What's on at Culture Waitaki

  • Tumble Resources

    The wonderful team at TumbleBooks have given all New Zealand Libraries free access to their children's, teens, adults eBooks and eaudiobooks!

    1 April 2020 - 12:45pm to 31 August 2020 - 11:00pm



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!


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.

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?

Kids Book Club

Love reading and finding new books to dig into?

Mad about Lego? Join the Lego Club at Oamaru Library!
Ages 7 and up. Limited places available.

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.

Stories and music for preschoolers and parents/caregivers. Come along to our fun, free sessions at Ōamaru Library, every Thursday from 10:45-11:15am.

Wriggle & Rhyme is an active movement programme for 0-2 year olds and caregivers.


  •  Anne Marie Basquin, The Changing Oceans: Deepwater Canyons, Our Oceans Exhibition 2020

    29 artists and 20 scientists collaborate to bring you artworks exploring research by scientists.

    This exhibition is an art and science collaboration from the Dunedin School of Art and Otago Polytechnic.

    Forrester Gallery
    13 June 2020 to 19 July 2020
  • Image: Zuna Wright, New stone house #2, 2010,Gouache on paper, 635x982mm. Collection of the Forrester Gallery 2010.6.1

    Welcome back to your place. An exhibition of works from the permanent collection of the Forrester Gallery exploring the concepts of place and identity. 

    Forrester Gallery
    13 June 2020 to 19 July 2020