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We are currently experiencing issues with our PressReader service [Resolved]

Issues regarding accessing PressReader and our website should now be resolved. If you have any further issues please contact us on 211-1444. [Last updated: 9:00am Friday 11 October]

We are currently experiencing ongoing issues with users accessing our PressReader service from home. We are aware of the problem and are working hard to get this fixed. We apologise for the inconvenience, and will update you as soon as the issue is resolved.

Get hands-on in the Library Makerspace

  • Mondays & Fridays
  • 3:00 - 5:00pm
  • Drop-in sessions
  • Free!

Calling all adult sewers and crafters! We will be trialling the use of the new library Makerspace on Monday and Friday afternoons from 3:00 – 5:00 starting on Monday 14 October through to Friday 29 November. Initially these will be drop-in sessions for using specific equipment. 

During October the equipment the public can use will be:

  • A Brother sewing machine
  • Scrapbooking / card cutting equipment, including a cuttlebug, dies and embossing patterns.

Please note: these are not classes, you already need to know how to use the equipment that is available. Watch this space for the equipment that will be available in November.

October
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
30 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -
7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 -
14 OPEN 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 OPEN
21 OPEN 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 OPEN
28 CLOSED 29 - 30 - 31 - 1 OPEN
November
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
28 OPEN 29 - 30 - 31 - 1 OPEN
4 OPEN 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 OPEN
11 OPEN 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 OPEN
18 OPEN 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 OPEN
25 OPEN 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 OPEN

Experience Monster Mayhem at the Library this Halloween

This Halloween come into the Library for an evening of spooky fun! We have different activities planned for toddlers, kids, and teens alike – check them out below!

Little Monster Party

  • (Not So) Spooky Storytime
  • Monster Bag Craft

Dress up as a little monster and come to the Library for an hour of Halloween fun! There will be… (not so) scary stories and you can make a monster bag to take home!

  • 0 - 5 years
  • 6:00 - 7:00pm

Big Monster Mash

  • Gruesome Craft
  • Spooky Activities
  • Scary Scavenger Hunt

Calling all big monsters! Come to the Library for a night of Halloween spookiness dressed as your favourite monster. There will be… gruesome crafts, spooky activities and a scary scavenger hunt!

  • 6 - 12 years
  • 6:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday Night at

Freddy's VR

  • Spooky VR Game

This Halloween you are hired – time to get your hands dirty. Repair claustrophobic ventilation systems, troubleshoot broken animatronics that could activate at any moment, or spend your evenings cowering in the nighttime security guard office.

  • 13 - 18 years
  • 6:00 - 8:00pm
  • Drop-in sessions

Learn about the stars at the Library

World Space Week, 4 – 10 October annually, is the largest space event on Earth. Join us on Saturday 5 October for “A Brief History of Astronomy” by Phil Burt from the Southland Astronomical Society.

  • Saturday 5 October
  • 2:00pm
  • All ages
  • Free!

What is World Space Week?

World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from 4 – 10 October.

Southland Astronomical Society

The Southland Astronomical Society is a small but active group of amateur astronomers based in Invercargill at the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. 

Our annual Book Sale is back!

Friday 27 September marks the beginning of our annual book sale. Bring along your loose change and grab a bargain. The sale will last 4 days only so get in quick!  

Our sale includes ex-library DVDs, CDs, puzzles and a wide range of books. Doors open 9:00am on Friday 27 September so come and find your next favourite book.

  • Begins at 9:00am on Friday 27 September
  • Ends at 7:00pm on Monday 30 September