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Master of the blockbuster
Australian author Matthew Reilly is a master of the action packed blockbuster, with 12 internationally bestselling novels under his belt. Don't miss the chance to hear Matthew talk about his books, his characters, his style of writing, and the research and ideas that go into his work. Read more

Celebrate 75 years of public libraries
2014 is the 75th anniversary of the NSW Library Act, the landmark legislation which established free public library services for the people of NSW. Maitland City Library will be joining with public libraries across the state to celebrate on 3 November


Bill: The life of William Dobell
Scott Bevan will present  the story of one of Australia's greatest artists, exploring how ambition and talent took a working class boy a long way in the world, and how the reaction to one painting almost destroyed him. It's also a celebration of community and how one man finally discovers where he belongs. Book now

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Man Booker Prize winner announced
Congratulations to Richard Flanagan on winning the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Narrow Road To The Deep North. Reserve your copy here.

Australia's favourite eMagazines   
16 of Australia's top eMagazines are available from Maitland City Library. Your library card lets you download and keep eMagazines. Read Now


eFlix are here    
Streaming movies directly to your device. Unlimited access to thousands of independent films from around the world. Learn more about these and other eResources available for free.

Share the love of reading   
Reading is more enjoyable when shared with others. Come along to a Library Book Chat or join one of our Book Clubs
Want to start your own Book Club? Ask us about our Reading Group kits.

The art of painting on glass and ceramic is shown in a display of plates, vases, glassware and other objects provided by the talented members of Hunter Porcelain.
On display at East Maitland Branch Library during October.