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  • 2018 WriteNow Poetry Competition

    3 May - 27 July 2018

    The 2018 WriteNow Poetry Competition for Dunedin Secondary School students will close at 5pm on Friday 27 July 2018.  See the full Conditions of Entry here. Results will be released on Monday 20 August 2018 (on this website)
    The WriteNow prize ceremony will be held... Read more…
  • 111 The Ambulance Song : Children’s special storytime fun

    1 August 2018

    10:30am — 11:00am

    Bring the whole family to the Library for a fun-filled event! Children's author and singer-songwriter Chris Sanders will be visiting to read 'Call for the Ambulance' and perform his number one chart hit '111 Ambulance... Read more…
  • what should I do now, with my hands? Beth Caird

    11 July - 4 August 2018

    what should I do now, with my hands? takes on the form of a collaged Epyllion or "little epic" poem through video and text layering fictional and biographical stories of grief, loss and discontinuation of familial events.... Read more…
  • Indignation, Determination, Celebration

    13 - 14 August 2018

    A play about the struggle for a Women's building, dedicated to the Pioneer Women of Otago, serving the interests of women in present and future generations.
    Monday 13 August and Tuesday 14 August at 1pm
    Door sales... Read more…
  • Listening to Miles Davis: Stories and Songs from the Bebop era

    16 August 2018

    5:30pm — 6:30pm

    Presented by the Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra and proudly supported by Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature, you are invited to join us for a celebration of the works of the great Miles Davis. Immerse yourself... Read more…
  • National Poetry Day: A Question of Poets

    24 August 2018

    5:30pm — 8:30pm

    In partnership with the Otago-Southland NZ Society of Authors, Dunedin Public Libraries invites you to celebrate National Poetry Day at our annual gala event.
    Seven seasoned poets, some youthful vigour and a clutch of fresh-faced beginners... Read more…
  • View From the South

    26 August 2018

    2:00pm — 3:00pm

    An opportunity to enjoy poet Owen Marshall & photographer Grahame Sydney in conversation with 2012 Burns Fellow and award-winning poet Majella Cullinane.
    Marking the launch of View from the South, a powerful collection of poems by... Read more…
  • All the year round

    15 June - 31 August 2018

    Otago University Special Collections latest exhibition is All the Year Round: Exploring the Nineteenth-Century Periodical and runs through to 31 August 2018. 
    Nineteenth-century periodicals were the television of their day. They offered riveting serials (remember the... Read more…
  • Continued Sense of Wonder

    12 September 2018

    7:00pm — 8:30pm

    Bring along an old favourite or a new discovery to share.
    Booking essential: 03 474 3690 or library@dcc.govt.nz – please confirm when booking, if you would like to attend the basement tour
    For more information, contact: Jackie.mcmillan@dcc.govt.nz
    FREEDunningham... Read more…
  • J & K Rolling

    9 November 2018

    6:30pm — 7:30pm

    Dunedin poets Jenny Powell and Kay McKenzie Cooke form the poetry reading duo, J&K Rolling. ‘Breaking city limits for fine country lines’ is their byline and Waikouaiti is in their sights.
    After their readings, there will... Read more…
  • Stack Trek

    24 February - 24 November 2018

    1:00pm — 2:00pm

    Boldly go where few borrowers have been before…
    For one hour only on the last Saturday of each month, we open up our secret stash of books in the library basement.
    Trekkies meet at the ground floor... Read more…
  • Reed Gallery Exhibition: Voices and Votes - A Tribute to Women's Suffrage

    17 August - 2 December 2018

    The latest Reed Gallery Exhibition is an opportunity for Dunedin Public Libraries’ Heritage Collections to pay tribute to 125 years of New Zealand women’s suffrage.
    The exhibition showcases early women writers and other creative women of... Read more…
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