AUTHOR TALK: Ray Avery

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!

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Bookings: 474 3690 or library@dcc.govt.nz

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

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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
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