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  • Rachael Herron.

    Craft and chat with Rachael Herron

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  • Adult learners.

    Adult Learner's Week - He Tangata Mātauranga

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  • Cook Islands Language Week logo.

    Cook Islands Language Week

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  • A street sign.

    Who do you think Dawson Rd is? A special screening

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  • Laini Taylor.

    An evening with Laini Taylor

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  • The night sky.

    Stargazing with Jennie McCormick

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  • A collage of photos and documents.

    Family History Month 2014

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  • Michele Leggott.

    Poetry Central 2014

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  • The fall of light by Sarah Laing.

    one island one book: Sarah Laing

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  • Essential New Zealand poems book cover.

    Essential New Zealand poems

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  • A computer game.

    Pop-up arcade at New Lynn Library

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  • Te Wiki o te Reo logo.

    Te Wiki o Te Reo / Māori Language Week 2014

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  • Karin Slaughter.

    Meet Karin Slaughter

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  • A Matariki T-shirt.

    Matariki design competition

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  • The field of Passchendaele by Paul Nash.

    World War 1914-1918: An exhibition

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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.

  • Northcote Learning Activity Programme.
    Northcote learning activity programme
    Every day at Northcote. A fun programme of multimedia e-learning activities.

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

  • 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!

  • A still from Hard bodies (2013) by Alex Plumb.
    View Finder
    8 July - 28 July. The Film Archive's current moving image presentation is Hard bodies (2013) by Alex Plumb.

  • 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.

  • A Matariki star.
    Matariki 2014
    28 June - 28 July. Heralded by the rising of the star constellation known as Matariki, the Māori New Year is an important time for connecting with and giving thanks to the land, sea and sky.

  • Tania, a librarian.
    Seven Sisters of Matariki: an exhibition
    28 June - 19 September. Celebrate Matariki 2014 with Seven Sisters, a collaboration between Auckland Libraries and Soldiers Road Artists.

  • Beads and craft supplies.
    Arts at Blockhouse Bay Library
    Throughout July. Come along to Blockhouse Bay Library for our annual festival of arts and crafts.

  • A computer game.
    Pop-up arcade at New Lynn Library
    Throughout July. Play weird and wonderful games created by Auckland's DIY game makers!

  • The field of Passchendaele by Paul Nash.
    World War 1914-1918: An exhibition
    9 July - 12 October. A new exhibition from Sir George Grey Special Collections depicting New Zealand’s contribution to the First World War, both at the front and at home.

  • The chieftain's curse book cover.
    Meet Frances Housden
    23 August, Blockhouse Bay Library. Come and listen to romance author and RITA Award finalist Frances Housden talk about her books and her life as a writer.

  • 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.

  • Pages of a book.
    Bookchat at Pukekohe
    Fourth Friday of the month. Talk about books you’ve read and discover new reads.

  • 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.

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

  • Computer Class at Titirangi.
    Computer class at Titirangi
    Every Friday. Learn how to use the mouse, keyboard, Microsoft Word, email and the Internet.

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

  • Block party.
    Block party
    Last Friday of the month at Howick Library. Using Lego to foster literacy in children.

  • 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.

  • Pages of a book.
    Teen book group at Mt Roskill
    Every second Friday. Talk about books you’ve read and discover new reads.

  • 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.

  • Winter nights storytime.
    Winter nights storytime
    Last Friday of June, July and August. Come along to Onehunga Library for a special series of evening storytimes, primarily for kids aged 3-8 years.

  • Essential New Zealand poems book cover.
    Essential New Zealand poems
    25 July, Central City Library. Auckland Libraries invites you to the launch of 'Essential New Zealand poems: facing the empty page', a collection of poems selected by Siobhan Harvey, Harry Ricketts and James Norcliffe.

  • Essential New Zealand poems book cover.
    Essential New Zealand poems
    25 July, Central City Library. Auckland Libraries invites you to the launch of 'Essential New Zealand poems: facing the empty page', a collection of poems selected by Siobhan Harvey, Harry Ricketts and James Norcliffe.

  • 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.

  • Pages of a book.
    Book chat at Manurewa
    Last Saturday of the month. Talk about books you’ve read and discover new reads.

  • Pages of a book.
    Saturday book club at Botany Library
    Fourth Saturday of each month. Come along to Botany Library to chat about your latest good reads.

  • writers group image.
    Glen Eden writers group
    Last Saturday of each month. A writers group offering writers of all levels the opportunity to support, encourage and share skills with each other and to participate in the craft of writing.

  • Pages of a book.
    Saturday book club at Pt Chevalier
    Last Saturday of the month. Talk about books you’ve read and discover new reads.

  • A chess board.
    Chess lessons at Epsom
    Last Saturday of each month. Come along to Epsom Library to learn the mysteries of chess and enjoy a friendly game.

  • Lego blocks.
    Lego in the library at Highland Park
    Last Sunday of each month. Come along and enjoy a fun block-building session for children.

  • 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.

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

  • Chinese bead.
    Mandarin rhymetime at Birkenhead
    中文說故事及韻律活動. Every second Sunday. Enjoy songs and rhymes in Mandarin Chinese at Birkenhead Library.

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

  • Traditional Chinese figures.
    Chinese dough modelling
    學習揘泥人. Last Sunday of each month at Glenfield Library. Learn how to make clay figures using traditional modelling techniques

  • Pages of a book.
    Kids book club
    Fourth Sunday of the month at Botany Library. Discuss books and enjoy fun games and activities.

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