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School holiday programmes and activities

Check out the school holiday programmes and activities at our libraries and learning centres, and more events for Christchurch kids.

Just Andy Griffiths - WORD Christchurch

Andy Griffiths was in Christchurch thanks to WORD Christchurch and publishers Macmillan. He had kids (& adults) laughing their heads off.

Children's book sale Fendalton Library

Sep 29th | 9:00am - Sep 30th | 8:00pm
Fendalton Library

Fiction, non-fiction, picture and board books as well as Young Adult’s - all $1. Thursday 29 & Friday 30 September.

Fun Palaces - Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 Oct

Celebrate art, science and creativity at Fun Palaces, Central Lib Peterborough! All activities are fun, free and suitable for all ages.

Recommended
Māori
Te Whata Raki
Resource
Te Whata Raki

Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.

Working With Māori Children With Special Education Needs Wayfinding Leadership Wayfinding Leadership Chappy Waitapu Māori Made Easy
Staff List
Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards 2016

recommended by ChristchurchLib

Finalists have been announced in the annual celebration of excellence in Māori writing and publishing.

Peter Gossage
Blogpost
Haere rā Peter Gossage
By Donna R

Haere rā to writer and illustrator Peter Gossage. He was renowned for retelling the myths of Aotearoa in a simple and striking way.

Toa Fraser on set with James Rolleston
Blogpost
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.

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.

Community
Blogpost
Positive Ageing Expo - Monday 26 Sept
By Donna R

2016 is the 10th Positive Ageing Expo. It's on Monday 26 September at Papanui High School.

Blogpost
Positive Ageing Expo - Monday 26 Sept
By Donna R

2016 is the 10th Positive Ageing Expo. It's on Monday 26 September at Papanui High School.

Article
Tuvalu Language Week

Tuvalu Language Week starts on 25 September.

Article
Tuvalu Language Week

Tuvalu Language Week starts on 25 September.

Blogpost
Fun Palaces - Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 Oct
By Donna R

Celebrate art, science and creativity at Fun Palaces, Central Lib Peterborough! All activities are fun, free and suitable for all ages.

Blogpost
Fun Palaces - Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 Oct
By Donna R

Celebrate art, science and creativity at Fun Palaces, Central Lib Peterborough! All activities are fun, free and suitable for all ages.

Article
Reading in Mind: Book scheme for mental health

The Reading in Mind mental health book scheme recommends books on mental health issues. Reading in Mind was developed through a collaboration between Pegasus Health, Christchurch City Libraries and the Mental Health Education Resource Centre, and HealthInfo Canterbury/Waitaha.

Article
Reading in Mind

The Reading in Mind mental health book scheme recommends books on a range of mental health issues.

Resource
New Brighton Library at 60 Brighton Mall

Our popup library at 60 Brighton Mall is now open. Hours are from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Resource
New Brighton Library at 60 Brighton Mall

Our popup library at 60 Brighton Mall is now open. Hours are from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

E-Resources
Blogpost
PressDisplay becomes PressReader!
By Finnerty75

Our electronic newspaper resource, PressDisplay has officially become PressReader. Here's what you need to know.

Blogpost
PressDisplay becomes PressReader!
By Finnerty75

Our electronic newspaper resource, PressDisplay has officially become PressReader. Here's what you need to know.

News
New: Scientific American Archive

The newest arrival to the eResource family is the online archive of Scientific American magazine.

News
New: Scientific American Archive

The newest arrival to the eResource family is the online archive of Scientific American magazine.

Blogpost
Punker than Punk ... Rock's Backpages
By Devilstatedan

Dan finds all about The Saints in Rock's Backpages.

Blogpost
Punker than Punk ... Rock's Backpages
By Devilstatedan

Dan finds all about The Saints in Rock's Backpages.

Blogpost
Recent eAudiobooks from BorrowBox
By Paulccl

Browse some of the newest eAudiobooks in our collection.

Blogpost
Recent eAudiobooks from BorrowBox
By Paulccl

Browse some of the newest eAudiobooks in our collection.

WW100
Somme
Blogpost
Remembering the Somme
By Alireadsccl

15 September marks the day the New Zealand infantry joined the battle of the Somme - we remember Christchurch soldiers who died on that day.

http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/heritage/photos/disc3/img0049.asp
Blogpost
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
Blogpost
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.

Bridge of Remembrance
Website
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
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.

Fun Palaces
Blogpost
Fun Palaces - Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 Oct
By Donna R

Celebrate art, science and creativity at Fun Palaces, Central Lib Peterborough! All activities are fun, free and suitable for all ages.

David Levithan
Blogpost
David Levithan at WORD Christchurch
By Alina

Author of teen fiction, David Levithan talks diversity, empathy and the power to change things in his Margaret Mahy Memorial lecture.

Ted Dawe
Blogpost
Beautiful but doomed: Devon Santos
By Katccl

Ted Dawe is coming to the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival this month, so I got up to date ...

We Are the Ants Being Jazz The Other Boy Lily and Dunkin Love Blind Three Truths and A Lie
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.

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