Saucy Reading – The Wonder of Sex

February 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Posted in City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Saucy Reading | Leave a comment

Saucy Reading: Red Riding Hood

November 4, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Posted in City Library, Events, Free Event, New Zealand, Saucy Reading | Leave a comment

Video action from this afternoon – enjoy 🙂

Robert Long Returns to City Library for Repeat Performance

June 10, 2010 at 8:55 am | Posted in Author Visit, Books, City Library, Events, New Zealand, Non-Fiction | Leave a comment

Robert Long Returns to City Library for Repeat Performance

The overwhelming success of Robert Long’s Author Talk at the City Library last week has prompted a surprise return for the man, who lives in relative isolation with his wife and two teenage children, two days walk from Haast.

Almost 300 people turned up in the City Library last Thursday to listen to Robert’s story, despite there only being 150 seats available, and his book A Life on Gorge River rapidly sold out. For those fortunate enough to grab a space, the evening proffered an enthralling insight into a lifestyle that few will ever experience or fully comprehend.

Now, for those that missed out, Robert and his family have agreed to come back to Dunedin City Library on Monday 21 June after engagements in Wanaka and Te Anau, before finally returning to their home on Gorge River. Marketing Coordinator, Lynette Hartgill explains:

Over the weekend we have offered ticketed seats to those who were on our RSVP list for Thursday. It was hard to turn away so many eager people, so it made sense to ask if he could come back. We are thrilled that he has agreed!’

Tickets are now available to the public. Book your seat by contacting: (03) 474 3690 or Tickets can be collected from the Ground Floor Information Desk in the City Library.

Copies of A Life On Gorge River: New Zealand’s Remotest Family will be available to purchase. Cash or credit only.

Starry Matariki Stories

June 1, 2010 at 8:53 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Children's, City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Matariki, Mosgiel, New Zealand, Port Chalmers, Storytime, Waikouaiti | Leave a comment

Start the Matariki celebrations early with a starry tale or two.

Join professional storyteller Kaitrin McMullan and friends as she spins some magical tales bound to delight children of all ages.

  • Saturday 5 June 10.30am, Waikouaiti Library
  • Saturday 5 June 1.00pm, Port Chalmers Library
  • Sunday 6 June 2.00pm, Children’s Storypit, City Library
  • Wednesday 9 June 10.30am, Blueskin Bay Library
  • Thursday 10 June 11.00am, Mosgiel Library
  • FREE

Dunedin Public Libraries Association – Lunch and Learn Programme 2010

May 12, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Posted in Events, Friends of the Library, Library_News | Leave a comment

12 May 2010

  • Dunedin Art Gallery 1st Floor
  • 12.00 noon
  • Speaker: Laura Black – “Flourishing Communities”

19 May 2010

  • Dunedin Art Gallery 1st Floor
  • 12.00 noon
  • Speaker: Robert Clark – “City Property Art”

26 May 2010

  • Dunedin Art Gallery 1st Floor
  • 12.00 noon
  • Speaker: Raymond Huber

2 June 2010

  • Dunedin City Library Dunningham Suite 4th Floor
  • Mid Winter Luncheon
  • Speaker: Bernie Hawke – ‘Libraries in the USA”

Cult Disney – NZ Music Month @ Dunedin Public Libraries

May 10, 2010 at 9:14 am | Posted in City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Music, New Zealand, NZ Music Month | Leave a comment

Cult Disney – NZ Music Month @ Dunedin Public Libraries

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Cult Disney

Dark dance, electric pop, stunning vocals, Trio

Friday 7 May, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
City Library

New Zealand Music Month @ Dunedin Public Libraries

April 29, 2010 at 9:02 am | Posted in City Library, Events, Library_News, Mosgiel, Music, New Zealand, NZ Music Month, Port Chalmers, Suggestions, Waikouaiti | 2 Comments

Welcome to Music Month 2010 at Dunedin Public Libraries!

This year sees a fantastic array of talent performing for free across our network, with the City Library hosting a series of regular gig nights and lunchtime concerts, in association with and Trade Aid, in support of Fair Trade Fortnight.

So join us and get your toes tapping.

Gig Nights – City Library

Thursday 6 May 5.30pm – 7.00pm

  • TFF – Young punk rock pop band. Four piece
  • Honeybone – Rock pop. Four piece (Think The Datsuns, White Stripes)
  • The New Self – Folk, acoustic guitars, mandolin
  • FREE

Thursday 13 May 5.30pm – 7.00pm

  • Jonny Bollox – Witty acoustic comedy, pop (Think Flight of the Conchords)
  • Catgut and Steel – Folk duo
  • Leo Ladell – Blues man
  • FREE

Thursday 20 May 5.30pm – 7.00pm

  • Matt Langley – Acoustic songwriter
  • The Du Cats Kit – Power ska, pop. Trio
  • The Exclamations! – Funk rock. Four piece
  • FREE

Thursday 27 May 5.30pm – 7.00pm

  • The George Kay Experience – Indie rock. Four piece
  • Marcus Tuwairua – Ukulele folk. Member of The Standing Spirits
  • Paul Cathro – Formerly of The Biff Merchants. Member of Alizarin Lizard
  • FREE

Monday 31 May 5.30pm – 7.30pm

  • Ash & The Matadors – Fantastic rock, pop, country and blues
  • Haunted Love – Comic book music for nerds, cool kids and connoisseurs
  • FREE

Lunchtime Concerts – City Library

Friday 7 May 12.30pm – 1.30pm

  • Cult Disney – Dark dance, electric pop, stunning vocals. Trio
  • FREE

Friday 14 May 12.30pm – 1.30pm

  • Death By Silo – A Dunedin Supergroup: Chris Matthews (Headless Chickens, Robot Monkey Orchestra), Karen McLean (Onanon) and Stephen Stedman (Glovepuppet)
  • FREE

