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Te Wiki Te Reo Maori, Maori Language Week

To acknowledge Te Wiki Te Reo Maori, Maori Language Week,  we have beginner Te Reo Maori sessions happening in the library. Gina Nathan, tutor in the Te Ara Reo Maori course, The Pathway to Maori language, at Te Wananga o Aotearoa on the SIT campus will be leading these sessions: Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 of July. Check our website calendar for details.

Oral traditions abound across cultures and Story Stones are a wonderfully fun way to develop unique stories. Take turns at selecting a stone which will guide you with characters, emotions, settings, objects, time and events. This event is free, but booking is essential. Book your place now by calling 03 2111 444 or emailing - Located in the Library Meeting Room on Thursday the 1st and Friday the 2nd of May at 10:00am; 11:00am

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You can always tell what's hot in the world of reading by what's never on the library shelves, and right now, there are hardly any "rural romances" in because they're so popular.  

Tales of strong women toiling in the Australian outback, building cattle ranches, battling the elements, and sometimes finding love along the way, are in hot demand. 

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South Island Downloadable zone

Bolinda BorrowBox linkBorrow free library eBooks and eAudiobooks 24/7 through OverDrive.  A great range of free eAudiobooks are also now available from Bolinda BorrowBox.  Just click on the relevant image to the left, and sign in with your library card number to get started.



MediaNet is a digital database where you can watch over 800 short films, features, documentaries, television commercials and more, which cover 110 years of New Zealand film history.  It includes diverse content ranging from Crowded House, to Hairy McLary, to footage of soldiers departing for the Boer War.

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Kete is a 'knowledge basket' in which we can begin to gather the history of our local area - in the form of photographs, text, images and video.  The first example in our Kete is a selection of photographs of historical buildings in Invercargill.  Come on over and have a look.




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Listening for pleasure

Running, walking, shopping, working, relaxing, gardening, or travelling; whatever you are doing, entertain yourself with an audiobook at the same time.  Here at the Library, we have a range of thriller, romance, historical, and general fiction in CD format.  There are also biographies and self-help guides that you can listen to while you continue with your daily life.  Log on to our catalogue to see if there is something there for you.  We also have free, downloadable eAudiobooks, available through OverDrive and Bolinda BorrowBox, that you can borrow 24/7.

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