Mischief and Mayhem at the Library! Sign up for this year’s Teddy Bears Picnic.

When: Friday 23 February 3:30pm
Where: Learning and Activity Space
Ages: 3-8

We are once again hosting our annual teddy bear’s picnic on Friday 23 February. Aimed at children aged 3-8 years there will be snacks, games and interactive stories. After our picnic it will be time to tuck the teddies up in bed for their big overnight adventure at the library.

Kids at the 2017 Teddy Bears Picnic
Teddies getting up to mischief at the 2017 Teddy Bears Picnic

All children need to bring along a teddy or toy that they are comfortable leaving at the library overnight.

Teddies will be available, with a book about their adventures, from the children’s library after 10am Saturday 24 February.

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Mr Yipadee: A great show for kids!

Event Details

When: 27 October 4:30pm
Where: Learning and Activity Space
Who: Kids aged 3 – 10
Cost: Gold Coin Entry

Event Description

Bestselling Children’s author and Musician Mr Yipadee is back to perform this October.

The performance aims to inspire kids to “Laugh, Love and believe in themselves”.

The show promises to be a hilarious show for kids. They will read, sing and dance along to some of Mr Yipadees bestselling kids books and the show includes props, instruments, and interactive comedy.

No registrations are required, just arrive on the day. A gold coin donation is required for entry.

Library Book Sale 29 September

September 29 marks the beginning of our annual book sale.

While we would love to keep every book we have ever owned the library only has limited amounts of space. This means older books, that are not being used, need to make way for newer ones. The annual library book sale gives you the opportunity to buy these pre-loved books for a very reasonable price.

Our sale includes ex-library DVDs, CDs, puzzles and a wide range of books. This year doors open 9:00am on the 29th of September. The sale will run for one week with stock being added to over the opening weekend. Come on in and find your next favourite book.

Dragons Under My Bed! A Kath Bee Book Release Concert

Join Kath Bee Live!

When: 23 September – 10:30am
Where: Learning and Activity Space
Cost: Free!

Event Details

Get your dancing shoes on kids, children’s singer and song writer Kath Bee is coming our way!

Come and celebrate the release of her new book, ‘Dragons Under My Bed’! Illustrated by Lisa Allen, you can download the song from the book and sing along while you turn the pages. Pick up your bee and dragon from the library in the weeks before and bring them along to fly around! There will be singing, actions, giveaways, bubbles and FUN!

For more information visit the Kath Bee website, or check out the Facebook event.

Free family history talks in August. Bring your lunch, and learn!

The NZ Society of Genealogists, Southland Branch, in association with the Invercargill Public Library, is presenting a week of Family History lunchtime sessions.

Each session runs for 45 minutes, starting at 12:15pm in the Library Meeting Room. Bring your own lunch along, and enjoy. Tea and Coffee will be provided.

Family History Talk Timetable

Monday 7 August

Introduction to genealogy & family history and how to record your  results.  

Session is run by Roger Washbourn of NZ Society of Genealogists Southland Branch.

Tuesday 8 August

The journey of my whakapapa: How I used the resources available to explore my Māori Heritage.

Session is run by Jay Coote, Community Connections Coordinator at Invercargill City Libraries and Archives.

Wednesday 9 August

Family Research in England and Wales.  

Session is run by Lesley Instone of NZ Society of Genealogists Southland Branch.

Thursday 10 August
Image of a photo in our Archives

Highlights from the Archives Collection. A brief look into what’s new and popular in our Archives.

Session is run by Elyse Clark, Archives Assistant at Invercargill City Libraries and Archives.

Friday 11 August

Gold rushes and Wardens Court Records. 

Session is run by Prue Turnbullof NZ Society of Genealogists Dunedin Branch.


For more information about these session, please contact the event coordinator, Family History and Research Librarian Denise Grant.

Denise Grant

Family History and Research Librarian
Email Denise
(03) 2111 444