Spotlight on: Haunui Royal

Today Haunui Royal, Manager Heritage Engagement at Auckland Libraries, joins us to share how he celebrates Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week.  Haunui is one of our kaimahi Māori. Auckland Libraries have reo speaking kaimahi Māori with diverse interests working in specialist roles. Find out more about our kairangahau, amorangi and hāpai ō, where they are based and how they can support you.

Kōrero with Haunui Royal, Manager Heritage EngagementTēnā koe! Please tell us a bit about your role at Auckland Libraries?I feel very humble to be managing a new unit that promotes precious taonga held by Auckland Libraries to the public.   How do you celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori?  Every week should be Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. This event is a tremendous opportunity for organisations like Ngā Pataka Korero o Tāmaki Makaurau to be creative in ways to promote the Te Reo written and spoken. Do you have a favourite phrase or word in Te Reo Māori?   E kore au e ngaro he kākano i ruia mai i Rang…

Set your imagination free these holidays

These school holidays we're setting our imaginations free! 
Drop by your local libraries for a big stack of books and then keep the fun going at home with access to our online activities and resources. We have eBooks, eAudiobooks, databases featuring fun and educational games and even streaming films!
If you're keeping the whānau indoors, we have the tools you need for some extreme staycationing! We have hundreds of free online resources to entertain, educate or distract tamariki!
Your Auckland Libraries membership gives you full access - just log in with your library card and password or PIN, and jump right in!
No library card? No worries! Sign up for an eMembership for full access to our eResources, all from the comfort of your own home.
No WiFi? Check out Spark Jump, a programme that provides access to modems and a subsidised prepaid wireless internet connection. It is available to anyone who does not have a broadband connection at home because cost is a barrier.
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Comic Book Take 3: short, sweet and speeding your way!

Kapow! From Monday 21 September to Sunday 11 October 2020, we're celebrating the incredible worlds of graphic novels, comics and manga.Comic Book: Take 3WIN tickets to Armageddon Auckland’s 25th Anniversary Expo!Borrow any three graphic novels, comics or manga from any of our libraries or on the eBook platforms OverDrive and Libby from September 21 to October 11 2020, and you're automatically in the draw to win one of ten family passes to Armageddon Expo (23 - 26 October, Labour Weekend) and three Beyond Reality Media graphic novel packs!Visit your local library, our OverDrive homepage or our Libraries catalogue to explore our collection of graphic novels and manga for adults, teens and kids, check your contact details are up to date, and get borrowing today for your chance to win!Not yet an Auckland Libraries member? Membership is free for Auckland residents and it only takes a minute to join. Join Auckland Libraries now!Competition terms and conditions apply.Our sponsors

Spotlight on: Angelina Taungahihifo

Today the lovely Angelina Taungahihifo joins us from New Lynn War Memorial Library to share how she celebrates 'Uike Katonga'i 'oe Lea Faka-Tonga - Tongan Language Week. Angelina is one of our Pasifika specialists. Auckland Libraries has Pasifika specialists with diverse interests based in libraries throughout Tāmaki Makaurau. Click here to find out more about how we can support you and your community. Talanoa with Angelina TaungahihifoMālō e lelei! Tell us a little about yourself, Angelina!Mālō e lelei, my name is Angelina Taungahihifo. I work as the Senior Library Assistant for Pasifika based at New Lynn War Memorial Library. My role focuses on engaging with customers from the local Pacific community, helping to increase participation and use of the library, and designing innovative programs that meet the community's needs.I am 30 years of age, currently live in West Auckland with my parents and currently working towards completing my Bachelor of Arts Degree double ma…

'Uike Katoanga’i ‘O e Lea Faka-Tonga - Tongan Language Week 2020

Si’oto ‘Ofa! Mālō e lelei! Auckland Libraries are celebrating 'Uike Katoanga’i ‘O e Lea Faka-Tonga: Tongan Language Week from 6 September – 12 September 2020.
This week is an amazing opportunity for Tongans of all ages living across Aotearoa to celebrate, embrace and share the beauty and uniqueness of their Tongan culture, history, customs, values and language with the rest of New Zealand.

Auckland is home to thousands of Tongans and Auckland Libraries are excited to work together with our Tongan communities to celebrate and promote the beautiful culture of the friendly islands of Tonga.

Mālō ‘Aupito!

Nga Iwi Primary School - Tongan Group
'Oua lau e kafo, kae lau e lava!
(Stay positive and count your blessings)

- Tongan Proverb - Talanoa with usKeep up with Pasifika content on FacebookFollow the Auckland Libraries Talanoa Facebook Page for the freshest Pasifika content from our talented Pasifika librarians! They share memories, photographs, Pasifika voices and amazing community initia…

Books and Beyond: Literary Lockdown 2

Alison and Ineka are still in Literary Lockdown on tonight’s episode of Books & Beyond. This feast of fun and fabric includes discussion about repurposed beer crates, flotation tanks and side hustles – with a side of reading thrown in for good measure.Listen to this week's episode on the Auckland Libraries podcast.Ngā Pātaka Kōrero - Auckland Libraries · Books and Beyond: Literary Lockdown - Fin and Fabric Continued Books mentioned in the show:My dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell, 2020 Available in the Fiction collection, Overdrive eBook, Audiobook on CD and Large PrintAfakasi Woman by Lani Wendt Young, 2019
Short story collection - available in the Pacific collectionSuch a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, 2020
Available in the Fiction collection, OverDrive eBook, and Large PrintAn unexpected Grace by Kristin von Kreisler, 2014 
Available in the Fiction collection, Overdrive eBook and Large PrintThree apples fell from the sky by Narine Abgaryan, 2020
Available in OverDrive eBook and

Books and Beyond: Literary Lockdown 1

It’s a frenzy of soft furnishing tonight because Alison and Ineka are in Literary Lockdown. Find out who has the best pouffe, and what these two have been reading during Level 3.Listen to this week's episode on the Auckland Libraries podcast.
Ngā Pātaka Kōrero - Auckland Libraries · Books and Beyond: Literary Lockdown
Books mentioned in the show:Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry 
Also available in OverDrive eBook and BorrowBox eAudiobook Where are we now by Glenn Patterson
Guaranteed Available in OverDrive Thick: and other essays by Tessie McMillan Cottom
Also available in OverDrive eBook The immortals of Tehran by Ali Araghi
Also available in OverDrive eBook and OverDrive eAudiobook Real Life by Brandon Taylor
Also available in OverDrive eAudiobook Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.
Catch us onPlanet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35 pm. Recent shows can …