Build a fort at the Library and read stories with your whanau!

Would you love to be in the Library after it closes? Do you love stories and fort building? Then this event is perfect for you – a fun evening for families with young children (or grandchildren)!

Bring your whanau and listen to the best stories we have handpicked by our librarians! Then, once the Library is closed, use all of our props to make your very own fort and enjoy reading by torchlight together as a family.

Event Details

  • Friday 17 May
  • 6:30 - 8:00pm
  • Families with kids aged 2-7
  • Free, registrations required

Meet bestselling author Nalini Singh!

Join bestselling author Nalini Singh for a morning chat at the Invercargill Public Library.
Nalini will give a short talk about her experiences as an author, followed by a book signing. 

This is a must attend free event for all paranormal romance readers!

Event Details

  • Thursday 16 May
  • 9:30 - 10:30am
  • Invercargill Public Library Meeting Room

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The Dan Davin Literary Foundation presents

The Book Lovers’ Dinner with Nalini Singh

The Dan Davin Literary Foundation presents
The Book Lovers’ Dinner With Nalini Singh

Join Dan Davin for this year’s Book Lovers’ Dinner event and Nalini will share her writing journey, her inspiration and what it takes to be an international author living in New Zealand. The event includes a two-course meal with a cash bar available.

Ticket Details
$60 (includes meal; cash bar available). Book by emailing
  • Wednesday 15 May
  • 6:30pm
  • Kelvin Hotel

Signup for our Jedi Academy, this May the 4th

Are you the ultimate Star Wars fan? This May the 4th we will be hosting our own Jedi Academy, a fun-filled evening of activities for Padawans aged 12-19. Come dressed up as your favourite Star Wars character and be prepared for an evening of fun!

Jedi Academy

Saturday 4 May, 5:00 - 8:00pm

Pizza + Snacks

Galactic Bath Bombs

Lightsaber Construction

Star Wars Photobooth

Scavenger Hunt

Star Wars Quiz

Pamper yourself this Mother’s Day

Calling all mums! Treat yourself to something special this Mother’s Day at the Invercargill
Public Library. We have a day filled with free events for mums designed to pamper and
relax you! 

Mother's Day, Sunday 12 May

30 Minute Book Talks

10:30am & 2:00pm
Listen to snippets from the latest books and then find one to take home.

Book Spa

11:00am – 12:00pm & 2:30 – 3:30pm
Immerse yourself in books. Sweet smells, comfy seats and relaxing music.

Magazine Lunch

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Enjoy coffee and nibbles while you browse our huge selection of magazines.

Games & Puzzles

1:00pm – 4:00pm
A selection of games and puzzles will be out from 1.00pm for you to enjoy.

For maximum benefit don’t bring your partner or the kids!

Explore new databases using your Library card!

Did you know the Library has a range of great online resources, including free access to many databases to all Library users?

This year, we have added two new digital collections for avid readers and car-enthusiasts alike!

Haynes Manuals AllAccess
Get your motor running with Haynes repair manuals. Learn how to maintain and service your car or motorcycle. The online manuals feature colour images, wiring diagrams and step-by-step video instructions. Car makes include Mitsubishi, Honda, Toyota, Subaru and lots more. Motorcycles include Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Harley-Davidson as well as others!

NoveList Plus
Novelist was created for people who love books, by people who love books. It helps readers of all ages find just the right book to read or listen to. With winter approaching it’s a great chance to search expert recommendations, reviews, articles and lists for your next read then settle in front of the fire and enjoy.

Explore the full range of resources at Not a member? It’s free to join! Just come in and visit us at either our Invercargill or Bluff branch.