What's On


  • Sleeping Beauty

    10 - 18 July 2021

    Our production for the Term 2 holidays is The Sleeping Beauty! We're very excited for this classic to return to The Playhouse Stage!The Sleeping Beauty is on at the Playhouse Theatre, 31 Albany Street, from... Read more…
  • Rainbow Book Group and movies

    19 July 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…
  • Catch-Up Book Club: Talk by Ruth Williamson about writer Essie Summers

    20 July 2021

    5:30pm

    Our mid-winter Catch-Up Book Club* talk is by Ruth Williamson about writer Essie Summers. See the current exhibition about Essie at the Reed Gallery on the 3rd floor of the City Library and come along... Read more…
  • July Poetry Night & Open Mic

    21 July 2021

    8:00pm

    Please join Octagon Poetry Collective at Dog with Two Tails cafe this Wednesday 21st July at 8pm for our monthly poetry reading. Featured poets will be Hana Pera Aoake and Adam Stewart, with MC Jasmine Taylor.... Read more…
  • Dunedin Public Libraries at ‘The Slice of life’ Exhibition

    12 - 23 July 2021

    Are you planning to visit the Dunedin Study ‘Slice of Life’ Exhibition in the old Smith City building on Mcbride Street?During the school holidays the library will be bringing storytimes suitable for pre-school and Junior... Read more…
  • Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize 2021

    27 April - 29 July 2021

    Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand is delighted to announce the Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize is returning for 2021.Margaret Mahy’s books have entertained and enthralled generations of New Zealand readers and this prize offers the opportunity for... Read more…
  • Birds 'n Words: a poetryinmotion exhibition curated by Ruth Arnison

    1 - 31 July 2021

    Dunedin Public Libraries are proud to be hosting an exhibition of photographs and poetry. Photographer Simone Jackson's photos inspired Jenny Powell and Kay McKenzie Cooke to create poetic responses. Simone Jackson is a professional photographer specializing... Read more…
  • Exhibition: Te Takarangi – Celebrating Māori scholarship, mātauranga and academic excellence

    2 - 31 July 2021

    A joint collaboration between  Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and the Royal Society Te Apārangi, Te Takarangi provides a glimpse into the rich publishing history of Māori-led-non-fiction work, with a particular focus on the later... Read more…
  • Reed Gallery Exhibition: Seasons of Summers

    7 May - 29 August 2021

    The upcoming Reed Gallery exhibition Seasons of Summers: New Zealand’s Queen of RomanceA celebration of New Zealand’s prolific and internationally read author, Essie Summers.The Reed Gallery exhibition showcases all 56 of Essie Summers’ novels, together... Read more…
  • 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…
  • 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…

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