Library past events

  • Come and meet author Alison Melotti-Cormack.

    Oamaru Public Library
    11 April 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Forensic archaeology

    Forensic archaeologist, Dr. Joy Langston, returns to the Oamaru Library to present favourites from her personal collection of bones.

    Oamaru Public Library
    27 March 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Forest grave with flowers

    Come and listen to Lin Hyde talk about the "third" alternative - the Natural or Eco-burial - at the Oamaru Public Library.

    Oamaru Public Library
    7 March 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Seen any Wallabies?

    Kevin Allan from Otago Regional Council (ORC) will enlighten us on the scourge of the wallaby incursion into Otago.

    Ōamaru Library
    14 February 2019 - 6:00pm
  • Adventure Awaits at Waitaki District Libraries: Summer Reading for Kids

    Pick up your activity card from your branch of Waitaki District Libraries,
    return it and be in to win a prize and an invitation to the wrap-up party (date to be confirmed).

    14 December 2018 - 8:30am to 2 February 2019 - 8:30am
  • Barbara Else

    Barbara Else, author, literary agent, editor, fiction consultant and playwright, is the Janet Frame Eden Street Trust’s guest writer for the 2019 Readers and Writers weekend.

    Oamaru Library
    25 January 2019 - 6:00pm
  • 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