Olive Copperbottom

A Dickensian tale of love, gin and the pox. Acclaimed performer Penny Ashton brings orphaned hero Olive, and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians to crusty life.

Oamaru Opera House
16 November 2018 - 6:00pm
Survey sheet with pencil tick

Waitaki District Libraries is running its biennial Survey, November 2018. You can TAKE THE SURVEY ONLINE HERE


1 November 2018 - 8:00am to 16 November 2018 - 12:00pm
10th Regiment North Otago Rifles Cap badge North Otago Museum 79/726

The 11th of November 2018 is the centennial of the World War One Armistice. An armistice is a truce. Opposing forces might agree to an armistice while they work out peace terms.

Mike O'Kane : Just Playing

Mike O'Kane takes an ironic and reflective look at war toys; he locates scale models of war materiel into Photoshopped worlds where nobody gets hurt and nothing gets broken.

Forrester Gallery
6 October 2018 to 9 December 2018
New Perspectives on Landscape

Hannah Joynt, Miranda Joseph, Robyn Bardas, Fiona Van Oyen and Sue Pearce are all graduates of the Dunedin School of Art, Master of Fine Arts Programme.

Forrester Gallery
27 October 2018 to 2 December 2018

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

Intrepid Cycling Adventures

The Oamaru Ordinary Cycle Club presents the places they visit and the adventures they have had.
Presented by Graeme Simpson and David Wilson.

Oamaru Library
16 November 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Poetry Slam

Poetry Slam is the competitive art of performance poetry.

Oamaru Opera House
17 November 2018 - 6:30pm
Captain Pinky

Arrrrr, calling all ye wee salty scallywags! Come an’ shake ye booty with Captain Pinky and her dancing friends Jolly, Roger and Stinky the Parrot.

Oamaru Opera House
17 November 2018 - 10:30am

"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)

Epitaph biography

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

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.

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
pennyfarthings at the Oamaru Opera House

Part of Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations 2018.

Oamaru Opera House
16 November 2018 - 10:30am

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

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.

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)

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?


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.