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Most popular nonfiction titles 2016

What books did Christchurch readers love in 2016? Here's a list of the most popular nonfiction titles at Christchurch City Libraries.

Most popular fiction titles 2016

What fiction titles did Christchurch readers love in 2016? Here's a list of the most popular fiction at Christchurch City Libraries.

Tell you what #AotearoaReads

I confess I didn't read all of the books in my eyewateringly large pile of holiday reads. But I went all #AotearoaReads and it was ACE.

New titles - January 2017

Here are the new arrivals for 2017 - books, eBooks, eAudiobooks, CDs, DVDs, large print, fiction, non-fiction, & stuff for kids and teens.

Summer reading, had me a blast

Moata reviews her summer reading - fantasy fiction, a different look at a sci-fi classic, actorly memoirs and more.

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E-Resources
Your library 24/7 Your library 24/7
Read, enjoy and travel. Give eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines a go!
Read, enjoy and travel. Give eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines a go!
70 new eMagazines 70 new eMagazines
Zinio for Libraries has added 70 new eMagazines to its collection, including British Vogue, North & South, and New Zealand Listener.
Zinio for Libraries has added 70 new eMagazines to its collection, including British Vogue, North & South, and New Zealand Listener.
The best of British eBooks - Askews The best of British eBooks - Askews
By Finnerty75
Askews which primarily provides access to British content that is out of print or can not be found in OverDrive.
Askews which primarily provides access to British content that is out of print or can not be found in OverDrive.
Wheelers eBooks Wheelers eBooks
A free eBook service of fiction and non–fiction titles. The collection focuses on New Zealand titles.
A free eBook service of fiction and non–fiction titles. The collection focuses on New Zealand titles.
OverDrive OverDrive
Free downloadable eBook & eAudiobook collection containing thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, young adults & children.
Free downloadable eBook & eAudiobook collection containing thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, young adults & children.
Kids
Summertime Reading Club Summertime Reading Club
Our annual Summertime Reading Club for kids between 5 and 13 years old is underway. It goes from Friday 16 Dec 2016 until 31 Jan 2017.
Our annual Summertime Reading Club for kids between 5 and 13 years old is underway. It goes from Friday 16 Dec 2016 until 31 Jan 2017.
Most popular titles for kids 2016 Most popular titles for kids 2016
What books did Christchurch kids love in 2016? Here's a list of the most popular titles for kids and teens at Christchurch City Libraries.
What books did Christchurch kids love in 2016? Here's a list of the most popular titles for kids and teens at Christchurch City Libraries.
Science Alive Science Alive
After school learning with the excellent Science Alive educators at 5 of our libraries. Science Snippets are back from 7 February.
After school learning with the excellent Science Alive educators at 5 of our libraries. Science Snippets are back from 7 February.
Favourite Books for Yr 7 & 8s
recommended by KateCCL
Are you 11-13 years old? Are you looking for your next great read? Have a look at the favourite books of some Year 7 & 8.
Are you 11-13 years old? Are you looking for your next great read? Have a look at the favourite books of some Year 7 & 8.
Recommended Read-Aloud Picture Books
recommended by ChristchurchKids
Our picks of popular picture books and novelty children's books from 2016.
Our picks of popular picture books and novelty children's books from 2016.
Teens
Year 9 students pick 2016's best books
recommended by ChristchurchTeens
Ever wondered what a whole class of year nine students might choose as their best reads of 2016? Find out!
Ever wondered what a whole class of year nine students might choose as their best reads of 2016? Find out!
Favourite Books for Yr 7 & 8s
recommended by KateCCL
Are you 11-13 years old? Are you looking for your next great read? Have a look at the favourite books of some Year 7 & 8 students.
Are you 11-13 years old? Are you looking for your next great read? Have a look at the favourite books of some Year 7 & 8 students.
Amazing Pop Art and Surrealism Amazing Pop Art and Surrealism
Dec 14th | 9:00am - Feb 1st | 5:00pm
Papanui Library
This exhibition shows off the work of Year 10 students at Papanui High School, who have been investigating Pop Art and Surrealism.
This exhibition shows off the work of Year 10 students at Papanui High School, who have been investigating Pop Art and Surrealism.
Podcast - Youth engagement in elections Podcast - Youth engagement in elections
By Moata
The latest podcast from human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. With recommended reading and resources.
The latest podcast from human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. With recommended reading and resources.
Summer Writing School for Youth 2017 Summer Writing School for Youth 2017
By Kimccl
Interested in improving your writing? We interview the directors of The School For Young Writers about their Summer programme.
Interested in improving your writing? We interview the directors of The School For Young Writers about their Summer programme.
Māori
Living by the moon by Wiremu Tāwhai Living by the moon by Wiremu Tāwhai
By Maatakiwi
Maatakiwi reviews a book about traditional Māori knowledge and the lunar calendar.
Maatakiwi reviews a book about traditional Māori knowledge and the lunar calendar.
Te Whata Raki Te Whata Raki
Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.
Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.
Prisoners from Parihaka in Christchurch Prisoners from Parihaka in Christchurch
By Moata
After the invasion of Parihaka, 5 November 1881, Māori leaders Te Whiti and Tohu were imprisoned in Addington Gaol.
After the invasion of Parihaka, 5 November 1881, Māori leaders Te Whiti and Tohu were imprisoned in Addington Gaol.
Tī Kōuka Whenua Tī Kōuka Whenua
Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
Parihaka - Christchurch City Libraries
recommended by ChristchurchLib
A collection of resources exploring the Crown's invasion of Parihaka Pā, a non-violent settlement in Taranaki, on 5th of November 1881.
A collection of resources exploring the Crown's invasion of Parihaka Pā, a non-violent settlement in Taranaki, on 5th of November 1881.
WW100
Yours truly, Cecil 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.
Cecil Malthus spent three years in service in the 1st Canterbury Battalion during the First World War. Read his letters, hear his story.
Finding your First World War soldier Finding your First World War soldier
Now is the ideal time to start some research into those who served in the First World War.
Now is the ideal time to start some research into those who served in the First World War.
The stories behind the letters The stories behind the letters
By Ccleditor
A recent addition to our digital collection: Letters and memorabilia from the Clarkson family. Explore the stories behind the letters.
A recent addition to our digital collection: Letters and memorabilia from the Clarkson family. Explore the stories behind the letters.
Portraits of First World War service Portraits of First World War service
By Paulccl
We have added to our collection a series of photos of local men who served in the First World War.
We have added to our collection a series of photos of local men who served in the First World War.
Remembering the Somme Remembering the Somme
By Alireadsccl
15 September marks the day the New Zealand infantry joined the battle of the Somme - we remember Christchurch soldiers who died on that day.
15 September marks the day the New Zealand infantry joined the battle of the Somme - we remember Christchurch soldiers who died on that day.
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