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Treaty of Waitangi

Friday 6 February is Waitangi Day. All our libraries will be closed. Find out more about our founding document Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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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 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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Te Kupu o te Wiki

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

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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.

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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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Learning Centre and library classes 2015

Explore our classes and courses for 2015.

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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 eResources

Explore our eResources 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.

Kids
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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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Treaty of Waitangi for kids

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

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New titles for kids

Browse the latest books and DVDs for kids.

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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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Homework

Help for kids to get their homework done.

E-Resources
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.

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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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EResources A to Z

Explore our complete list of eResources.

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.

Family History e-resources
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Family History eResources

Try the family history eResources in our libraries.

Teens
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Summertime Sounds Competition for Teens

Compose a theme song or playlist for your favourite teen novel.

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Best of 2014 for teens

The results of our Best of 2014 poll. As voted for by the young adult borrowers at Shirley Library.

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Holiday Reading 2014

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.

WW100
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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.

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.

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

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First World War - Nurses

Resources about nurses who served during the First World War. Compiled as part of a WW100 Teaching Resource.

recommended by SouthLearningCentre

Christchurch
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Christchurch Street and Place Names

Discover the origins of our Christchurch street and place names.

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Summertimes

Ngā rā ō Hine-raumati. In January we celebrate all the fun of summer as we jump into 2015.

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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.

Christchurch Photo Hunt 2014 winners
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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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Canterbury writers

Authors with a Canterbury connection.

recommended by ChristchurchLib

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Freegal
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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.

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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.

Community
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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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New settlers

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

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World Languages Collection

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

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

Featured events
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Sparks

The Sparks concert features classical music, popular tunes and stunning fireworks.

Underground Overground Archaeology
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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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SCIRT World Buskers Festival

The SCIRT World Buskers Festival is a Christchurch tradition. It is the largest outdoor festival in New Zealand.

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Kit from the Great War

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

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