Children’s Choice – August 2010

July 15, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Posted in Books, Children's, e-resource, Library Publications, Library_News, Recent Updates, Suggestions, Website | Leave a comment

The latest issue of Children’s Choice has been published and contains a good list of books for kids spanning fiction, non-fiction, picture books as well as news updates from staff working in the children’s area.

Head over to our library website to read the latest issue.

NB Issue 09 – May 2010

May 10, 2010 at 9:30 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, Children's, City Library, e-resource, Fiction, Heritage, Library Publications, Library_News, Mosgiel, Music, New Zealand, Non-Fiction, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Reviews, Suggestions, Waikouaiti, Website, Young Adult | Leave a comment

The latest issue of Dunedin Public Libraries publication NB is now available at any branch of the DPL network and also online as a downloadable .pdf document.

NB Issue 08: March 2010

March 2, 2010 at 9:47 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, Books, Children's, City Library, e-resource, Fiction, Library Publications, Library_News, Mosgiel, Music, New Zealand, Non-Fiction, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Reviews, Suggestions, Teenspace, Waikouaiti, Website, Young Adult | Leave a comment

The latest issue of Dunedin Public Libraries publication NB is now available at any branch of the DPL network and also online as a downloadable .pdf document.

Children’s Choice – February 2010 Issue

February 4, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, Books, Children's, City Library, e-resource, Fiction, Library Publications, Library_News, Mosgiel, Music, New Zealand, Port Chalmers, Reviews, Suggestions, Waikouaiti | Leave a comment

The latest issue of Children’s Choice has been published and contains a good list of books for kids spanning fiction, non-fiction, picture books as well as news updates from staff working in the children’s area.

Head over to our library website to read the latest issue.

New Catalogue Launched – October 29th 2009

October 30, 2009 at 8:03 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, City Library, e-resource, Library_News, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers, Waikouaiti | 3 Comments

On Thursday October 29th Dunedin Public Libraries launched its new online catalogue.

Among the many features on offer are the ability to search library records, place a hold and build permanent lists of items of interest.

Discover our new look catalogue for yourself.

Global Day of Action on Climate Change: 24 October 2009

October 6, 2009 at 9:06 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Books, City Library, e-resource, Library_News, Mosgiel, Non-Fiction, Port Chalmers, Suggestions, Waikouaiti | Leave a comment

Join me at www.350.org

Global Day of Action on Climate Change: 24 October 2009

Scientists have identified 350 parts per million as the crucial safe upper level of CO2 in the atmosphere.

World environment ministers and officials are meeting in Copenhagen in December, to negotiate a new global climate treaty.

The current treaty on the table doesn’t plan to cut emissions to the 350 level. To highlight the importance of cutting emissions further, the Global Day of Action on Climate Change is hoping to concentrate world opinion through the internet on 24th October 2009.

There are events planned for this day all over the world, to draw attention to climate change, urge people to take personal action to reduce their own carbon footprint, show the solidarity of like-minded people, and hopefully cause meaningful political change.

To find out more check out these websites:

Dunedin Public Libraries have many books on climate change and sustainability.

For a catalogue search try the following subject headings:

  • climatic changes
  • global warming
  • global environmental change
  • greenhouse effect
  • greenhouse gas mitigation
  • energy conservation
  • sustainable living
  • sustainable development
  • energy conservation

Recommended reading list:

  • Bill McKibben – The end of nature
  • David Suzuki – Good news for a change: hope for a troubled planet
  • George Monbiot – Heat: how to stop the planet from burning
  • Barbara Kingsolver – Animal, vegetable, miracle: our year of seasonal eating.
  • Alex Steffen – Worldchanging: a user’s guide for the 21st century.
  • Ross Gelbspan – Boiling point: how politicians, big oil and coal, journalists, and activists have fueled the climate crisis – and what we can do about it.
  • Vandana Shiva – Stolen harvest: the hijacking of the global food supply.
  • Fred Pearce – When the rivers run dry: what happens when our water runs out?
  • Gareth Morgan(NZ) – Poles apart: beyond the shouting, who’s right about climate change?
  • Thomas Friedman – Hot, flat and crowded: why the world needs a green revolution, and how we can renew our global future.
  • Mark Bowen – Censoring science: inside the political attack on Dr. James Hansen and the truth of global warming.
  • Gwynne Dyer – Climate wars
  • Tim Flannery – The weather makers: the history and future impact of climate change.
  • Rachel Carson – Silent Spring

DVDs

  • An inconvenient truth – Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming and presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis.
  • The Corporation. – A documentary by Director Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan.
  • Based on the book: The Corporation: the pathological pursuit of profit and power by Joel Bakan. – Examines the far-reaching repercussions of the corporation’s increasing dominance in the world. Features illuminating interviews with Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Howard Zinn and many others.

Websites:

Dunedin Public Libraries Databases:

Use keyword searches such as: climate change, environmental issues

Library Mix – September 22nd 2009

September 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, City Library, e-resource, Library Radio Show, Library_News, Mosgiel, Music, New Zealand, Port Chalmers, Suggestions, Waikouaiti | Leave a comment

Here’s the latest episode of our radio show now available online.

You can download past episodes of the show from our library website.

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Library Mix – August 11th 2009

August 14, 2009 at 10:34 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, City Library, e-resource, Library Radio Show, Library_News, Mosgiel, Music, New Zealand, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Suggestions, Waikouaiti, Website | Leave a comment

Here’s the latest episode of our radio show now available online.

You can download past episodes of the show from our library website.

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Childrens Choice – August 2009 Issue

August 7, 2009 at 10:44 am | Posted in Books, Children's, e-resource, Fiction, Library Publications, Library_News, Recent Updates, Suggestions, Website | Leave a comment

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The latest issue of Childrens Choice has been published and contains a good list of books for kids spanning fiction, non-fiction, picture books as well as news updates from staff working in the childrens area.

Head over to our library website to read the latest issue.

Our Twitter feed is now available on this blog

August 7, 2009 at 10:26 am | Posted in e-resource, Library_News, Suggestions | Leave a comment

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The title of this post says it all.

If you have a look to the top right hand corner of the blog you will find we have now added an application that tracks the latest couple of tweets from our library Twitter account – dnlibraries

If you are a Twitter fan perhaps you may like to ‘follow’ us?

www.twitter.com/dnlibraries

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