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Board Game Nights for Teens and Adults

We are excited to announce two new monthly events we are running for teens and adults. The next to occur is our Adults gaming night. These will be running on the first Thursday of the month. These events will alternate in theme between speed gaming sessions and casual gaming sessions. The first session will run on Thursday the 6th of August, and will be a speed gaming night. For more information on our Adult Board Game nights click here.


Winter Reading

A reading challenge for everyone!

Winter Reading is back. Running from July 1 to July 31, all you need to do to enter is read 4 books and tell us about them. Come and pick up a log book from any desk in the library, fill it out and drop it back to us before Sunday 9 August. If you are an avid reader you can enter more than once. Each completed log will get you into the prize draw. All completed log books receive a Library Voucher when handed in and will go into a draw for a $200 Whitcoulls voucher. You can read any books you like, and for younger children, having a book read to you counts. 

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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.


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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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