The Library

Tuck yourself in a cozy nook at The Library and enjoy fun and frivolous cocktails, obscure wines, and delicious desserts.

Wheelchair access via Chow, 45 Tory Street

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Events

Not Only Murders In This Building

The Library becomes the Arconia Building for one weekend in May so dress up in your finest furs or tie-dye hoodie and be ready for an immersive experience.

Attendees will be given a case file to help solve the mystery and identify the murderer. Look out for secret notes, clues in garnishes, and oboe solos galore. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and four half-cocktails paired with food tied to the show.

As you finish up your cocotini hopefully you will have solved the clues and discovered the murderer - before it's too late.

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Dates:

Various times

May 06, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

May 06, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

May 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Price: $70

Event enquiries: peter@thelibrary.co.nz

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Moira Rose: Mother!

To celebrate Mother's Day 2023, The Library has been inspired by inarguably the greatest mother of the 21st century; Moira Rose.

As an advocate for The Herb Ertlinger Winery, a small local winery in Schitt's Creek® that specialises in fruit wines, they'll be serving a selection of seasonal fruit wine cocktails either alcoholic or non-alcoholic. With Visa Wellington On a Plate in Autumn this year, it is the perfect time to taste a classic crab-apple Riesling Rioja blend and melon Chardonnay.

Also being served is a selection of American classics and 'modern' takes on classic diner fare. Think mini club sandwiches, ranch dressed crudites and pumpkin pie. Ticket includes four glasses of 'fruit wine' and nine canapés per person.

"Bébé."

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Dates:

Various times

May 13, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

May 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

May 14, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Price: $70

Event enquiries: peter@thelibrary.co.nz

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Ready For This Jelly?

Want to try a ‘dirty’ jelly for your Gin Martini or a Potted Negroni? Or, perhaps a Breakfast Martini with marmalade is more your jam?

Discover The Library’s special gin cocktail list as it highlights some of the most iconic cocktails through history. Taste your way through 200 years of gin history with a twist! All cocktails on the list can be explored as either an unstable jelly version, the classic or as a flight of the complete history of gin through jello shots. The Library’s pastry chefs are joining the party with Alexander Panna Cotta, Tom Collins Wobbly Pie and a Gin ‘n Tonic x PB&J.

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  • VVegetarian_possible

Dates:

Various times

May 05, 5:00pm - Late

May 06, 4:00pm - Late

May 07, 2:00pm - Late

May 08, 5:00pm - Late

May 09, 5:00pm - Late

May 10, 5:00pm - Late

May 11, 5:00pm - Late

May 12, 5:00pm - Late

May 13, 4:00pm - Late

May 14, 2:00pm - Late

May 15, 5:00pm - Late

May 16, 5:00pm - Late

May 17, 5:00pm - Late

May 18, 5:00pm - Late

May 19, 5:00pm - Late

May 20, 4:00pm - Late

May 21, 2:00pm - Late

Price: Free entry, pay on consumption

Event enquiries: peter@thelibrary.co.nz

Dine

The Weir-Dough

Dish Description: Triple chocolate chip cookie stuffed with Remutaka Pass Creamery Vintage Summit Blue served with pear and salted caramel Zelati gelato, pineapple marshmallow, walnut crumble, fresh sage and watercress.

Inspired by the idea of using a delicious mould and pairing with The Library's dessert sensibilities. When it comes to breaking the mould a cookie is the ultimate example of "baking without borders". No tins, no moulds, no restrictions.

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  • VVegetarian

Price: $19

Availability: Dinner

Regional Beverages

Cocktail:
The Library, Negroni Jelly: $20

Cocktail

A Welly Jelly Pimms Cup

Reid + Reid gin with wine, mānuka honey, kawakawa and lime leaf, L'affare tea and housemade marmalade and cherries. Served wobbly with a cucumber foam. Accompanied by a gingerbread lemon meringue pie.

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  • GFGluten Free
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  • VVegetarian

Price: $21

Baby Jelly Non-alcoholic version

Housemade non-alcoholic gin cordial with alcohol removed wine, mānuka honey, kawakawa and lime leaf, L'affare tea and housemade marmalade and cherries. Served wobbly with a cucumber foam.

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • GFGluten Free
  • NFNut Free
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian
  • NANon-alcoholic

Price: $20