Memory Lane – Children’s Library Centenary

March 15, 2010 at 9:58 am | Posted in Children's, City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Recent Updates, Website | Leave a comment

Part of the Children’s Library Centenary celebrations was our popular ‘Memory Lane’

Visitors to Memory Lane shared with us their favourite memories of the Library.

There were four questions:

1. What is your first memory ever?
2. What is your favourite children’s book / story and why?
3. What is your best memory of the Library?
4. What would you like to see in your Library of the future?

Head over to our YouTube channel for more.

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Children’s Library Birthday Party – Celebrating 100 Years Young!

February 26, 2010 at 9:16 am | Posted in Children's, City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, New Zealand, Recent Updates, Suggestions, Website | Leave a comment

Dunedin City Library is throwing a HUGE 100th Birthday Party for the Children’s Library on Saturday 13 March, and everyone is invited!

Fun activities and a host of talented children’s authors, illustrators and performers have been sourced from Dunedin and Otago to bring a very special programme that the whole family can enjoy for free!

Otago authors, Kyle Mewburn (Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!) and Elizabeth Pulford (Can’t Catch Me) will perform story readings and talk about their best loved work; while local illustrator Robyn Belton (Herbert the Brave Sea Dog) will demonstrate how she brings her unforgettable characters to life.

Meanwhile, magician, Jonathan Usher will ‘wow’ young and old alike. Musicians, Kat Ana Fiddle will have everyone dancing and actor, Danny Still will give children a hilarious taste of bygone school life as the ‘Hairy Scary Headmaster’.

Memories can be stored in our Memory Bank and relived on YouTube, old fashioned photographs will be snapped and Geronimo will be on hand for free hugs.

The celebrations will continue through Sunday at the Otago Settlers Museum, where children can climb into the ships bunks of the Across the Ocean Waves exhibit and listen to a special story session; while the Dunedin Public Art Gallery will host a fantastic illuminated lettering workshop for children in association with their stunning Beloved exhibition.

For more info check out the library website!

For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow

January 27, 2010 at 9:36 am | Posted in City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News | Leave a comment

On Monday 25th January we celebrated Robbie Burns’ Birthday and the Robert Burns Fellowship

Michael Harlow spoke about his year as the 2009 Burns Fellow and read poetry created during Michael’s tenure.

The event was hosted by Professor Liam McIlvanney.

Celebrating Robbie Burns’ Birthday – Jan 25th 2010

December 21, 2009 at 9:57 am | Posted in Books, City Library, Events, Free Event, Heritage, Library_News, Recent Updates, Suggestions, Website | Leave a comment

Join us in January 2010 as we celebrate Robbie Burns’ birthday and the Robert Burns Fellowship

Listen to Michael Harlow as he talks about his year as the 2009 Burns Fellow.

Hear poetry created during Michael’s tenure and readings from the pen of our much-loved Scottish bard.

Hosted by Professor Liam McIlvanney.

  • Monday 25 January 12.30pm – 1.30pm
  • Ground Floor, City Library
  • Free

Barking Mad Booksale – 19th-21st February 2010

December 21, 2009 at 9:11 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Book Sale, Bookbus, Books, Business, Children's, City Library, DVD, Events, Fiction, Free Event, Friends of the Library, Library_News, Mosgiel, New Zealand, Non-Fiction, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Suggestions, Talking Books, Waikouaiti, Website, Young Adult | Leave a comment

Bring a bag and fetch some bargains.

Choose from thousands of adult and children’s books at 50c, magazines 20c and a choice of CDs, DVDs and speciality books as priced – something for everyone guaranteed.

  • Friday 19 February 4.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 February 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • City Library Carpark

Summer Reading Programme 2009-2010

November 20, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, Books, Children's, Events, Fiction, Free Event, Library_News, Mosgiel, New Zealand, Non-Fiction, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Suggestions, Waikouaiti, Website, Young Adult | Leave a comment

We hope you have a great time over the summer holidays and are excited about striving to meet your reading challenge which begins on Friday 11 December 2009.

Remember – books are a great way to discover new stuff and use your imagination.

Export yourself to a new world through books and make your way to another dimension!

More details can be found on our library website.

Saucy Reading – Four Flat Whites in Italy @ Dunedin Public Libraries

November 10, 2009 at 8:54 am | Posted in City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, New Zealand, Saucy Reading, Suggestions | Leave a comment

Saucy Reading – Four Flat Whites in Italy @ Dunedin Public Libraries

A sneak video preview from the Fortune Theatre’s latest show before it hits the stage.

Saucy Readings – Four Flat Whites in Italy @ Dunedin Public Libraries

November 10, 2009 at 8:38 am | Posted in City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, New Zealand, Saucy Reading, Suggestions | Leave a comment

Saucy Readings – Four Flat Whites in Italy @ Dunedin Public Libraries

Originally uploaded by Dunedin Public Libraries

A sneak preview from the Fortune Theatre’s latest show before it hits the stage.

Plus the chance to mingle afterwards, over a cup of coffee with some of New Zealand’s finest actors and directors.

Adrian and Alison plan their holiday in Italy down to the last detail but their best friends have dropped out.
Sharing their trip with newly-wed neighbours Harry and Judy, holds potentially disastrous consequences!

Thursday 5 November, 12.30pm
1st Floor, City Library
Free

Kiwiana Colouring In Competition Winners Announced

October 19, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, Children's, City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Mosgiel, New Zealand, NZ Book Month, Port Chalmers, Waikouaiti, Website | Leave a comment

We have had a fantastic response to the Kiwiana Colouring In Competition as part of New Zealand Book Month.

Thank you to everyone who took part!

The judges had a hard time choosing, but here are the Winners:

  • 2 – 4 years: Serenity Hook, Age 4 from Ocean View
  • 5 – 7 years: Zachary Scott, Age 6 from Vauxhall
  • 8 – 12 years: Lucy Matehaere, Age 9 from Pine Hill

Congratulations to all of you for your wonderful work.

Serenity wins a new colouring book and pencils. Zachary wins a Family Pass to Cadbury World and Lucy wins a Swim and Slide Pass to Moana Pool.

Taieri Art Group @ Mosgiel Library

October 15, 2009 at 10:42 am | Posted in Events, Free Event, Library_News, Mosgiel | Leave a comment



Taieri Art Group @ Mosgiel Library

Originally uploaded by Dunedin Public Libraries

The Taieri Art Group visited the Mosgiel Library recently.

Library members were most impressed to discover the painting talents of art group members in attendance.

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