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What's On

Ali Boyne —

There is something on offer for everyone this Spring, with exhibition tours, interesting talks, children's performers, and plenty of school holiday fun... Check out what's on offer for you at the Dunedin Public Libraries during September and October.

L’dor V’dor: The Holocaust and Intergenerational Trauma

In this talk, Kris Clancy and Gillian Wess from the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand explore how the aftermath of the Holocaust has had lasting effects on subsequent generations through epigenetics, trauma, and communal cohesion.

Monday 5 September | 6.15pm
4th Floor | City Library

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 12-18 September

Maori Legends Exhibition Tour

Nau mai, haere mai! Join exhibition co-curators for a guided tour of the Māori Legends exhibition on now in the Reed Gallery. The Kaupapa of the exhibition is to celebrate Māori artists and storytellers, focusing particularly on children’s pukapuka from the 60s to the 90s.

Come and feast your eyes on beautiful illustrations and learn about the absolute “legends” who created them. Discover how efforts to create te reo Māori pukupuka for tamariki has helped in revitalisation of the language and in our shared identity in Aotearoa.

FREE | RSVP essential

Wednesday 14 September 5:30pm
Bookings: https://tinyurl.com/TeWikiTourWed

Sunday 18 September 11:30am
Bookings: https://tinyurl.com/TeWikiTourSun

Friends of the Library Talks: Engaging with our Communities

Learn more about the exciting initiatives underway to promote reading and support our youth at the Dunedin Public Libraries.

Youth Engagement Coordinator Peone Logo will share an interactive presentation, highlighting ways she has encouraged young people to engage with the Library and literature, while Reading Promotion Coordinator Jackie McMillan shares the importance of promoting reading to all ages, and presents a series of initiatives being used to encourage our communities to engage with reading.

COST: $5 – cash only at the door
Wednesday 14 September
11.30am (talk begins 12 noon)
4th Floor | City Library

Author Talk: Mary Garden

Join us as Mary Garden shares her father’s biography, Sundowner of the Skies: the story of Oscar Garden, the forgotten aviator, a candid look into Mary’s study of her father.
Mary, a freelance journalist, talks about her upbringing, and how both her first book The Serpent Rising, as well as her father’s biography, came to be written, and the impact they have had.

Thursday 15 September | 5.30pm
4th Floor | City Library

Ignition Kids Book Festival 1st & 2nd October 2022

Join us at the Ignition Kids Book Festival for a weekend jam packed with plenty of activities for the kids, panels and conversations for children's authors, and stories and more for the whole family! Keep an eye on the Ignition Kids Facebook page for all the info on this exciting weekend.

Thinking of Starting a Business Later in Life: Library Talks

Join Geoff Pearman to learn why people start a business for the first time later in life, the types of businesses they are starting, and the advice people need and where they can get it from.

  • Dunedin City Library 3 October Monday 12.00pm-1.00pm
  • Dunedin South Community Pop-Up 4 October Tuesday 12.00pm-1.00pm
  • Mosgiel Library 4 October Tuesday 2.00pm-3.00pm
  • Blueskin Bay Library 5 October Wednesday 3.00pm-4.00pm
  • Waikouaiti Library 6 October Thursday 2.30pm-3.30pm
  • Port Chalmers Library 6 October Thursday 5.00pm-6.00pm

Presented by Geoff Pearman, Leader Senior Entrepreneurship in Aotearoa New Zealand research project, Founder Senior Entrepreneurs New Zealand and Startup Dunedin.
Organised by Massey University HART programme, Startup Dunedin, Senior Entrepreneurs NZ, Dunedin City Libraries.