The Great Escape Launch Party! A fun, free events for kids!

The Great Escape is our summer reading challenge, for all ages! This year, we will be hosting a fun, free launch event for kids! From 12:00 – 1:30pm on Saturday 1 December, come along and pick up your Great Escape entry!

We will have face painting, a travel themed photo booth, and lucky dip prizes for kids present on the day! The Santa Parade starts at 2:00pm so come in early and have some fun at the Library before securing a great spot to watch the parade out front.

Key Info

  • Fun and free!
  • Saturday 1 December
  • 12:00 - 1:30pm
  • Before the Santa Parade!

What to expect

Lucky Dips!

Photo Booth!

Face painting!

Family Fun!

Meet the Oral Historians

When: Tuesday 20 November, 3:00pm
Where: Invercargill Public Library

Come along and meet those behind the Southland Oral History Project. The project aims to capture Southland stories as a collective memory of what it is to be part of this community. 

The Project is actively supported by Heritage South and the Invercargill City Libraries and Archives and run with the help of amazing local volunteers. Come along and talk to our interviewers about what they do and how you can get involved and support the project.

Spookytime and Halloween Hijinks: A fun night out for kids!

Prepare for a night of fun this Halloween as we run two amazing events for kids. Costumes are a must and fun is guaranteed!

Spookytime! (ages 0-5)

When: Wednesday 31 October, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Where:
Teens Area

Gather around for a (not-so-scary) Halloween storytime, and craft. Bring your torches and blankets and get your photo taken in front of our Halloween display. No registrations are required, just show up on the night for this Halloween treat!

Halloween Hijinks (ages 6-10)

EVENT FULL

When: Wednesday 31 October, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Where:
Meeting Room

Calling all little monsters! There’s something eerie happening at Invercargill Public Library this Halloween. Join us for spooky stories, ghastly games and a frightful scavenger hunt! We’ll provide the snacks and the scares, don’t forget to dress up and bring your torch!

Come and hear Dr. Dragos Bratasanu speak about his new book The Pursuit of Dreams

When: Wednesday 17 October, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Where: Library Meeting Room
Speaker: Dr. Dragos Bratasanu

Come and hear author, scientist and speaker Dr. Dragos Bratasanu talk about his new book The Pursuit of Dreams – Claim Your Power, Follow Your Heart and Fulfill Your Destiny. In “The Pursuit of Dreams” Dr. Dragos shares the deeply personal experience of how he accomplished his dreams—including travelling to the North and South Poles without any money or connections—to show how you can reclaim your power and take change over your life by listening to the voice of Truth.

Travel the world with Dr. Dragos, go behind the scenes in Silicon Valley and NASA headquarters, and meet an eclectic cast of characters, including a Buddhist teacher, an Army veteran, a monk from Transylvania, a Google innovator, and a NASA legend. Their fascinating conversations connect science, spirituality, and entrepreneurship to inspire you and empower you to realise your dreams. This will be a storytelling & movie screening evening, as you will have the chance to watch one episode from The Pursuit of Dreams movie series that is not available anywhere online. Books will be available for purchase on the night.

For more information, visit Dr Dragos’ website.

Register now for our Harry Potter Escape Room for Teens and Families – Event Full

Put your Harry Potter knowledge to the test! Can you escape Snape’s Potion Study before time runs out? You and your fellow Hogwarts’s students have just 45 minutes to escape the room before You-Know-Who arrives.

This escape room is recommended for those aged 12 to 100 years old. Family and friend groups welcome. Younger family members welcome when with a family group. Registrations are essential.  Please no groups bigger than 6 people. Register now below!