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NB: May-June 2021

We're celebrating NZ Music Month, with a pop quiz, as well as music among the bookshelves at the Nook & Cranny Music Festival 6.0, and at gigs throughout the month of May. There'll be live-streamed ragtime and blues from St Louis USA with Cherry & Jerry to top and tail the month, and advice on getting your songwriting career up and running with panel discussions and workshops. The Friends of the Library and our Heritage Team pay homage to Essie Summers, New Zealand's Queen of Romance, and we support OCASA awareness week with a little bit of theatre. All that and the launch of an exciting new anthology of Asian writers' works "A Clear Dawn" to look forward to, makes for a full social calendar! 

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Nook and Cranny Music Festival 6.0

by Kay Mercer

Sunday 2nd May, 11am - 4pm, City Library

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New Zealand Music Month

What's on?

by Kay Mercer

Music, naturally. But also the reading of a play, the launch of an amazing new anthology of Asian writers, workshops on songwriting and making money from your music, dragon slaying, the Rainbow Film Festival, and Visions for Dunedin. Plus Essie Summers is honoured for her contribution to New Zealand romance writing. Come on in, you know you want to!

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Music Month 2021: The Riches of Rags

by Jerry Rabushka, The Ragged Blade Band

Many of today's musical genres have ragtime DNA. Cherry and Jerry go back to the source.

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Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival - Fiction Writers

by Maureen Brook

The Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival runs from Thursday 6 May to Sunday 9 May.

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Lines and Wines

by Kay Mercer

Thursday 6th May, 6pm

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ŌCASA

by Ōtepoti Collective Against Sexual Abuse

ŌCASA is dedicated to supporting our community and being responsive to those in need

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ExQUIZite Tunes

by Rebecca Keenan

Turn it up to eleven with this edition’s quiz, celebrating this year’s NZ Music Month

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McNab

What's New McNab

by Malcolm Deans

The latest in the New Zealand Collection.

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Seasons of Summers

by Julian Smith

The upcoming Reed Gallery exhibition Seasons of Summers: New Zealand’s Queen of Romance celebrates New Zealand’s prolific and internationally read author, Essie Summers.

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Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature

The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Collection

by Debbie Lancaster-Gordon

Reviews of select reads for the season from our City of Literature collection

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Book review: Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail: The Diary of a Country Vet by Danielle Hawkins

by Dianne @South Dunedin Library

Who knew that being a vet was so interesting one day and nightmarish the next, especially when you add a large farm, and of course her family to the mix?

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Book Review: Every Day

by Laura Shepard

A collection of vegetarian recipes by Emma Galloway

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The Sound of Silence by Carlos Biggemann

Cumulus

by Kirstie McKinnon

An exhibition of photography + poetry

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Adult Get Well Bags

Adult Get Well Bags

by Dunedin Public Libraries | Kā Kete Wānaka o Ōtepoti

If you are unwell and temporarily cannot get to the library, we can help with a free Get Well bag

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Non-fiction Highlights

New Nonfiction May

by Information Services Team

New and recommended reads from the non-fiction collection

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Reusing, Repairing, Repurposing and Upcycling.

by Shirley Jones

Libraries are the very essence of reuse. For hundreds of years libraries have shared books and information to people.

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My Culture | My Story

by Kay Mercer

An oral storytelling competition for young people aged 11-18

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TeenSpace

'Sup Teen Space?

by Amanda Booth

New and recommended reads for young adults

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Kids' Picks

by Rachel Kean

A selection of new and recommended books for children

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Answers to ExQUIZite Tunes

by Rebecca Keenan

WARNING: big plot spoiler - don't read this before you've attempted the quiz!

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