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A merry Christmas to all our readers. We hope you enjoy the last NB of 2017. This issue is packed with yuletide gifts, from cards and annuals in the Reed Gallery, to a special Southern Hui with Creative Cities. We rock things up with a tribute to the late, great David Bowie, and pop in to our new local at the  South Dunedin library and community hub. And what would Christmas be without books? Enjoy a few good reads over the summer and we'll see you in 2018!


  1. A Heritage Christmas on the Third Floor

    The latest Reed Gallery exhibition opening on 17th November showcases a Christmas-themed assortment of variegated works for all ages from ... Read more…
  2. Foreword  

    There is a resurgence of interest and activity in Dunedin’s Scottish heritage. Read more…
  3. What’s On...  

    Antibiotics, Nemoniks, David Bowie,Robert Burns and Arthur Ransome.  Read more…
  4. The skin of home 

    Poem by Elena Poletti Read more…
  5. FAMILY STORIES

    Family dynamics drive many novels, from parents and children to the complexities of marriage, and the relationships between siblings. Read more…
  6. What's New McNab

    The latest in the New Zealand Collection. Read more…
  7. Desert Island Books  

    Our castaways for this issue of NB are three members of our Heritage Collections team. Read more…
  8. A Word in Your Ear: David Bowie biographer Dr Ian Chapman  

    Dr Ian Chapman, Senior lecturer in contemporary music at the University of Otago, is taking his admiration for iconic 70’s songwriter and ... Read more…
  9. Creative Cities Southern Hui

    Tuesday 28 November – Saturday 2 December 2017 Read more…
  10. Living Small

    The world's population is predicted to reach close to 10 billion by 2050. Where are we all going to live?  It's going to be a tight ... Read more…
  11. Non-Fiction Highlights

    A selection of new arrivals to our shelves.  Read more…
  12. South Dunedin Community Pop-Up: Meeting the Locals  

    South Dunedin’s Community Pop-up has been open since September, and people are happily discovering the library inside this great community ... Read more…
  13. Writing a Trilogy? Here’s What to Do (And What Not To Do)  

    Rachel Stedman has just published the final book in The SoulNecklace Stories. Read more…
  14. What’s New Teenspace  

    The latest reads for young adults. Read more…
  15. ‘Wild about Reading’ fun this summer 4th December 2017 – 19th January 2018:  

    The end of the school year is just around the corner and with it the opportunity for children to join the library in summer reading fun.  Read more…
  16. Kids’ Picks  

    A selection of recommended reads for children. Read more…