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 Trace your Soldier:  Family History Session

 WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY: 10:30am – 11:45am  and SATURDAY 4th JULY: 10:30am – 11:45am

Are you wanting to find out information about a New Zealand veteran or family member who served in World War I? Not sure where to start? Register for our “Walk with a Soldier” session with our Family History Librarian, Denise, who can help you trace your family’s involvement in WWI. This session offers a great starting point as it will guide you through e-resources and Local Collection material. (Bring as much information as you can about the person you are wanting to research) Register online now or phone 211 1444.

May Music Month - Music in the Foyer

Year One Bachelor of Music students from the Southern Institute of Technology will be here making music in the Foyer every Friday in May, 1.30 – 2.15pm. Their entertaining and enthusiastic performance will please children and adults alike. So come along, bring your lunch and listen-in to these talented musicians. It's FREE

Latest from the Blog

Cover Image Hand to MouthThere's been a lot of talk in the media recently about Zero Hours contracts.  This type of employment contract means that an employer  has the discretion to vary a worker's hours - from full-time hours to well, zero hours. So you would be expected to be on-call but only paid for the hours that you work. This type of employment contract is more common to the service sector (fast-food outlets and the like) especially in the United States.   If you want to know what it's like living on a Zero Hours Contract, then "Hand to Mouth" is a must-read.

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South Island Downloadable zone

Borrow free library eBooks and eAudiobooks 24/7 through OverDrive



Bolinda BorrowBox linkA 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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