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  • Auckland pride festival paade.

    Auckland Libraries at the LYC Big Gay Out

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  • Book club at the beach.

    Beachside bookbus

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  • iPad.

    New Year's Eve app attack!

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  • Diary.

    Writing the heart workshop

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  • Mother and daughter clapping together.

    Summer in the Square

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  • A family tree.

    Family History Lunchtime Series 2015

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  • Woman using an iPad.

    eReading summer school at Whangaparaoa

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  • Pohutukawa flowers.

    Christmas at Auckland Libraries

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  • Performance of 'The end of the golden weather'.

    The end of the golden weather

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  • An abecedary for the appellation of woman by Judith Haswell.

    For the love of books: an exhibition

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  • Letters and papers.

    More than a war

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  • Minecraft logo.

    Minecraft club at Waitakere Library

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  • Sunglasses and a book.

    Take Five and win!

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  • Dare to Explore dudes.

    Dare to Explore 2014

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  • People working at Makerspace.

    Makerspace at Central City Library

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Events this week
  • Babies enjoying Rhymetime.
    Rhymetime
    Various times, multiple locations. Music, songs, movement and finger rhymes for preschoolers aged 18 months to 3 years. Some sessions are multilingual.

  • Kids at storytime.
    Storytime
    Various times, multiple locations. Our highly popular storytimes are ideal for kids aged 3 - 5 years. Some sessions are multilingual.

  • Babies enjoying Wriggle & Rhyme.
    Wriggle and Rhyme
    Various times, multiple locations. Active movement for early learning aimed at babies 0 - 2 years.

  • Computer tutorials at Remuera.
    Computer tutorials at Remuera
    Daily, Monday - Friday. Learn the basics of computer or internet searching with a librarian.

  • The Art of Choosing a Good Book.
    What shall I read next?
    Daily, Monday - Friday. We are book mad at Remuera Library. Have a session with a librarian to find the best book for you!

  • 'Altered Lives' (2014) by Bronwen Gray and Alan Young.
    View Finder
    Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's current moving image presentation is 'Altered Lives' (2014) by Bronwen Gray and Alan Young.

  • Teenage girl.
    Homework centres
    After school, during term time. Get help and guidance with homework questions and activities after school.

  • An eReader.
    How to download eBooks
    Any time. Book a half-hour session with a librarian at East Coast Bays Library to learn about how to use your eBook reader.

  • Minecraft logo.
    Minecraft club at Waitakere Library
    Every Thursday. Get together at Waitakere Library for a weekly session of Minecraft and meet like-minded gamers.

  • Child planting seeds.
    Seed exchange at Takapuna
    Ongoing. Exchange your surplus seeds at Takapuna Library and grow new varieties in your home garden.

  • Child planting seeds.
    Seed exchange at Botany Library
    Ongoing. Exchange your surplus seeds at Botany Library and grow new varieties in your home garden.

  • Letters and papers.
    More than a war
    26 September - 30 January. Auckland Libraries and Unitec's Communication Studies students present an exhibition bringing to life narratives and creative reflections on the First World War.

  • An abecedary for the appellation of woman by Judith Haswell.
    For the love of books: an exhibition
    20 October 2014 - 22 February 2015. An exhibition of work by contemporary book artists and fine press printers.

  • People playing drums.
    Making music magic at Wellsford Library
    2, 9, 16 and 23 December. Come along to Wellsford Library and enjoy our music-making sessions.

  • A family tree.
    Family History Club at Central City Library
    Sunday 22 February. Curious about your family history? Want to know where to start? Then the Family History Club is for you!

  • Toshala Elliot.
    Dominion Road Stories
    Online exhibition. Dominion Road Stories is an oral history and photography project that profiles the residents, shopkeepers and visitors to Auckland’s iconic Dominion Road.

  • Christmas card produced in 1952.
    Christmas cards exhibition
    Online exhibition. Our Christmas cards exhibition is a selection of 24 beautiful Christmas cards taken from our Ephemera collection ranging from 1870 to 1952.

  • Minecraft players.
    Minecraft hangout at Central
    6 and 17 January. Join us this summer for a Minecraft game jam! It is a great opportunity to interact with other like-minded crafters and play in a laidback environment.

  • Sunglasses and a book.
    Take Five and win!
    8 December - 4 January. Borrow a bundle of five popular books put together by our staff, and delve into the surprising worlds of books.

  • Mother and daughter clapping together.
    Summer in the Square
    8 - 20 December. Come along and join Auckland Libraries at this year's Summer in the Square festival in Aotea Square.

  • Alice's adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by Milo Winter.
    Old favourites: Famous children's books
    Online exhibition. Take a trip down memory lane and explore an exhibition of rare, classic and much-loved children's books.

  • The art album of New Zealand flora by E. H. Featon.
    Flowers, fruit and foliage
    Online exhibition. This online exhibition contains a bouquet of botanical illustrations from the Sir George Grey Special Collections.

  • Beverly Manahi.
    Glen Eden Stories
    Online exhibition. Glen Eden Stories is a community led project which began in late 2012. The project is about giving the people of Glen Eden a chance to share their stories and ideas.

  • Christmas cupcakes.
    Mangere Bridge family Christmas party
    Friday 19 December. Join us for a Christmas celebration filled with games, stories, craft and lots of fun for the whole family.

