Author Talk with Darren Bennett

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Storm Child

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Storm Child

Michael Robotham

The most painful of Evie Cormac's memories have been locked away, ever since she was held prisoner as a child - a child whose rescue captured hearts and headlines. Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven's mission is to guide her to something near normality. But today, on a British beach, seventeen bodies wash up in front of them. 

Our Little Secret

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Our Little Secret

Lisa Jackson

Brooke Hastings is ready to end her six-week affair. Gideon Ross is charming and sexy, but he's not worth throwing away her marriage and family for. So she breaks it off, hoping Gideon will understand. He doesn't. Gideon insists that he and Brooke are meant to be together. Finally, he backs off, but not before issuing a promise: he'll never let her go. 

The cuckoo

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The cuckoo

Camilla Lackberg

As a heavy mist rolls into the Swedish coastal town of Fjällbacka, shocking violence shakes the small community to its core. Rolf Stenklo, a famous photographer, is found murdered in his gallery. Two days later, a brutal tragedy on a private island leaves the prestigious Bauer family devastated. With his boss acting strangely, Detective Patrik Hedström is left to lead the investigation. 

This is why we lied

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This is why we lied

Karin Slaughter

The incredible new thriller featuring Will Trent and Sara Linton from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author! One toxic family. Eight suspicious guests. Everyone is guilty. But who is a killer? 

Rock and Tempest

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Rock and Tempest

Patricia Collins

In the days after Tracy, the majority of Darwin's population was evacuated interstate as the Navy's Task Force arrived to clean up and rebuild. Collins was there as a survivor of Tracy and now an integral part of the recovery. Rock and Tempest contains astonishing first-person accounts of terror and uncertainty as well as courage and survival. It is fascinating and moving, and absolutely essential reading.

The Last Trace

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The Last Trace

Petronella mcGovern

Family. It means everything to Sheridan. She has missed having her brother around. At last, Lachy is back in Australia, and Sheridan can't wait to spend the Easter holidays all together in the mountains with their kids. But, on Good Friday, something devastating happens that rips their two families apart, and now she can't imagine ever forgiving him. Lachy knows he's not coping, but his sister doesn't have the full story

Mater 2-10

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Mater 2-10

Hwang Sok-yong

Centred on three generations of a family of rail workers and a laid-off factory worker staging a high-altitude sit-in, Mater 2-10 vividly portrays the lives of ordinary Koreans, starting from the Japanese colonial era, continuing through Liberation, and right up to the twenty-first century. 

The midnight feast

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The midnight feast

Lucy Foley

Old friends and enemies circulate among the guests. Just outside the Manor's immaculately kept grounds, an ancient forest bristles with secrets. And the Sunday morning of opening weekend, the local police are called. Something's not right with the guests. There's been a fire. A body's been discovered.

Breaking the dark : a Jessica Jones novel

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Breaking the dark : a Jessica Jones novel

Lisa Jewell

Meet Jessica Jones: Retired super hero, private investigator, loner. She tried her best to be a shiny spandex crimefighter, but that life only led to unspeakable trauma. Now she avoids that world altogether and works on surviving day-to-day in Hell's Kitchen, New York. The morning a distraught mother comes into her office, Jessica would prefer to nurse her hangover and try to forget last night's poor choices. But something about Amber Randall's story strikes a chord with her. 

 

Sentinel

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Sentinel

Mark Greaney

An African coup may force Josh Duffy to choose between his mission and his family in this intense thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Gray Man series. 

The Wrong Hands

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The Wrong Hands

Mark Billingham

Unconventional Detective Declan Miller has a problem. Still desperate to solve the murder of his wife, a young man has just appeared on his doorstep with a briefcase... containing a pair of severed hands. Miller knows this case is proof of a contract killing commissioned by local ne'er do well Wayne Cutler - a man he suspects might also be responsible for his wife's death.

Red Star Falling

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Red Star Falling

Steve Berry with Grant Blackwood

Wrapping up his latest assignment for the Magellan Billet, Luke Daniels receives a surprise visit from the head of a former-CIA operation named Sommerhaus -- a failed attempt to assemble an espionage network within the Ukraine on the eve of the Russian invasion. Sommerhaus ranks high on Luke's list of painful regrets for it was during this mission that his friend, CIA case officer John Vince, was captured by Russian operatives and supposedly executed. But Luke is provided some shocking news. 

The Paris Widow

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The Paris Widow

Kimberly Belle

When Stella met Adam, she thought she had finally found a nice, normal guy - a welcome change from her previous boyfriend and her precarious jetsetter lifestyle with him. But her secure world comes crashing down when Adam goes missing after an explosion in the city square. Unable to reach him, she panics. 

The winter palace

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The winter palace

Paul Morgan

In 1939, Anton, a captain in the Polish army, says goodbye to his wife, Elisabeth. He is leaving to defend their homeland against the invasion by Nazi Germany and Russia. They make a vow that, whatever happens, however much time passes, they'll meet again at the Winter Palace, their stately home in the Polish countryside. The winds of war draw them far apart. 

