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NB: September-October 2021

For the NB of Spring, we've been chatting to lots of authors and, naturally, reading lots of books, so we bring you a fine crop of interviews, book reviews and recommendations throughout this issue. And for the poets among you, young and old, we proudly launch this year's iteration of our Dunedin institution, the Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Robert Burns Poetry competition, and we announce the winners of the National Poetry Day Shape Poetry competition in partnership with Otago-Southland NZ Society of Authors and Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature. Plus, we show you can immerse yourself in te reo Māori stories for te Wiki o te Reo with Lingogo, and tap into some of our many online collections available to library members day and night, whenever the mood takes you.

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New Scotland

by Kay Mercer

The 2021 Robert Burns Poetry competitions open for entries

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Digital library

Your virtual library

by Angela Bain

open 24/7 during Lockdown and beyond

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Agatha Christie

ExQUIZite Mysteries and Thrillers 2021

by Rebecca Keenan

Don your deerstalker and grab your magnifying glass to crack the case of our latest quiz!

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Drama

The Play's the Thing

by Jackie McMillan

The Royalty Plays are a collection of over two thousand acting editions, or play scripts, given to the library by Dunedin lawyer and city councillor Maurice Joel (1911-1986).

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New digital resource - Lingogo

by Dunedin Public Libraries

Read and listen to stories in te reo Māori and Pacific languages with audio and English translations!

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Fiona Kidman

In Conversation: Dame Fiona Kidman DNZM OBE

by Jackie McMillan

Dame Fiona Kidman DNZM OBE will be the inaugural recipient of the University of Otago Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies Irish Writers Fellowship.

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Shape Poetry Competition

And the winner is...

by Kay Mercer

Congratulations to the winners of the National Poetry Day 2021 Shape Poetry competition

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Hot Topic: Gardening in Fiction

GARDENING FICTION

by Maureen Brook

Gardens and novels have long been companions.

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Book Review: Still Life by Sarah Winman

by Shirley Jones

Published by 4th Estate, London in 2021

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Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature

Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Collection

by Debbie Lancaster-Gordon, Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature

Latest additions reviewed by the office of the City of Literature

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DPL app

Stay Connected to the Library

by Dunedin Public Libraries

Download the Dunedin Public Libraries app!

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Some Quick and Easy Reading

by Dianne Mears

Head to the Outback with the turn of a page

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Gardening

Life Begins the Day You Start a Garden (Chinese Proverb)

by Shirley Jones

We can gain so many benefits from growing a garden and being in a garden.

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Non-fiction Highlights

New Non Fiction

by Information Services Team

A selection of new arrivals to our non-fiction collection

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Selina Tusitala Marsh

Selina Tusitala Marsh ONZM

by J A Thea

Young writer, J A Thea interviews the Ignition Festival Gala keynote speaker

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TeenSpace

'sup Teen Space?

by Amanda Booth

Brand new and not-to-be-missed reads from the Young Adult collection

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Heather McQuillan

Check Out an Author: Heather McQuillan

by Jackie McMillan

Heather McQuillan is a writer and teacher and those two parts of her life are interwoven.

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kids' picks

Kid's Picks

by Rachel Kean

A selection of new and recommended books for children

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Gillian Torckler

Check Out an Author: Gillian Torckler

by Jackie McMillan

Gillian Torckler has produced several children's books about the natural world with her photographer husband Darryl Torckler.

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Gavin Bishop

Check Out an Author: Gavin Bishop ONZM

by Jackie McMillan

Gavin Bishop O.N.Z.M. has published more than 70 books over the last four decades, including several that have won New Zealand Children's Book Awards.

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Story Box Library

Story Box Library

by Dunedin Public Libraries | Kā Kete Wānaka o Ōtepoti

It's Storytime, Anytime

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Answers to the ExQUIZite Murder Mystery Quiz

by Rebecca Keenan

PLOT SPOILER: do not read this until you've attempted the quiz questions!

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