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  • Book Launch: The Sets by Victor Billot

    4 February 2021

    5:30pm — 7:00pm

    Otago University Press invites you to celebrate the launch of 'The Sets' by poet Victor Billot.'The Sets' returns again and again to the ever-present sea – as a metaphor, a mirror, a companion and an... Read more…
  • Write a Novel Course for Adults

    4 February 2021

    6:15pm — 8:15pm

    Have you ever wanted to write a novel? Make 2021 the year!“Everyone has a book in them.” Cost: $350Teacher: Majella CullinaneFor further info email: koputaiwriting@gmail.comTel: 021 1097300The class is limited to 10 students, so to guarantee... Read more…
  • Colin McCahon: A Constant Flow of Light

    15 August 2020 - 6 March 2021

    Hocken Collections Uare Taoka o Hākena holds one of the most important collections of McCahon’s art in New Zealand in addition to significant archives relating to his life and work.Focusing on the period between the... Read more…
  • Continued Sense of Wonder: Friendship

    17 March 2021

    7:00pm

    The ups and downs of faithful friends, from Wind in the Willows to the Book Thief.Share a favourite or a new discovery, for this adult conversation about children’s books. Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, City LibraryBooking essential:... Read more…
  • Author Talk: Every Now and Then I Have Another Child

    21 March 2021

    2:00pm

    An inventive and heartfelt meditation on motherhood. Join author Diane Brown in conversation with writer and editor Michelle Elvy, as they explore the inspiration for Diane’s latest book, a poetic narrative that blurs the line between... Read more…
  • Adult Summer Reading Challenge

    1 December 2020 - 31 March 2021

    Challenge yourself over the long hot summer.*Read 10 books and record your progress to earn a free DVD rentals voucher**Stretch your horizons by reading five books outside your comfort zone and you’ll go into the... Read more…
  • Wild Dunedin Festival - Wild Books: FLY-SPY and the Private Eye …

    28 April 2021

    10:00am — 1:00pm

    A reading from the story of Inspector Insector, an insect detective, by his alter ego Gordon Thompson, the Catlins’ bug man.Followed by making plantable wildflower seed art. Materials provided.Books for sale ($20 cash).Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor,... Read more…
  • Literary Walking Tours

    25 January 2019 - 11 May 2021

    CITY LITERARY WALKING TOURJoin Beverly Martens (owner of Dunedin Literary Walking Tours) for a fascinating and entertaining guided central city walk. Hear stories about well-known New Zealand writers; discover key sites in Dunedin’s rich literary... Read more…
  • Continued Sense of Wonder: Flights of Fantasy

    9 June 2021

    7:00pm — 8:30pm

    Alternative reality and created worlds. Inkheart to Narnia and the magical world of Mahy. Share a favourite or a new discovery, for this adult conversation about children’s books.Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, City LibraryBooking essential: 03 474... Read more…
  • Continued Sense of Wonder: Exploring Nature

    8 September 2021

    7:00pm — 8:30pm

    Fictional adventures in the great outdoors and real-life natural wonders. Children’s writers and illustrators who bring our world to life in books. Share a favourite or a new discovery, for this adult conversation about children’s books.Come... Read more…
  • Continued Sense of Wonder: A Twist in the Tale

    10 November 2021

    7:00pm — 8:30pm

    Fantastic finales and unexpected endings. Beware the plot spoilers as we share the final pages that packed a punch. Share a favourite or a new discovery, for this adult conversation about children’s books.Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor,... Read more…

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