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Spookytime and Halloween Hijinks: A fun night out for kids!

Prepare for a night of fun this Halloween as we run two amazing events for kids. Costumes are a must and fun is guaranteed!

Spookytime! (ages 0-5)

When: Wednesday 31 October, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Where:
Teens Area

Gather around for a (not-so-scary) Halloween storytime, and craft. Bring your torches and blankets and get your photo taken in front of our Halloween display. No registrations are required, just show up on the night for this Halloween treat!

Halloween Hijinks (ages 6-10)

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When: Wednesday 31 October, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Where:
Meeting Room

Calling all little monsters! There’s something eerie happening at Invercargill Public Library this Halloween. Join us for spooky stories, ghastly games and a frightful scavenger hunt! We’ll provide the snacks and the scares, don’t forget to dress up and bring your torch!

Come and hear Dr. Dragos Bratasanu speak about his new book The Pursuit of Dreams

When: Wednesday 17 October, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Where: Library Meeting Room
Speaker: Dr. Dragos Bratasanu

Come and hear author, scientist and speaker Dr. Dragos Bratasanu talk about his new book The Pursuit of Dreams – Claim Your Power, Follow Your Heart and Fulfill Your Destiny. In “The Pursuit of Dreams” Dr. Dragos shares the deeply personal experience of how he accomplished his dreams—including travelling to the North and South Poles without any money or connections—to show how you can reclaim your power and take change over your life by listening to the voice of Truth.

Travel the world with Dr. Dragos, go behind the scenes in Silicon Valley and NASA headquarters, and meet an eclectic cast of characters, including a Buddhist teacher, an Army veteran, a monk from Transylvania, a Google innovator, and a NASA legend. Their fascinating conversations connect science, spirituality, and entrepreneurship to inspire you and empower you to realise your dreams. This will be a storytelling & movie screening evening, as you will have the chance to watch one episode from The Pursuit of Dreams movie series that is not available anywhere online. Books will be available for purchase on the night.

For more information, visit Dr Dragos’ website.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Māori Language Week

A deep account of Māori Television in its first ten years

An incredibly simple, fun and practical Māori dictionary for all New Zealanders.

Highlights connections between Māori painting traditions and contemporary art practice.

Designed to help babies through to younger children recognise and learn basic vocabulary

These bilingual books are ideal for beginning learners of Maori.

About the people, knowledge, culture, language and resources important to Ngai Tahu.

New Zealand’s only publication dedicated to both Maori and Pacific people.

An accessible and fun guide for everyday Kiwis looking to learn and speak the Maori language around the home.

During three days in 1864, 300 Maori men, women and children fought an imperial army at the Battle of Ōrakau...

The best short stories and novel extracts from the Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers 2017.

The Four Day Book Sale

Our Annual Library Book Sale is back!

September 28 marks the beginning of our annual book sale. Bring along your loose change and grab a bargain. This year, due to the refurbishment work, the sale will last 4 days only so get in quick!

Located on the first floor, in the Library Meeting Room, our sale includes ex-library DVDs, CDs, puzzles and a wide range of books.  Doors open 9:00am on September 28 so come and find your next favourite book.

Donald holding book sale items
Customer Experience Team Leader Donald Cunningham sits among some of the items up for sale this year
Catherine amongth the boxes of books
Interloans Librarian Catherine Wilson sits among boxes filled with books and items for sale.

Sale Prices

  • Games and Puzzles $1
  • DVDs $3
  • Electronic Games $3
  • Audiobooks and CDs $3
  • Graphic Novels $2
  • Magazines 50c
  • Non-Fiction Books $1.50
  • Large Print Books $0.50
  • Fiction Books $1 or 6 for $5

Refurbishment Update: Stage 2 complete!

Stage 2 of our refurbishment project is now complete! The newly renovated section of the Library is now open to the public, with all collections once again available to browse. Please be aware construction work will be continuing on with the Children’s Services area being closed off.

Refer to ilibrary.co.nz/library-refurbishment for the latest updates on the Library refurbishment.

Latest Updates

  • Stage 2 is now complete. Work has begun on Stage 3.
  • Adult fiction, large print, young adult, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs and Blu-rays, music CDs, and videogames can be found in Adult Services.
  • All children's collections can now be found in Adult Services.
  • Construction work will continue on into the Children's Services area.
  • Access to the Library foyer from the Car Park and Dee Street will now open at 9:00am.