by Kay Mercer

What's on?

Dungeons, dragons, crime, rainbow movies, Dunedin Fringe and Dunedin Wild. We've got your calendar filled to bursting.

[Please note: events and programmes can only be held at Dunedin Public Libraries during Alert Level 1 - please check our website and Facebook page for up-to-date details]

Dungeons & Dragons campaign — Image by: Kay Mercer

Table Top Roleplaying Games

Love D&D but don’t have a campaign?
Weekly table top role play games are happening at City Library every Wednesday - first game 10th March.
We'll start with D&D and players between the ages of 14-19 can register online to play in teams of 4-6 people. Just bring your own dice, pencil & eraser, character sheets and snacks. If you’re interested in other TTRPG’s or strategy card games let us know too.
You can come on your own or bring a ready-made team.
To register interest: or email
Every Wednesday, 4-8pm
2nd floor, Dunedin City Library
Accessible event

Ella West — Image by: Image supplied by author

Twisty Plots 2021

Ella West returns to the Teen Space...
Inspiration from award-winning novelist, playwright and script writer Ella West.
One-on-one help and advice for primary and secondary school pupils, or just sit and write in the company of a published children’s author – Ella will be busy working on her next novel!
Second Tuesday of every month
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Teen Space | 2nd Floor | City Library

Continued Sense of Wonder 2022: An adult conversation about children's books — Image by: Stock

Continued Sense of Wonder: Friendship

The ups and downs of faithful friends, from Wind in the Willows to the Book Thief.

Share a favourite or a new discovery, for this adult conversation about children’s books.

Wednesday 17th March, 7pm
Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, City Library
Booking essential: 03 474 3690 or
For more information, contact:

Visions for Dunedin 2021 — Image by: Kay Mercer

Visions for Dunedin Series: Our Heritage, Our Future
March Talk: Integrating Heritage into a Central City for the Future

Speaker: Glen Hazelton

(This talk was rescheduled from February)

Recently returned to Dunedin after 4.5 years in Perth and Wellington, Glen is leading the implementation of the DCC’s Central City Plan. He will be talking about some of the ideas for incorporating heritage into a once-in-a-generation opportunity to upgrade the central city’s public spaces and reflect the changing needs and desires of an increasingly diverse population.

Glen led the heritage program at Dunedin City Council between 2009 and 2016 including development and implementation of the Warehouse Precinct Revitalisation Plan, which transformed a derelict area of Dunedin into one of the city’s most exciting heritage areas. He is now looking forward to sinking his teeth into the Central City Plan and using his experiences to deliver changes that link economic development, urban regeneration and amenity and infrastructure improvements.

Bookings: online at or contact: library@dcc.govt or 03 474 3690

Wednesday 31st March, 6pm
Dunningham Suite, 4th floor, Dunedin City Library

Image by: Kay Mercer

2021 Mystery in the Library Series: Deadly in Dunedin

Join four mystery-loving storytellers for an evening of criminally good conversation.
Past Ngaios finalist Vanda Symon will chair LIANZA Children's Book Award winner Ella West, and fellow Otago authors Robert W Fisk and Maxine Alterio.
Bookings: online or contact: library@dcc.govt or 03 474 3690

Friday 16th April, 6pm
Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin City Library

Koha Entry

And if you're aged 16-23 come along to our Rainbow Movie Festival opening on Tuesday 16th March!