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Libraries holiday hours

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Summer in Auckland is even better with a book!

All libraries, with the exception of Botany Library, Great Barrier Island Library and Mobile Libraries will be open throughout the holidays except on public holidays.
All Libraries All libraries with the exception of Botany Library, Great Barrier Island Library and Mobile Libraries will be closed on the following dates: Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day)Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day)Tuesday 1 January (New Year’s Day) Wednesday 2 January (Day after New Year’s Day) Botany Library Botany Library will be closed only on the following public holidays:
Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day). Botany Library will be open on the following public holidays:
Wednesday 26 December, 9.30am – 5.30pm (Boxing Day)Tuesday 1 January, 10am - 5.30pm (New Year’s Day) Wednesday 2 January, 10am - 5.30pm (Day after New Year’s Day) Great Barrier Island LibraryGreat Barrier Island Library is closed from Friday 21 December to Sunday 6 January. Mobile LibrariesNorth an…

Books and Beyond: Anne Kennedy

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Prize-winning poet and novelist, Anne Kennedy, chats with Karen about her new novel The ice shelf, a wicked and hilarious satire on life and literati as experienced in the course of a wild night in Wellington by a modern-day Moll Flanders.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.


Anne's books: The ice shelf The last days of the national costumeThe darling North The time of the giantsSing-songAuckland 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 on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Books and Beyond: Lorraine Thomson

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This week on Books and Beyond, Louisa talks to Lorraine Thomson about walking the 800km Camino de Santiago across northern Spain from France.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Lorraine's book:The French way: trekking the 40-day El Camino de Santiago by Lorraine ThomsonOther books about the Camino de Santiago: Camino de Santiago by Andy SymingtonPilgrim's Guide to the Camino de Santiago (Camino Frances) by John BrierleyOn the Camino by Jason Jason (graphic novel)The Lore of the Camino de Santiago: a literary pilgrimage by Jean Mitchell-LanthamThe way, my way: a Camino memoir by Bill BennettI'll push you: a journey of 500 miles, two best friends, and one wheelchair by Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck Kiwi authors who have written about the Camino de Santiago:Kiwi on the Camino: a walk that changed my life by Vivianne FlintoffExciting Eighties: a time of high expectations by Esther PaddonA movie about the Camino de Santiago:The Way starring Martin Sheen…

Books and Beyond: Surprising literary prizes

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The 2018 winner of the Diagram Prize for Oddest Title is being chosen this week by public vote! Karen and Louisa tell you all about it while recalling some other offbeat literary awards, such as the Weird-Ass Picture Book prize and the Three Tokes Anti-award.
Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.
Diagram Prize historic winners and shortlisted candidates:Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on nude miceThe 2009-2014 world outlook for 60 milligram containers of fromageHow to avoid huge shipsGreek rural postmen and their cancellation numbersCooking with Poo The mushroom in Christian art Mr Ando’s Pennine diary: memoirs of a Japanese chicken sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge The Great Singapore Penis Panic and the future of American mass hysteria Estonian sock patterns all around the world Advanced pavement researchDivorcing a real witch: for pagans and people that used to love themDiagram Prize 2018 short list: Are gay men more accurate in detecting deceits?Cal…

Books and Beyond: Take a walk!

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Inspired by this month's Auckland Walk Challenge, Karen and Louisa recommend good reads for pedestrians and ramblers, whether they are walking for protest, pilgrimage, therapy or exercise.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.
Books mentioned in the showWalking historic Auckland by David PalmerThe bottom of the harbour by Joseph MitchellWanderlust by Rebecca SolnitA philosophy of walking by Frédéric Gros100 days: walking Te Araroa by G.J. CoopThe pants of perspective by Anna McNuffTe Araroa: walking New Zealand's 3000 kilometre trail, photography by Mark WatsonWalking in ruins by Geoff NicholsonThe alchemist by Paolo CoelhoThe Rings of Saturn by WG Sebald 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 on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.