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Join us for Reading Hour 
Maitland City Library is joining with libraries across Australia to celebrate the annual Reading Hour 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm Tuesday 19 August. The Book Week Roadshow brings titles short-listed for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards to life in an entertaining and interactive presentation. Read more

Children's Book Week
Celebrate Book Week with Maitland City Library’s fabulous Book Week Roadshow! Our team of talented staff bring Short Listed books to life.The Book Week Roadshow can visit your preschool, childcare or primary school, or visit a branch for an in-house performance.

Write Now! awards ceremony
Winners of the 2014 Write Now! awards will be announced during Book Week. Join us to celebrate with the winners at our prize giving ceremony at East Maitland Library at 6.00pm  on 20 August

Ideas that changed the world 
Throughout history, extraordinary ideas and inventions have changed the way we work, play, think and live. What were some of the key ideas that forever changed our lives? Where do these ideas come from?
Event rescheduled to 2015

Jaye Ford 
Join award winning Australian crime writer, Jaye Ford, as she launches her latest novel Already Dead. Jaye continues to carve her niche as a master of the suspense genre, and this novel will have you asking, what would I do if this happened to me?... Book now

Maitland's Great War 
The Great War changed the world irrevocably. It separated families, turned young men into soldiers and young women into nurses; converted friends and neighbours into enemies. This event will explore the impact at home, and include an insight into Maitland's Own 34th Battalion ... Book now

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Friends of Maitland City Library   
Catch up with the news about Friends of Maitland Library. The latest edition of Linked In  includes the recent book sale, Write Now! awards, and information about the Annual Friends Lecture on 24 September featuring Hugh Mackay. Share some time out and morning tea with the Friends of Maitland City Library.

Get Digital! 
Your library card can work for you 24/7. Download from our eBook collection, listen to Audio, add to your eMusic collection, access our eResearch resources, subscribe to eMagazines, or choose from a range of independent films 

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.

Colourful quilts, bags, accessories, and the tools of their craft; all courtesy of the Maitland Patchwork Guild.
On display at East Maitland Branch Library during August.