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Our libraries are located at Casuarina, Darwin City, Karama and Nightcliff for anyone to use. There are even better perks for those who join up but best of all - it's all free!

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Jackie : public, private, secret

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Jackie : public, private, secret

J. Randy Taraborrelli

Randy Taraborrelli paints an unforgettable new portrait of a woman (legendary former first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassi) whose flaws and contradictions only serve to make her even more iconic. "I have three lives," Jackie told a former lover, "public, private and secret." In this revealing biography, readers will become intimately familiar with all three.

Lovers in Auschwitz

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Lovers in Auschwitz

Keren Blankfeld

Zippi Spitzer and David Wisnia were captivated by each other from the moment they first exchanged glances across the work floor. It was the beginning of a love story that could have happened anywhere. Except for one difference, this romance was unfolding in history's most notorious death camp, between two young prisoners whose budding intimacy risked dooming them if they were caught. 

The buddhist and the ethicist

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The buddhist and the ethicist

Peter Singer & Shih  Chao-hwei

This eye-opening read spans the foundations of ethics and key Buddhist concepts. Professor Peter Singer is a world-renowned moral philosopher and preeminent voice in bioethics whose writings have helped shape the animal rights and effective altruism movements. Venerable Shih Chao-Hwei of Taiwan is a Buddhist monastic and social activist who's been a key figure in the Buddhist gender equality movement. This unlikely duo came together in conversation at a meditation retreat center in 2016 and continued discussions in writing. 

The year I met my brain : a travel companion for…

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The year I met my brain : a travel companion for…

Matilda Boseley

An essential and empowering guide for any adult living with ADHD -- compassionate, funny and full of practical tips. Matilda Boseley's adult ADHD diagnosis was a massive, earth-shattering event. She was given a prescription but had no idea what ADHD meant for her identity, her relationships or her future. Twelve months of confusion later, journalist Matilda embarked on an epic voyage to figure out what's really happening in the stormy seas of the ADHD brain and write the guide she wished she'd had.

Child of ruins

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Child of ruins

Kate Furnivall

Berlin, 1948. World War II has ended and there is supposed to be peace, but Russian troops have closed all access to the city. Roads, railway lines and waterways are blocked and two million people are trapped, relying on airlifts of food, water and medicine to survive. The sharp eyes of the Russian state police watch everything; no one can be trusted. 

I love Russia : reporting from a lost country

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I love Russia : reporting from a lost country

Elena Kostyuchenko

To be a journalist is to tell the truth. I Love Russia is Elena Kostyuchenko's unrelenting attempt to document her country as experienced by those whom it systematically and brutally erases: village girls recruited into sex work, queer people in the outer provinces, patients and doctors at a Ukrainian maternity ward, and reporters like herself. Here is Russia as it is, not as we imagine it. The result is a singular portrait of a nation, and of a young woman who refuses to be silenced. 

Counting the cost

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Counting the cost

Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard & Craig Borlase

For the first time, discover the unedited truth about the Duggars, the traditional Christian family that captivated the nation on TLC's hit show 19 Kids and Counting. Jill Duggar and her husband Derick are finally ready to share their story, revealing the secrets, manipulation, and intimidation behind the show that remained hidden from their fans. Jill and Derick knew a normal life wasn't possible for them. As a star on the popular TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, Jill grew up in front of viewers who were fascinated by her family's way of life.

The Fury

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The Fury

Alex Michaelides

This is a tale of murder. Or maybe that's not quite true. At its heart, it's a love story, isn't it? Lana Farrar is a reclusive ex-movie star and one of the most famous women in the world. Every year, she invites her closest friends to escape the English weather and spend Easter on her idyllic private Greek island. 

Fatal Conveniences

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Fatal Conveniences

Darin Olien

Fatal conveniences are the toxic products we routinely use and the unhealthy things we do that our culture and corporations have made us believe are safe and necessary for living well and efficiently. These things--from deodorant, cosmetics, dental floss, and sunscreen to laundry detergent, air fresheners, carpets, and crayons to candles, tea bags, cell phones, and chewing gum--are ubiquitous in daily life . . . and they are wreaking havoc on our health and our planet.

Holmes, Margaret and Poe

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Holmes, Margaret and Poe

James Patterson & Brian Sitts

Brendan Holmes, Margaret Marple and Auguste Poe run the most in-demand private investigation agency in New York City. The three detectives make a formidable team, solving a series of seemingly impossible crimes which expose the dark underbelly of the city - from a priceless art theft, high-stakes kidnapping and a decades-old unsolved murder, to a gruesome subterranean prison and corruption and bribery at the highest levels of power.

the watchmaker's hand

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the watchmaker's hand

Jeffrey Deaver

When a New York City construction crane mysteriously collapses, causing mass destruction and injury, Rhyme and Sachs are on the case. A political group claims responsibility for the sabotage and threatens another attack in twenty-four hours, unless its demands are met. The clock is ticking. Then a clue reveals to Rhyme that his nemesis, known as the Watchmaker, has come to town to fulfill his promise of murdering the criminalist. 

