Dunedin Public Libraries


Poets in space, poetry for the mind and young poets talking gobbledegook, this is most definitely the poetry issue!

Meet your brain during the school holidays, uncover a connection with a Regency-era practical joker, and enjoy some uplifting literature.

Plus a last look at the WW100 Centenary and the winners of the Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Wild Writing Competition.


  1. Changing Minds: Memories Lost and Found

    Poetry Competition for adults Read more…
  2. Happy Anniversary - City of Literature

    Dunedin's 5th anniversary of UNESCO City of Literature status Read more…
  3. What's on

    It's all in the mind: Brain Week, National Poetry Day, and two poetry competitions. Read more…
  4. UP-LIT: UPlifting LITerature - the new book trend with kindness and compassion at its core

    With all the upheaval in the world we want to know that empathy and love are values that people still hold dear. Read more…
  5. Autograph letters by forgotten practical joker

    The Dunedin Public Library’s Reed Collection contains five letters penned by the notorious perpetrator of the Berners Street Hoax. Read more…
  6. What's New McNab.

    The latest in the New Zealand collection. Read more…
  7. National Poetry Day 2019

    Poets in Space: Readings of new works by Dunedin poets responding to local spaces and places Read more…
  8. Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy

    Some of my favourite reads are within Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy genres. Read more…
  9. Desert Island Books

    Our castaways for this issue are the team from the newest library in our network, the South Dunedin Library. Dianne and Melloney have been ... Read more…
  10. Wild Cards

    Winners of the Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Wild Writing Competition Read more…
  11. WW100: Finding Our Way Back

    The WW100 Centenary Programme, which was created by the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage to commemorate the 2014-2019 centenary of ... Read more…
  12. Meet Your Brain: Community Expo Day

    Information on brain-related conditions Read more…
  13. Brain Week: Public Talks

    Updating you on current research, 10th & 11th July Read more…
  14. New Non Fiction

    Check out some of our new non-fiction arrivals! Read more…
  15. The Magic of Ballet

    A four-hundred-year-old Italian court dance has evolved into the ballets we watch and love today. Read more…
  16. Cook Books

    When given the chance I love nothing more than looking through a variety of cook books to get some inspiration. Read more…
  17. Large Print Book Review

    Keep Smiling Through by Vera Lynn Read more…
  18. What's New Teenspace

    New and recommended books for young adults. Read more…
  19. Kids' Picks

    A selection of new books for children Read more…
  20. Ignition Children's Book Festival

    Gobbledegook Poetry Competition for Children Read more…