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 🙂


August 16, 2010 at 9:18 am | Posted in Author Visit, Books, City Library, Free Event, Mosgiel, New Zealand, Non-Fiction, Suggestions | Leave a comment

Abused as a child. Homeless as a teenage. Meet the New Zealander of the Year 2010!

Meet A Rebel with a Cause, refusing to be beaten by life, and helping to save others world-wide with Kiwi ingenuity from his garage!

Bookings: 474 3690 or

Friday 20 August 2.00pm, Mosgiel Library
Friday 20 August, 5.30pm, 4th Floor, City Library

Cash and credit book sales available

NB Issue 10 – July / August 2010

July 5, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, Books, City Library, Fiction, Library Publications, Library_News, Mosgiel, Music, New Zealand, Non-Fiction, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, School Holidays, Suggestions, Waikouaiti, Website | 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.

Library Holds – A Popular Service

June 22, 2010 at 8:55 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, City Library, Library_News, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers, Waikouaiti | Leave a comment

When an item is unavailable due to being on loan, or at another of our network of Libraries, a customer can place a ‘hold’ on it.

Placing a hold is a popular service for Library customers, and from 1 July 2010 it will cost $1.00 to place an item on hold.

This is the first increase since 2001 and brings the Library into line with other New Zealand metropolitan libraries, where holds charges vary from between $1.00 and $2.00 per item.

The holds charge will apply only to adults, ensuring children and young people under the age of 18 continue to have free access to this important service.

Bernie Hawke, Library Services Manager, comments

“The reason holds are popular is because they represent such good value for money. While this is a significant increase, it is still only a small percentage of the costs involved in providing the service. I’m sure library customers will acknowledge this, along with the saving in time and effort for them when they place a hold.”

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

Children’s Choice – June 2010

May 25, 2010 at 9:05 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, Books, Children's, City Library, DVD, Fiction, Library Publications, Library_News, Mosgiel, Music, Port Chalmers, 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.

Chief Post Office’s Future Sorted

May 11, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Posted in City Library, Library_News | Leave a comment

The former Chief Post Office building in Princes Street will be given a new lease on life – but not as a new site for the city’s central library.

The DCC has been conducting a feasibility analysis on the building’s suitability for adaptation to a library/office accommodation complex under an option from the building’s current owner South Canterbury Finance.

That option recently expired before the DCC analysis was completed and the Council has been unable to negotiate an extension after a firm offer to develop the building as a hotel was received by its owners.

The CPO building will now be developed as a 4 star hotel by Distinction Hotels whose owner, Mr Geoffrey Thomson, already owns hotels in Queenstown, Te Anau and Rotorua.

Mr Thomson, who hopes to have the Dunedin hotel open in time to meet demand for the Rugby World Cup, is excited by the opportunity to add to the city’s accommodation capacity.

“I think this is the most appropriate use of the building. Not only will it bring new construction jobs during the conversion to a hotel and then deliver dozens of permanent new jobs when complete, it will also grow the tourism market in Dunedin, Otago and Southland” said Mr Thomson.

Meanwhile, Mayor, Peter Chin, says the news is bittersweet. “We’re disappointed our plans for the Library have come to nothing. But the city will benefit from the development of a new hotel, which, like our Library plans, will revitalise an iconic heritage inner-city precinct.”

The Council had made no financial commitment to the development of the CPO. The costs of the analysis have been absorbed by the generosity of the consultants wishing to see the city landmark building put to good use.

Contact details

Contact DCC on 477 4000.

Early Reflections – NZ Music Month @ Dunedin Public Libraries

May 10, 2010 at 9:34 am | Posted in City Library, Free Event, Library_News, Music, New Zealand, NZ Music Month, Recent Updates, Teenspace, Website | Leave a comment
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