Join us at the Invercargill Public Library as we commemorate ANZAC Day

🌹 Join us at the Invercargill Public Library to commemorate ANZAC Day 🌹

🎞️WWI Talk with Maree Frewen-Wilks: “Pardon Me” 🗓️ Wednesday 24 April 🕠 5:30 pm

📷 Renowned photojournalist Maree Frewen-Wilks will share the poignant story of WWI soldiers who were executed during the war, including Victor Mason Spencer (Bluff) and Frank Hughes (Invercargill), along with John Sweeney (Wairarapa), John Braithwaite (Christchurch), John King and Frank Needs (West Coast).

Her documentary “Pardon Me” sheds light on the struggles faced by families knowing their loved ones were executed as a questionable example to the rest of the New Zealand forces, allied to the British Army. Their story serves as a reminder of the importance of restored justice.

Following the talk, we will screen the 30-minute documentary and offer the opportunity to engage with the guest speaker.

🎙️WWII Talk with Maree Frewen-Wilks: “Return to Monte Cassino” 🗓️ Sunday 28 April 🕑 2 pm

🌟 Step back in time as we mark the 20th anniversary of local WWII veterans’ journey to Monte Cassino, Italy. Photojournalist Maree Frewen-Wilks, who witnessed their journey firsthand, will take us on a visual exploration of this remarkable pilgrimage.  Join us at the Invercargill Public Library for an afternoon of storytelling and reflection, as we honour the bravery and resilience of these veterans.

Don’t miss these insightful talks and screening at the Invercargill Public Library.
Let’s honor our heroes together.  🇳🇿

Save the Date – Online event with author Kate Morton

Invercargill Libraries are delighted to offer the FREE online event with international sensation Kate Morton. Discussing her writing process and greatest inspirations, with an opportunity to ask your own questions live – this event is open to everyone, and not to be missed!

Hosted by @BorrowBox on Tuesday 9th April – sign up to this FREE online event via the link.

With books published in 38 languages across 45 territories, Kate Morton has captured the hearts of readers worldwide. From London to Australia, she brings her tales to life with rich historical detail and irresistible mystery.

Her latest masterpiece, “Homecoming,” is already hailed as her best work yet by Publishers Weekly. Spanning continents and generations, it’s a story that explores love, lies, and the meaning of home.

Don’t miss this chance to engage with a literary luminary and ask your burning questions live! Reserve your FREE spot now and mark your calendar for an event that promises inspiration, intrigue, and unforgettable storytelling. See you there! 🎉

⏱ We are hosting the Invercargill Speedcubing Club March event!

🎉 Join Us for the Invercargill Speedcubing Club March Event! 🎊

📅 Date: Saturday, 30 March 2024
🕒 Time: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
🏢 Venue: Invercargill Public Library

🔢 Competitor Limit: 15
📝 Registration Deadline: Friday 29th March
🎟️ Registration: Register Here

👥 Organiser: James Dyer

💬 Description: Calling all speedcubers in Invercargill! Join us for cubing challenges at the Invercargill Speedcubing Club March Event.

We’ll be having 3×3, 2×2, Pyraminx, Skewb, Megaminx and 6×6. Please note that we may enforce time limits on solves to ensure the event finishes on time. You will still be able to perform a reasonable number of solves!

Whether you’re a seasoned cuber or just starting out, there’s something for everyone. Register and compete in various events or come along and hang out with fellow enthusiasts.

📌 Registration Information:

  • Registration is handled by an external service. Please register by following the link.

  • Registration closes Friday 29th March, there is no fee to compete at this club.

  • Please be sure to make a cube clubs account with your full name if you have not competed before.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to showcase your cubing skills and connect with fellow enthusiasts. See you there! 🎊

👁 Ageing Well and Vision

🌟 Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity! 🌟

 Join us for an informative session with Dr Francesc March (MD, PhD Dunedin and Invercargill ophthalmologist) as he discusses the critical relationship between vision and dementia prevention.

🗓 Friday, 5 April 2024
⌚ 1:30 pm
📍 Invercargill Public Library, Ground Floor 

Preserving healthy vision is a crucial element in warding off dementia. Awareness, regular screenings and timely interventions form an essential foundation for building a future of cognitive wellbeing.

Free event, with nibbles provided.

Registrations required: please follow this link to register.

Alternatively, please email community@ilibrary.co.nz or phone 03 2 111 697

🐕 Paws and Pages for Tamariki – introducing ‘Reading to Dogs!’ 🐾

📚🐾Inspire a Love for Reading with our Reading to Dogs Program!🐾📚

Is your child a hesitant reader? Do they feel shy or nervous when it comes to reading aloud? We have the perfect solution – introducing our brand-new programme: Reading to Dogs!

🌟 Why Reading to Dogs? Our program offers a comfortable and supportive environment for young readers to practice their reading skills. Tamariki will read to Izzy, a gentle and calm 10-year-old Shih Tzu who loves kids and has been with Canine Friends pet therapy for years.

📖 How it Works:

  • Children will read to a certified dog who is accompanied by the dog’s handler.
  • Each session is 15 minutes long.
  • Free service
  • Bookings are essential.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

📅 When: Fridays

  • 1st March
  • 8th March
  • 15th March
  • 22nd March

📞 How to Book: Please ring 03 2111 697 or email us at community@ilibrary.co.nz.

Don’t miss out! Book your session now and inspire a love of reading in your child’s life! 🌈📚🐾