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Crafternoon Tea: 27 November, 1pm-3pm

Louise Craig jewelleryIt’s crafty day on Thursday - pop in. Louise Craig from Hanan Gallery at 130 Dee Street will be here with samples of her recycled jewellery made from old earrings, bracelets, buttons and keyholes.  Bring your old jewellery and buttons to see how they can gain a new lease of life.

And Christmas loometh so of course we’ve got Christmassy craft ideas to share.  Materials provided if you’d like to have a go. If not, just come along, check it out, have a chat. Complimentary afternoon tea provided.


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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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