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.

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

Originally uploaded by Dunedin Public Libraries

Cult Disney

Dark dance, electric pop, stunning vocals, Trio

Friday 7 May, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
City Library
Free

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 dunedinmusic.com 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

WEDNESDAY 5 MAY, 5.00pm

  • 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

THURSDAY 13 MAY 7.00PM

  • Both Sides – Country, pop, blues
  • FREE

THURSDAY 20 MAY 7.00PM

  • 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

THURSDAY 27 MAY 7.00PM

  • 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

FRIDAY 28 MAY 6.00PM

  • 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

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 http://www.careers.govt.nz 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 library@dcc.govt.nz

  • 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

Library Hours – ANZAC Day April 25th 2010

April 16, 2010 at 8:42 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, City Library, Library_News, Mosgiel, Waikouaiti | Leave a comment

All library branches will be closed on ANZAC day – April 25th 2010.

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

Library Hours – Easter 2010

March 23, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, City Library, Library_News, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers, Waikouaiti | Leave a comment

Our hours over Easter will be:

  • Friday April 2: Closed
  • Saturday April 3: Open – usual hours
  • Sunday April 4: Closed
  • Monday April 5: Closed

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.

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 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!

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