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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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  • 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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  • A table of books.

    Auckland Libraries' biannual book sale

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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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  • A computer game.

    Pop-up arcade at New Lynn Library

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  • Karin Slaughter.

    Meet Karin Slaughter

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  • Tania, the librarian.

    Seven Sisters of Matariki: an exhibition

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Events this week
  • Babies enjoying 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.
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A ukulele.
    Ukulele and guitar lessons
    Every Wednesday. Take part in free ukulele and guitar lessons each week with Paul Jonson.

  • Youth image roll-up.
    Youth hour
    Every Wednesday. Come and check out Pakuranga Library's Youth Hour each Wednesday in the teen area.

  • A table of books.
    Auckland Libraries' biannual book sale
    31 July - 3 August. Help us create some room for all our new books! Auckland Libraries' popular biannual book sale will be held out west this time at Waitakere Central Library in Henderson.

  • Beginners Computer Lessons at St Heliers.
    Beginners computer lessons at St Heliers
    Every Thursday. Computer lessons for beginners - learn how to use email and the Internet.

  • Beginners Computer Class at New Lynn.
    Beginners computer class at New Lynn
    Every Thursday. Total beginner at computers? Join this class to learn the basics.

  • 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.

  • Chinese bead.
    Mandarin storytime at Northcote
    中文故事活动. Every Thursday. Join us for stories and fun in Mandarin Chinese.

  • A pile of Mandarin books.
    Chinese book chat at Central City Library
    讀書座談會. Last Thursday of the month. Chat about favourite reads, discover new titles and authors, and share your life experiences with other enthusiastic readers.

  • 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.

  • A Chinese bead.
    Bilingual rhymetime at Central City
    雙語少兒活動. Every Thursday. Bring the whole family for a fun session of songs, activities and stories told in Mandarin and English.

  • A violin.
    Thursday lunchtime concerts
    Every Thursday, 12pm. The Thursday lunchtime concert series returns for spring 2014 at Central City Library.

  • A computer keyboard.
    Computer class for beginners at Orewa Library
    Every Thursday. Learn the basics of using the mouse, keyboard, Microsoft Word, email and the internet.

  • 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.

  • Reading Krew.
    Reading krew
    Last Thursday of the month at Te Matariki Clendon. Teen group packed with fun activities.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New Lynn - Now and Then.
    New Lynn now and then
    First Saturday of the month. A discussion forum about how New Lynn has changed over time.

  • Pages of a book.
    Book chat at Manukau
    First Saturday of every month. Talk about books you've read and discover new reads.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Scrabble board.
    Sunday Scrabble at Highland Park
    First Sunday of each month. Join a challenging game of Scrabble at Highland Park's monthly meet-ups.

  • 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.

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

  • Pages of a book.
    Sunday book club at Northcote
    First Sunday of every month. Talk about books you've read and discover new reads.

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