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Annual Book Sale

Our annual book sale is back, beginning Friday 26th September and running until Tuesday 30th September. We have a huge selection of items for sale including: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Large Print, DVDs, CDs, Games, Puzzles, children’s books and much more. With new selections being added during the course of the sale, it’s well worth coming back for a second or third look! Sale will be held in the Library Foyer.



Art Fun School Holiday Programme

These school holidays the children's department is getting arty! Come along between September 29th and October 10th for a range of art themed events and activities, as well as a great art competition for kids! For more information check out the school holiday programme page. Ages 0-13.

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Cover image Medical MurderThe theme for the monthly meeting of Book Chat this Thursday is "True Crime".  I am really looking forward to hearing about everyone's take on this topic. Our themes are fairly loose - I always say that you can interpret the subject in any way you like - so we always get a good range and a lot of variation. For myself, this month, I chose to read Who killed Scott Guy? by Mike White and I have to say it is utterly compelling.  I will post a review at some stage in the future but for now, here's Jim's review of Medical Murder: disturbing cases of doctors who kill by Robert M Kaplan. 

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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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