Women mean business

Discover the stories of 19th century business women in Oamaru and beyond. Come along to the talk and go in the draw to win a free book.

Oamaru Public Library
23 October 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Louis Baker Live

Soulful singer-songwriter Louis Baker is undoubtedly one of the most compelling voices to emerge from New Zealand’s fertile musical landscape in recent years.

Oamaru Opera House
16 November 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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


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!

Edge of the Alphabet

Poet and novelist, Emma Neale, will discuss the works of Janet Frame from her early development to becoming an acclaimed writer.

Oamaru Library
17 October 2019 - 6:00pm

"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)

Toddler Time

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

"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)

Graphic concepts for the Our Land theme in the new museum displays

You might have noticed all the building work happening around the Museum. Most of this work is readying the main display space for our new displays.

North Otago Museum
1 August 2019 to 1 March 2020
Image: artwork by pupils from Weston School 2018 (age group years 6 and 7)

The Burns Memorial Art Exhibition is always a wonderful showcase of children’s art that reflects our community and environment.

31 August 2019 to 31 December 2019
Put on your knickerbockers

Dress historian, Dr Jane Malthus will guide us through dress reform in the late 19th Century for Oamaru Heritage Week

Oamaru Library
13 November 2019 - 6:00pm
Wheely Wheely Gwate Concert

Musical Theatre Oamaru presents the Wheely Wheely Gwate Concert as part of Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations! They hope you’ll enjoy their light-hearted take on this year’s Heritage theme.

Oamaru Opera House
15 November 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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?

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