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KidsFest 2016

KidsFest is full of winter holiday fun. School holidays are go! Have a look at events and activities at our libraries and learning centres.

Listen to a good book

Recent eAudiobooks for kids and teens from BorrowBox.

Author interview with Soraya Nicholas

Read our interview with Christchurch writer Soraya Nicholas, author of the Starlight Stables series.

Golden Kiwis celebrates our Olympians

New Zealand author David Riley has written a book about the amazing athletes who have won gold medals at the Olympic Games over the years

Kitty Brown on Te Reo Māori board books

We talk to Kitty Brown about Reo Pepi - Te Reo Māori board books for tamariki.

Recommended
Teens
Aussie teen fiction titles
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Picks of the best Aussie teen fiction
By Alina

Alina reckon's Australia is "the lucky country" particularly when it comes to awesome authors of teen fiction.

BorrowBox
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Listen to a good book
By Paulccl

Recent eAudiobooks for kids and teens from BorrowBox.

Dr G
Website
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.

Girls sitting
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Writing competitions for teens

Check out our list of national and international writing competitions for teens.

On the Edge of Gone Draw the Line You Know Me Well The Abyss Surrounds Us The Blood Between Us If I Was your Girl
Staff List
Diverse books: LGBT 2016

recommended by ChristchurchTeens

Diverse reading - Books that have gay, lesbian, bi, transsexual, asexual, or characters who don't fit the 'straight & cisgender' mould.

E-Resources
Blogpost
PressDisplay is evolving!
By Finnerty75

One of our most popular eResources is changing its name and adding some new features. Read our post for more information.

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PressDisplay is evolving!
By Finnerty75

One of our most popular eResources is changing its name and adding some new features. Read our post for more information.

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Recent eAudiobooks from BorrowBox
By Paulccl

Browse some of the newest eAudiobooks in our collection.

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Recent eAudiobooks from BorrowBox
By Paulccl

Browse some of the newest eAudiobooks in our collection.

Blogpost
Time Magazine Archive
By Finnerty75

We now have access to the fully searchable Time Magazine Archive dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through to December 2000.

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Time Magazine Archive
By Finnerty75

We now have access to the fully searchable Time Magazine Archive dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through to December 2000.

Online Resource
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.

Online Resource
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.

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Welcome Access Video!
By Finnerty75

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

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Welcome Access Video!
By Finnerty75

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

Community
News
New Brighton Library closes for repair, pops up elsewhere

New Brighton Library is closing for repairs Monday 1 Aug, & a popup library will open at 60 New Brighton Mall Monday 15 Aug. The temporary library will offer a small, popular collection, and eight free internet computers. It wil have the same opening hours & preschool sessions.

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New Brighton Lib closing from 1 August

New Brighton Library is closing for repairs Monday 1 August, and a popup library will open at 60 New Brighton Mall on Monday 15 August.

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Introducing Speak up - Kōrerotia
By Moata

Soon we'll be hosting a locally produced podcast about human rights called Speak up - Kōrerotia. We interview show host, Sally Carlton.

Blogpost
Introducing Speak up - Kōrerotia
By Moata

Soon we'll be hosting a locally produced podcast about human rights called Speak up - Kōrerotia. We interview show host, Sally Carlton.

Blogpost
Beat those Winter Blues
By Kiwilouise

Are you finding the gloomy days and cold nights are getting you down? Kiwilouise has got some ideas to help beat the winter blues.

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Beat those Winter Blues
By Kiwilouise

Are you finding the gloomy days and cold nights are getting you down? Kiwilouise has got some ideas to help beat the winter blues.

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2016년의 겨울을 시작하며
By Cclkoreanjo

작가 한강의 소식은 한껏 어께에 힘들어가는 일이었습니다. 지난 5월 ‘ The Vegetarian’로 2016년 Man Booker International Prize 최고 수상자로 선정된 작가 한강은 ‘아제아제 바라제’의 저자 한승원 작가의 딸로 …

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2016년의 겨울을 시작하며
By Cclkoreanjo

작가 한강의 소식은 한껏 어께에 힘들어가는 일이었습니다. 지난 5월 ‘ The Vegetarian’로 2016년 Man Booker International Prize 최고 수상자로 선정된 작가 한강은 ‘아제아제 바라제’의 저자 한승원 작가의 딸로 …

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Learn how to use your iPad or laptop
By Audreyslc

Been given an iPad or laptop and it's still in the box? Well do something about it. Come to the Library and learn how to use it.

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Learn how to use your iPad or laptop
By Audreyslc

Been given an iPad or laptop and it's still in the box? Well do something about it. Come to the Library and learn how to use it.

Māori
Toa Fraser on set with James Rolleston
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The Dead Lands: Making a movie in te reo
By Moata

We talk to director Toa Fraser about his 2014 Māori martial arts film, The Dead Lands and what it's like making a movie completely in Māori.

Babytimes
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Wā kōrero (storytimes) at home
By Cclstaff

Didn't make it to our bilingual storytimes during Māori Language Week? Then create your own at home with these suggested stories and music.

Kitty Brown
Blogpost
Kitty Brown on Te Reo Māori board books
By Donna R

We talk to Kitty Brown about Reo Pepi - Te Reo Māori board books for tamariki.

Rehua Marae
Resource
Tī Kōuka Whenua

Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.

He kurī kino koe, Flash! Te anuhe tino hiakai Kei te toro haere mātou Te mīhini iti kōwhai Kei te kīhini o te pō Te haere ki te rapu pea
Staff List
Reo Māori modern classic picture books

recommended by ChristchurchKids

A selection of classic picture books in Te Reo Māori. A Christchurch City Libraries list.

WW100
http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/heritage/photos/disc3/img0049.asp
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A disastrous day, The Somme
By Katccl

The Battle of The Somme began 100 years ago. The first day of the battle, 1 July, was utterly disastrous with staggering losses.

Anthony Wilding
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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.

Clarkson
Blogpost
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.

First World War portraits
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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.

Bridge of Remembrance
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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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