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What's On at Dunedin Public Libraries

Reed Gallery Exhibition: Plain to Ornate: Bookbindings from the Reed Collection
The next Reed Gallery exhibition explores the outer covers of books - their bindings.
The collecting interests of the donor of the Reed Collections, Alfred Reed (1875-1975) were diverse. His eclectic approach enabled him to amass a collection of books whose temporal parameters ranged from the late fifteenth to the early twentieth century. The Dunedin Public Library’s Reed Collection thus naturally includes a striking diversity of specimens of the art and craft of bookbinding over several centuries.
The upcoming exhibition Plain to Ornate: Bookbindings from the Reed Collection contains a myriad of bookbindings ranging from humble to deluxe, from plain to ornate.
21 July to 8 October 2017
3rd Floor, City Library

Jealous Saboteurs: Teen Writing Competitiona
Create a piece of writing inspired Francis Upritchard’s exhibition, Jealous Saboteurs at Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The exhibition opens on Saturday 12th August 2017 and runs until 26th November 2017. Visit the exhibition and pick up an entry form from the Art Gallery or any Dunedin Public Library for more details or enter online via our competition entry page www.dunedinlibraries.govt.nz/events/our-competitions
Entry is restricted to high school students in years 9 to 13, and there are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd-place winners. The competition will be judged by Dunedin writer, David Eggleton and Kings High School Librarian, Bridget Schaumann.
Closing date for entries is 28 October 5pm.
12th August – 28th October
All Dunedin Public Libraries
Winners notified: Wednesday 15th November
Prize-giving: Sunday 3rd December, 12 noon
In association with the Francis Upritchard exhibition Jealous Saboteurs, and in collaboration with Dunedin Public Libraries and Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature. Check the Dunedin Public Art Gallery events page for further upcoming details of the exhibition. Any queries, contact Lynda Cullen 4743249. This touring exhibition, Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs is a joint partnership with Monash University Museum of Art and City Gallery, Wellington.

Dr. Yoram's Brain Health Series
In the first of a series of talks about brain health, Yoram Barak, recently-appointed Associate Professor of Psychogeriatrics at the Dunedin School of Medicine, shares his knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and prevention.
Roughly 15% of the New Zealand population over the age of 65 are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, and this percentage is increasing each year. Many people will be either affected directly by the disease or will have a family member or friend who is affected. Yoram will explain what Alzheimer’s disease is, why it is such a big problem in our society, what risk factors to watch for, and what we can do to prevent it.
Find out what you can do to improve and maintain your brain health in this fascinating series of talks.
Fortnightly on Thursday’s at 6pm
Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin City Library
Part 4 – Brain Engagement, the benefits of music and meditation: Thursday 21st September
Part 5 – Finale, real world bain maintenance: Thursday 5th October

Phil Parker: The Lightning Process
Find out more about the Lightening process from its designer, Phil Parker.
Join us for this free talk for health professionals, patients and their families and friends to explore:
· The theories and science behind the Lightening Process
· Learning how to use your brain differently to make changes in your life and health
· Gaining skills that will revolutionise your use of language
· Finding out more about the exciting concept of Neuroplasticity
Come along and let Phil Parker answer your questions on the Lightening Process.
For more information and to book a place: http://lightningprocess.com/courses/free-talk-on-the-lp-with-phil-nz-dunedin/
Monday 18th September, 2pm
Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin City Library

Once Upon a Sunday: Animal Tails
St Francis of Assisi loved all animals. Come along for a special storytime with sign language, and celebrate our furry, feathered and scaly friends.
Make a cute animal tail to take home and wear.
Sunday 1st October, 2.00pm
Children’s Storypit, City Library

Al Brown: Eat Up New Zealand
Presented in partnership with Dunedin Public Libraries, Mosgiel RSA, Paper Plus Mosgiel and Allen & Unwin Publishers, a chance to meet Kiwi chef and teller of stories, Al Brown.
Join us for a great evening out at Mosgiel RSA as Al chats about the new book, our amazing local ingredients, and his cooking adventures.
PLUS: Bring a small sample of your own baking and have your cooking skills judged by Al Brown himself. Prize for the best home baker!
Tickets $10: Available to purchase from Paper Plus Mosgiel or Dunedin Public Libraries (Mosgiel and City branches). All sale proceeds to Mosgiel RSA.
Books available to purchase on the night courtesy of Paper Plus Mosgiel: EFTPOS available.
Monday 2nd October, 7pm
Mosgiel RSA, 6 Church Street, Mosgiel

RELAX: it’s the school holidays!
Spend some relaxation time with the kids these school holidays.
Join Danielle from Relax Kids and Rachael from Bumpalicious Massage for an afternoon of calming massage and stories from some well-loved children’s books.
Learn some easy massage strokes to practice at home. Family chill-out time for everyone – bring your teddy bear so they can join in too!
Wednesday 4th October, 1.30pm
Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin City Library

Mr Yipadee: Happy I'm Me
Best-selling musician and author, Mr Yipadee is back in town!
With comedy, live music, dancing and instruments for the kids to play, come and enjoy a read and sing-a-long of Jingle Bells, Rudolph Smells, Nee Naw the Little Fire Engine, and even Deano’s brand new book Stink-o-Saurus.
Tickets: $2 per person
Bookings: 03 474 3690 or library@dcc.govt.nz
Saturday 14th October, 10am-11am
Mosgiel Library
Ideal for children aged 4-10
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