Dunedin Public Libraries | Kā Kete Wānaka o Ōtepoti


In this issue, we pay homage to the New Zealand Music Commission, celebrating 20 years of New Zealand Music Month with a look back at four years of the Nook and Cranny Music Festival and the unforgettable musical memories forged in Dunedin Public Libraries over the years. We chat to Martin Phillipps of The Chills about life post-documentary and learn from local bands Both Sides of the Line and Before the Snooze about making music at Level 4. You'll find links to all manner of music in this issue, from medieval to mod. Plus, of course we have e-books and all sorts of online goodies for you to enjoy, including weeknight Facebook vid-gigs and a shiny new live-streamed Nook and Cranny 2020 for your bubble. The library buildings are not open yet, but we can still keep you entertained online and satisfy your craving for e-reading material. Dance like nobody's watching, Dunedin!


  1. NZ Music Month Retrospective

    NZ Music Month is 20 years old. Read more…
  2. New Zealand Music Month 2020

    Online Gigs videos to view throughout May Read more…
  3. A Word in Your Ear: Before the Snooze

    Breaking new ground in sound and vision Read more…
  4. The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps - One year on

    An interview with Martin Phillipps Read more…
  5. BOTH SIDES OF THE LINE

    Music in a bubble Read more…
  6. Rare music and rarer Byrds

    Ever wondered how music was written in medieval and renaissance times? Read more…
  7. Siren songs and Seafog

    There's no shortage of music on the Port side. Read more…
  8. In Focus: New Zealand Fiction

    Fiction by New Zealand writers can reveal something of our national character - our obsessions, language, traditions, and ways of ... Read more…
  9. The Mirror and The Light

    It is every librarian's dream to be confined to the house with a tempting pile of books waiting to be read. Read more…
  10. Alert Level Four

    Observations from City Walks tour guide Athol Parks Read more…
  11. RomanceBookCloud

    Read to your heart's content! Read more…
  12. Large Print book review

    Once a Biker by Peter Turnbull Read more…
  13. Reading with your e-reader using Adobe Digital Editions

    Have you read all the library books you borrowed from before lockdown? Read more…
  14. New Non-Fiction

    New and recommended books for your winter reading pleasure. Read more…
  15. More Easy Meals from Pantry Staples

    I love Italian food, it is true comfort food. Read more…
  16. Ulverscroft eAudio

    Ulverscroft Digital specialises in unabridged eAudio books for adults, teens and children which feature a variety of genres in fiction ... Read more…
  17. Video event for kids: Once Upon a Saturday

    Head to our Facebook page or website for an exclusive special performance by Kaitrin McMullan, 2pm Saturday 2nd May Read more…
  18. Children's Book Review

    The June Boys by Court Stevens Read more…
  19. Fun things to do at home with kids

    Here are a few cheap and easy boredom buster ideas. Read more…
  20. Kids' Picks

    A selection of books for children. Read more…
  21. What's new....teen space

    Young Adult book review: Bad Girls by Jacqueline Wilson Read more…
  22. TeenBookCloud

    Unlimited access to eBooks and audiobooks for teens. Read more…
  23. Words for the World

    JA Thea is creating a writers group so youth can write for each other and themselves in this time of isolation Read more…
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