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Meet the Oral Historians

When: Tuesday 20 November, 3:00pm
Where: Invercargill Public Library

Come along and meet those behind the Southland Oral History Project. The project aims to capture Southland stories as a collective memory of what it is to be part of this community. 

The Project is actively supported by Heritage South and the Invercargill City Libraries and Archives and run with the help of amazing local volunteers. Come along and talk to our interviewers about what they do and how you can get involved and support the project.

Refurbishment Update: Stage 3 nearing completion

Stage 3 of our ongoing refurbishment project is nearing its completion. Stage 4, the final phase, is scheduled to begin 2 November 2018.

You will notice our new Help Desk right in the middle of the ground floor when you come into the Library, whether from the Dee Street or car park entrance. This is the first point of call for all of your enquiries. We will be pleased to show you around and point you in the right direction, please ask.

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

Upcoming Changes

  • All Children's material is being moved back to the renovated Children's Services.
  • Music, DVD, Blu-ray, Videogames, Puzzles, and Board Game collections are all being moved to Children's Services near the Activity Spaces
  • A new Parent’s Room is available with diaper changing and toilet facilities, accessible on the ground floor.
  • Newspapers are being moved downstairs to the ground floor.
  • Biographies are being moved downstairs to the ground floor.
  • APNK Internet Computers will be moved downstairs to the ground floor.

Get your creative juices flowing for National Novel Writing Month

Writers flock to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) each November because it provides a procrastination-busting deadline to complete the first draft of an entire novel. Check out some of our titles to help you achieve your novel writing aspirations this month!

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Don't limit your fiction - LIBERATE IT!

Following the "rules" of writing can often constrict rather than inspire. Learn to shed those rules to craft powerful, emotional, and gripping stories.

Explores the mysteries of why and how we tell stories, and the craft of writing fiction.

…and just to prove it can be done, here are some bestselling novels which all began life as NaNoWriMo drafts!

Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning...

For pure story, this colourful, headlong tale of a Depression-era circus simply can’t be beat.

A deliciously warm-hearted nerd power ballad, destined for greatness.

In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo.

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.