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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.

Bake a Book - Event for Teens

Do you enjoy baking AND books? Bake a cake, muffin, cookie or slice and decorate it as your favourite book or book character. Sign up by the 2nd of April and bring your creation along to lunch on the 16th of April. There are prizes to be won! Applicants must be school year 7 to 13 and it must be their own creation. Sign up here.



Summer Memories Photography Competition

Grab your camera and start shooting! Your Summer Memory can be anything you want it to be (with the exclusion of profanity, pornography and any material that is under copyright). You are welcome to use old photos provided you took the photo and the photo is at least 1600px x 1200px or 350kb. If you have any queries about the size of your photo, email Eve at There is a limit of three photos per photographer. The three photos can be separate entries or they can be used with each other to create a three photo instalment. There are three prize sections: 12 and under have a Coolpix S3600 camera up for grabs, and the 13-19 and 20+ age brackets both get a $150 Noel Leeming voucher.

Competition starts on the 9th of March and we will be accepting entries until the 27th of March. Click here for more information.


Latest from the Blog

Next up in your reviews from Summer reading bingo, is Sally's review of I have a bed made of buttermilk pancakes by Jaclyn Moriarty:

Don't let the title of this book put you off (it nearly did me), it is a funny, imaginative and entertaining read by Australian author Jaclyn Moriarty.  Her sister Lianne Moriarty is one of my favourite authors, and had recommended her on her Facebook page, so I was pretty happy to discover the library had many of her books too.   Read more....

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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