Free Dumpling Class to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Date: Sat 17 Feb 2018 - Sun 18 Feb 
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Cost: Free for all ages

The Invercargill City Libraries and Archives is proud to announce its first dumpling making event ever.

In conjunction with the Invercargill Chinese community, the Library will be hosting a dumpling preparing, cooking and eating session from 12pm - 2pm on the 17th and 18th of February.

Come join in the fun and meet some of the newest residents to Invercargill!

Mischief and Mayhem at the Library! Sign up for this year’s Teddy Bears Picnic.

When: Friday 23 February 3:30pm
Where: Learning and Activity Space
Ages: 3-8

We are once again hosting our annual teddy bear’s picnic on Friday 23 February. Aimed at children aged 3-8 years there will be snacks, games and interactive stories. After our picnic it will be time to tuck the teddies up in bed for their big overnight adventure at the library.

Photo of Kids and their soft toys
Kids at the 2017 Teddy Bears Picnic
Teddy Bears sittting in the Library Archives
Teddies getting up to mischief at the 2017 Teddy Bears Picnic

All children need to bring along a teddy or toy that they are comfortable leaving at the library overnight.

Teddies will be available, with a book about their adventures, from the children's library after 10am Saturday 24 February.

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Mr Yipadee: A great show for kids!

Event Details

When: 27 October 4:30pm
Where: Learning and Activity Space
Who: Kids aged 3 - 10
Cost: Gold Coin Entry

Event Description

Bestselling Children’s author and Musician Mr Yipadee is back to perform this October.

The performance aims to inspire kids to “Laugh, Love and believe in themselves”.

The show promises to be a hilarious show for kids. They will read, sing and dance along to some of Mr Yipadees bestselling kids books and the show includes props, instruments, and interactive comedy.

No registrations are required, just arrive on the day. A gold coin donation is required for entry.

Library Book Sale 29 September

September 29 marks the beginning of our annual book sale.

While we would love to keep every book we have ever owned the library only has limited amounts of space. This means older books, that are not being used, need to make way for newer ones. The annual library book sale gives you the opportunity to buy these pre-loved books for a very reasonable price.

Our sale includes ex-library DVDs, CDs, puzzles and a wide range of books. This year doors open 9:00am on the 29th of September. The sale will run for one week with stock being added to over the opening weekend. Come on in and find your next favourite book.

Dragons Under My Bed! A Kath Bee Book Release Concert

Join Kath Bee Live!

When: 23 September - 10:30am
Where: Learning and Activity Space
Cost: Free!

Event Details

Get your dancing shoes on kids, children's singer and song writer Kath Bee is coming our way!

Come and celebrate the release of her new book, 'Dragons Under My Bed'! Illustrated by Lisa Allen, you can download the song from the book and sing along while you turn the pages. Pick up your bee and dragon from the library in the weeks before and bring them along to fly around! There will be singing, actions, giveaways, bubbles and FUN!

For more information visit the Kath Bee website, or check out the Facebook event.