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  • 2018 Children's Summer Reading Programme: City of Readers

    1 December 2018 - 3 February 2019

    Register for our Summer Reading Programme from Saturday 1st December at your local Dunedin Public Library. Prove we’re a City of Readers by reading every day over the holidays!Lots of activities, fun and rewards to... Read more…
  • The Young Folk

    9 February 2019

    8:00pm

    Irish band The Young Folk are returning to New Zealand, in response to the success of their 2018 NZtour.Hailing from Dublin, this quartet marry traditional acoustic instrumentation and vocal harmonieswith contemporary production techniques resulting in... Read more…
  • Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Wild Writing Competition

    14 December 2018 - 14 February 2019

    Dunedin Public Libraries, Wild Dunedin Festival of Nature, and Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature invite you to be inspired by the wildness of nature.Write a single great sentence that observes or describes something in nature... Read more…
  • Book Launch: The Moon in a Bowl of Water

    14 February 2019

    5:30pm

    Otago University Press warmly invites you to celebrate the launch of The Moon in a Bowl of Water by Michael Harlow.University Book Shop, 378 Great King Street, DunedinRSVP to publicity@otago.ac.nz by 11 Februaryhttps://www.otago.ac.nz/press/books/otago703154.html Read more…
  • Book Launch: 'Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion'

    21 February 2019

    5:30pm

    Otago University Press invites you to celebrate the launch of 'Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion', edited by Barbara Brookes, Jane McCabe and Angela Wanhalla. University Book Shop, 378 Great King StRSVP by Monday 18 February... Read more…
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

    28 February - 6 March 2019

    A hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1949 taking out the Pulitzer Prize and five Tony Awards and it still shines as one of the great plays of American theatre. 28 February to 6 March... Read more…
  • Formations by Rebecca Steedman

    8 February - 16 March 2019

    Formations, presented as a series of glazed experiments with local rocks and materials applied to fired pottery, has been developed according to the movement of water relating to the land and landscapes of Ōtepoti with... Read more…
  • Louise Menzies: In an orange my mother was eating

    16 February - 30 March 2019

    Artist talk: Saturday, 16 February, 11.00 a.mCurator's talk: Saturday, 30 March, 3.00 p.m About the exhibition2018 Frances Hodgkins Fellow Louise Menzies is interested in things as they are in the world. In this exhibition, her delicate appreciation... Read more…
  • Adult Summer Reading Challenge

    1 December 2018 - 31 March 2019

    Challenge yourself this 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 draw for a... Read more…
  • Literary Walking Tours

    25 January 2019 - 11 May 2020

    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…

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