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    Japanese wood blocks 1879 - 1885

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  • Popcorn.

    Winter season of New Zealand films

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  • Robots.

    Robotics workshops by RoboClub

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  • Karen Kalopulu lock-in logo.

    The Karen Kalopulu family history lock-in

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  • A 19th-century Indian Qu'ran.

    The golden Quran

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  • Authors nominated for Ngaio Marsh Award.

    Murder in the library

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  • Wives and sweethearts book cover.

    Letters in wartime

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  • Nicky Pellegrino.

    An hour with Nicky Pellegrino

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  • The Oriana cruise ship.

    The Big OE: an exhibition

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  • A cello.

    10 years of music at Central City Library

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  • A family tree.

    Family History Lunchtime Series 2015

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  • Samoan Language Week.

    Fa’atauaina o le Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa

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  • Boy with a trumpet.

    New Zealand Music Month 2015

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  • Minecraft on an iPad.

    Minecraft club at Waitakere Library

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  • People working at Makerspace.

    Makerspace at Central City Library

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  • 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!

  • Pink Desert (2014) by Ducklingmonster.
    View Finder
    Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's current moving image presentation is Pink Desert (2014) by Ducklingmonster.

  • 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 on an iPad.
    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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Youth jumping.
    Win With Words 2015
    Entries due by Friday 3 July. Win With Words 2015 is a writing competition for Intermediate School children living in or attending schools within the Orakei Local Board area.

  • Boy with a trumpet.
    New Zealand Music Month 2015
    1 - 31 May. New Zealand Music Month is a 31-day nationwide celebration of homegrown talent and the diversity of our unique musical culture. Find out what's on at a library near you!

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

  • A computer keyboard.
    Computer classes at Ranui
    Every Wednesday. Learn how to set up an email account, understand the basics of the internet and search the Auckland Libraries website.

  • A computer keyboard.
    Basic computer skills at Mangere Town Centre
    Every Wednesday. Come along to our weekly computer skills classes and get to grips with technology with the help of MIT tutors.

  • Pages of a book.
    Adult book group at Mt Roskill
    First Wednesday of the month. Talk about books you’ve read and discover new reads.

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

  • Pages of a book.
    Book chat at East Coast Bays
    First Monday of each month and the first Wednesday of each month. Talk about books you’ve read and discover new reads.

  • Pages of a book.
    Book chat at Orewa Library
    First Wednesday of the month, 10.30am. An informal, friendly book club where everyone is invited to share their favourite books.

  • 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.

  • Pages of a book.
    Book chat at Glen Eden
    First Wednesday of the month. Come and join our book chat group, share your favourite reads and make friends with other enthusiastic readers.

  • Coffee and crafts at Wellsford Library.
    Coffee and craft at Wellsford Library
    Fornightly on Wednesdays. Come along to Wellsford Library for a hot drink and socialise with other parents in the community

  • A jigsaw puzzle.
    Wednesday mornings at Pukekohe Library
    Every Wednesday. Come and join us for some light-hearted fun every Wednesday morning at Pukekohe Library.

  • The ideas man book cover.
    An hour with Ian Austin
    Wednesday 6 May. Hear our guest speaker, Ian Austin, talk about his new novel, The Ideas Man.

  • Book in the hand.
    Self-publishing - All you need to know
    Wednesday 6 May. Hear the Mairangi Writers group explain the process of self-publishing your own book.

  • Pages of a book.
    Book chat at Sir Edmund Hillary
    First Wednesday of the month. Talk about books you’ve read and discover new reads.

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

  • Job search image.
    CV help at Sir Edmund Hillary Papakura Library
    First Wednesday of the month. Get help with writing and updating your CV using the library computers. All computers are free to use, and library staff are on hand to help.

  • Makerspace Panmure.
    Makerspace at Panmure Library
    Monday - Friday. Makerspace is our DIY digital studio where you can edit photos and videos, and record music.

