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Diwali Festival of Lights 2018

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!
Discover and celebrate Indian culture, music, dance and craft with Auckland Libraries.

Head to Waitākere Central Library (Henderson) from 14…

Automatic eMagazine checkouts now available

Great news! From 11 October, RBdigital users will be able to automatically check out new issues of eMagazines as soon as they are available! 

This means you will always have the latest issues of your favourite magazines waiting for you in your RBdigital account!

When checking out a magazine, you will be able to select if you would like to be notified via email of the availability of future issues and have those automatically checked out and available for reading in the RBdigital app and website.

If you have already opted to be notified when future issues of your favourite magazine are available, in future you will be emailed and your magazine will automatically be checked out to you.

Find out more about accessing eMagazines on our website or click here to read more about RBdigital’s eMagazine selection.

Books and Beyond: Suffrage Day's 125th anniversary

To celebrate Suffrage Day on 19 September, Renée Orr from Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections talks about a selection of historical material illustrating wāhine taking action in Aotearoa, from the suffrage petitions of the 1890s to the feminist magazine Broadsheet from the 1980s.

Listen to this Books and Beyond episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud and read on for links to the items and people discussed in the show.
Suffrage 125 and the petitionSuffrage 125 and celebrationsSuffrage petition on New Zealand HistorySuffrage petition, sheet 394 (copy on display in the Wāhine Take Action exhibition) Amey Daldy's letter to Sir George Grey Amey Daldy. Letter to Sir George Grey, 20 September 1893. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, GLNZ D1.1. Amey Daldy's biography on Te AraAmey Daldy's letter to Sir George Grey Ellen Melville's election poster Ellen Melville's biography on Te Ara Auckland Women’s Health Centre poster From the Auckland Women's Centre archi…

Books and Beyond: The things you'll learn!

Inspired by the upcoming Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga (3 - 9 September), Karen and Louisa talk about the variety of things you can learn from library books, from languages to creative writing, or even Salvador Dali's secret technique for lucid dreaming!

Listen to this Books and Beyond episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud and read on for the books mentioned in the show.

'The Quick Reads' series, including Humble pie by Gordon Ramsay and Kung fu trip by Benjamin Zephaniah Travel, food and ghostwriting Lonely Planet's guide to travel writing: expert advice from the world's leading travel publisher by Don GeorgeGet started in food writing by Kerstin Rodgers'Teach yourself visually' seriesGhost writing: how to write for others by Lynne Hackles Poetry and memoirs
The ode less travelled: unlocking the poet within by Stephen FryThe Liars' Club: a memoir by Mary KarrLit: a memoir (eAudiobook) by Mary Karr Craft
Knitted golf head covers by Susie …

New online resources

Auckland Libraries are excited to present our new databases for 2018! 

There's something for everyone! Our new databases include Drama Online, BWB Texts Collection, World Almanac for Kids, World Geography and Culture Online, and Road to IELTS.

Find out more about our new databases below.

Road to IELTS – General and Academic There has always been a high demand for IELTS study guides from students learning English as a second language. Great news! We offer free access to the world-class Road to IELTS online preparation courses for both the General and Academic modules. These interactive, self-study preparation courses can be accessed online anywhere anytime – allowing you to work at your own pace and in your own time.

Check out Road to IELTS General here, Road to IELTS Academic here or search the library website.

Drama OnlineDrama Online is an award-winning digital library of over 1,700 playtexts, 350 audio plays and 150 hours of video from leading theatre publishers and companies o…