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NZ Music Month

Find out about NZ Music Month - Come along to gigs in your libraries, and explore our NZ music resources.

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Popular music in New Zealand from 1900

Explore our history of New Zealand music in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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New titles

Browse our lists of new stuff - fiction, non-fiction, CDs, DVDs, kids, teens and more.

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Music images

Browse our sampler of photographs with music related subjects.

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Haruki Murakami and bridge building

"I can still vividly remember how and when she introduced me to Haruki Murakami ..."

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Music eResources

Discover our music eResources - Music Online, Naxos, Oxford Music Online, and more.

Family HIstory eResources
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MyHeritage - new for Family History

MyHeritage is available from home. Try our other family history eResources in our libraries.

Dragonsource Chinese eMagazines
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Dragonsource - Chinese eMagazines

300种在线中文期刊, 支持简体和繁体, 提供原貌版, 文本版和语音版阅读!

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Lynda.com

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

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.

Kids
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Primary Science Week

Primary Science Week is on from Monday 4 to Friday 8 May. This year it celebrates Light. Find out the events taking place in Christchurch.

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Reading to dogs

Reading to dogs is back - now it is at Upper Riccarton, South, and Papanui. Book now, it is a fun way to help kids get reading aloud.

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Science Alive

Science Alive is back from 28 April in 10 libraries - after school learning for kids with the excellent Science Alive educators.

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Storytimes and babytimes

Find out about our Babytimes / Wā Pēpi and Storytimes / Wā Kōrero sessions.

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New titles for kids

Browse the latest books and DVDs for kids.

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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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Dystopian young adult fiction series

If you like The Hunger Games, Divergent or The Maze Runner, and you're looking for a new series, try these.

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WW100 - First World War Fiction for Youn…

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

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The Fault in our stars

If you enjoyed The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, you may enjoy these reads.

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Māori
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Māori music — Taonga Pūoro

New Zealand’s musical heritage dates back to the arrival of the first Māori in Aotearoa. Find out more about Taonga Pūoro.

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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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Kapa haka

Lots of people were wowed by Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival. Find out more about kapa haka.

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Toku ara o te reo Māori - te reo journey

Masha's journey from Slovenian, to English, to Te Reo Māori.

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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.

Learning
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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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Online courses

Explore online courses you can access - all you need is your library card and PIN.

A cold wintry morning during the holidays in the cosy Canterbury Children's Library where Story-telling sessions were well attended each day. Many of the childfen combined the story-session with choosing their holiday reading, and others made the trip an opportunity to examine the working meccano models and electric trains. From left: Mari-Ann Fairbairn (aged 9), Thea Clemence (aged 8) and Geoffrey Baker (aged 8) with Miss Shirley Lindsay Reading of the library staff who is just choosing a story.
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Academic and Research eResources

Browse our academic and research related eResources.

Britannica SmartMaths Practice
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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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Edward Aubrey's First World War diary

Edward Aubrey served from 10 February 1916 to 19 February 1919. He kept a diary from May 1917 to November 1917.

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Looking back at the Anzacs

Looking back at the Anzacs - with exhibitions, stories, images and more.

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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.

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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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