  • Chinese bead.
    Mandarin rhymetime at Glenfield
    中文說故事及韻律活動. Every Friday, 9.30am. Bring your preschoolers along to learn about Chinese language and culture.

  • Computer keyboard.
    Free computer sessions at Howick Library
    Every Tuesday and Friday, 10.30am. Book in for a tailored 45-minute tutorial with a library staff member.

  • A computer keyboard.
    Computer classes for beginners at Massey
    Every Friday. Learn basic computer skills and how to use the digital resources at Massey Library.

  • An iPad user.
    Have a go with iPads at Wellsford
    Fridays. Come in and try our iPads for free in this hands-on, small group session.

  • Computer class at Avondale.
    Learn at Avondale Library
    Every Friday. A computer class that's tailormade for beginners.

  • Pages of a book.
    Book club at Blockhouse Bay
    Third Friday of the month. Talk about books you’ve read and discover new reads.

  • Learning at your library group sessions (Mandarin).
    Learning at your library group sessions (Mandarin)
    电脑学习班 (普通话授课). Every Monday and Friday at Onehunga. Learn basic computer skills and how to use digital library resources.

  • Computer classes at Manukau Library.
    Computer classes at Manukau Library
    Every Friday. Learn about the computer resources at Manukau Library.

  • Chinese bead.
    Mandarin storytime at Epsom
    中文故事会(普通话). Every Friday. Join us for books, songs and fun in Mandarin Chinese.

  • Pages of a book.
    Children's book club at Māngere Bridge
    Every Friday. A book club for school-aged kids with fun activities.

  • A game of chess.
    Chess for success at Avondale
    Every Friday. Come along to our weekly chess club to improve your skills and make new friends.

  • A game controller.
    Game zone at Wellsford Library
    Every Friday. Come along to the library and chill out at the end of the week with some gaming.

  • A game of Minecraft.
    Minecraft club at Mahurangi East
    Every Friday. Come along to our exciting Minecraft club and get together with other crafters in a safe, friendly library environment.

  • Loom bands.
    Loom band club at Glen Eden
    Every Friday. Join us for a fun-filled hour of looming. Each week we will make a new charm and share our ideas with everyone.

  • A girl with a dice.
    Games night at New Lynn
    Every Friday. Drop in to play some modern euro-style games. Join a group and learn to play something from our extensive collection. All ages welcome.

  • Library writing workshop at Botany.
    Botany Library writer's group
    Third Saturday of the month. A writing workshop for new and experienced writers alike.

  • Writers group image.
    Māngere Bridge writers group
    Third Saturday of the month. Get help and help others in achieving writing goals.

  • A woman reading an eBook.
    Summer eReading help at Kumeu Library
    Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout December and January. Come to Kumeu Library to get started with your Auckland Libraries eReading!

  • Chinese bead.
    Bilingual storytime at Northcote
    双语 (中文/ 英语) 故事活动. Every Saturday. Join us for stories read in both English and Mandarin at Northcote Library.

  • Children listening to a story.
    Multilingual storytime at Northcote Library
    Every Saturday. Listen and get interactive with fun stories in a variety of languages at Northcote Library.

  • Chinese students gather around a computer.
    Beginners computer class in Mandarin
    电脑入门课程(普通话). Every Saturday. Learn the basics of using computers and the internet at Massey Library.

  • A librarian in traditional Russian dress.
    Russian storytime
    Every Saturday, Albany Village Library. Join us for a special Russian storytime for children and families.

  • S.K.I.P (Saturday Kids Impossible Projects).
    S.K.I.P. (Saturday kids impossible projects)
    Second Saturday of the month at Tupu Youth Library. Experiments from the non-fiction section.

  • A video game controller.
    Game on!
    Third Saturday of the month, Ranui Library. Come and test your skills and challenge your friends and family or your neighbours in our fun gaming tournament.

  • The thinker by Rodin.
    Philosophy for all
    Every second Saturday, Leys Institute Library. Welcome to lively and informal discussion on topics that matter, facilitated by Wayne Brittenden.

  • Gamefroot image.
    Computer game-making hangout
    Every Saturday. Have you ever wanted to make your own computer game? It's easy! We'll show you how with gamefroot, an online game-making tool.

  • A handmade vehicle.
    Make: Build: Do at Te Atatu Peninsula Library
    Every Saturday. Join our group of 9- to 12-year-olds at Te Atatu Peninsula Library to find out if you're up for the challenge!

  • Warhammer logo.
    Warhammer club at Orewa Library
    Every Sunday. Tabletop wargaming for science fiction, fantasy and Lord of the Rings. Bring your own army, or borrow one belonging to the club.

  • Chinese students gather around a computer.
    Chinese computer classes
    电脑学习班,中文授课. Every Sunday. Learn about using the internet, the Dragonsource database, the Chinese Digital Library and more.

  • Job search.
    CV help at Manukau Library
    Every Sunday. Need help with writing or updating your CV? Come along to one of our free weekly session.

  • Job search.
    CV help at Panmure
    Every Sunday. Get help with writing and updating your CV using the library computers.

  • Lego blocks.
    Block building Lego club
    Third Sunday of the month at Botany. Block building fun for children of all ages.

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