How not to age

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How not to age

Michael Greger

Uncover the evidence-based science to slowing the effects of aging, from the New York Times bestselling author of the How Not to Die series. What if diet could combat the effects of aging? That is just what Dr Michael Greger, founder of NutritionFacts, found when researching. It turns out we don't need Big Pharma to keep us feeling young - we already have the tools.

Doppleganger

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Doppleganger

Naomi Klein

What if you woke up one morning and found you'd acquired a double? Someone almost like you, and yet not you at all? When Naomi Klein discovered that a woman who shared her first name, but had radically different, harmful views, was getting chronically mistaken for her, it seemed too ridiculous to take seriously. Then suddenly it wasn't. 

Outdoor kids in an inside world : getting your…

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Outdoor kids in an inside world : getting your…

Steven Rinella

Thankfully, with the right mindset, families can find beauty, meaning, and connection in a life lived outdoors. Now, outdoors expert Steven Rinella shares the parenting wisdom he has garnered as a father whose family has lived amid the biggest cities and wildest corners of America. Throughout, he offers practical advice for getting your kids radically engaged with nature in a muddy, thrilling, hands-on way, guided by black-and-white illustrations throughout-with the ultimate goal of helping them see their own place within the natural ecosystem. No matter their location-rural, suburban, or urban-caregivers and kids will bond over activities such as: Camping to conquer fears, build tolerance for dirt and discomfort, and savor the timeless pleasure of swapping stories around a campfire

The Good Life

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The Good Life

Robert J Waldinger & Marc S Schulz

What is the key to a good life? It is a question that preoccupies us all and one that the longest and most successful study of happiness ever conducted strives to answer. In this groundbreaking book, directors of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, Robert Waldinger and Marc Schulz, bring together over 80 years of research to reveal the true components of a happy, fulfilled life. 

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Gaming After Dark is a safe, action-packed and inclusive place for young people aged 12-17 to hang

Costs
free

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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23 Feb 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Ticketed program.* Our weekend Story Time includes songs, rhymes and stories which celebrate reading

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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24 Feb 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Embark on a delightful adventure with author Daniel Bolton as he takes us through a captivating

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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24 Feb 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Ticketed program.* Our weekend Story Time includes songs, rhymes and stories which celebrate reading

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

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24 Feb 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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26 Feb 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

This is a ticketed program*. Find out about ticketing. For babies ages 3 to 12 months and their

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

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26 Feb 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Get ready for some serious fun! Come on down to Karama Library and unleash your competitive spirit

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, 31 Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT 0812
Australia

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26 Feb 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

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

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

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27 Feb 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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27 Feb 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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28 Feb 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

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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28 Feb 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

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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29 Feb 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

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

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT 0810
Australia

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29 Feb 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Want to learn to code? Coding and Robotics Club is an interactive club designed to encourage

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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29 Feb 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

In need of some therapy this wet season. Pop into the Library for some quality time with two

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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29 Feb 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

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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01 Mar 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Ticketed program.* Our weekend Story Time includes songs, rhymes and stories which celebrate reading

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

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02 Mar 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Ticketed program.* Our weekend Story Time includes songs, rhymes and stories which celebrate reading

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

-
02 Mar 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

-
04 Mar 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

This is a ticketed program*. Find out about ticketing. For babies ages 3 to 12 months and their

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

-
04 Mar 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Get ready for some serious fun! Come on down to Karama Library and unleash your competitive spirit

Karama Library
Karama Shopping Centre, 31 Kalymnos Drive
Karama NT 0812
Australia

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04 Mar 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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05 Mar 2024
Community
Free Event
Libraries Events

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

Casuarina Library
Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

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05 Mar 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

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

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

-
05 Mar 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

-
06 Mar 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

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

-
06 Mar 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

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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07 Mar 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

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

Nightcliff Library
Pavonia Place
Nightcliff NT 0810
Australia

-
07 Mar 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

Want to learn to code? Coding and Robotics Club is an interactive club designed to encourage

Casuarina Library
17 Bradshaw Terrace
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

-
07 Mar 2024
Children & Family
Free Event
Libraries Events

In need of some therapy this wet season. Pop into the Library for some quality time with two

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

-
07 Mar 2024

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