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.
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.
Wednesday September 12
5:30 – 7:00pm
Note: Car park closes at 7.00 pm
Invercargill Public Library Meeting Room
Join Stefanie Lash from ArchivesNZ as she Uncovers the stories of the1893 Suffrage Petition.
With a focus on the Invercargill and Southland suffragists, Stefanie will discuss some of the interesting people researched so far and demonstrate how visitors can upload their own stories of the suffragists to the ever-expanding database of knowledge about the Women’s Suffrage Petition.
Invercargill was a hotbed of women’s suffrage, and contributed over 1,200 signatures to the suffrage petition that directly led to the passing of the Electoral Act giving women the right to vote. Behind Kate Sheppard and the well-known campaigners of the day were over 25,000 suffragists whose stories are yet to be told.
The 1893 Petition is on permanent display at He Tohu. He Tohu opened in May 2017 and will be in place for at least 25 years. Stefanie Lash, Lead Curator of He Tohu, will introduce the audience to the magic and mysteries of the Petition document. The interactive technologies in the exhibition allow visitors to search for their ancestors by name and be instantly taken to the place on the huge roll where their signature lies – but what is this worth without being able to learn the stories of some of these ordinary and extraordinary women?