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    Tongan Language Week

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  • Doug Poole.

    Going West Poetry Slam

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  • Adventures with Daddy by Cathy Kearse.

    Fathers' family fun hour with Cathy Kearse

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  • Marie Bean.

    Get fit the lazy way with Marie Bean

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  • A comic book character by Robin Mansfield.

    Comic Book Month 2014

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  • Tracey Barnett.

    The quiet war on asylum

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  • Amanda Eason.

    National Poetry Day writing workshops

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  • Adult learners.

    Adult Learner's Week - He Tangata Mātauranga

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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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  • A collage of photos and documents.

    Family History Month 2014

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  • A poetry poster.

    Poetry Central 2014

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  • The fall of light by Sarah Laing.

    one island one book: Sarah Laing

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  • Tania, the librarian.

    Seven Sisters of Matariki: an exhibition

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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. 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!

  • The Fan (2014) by Lucy Hopkins.
    View Finder
    8 July - 28 July. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's current moving image presentation is The Fan (2014) by Lucy Hopkins.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A heritage photo of a family.
    Family History Month: speaker series
    Family History Month runs throughout August each year and consists of talks, seminars and workshops on the subject of family history research and genealogy.

  • A collage of photos and documents.
    Family History Month 2014
    Throughout August. Join us at Auckland Libraries for our annual festival of talks, seminars and workshops on the subject of family history and genealogy.

  • Magic: The Gathering logo.
    Magic: The Gathering club
    Thursdays. Come along to Whangaparaoa Library after school to play Magic: the Gathering.

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

  • A DIY vehicle.
    Make: Build: Do at Kumeu Library
    Every Thursday. What can you construct or create in one hour? Join our group of 9 to 12-year-olds at Kumeu to find out if you're up for the challenge!

  • Game of chess.
    Chess club at Glen Eden
    Every Thursday. Come along to our weekly chess club to improve your skills and make new friends.

  • Knitting image.
    Craft group at Orewa Library
    Thursday 10-11am (during term time). Bring your current crafty project or just yourself and join us for a cuppa and a chat.

  • A person using an iPad.
    Bring your own device
    中文电脑分享课. Every Friday from 1 August to 19 September, Northcote Library. Would you like to learn more about your iPad, tablet, iPhone or smartphone?

  • 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.

  • Amanda Eason.
    National Poetry Day writing workshops
    20, 22 & 24 August, Grey Lynn, Pt Chevalier, Pukekohe and Mt Albert libraries. Join us for a writing workshop with local poet Amanda Eason.

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

  • 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 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.

  • A pen and paper.
    National Poetry Day at Highland Park
    22 August. Join us to celebrate National Poetry Day with a special poetry reading and the announcement of the winners of our poetry competition.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A poetry poster.
    Poetry Central 2014
    22 August. Auckland Libraries and nzepc (the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre) invite you to celebrate National Poetry Day with an evening of readings.

  • Students of English.
    Learn simple conversational English
    23 August, Northcote Library. Learn simple English words to help you in the library and when you are shopping or visiting the doctor.

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

  • 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.

  • Amanda Eason.
    National Poetry Day writing workshops
    20, 22 & 24 August, Grey Lynn, Pt Chevalier, Pukekohe and Mt Albert libraries. Join us for a writing workshop with local poet Amanda Eason.

  • 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.

  • Tracey Barnett.
    The quiet war on asylum
    24 August and 23 September. Hear writer and journalist Tracey Barnett speak about the change in New Zealand's approach to asylum seekers and the ordeals these people face in their search for safety.

  • 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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