Art Historian Dr Warren Feeney has curated an exhibition to highlight his recent research into Colin Wheeler's painted street scenes of Oamaru, held in the Forrester Gallery collection.
Want to improve your child's reading confidence and help them enjoy reading? Why not try reading to Ace, the Golden Lab?
"Gorgeous little museum" - Grace & Chris (Museum visitor book)
Local artist and Steampunk enthusiast Trish Shirley has created a series of portraits of other Steampunk enthusiasts and participants of the annual Steampunk NZ Festival in Oamaru.
The New Zealand Guitar Quartet comprises four uniquely accomplished guitarists who bring an infectious energy to the concert stage.
"A wonderful selection of inspiring art!"
- Carol, UK (Forrester visitor book)
Monday to Friday 17 - 21 July, 11am to 3pm
Winter Drop in Holiday Programme at the wonderlab!
Join Curator Chloe Searle as she talks about the beautiful Chinese textiles currently on display at the Forrester Gallery and the fascinating stories of how they came to be in North Otago.
In 2019 a new cultural facility will open its doors to the community and visitors to our district. To create the new facility, we plan to redevelop the current Forrester Gallery.
"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)
Philip Van Zijl, Waitaki District Libraries' Manager, talks about the Oamaru Public Library and why it had to change.
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.
"Excellent assistance, I found exactly what I wanted. Many thanks."
-Stephen (Archive visitor book)
Wriggle & Rhyme is an active movement programme for 0-2 year olds and caregivers.
Books are not ranked in any particular order
This instalment of Riveting Reads come to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.
Her current read is ‘The Iron Trial’ by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.
We have moved some of our most exciting collection items from our permanent gallery space (now closed) to our temporary gallery.
"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)