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  • CJ Dennis Poetry Competition

    30 March - 30 August 2021

    The Singing Gardens in conjunction with the C.J. Dennis Society is proud to announce the 2021 Toolangi C.J. Dennis Poetry Competition is now OPEN!As per previous years there will be prizes awarded for first, second... Read more…
  • Once Upon a Sunday: Spidery Spins

    5 September 2021

    2:00pm

    Come and get caught up in a web of traditional Anansi stories. Professional storyteller Kaitrin McMullan as she spins some magical tales to delight children of all ages.Children’s Storypit, Ground Floor, City LibraryFREE  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…
  • Around the World in 80 Tales Storytelling Festival: Spring Tales

    19 September 2021

    11:30am — 2:30pm

    We bring you not one, but three Storytelling Festival events for 2021! Our second event of the year is Spring Tales in September, we invite you to celebrate Dunedin's rich culture with us.Let us whisk you... Read more…
  • Rainbow Book Group and movies

    21 September 2021

    6:00pm

    We are excited to announce the launch of our new Rainbow Book Group!Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for hot drinks/snacks and chat about books, films, culture and all things Rainbow. Celebrating... Read more…
  • Once Upon a Sunday: Magical Beasts and Pony Tales – An Ignition Children’s Festival Special

    3 October 2021

    2:00pm

    It’s Ignition Festival time at City Library, so come and enjoy some fantastical stories. Professional storyteller Kaitrin McMullan as she spins some magical tales to delight children of all ages.Children’s Storypit, Ground Floor, City LibraryFREE  Read more…
  • The Great Write Inn

    16 - 17 October 2021

    The Great Write Inn is a weekend for writers - held 16 - 17 October 2021.Ignite your passion as a story teller and celebrate the Edwardian Era. On Saturday, enter the Writer’s Matrix and explore... Read more…
  • Fashion FWD >> Disruption through Design

    27 March - 17 October 2021

    Special Exhibition
    Fashion FWD >> Disruption through Design is a celebration of fabulous frocks, beautiful couture, and the voices of society’s disruptors.
    The exhibition has been designed in-house with a swathe of local and international collaborators: selected iD... Read more…
  • Rainbow Book Group and movies

    19 October 2021

    6:00pm

    We are excited to announce the launch of our new Rainbow Book Group!Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for hot drinks/snacks and chat about books, films, culture and all things Rainbow. Celebrating... Read more…
  • Once Upon a Sunday: Hip Hop Hurray!

    7 November 2021

    2:00pm

    Jump down the rabbit hole with us and uncover some bouncy bunny stories for Spring. Professional storyteller Kaitrin McMullan as she spins some magical tales to delight children of all ages.Children’s Storypit, Ground Floor, City... 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…
  • Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the context of a room

    7 August - 14 November 2021

    With a multi-disciplinary practice spanning drawing, painting, poetry, photography and film, Joanna Margaret Paul (1945-2003) was an important and pioneering artist of her generation. Imagined in the context of a room considers the resonance and legacy of... Read more…
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