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  • Arthur Ransome: story-teller, journalist, sailor, fisherman and suspected spy

    12 January 2018

    5:30pm — 8:00pm

    Cheryl Paget, Co-ordinator of The Arthur Ransome Society of New Zealand will speak about the man, his children’s novels and the rumour that he acted as a British Spy during the Russian Revolution.
    There was much... Read more…
  • Sing on, sweet thrush, upon the leafless bough: Poetry inspired by Robert Burns

    25 January 2018

    5:00pm — 6:00pm

    On the occasion of the great bard’s birthday, we announce the winners of the annual UNESCO Dunedin City of Literature Robert Burns Poetry Competition with a prize-giving and readings of the winning poems.All are welcome... Read more…
  • Muse: An Exhibition of Artworks Inspired by the Dunedin Public Libraries Collection

    28 November 2017 - 31 January 2018

    To celebrate the Creative Cities Southern Hui, seventeen Library staff will be showcasing their creativity with an exhibition of artworks placed throughout the City Library. Inspired by items from the collection, this unique exhibition curated... Read more…
  • Reed Gallery Exhibition: A Heritage Christmas

    17 November 2017 - 11 February 2018

    The latest Reed Gallery exhibition showcases a Christmas-themed assortment of variegated works for all ages from the Heritage Collections.
    Timed to coincide with New Zealand’s festive season, A Heritage Christmas is an exhibition with an appropriately... Read more…
  • Moving to the Left: The Art and Development of the Frontispiece

    15 December 2017 - 9 March 2018

    What is a frontispiece? When did they first appear in print? Where do they sit in relation to the rest of a book’s contents? These are just some of the questions that the exhibition, ‘Moving... Read more…
  • Continued Sense of Wonder

    13 March 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…
  • Around the World in 80 Tales: Storytelling Festival

    17 March 2018

    11:00am — 4:00pm

    Take a journey around the world, through the stories from some of Dunedin’s diverse cultures.
    Over 15 different languages and performers, plus dance, puppets, and music come together to create a beautifully colourful gala day.
    Be part... Read more…
  • Hello, I’m a Hoiho: Yellow-Eye Writing Competition

    16 March - 13 April 2018

    The hoiho, or yellow-eyed penguin, is thought to be one of the world's rarest penguin species. Tell us your hoiho story and you could win a cool prize pack!
    For ages 7-15.
    Pick up an entry form... Read more…
  • Cool-as Kiwi: Children’s Art Competition

    16 March - 13 April 2018

    Draw or paint a picture of New Zealand’s native bird, the shy little kiwi, in his native habitat.Enter our competition and you could win a cool-as prize!
    For children aged 5-15.
    Pick up an entry form at... Read more…
  • Continued Sense of Wonder

    20 June 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…
  • Reed Gallery Exhibition: By Deed of Gift

    16 March - 8 July 2018

    The next Reed Gallery exhibition showcases a range of items which were part of Reed’s original gift of 1948, including medieval manuscripts, biblical works, ‘association’ books, Dickensiana and other “books of unusual interest” as Reed... 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…
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