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Books and Beyond : Tessa Duder

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Alison chats with acclaimed author, Tessa Duder, about her new book, First map: how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand, which has been released in time for the Tuia Encounters 250 commemoration of the first onshore encounters between Māori and Pākehā.

Listen to this week's episode on the Planet FM website and read on for the books mentioned in the show.
Books mentioned in the show:The trial of the cannibal dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas by Anne SalmondThe life of Captain James Cook by J.C. BeagleholeSarah Mathew: explorer, journalist and Auckland’s ‘First Lady’ by Tessa Duder
Auckland Libraries' new 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 on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35 pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Comic Book Month

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Kapow! It's Comic Book Month! All September, we're celebrating the incredible worlds of graphic novels, comics and manga.
Take 3 for Comic Book Month Win tickets to Armageddon!
Borrow any three items from our graphic novel collection between 1 - 30 September, fill out a Take 3 entry card, and you and three friends could be at the Armageddon Expo in Auckland (25 - 28 October, Labour Weekend).
We have 10 sets of Armageddon passes to give away, plus three POSTPocalypse graphic novel prize packs, including the just-released final book in the series from Beyond Reality Media.
Visit your local library to explore our collection of graphic novels and manga for adults, teens and kids and pick up an entry card (1 - 30 September).
Competition terms and conditions apply. New titles and booklists
Comic Book Month is a great chance to spotlight the incredible reads the genre has to offer. New titles: graphic novels for adultsNew titles: graphic novels for kidsComics and graphic novels on Ove…

Our catalogue domain name has changed

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Our online catalogue domain name has changed.

This change will make it clearer and simpler to navigate our online catalogue services.

If you experience any problems when navigating our catalogue, clearing your cache may resolve these immediately.

If you have previously bookmarked pages from our catalogue or our login page, update these bookmarks now. You will also need to reenter any saved login details.

You may notice that links in your browser address bar will now appear more simply in the format of https://discover.aucklandlibaries.govt.nz or https://account.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz.

Our apologies for any inconvenience during this changeover.

Website outages

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Our website will be experiencing an outage due to maintenance and updates on:
Sunday 22 September, 3am - 7am. Database access will be interrupted due to Exproxy maintenance. Our apologies for this inconvenience.

Books and Beyond: Literary bad boys

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Alison and Karen consider the phenomenon of the bad boy from a literary standpoint, from Byron to the Beats.

Listen to this week's episode on the Planet FM website and read on for the books mentioned in the show.
Books mentioned in the show:Young romantics: the Shelleys, Byron and other tangled lives by Daisy HayJust kids by Patti SmithM train by Patti SmithRimbaud: the double life of a rebel by Edmund WhiteA season in hell by Arthur RimbaudInfinite jest by David Foster WallaceEvery love story is a ghost story: a life of David Foster Wallace by DT MaxA supposedly fun thing I’ll never do again by David Foster WallaceBrief interviews with hideous men by David Foster WallaceThe liars’ club by Mary KarrOn the road by Jack KerouacDharma Bums by Jack KerouacBig Sur by Jack Kerouac
Auckland Libraries' new 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 on Planet FM104.6, Sunda…

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

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Si’oto ‘Ofa! Mālō e lelei! Auckland Libraries are celebrating Uike Katoanga’i ‘O e Lea – Faka-Tonga: Tongan Language Week from 1 September – 7 September 2019.
This week will be 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.

Malo ‘Aupito!


EventsDiscover and celebrate Tongan culture, music, dance and crafts with Auckland Libraries events. ResourcesKeep up with our new Tongan language titles as they arrive in our collections. 
Check out our curated Tongan book lists.
Books for kids learning TonganThe fascinating history of Tonga

Books and Beyond: Paula Green

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Karen talks with Paula Green about her new book Wild honey: reading New Zealand women’s poetry, in which she celebrates the many ways poems by women deserve a place in Aotearoa’s literary canon.
Listen to this week's episode on the Planet FM website.

Auckland Libraries' new 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 on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35 pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.