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Diwali Festival of Lights 2018

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शुभ दीपावली / Happy Diwali!Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is celebrated worldwide and is marked by Auckland Libraries as a key cultural festival.
During Diwali, families, friends and communities come together in happiness to celebrate new beginnings and the victory of knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, hope over despair and light over darkness. 

This year, Auckland Libraries theme for Diwali is: ‘Be the light - Spread the light,’ which is aspirational in every walk of life.

Diwali is celebrated over four to five days by millions of Indians around the world, with increasing numbers of people joining in to celebrate the cultural side of the festival. 

Auckland Libraries is celebrating Diwali with beautiful and informative displays and great events.Join us from 20 October - 4 November in celebrating community, family and light!
Events
Discover and celebrate Indian culture, music, dance and craft with Auckland Libraries.

Head to Waitākere Central Library (Henderson) from 14…

Te Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani Cook Islands Language Week

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Turou! Oro mai! Auckland Libraries is celebrating Te Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani Cook Islands Language Week from 29 July - 4 August 2018.

The language week is a special opportunity for Cook Islanders living in New Zealand to acknowledge, celebrate and embrace Cook Islands culture, history, customs and, most importantly, language.

Auckland is the largest Pacific city in the world with just over 35,000 people who identify as being Cook Islanders living in Tāmaki Makaurau. Auckland Libraries is delighted to connect with our Cook Islands community and celebrate the pearl of the Pacific.

Kiaorana e Kia Manuia!
Events
Discover the stories, music and dance of the Cook Islands at Storytime sessions for kids, arts and crafts workshops or visit Central City Library on Thursday 2 August to enjoy a Cook Islands cultural showcase by the University of Auckland Cook Islands Student Association (AUCISA). Resources
Check out curated booklists from our Pacific collections:  Cook Islands kids’ b…