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!

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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.

Tangent teens tell us the books they think every teen should read.

I think teenagers should read it because it’s a very gripping, detailed book. It has some romance and action. It’s a good story for those who like history, war, and a little death.
Tangent Teen - Ella
Ella
Age: 14
Every teenager should read this because it has a very important theme behind it. It also can make people think and perceive the world in a different way.
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Brooklyn
Age: 14
24 Teens. 12 Districts. 3 books. 1 winner.
Tangent Teen - Hannah
Hannah
Age: 14
I recommend this book for teenagers as it gives you information about Norse gods in a fun way.
Tangent Teen - Sophie
Sophie
Age: 14
It’s GREAT!! Focuses on teamwork. Is very engaging.
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Heather
Age: 14
14 kids, stranded in a shop with everything they could possibly want. Sounds pretty good, until they find out that when they go outside they will either turn into serial killer, paranoid freaks, get covered in boils, or are simply unable to reproduce. How will they find their family and survive?
Tangent Teen - EmmaP
Emma
Age: 12
Do you like action and plot twists? If yes you would love to read The Recruit. It is about a boy called James. My personal favourite part is when the basic training kids go one a holiday because they have finished basic training. WARNING: don’t read to people under the age of 12 years there are some very gross scenes.
Tangent Teen - Xanthe
Xanthe
Age: 13
Do you like action and plot twists? If yes you would love to read The Recruit. It is about a boy called James. My personal favourite part is when the basic training kids go one a holiday because they have finished basic training. WARNING: don’t read to people under the age of 12 years there are some very gross scenes.
Tangent Teen - Emma K
Emma
Age: 14

Mangaficent! The Top 7 Manga voted by local teens.

Manga are popular Japanese comic books. Read “back to front” these books are growing in popularity. We decided to ask some local teenagers about their favourite Manga. Below are the top 7 from our collection they recommend.

7. Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba

Light Yagami discovers a supernatural notebook. It gives him the ability to kill anyone whose name and face he knows. Light is now attempting to create and rule the world using the notebook. A detective known only as L is the only thing that stands in his way.

Location: Adult’s Graphic novel

6. Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama

Set in a world where humanity lives in walled cities. Created to defend against large humanoids, known as the Titans. Strange creatures who eat humans for no obvious reason.  Ern Yeager and his friends join the military to fight the Titans after their home is invaded.

Location: Adult’s Graphic novel

Saitama, the most powerful of all the superheroes. He has grown bored by the lack of challenging opponent in his fight against evil. He is now on a mission to find a worthy opponent.

Location: Adult’s Graphic novel

4. Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto

Naruto Uzmaki is a teen struggling to graduate from Ninja Academy. He dreams of becoming the next Hokage, the leader of his village.  His true destiny may be more complicated than he realised.

Location: Children’s Graphic novel

3. One Piece by Eiichiro Oda

Monkey D Luffy is a young man whose body has gained the properties of rubber after accidentally eating a Devil Fruit. Along with his pirate crew called the “Straw Hat Pirates”, Luffy explores the Grand Line.  Searching for the world’s ultimate treasure known as “One Piece” in order to become the next Pirate King.

Location: Children’s Graphic novel

2. Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida

Kaneki ends up in hospital after his date is revealed to be a ghoul. During the surgery he is given his dates organs. This turns him into a half-ghoul. Now he needs human flesh to survive. A group of ghouls, who own a coffee shop, take Kaneki in and teach him how to be a half-ghoul.

Location: Adult’s Graphic novel

1. Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima

Lucy runs away from home to join Fairy Tail, a wizard’s guild famous for its members’ overly destructive antics. She is invited to join the guild by Natsu Dragneel, a wizard with dragon-like abilities who is search of his missing foster father, the dragon Igneel.

They form a team including an ice wizard named Gray, an armoured wizard Erza and Natsu’s cat-like companion Happy. They embark on numerous guild missions, which include subjugating criminals, illegal dark guilds, and ancient Etherious demons created by the dark wizard Zeref.

Want to check out this, and more Manga? Then be sure to visit our Graphic Novel collection in the Library, or click here to peruse the online catalogue.