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Welcome to City of Darwin Libraries

There's lots to do and enjoy even without a library card. Our libraries are located at Casuarina, Darwin City, Karama and Nightcliff.

Nightcliff

City of Darwin Libraries operates on Larrakia country

We acknowledge the Larrakia people as the Traditional Owners of the Darwin region and pay our respects to Larrakia elders past and present. We are committed to walking alongside First Nations people for a positive future.

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The Cradle of Ice

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The Cradle of Ice

James Rollins

The second book in the New York Times bestselling Moonfall series from thriller-master James Rollins, The Cradle of Ice is a page-turning tale of action, adventure, betrayal, ambition, and the struggle for survival in a harsh world that hangs by a thread. To stop the coming apocalypse, a fellowship was formed.

Emotional Labor

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Emotional Labor

Rose Hackman

In this groundbreaking, journalistic deep dive, Rose Hackman traces the history of the term and exposes common manifestations of the phenomenon. She describes the many ways women and girls are forced to edit the expressions of their emotions to accommodate and elevate the emotions of others. But Hackman doesn't simply diagnose a problem-she empowers us to combat patriarchy and forge pathways for radical evolution, justice, and change. The 2023 must-have for every reader.

Real Bad Things

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Real Bad Things

Kelly J. Ford

When the body of her violent stepfather surfaces in the Arkansas River twenty-five years after his disappearance, Jane Mooney returns to Maud Bottoms to reckon with her past, and discovers some secrets are better left undisturbed.

The Sister Effect

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The Sister Effect

Susan Mallery

Finley McGowan is determined that the niece she's raising will always feel loved and wanted. Unlike how she felt after her mom left to pursue a dream of stardom, and when the grandfather who was left to raise them abandoned her and her sister, Sloane, when they needed him most."Finley McGowan is determined that the niece she's raising will always feel loved and wanted. Unlike how she felt after her mom left to pursue a dream of stardom, and when the grandfather who was left to raise them abandoned her and her sister, Sloane, when they needed him most. 

All That's Left Unsaid

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All That's Left Unsaid

Tracey Lien

'Just let him go.' Those are words Ky Tran will forever regret. The words she spoke when her parents called to ask if they should let her younger brother Denny out to celebrate his high school graduation with friends. That night, Denny - optimistic, guileless Denny - is brutally murdered inside a busy restaurant in the Sydney suburb of Cabramatta, a refugee enclave facing violent crime, and an indifferent police force. Returning home for the funeral, Ky learns that the police are stumped by her brother's case. Even though several people were present at Denny's murder, each bystander claims to have seen nothing, and they are all staying silent. Determined to uncover the truth, Ky tracks down and questions the witnesses herself. 

Did I ever tell you this

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Did I ever tell you this

Sam Neil

In this unexpected memoir, written in a creative burst of just a few months in 2022, Sam Neill tells the story of how he became one of the world's most celebrated actors, who has worked with everyone from Meryl Streep to Isabel Adjani, from Jeff Goldblum to Sean Connery, from Steven Spielberg to Jane Campion. By his own account, his career has been a series of unpredictable turns of fortune. 

Jimmy Little

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Jimmy Little

Frances Peters-Little

In this first biography of the man and his music, Jimmy Little: A Yorta Yorta Man tells the incredible story of one of Australia's most acclaimed Aboriginal pop and country music legends and icons, Jimmy Little.

Atlas

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Atlas

Lucinda Riley and Harry Whittaker

1928, Paris : A boy is found, moments from death, and taken in by a kindly family. Gentle, precocious, talented, he flourishes in his new home, and the family show him a life he hadn’t dreamed possible. But he refuses to speak a word about who he really is.

The Destroyer of Worlds

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The Destroyer of Worlds

Matt Ruff

Summer, 1957. Atticus Turner and his father, Montrose, travel to North Carolina, where they plan to mark the centennial of their ancestor's escape from slavery by retracing the route he took into the Great Dismal Swamp. But an encounter with an old nemesis turns their historical reenactment into a real life-and-death pursuit. Back in Chicago, George Berry fights for his own life. Diagnosed with cancer, he strikes a devil's bargain with the ghost of Hiram Winthrop, who promises a miracle cure--but to receive it, George will first have to bring Winthrop back from the dead.

The Jaguar

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The Jaguar

Sarah Holland-Batt

With electrifying boldness, Holland-Batt confronts what it means to be mortal in an astonishing and deeply humane portrait of a father’s Parkinson’s Disease, and a daughter forged by grief.

The bookbinder of Jericho

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The bookbinder of Jericho

Pip Williams

It is 1914, and as the war draws the young men of Britain away to fight, women must keep the nation running. Two of those women are Peggy and Maude, twin sisters who live on a narrowboat in Oxford and work in the bindery at the university press. Ambitious, intelligent Peggy has been told for most of her life that her job is to bind the books, not read them-but as she folds and gathers pages, her mind wanders to the opposite side of Walton Street, where the female students of Oxford's Somerville College have a whole library at their fingertips. 

The Earth Transformed

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The Earth Transformed

Peter Frankopan

Most people can name the influential leaders and major battles of the past. Few can name the most destructive storms, the worst winters, the most devastating droughts. In The Earth Transformed, ground-breaking historian Peter Frankopan reconnects us with our ancestors who, like us, worshipped, exploited and conserved the natural environment - and draws salutary conclusions about what the future may bring.

