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Dunedin Public Libraries | Kā Kete Wānaka o Ōtepoti

NB: July-August 2021

This month we celebrate the rising of Puaka and the Matariki cluster of stars. We go full boffin and welcome the NZ International Science Festival to Ōtepoti Dunedin. And there's a cabaret... a poetry cabaret, no less, for National Poetry Day in August. Plus a shape poetry competition, the launch of Jenny Powell's latest collection, a Japanese garden, some Winter Tales and a science quiz. Plus, more book reviews than you can shake a stick at.

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Puaka Matariki 2021

by Kay Mercer

Matariki is the star cluster that signifies reflection, hope, our connection to the environment and the gathering of people. Matariki is also connected to the health and wellbeing of people.

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Around the World in 80 Tales: Winter Tales

by Kay Mercer

Stories from many Cultures: Saturday 3rd July, 11.15am City Library

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NZ International Science Festival 2021

by Kay Mercer

Dunedin Public Libraries are proud to be hosting some fabulous events for the New Zealand International Science Festival 8-18 July

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ExQUIZite Science

ExQUIZite Science Quiz 2021

by Rebecca Keenan

Gear up your grey matter with our quiz, by tackling topics from palaeontology to physics, codebreaking to cute critters.

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Poetry Cabaret

Me Rawa Ake | What's On

by Kay Mercer

It's not all rocket science you know!

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Winter Reading

CLASSIC FAVOURITES FROM THE FICTION STACK

by Maureen Brook

There are many good reasons for reading and re-reading classic literature.

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Fiction review: Nightingale Square series by Heidi Swain

by Dianne Mears

South Dunedin Librarian Diane Mears stumbles across a treasure of a trilogy

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Poetry Cabaret

Non-Stop* Poetic Cabaret

by Kay Mercer

Celebrating Phantom National Poetry Day Friday 27th August, 6pm

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Poetry Event Meeting Rita by Jenny Powell

by Kay Mercer

Tuesday 3rd August, 6pm City Library

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Podcast: Iona Winter Gaps in the Light

by Kay Mercer

Launching in July on Otago Access Radio 105.4FM and 1575AM

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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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McNab

What's New McNab.

by Malcolm Deans

The latest in the New Zealand collection.

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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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Non-fiction Highlights

New Non-Fiction

by Information Services Team

New and recommended reading from our non-fiction collections

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Book review: Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific by Nicholas Thomas

by Emma Loader

This book is a broad summary of the current state of knowledge regarding the settlement of the Pacific.

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Magnolia Cambelli

Hort Talk Series: A blooming partnership

by Kay Mercer

Dunedin Public Libraries and Dunedin Botanic Garden are pleased to continue our successful series of talks at the Botanic Garden Information Centre

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WRITE A NOVEL COURSE FOR ADULTS

by Majella Cullinane

Award-winning author Majella Cullinane is back with another of her hugely popular writing courses. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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Rainbow Book Club and Movies

RAINBOW BOOKS AND CULTURE CLUB

by Kay Mercer

FOR 13-24 YEAR OLDS. EVERY 3RD TUESDAY - 4.30PM – 6PM

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TeenSpace

'Sup Teen Space?

by Amanda Booth

New and recommended reads for Young Adults

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kids' picks

Kids' picks

by Rachel Kean

A selection of new and recommended books for children

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ExQUIZite Science

Answers to the ExQUIZite Science Quiz

by Rebecca Keenan

PLOT SPOILER: don't read this until you've attempted the quiz!

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