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Wireless Books - 21-11-2020 - 150 Years and Still Going Strong( 0:26:44)       
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On Sunday the 29th of November we will be celebrating 150 years in the Athenaeum Building. All are welcome to join us at 3pm for bubbly and cake. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 11/21/2020 1:00:00 PM
Wireless Books - 07-11-2020 - 150 Years in the Athenaeum Building( 0:26:47)       
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The Athenaeum Library & Mechanics Institute moved into the Octagon 150 years ago and we are going to celebrate with cake and bubbly on Sunday the 29th of November. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 11/9/2020 9:00:00 AM
Wireless Books - 24-10-2020 - Yes we have no sugar( 0:25:10)       
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Yes we have no sugar - This episode its books, books, books but we find time to remember way back when, when there was a sugar famine in Dunedin. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 10/28/2020 2:43:01 PM
Wireless Books - 10-10-2020 - Whacko, More Books( 0:26:18)       
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Whacko, More Books - Even more great books to talk about and a discussion of the wild and wacky conspiracy theories that people have believed over the years Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 10/13/2020 10:43:44 AM
Wireless Books - 26-09-2020 - A Simple Guide to Good Health( 0:26:15)       
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A Simple Guide to Good Health - When cleaning out her office Christine found a hand written guide to good health that Rosalie had copied out - it tells you as much about the mysterious Rosalie as any of the other memories we have shared on past episodes and goes a long way to explaining why she was sometimes short tempered. Plus we have new books to talk about. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 9/28/2020 11:38:05 AM
Wireless Books - 12-09-2020 - Shark Attack( 0:28:37)       
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Shark Attack - A 100 years ago soldiers in hospital were being given cigarettes that were too strong for weak-chested patients, mice were eating through pianoia's and women were going to the races and leaving their husbands to mind the children. The Athenaeum has some very good new thrillers just in. But the most frightening thing is the story Beth had to tell about sitting down with a nice cup of coffee to watch a movie. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 9/12/2020 12:30:00 PM
Wireless Books - 29-08-2020 - From Spies to Mammoths( 0:26:24)       
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From Spies to Mammoths - Today it is all about the books - we have more new books and they are an eclectic bunch. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 8/29/2020 12:30:00 PM
Wireless Books - 15-08-2020 - Books for Level 2 Round 2( 0:26:41)       
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Books for Level 2 Round 2 - We are back in Level 2 and everyone is feeling nervous - what could be better than a nice new book? The Athenaeum is buying new books all the time and Christine gives us a quick review of some of the newest ones. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 8/15/2020 12:30:00 PM
Wireless Books - 01-08-2020 - Dust If You Must( 0:25:5)       
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More memories of Jackie and then we have some nice juicy new crime novels from the big guns of crime writing. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 8/3/2020 10:00:00 AM
Wireless Books - 18-07-2020 - Remembering Jackie( 0:27:3)       
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Remembering Jackie - It has been a sad time at the Athenaeum with our Assistant Librarian Jackie losing her almost year long fight with breast cancer. It was a shock for many as Jackie kept her illness private and initially it looked as if she was going to be one of the lucky ones. The final fatal decline started during lockdown unseen by us all which makes it doubly hard to comprehend that she has gone. Christine shares some memories of a person who always tried to get the most out of life. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 7/18/2020 12:30:00 PM
Wireless Books - 04-07-2020 - Remembering Rosalie( 0:27:1)       
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Remembering Rosalie - The Athenaeum was shocked to find that former Head Librarian Rosalie Ambrogio had died last year. Christine spends the episode remembering Rosalie a woman who has kept her air of mystery right up until the very last. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 7/4/2020 5:46:00 PM
Wireless Books - 20-06-2020 - Back in the Studio( 0:26:40)       
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Beth and Christine are both in the same room and there is a lot to catch up with - including the Athenaeum's new Winter hours. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 6/20/2020 12:00:00 PM
Wireless Books - 06-06-2020 - Ghost Stories and The Prince of Wales( 0:24:35)       
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Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 6/6/2020 1:00:00 PM

Christine and Beth explore our city's rich literary heritage, with people who are passionate about the printed word. Thanks to Dunedin Athenaeum Library and Mechanics Institute


Host: Christine Powley and Beth Sizemore
Produced By: Otago Access Radio
Language: English
Category: Arts and Literature
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