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Community Read 7 August - Magpie Hall

Take a walk with us on the dark side. Explore Magpie Hall by Rachael King - family secrets, taxidermy, Victorian tattooing, & Gothic novels.

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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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The shipboard diary of Henry Bottle

By Moata

In 1879 a young man named Henry Garmston Bottle undertook a great, but not uncommon journey from London to Lyttelton aboard the Himalaya.

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Winter Warmers

By Ruby2shoesnz

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…

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Anna Smaill on Man Booker Prize longlist

By Donna R

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.

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Wreaths
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Christchurch aviator William Burn

William Burn was the first New Zealand airman ever to be killed in action. Find out more about his life and tragic death.

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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.

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WW100 teaching resource

This resource aims to raise awareness of the impacts and causes of the First World War. It is focused on Canterbury's involvement.

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The march of the 16th Infantry to reinforce the ANZACS through Manchester Street to Railway Station, Christchurch [16 or 17 Aug. 1916] CCL PhotoCD 14 IMG0072
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World War One photographs

Browse our collection of First World War images.

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Māori
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Te Reo Māori, ake, ake, ake
By Moata

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is finished, but don't stop now. Use your newly learned kupu and vastly improved pronunciation!

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Reo Māori modern classic picture books

A selection of classic picture books in Te Reo Māori. A Christchurch City Libraries list.

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Social media & tech in te reo Māori
By Donna R

I love the Māori Dictionary. Here's some social media and technology words in te reo Māori.

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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 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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Cook Islands
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Cook Islands Language Week 2015
By Moata

Te 'Epetoma o Te Reo Kūki 'Āirani. Aranui Library will be hosting a Cook Islands Māori Language storytime Thursday 6 August, 11am-11.30am.

NZ book awards for children and YA event
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Cool author events at Shirley Library
By Zackids

Book now for free workshops for kids and teens with writers Karen Healey, Desna Wallace, and Natalie King - Saturday 8 August.

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Reading to dogs

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

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Farty pants
By Donna R

If you like a bit of a giggle with your kids, here's a couple of subject headings you might like.

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Ready for reading

When a child turns four years old, they can come into any Christchurch City Library and pick up a free Ready for Reading pack.

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E-Resources
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Economist Historical Archive

Access every weekly issue of The Economist between 1843 and 2011 with the fully searchable Economist Historical Archive.

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Unlimited eBooks of Magpie Hall - August

Unlimited copies of Magpie Hall eBook are available for the whole of August thanks to Wheelers and Penguin Random House. Borrow now.

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New Zinio eMagazines

A stunning array of new titles have been added to Zinio eMagazines.

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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.

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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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Because you'll never meet me by Leah Thomas
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Because you'll never meet me

Two teenagers who have debilitating, isolating illnesses forge a friendship as penpals. But is there more than this connnecting them?

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Zombies!

All the zombie-related reading and viewing you could want. Our picks of the best of the shambling undead.

Teen Scene July 2015
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Teen Scene newsletter
By Vanessa

This month's Teen Scene features difficult family relationships, an opposites-attract romance, and an intriguing retelling of Red Riding Ho…

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Wanted: Young writers for literary mag

An interview with the editor of online literary mag, Starling, which is looking for young writers to publish. You could be one of them!

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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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Don’t forget your family, yeah
By Knit1purl1

We are running two Family History programmes during August. It’s all about discovering our family stories.

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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.

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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Online courses

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

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