The Loner

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The Loner

Diana Palmer

Tanner Everett spends most of his time jet-setting around the world. But that hasn’t stopped innocent Stasie Bolton, the daughter of a neighboring rancher, from falling head-over-heels for the jet-setting playboy. So Stasie is secretly thrilled when both her father proposes linking the properties in matrimony…which means Tanner will be hers, for good. Despite his globetrotting ways, Tanner can’t help but be enthralled by the quiet girl next door. But as the embers between the two are fanned into flames, Tanner wonders if he’s found forever in the last place he ever expected.

Motherland

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Motherland

Stephanie Trethewey

Motherland gives a voice to a nation of country women by sharing their real, raw and unbelievable stories of rural motherhood. Based on the podcast, Motherland brings together the incredible stories of 14 rural mothers who offer powerful and unfiltered insight into the tragedies and triumphs that have shaped their lives on the land, and how through it all, they've thrived through their most precious yet most challenging role of all, motherhood.

23rd Midnight

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23rd Midnight

James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Detective Lindsay Boxer put serial killer Evan Burke behind bars. Now a new killer has recreated Burke's most infamous crimes-and disappeared without a trace. Detective Lindsay Boxer put serial killer Evan Burke in jail. Reporter Cindy Thomas put Burke on the bestseller list, in her true-crime book about the case. An obsessed fan is studying every detail-and committing fresh horrors that carry Burke's signature. Now Lindsay's tracking an elusive suspect, one who's penning a deadly playbook featuring Cindy's name in blood-red ink.

City of Trees

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City of Trees

Sophie Cunningham

How do we take in the beauty of our planet while processing the losses? What trees can survive in the city? Which animals can survive in the wild? How do any of us-humans, animals, trees-find a forest we can call home?

In these moving, thought-provoking essays Sophie Cunningham considers the meaning of trees and our love of them. She chronicles the deaths of both her fathers, and the survival of P-22, a mountain lion in Griffith Park, Los Angeles; contemplates the loneliness of Ranee, the first elephant in Australia; celebrates the iconic eucalyptus and explores its international status as an invasive species.

Collateral Damage

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Collateral Damage

J. A. Jance

Ali Reynolds tries to figure out who was the real target and who was the collateral damage after her husband is forced off the road in an airport limo while preparing to fly to a ransomware conference in London.

How we live now

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How we live now

Bill Hayes

From the beloved author of Insomniac City, a poignant and profound tribute in stories and images to a city amidst a pandemic. Featuring Hayes's inimitable street photographs, How we live now chronicles an unimaginable moment in time with his signature insight and grace, offering a glimpse at our shared humanity 

Cloud Land

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Cloud Land

Penny Van Oosterzee

Wreathed in morning mist, the rainforest is a place where evolution and legend rule. Where the thunderbird once roamed, now kangaroos climb trees, which reach into the clouds to strip them of water. On their property on the Atherton Tablelands, Penny van Oosterzee and her husband are regenerating rainforest from paddocks, reconnecting fragments into a living corridor that will run to the Daintree and beyond. Penny weaves this personal experience into a sweeping account of Australia's rainforests, from their swampy birth millions of years ago to the present. 

Libraries news

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What's better than reading a great book? Meeting the talented authors behind

Posted 3rd May 2023

Do you need help with housing, legal advice and other support services? Come and

Posted 26th Apr 2023

Join us for Live & Local 2023, streamed live by Sydney Writer's Festival and

Posted 6th Apr 2023

City of Darwin Libraries and Fun in the Parks are offering a range of free

Posted 22nd Mar 2023

We will have a therapy Dogs Quinton & Shelby, along with a human handler

Posted 25th Jan 2023

Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis has urged people to consider nominating exceptional

Posted 17th Nov 2022

Library events

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Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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09 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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10 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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10 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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12 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

Ticketed program.* For ages 3 to 24 months and their grownups. Clap and move to our Rhyme Time

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

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13 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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13 Jun 2023
Libraries Events
Free Event
Courses & Workshops

Job Club provides hands-on assistance with your job search, including advice on searching for

Casuarina Library Meeting Room
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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13 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

Ticketed program.* For ages 1 to 3 years and their grownups. These sessions are suitable for the age

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

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14 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

Ticketed program.* For ages 3 to 12 months and their grownups. It's never too early to start reading

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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14 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

Play, Explore. Discover. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. STEAM

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

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14 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

Ticketed program.* For ages 1 to 3 years and their grownups. These sessions are suitable for the age

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

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15 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

Ticketed program.* For ages 3 to 24 months and their grownups. Clap and move to our Rhyme Time

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT 0810
Australia

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15 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

Join our LEGO CLUB and hone your building skills with fortnightly activities. Create your own

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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16 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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17 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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17 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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19 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

Ticketed program.* For ages 3 to 24 months and their grownups. Clap and move to our Rhyme Time

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

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20 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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20 Jun 2023
Libraries Events
Free Event
Courses & Workshops

Job Club provides hands-on assistance with your job search, including advice on searching for

Casuarina Library Meeting Room
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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20 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

Ticketed program.* For ages 1 to 3 years and their grownups. These sessions are suitable for the age

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

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21 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

Ticketed program.* For ages 3 to 12 months and their grownups. It's never too early to start reading

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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21 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

Ticketed program.* For ages 1 to 3 years and their grownups. These sessions are suitable for the age

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

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22 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

Ticketed program.* For ages 3 to 24 months and their grownups. Clap and move to our Rhyme Time

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT 0810
Australia

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22 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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23 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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24 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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24 Jun 2023
Libraries Events
Youth Events
Free Event

Looking for a safe, inclusive and friendly space to play games, meet new people and connect? Geek Up

Casuarina Library, 17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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25 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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26 Jun 2023
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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26 Jun 2023
School Holidays
Children & Family
Libraries Events
Free Event

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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26 Jun 2023

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