Dunedin Public Libraries


This issue we are thoroughly spoilt with poetry, welcoming the Decadent 10 for National Poetry Day, and a contribution from the sublime Ann Jacobson. We go retro for the classics with Bronwyn Wyllie-Gibb, raise the roof with live radio broadcasts for The Big Listen, and pack the rafters for Dunedin Family Day. Plus cosy conversations with rare book dealer Rick Gekoski, poets Diane Brown and Lynley Edmeades, and radio host Domi Angelo-Laloli.

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  1. From the Desk of the City of Literature

    Meet Nicky Page, recently appointed Director, City of Literature Dunedin. Read more…
  2. What’s on  

    We're all go for this issue! Lots for the kids to do after school and in the holidays: Lego, chocolate, and International Science Festival ... Read more…
  3. Hot Topic: Chiller Thrillers  

    Page-turning suspense, knife edge thrills, and the overwhelming desire to find out what happens on the last page, brings readers back for ... Read more…
  4. Fiction Review:  Classics revisited…

    This issue, we invited Bronwyn Wyllie-Gibb of the University Book Shop Otago to give us her recommendation for our next good read. Read more…
  5. Flits Across the Stage: Theatrical Ephemera from the Heritage Collection

    Included in the McNab New Zealand Collection at Dunedin Public Library is a little-known collection of ephemera. Read more…
  6. What’s New McNab  

    A selection of the latest additions to our New Zealand reference collection. Read more…
  7. Refugee stories: How to grow empathy  

    Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.   Read more…
  8. DVD Review: That Sugar Film  

    In the style of Morgan Spurlock's 2004 documentary ‘Super Size Me’, Damon Gameau conducts a 60 day experiment consuming 40 teaspoons of ... Read more…
  9. A Word in Your Ear

    This issue, two of our guest poets for our National Poetry Day celebration on 25th August wax lyrical... Read more…
  10. In Conversation: Rick Gekoski  

    Author, reading addict, former Man Booker Award judge, and rare book dealer, Rick Gekoski, attended the March World Book Day event, hosted ... Read more…
  11. Non-Fiction Highlights

    New to our shelves this issue. Read more…
  12. The Case of the MISSING BODY

    In July 2016, Otago University Press will release an important new book by Dunedin writer, Jenny Powell.  Read more…
  13. Mango Languages  

    Dunedin Public Libraries subscribe to an online language learning resource called Mango Languages that provides a fun, easy and effective ... Read more…
  14. Poetry

    A poem by Dunedin Poet Ann Jacobson. Read more…
  15. Live From Teen Space

    Youth Zone's Domi Angelo-Laloli is planning a live radio broadcast from Dunedin Public Libraries on 8th August to celebrate The Big Listen. Read more…
  16. Kid’s Picks  

    A selection of recommended reads for children. Read more…
  17. What’s New Teenspace  

    Some of the latest books to hit our young adult shelves. Read more…
  18. Science for Supper (with Ice-cream)  

    Rediscovering your inner science.   Read more…
  19. The Book Adventurers’ Club Diary

    May = Mythical Creature Month Read more…
  20. Spaced-out Cornflakes Descends on The Library

    As part of The Big Listen, celebrating community access radio throughout August, that old pirate Captain Cornflakes will be hijacking the ... Read more…
  21.  Meet Your Heroes at Family Day Dunedin  

    There is no doubt – Storylines’ Family Day is special.  Read more…