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🎄 Christmas holiday hours 📅

Invercargill Public Library
24 December 9:00am - 1:00pm
25 December Closed
26 December Closed
27 December Closed
28 December Closed
29 December 9:00am - 6:00pm
30 December 9:00am - 6:00pm
31 December 9:00am - 6:00pm
1 January Closed
2 January Closed
3 January Closed
4 January Closed
5 January Normal hours resume
Leven Street Car Park
24 December 7:00am - 7:00pm
25 December Closed
26 December Closed
27 December 9:00am - 4:00pm
28 December Closed
29 December 7:00am - 7:00pm
30 December 7:00am - 7:00pm
31 December 7:00am - 7:00pm
1 January Closed
2 January Closed
3 January 9:00am - 4:00pm
4 January Closed
5 January Normal hours resume
Bluff Public Library
24 December 1:00pm - 5:00pm
25 December Closed
26 December Closed
27 December Closed
28 December Closed
29 December 1:00pm - 5:00pm
30 December 1:00pm - 5:00pm
31 December 1:00pm - 5:00pm
1 January Closed
2 January Closed
3 January Closed
4 January Closed
5 January Normal hours resume
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Sort your summer reads in 5 minutes! ⌚

Get your teens out of the house with our free summer events! 👨‍🎤

This summer we have an exciting range of activities and competitions to keep your teens busy!

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mon21dec1:00pmmon3:00pmBooks to Movies 📼🍿 (ages 12–18)1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning SpaceAudience:Teens

tue22dec1:00pmtue3:00pmSummer Creations 🧼 (ages 12–18)1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Teens

wed23dec10:30amwed12:30pmRegistrations RequiredCanvas Art 🖼️ (ages 12–18)10:30am - 12:30pm Invercargill Public Library: Meeting RoomAudience:Teens

thu24dec10:30amthu12:30pmBeat Saber VR 🤺 (ages 12–18)10:30am - 12:30pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning SpaceAudience:Teens

mon11jan1:00pmmon3:00pmBooks to Movies 📼🍿 (ages 12–18)1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning SpaceAudience:Teens

tue12jan1:00pmtue3:00pmKeep Talking and Nobody Explodes VR coop 💣 (ages 12–18)1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning SpaceAudience:Teens

thu14jan1:00pmthu3:00pmRegistrations RequiredCanvas Art 🖼️ (ages 12–18)1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Meeting RoomAudience:Teens

mon18jan10:30ammon12:30pmBooks to Movies 📼🍿 (ages 12–18)10:30am - 12:30pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning SpaceAudience:Teens

tue19jan10:30amtue12:30pmDead Hungry VR 🌭 (ages 12–18)10:30am - 12:30pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning SpaceAudience:Teens

thu21jan10:30amthu12:30pmSummer Creations 🧼 (ages 12–18)10:30am - 12:30pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Teens

december

mon21dec1:00pmmon3:00pmBooks to Movies 📼🍿 (ages 12–18)1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning SpaceAudience:Teens

tue22dec1:00pmtue3:00pmSummer Creations 🧼 (ages 12–18)1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Teens

wed23dec10:30amwed12:30pmRegistrations RequiredCanvas Art 🖼️ (ages 12–18)10:30am - 12:30pm Invercargill Public Library: Meeting RoomAudience:Teens

thu24dec10:30amthu12:30pmBeat Saber VR 🤺 (ages 12–18)10:30am - 12:30pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning SpaceAudience:Teens

january

mon11jan1:00pmmon3:00pmBooks to Movies 📼🍿 (ages 12–18)1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning SpaceAudience:Teens

tue12jan1:00pmtue3:00pmKeep Talking and Nobody Explodes VR coop 💣 (ages 12–18)1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning SpaceAudience:Teens

thu14jan1:00pmthu3:00pmRegistrations RequiredCanvas Art 🖼️ (ages 12–18)1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public Library: Meeting RoomAudience:Teens

mon18jan10:30ammon12:30pmBooks to Movies 📼🍿 (ages 12–18)10:30am - 12:30pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning SpaceAudience:Teens

tue19jan10:30amtue12:30pmDead Hungry VR 🌭 (ages 12–18)10:30am - 12:30pm Invercargill Public Library: Learning SpaceAudience:Teens

thu21jan10:30amthu12:30pmSummer Creations 🧼 (ages 12–18)10:30am - 12:30pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Teens

february

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Get into the Christmas spirit with Three Days of Kirihimete 🎅🏼

Countdown to the big day with three days of Christmas-themed events at the Library!

