World Wide Knit in Public Day

Date: 9 June 2018
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Invercargill Public Library

World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. This a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you.  Who knows you might even bump into your neighbour! Consider this a spark, to ignite a fire; getting all of the closeted knitters out into fresh air.

This year the Invercargill Public Library will be running its first World Wide Knit in Public Day event, and we want to see you there! 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.

Tea and coffee making facilities will be available. We will provide some extra needles and wool for people who may like to give it a go.

We want to hear your thoughts. Take our quick customer survey and you could win!

We would like to hear from you, our public!

Let us know what you think about the services and events we offer and let us know your suggestions about things we do well and things we can improve upon.

The survey will take approximately 5 minutes of your time, please complete it online by clicking on the link below and you will go in the draw for a $100 voucher.

Be sure to let your friends and family know too. We are your library, so have your say on what we do.

Survey closes 31 May 2018.

Come listen to Author and blogger Emily Writes for a free reading and Q&A

Date: Thursday 3 May
Time: 11:00am

Come along to a free reading and Q&A with Mommy blogger Emily Writes. Located in the Learning and Activity Space, parents are welcome to bring along their little ones to the event which has been bought to you by the Dan Davin Literary Foundation.

Emily Writes shot to fame as a blogger who wasn’t getting a lot of sleep, and then reached further heights with the publication of her book, Rants in the Dark. Frank, funny and heartfelt, Writes’ book strikes a chord with many parents.

Dress up, be creative and have fun at the Library as part of the White Night Festival.

When: Saturday 5 May 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Who: All ages

White Night is a one-night-only celebration of our city and our artists.

Explore the CBD’s nooks and crannies, alleyways and buildings, insides and outsides!  Wherever creative folk exhibit, perform and gather, that’s where you should be, too.

This year the Library is excited to host a Dress-up-jam run by Barbarian Productions. The event in the library foyer will comprise a small marquee. Inside will be a group of actors who will have all sorts of costumes and props for people (of all sizes!) to put on.  The actors will encourage characters, and engagement with the people. 

The Library will also provide a fun, funky background for people to use, to take photos of themselves in their funky costumes. Use your own phones and cameras, or our friendly Library staff can take photos and put them on Facebook the following week for all to see.

For more information you can download a map from the arts festival website

Or find them on Facebook at White Night Invercargill.