Author Talk: Noel Crawford

Author Noel Crawford will present his research into the foresight and management of the Scottish-owned New Zealand and Australian Land Company which bought very large areas of farmland in the South

Oamaru Library
10 October 2018 - 6:00pm
MHAW with the Waitaki Multicultural Community


Oamaru Library
11 October 2018 - 6:00pm
Wriggle and Rhyme

Wriggle & Rhyme is an active movement programme for 0-2 year olds and caregivers.

It runs Fridays during term times from 10:30-11:00am at The Oamaru Opera House.

"A wonderful selection of inspiring art!"
- Carol, UK (Forrester visitor book)

Our temporary gallery is open and features The Willetts’ Collection.

North Otago Museum
3 May 2016 to 31 October 2018
Life and Limb : Oamaru Life Drawing Group

An exhibition of Life Drawing in the Community Gallery.

Forrester Gallery
4 August 2018 to 30 September 2018
Suffrage 125 logo

This year Aotearoa New Zealand is celebrating 125 years since women successfully fought to be allowed to vote in parliamentary elections.

Genealogy Help

Interested to know more about your family? Join others and learn from the experts.

Learn how to record family information.

Need help researching your ancestors?

Filming the Colonial Past

Filming the Colonial Past, an engaging new book from Annabel Cooper, tells a story of filmmakers’ fascination with these conflicts over the past 90 years.

Oamaru Library
16 October 2018 - 6:00pm

"There are many moments in the day when I wish time could stand still and I could take the girls out of school and just hang out, with daily visits to the library"
Jan (email comment)

Perry Family donation, Waitaki District Archive 2017-206

The Perry family have had a long and remarkable association with North Otago.

Puzzle Club

Love to do jigsaw puzzles and want to meet others?

Come to the Community Space at the Oamaru Library, keep warm this winter and indulge your passion in puzzling.


Do you love reading and finding new books to dig into?

Come along to the BookChat group at Palmerston Library! We meet the third Wednesday of the month at 2pm.

Winners Burns Memorial Art Exhibition 2018

The Burns Memorial Art Exhibition is always a wonderful showcase of children’s art that reflects our community and environment.

22 September 2018 to 22 October 2018
Decadia Lunchtime Concert

Decadia are Victoria van der Spek and Helen Beckingsale (violins), Mary Haig (viola) and Helen McCulloch (cello).

Oamaru Library
26 October 2018 - 12:00pm

"Excellent assistance, I found exactly what I wanted. Many thanks."
-Stephen (Archive visitor book)

Our Built Heritage

A multi-faceted exhibition about place and the heritage buildings of Oamaru. View artworks and architectural drawings from our collection.

Forrester Gallery
17 March 2018 to 30 November 2018
The Invading Sea

Coastal hazards and climate change in New Zealand.

Oamaru Library
30 October 2018 - 6:00pm

Mad about Lego? Join the Lego Club at Oamaru Library!
Ages 7 and up. Limited places available.

"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)