🎁 List of activities

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mon21dec10:30ammon11:00amWā Kōrero Kirihimete - Christmas Storytime & Craft 🤶🏻10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

mon21dec1:00pmmon3:00pmKēmu Nui – Big Games 😀1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

tue22dec10:30amtue11:00amWā Kōrero Kirihimete - Christmas Storytime & Craft 🤶🏻10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

tue22dec1:00pmtue1:30pmBart and Betty's Christmas Puppet Show 🐻🐰🐧1:00pm - 1:30pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

wed23dec10:30amwed11:00amWā Kōrero Kirihimete - Christmas Storytime & Craft 🤶🏻10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

wed23dec11:00amwed1:00pmCarols in the Foyer 🎄11:00am - 1:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Family,Kids

wed23dec1:00pmwed2:30pmKiriata Kirihimete - Christmas Movie 🎁1:00pm - 2:30pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Family,Kids

december

mon21dec10:30ammon11:00amWā Kōrero Kirihimete - Christmas Storytime & Craft 🤶🏻10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

mon21dec1:00pmmon3:00pmKēmu Nui – Big Games 😀1:00pm - 3:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

tue22dec10:30amtue11:00amWā Kōrero Kirihimete - Christmas Storytime & Craft 🤶🏻10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

tue22dec1:00pmtue1:30pmBart and Betty's Christmas Puppet Show 🐻🐰🐧1:00pm - 1:30pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

wed23dec10:30amwed11:00amWā Kōrero Kirihimete - Christmas Storytime & Craft 🤶🏻10:30am - 11:00am Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Kids

wed23dec11:00amwed1:00pmCarols in the Foyer 🎄11:00am - 1:00pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Family,Kids

wed23dec1:00pmwed2:30pmKiriata Kirihimete - Christmas Movie 🎁1:00pm - 2:30pm Invercargill Public LibraryAudience:Family,Kids

january

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🐧 Name our new puppet and win!

📅 Christmas hours

Date Invercargill Public Library Leven Street car park
24 December 9:00am - 1:00pm 7:00am - 7:00pm
25 December Closed Closed
26 December Closed Closed
27 December Closed 9:00am - 4:00pm
28 December Closed Closed
29 December 9:00am - 6:00pm 7:00am - 7:00pm
30 December 9:00am - 6:00pm 7:00am - 7:00pm
31 December 9:00am - 6:00pm 7:00am - 7:00pm
1 January Closed Closed
2 January Closed Closed
3 January Closed 9:00am - 4:00pm
4 January Closed Closed
5 January Normal hours resume Normal hours resume

Date Bluff Public Library
24 December 1:00pm - 5:00pm
25 December Closed
26 December Closed
27 December Closed
28 December Closed
29 December 1:00pm - 5:00pm
30 December 1:00pm - 5:00pm
31 December 1:00pm - 5:00pm
1 January Closed
2 January Closed
3 January Closed
4 January Closed
5 January Normal hours resume

🎄 Sort your Christmas reads in 5 minutes!

Our weekday opening hours have changed 🕖

From Monday, 2 November, our Invercargill branch will close an hour earlier at 6:00pm on weekdays.

There is no change to weekend hours, or opening times for the Bluff Public Library or the Leven Street Car Park.

Invercargill Public Library

Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Public Holidays Closed

Leven Street Park Zone

Monday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Public Holidays Closed

Don't have time to make it to the library?

Get involved with local history at the Southland Oral History Project workshop 🗣️

Join oral historian Rebecca Amundsen and coordinator of the Southland Oral History Project to learn how to conduct oral history interviewers. This workshop is generously supported by Heritage South.

Attendance at this workshop is required by individuals wishing to undertake interviews for the Southland Oral History Project (attendance at both sessions is required).

Session #1

Session #2

The first session will cover:

  • What is Oral History
  • An overview of the Southland Oral History Project
  • An introduction to recording equipment
  • The interview process (selecting interviewees, preliminary meeting and research)
  • Interview technique
  • Ethical Standards
  • Documentation

Attendees will be expected to undertake a practice oral history interview prior to the second session (equipment will be provided).

The second session will cover:

  • Review of practice interviews including critical review and feedback
  • How to abstract oral history interviews
  • Abstracting exercises.

Morning and afternoon tea are provided but attendees will need to bring their own lunch.

No previous experience is required but an interest in people and an ability to listen are essential.

Please note: There is no enrolment fee for the Oral History Training Workshop; however, participating in the workshop brings with it the expectation that you will contribute to the Southland Oral History Project as a volunteer interviewer by conducting 2 to 3 interviews per year.

This workshop is generously supported by Heritage South: