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Bilbia, Piibli, Paipera: The Bible in Translation
The latest Reed Gallery exhibition showcases editions of the Bible translated into numerous languages and spanning across eight centuries.
The exhibition, Biblia, Piibli, Paipera: The Bible in Translation, showcases Bibles from the Reed Collections translated into a diverse range of languages. Featured books include striking early manuscript and printed versions of the Latin Vulgate. European languages are represented by important early English editions, and pre-1800 Bibles in European tongues ranging from German, Italian, Dutch and French, to Estonian, Norwegian, Welsh and Irish.
The later worldwide circulation of Holy Scripture via missionaries is represented by selected biblical texts translated in languages indigenous to Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, including Bibles of the Pacific Islands and important early editions of the Bible in Māori.
18 November 2016 - 12 February 2017
3rd Floor, City Library
Author Talk: Gregg Hurwitz
Join New York Times best-selling US writer Gregg Hurwitz as he chats to Vanda Symon about his latest high-octane thriller, The Nowhere Man.
This follow-up to Orphan X delves more into Hurwitz’ lone-wolf action hero, Evan Smoak, that so struck a chord with Kiwi readers, and we’re delighted to be able to welcome Gregg to Dunedin on his brief tour of New Zealand.
Tuesday 28 February, 6:00pm
Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin City Library
Once Upon a Sunday: Teddy Bears' Picnic
It’s Children’s Day! Join us for a special Sunday storytime picnic, with local storyteller Kaitrin McMullan, and learn a teddy dance.
Remember to bring your teddy bear!
For children of all ages.
Sunday 5th March, 2.00pm
Children’s Storypit, City Library
Author Talk: The Woman Who Changed Her Brain
Researcher, educator and author of this international bestseller, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, will speak at Dunedin City Library about her personal journey to develop her pioneering cognitive development programme.
Barbara talks about her battle to overcome her own debilitating learning difficulties by tapping into neuroscience research and using neuroplasticity to unravel the mysteries of brain function, transforming her brain and her life.
Join us as Barbara invites you to share the story of her life’s work and change the way you think about the mind.
Copies of “The Woman Who Changed Her Brain” will be available for purchase on the night
Tuesday 7 March, 6:00pm
Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin City Library
An Evening with Graeme Macrae Burnet
Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival and the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago are proud to present An Evening with Graeme Macrae Burnet
Hear the award-winning Scottish crime writer discuss his Man Booker-shortlisted novel, His Bloody Project Graeme Macrae Burnet’s first novel, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau, received a New Writer’s Award from the Scottish Book Trust. His second novel, His Bloody Project, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Saltire Fiction Book of the Year 2016. His Bloody Project is being published in 20 countries and the screen rights have been acquired by Synchronicity Films.
14 March 2017 6:00pm — 7:30pm
Dunningham Suite, Dunedin City Library
Tickets $15 and available here or at the University Bookshop
International Storytelling Festival: Around the World in 80 Tales
Take a journey around the world, through the stories from some of Dunedin’s diverse cultures.
Over 15 different languages and performers, plus dance, puppets, music and song.
Be part of this inaugural Dunedin festival for International Storytelling Day. A chance to celebrate diversity, hear other languages and experience the universality of story.
All welcome: suitable 0-100 years
Sunday 19th March, 11am – 3pm
Dunedin City Library
iD Week: Dunedin Public Libraries Fashion Tour
An opportunity to view the changing face of fashion through an exclusive tour of Dunedin Public Libraries’ fashion archives. A must for budding designers and dedicated followers of fashion, from retro to right-now.
Includes items from our Heritage collections, as well as a showcase of fashion-focused gems from the stacks.
Thursday 23rd March, 1pm
Meet at Help Desk, Ground Floor, City Library
BOOKING ESSENTIAL – LIMITED NUMBERS (Maximum 15)
RSVP: 03 474 3690 or email@example.com
Jeremy Scott: Adventure Cyclist
On the 5th October 2011, Kiwi adventurer Jeremy Scott began the challenge of a lifetime: a 2½ year, 52,000km solo bicycle ride from London to New Zealand. As he pedalled his way around the planet, Jeremy covered more than enough distance to circumnavigate the earth.
Jeremy’s fierce determination and relentless desire to succeed highlights what anyone can achieve in life, if they are willing to take that first step. Jeremy will share the highs and lows that come hand-in-hand with such an incredible life: overcoming open-heart surgery as a child to beat the odds and complete an amazing feat of resilience. Through this inspirational and entertaining presentation, you may come to realise that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things.
Thursday 23rd March 2017, 6pm
Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, City Library
BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Tickets are $2 and can be purchased in person, prior to the event, from Dunedin City Library
Copies of Jeremy Scott’s book, The Long Road from a Broken Heart will be available to purchase on the night.