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.  🇳🇿

⏱ 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

🐾Discover the Remarkable Dogs Saving Lives

📅 Date: Saturday, 16 March
🕛 Time: 12 noon
📍 Location: Invercargill Public Library Meeting Room

Join us as we host Pauline Blomfield, the CEO of K9 Medical Detection NZ, a remarkable charitable trust dedicated to training medical detection dogs. These furry heroes are an additional valuable diagnostic tool in the growing battle against cancer and other diseases.

  • Learn about the innovative initiatives undertaken by K9 Medical Detection NZ (K9MD) and the impact of medical detection dogs in healthcare.
  • Discover how you can contribute to this noble cause and make a meaningful difference in the lives of many.
  • Engage with our esteemed guest during a relaxed Q&A session over a shared light lunch.

💌 RSVP for Catering Numbers:
Email: community@ilibrary.co.nz
Phone: 03 2 111 697

Pauline Blomfield (K9 Medical Detection NZ)

Pauline has owned and trained dogs for over 40 years. Her understanding of the incredible sensory abilities of canines led to her creating K9 Medical Detection New Zealand Charitable Trust. The use of dogs as a diagnostic tool for the early non-invasive detection of cancer and other diseases has been embraced by specialists throughout NZ, and Pauline has a brought together a full specialist clinical support team.

K9MD has their training centre at AgResearch Invermay in Mosgiel, just outside Dunedin. Working to full capacity with 3 training rooms, 5 laboratories and kennelling for the dogs, Pauline is now working towards creating a new specifically designed larger facility dedicated for early cancer detection.

🤝 Join us in supporting this pawsitive cause and discover the remarkable world of medical detection dogs! 🌟

🐕 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! 🌈📚🐾