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WORD Christchurch - 24 to 28 August

The WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival is on NOW! Join in - 80 events & 100 speakers. Read our Festival frontline news.

About New Zealand Fashion

It's New Zealand Fashion Week and we've got resources on New Zealand fashion designers, fashion history and more.

Quick questions: WORD Chch writers

Read our quick questions with writers coming to WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival this month.

Nellie Belle Black Hole Blues Heartland Britt-Marie Was Here And I Darken Smoke Gets in your Eyes Hera Lindsay Bird Hot Dog Taste Test And the Sun Shines Now All at Sea The Truth Isn't Always Ornamental Strangerland The Americans

Stuff we love: August 2016

recommended by StaffPickles

Our team share the stuff they are loving this month. A Staff Pickles list.

New titles - August 2016

Here's our fab lineup of new things - eAudiobooks, eBooks, DVDs, CDs, fiction, non-fiction, large print - and stuff for kids and teens.

Kids
Community
Reading in mind
Article
Reading in Mind

The Reading in Mind mental health book scheme recommends books on a range of mental health issues.

New Brighton
Resource
New Brighton Library at 60 Brighton Mall

Our popup library at 60 Brighton Mall is now open. Hours are from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Springbok Tour poster collection
Online Resource
Poster Collection: 1981 Springbok Tour

In July, August and September 1981, NZ experienced civil disturbance as the South African rugby team toured the country.

Woman in wheelchair
Blogpost
Podcast - Disability rights
By Moata

The latest podcast from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia, focusing on disability rights & the NZ Disability Strategy

Captain Thomas White and whānau
Event
Introduction to Local & Family History
Sep 8th | 10:30am - 11:30am

Learn about our local history including Sydenham Cemetery, and hear from Lynda Sawyers about her experience researching family history.

E-Resources
Blogpost
Punker than Punk ... Rock's Backpages
By Devilstatedan

Dan finds all about The Saints in Rock's Backpages.

Blogpost
Punker than Punk ... Rock's Backpages
By Devilstatedan

Dan finds all about The Saints in Rock's Backpages.

News
New: Scientific American Archive

The newest arrival to the eResource family is the online archive of Scientific American magazine.

News
New: Scientific American Archive

The newest arrival to the eResource family is the online archive of Scientific American magazine.

Blogpost
PressDisplay is evolving!
By Finnerty75

One of our most popular eResources is changing its name and adding some new features. Read our post for more information.

Blogpost
PressDisplay is evolving!
By Finnerty75

One of our most popular eResources is changing its name and adding some new features. Read our post for more information.

Blogpost
Recent eAudiobooks from BorrowBox
By Paulccl

Browse some of the newest eAudiobooks in our collection.

Blogpost
Recent eAudiobooks from BorrowBox
By Paulccl

Browse some of the newest eAudiobooks in our collection.

Blogpost
Time Magazine Archive
By Finnerty75

We now have access to the fully searchable Time Magazine Archive dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through to December 2000.

Blogpost
Time Magazine Archive
By Finnerty75

We now have access to the fully searchable Time Magazine Archive dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through to December 2000.

Māori
Blogpost
Waiora: Te ū kai pō - The Homeland
By Moata

We interview Hone Kouka about his classic play currently being restaged in Christchurch at The Court Theatre.

Blogpost
Waiora: Te ū kai pō - The Homeland
By Moata

We interview Hone Kouka about his classic play currently being restaged in Christchurch at The Court Theatre.

Blogpost
Haere rā Peter Gossage
By Donna R

Haere rā to writer and illustrator Peter Gossage. He was renowned for retelling the myths of Aotearoa in a simple and striking way.

Blogpost
Haere rā Peter Gossage
By Donna R

Haere rā to writer and illustrator Peter Gossage. He was renowned for retelling the myths of Aotearoa in a simple and striking way.

Blogpost
The Dead Lands: Making a movie in te reo
By Moata

We talk to director Toa Fraser about his 2014 Māori martial arts film, The Dead Lands and what it's like making a movie completely in Māori.

Blogpost
The Dead Lands: Making a movie in te reo
By Moata

We talk to director Toa Fraser about his 2014 Māori martial arts film, The Dead Lands and what it's like making a movie completely in Māori.

Blogpost
Wā kōrero (storytimes) at home
By Cclstaff

Didn't make it to our bilingual storytimes during Māori Language Week? Then create your own at home with these suggested stories and music.

Blogpost
Wā kōrero (storytimes) at home
By Cclstaff

Didn't make it to our bilingual storytimes during Māori Language Week? Then create your own at home with these suggested stories and music.

Teens
Pokemon event
Event
Pokémon Event at Shirley Library
Aug 27th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Pokémon activities like 3D printing, learn to draw Pokémon, and more. And we'll be dropping lures at the library Pokéstop.

Ted Dawe
Blogpost
Beautiful but doomed: Devon Santos
By Katccl

Ted Dawe is coming to the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival this month, so I got up to date ...

Dr G
Website
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.

Being Jazz Love Blind Run Lily and Dunkin Three Truths and A Lie Radio Silence
Staff List
Diverse books: LGBT 2016

recommended by ChristchurchTeens

Diverse reading - Books that have gay, lesbian, bi, transsexual, asexual, or characters who don't fit the 'straight & cisgender' mould.

Girls sitting
Resource
Writing competitions for teens

Check out our list of national and international writing competitions for teens.

WW100
http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/heritage/photos/disc3/img0049.asp
Blogpost
A disastrous day, The Somme
By Katccl

The Battle of The Somme began 100 years ago. The first day of the battle, 1 July, was utterly disastrous with staggering losses.

Anthony Wilding
Blogpost
Anthony Wilding, killed in action
By Cccrose

Anthony Wilding was the first and, so far, the only New Zealander to win a Wimbledon championship. He was killed in action, 9 May 1915.

Clarkson
Blogpost
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.

Bridge of Remembrance
Website
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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