22-28 April 2021

Dunedin Public Libraries are proud to be supporting the 2021 Wild Dunedin Festival of Nature by hosting some of this amazing programme of events at the libraries.

Visit the Festival website for full information, but here's what you'll find happening at City and community libraries:

Thursday 22nd April

Heather Hunt: Mr Kiwi has and Important Job

Author Heather Hunt presents Mr Kiwi has an Important Job - meet the author and hear the story. This book talk is immediately followed by an art workshop presented by Heather so you can draw your very own scratchy Kiwi. There is no need to book for the book talk, but you will need to book for the drawing workshop afterwards, as places are limited. Click on the Library link of your choice for full details and booking.
10.30am: Port Chalmers Library 
2.30pm: City Library


Suzy Cato: The Kauri Family

The wonderful Suzy Cato will be joining us to present her latest sing-along story. Suzy is always popular, so please be sure to book a place at this event to avoid disappointment!

1pm: City Library


Friday 23rd April

Ahi Pepe Flying Moth Workshop

We are pleased to be running our ever-popular kite workshop again this year. This time with a twist! We'll be showing you how to make a beautiful moth-themed stick puppet. With special guest Dr Barb from MothNet and Otago Museum. BOOKING ESSENTIAL as places are limited.

10am-12pm: City Library


Kākā Catchup

Find out how to make sure your garden is a kākā haven from the Kei Hea Ngā Kākā team.

6pm: Blueskin Bay Library


Heather Hunt: Mr Kiwi has an Important Job

Author Heather Hunt presents Mr Kiwi has an Important Job - meet the author and hear the story. This book talk is immediately followed by an art workshop presented by Heather so you can draw your very own scratchy Kiwi. There is no need to book for the book talk, but you will need to book for the drawing workshop afterwards, as places are limited. 

2pm: Mosgiel Library


The Waste Free Wanda Show

Join Aotearoa’s newest superhero in an 80’s inspired environmental musical by award winning singer/songwriter Anna van Riel. Koha welcome with proceeds to Dunedin Wildlife Hospital. Booking advised.

2pm: City Library


Saturday 24th April

Sniper the Yellow-eyed Penguin Dog

A special screening of 13-minute film ‘Sniper - The last resort to save the world’s rarest penguins and a chance to meet filmmaker Karthic SS and conservation dog Sniper. No need to book.

2pm: City Library


Wednesday 28th April

Fly Spy and the Private Eye

A reading of the story of Inspector Insector, an insect detective, by his alter ego Gordon Thompson, the Catlins' bug man. Followed by making plantable wildflower seed art.

11am: City Library


The Secret Life of Trees Revealed!

Trees are tall, strong, ancient, and easily thought of as silent statues. Join author Raymond Huber as he explains how his book Tree Beings challenges this perception, instead celebrating trees as our best allies in the fight to slow down climate change.  

3.30pm: City Library