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Samoan Language Week

Tālofa. Samoan Language Week - Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa is on 29 May to 4 June. Join our celebrations including storytimes in Samoan.

Name our new facility at Sumner

Construction is due to start in August on a combined library, community facility and museum in Sumner. Help us choose a name for it!

Matariki - Māori New Year 2016

Matariki - the Māori New Year - will take place on Pipiri 6 June 2016. Explore Matariki events throughout June.

Edge of the East

Creating a photographic record of our seaside communities - If you'd like to be photographed, contact library@ccc.govt.nz or phone 941 7923

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre-have your say

What do you think of Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre? We'd like to know!

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Kids
KidsFest
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KidsFest 2016
By Donna R

KidsFest is full of winter holiday fun for kids in Christchurch and Canterbury. It runs from 9 to 23 July. Tickets on sale Wednesday 1 June.

Science Alive!
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Science Snippets - Matariki
By Zackids

Science Alive sessions - for the week starting Monday 30 May the topic is Matariki.

Liz Pichon
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Liz Pichon: ”Drawing, writing, painting”
By Mashaccl

"Tom Gates books that make me unashamedly snort with laughter in front of people" - Masha interviews Liz Pichon.

VIP Heartsong Echo Echo Play It Again, Mozart! Shock Music
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If you like...stories about music

recommended by ChristchurchKids

If you like reading books about music and musicians then you'll like these stories. A Christchurch City Libraries list.

Playing From the Heart Herman and Rosie Rustle up A Rhythm Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! Animal Music Meeow and the Pots and Pans
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If you like...picture books about music

recommended by ChristchurchKids

If you like reading picture books about making music and lots of noise then you'll like these stories. A Christchurch City Libraries list.

WW100
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The stories behind the letters
By Ccleditor

A recent addition to our digital collection: Letters and memorabilia from the Clarkson family. Explore the stories behind the letters.

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The stories behind the letters
By Ccleditor

A recent addition to our digital collection: Letters and memorabilia from the Clarkson family. Explore the stories behind the letters.

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Anthony Wilding, killed in action
By Cccrose

Anthony Wilding was the first and, so far, the only New Zealander to win a Wimbledon championship. He was killed in action, 9 May 1915.

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Anthony Wilding, killed in action
By Cccrose

Anthony Wilding was the first and, so far, the only New Zealander to win a Wimbledon championship. He was killed in action, 9 May 1915.

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Portraits of First World War service
By Paulccl

We have added to our collection a series of photos of local men who served in the First World War.

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Portraits of First World War service
By Paulccl

We have added to our collection a series of photos of local men who served in the First World War.

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Halswell Heroes
By Alireadsccl

Find out about the WWI soldiers named on the Halswell War Memorial.

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Halswell Heroes
By Alireadsccl

Find out about the WWI soldiers named on the Halswell War Memorial.

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Finding your First World War soldier

Now is the ideal time to start some research into those who served in the First World War.

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Finding your First World War soldier

Now is the ideal time to start some research into those who served in the First World War.

Teens
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Ben Brown - poetry workshop for teens
By Donna R

Join poet Ben Brown for a young adult poetry writing workshop on Sunday 12 June from 1pm to 3pm at Shirley Library.

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Ben Brown - poetry workshop for teens
By Donna R

Join poet Ben Brown for a young adult poetry writing workshop on Sunday 12 June from 1pm to 3pm at Shirley Library.

Catalog Search
SFWA Nebula Awards - Andre Norton Award

Sci fi / Fantasy fans! Here's the winner & shortlist - Andre Norton Award for an outstanding young adult science fiction or fantasy book.

Catalog Search
SFWA Nebula Awards - Andre Norton Award

Sci fi / Fantasy fans! Here's the winner & shortlist - Andre Norton Award for an outstanding young adult science fiction or fantasy book.

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Front lines: Michael Grant
By Moata

The author of the popular Gone series for young adults talked at the Auckland Writers Festival about his new book series set in WWII.

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Front lines: Michael Grant
By Moata

The author of the popular Gone series for young adults talked at the Auckland Writers Festival about his new book series set in WWII.

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Dr G

Dr G is here to provide support and suggestions for any genuine problem you may have with health, sexual health or relationship issues.

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Dr G

Dr G is here to provide support and suggestions for any genuine problem you may have with health, sexual health or relationship issues.

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Teenage topics
By ChristchurchCat

We've added electronic reference books for teens on topics like eating disorders, drugs, and sports injuries.

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Teenage topics
By ChristchurchCat

We've added electronic reference books for teens on topics like eating disorders, drugs, and sports injuries.

E-Resources
eResources for kids
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eResources for kids

Our eResources enhance kids’ learning, fun and play. It’s free, and all you need is your library card number and password / PIN.

Computer user
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Ways to think about the bottom line
By Finnerty75

The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2012 and Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010 - new to our eResources.

Learn from the best. Now. Lynda.com
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Lynda.com

Access to the Lynda.com video library of courses and tutorials on software, technology, creative and business skills.

The Independent
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The Independent comes to eResources!
By Finnerty75

The Independent is a broadly centrist publication offering an alternative voice to the centre-right and right-wing Times and the Daily Mail.

Access Video
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Welcome Access Video!
By Finnerty75

Access thousands of streaming world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, & helpful instructional videos.

Māori
Sharon Holt
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Sharon Holt: Teaching a taonga
By Moata

We interview Sharon Holt, the author of an enchanting series of te reo Māori singalong books.

Matariki 2016
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Matariki - Māori New Year 2016
By Donna R

Matariki - the Māori New Year -  will take place on Pipiri 6 June 2016. Explore Matariki events throughout June.

Te Reo
Event
Pīpī Paopao: Beginners Reo Māori classes
Jun 1st | 9:00am - 10:00am

A free beginners Te Reo Māori course focusing on pronunciation, simple grammar and tikanga (customs), beginning in June at Papanui Library.

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Te Kupu o te Wiki

Kia ora. To celebrate Te Reo Māori we are publishing kupu (words).

Books about Maori land protest
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Forty years ago: Māori Land March, 1975
By Moata

Recommended books, viewing, and online resources about the land march that changed the nation.

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