Speaker for Geopark talk on Palentology, Henry Gard

A Waitaki Whitestone Aspiring Global Geopark Talk.

Ōamaru Public Library
18 February 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Linda Collins Loss Adjustment Talk Oamaru Library

A celebration of Linda Collins' powerful new book, a stunningly intimate portrait of loss and grief through the words of the author, as a mother, recounting her teenage daughters’ suicide.

Ōamaru Public Library
28 January 2021 - 6:00pm
detail of museum exhibition

The front of the Waitaki Museum & Archive is now open again. After having this space closed for refurbishment it is a joy to be welcoming visitors back to the museum.

Waitaki District Libraries Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Waitaki District Libraries' Summer Reading Challenge is a chance for kids to challenge themselves and motivate them to continue reading over the summer holidays.

Waitaki District Library
14 December 2020 - 9:00am to 1 February 2021 - 5:30pm

"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)

Image: It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere, Sharon Murcott, 2020

I have always had a love of drawing but first picked up a paintbrush at the age of 16. It was then I started to have a go at oils, as I loved the old masters.

Forrester Gallery
23 January 2021 to 7 March 2021
Image: Voyage Sauvage, Elizabeth Thomson

‘We are each made up of one hundred million million cells, none of which have any idea who we are.’ Marcus Chown

Forrester Gallery
27 November 2020 to 14 February 2021
Image: Box of Curios, Tracey Vickers, Box of Birds exhibition, 2020, Forrester Gallery

Box of Birds is an artistic response towards Waitaki Museum’s collection of taxidermy specimen boxes.

Forrester Gallery
12 December 2020 to 17 January 2021

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

Waitaki District Libraries offers a range of online services and access points - from eBooks to eAudiobooks, Ancestry.com to movie streaming, we hope there is enough here to keep you occupied for h

Epitaph biography

Epitaph is a series of biographical sketches produced by the Waitaki Museum and Archive to commemorate local identities.

Collections Online

Explore our Collection The collection includes photographs, artworks, architectural drawings, natural history specimens, social history items and more.

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

Photo of an open book

Our enthusiastic Book Chat group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 2:15pm at Oamaru Library. Come along to discuss your latest reads and get a sneak peek at our brand new books!

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