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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.

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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 eResources for kids.

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EResources A to Z

Explore our complete list of eResources.

Kids
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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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New titles for kids

Browse the latest books and DVDs for kids.

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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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Te Ao Māori

Kia ora. Here are some ka pai Māori resources for tamariki. Get crafty, read and learn Te Reo Māori, and explore.

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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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Scratch and grab

Thinking of taking on some egg laying devices? Still sitting on the roost perhaps? Bibliobishi is besotted with the big footed raiders...

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Freegal

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

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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.

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.

Teens
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Holiday Reading

Find this year's best reads for teens on our Holiday Reading list.

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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.

Summertime Sounds Teen Music Competition
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Winners of the Summertime Sounds Competi…
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Listen to the amazing winning entries in our Summertime Sounds music competition!

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Dystopian young adult fiction series

If you like The Hunger Games, Divergent or The Maze Runner, and you're looking for a new series, try these.

recommended by thePulse

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What's on

What's on for teens in Christchurch.

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