Free comic book day – a fun day of activities and freebies.

Date: Saturday 5 May
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Join us at the Library as we celebrate Free Comic Book Day, brought to you by the NRG.

There will be 1000 comic books to give away! Titles include; The Avengers, Power Rangers, Spider Man, Star Wars, Disney Princesses, Transformers and so many many more.

There will also be a collection of super hero and pop memorabilia and photo screens for the little and large super heroes to capture the day and don't forget the colouring competitions and spot prizes galore.

Receive one comic for turning up and a second for dressing up.

NRG are proud to run this event with the support of sponsor Mee and Henry Law Limited.

Join us for a Night at Hogwarts, a fun free event for Teens!

Date: 19 May 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Invercargill Public Library Meeting Room
Ages: 12-18

A flick of a wand, a flurry of wings.
Magic in the Library, as old Murtle sings.
Have you brewed with Professor Katie
Or even explored the sorting hat lately.
Do you love Fantastic beasts and where to find them?
Then join us for a night of fun and mayhem.

Come along to the Invercargill Public Library this May, for the ultimate teen event for Potterheads.

Find out if you are the ultimate J.K. Rowling fan, take a potion class with our very own Professor Katie and help our Volunteens locate the escaped Fantastic Beasts.

Dress up in your Hogwarts house colours. Choose your house when you register or Sorting hat to be sorted into a house on the night! House points are up for grabs and a photobooth will be available for you and your friends to take photos.

Please note you need to be 12 years old or older to attend this event.

This evening of all things J.K. Rowling is proudly brought to you by the library’s Volunteens.

Sorry this event is now full.

Trace your WW1 Soldier this April

Our Book a Librarian service is a free service to help with research, reading advice and technology. This month, we are drawing focus to our research component with special Trace your NZ WW1 Soldiers bookings.

Each session is free, and will pair you with a research Librarian for a one-on-one session. We will tailor-make the session to your own requirements. You will have access to online databases, websites and library reference collections to help search for information on any New Zealand Solider who fought in WW1.

If this sounds like you then fill out the form below, and be sure to choose “Trace your soldier” as your enquiry type.

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.

Sorry, this event is now full. To be first to hear about our kids events be sure to follow us at facebook.com/invlibrary or sign up for our newsletter at ilibrary.co.nz/newsletter.