World Wide Knit in Public Day

World Wide Knit in Public Day began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Consider this a spark, to ignite a fire; getting all of the closeted knitters out into fresh air.

Spend as much (or as little) time as you like. Work on projects together, show off your latest knitting project or help someone new to the craft learn with tips and advice.

We will provide some extra needles and wool for people who may like to give it a go!


  • Saturday 8 June
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Invercargill Public Library Lounge

What is World Wide Knit in Public Day?

World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. 

Pamper yourself this Mother’s Day

Calling all mums! Treat yourself to something special this Mother’s Day at the Invercargill
Public Library. We have a day filled with free events for mums designed to pamper and
relax you! 

Mother's Day, Sunday 12 May

30 Minute Book Talks

10:30am & 2:00pm
Listen to snippets from the latest books and then find one to take home.

Book Spa

11:00am – 12:00pm & 2:30 – 3:30pm
Immerse yourself in books. Sweet smells, comfy seats and relaxing music.

Magazine Lunch

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Enjoy coffee and nibbles while you browse our huge selection of magazines.

Games & Puzzles

1:00pm – 4:00pm
A selection of games and puzzles will be out from 1.00pm for you to enjoy.

For maximum benefit don’t bring your partner or the kids!

Explore new databases using your Library card!

Did you know the Library has a range of great online resources, including free access to many databases to all Library users?

This year, we have added two new digital collections for avid readers and car-enthusiasts alike!

Haynes Manuals AllAccess
Get your motor running with Haynes repair manuals. Learn how to maintain and service your car or motorcycle. The online manuals feature colour images, wiring diagrams and step-by-step video instructions. Car makes include Mitsubishi, Honda, Toyota, Subaru and lots more. Motorcycles include Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Harley-Davidson as well as others!

NoveList Plus
Novelist was created for people who love books, by people who love books. It helps readers of all ages find just the right book to read or listen to. With winter approaching it’s a great chance to search expert recommendations, reviews, articles and lists for your next read then settle in front of the fire and enjoy.

Explore the full range of resources at Not a member? It’s free to join! Just come in and visit us at either our Invercargill or Bluff branch.

Get involved with the Oral History Project at the Library

Saturday 6 April 10:00am – 3:30pm
Saturday 11 May 10:00am – 3:30pm

These training sessions are for those individuals wishing to undertake interviews for the Southland Oral History Project.

The first session will cover:

  • What is Oral History?
  • Overview of the Southland Oral History Project
  • The interview process – sleceting interviewees, preliminary meetings, etc
  • The recording equipment
  • Interview technique
  • Ethical standsards
  • Documentation

Attendees will undertake a practice interview prior to the second session (equipment will be provided).

The second session will cover:

  • Review of practice interviews and general feedback
  • Abstracting technique and practice

Morning and afternoon tea is provided but attendees will need to bring their own lunch.

There is no enrolment fee for the training workshops, however spaces are limited and participants are asked to commit to at least 2 to 3 interviews for the Project each year.

If you would like more information before committing to the training, please email the Southland Oral History Project Coordinator.