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Celebrate Chinese New Year

Learn more about Lunar/Chinese New Year and the fun activities we're hosting to help you celebrate the year of the monkey.

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Services for the visually impaired

By Donna R

Librarians recently had some useful training by Tom Smith, the Accessible Information Consultant at the Blind Foundation.

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Culture Galore, 12 March

Culture Galore is an outdoor multicultural festival. This year's festival takes place on Saturday 12 March, at Ray Blank Park from 12 - 4pm.

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Lara Strongman, Christchurch Art Gallery

By Donna R

We interviewed Lara, senior curator at the Christchurch Art Gallery about how people are responding to having their art gallery back.

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In the Know community hosts in libraries

Jan 18th - Mar 30th
Selected libraries

Some libraries to have In the Know Community host sessions for people still dealing with claim…

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Māori
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.

Takaro
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Ngā Tākaro Māori – Māori games
By Cclstaff

Ki-o-Rahi is the original Māori ball game. Find out about Māori games.

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Te Kupu o te Wiki

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

Books about Maori land protest
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Forty years ago: Māori Land March, 1975
By Moata

Recommended books, viewing, and online resources about the land march that changed the nation.

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E-Resources
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BorrowBox

BorrowBox is an eAudiobook platform - download top NZ, Australian, and international fiction and non-fiction titles. Listen in!

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eResources Discovery Search
By Finnerty75

Get access to most of our eResource collection, articles, eBooks, journals, photographs & more, through a single access point.

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The hills are alive with BorrowBox!
By Finnerty75

BorrowBox is an eAudiobook platform that allows you to download some of the world leading titles to your MP3 compatible mobile device.

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New Magazines from Zinio for Libraries
By Paulccl

Explore the latest eMagazines added to Zinio for Libraries - includes some top NZ titles.

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New titles: eBooks and eAudiobooks

Have a look at what's new in eBooks and eAudiobooks - freshly arrived this month.

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Kids
Babytimes
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Storytimes and babytimes

Find out about our Babytimes / Wā Pēpi and Storytimes / Wā Kōrero sessions. There are also Super Saturday Storytimes at Shirley Library.

Sarah Johnson
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Interview with author Sarah Johnson

Interview with with writer Sarah Johnson, author of children's books like The Bold Ship Phenomenal.

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Most popular children's books in 2015

What were the most popular children's books in 2015? Does your family favourite make the list?

New titles for kids February 2016
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New titles for kids - February 2016

Here's the new stuff for kids that arrived in libraries this month - DVDs, fiction, non-fiction, and picture books.

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Learning
Article
Maker Space

Explore maker spaces at a library - crafts, beading, silly putty, Quiver - see your drawings come to 3D life, augmented reality, & more!

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Learn how to use your iPad or laptop
By Audreyslc

Been given an iPad or laptop and it's still in the box? Well do something about it. Come to the Library and learn how to use it.

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3D Modelling – a step-by-step guide

Our 3D printing expert Danny has hcreated a number of easy to follow step-by-step video tutorials to help get you started.

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Smartmath Practice
By Finnerty75

Smartmath Practice is an interactive and fun way for those aged 6 to 14 to improve their math skills with activities, tests and quizzes.

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Lynda.com

Access to the Lynda.com video library of courses and tutorials on software, technology, creative and business skills.

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Teens
Central Library Peterborough
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Back to school eResources
By Finnerty75

School is back, and Colleen has some great tips on eResources to help you with homework and research.

Dr G
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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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Staff List
Five Comics You Should Read: February

Malcolm's pick of the comics he's read recently. (A Staff Pickles list)

recommended by ma1co1m

New titles for teens February 2016
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New titles for teens - February 2016

Here's the latest books for teens - fiction and non-fiction.

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WW100
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.

A feature of the performance at the Theatre Royal: the presence of a number of soldiers returned #http://t.co/wTdB3bwq7e

1:45 PM - 24 Sep 2015

Wreaths
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Armistice Day in the news
By Katccl

How did people react to the news that war had ended in November 1918 and how did they commemorate? Newspapers of the time tell the story.

Priest diary
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The diary of Lester Priest, 1915
By Donna R

"It will be a change to do something instead of sitting in a trench. I believe it will be our last scrap here ... "

Nurses' Memorial Chapel, Christchurch Hospital, Riccarton Avenue ca. 1930 Nurses’ Memorial Chapel, Christchurch Hospital, Riccarton Avenue
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The sinking of the Marquette 23 Oct 1915
By Katccl

The Nurses' Memorial Chapel is one of the most precious historic buildings in New Zealand. Find more about the women it commemorates.

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