Friday 21 May 12.30pm – 1.30pm

  • Amanda Goodwin & Joe Setefano – Funk latin soul, easy listening. Duo
  • FREE

Friday 28 May 12.30pm – 1.30pm

  • Phil Corfield – Troubadour songwriter
  • FREE

Teen Space Gigs – City Library


  • Early Reflections
  • If you like Shihad, Nine Inch Nails, Crowded House or Foo Fighters, then check out this talented duo.
  • FREE

FRIDAY 14 MAY, 5.00pm

  • Natalie Wardell and Logan Anderson
  • Kaikorai Valley College Singer / Songwriters
  • FREE

FRIDAY 28 MAY, 7.00pm

  • Kane Strang
  • Bayfield High School Singer / Songwriter
  • FREE

Mosgiel Library

Friday 7 & 21 May 2.30pm

  • Beverley Kay – Easy listening, keyboard soloist
  • FREE

Monday 10 May 2.30pm

  • Silverstream (South) Primary School, Kapa Haka Group
  • FREE

Tuesday 11 May 2.00pm

  • Elmgrove School Choir
  • FREE

Thursday 13 May 1.30pm

  • St Mary’s School, Room 5
  • FREE

Thursday 20 May 12.30pm

  • Silverstream (South) Primary School Choir
  • FREE

Wednesday 26 May 11.30am

  • The Wise Women – Folk and Celtic harp music
  • FREE

Port Chalmers Library


  • Both Sides – Country, pop, blues
  • FREE


  • Leo LaDell – Blues with attitude. Join Leo LaDell at Port Chalmers Library for a smooth, soulful set that will put a swagger in your stride.
  • FREE


  • Katharticus – Katharticus are fast becoming well known for their brand of gentle rock. Soaring solos, catchy riffs – all played in a stunning acoustic set.
  • FREE

Waikouaiti Library


  • Katharticus – Katharticus are fast becoming well known for their brand of gentle rock. Soaring solos, catchy riffs – all played in a stunning acoustic set.
  • FREE

Bookbus Colour & Create Competition Winners

April 26, 2010 at 8:36 am | Posted in Bookbus, Events, Library_News | Leave a comment


2 – 4 year                      Elizabeth Peacock (3)

5 – 7 years                    Jago Armstrong (6)

8 – 12 years (draw!)       Kaia Armstrong (8)


2 – 4 year                      No entries

5 – 7 years                    Madeline Mockford (5)

8 – 12 years                  Tyler Hearn (12)


2 – 4 year                      Huia Rose Parker (2)

5 – 7 years                    Elvis Nicolls (7)

8 – 12 years (draw!)       Amy Jones (9)


2 – 4 year                      No entries

5 – 7 years                    Cristina Barriga (7)

8 – 12 years                  Sofia Barriga (9)


2 – 4 year                      No entries

5 – 7 years                    Eva Te Hiwi (7)

8 – 12 years                  Miro Star (9)


2 – 4 year                      No entries

5 – 7 years                    Mihai Whitaker (6)

8 – 12 years                  No entries


2 – 4 year – Colouring book and pencils

5 – 7 years – Family pass to Portobello Aquarium

8 – 12 years – Child pass to Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Careers Festival – May 2010

April 20, 2010 at 9:56 am | Posted in City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Suggestions, Website | Leave a comment

Free Career Information, Advice & Guidance

If you are:

  • Looking for ideas about what to do with your life
  • Looking for work
  • Looking for learning opportunities
  • Helping someone to make work and study decisions

Come and talk to a Career Services career advisor.

Career Services is the national career advisory service. Our mission is to provide all people living in New Zealand with access to the best careers information, advice and guidance to achieve their life goals.

We have a comprehensive website and a national advice line 0800 222733 which means that planning your next career/work move has never been easier.

  • Tuesday 4 May 9.30am-1.00pm, Mosgiel Library
  • Wednesday 5 May 9.30am-1.00pm, Port Chalmers Library

Blind Ambition

Motivated, ambitious and very happy. Julie Woods a.k.a. that blind woman has never let the loss of her sight hold her back. She has taught herself how to read Braille, cook, juggle single parenting and has carved a career as a published author and professional speaker. Join us for an inspirational author talk that helps turn the negatives into positives.

  • Thursday 6 May 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Ground Floor, City Library
  • Friday 7 May 1.30pm, Dowens Room, Mosgiel Library
  • Free

Career Starter Tour

Kick-start your career. Discover your future with a tour of the City Library’s impressive job seeking and study resources.

Bookings essential. Phone 474 3690 or

  • Friday 7 May 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Ground Floor, City Library
  • Free

Careerquest – Discover Your Future Career

Careerquest is an online career guidance assessment. It helps people identify possible career paths linked to their skills and interests and is an excellent starting point for generating options to explore. Come and complete the assessment and have assistance in interpreting your results.

  • Friday 14 May 1.30pm – 2 .00pm; 4.00 pm – 4.30pm; 5.30pm-6.00pm
  • 1st Floor, City Library

Saucy Reading – Wuthering Heights @ Dunedin City Library

March 30, 2010 at 7:41 am | Posted in City Library, Events, Fiction, Free Event, Library_News, Saucy Reading, Suggestions | Leave a comment

A sneak preview from the Fortune Theatre.

The classic tortured love story of Heathcliff and Cathy adapted for stage with an ensemble cast.

Breathless, modern and sexy.

Join us afterward for light refreshments and an opportunity to mix with the cast.

  • Thursday 1 April 12.30pm
  • Ground Floor, City Library
  • Free
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