.30-2
  • Sushi making with Ryoko: 12th, 12-1
  • Te reo taster with Cindy: 7th, 12-1
  • Minecraft for parents*: 8th, 10-1
  • Polymer clay crafts: 9th, 1-3
  • Card making: 10th, 3-4
  • World scrabble*: 8th, 1-3

*Bookings required.

Or come to Community Corner sessions with SeniorNet, Nelson School of Music, U3A and Waimea Community College

 

And flanking the week, Lindsey Dawson, founding editor of Next magazine, will run a session on memoir writing 4 Sep and we present a Law for Lunch series with Nelson Bays Community Law starting 16 September, plus a session with the Nelson Contract Bridge Club 16 September.

At Stoke Library:

  • Make the most of Kiwisaver. Monday 7 September: 2pm-3pm
    Graham Bradley from the Barbican will talk about Kiwisaver, and how to get the most out of it. Bookings required
  • Tatting for beginners with Nicki. Weds 9 Sept: 2-3pm
  • Crafting cards with Gina. Friday Sept 11: 11-12
  • Making parchment bookmarks with Ngaire Sharpe. Saturday 12 September, 11-12

For more information about all of these activities, and bookings, contact Nelson Public Libraries: library@ncc.govt.nz, 5460414  – or see ItsOn for details of everything in the programme.

Article type: News and information

Venue:Elma Turner Library, Nelson and Stoke Library

Cost: free

Contact Name: Nicola Harwood
Contact Phone: 035460406
Contact Email: nicola.harwood@ncc.govt.nz