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Books and Beyond: In search of a better life

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Alison discusses books about migration and finds out what it’s like to try for a new start in a new land.

Listen to this episode and read on for the books mentioned in the show.

Books mentioned in the show:We have always been here : a queer Muslim memoir by Samra HabibWithout a country by Ayşe Kulin ; translated by Kenneth DakanScribe : a novel by Alyson HagyBeirut Hellfire Society : a novel by Rawi HageDo not say we have nothing by Madeleine ThienGirls burn brighter by Shobha RaoOnly killers and thieves : a novel by Paul Howarth
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 9.35 pm. Recent shows can be listened to via the Auckland Libraries podcast.

Proud to support the Auckland City Mission

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Auckland Libraries are collecting food donations for the Auckland City Mission from 24 September - 8 October.

The Auckland City Mission is seeking food donations to ensure their holiday food parcels can be delivered to Aucklanders in need. Auckland Libraries are supporting the food appeal by providing local drop-off points at 55 locations in communities across Tāmaki Makaurau.

How you can help

Drop off your donations of non-perishable food in the collection boxes during opening hours at any of our 55 Auckland Libraries. The following food items are especially helpful:
Canned meat, fish, tomatoes, corn, beans, fruit saladRice, pasta, biscuits, peanut butter, jamTea, coffee and long-life milk. Donations are also accepted at the Mission Distribution Centre, 15 Auburn St, Grafton, between 9am and 3pm Monday - Saturday.

For large donations, get in touch with the Mission at distribution@aucklandcitymission.org.nz or call them on 09 377 4322.

Find out more about the Auckland City Mission on th…

Books and Beyond: Seeing the world through fresh eyes

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Alison talks about some exciting new books by emerging writers and discovers that the timeless themes of love, loss and belonging continue to be explored in literature. Writing is in good hands!

Listen to this episode and read on for the books mentioned in the show.

Books mentioned in the show:The woo-woo: how I survived ice hockey, drug raids, demons and my crazy Chinese family by Lindsay WongPeach by Emma Glass Kismet: a novel by Luke TredgetPink Mountain on Locust Island by Jamie Marina LauSight by Jessie GreengrassOur homesick songs by Emma HooperHalf gods by Akil KumarasamyAuckland 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 9.35 pm. Recent shows can be listened to via the Auckland Libraries podcast.

Website outages

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Our website will be experiencing an outage due to maintenance and updates on:
Thursday 10 October, 3pm - 5pm. RBdigital will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. You may like to use our other eMagazine resource, Pressreader to access eMagazines during this downtime.Friday 11 October, 5pm - 8pm. Lynda.com will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for up to an hour during this time period.Sunday 13 October, 11.59pm - Monday 14 October, 3am. Our website will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. Our catalogue, app and online resources will not be affected. Our apologies for this inconvenience.

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 episode 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 via the Auckland Libraries podcast.

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…