Papanui Library will be closed from Weds 12 August for earthquake repairs. It will reopen Mon 12 Oct. Holds can be collected from Fendalton Library unless you choose an alternative.
Take a walk with us on the dark side. Explore Magpie Hall by Rachael King - family secrets, taxidermy, Victorian tattooing, & Gothic novels.
Browse our lists of new stuff - fiction, non-fiction, CDs, DVDs, kids, teens and more.
In 1879 a young man named Henry Garmston Bottle undertook a great, but not uncommon journey from London to Lyttelton aboard the Himalaya.
As winter drags on and we long for warm sunny days at the beach and outdoor entertaining around the bbq, consider this: mulled wine or hot…
We're all very excited to hear New Zealand author Anna Smaill is on the longlist for the Man Booker Prize for her book The Chimes.
The fabulous community library at Parklands is celebrating ten years. There are some events on this week - come along and join in.
Papanui Library will be closed for repairs from Wednesday 12 August 2015. It is scheduled to reopen Monday 12 October 2015.
Visit CINCH, a one-stop online community directory with thousands of community organisations, clubs and continuing education providers.
Find out about the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, and Christchurch commemorations.
Justices of the Peace and Citizens Advice Bureau staff are available at some libraries to offer assistance.
William Burn was the first New Zealand airman ever to be killed in action. Find out more about his life and tragic death.
Now is the ideal time to start some research into those who served in the First World War.
This resource aims to raise awareness of the impacts and causes of the First World War. It is focused on Canterbury's involvement.
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
Browse our collection of First World War images.
Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is finished, but don't stop now. Use your newly learned kupu and vastly improved pronunciation!
A selection of classic picture books in Te Reo Māori. A Christchurch City Libraries list.
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I love the Māori Dictionary. Here's some social media and technology words in te reo Māori.
Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
Come and discover Te Whata Raki. Learn about some traditional stories, told through waiata, pictures and other web resources.
Te 'Epetoma o Te Reo Kūki 'Āirani. Aranui Library will be hosting a Cook Islands Māori Language storytime Thursday 6 August, 11am-11.30am.
Book now for free workshops for kids and teens with writers Karen Healey, Desna Wallace, and Natalie King - Saturday 8 August.
Reading to dogs is on at Upper Riccarton, South, and Shirley. Book now, it is a fun way to help kids get reading aloud.
If you like a bit of a giggle with your kids, here's a couple of subject headings you might like.
When a child turns four years old, they can come into any Christchurch City Library and pick up a free Ready for Reading pack.
Access every weekly issue of The Economist between 1843 and 2011 with the fully searchable Economist Historical Archive.
Unlimited copies of Magpie Hall eBook are available for the whole of August thanks to Wheelers and Penguin Random House. Borrow now.
A stunning array of new titles have been added to Zinio eMagazines.
Access to the digital archive of the world-renowned magazine National Geographic from 1888 to the current issue.
Explore full-page replicas of newspaper and magazine current print editions. PressDisplay has more than 3000 newspapers and 800 magazines.
Two teenagers who have debilitating, isolating illnesses forge a friendship as penpals. But is there more than this connnecting them?
All the zombie-related reading and viewing you could want. Our picks of the best of the shambling undead.
This month's Teen Scene features difficult family relationships, an opposites-attract romance, and an intriguing retelling of Red Riding Ho…
An interview with the editor of online literary mag, Starling, which is looking for young writers to publish. You could be one of them!
Dr G is here to provide support and suggestions for any genuine problem you may have with health, sexual health or relationship issues.
We are running two Family History programmes during August. It’s all about discovering our family stories.
Access to the Lynda.com video library of courses and tutorials on software, technology, creative and business skills.
Explore our classes and courses for 2015.
An interactive and fun way for those aged 6-14 to improve their math skills with activities, tests and quizzes.
Explore online courses you can access - all you need is your library card and PIN.
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