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New Central Library

Kia ora. Take a look at your New Central Library / Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi.

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Easter

All our libraries are closed on Good Friday (3 April) and Easter Monday (6 April), with usual hours on Saturday and Sunday.

News

Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre - The new library, pool and community facility currently under construction in Halswell.

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CINCH Community Information Christchurch

Visit CINCH, a one-stop online community directory with thousands of community organisations, clubs and continuing education providers.

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Services for older adults

Find out about library services and resources for older adults.

New
E-Resources
Big Library Read - Shakespeare Saved My Life
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Big Library Read

Join this event that gives all library members unlimited simultaneous access to Shakespeare Saved My Life between March 17 - 31.

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.

Zinio for Libraries
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Zinio for Libraries

Access hundreds of popular eMagazines covering a range of subjects and including popular NZ titles.

Kids' homework e-resources
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Homework eResources for kids

Make learning effective and fun with these e-resources for kids.

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EResources A to Z

Explore our complete list of eResources.

Kids
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Holiday programmes

Explore our holiday programmes for the upcoming school holidays.

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Holiday programmes and events April 2015

Find out what's on in Christchurch for kids this school holidays.

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Reading to dogs

Book a session at a library - your child can read to a furry friend and have fun while improving their reading skills.

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Babytime and Storytime 2015

Find out the dates and times of our popular Babytime and Storytime sessions which restart on Monday 9 February.

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Homework

Help for kids to get their homework done.

Christchurch
WORD Christchurch
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WORD Christchurch Autumn Season

WORD Christchurch - in association with Auckland Writers Festival - is bringing 6 top authors to town for its Autumn Season 13 to 17 May.

Spectrum Street Art
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Spectrum Street Art Festival

Oi You presents Spectrum Street Art Festival in Christchurch. Explore our street art resources, with a focus on the local.

How to be a feminist
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Feminism is a feminist issue

A report on How to be a feminist panel, International Women’s Day, Sunday 8 March. Presented by WORD Christchurch and UC College of Arts.

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Christchurch Street and Place Names

Discover the origins of our Christchurch street and place names.

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Canterbury writers

Authors with a Canterbury connection.

recommended by ChristchurchLib

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Live Online

We can answer your questions and help you find what you need - chat online with a librarian now.

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Auckland Writers Festival 2015

Christchurch City Libraries connects you with Auckland Writers Festival held from 13 to 17 May at the Aotea Centre.

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Freegal

We love picking Freegal tracks each week - free MP3 downloads for your listening pleasure!

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Recreational non-fiction

True stories: from adventure to crime, travel to the environment, history to art, science to memoirs.

recommended by ChristchurchLib

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Literary Prizes and Book Awards

Explore the best in fiction and non-fiction. We list the winners and nominees for a range of book prizes and awards.

WW100
O'sullivan collection
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Gallipoli: An exhibition

Visit the Christchurch City Council civic offices to see this fascinating collection of clothing, badges, and army kit items.

WW100
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Military historian Peter Hart interview

Find out more about the First World War - Librarian Kat Moody interviews Peter Hart, Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum.

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WW100 teaching resource

This resource aims to raise awareness of the impacts and causes of the First World War. It is focused on Canterbury's involvement.

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Remembering the First World War 1914-18

Explore our resources on the First World War as New Zealand commemorates WW100 - the First World War centenary.

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.

Māori
Te Matatini
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Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival

Find out about the winning kapa haka teams from Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival.

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Kapa haka

Lots of people were wowed by Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival. Find out more about kapa haka.

Rehua Marae
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Tī Kōuka Whenua

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

Te Reo
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Toku ara o te reo Māori - te reo journey

Masha's journey from Slovenian, to English, to Te Reo Māori.

Te Whata Raki
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Te Whata Raki

Come and discover Te Whata Raki. Learn about some traditional stories, told through waiata, pictures and other web resources.

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