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Samoan Language Week 2015

Samoan Language Week is on from 24 to 30 May. Join us to celebrate with Storytimes, and a free computer session for the grown-ups.

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Community Advice

Justices of the Peace and Citizens Advice Bureau staff are available at some libraries to offer assistance.

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Services for older adults

Find out about library services and resources for older adults.

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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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World Languages Collection

Books in Afrikaans, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.

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E-Resources
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.

Family HIstory eResources
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MyHeritage - new for Family History

MyHeritage is available from home. Try our other family history eResources in our libraries.

eResources
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Music eResources

Discover our music eResources - Music Online, Naxos, Oxford Music Online, and more.

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!

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.

Teens
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Every Story Tells a Picture Competition

Do you enjoy making art? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you to get creative and be in to win great prizes at the same time!

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WW100 - NZ’s First World War Centenary

WW100 commemorates the First World War centenary from 2014 to 2019. Learn more about World War One and New Zealand's involvement.

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Youth Week

2015 Youth Week takes place 23 May to 31 May. This year’s theme is We are the future / Kō tātau te ao o āpōpō.

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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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Zombies!

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

Learning
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Learning Centre and library classes 2015

Explore our classes and courses for 2015.

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Online courses

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

A cold wintry morning during the holidays in the cosy Canterbury Children's Library where Story-telling sessions were well attended each day. Many of the childfen combined the story-session with choosing their holiday reading, and others made the trip an opportunity to examine the working meccano models and electric trains. From left: Mari-Ann Fairbairn (aged 9), Thea Clemence (aged 8) and Geoffrey Baker (aged 8) with Miss Shirley Lindsay Reading of the library staff who is just choosing a story.
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Academic and Research eResources

Browse our academic and research related eResources.

Britannica SmartMaths Practice
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Smartmaths Practice

An interactive and fun way for those aged 6-14 to improve their math skills with activities, tests and quizzes.

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.

WW100
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Edward Aubrey's First World War diary

Edward Aubrey served from 10 February 1916 to 19 February 1919. He kept a diary from May 1917 to November 1917.

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Looking back at the Anzacs

Looking back at the Anzacs - with exhibitions, stories, images and more.

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Yours truly, Cecil

Cecil Malthus spent three years in service in the 1st Canterbury Battalion during the First World War. Read his letters, hear his story.

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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.

NZ will send substantial reinforcements to the Mother Country in addition to the 10,000 troops now on the water #http://t.co/gcc6deVCW5

10:45 AM - 24 Nov 2014

Kids
Ready for reading - tamaiti panui, tamaiti angitu
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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.

Reading to dogs
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Reading to dogs

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

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Science Alive

Science Alive is back from 28 April in 10 libraries - after school learning for kids with the excellent Science Alive educators.

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Storytimes and babytimes

Find out about our Babytimes / Wā Pēpi and Storytimes / Wā Kōrero sessions.

Kids' Treaty Zone
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Treaty of Waitangi for kids

Meet Whetū Marama and her Koro (grandfather) as they find out about Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Māori
Maori Music
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Māori music — Taonga Pūoro

New Zealand’s musical heritage dates back to the arrival of the first Māori in Aotearoa. Find out more about Taonga Pūoro.

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.

Kapa haka
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Kapa haka

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

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.

Kids' Treaty Zone
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Kids' Treaty Zone

Meet Whetū Marama and her Koro (grandfather) as they find out about Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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