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NB: May 2020

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!

Contents

NZ Music Month Retrospective

NZ Music Month Retrospective

by Kay Mercer, Editor

NZ Music Month is 20 years old.

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NZ Music Month: Dunedin Public Libraries 2020

New Zealand Music Month 2020

by Kay Mercer

Online Gigs videos to view throughout May

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Before the Snooze 

A Word in Your Ear: Before the Snooze

by Kay Mercer

Breaking new ground in sound and vision

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Martin Phillipps

The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps - One year on

by Fiona Knudson

An interview with Martin Phillipps

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Both Sides of the Line

BOTH SIDES OF THE LINE

by Glenda Rogers

Music in a bubble

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Early music score 5

Rare music and rarer Byrds

by Lorraine Johnston, Heritage Librarian

Ever wondered how music was written in medieval and renaissance times?

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Chicks Hotel

Siren songs and Seafog

by Rachel Kean

There's no shortage of music on the Port side.

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New Zealand Fiction

In Focus: New Zealand Fiction

by Maureen Brook

Fiction by New Zealand writers can reveal something of our national character - our obsessions, language, traditions, and ways of thinking.

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The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel

The Mirror and The Light

by Colleen Marshall

It is every librarian's dream to be confined to the house with a tempting pile of books waiting to be read.

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Athol Parks

Alert Level Four

by Athol Parks

Observations from City Walks tour guide Athol Parks

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Romance Books

RomanceBookCloud

by Dunedin Public Libraries

Read to your heart's content!

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Once a Biker by Peter Turnbull

Large Print book review

by Cate Morrison, guest reviewer

Once a Biker by Peter Turnbull

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e-books e-audio

Reading with your e-reader using Adobe Digital Editions

by Colleen Marshall

Have you read all the library books you borrowed from before lockdown?

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Non-fiction Highlights

New Non-Fiction

by Information Services Team

New and recommended books for your winter reading pleasure.

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More Easy Meals from Pantry Staples

by Shirley Jones

I love Italian food, it is true comfort food.

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Ulverscroft e-Books Tutorial

Ulverscroft eAudio

by Colleen Marshall

Ulverscroft Digital specialises in unabridged eAudio books for adults, teens and children which feature a variety of genres in fiction and non-fiction.

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Kaitrin McMullan

Video event for kids: Once Upon a Saturday

by Kay Mercer

Head to our Facebook page or website for an exclusive special performance by Kaitrin McMullan, 2pm Saturday 2nd May

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The June Boys

Children's Book Review

by Amanda Booth

The June Boys by Court Stevens

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Kids' Club - Rock Painting

Fun things to do at home with kids

by Rachel Kean

Here are a few cheap and easy boredom buster ideas.

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kids' picks

Kids' Picks

by Rachel Kean

A selection of books for children.

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Teen Space - Book Review

What's new....teen space

by Lynn Vare

Young Adult book review: Bad Girls by Jacqueline Wilson

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TeenBookCloud

TeenBookCloud

by Dunedin Public Libraries

Unlimited access to eBooks and audiobooks for teens.

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Words for the World

Words for the World

by J A Thea

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

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