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Late on Friday 19 July 2024, some of City of Darwin’s corporate and

Posted 21st Jul 2024

Travel back in time at STEAM Zone! Dive into the world of fossils and bones and

Posted 17th Jul 2024

Help us celebrate Book Week with a fun Story Time. Dress up as your favourite

Posted 17th Jul 2024

Join us for an un-bee-lievable story time featuring local author Sarah Ruth

Posted 17th Jul 2024

Darren Bennett's latest book 25.12.74 is a time-travel thriller that takes you

Posted 14th Jun 2024

FREE drop in session to connect with services. Come and visit the library and

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Free Event
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Ticketed program.* For ages 1 to 3 years and their grown-ups. These sessions are suitable for the

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, 17 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0800
Australia

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24 Jul 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
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For ages 3 to 12 months and their grownups. It's never too early to start reading to your baby. Baby

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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24 Jul 2024
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Senior

Join us at Nightcliff Library for this FREE event with author Darren Bennett as he discusses his

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Nightlcliff Library
8 - 10 Pavonia Place
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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24 Jul 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
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For ages 3 to 24 months and their grown-ups. Clap and move to our Rhyme Time sessions. We'll explore

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT 0810
Australia

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25 Jul 2024
Children & Family
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Our weekend Story Time includes songs, rhymes and stories which celebrate reading, books and using

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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27 Jul 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
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Our weekend Story Time includes songs, rhymes and stories which celebrate reading, books and using

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, 17 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0800
Australia

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27 Jul 2024
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Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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28 Jul 2024
Free Event
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Join us for a relaxing social morning of knitting and crocheting. All experience levels welcome

Karama Shopping Centre
Kalymnos Drive, Karama NT 0812
Karama NT 0812
Australia

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29 Jul 2024
Children & Family
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Ticketed program.* For ages 3-5 years and their grown-ups. Younger siblings are welcome but may need

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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29 Jul 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

For babies ages 3 to 12 months and their grown-ups. These sessions are suitable for the age ranges

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, 17 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0800
Australia

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29 Jul 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
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For ages 1 to 3 years and their grown-ups. These sessions are suitable for the age ranges specified

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT 0810
Australia

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30 Jul 2024
Children & Family
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For ages 3 to 24 months and their grown-ups. Clap and move to our Rhyme Time sessions. We'll explore

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT 0812
Australia

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30 Jul 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
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Ticketed program.* For ages 3-5 years and their grown-ups. Younger siblings are welcome but may need

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT 0810
Australia

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30 Jul 2024
Children & Family
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Ticketed program.* For ages 1 to 3 years and their grown-ups. These sessions are suitable for the

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, 17 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0800
Australia

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31 Jul 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

For ages 3 to 12 months and their grownups. It's never too early to start reading to your baby. Baby

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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31 Jul 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

For ages 3 to 24 months and their grown-ups. Clap and move to our Rhyme Time sessions. We'll explore

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT 0810
Australia

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01 Aug 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
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Play. Explore. Discover. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. STEAM

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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02 Aug 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Our weekend Story Time includes songs, rhymes and stories which celebrate reading, books and using

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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03 Aug 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Our weekend Story Time includes songs, rhymes and stories which celebrate reading, books and using

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, 17 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0800
Australia

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03 Aug 2024
Free Event
Libraries Events
Senior

Join us for a relaxing social morning of knitting and crocheting. All experience levels welcome

Karama Shopping Centre
Kalymnos Drive, Karama NT 0812
Karama NT 0812
Australia

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05 Aug 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Ticketed program.* For ages 3-5 years and their grown-ups. Younger siblings are welcome but may need

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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05 Aug 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

For babies ages 3 to 12 months and their grown-ups. These sessions are suitable for the age ranges

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, 17 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0800
Australia

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05 Aug 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

For ages 1 to 3 years and their grown-ups. These sessions are suitable for the age ranges specified

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT 0810
Australia

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06 Aug 2024
Community
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Senior

Special Session for Seniors Month Join us for a FREE drop-in session designed to connect you with

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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06 Aug 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
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For ages 3 to 24 months and their grown-ups. Clap and move to our Rhyme Time sessions. We'll explore

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT 0812
Australia

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06 Aug 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Ticketed program.* For ages 3-5 years and their grown-ups. Younger siblings are welcome but may need

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT 0810
Australia

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06 Aug 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Ticketed program.* For ages 1 to 3 years and their grown-ups. These sessions are suitable for the

Darwin City Library
Civic Centre, 17 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0800
Australia

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07 Aug 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

For ages 3 to 12 months and their grownups. It's never too early to start reading to your baby. Baby

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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07 Aug 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

For ages 3 to 24 months and their grown-ups. Clap and move to our Rhyme Time sessions. We'll explore

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT 0810
Australia

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08 Aug 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Create your own LEGO masterpiece and display them in our Library for everyone to see. When: 3:30 pm

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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09 Aug 2024

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