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Library Pyjama Party

Friday September 11th 5pm- 9pm

Are you between 8 and 13? Then join us on Friday 11th September for a Library Pyjama Party. Starting at 5 we will watch a movie and eat snacks, followed by pizza for tea and games after the Library has closed. We will be finished at 9pm. Registrations are required. Please register at

Kick Start Adult Courses

Courses Begin Tuesday 8th of September

Are you struggling with your computer? Need help with your Facebook account? Sounds likes you need to sign up for our FREE digital courses and KICK START your learning. We have two 3 week courses available in Computer Basics or Facebook. For more information on our Kick Start courses click here.



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cover image, H is for hawkAs a child, MacDonald had always wanted to become a falconer – she read all the classic books, learnt all the ancient terminology.  And later, as she got older, she got involved in falconry, and made some life-long friends.  When her father dies suddenly, MacDonald’s grief is all-consuming.  Not really knowing how to deal with it, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training a goshawk.  And so she buys Mabel, “cold, calculating, nervy and paranoid, - a sharp-eyed, deadly predator with murder in her heart”. Not your usual family pet then. 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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