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NB: July-August 2019

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.

Contents

Dunedin Public Libraries

Happy Anniversary - City of Literature

by Anne-Maree Wigley

Dunedin's 5th anniversary of UNESCO City of Literature status

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Ignition Kids Book Festival

What's on

by Kay Mercer

It's all in the mind: Brain Week, National Poetry Day, and two poetry competitions.

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Uplit

UP-LIT: UPlifting LITerature - the new book trend with kindness and compassion at its core

by Maureen Brook

With all the upheaval in the world we want to know that empathy and love are values that people still hold dear.

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Autograph letters by forgotten practical joker

by Julian Smith

The Dunedin Public Library’s Reed Collection contains five letters penned by the notorious perpetrator of the Berners Street Hoax.

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McNab

What's New McNab.

by Malcolm Deans

The latest in the New Zealand collection.

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National Poetry Day 2019

National Poetry Day 2019

by Kay Mercer

Poets in Space: Readings of new works by Dunedin poets responding to local spaces and places

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Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy

Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy

by Dianne Mears, South Dunedin Librarian

Some of my favourite reads are within Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy genres.

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South Dunedin paradise 

Desert Island Books

by Dunedin Public Libraries

Our castaways for this issue are the team from the newest library in our network, the South Dunedin Library. Dianne and Melloney have been the library team in South Dunedin since it was opened in 2017.

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Wild Writing Competition

Wild Cards

by Kay Mercer

Winners of the Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Wild Writing Competition

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Games on NZ troop ship WWI

WW100: Finding Our Way Back

by Colleen Marshall

The WW100 Centenary Programme, which was created by the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage to commemorate the 2014-2019 centenary of the First World War, is winding up at the end of June.

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Meet Your Brain: Community Expo Day

Meet Your Brain: Community Expo Day

by Kay Mercer

Information on brain-related conditions

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Brain Health talks

Brain Week: Public Talks

by Kay Mercer

Updating you on current research, 10th & 11th July

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Non-fiction

New Non Fiction

by Information Services Team

Check out some of our new non-fiction arrivals!

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The Magic of Ballet

by Melloney Meek, South Dunedin Library

A four-hundred-year-old Italian court dance has evolved into the ballets we watch and love today.

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Cook Books

by Dianne Mears - South Dunedin Librarian

When given the chance I love nothing more than looking through a variety of cook books to get some inspiration.

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Large Print Book Review

by Cate Morrison, Guest Reviewer

Keep Smiling Through by Vera Lynn

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Teen Space

What's New Teenspace

by Amanda Booth & Glenda Rogers

New and recommended books for young adults.

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kids' picks

Kids' Picks

by Rachel Kean

A selection of new books for children

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Ignition

Ignition Children's Book Festival

by Kay Mercer

Gobbledegook Poetry Competition for Children

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