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  • The Treaty of Waitangi.

    Treaty of Waitangi workshop

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  • A cello.

    Thursday Lunchtime Concert Series

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  • An illustration of social media.

    No kidding!

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  • A mum reading to a child.

    Pasifika 2015

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  • Children gardening.

    Green Living Week at Blockhouse Bay

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  • Rinse and repeat neon sign.

    White Night at Central City Library

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  • The Oriana cruise ship.

    The Big OE: an exhibition

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  • Tom Rob Smith.

    An evening with Tom Rob Smith

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  • Book of monsters, by Erica and Calan Boyd.

    Edible book competition at Glen Eden

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  • Front cover of The cat's out of the bag.

    Meet Max Cryer

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  • Orangutan.

    Wriggle and Rhyme at Auckland Zoo

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  • Fashion runway.

    Fashion in the City 2015

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  • Clasped circle of hands.

    Te Tiriti 175 / Treaty 175

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  • A DNA strand.

    Meet forensic genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick

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  • A cello.

    10 years of music 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!

  • Steal Away by Nina Oberg Humphries.
    View Finder
    Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's current moving image presentation is 'Steal Away' by Nina Oberg Humphries.

  • 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.

  • Landscape view of Auckland City.
    Auckland Akarana: The wonderful isthmus
    Online exhibition. An exhibition of gems from the Sir George Grey Special Collections that highlights the features of Auckland from the 1800s through to more modern times.

  • 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.

  • The art of English poesie by George Puttenham.
    Shakespeare exhibition
    Online exhibition. A showcase of Auckland Libraries' collection of Shakespeare treasures, many of them part of the founding collections donated by Sir George Grey in 1882.

  • Ferdinand von Hochstetter's collection.
    Ferdinand von Hochstetter
    Online exhibition. This exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of his arrival and the Austrian Novara expedition in Auckland (1858-2008).

  • People of the North Hokianga.
    Hokianga
    Online exhibition. Hokianga is an exhibition of memories, reflections and living histories, delicately woven together from the Auckland Libraries heritage collections.

  • Private Flanton of the Maori Contingent.
    Coming Home
    Online exhibition. Coming Home, a Digital New Zealand initiative, focuses on the return of troops and the impact of war on this country.

  • New Zealand soldiers awaiting orders for the Dardanelles.
    Gallipoli
    Online exhibition. This online exhibition features images from contemporary newspapers illustrating the harsh reality of the campaign.

  • 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.

  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
    The Romantics: Jane Austen meets Frankenstein
    Online exhibition. An exhibition of rare books and manuscripts from the Sir George Grey Special Collections.

  • 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.

  • Elderly Asian people learning computer skills.
    Beginners computer class in Mandarin
    Every Tuesday. Learn the basic skills of computer literacy at Manukau Library's free computer classes.

  • Several yarns of wool.
    Textile makerspace at Whangaparaoa
    Third Wednesday of every month. If you’re a makerspace beginner, an expert who needs inspiration or are just curious, then these workshops are for you.

  • Family history photographs.
    Family history for beginners at Glenfield
    Book a librarian for one hour during library opening times for a free introduction to Auckland Libraries' genealogy eResources.

  • Orangutan.
    Wriggle and Rhyme at Auckland Zoo
    17 February - 24 March. Quit monkeying around and join us for a fun positive-movement experience for babies aged 0 - 2.

  • Books sitting in grass.
    Book chat at Devonport Library
    First Wednesday of each month. Have you read a book lately that you would love to share and talk about with others? Join our relaxed, friendly group and enjoy some lively discussion.

  • Job search.
    CV help at Sir Edmund Hillary Library
    First Wednesday of each month. Need help with writing and updating your CV? Come along to our workshop and reboot your job search with the help of library staff and resources.

  • Son placed on his father's sholders.
    Mandarin rhymetime at Birkenhead
    Every second Saturday. 中文說故事及韻律活動. Bring your preschool-aged children along to learn about Chinese language and culture through music, storytelling and activities.

  • Boy using iPad.
    Mastering your iPad at Devonport Library
    Every Thursday. Bring along your iPad and join our relaxed, friendly group to find out how to get the best out of your device.

  • Minecraft logo.
    Minecraft meet-up at Devonport
    Every Thursday. Come along to our weekly Minecraft sessions, meet other like-minded gamers and swap tips and tricks.

  • iPad sitting on a coffee table.
    Digital classes at Blockhouse Bay Library
    Third Thursday of each month. Learn how to use our eResources, including how to issue, download, read or listen to eBooks and eAudiobooks

  • iPad showing Auckland Libraries homescreen.
    Digital drop-in at Sir Edmund Hillary Library
    21 February, 21 March, 18 April. Got a digital dilemma? Need a hand with a new device. Want to know more about these new e-toys?

