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Kia ora

Welcome to our new library website. Explore what's new and improved, find out more, and let us know what you think.

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New titles December 2014

Explore our new titles: new stuff for kids and young adults, audio & video, digital, fiction, large print, and non-fiction.

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Join the Library

Join the library - it is free and opens up a world of learning and fun.

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Newsletters

Browse our selection of email newsletters - from Armchair Travel to Thrillers and Suspense.

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Freegal - free music MP3s

Download free MP3s with Freegal.

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E-Resources
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Advice on choosing an eBook device

Want to get an eReader this Christmas? Find out how to pick one that you can use to download library eBooks.

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E-Resources A to Z

Explore our complete list of e-Resources.

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Library Press Display

Large digital international newspaper and magazine library with full-page replicas of current print editions.

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Zinio for Libraries

Access hundreds of popular eMagazines covering a range of subjects and including popular NZ titles.

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National Geographic Virtual Library

Access to the digital archive of the world-renowned magazine National Geographic from 1888 to the current issue.

Kids
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Summertime Reading Club

Our annual Summertime Reading programme is about to get underway again for kids between 5 and 12 years old inclusive.

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Holiday programmes

Explore our holiday programmes for the 2014/2015 summer holidays.

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New titles for kids

Browse the latest books and DVDs for kids.

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Holiday Reading 2014

Find the year's best reads for kids and teens on our Holiday Reading list.

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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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Freegal

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

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Ma1co1m's Best Comics of 2014

"So many great comics this year. It was real tough whittling them down to just 12 (sorry Mr Lemire). But here goes..."

recommended by ma1co1m

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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.

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New titles for kids

Here is the latest new stuff for kids - CDs, DVDs, picture books, and books for older children.

News
Email newsletters

Find out about the latest releases and place a hold, all in one go. We have newsletters on fiction, non-fiction, kids & teens and more.

WW100
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Kit from the Great War

An exhibition of Christmas cards, uniforms and equipment of New Zealand soldiers when they landed in Gallipoli in April 2015.

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Remembering the First World War 1914-18

Explore our resources on the First World War as New Zealand commemorates WW100 - the First World War centenary.

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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

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General histories of the First World War

Histories of New Zealand's involvement in the First World War. A Christchurch City Libraries list.

recommended by ChristchurchLib

Teens
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Holiday Reading 2014

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

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WW100 - First World War Fiction for Young…

Shirley Library's favourite stories for young adults set during the First World War.

recommended by Shirley_Library

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What's on

What's on for teens in Christchurch.

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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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New titles for teens

New stuff for teens - fiction and non-fiction.

Learning
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2D to 3D

This term our team has been running our very first school programme utilising the Library 3D printer.

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Books and Reading E-Resources

Explore our e-Resources related to books and reading. Includes eBooks.

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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.

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Academic and Research E-Resources

Browse our academic and research related e-Resources.

Māori
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Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Māori resources – language books and courses, quizzes, stories and information on our Māori signage and library names.

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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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Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori

Browse our list of the 16 finalists in the Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards 2014.

recommended by ChristchurchLib

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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.

Christchurch
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Underground Overground Archaeology

This display at South Library showcases Christchurch artefacts excavated here over the last year and the stories they can tell us.

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Christchurch Photo Hunt 2014 winners

The Christchurch Photo Hunt has produced a bumper crop of Christchurch images. View the winning entries.

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Christchurch Stands Tall: A Tower of Giraffes…

Lofty lovelies are at libraries including Lyttelton, South, Aranui, and New Brighton.

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Canterbury writers

Authors with a Canterbury connection.

recommended by ChristchurchLib

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Christchurch Street and Place Names

Discover the origins of our Christchurch street and place names.

Community
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Name this library

We need your creative input - suggest a name for the new library, pool and community facility in Halswell.

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Diamond Harbour Library re-opened

Diamond Harbour Library re-opened for business Thursday 18 December.

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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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New settlers

Kia ora and welcome to Christchurch. We have a range of resources and services on offer to new residents.

Markets, giraffes, & more #http://t.co/SAfvlL0tHo New photos just posted on our Flickr. ^DR pic.twitter.com/ZTmnb6gW5I

11:03 AM - 15 Dec 2014

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