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NB: May - June 2017

This issue, we welcome to Dunedin two inspiring initiatives to motivate writers and readers: Flash Fiction and the Book Discussion Scheme. We make the libraries come alive with the sound of music, visit crime upon the Heritage collections, and celebrate 150 years of library books on Blueskin Bay. Plus sublime poetry, book recommendations, and some behind-the-scenes secrets of the Library. Feeling spoiled yet? Well, there's always chocolate!


Music Month

New Zealand Music Month: The Sounds of May  

by Kay Mercer, Events Coordinator, Dunedin Public Libraries

What is it about live music in the libraries that appeals to Dunedin audiences?

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Powering up the hunt for the next good read

by Anne-Maree Wigley, Manager Business Support, Dunedin Public Libraries

The library catalogue is a gateway to the wealth of physical and online resources that Dunedin Public Libraries provides it members.

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What's On

What’s On…  

by Kay Mercer, Events Coordinator, Dunedin Public Libraries

Music, books, stories and a special Library's birthday. We've got it all going on in the Libraries this issue. Plus the poetry of chocolate, of course.

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Should you think too much!

Should you think too much!  

by Ann Jacobsen

Poetry by Ann Jacobsen

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Scottish Crime Rules!


by Maureen Brook, Senior Library Assistant, Information Services

Scottish crime fiction, aka Tartan Noir, is very popular, with names like Ian Rankin and Quintin Jardine known worldwide. 

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Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars: A Novel

Book Review: Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars

by Library Staff Member

A Novel  by Miranda Emmerson.

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What a Crime: City Library's 3rd Floor Turns to Murder

What a Crime!  

by Lorraine Johnston, Heritage Librarian

City Library’s 3rd floor turns to murder

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What's New McNab  

by Malcolm Deans, Senior Library Assistant, Heritage

The latest in the New Zealand collection.

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National Flash Fiction Day NZ

National Flash Fiction Day

by Iona Winter

June 22nd is National Flash Fiction Day (NFFD) in Aotearoa.

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by Joan Anderson

Poetry by Joan Anderson

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Live Writing

Dunedin Writers’ Workshop  

by Dunedin Writers' Workshop

The Dunedin Writers’ Workshop welcomes all writers, hobbyist or professional.

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What's Weeding Got to do with Books

What’s weeding got to do with books?  

by Jackie Howell, Collection Development Team Leader

The same consideration is given to maintaining our shelves as it is to filling them, especially when a book is out of print or otherwise unobtainable.

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Book Discussion Scheme

Wild about Book Night 

by Megan Blakie, Book Discussion Scheme

Kiwi business owner Steven Wild finished high school having never read a novel.

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A Word in Your Ear

A Word in Your Ear: Three Librarians on the Bay  

by Kay Mercer, Events Coordinator, Dunedin Public Libraries

This issue, we are celebrating 150 years of community-driven library service at Waitati.

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Treasures from the Stacks 

by Shirley Jones, Senior Library Assistant, Information Services

Finding hidden gems in the library basement.

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Non-fiction Highlights

Non-fiction highlights

by Colleen Marshall, Senior Library Assistant, Information Services

A selection of new arrivals to our shelves. 

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Desert Island Books

Desert Island Books  

by Jill Bowie, Library Assistant, Collection Services

Our castaways for this issue are the fabulous staff from our bindery.

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Teen Space - What's New

What's New Teen Space

by Rachel Kean, Senior Library Assistant, Youth Services

A selection of recommended new titles for young adults.

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kids' picks

Kids’ Picks  

by Wendy Chapman, Senior Library Assistant, Youth Services

A selection of recommended reads for children.

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