  • Teenage girl and boy together.
    Teen hour at Devonport Library
    Every fourth Tuesday of the month. Come along to our monthly teen hour where we can share, eat, relax and explore books.

  • Fashion runway.
    Fashion in the City 2015
    27 February - 8 March. Fashion in the City is a 10-day festival of style in the heart of Auckland. Central City Library is participating by hosting a series of fashionable events.

  • Librarian reading story to children.
    Stories from around the world at Botany Library
    First Sunday of each month. Listen and get interactive with fun stories and folk tales from around the world at Botany Library.

  • Silhouette of a girl doing yoga.
    Active yoga for kids
    First Sunday of every month. Let the kids get active and fit at a yoga class with a twist.

  • Teens working together while using a laptop.
    Journalism 101 for kids
    3 - 24 March. Learn new skills at our special Journalism 101 course at Glen Eden.

  • A computer keyboard.
    Beginners computer course at Waiuku Library
    Every Thursday from 8 May. Join Waiuku Library's weekly computer skills classes and get to grips with technology.

  • An iPad user.
    Digital drop-in at Mt Roskill
    First Thursday of each month. Got a digital dilemma? Need a hand with a new device? Drop in and see us!

  • A ball of yarn.
    Knitting in public at Pakuranga
    Every Thursday. Knitting in public is a casual event where people can bring along their knitting and socialise with other like-minded people.

  • Computer Classes at Panmure.
    Computer classes at Panmure
    Every Wednesday and Friday. Learn the basics of using the mouse, keyboard, MS Word, email and the Internet.

  • Heritage matters.
    Heritage matters at Pukekohe Library
    First Thursday of each month. Join us as experts share their knowledge of local history, genealogy, photographic preservation, and family history.

  • Computer tutorial.
    Computer tutorials at Birkenhead Library
    First and third Thursday of each month. Come along to our drop-in computer skills classes and get to grips with technology.

  • 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.

  • Tom Rob Smith.
    An evening with Tom Rob Smith
    Thursday 5 March. Come along to meet celebrated British writer Tom Rob Smith ahead of the highly anticipated international release of the film adaption of 'Child 44'.

  • The Oriana cruise ship.
    The Big OE: an exhibition
    6 March - 14 June. An exhibition about the experiences of New Zealanders on their 'big OE' as recorded in letters, diaries and photos collected on their travels.

  • 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.

  • Cup of coffee.
    TC Chit Chat
    First Friday of the month at Māngere Town Centre. Presentation from a special guest speaker.

  • Chinese bead.
    Mandarin storytime at Highland Park
    双语 (中文/ 英语) 故事活动. First Friday of every month. Join us for a session of stories told in Mandarin Chinese as well as songs and activities in both English and Chinese.

  • New migrants.
    New migrants club at Ranui
    First Friday of each month. Are you new to Ranui? Would you like to know about Ranui Library's services, resources and facilities? Join our new migrants club.

  • 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.

  • Storytime in the park.
    Storytime in the park at Howick
    Friday 6 March. Come along for some songs and stories - aimed at parents and preschoolers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • A Monopoly board.
    Games night at Sir Edmund Hillary Library
    First Friday of each month. Bring family and friends to enjoy a great night of fun games. Play some old favourites or try something new.

  • 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.

  • Family History photographs.
    Family history research day at Papakura
    Saturday 7 March. Ask the experts for help with your family history enquiries.

  • Daddy wriggle and rhyme.
    Wriggle and rhyme for Daddy and me
    First Saturday of each month. A special wriggle and rhyme session for dads and toddlers at Sir Edmund Hillary Library.

  • Book cover of Young ocean explorers love our ocean.
    Young Ocean Explorers
    7 March. Meet the father and daughter behind the Young Ocean Explorers series and get a sneak peek of their new book and DVD.

  • 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.

  • Flowers, teacups and books.
    Literatea book chat
    First Saturday and third Tuesday of each month. Join our lively discussions about what you've been reading at Titirangi Library.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Video game characters.
    Manukau youth gaming club
    Second Sunday of each month. Come test your skills in a variety of different electronic games at Manukau Library.

  • A pile of books.
    Chinese book club at Northcote Library
    中文读者俱乐部. Second Sunday of each month. Come along to our book chat to share your favourite books with other Chinese speakers.

  • Chinese young adults.
    Chinese young adults book chat club
    Second Sunday of each month. Come along and talk about books with other Chinese young adults.

  • A Monopoly board and dice.
    Super Sunday board game club
    Second Sunday of each month. Bring along a board game and check out the latest books at Botany Library.

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