• 3 weeks ago

Study Invitation: 40 minute lab session (15$)

Students or recent graduates of Otago Polytechnic or Otago University are invited to participate in a study on our engagement with technology.

· Sign up for a time slot (25 October – 3 November)
· Come to the computer lab on the Dunedin campus
· Answer questions and perform some tasks on a computer (40 mins)
· Receive a supermarket voucher of $15

You are eligible to participate if you are a student or recent graduate of Otago University or Otago Polytechnic.

Visit tinyurl.com/otagosmartphone to sign up and for more information.
  • 4 weeks ago

Youth Project

This project is looking at youth who live in the North East Valley, Pine Hill and Opoho and what they want and need for their happiness and wellbeing. We also are looking at whether there is potential to see a youth-led project or working group formed in the Valley in collaboration with the Valley Project.

From the focus groups we conducted, there were a few common themes, issues and ideas. This online survey is looking at what you feel are the key priorities and what you think is the best way to go about working with you all.

We would love to hear from you by Friday October 27th. All responses to this survey will go in the draw to win a $50 voucher for Filadelfio's Restaurant and Bar.

  • 1 month ago


Jealous Saboteurs: Teen Writing Competition

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.

Harbour's Edge: An exhibition of maps & plans

An exhibition of maps showing development on the harbour's edge over time, with particular emphasis on reclamations.

Friday 13th October – Tuesday 31st October

Heritage Collection, 3rd Floor, Dunedin City Library, Moray Place


Plant-Based Living: Healthy & Sustainable Food Choices

A public talk by Plant-based Living Initiative will examine healthy eating and impacts both on the body and world climate.

Please join us for this exciting discussion. Healthy snacks will be provided for all.


Anna deMello - Registered Dietitian (R.D.), Master of Science (M.Sc.) Human Nutrition

Jono Drew - Medical Student, University of Otago Bachelor of Medical Sciences with Honours research topic- climate and health co-benefits

Anna and Jono are both founding members of Plant-Based Living Initiative.

Tuesday 17th October, 7pm

Waikouaiti Library


Mind Your Beeswax: Eco-friendly Wrap Workshops

Come along to a Beeswax Wraps Workshop and learn how to make your own beeswax wrap for just $10 per wrap. Fiona Clements who will take the workshop will supply all the materials including: re-washed cotton, local beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.

For more details about the workshops contact the Blueskin Bay library.

Learn more about Fiona at: http://www.senoritaawesumo.com/about.html

Workshop times:

Tuesday 17 October 7 - 9 pm

Blueskin Bay Library Meeting Room

Suitable for adults and older children.

Registrations essential: payment to be made to Fiona on the night of the workshop. Please advise how many wraps you would like to make when registering.

Tuesday 17th October, 7-9pm

Continued Sense of Wonder: The Publisher’s Viewpoint

Guest speaker, Exisle’s Gareth St John Thomas, on the process of producing a book and the publishing scene in Dunedin.

Join us for a look at books from the Exisle stable, including their picture book imprint, EK.

Wednesday 15th November, 6.30pm for 8pm start

Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, City Library

Booking essential: 03 474 3690 or library@dcc.govt.nz – please confirm when booking, if you would like to attend the basement tour

For more information, contact: Jackie.mcmillan@dcc.govt.nz


Books available to purchase on the night (cash only)