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Author of the week
The sound of one hand clapping by Richard Flanagan.
Australian writer Richard Flanagan won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for his latest novel.

eResource of the week
Explore the authors behind the titles with Books and Authors.
Girl dressed up for Diwali celebrations.
Recommended reads: India
Check out our new reading lists to discover our picks for the best books about Indian cooking, movies made or set in India, Indian magazines and books for kids.
Illustration of a pohutukawa flower.
Online exhibitions
Explore our library of online exhibitions on subjects such as Antarctic exploration, Māori taonga and the treasures of the Auckland Libraries collection.
Good Reading magazine cover.
Good Reading magazine
Good Reading is packed with interviews, recommendations, news and reviews for keen readers. Read it online for free with Auckland Libraries.
The life of Pi by Yann Martel.
Book awards
Literary prizes celebrate creative achievement and artistic excellence. Browse our list of prominent book awards to discover some of the world's greatest writing.
Latest news
Eleanor Catton.
Special loan from Eleanor Catton set to illuminate new exhibition
Fri 17 Oct 2014
A very special edition of Eleanor Catton's 'The luminaries' will be included in the next Sir George Grey Special Collections exhibition.   Read more
The new Ranui Library.
Ranui Pātaka Kōrero - Ranui Library now open at brand-new site
Fri 12 Sep 2014
The new Ranui Library is now open at the corner of Swanson Road and Armada Drive.  Read more
The life and times of Peter McLeavey by Jill Trevelyan.
'Stunning' biography of Kiwi art dealer wins top prize at NZ Post Book Awards
Thu 28 Aug 2014
'Peter McLeavey: The life and times of a New Zealand art dealer' by Jill Trevelyan was the big winner at a glittering ceremony in Wellington.  Read more
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    Diwali 2014
    12 - 26 October. Join Auckland Libraries in celebration of Diwali, the annual festival of lights. Auckland Libraries celebrates Diwali every year with a regionwide programme of music, dance, storytimes and much more. Read more
  • Dylan Thomas by Hannah Ellis.
    Dylan Thomas centenary
    23 October, Central City Library. Join us as we celebrate the 100th birthday of the poet Dylan Thomas, one of the world's greatest literary talents. Read more
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    Movie giveaway
    Auckland Libraries and Becker Film Group are offering you the chance to win one of 10 double passes to 'Hector and the Search for Happiness'. Read more
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