Blueskin Bay Library Newsletter – December 2009

December 7, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Library_News, Suggestions | Leave a comment

The latest Blueskin Bay Library newsletter (December 2009) is available now.

Our website has a comprehensive list of library publications for you to download and enjoy.

Children’s Choice – December 2009 Issue

December 7, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Books, Children's, City Library, Fiction, Library_News, Mosgiel, New Zealand, Non-Fiction, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Reviews, Suggestions, Waikouaiti, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Catalogue upgrade planned 25-29 October 2009

October 19, 2009 at 11:52 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, City Library, Library_News, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers, Waikouaiti, Website | Leave a comment

Dunedin Public Libraries is upgrading the catalogue and you will experience disruptions in service during 25 – 29 October.

  • You will be able to borrow and return items when you visit any Library, however the catalogue will not be available.
  • If you wish to place a hold on an item during this time please contact library staff who will be able to help you.
  • Electronic databases (e.g. Britannica Online, Oxford English Dictionary) will be accessible in the Library only.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this planned work and hope you will enjoy your new catalogue from the 29 October.

Library Mix – October 13 2009

October 15, 2009 at 10:31 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, Books, Children's, City Library, DVD, Events, Fiction, Library Radio Show, Library_News, Mosgiel, Music, Non-Fiction, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Reviews, 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.

image - library mix logo

Children’s Choice – October 2009 Issue

October 15, 2009 at 10:16 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Books, Children's, City Library, Fiction, Library Publications, Library_News, Mosgiel, New Zealand, Non-Fiction, Port Chalmers, Suggestions, Waikouaiti | Leave a comment

image - childrens choice oct 2009 cover

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.

Book Chat – Phil Corfield @ Blueskin Bay Library

October 7, 2009 at 8:43 am | Posted in Author Visit, Blueskin Bay, Books, Events, Free Event, Library_News, New Zealand, NZ Book Month, Suggestions | Leave a comment

Book Chat – Phil Corfield @ Blueskin Bay Library

Originally uploaded by Dunedin Public Libraries

Local musician and author, Phil Corfield came armed with his guitar to talk about his book, Hitchhiking in New Zealand – A Journey through the Heartland.

Guests enjoyed a fresh cup of coffee and swapped book recommendations while he sang.

Tuesday 6 October, 10.30am

Blueskin Bay Nurseries Cafe

Free

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

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