Library past events

  • Picture of Alps 2 Ocean Easy Guide book cover

    Well-known authors, Brian and Dianne Miller, will be launching their A20 guide at the Oamaru Public Library, Monday 10th of December at 6pm.

    10 December 2018 - 6:00pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • History of Te Kiteroa Lodge

    Ann Dennison of Te Kiteroa Lodge, Waimate, will present the history of this remarkable homestead:

    Oamaru Library
    14 November 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Book cover

    Violet Monteath-Walkers, nee Feathers, published some 60 articles in various newspapers, mainly the Otago Daily Times, between 1950-1991.

    Oamaru Library
    5 November 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • The Invading Sea

    Coastal hazards and climate change in New Zealand.

    Oamaru Library
    30 October 2018 - 6:00pm
  • 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 - 12:30pm
  • Brainwave Trust: The early years last forever seminar

    Safer Waitaki is bringing Brainwave Trust to Oamaru for a FREE Early years seminar. Jim Sole will present this seminar.

    Oamaru Library
    17 October 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • 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
  • MHAW with the Waitaki Multicultural Community


    Oamaru Library
    11 October 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Conservation Week

    Interested in the South Canterbury long-tailed bats?

    Oamaru Library
    18 September 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Port to Plains

    Want to know more about the history of the Lyttelton Railway Tunnel?

    Historian David Welch will present his new book.

    Oamaru Library
    12 September 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Vanda Symon Talk

    The Hampden Library proudly presents a talk by Vanda Symon

    Come and hear Vanda Symon talk about the South's very own detective, Samantha (Sam) Shepard

    Hampden Church Hall
    11 September 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Short Films Showing

    A screening of recently made local amateur short films by locals of all ages – kids and adults.

    This is a public event run by Maddie Maxwell, Bridget Ellis and Gamel O’Brien.

    Oamaru Library
    7 September 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Waitaki Writers Group Poetry Jam

    Excited about New Zealand Poetry?

    The Waitaki Writers Group are holding a poetry jam for New Zealand Poetry Week

    Join us in a flamboyant display of local poetry

    Oamaru Library
    24 August 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Family History Month

    Want to know more about your ancestry?
    Come and listen to David Jack - Genealogist

    The best loved stories are not from books and films but those from our own families

    Oamaru Library
    16 August 2018 - 6:00pm
  • History of Hampden Cemetery

    Want to know about the history of Hampden Cemetery? Join us for a talk by Shona Paton

    Oamaru Library
    20 June 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Mental Illness in Fiction

    What is the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath? Why do traumatised people behave the way they do? What is the difference between being depressed and feeling depressed?

    Oamaru Library
    14 June 2018 - 6:00pm
  • North Otago Creative Fibre

    Come and meet members of the North Otago Creative Fibre group at the Oamaru Public Library…

    Oamaru Library
    9 June 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Book launch: Penguins under the Porch

    David Harbourne’s memoir includes a quirky, hilarious, anecdotal “ode” to Oamaru.
    He believes that Oamaru is the jewel in New Zealand’s crown.

    Oamaru Library
    31 May 2018 - 6:00pm