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Our team of staff pickles are here to bring you recommendations with flavour - booklists, book reviews, and blog posts on the stuff we love.

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Browse our lists of new stuff - fiction, non-fiction, CDs, DVDs, kids, teens and more.

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Horticultural ‘Grand Designs’

Karen dons a large floppy hat à la Greta Garbo and waits for her potatoes to chit...

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Raging at road cones

Road cones: little orange triangles sent by Satan to torment you at every turn, or bright happy indicators of important progress?

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Michael Robotham – Psychology of crime

By Donna R

Michael Robotham is full of stories. He had a crowd enraptured at South Learning Centre with his tales of crime and psychology.

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Every Story tells a Picture competition winners
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Every Story Tells a Picture winners

The winners and highly commended entries are fabulous - you can see them on display at Upper Riccarton Library from Monday 17 August.

Because you'll never meet me by Leah Thomas
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Because you'll never meet me

Two teenagers who have debilitating, isolating illnesses forge a friendship as penpals. But is there more than this connnecting them?

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Zombies!

All the zombie-related reading and viewing you could want. Our picks of the best of the shambling undead.

Teen Scene Aug 2015
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Teen Scene newsletter
By Vanessa

Fragile relationships, thrilling road trips, and walking corpses - check out our latest Teen Scene newsletter for all this and lots more.

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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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Kids
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4 September 2010 earthquake

On Friday 4 September 2015 it will be 5 years since a 7.1 earthquake shook Christchurch. Here is some information for kids on that event.

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Fruit bat? Cute bat!
By Kiwilouise

We love big bats and we cannot lie. Bats aren't as scary as you might think...sometimes they're even cute!

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Exploring nature's pattern magic
By Donna R

Patterns in nature are beautiful. Exploring Nature's Pattern Magic by Dee and Mike Pignéguy is an ingenious, well designed book.

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Ready for reading

When a child turns four years old, they can come into any Christchurch City Library and pick up a free Ready for Reading pack.

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Reading to dogs

Reading to dogs is on at Upper Riccarton, South, and Shirley. Book now, it is a fun way to help kids get reading aloud.

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NZ ebooks
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New Zealand eBooks with Wheelers
By Finnerty75

Wheelers has some excellent eBook titles by New Zealanders or about New Zealand.

Listener Historical Archive
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Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

The Listener was regarded as the premier cultural studies magazine of the mid-20th century. Access its fully searchable Historical Archive.

Economist Historical Archive
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Economist Historical Archive

Access every weekly issue of The Economist between 1843 and 2011 with the fully searchable Economist Historical Archive.

Library Press Display
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PressDisplay

Explore full-page replicas of newspaper and magazine current print editions. PressDisplay has more than 3000 newspapers and 800 magazines.

Dragonsource Chinese eMagazines
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Dragonsource - Chinese eMagazines

300种在线中文期刊, 支持简体和繁体, 提供原貌版, 文本版和语音版阅读!

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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.

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Te Kupu o te Wiki

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

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Te Reo Māori, ake, ake, ake
By Moata

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is finished, but don't stop now. Use your newly learned kupu and vastly improved pronunciation!

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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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Te reo Māori on the go
By Kirsten65

Te reo Māori on the go - technology that helps you learn.

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Adult Learners’ Week

Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Mātauranga takes place from Monday 7 September to Sunday 13 September 2015.

Central Library Peterborough
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CV and cover letter writing course

Find out about our CV and cover letter writing course at Linwood.

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.

People at Peterborough Library
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Online courses

Explore online courses you can access - all you need is your library card and PIN.

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Beginners' 3D Design & Printing
Sep 15th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Learn how to use free, basic 3D modelling software to design and 3D print, using biodegradable PLA plastic.

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2 NZ Expeditionary Force
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From Kip to Glen
By Vanessa

They were signed off Howard, or more informally Kip, and most were written to his friend Glen Morgan in Rangiora.

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Gallipoli - the August campaigns
By Katccl

While we remember the Gallipoli landings on 25th April every year, some major parts of the campaign took place in August.

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Christchurch aviator William Burn

William Burn was the first New Zealand airman ever to be killed in action. Find out more about his life and tragic death.

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Political systems, 1940s style
By Donna R

Socialism: You have 2 cows. Given one to your neighbour. Communism: You have two cows. Give both to the Govt.

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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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