  • Books in grass.
    Mad Hatter's book club
    Wednesdays, Glen Eden Library. Pop along to our weekly book club to share favourite books and meet new friends.

  • Pages of a book.
    Afrikaans book club
    Second Saturday of the month. Are you an Afrikaans speaker and love talking about the books you've read? Would you like to hear about books others have enjoyed?

  • A game of Minecraft.
    Minecraft club at Remuera Library
    Every Wednesday. Come along to our weekly Minecraft sessions, meet other like-minded gamers and swap tips and tricks.

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

  • Pages of a book.
    Fiona's book club at Waiheke Library
    First Wednesday of the month. Talk about books you’ve read and discover new reads.

  • Monopoly board.
    Games club at Waitakere Library
    First Wednesday of every month. Are you board? Come along to the library with your family and friends and enjoy a relaxing evening of playing games.

  • Nicky Pellegrino.
    An hour with Nicky Pellegrino
    Wednesday 6 May. Bestselling author Nicky Pellegrino wants to take you to Italy with her latest book: One summer in Venice.

  • Robin Robilliard.
    Author talk: Robin Robilliard
    Robin Robilliard shares stories from her bestseller book, Hard country, about raising a family in isolated Golden Bay.

  • 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.

  • A teapot.
    Tea and topics at Manukau Library
    First Thursday of the month. Guest speakers including authors, craft experts and others share their knowledge and expertise each month.

  • Pages of a book.
    Adults book group at Parnell
    First Thursday of the month. Interact, share and discover interesting new titles and authors.

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

  • 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 stack of books.
    Book chat at Te Atatū Peninsula Library
    First Thursday of each month. Join our informal, friendly, gatherings where everyone is invited to talk about books they have read.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A cello.
    Thursday Lunchtime Concert Series
    4 April - 25 June. The Thursday lunchtime concert series at Central City Library returns for autumn 2015.

  • Librarian assisting a customer.
    Computer class at Papatoetoe
    Every Thursday. Get help with basic computer skills, the internet, emails, CVs, eBooks and more.

  • Minecraft logo.
    Minecraft club at East Coast Bays
    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.

  • Minecraft players on tablets.
    Minecraft club at Rānui
    Every Thursday. Get together at Rānui for a weekly session of Minecraft and meet like-minded gamers.

  • 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.

  • Wives and sweethearts book cover.
    Letters in wartime
    Thursday May 7. Join us at Parnell Library for a fabulous evening exploring the background of the APO's Letters in Wartime project and hearing some of the compositions performed live.

  • 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.
    Book club at Wellsford
    Second 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.

  • 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.

  • New migrants.
    English conversation group
    Every Friday. A chance for migrants to practise and improve their English conversational skills.

  • Computer class at Avondale.
    Computer basics at Avondale
    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.

  • Balls of wool.
    Fun Friday craft group
    Second Friday of each month. A fun crafty group for adults.

  • Librarian helping a customer.
    Beginners computer class at Whangaparaoa
    Every Friday. Computer classes that are designed for the absolute beginner.

  • 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.

  • Hands using an invention kit.
    MakerLab at Birkenhead
    Second and Fourth Fridays of every month. Come play, tinker, explore and create with tools like the 3D Pen, Scratch game-making software, and iPads.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A pen and paper.
    Titirangi poets group
    Second Saturday of each month. Hear a guest poet read a selection of their work, take part in a round-robin session and enjoy a cup of tea.

  • A handmade vehicle.
    Make: Build: Do at Te Atatū 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!

  • Librarians presenting Wriggle and Rhyme.
    Bilingual Wriggle and Rhyme
    Every alternate Saturday (starting 28 March). This Wriggle & Rhyme fun activity session for pre-schoolers is given both in English and Chinese language.

  • Robots.
    Robotics workshops by RoboClub
    May - June. Learn the basics of simple robotics at these awesome workshops run by RoboClub.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A cello.
    10 years of music at Central City Library
    Sunday 10 May. Join us in celebrating 10 years of wonderful music-making at Central City Library.

  • 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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