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NB: March-April 2019

Your library is the very hub of culture and learning, as you'll discover inside this issue of NB. You'll get to meet some of our more unexpected visitors. Plus we've stories from around the world, the blessing of a magnificent sand mandala creation, and all the treasures of iD Fashion and the Wild Dunedin Festival of Nature to share with you, there's every reason to visit us in the coming weeks. And there's even literary gold in that there basement as we open up our giant weekend book sale!

Contents

Wisdom and Compassion in Vivid Colour: The Creation of the Majushri Sand Mandala by Tibetan Monks

What's on

by Kay Mercer

A guide to all that's coming up at Dunedin Public Libraries

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Foreword

by Kay Mercer

No gain without pain

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Annual Book Sale March 2019

Big Gold Rush Book Sale

by Kay Mercer

22nd-24th March, City Library Basement Carpark

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Tips for a Better World

March delights at the Salon

by Jane Woodham

Did you know the New Zealand Society of Authors holds a SALON once a month to which all are warmly welcomed?

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Hot Picks - Otago Writers

OTAGO WRITERS

by Maureen Brook

As we celebrate Otago Anniversary day on March 25, it seems like a good opportunity to highlight our local fiction writers. And given that Dunedin is a UNESCO City of Literature there is even more reason to celebrate our own very talented novelists. Below is a list of books with stories woven around Dunedin history, published in the last few years:

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Jennifer Andrewes: Author Talk - Parallel Lives

Author Talk: Parallel Lives

by Kay Mercer

Four Seasons in the French Pyrenees - Wednesday 17th April, 5.30pm

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Troopship Magazine

Back to Your Roots: Genealogy Update

by Lorraine Johnston, Heritage Librarian

Troopship Magazines are a largely untapped genealogy resource.

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Short-lived periodical conceals curious history

by Julian Smith

The McNab Collection at Dunedin City Library includes a rare copy of the sole issue of The Rag – a periodical controversially published by pupils at Otago Boys’ High School in October 1906.

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McNab  - What's New

What's New McNab

by Malcolm Deans

The latest in the New Zealand collection.

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Desert Island Books

Desert Island Books

by Jill Bowie

Our first castaways for 2019 are three staff members who work in a variety of different locations throughout the City library.

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Around the World in 80 Tales

by Brydee Strang

A gift to Dunedin from the many cultures who live here.

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Law For Tea

Law for Tea: Community Law Otago

by Community Law Otago

Community Law Otago offers free legal information, advice and education to the people of Otago.

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Music Month musician sign-up link

Nook and Cranny Music Festival

by Kay Mercer

Sunday 5th May - MUSICIAN SIGN-UP LINK

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Rome

Rome: Eternal City, Eternal Fascination

by Colleen Marshall

Architecture virtually on your doorstep

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Booksale

New Non Fiction

by Information Services Team

Latest arrivals on the non-fiction shelves

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Iona Winter - And then the Wind Came

then the wind came

by Kay Mercer

New collection of stories and poems by Dunedin Writer, Iona Winter

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iD Week: Fashion Tour

iD Week: Fashion Tour

by Kay Mercer

Thursday 14th March, 12.00pm, City Library

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iD Fashion Week Conversation: Lucy Hammonds

iD Fashion Week: Fashion Talk

by Kay Mercer

The Dress Circle, Friday 15th March, 5.30pm, City Library

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Wardrobe Evolution: Stitch Kitchen

iD Fashion: Wardrobe Evolution

by Kay Mercer

Stitch Kitchen, Tuesday 12th March, 2-5pm

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Teen Space

what's new... Teen Space

by Amanda Booth & Glenda Rogers

New and recommended from the Young Adult collection

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Continued Sense of Wonder online by ZOOM

by Kay Mercer

Wednesday 9th September, 7pm (click and scroll down for details)

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Alistair Easson character drawing classes

Character Building: Al’s Drawing Class

by Kay Mercer

Starts Friday 29th March, 3.30pm, Teen Space

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kids' picks

Kid' Picks

by Rachel Kean

A selection of new books for children

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Children’s Book Review: Walk Your Dog

by Cate Morrison, Guest Reviewer

Words by Elizabeth Stevens Omler. Pictures by Neesha Hudson

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Library visitors

by Kay Mercer

Dunedin’s libraries are well-used to welcoming visitors, but we thought you might like to hear about a few of the more unusual new faces who find the library appealing.

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Kaitrin McMullan

Once Upon a Sunday is back!

by Kay Mercer

Sunday 5th July, 2pm: Storypit, City Library

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