Featured events
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Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival

Kia ora. Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa and Waitaha rohe present Te Matatini at Ōtautahi. It is on at North Hagley Park from 4 to 8 March.

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Big Bargain Book Sale

Our 2015 book sale will be held at the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre 20 & 21 March.

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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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Reading to dogs

Book a session at a library - your child can read to a furry friend and have fun while improving their reading skills.

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Less Snoring, Better Sleep, More Energy!

Come & hear Tess Graham, author of Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnoea, talk about the easy steps to QUIET, restful sleep and more energy.

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Kids
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Seaweek

Kiwis love the sea and luckily we have a chance to properly celebrate it every year with Seaweek.

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Read Around the World

Read Around the World with our reading competition!

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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.

Library kids
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New titles for kids

Browse the latest books and DVDs for kids.

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New Titles

Explore all the stuff that has arrived in our libraries this month.

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Join the Library

Join the library - it is free and opens up a world of learning and fun.

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Newsletters

Browse our selection of email newsletters - from Armchair Travel to Thrillers and Suspense.

E-Resources
Lynda.com
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Lynda.com

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

Kids' homework e-resources
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Homework e-resources for kids

Make learning effective and fun with these e-resources for kids.

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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 eResources
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Family History eResources

Try the family history eResources in our libraries.

Christchurch
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Big Bargain Book Sale

Our 2015 book sale will be held at the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March.

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Spectrum Street Art Festival

Oi You presents Spectrum Street Art Festival in Christchurch. Explore our street art resources, with a focus on the local.

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Christchurch Street and Place Names

Discover the origins of our Christchurch street and place names.

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Canterbury writers

Authors with a Canterbury connection.

recommended by ChristchurchLib

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People

Take a look back at Christchurch people who did interesting things.

Learning
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Science Alive Under 5 Fest

Science Alive Under 5 Fest is coming up from 6 to 12 March. There will be science activities, a petting zoo, storytimes and more!

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Preschool storytime and babytimes

Babytimes / Wā Pēpi and Storytimes / Wā Kōrero 2015 sessions start on Monday 9 February and run during school terms.

Lynda.com
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Lynda.com

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

2D to 3D
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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.

Teens
Armageddon 2015
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Armageddon 2015

The Armageddon Expo brings together comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, manga, stars of film and TV, and lots more.

Summertime Sounds Teen Music Competition
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Summertime Sounds Competition for Teens

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

Best of 2014
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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.

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Culture Galore 2015 poster
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Culture Galore Saturday 7 March

Culture Galore is an outdoor multicultural festival held at Ray Blank Park in Ilam, Saturday 7 March, 12 to 4pm.

Cricket
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Cricket

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 starts this week. Explore our cricket-related resources.

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

Book
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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.

Community
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International Women's Day - Sunday 8 Mar

WORD Christchurch and UC College of Arts present How To Be a Feminist on International Women’s Day, Sunday 8 March. Find out more.

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Canterbury WEA Centenary Celebrations

The Canterbury WEA is turning 100! Find out how to join in the celebrations.

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World Languages Collection

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

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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.

WW100
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Military historian Peter Hart interview

Find out more about the First World War - Librarian Kat Moody interviews Peter Hart, Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum.

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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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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.

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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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