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Craft 'n' Cabaret

As part of the Southland Festival of the Arts rediscover your creative mojo with fail-proof craft projects whilst being entertained by; local musician Cheryl Anderson, published poet and writer Lynley Dear and storyteller Heather Perriam. This is a FREE event on Sunday May 3rd at 3pm-5pm. Refreshments and craft materials provided. Registrations are required. Sign up here.

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Cover image Childhood of an IdiotAhh the good old 1980s – seems just  like yesterday!  Radio personality Dom Harvey takes us on a trip down memory lane, remembering his childhood in the 1980s.  A nostalgic reminder of the way things were, ”Childhood of an Idiot” is actually a stark reminder of just how quickly things have changed – particulary with the advent of the computer.  Harvey remembers the wow factor of the fax machine, now almost, but not quite, obsolete.

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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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