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NB: September-October 2019

Kia ora koutou. Mahuru celebrates te Wiki o te Reo. Join the kōrero by introducing some te reo into your everyday conversations. And why not take a class to enrich your language skills? Meanwhile, enjoy some Wild Imaginings, a novel bit of Paris, or a journey around Latin America and Spain this issue.


Celtic Noir

Celtic Noir crime writing festival

by Laura Hewson, Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival

Dunedin will be the scene of the crime this October as it welcomes some of Scotland and Ireland's finest crime writers for a thrilling new literary event.

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Live Writing


by Kathy Aloniu

Kia Kaha te Reo Māori

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What's On

What's On

by Kay Mercer

A full weekend of crime in the Library, plus the Robert Burns poetry competitions, give us a rich Celtic vibe this issue.

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Hot Topic - Paris

Focus on Fiction: Paris in Novels

by Maureen Brook

"A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life" - Thomas Jefferson.

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"WILD Imaginings" 2019 Hui

by Jackie McMillan

Illustrators and writers of children's and young adults' books, gathering in Dunedin for a national hui, WILD Imaginings. Friday, 8 November - Sunday, 10 November.

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Book of Common Prayer, 1747

Historical Books of Common Prayer in Reed Collections

by Julian Smith

Among the lesser known sequences within the Dunedin Public Library’s Reed Collections is the Reed Liturgy Collection.

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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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XVIII Latin America & Spain Film Festival

by Latin America & Spain Film Festival

Starts Friday 27th September, City Library

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Large Print Non-Fiction Review

by Cate Morrison, Guest Reviewer

Becoming by Michelle Obama

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Survival Against the Odds

by Shirley Jones

We love reading about ordinary people and their battles with the elements.

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Non Fiction Highlights

by Information Services Team

New and recommended reads from our non-fiction collections.

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Teen Space - Book Review

What's New Teen Space

by Amanda Booth & Glenda Rogers

New and recommended titles for young adults.

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kids' picks

Kid's Picks

by Rachel Kean

New and recommended books for children.

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Check Out an Author: Kyle Mewburn

by Kay Mercer

Kyle Mewburn has been writing books for children full-time for more than 20 years.

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