Master the art of beeswax wraps and banish plastic wrap forever at Crafternoon Tea!

Join us this Thursday afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00pm for Crafternoon Tea: Mind Your Beeswax where we will be learning how to make beeswax wraps. Natural, reusable, and biodegradable – these are the perfect replacement for disposable cling wrap – and they look great too!

Crafternoon Tea 🧶

From sewing to scrapbooking to super-gluing – Crafternoon Tea is the club for hands-on crafty people. Whether you have a project to show off, or a skill you want to learn, come along for a chat over a cuppa with like-minded people. 

  • Last Thursday of each month
  • 1:00 - 3:00pm
  • Tea and coffee

Explore the experiences of past generations compared to kids of today

Explore the experiences of past generations, compared to those of kids of today. Experience hands-on activities using technology and items from throughout the ages.

Join us for an afternoon of stories and fun activities as we encourage our oldest and youngest citizens to gather together to share their experiences. Discover how your grandparents communicated with each other while teaching them all the different ways you communicate with your peers today.

See what schools used to be like, crack some Morse Code and enjoy some old fashioned treats with your friends and whanau.

This event is part of the Southland Heritage Month.

  • Saturday 14 March
  • 1:00 - 3:00pm
  • Free!

🏍️ Get your kids off the couch with the Baby Burt Munro Challenge! 🏆

Calling all bikers and decorators!

  • Wednesday 5 February
  • 4:00pm
  • 5 - 12 years

To celebrate the annual Burt Munro Challenge returning for 2020 we will be holding a bike decorating competition here at the Library! Decorate your bike using whatever materials you have available and meet up at the Library for the big show!

🔨 When?

You have until Wednesday 5 February to decorate your bike so it truly represents your personality. You can use cardboard, paper, fabric, wood – whatever to make your ride stand out amongst the crowd.

Work on your bike at home and then bring it in on the big day! The show will begin after 4:00pm, with each bike being judged by a collection of trained bike enthusiasts.

✂️ Who?

There will be two age groups with separate prize pools; kids aged 5 – 8 and 9 – 12 years.

🖍️ How?

Make sure to register your bike using the form below by Tuesday 4 February.

🧶 🖍️ 💡 🔨 ✂️ 🧷

More about the Burt Munro Challenge

Get your kids out of the house these summer holidays

Events for Kids 😛

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08jul10:30am11:00amRegistrations RequiredKōrero mō te Pukapuka - Zoom Book Chat 📚10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

08jul1:00pm3:00pmHanga Poi - Make a Poi ♻️1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

09jul10:30am11:00amWā Pēpi - Babytime 👶🏼10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

09jul1:00pm3:00pmKēmu Nui - Big Games ♟️1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

10jul10:30am11:00amWaiata - Sing a Long 🎶10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

13jul10:30am11:00amWā Korero - Storytime 🖼️10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

13jul1:00pm3:00pmKēmu Nui - Big Games ♟️1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

14jul10:30am11:00amWā Korero - Storytime 🖼️10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

14jul1:00pm3:00pmDigital Drop In 📟1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

15jul10:30am11:00amWā Korero - Storytime 🖼️10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

15jul10:30am3:00pmBluff Day 🦪10:30am - 3:00pm Bluff Senior Citizens AssociationAudience:Kids

15jul1:00pm3:00pmRaranga - Weaving ⭐1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

16jul10:30am11:00amWā Pēpi - Babytime 👶🏼10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

16jul1:00pm3:00pmKēmu Poari - Board Games 🎲1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

17jul11:00am11:30amKapa Haka 🧑‍🤝‍🧑11:00am - 11:30am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

Events for Teens 🤭

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09jul10:30am11:30amTeen Board Games 🏄🏻10:30am - 11:30am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Teens

14jul10:30am11:30amPhoto Transfer with Washi Tape 👕10:30am - 11:30am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Teens

16jul10:30am11:30pmBouncy Balls 🏀10:30am - 11:30pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Teens

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