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Antarctica and Days of Ice

Explore Days of Ice between 29 September and 9 October and be inspired by our city’s links to Antarctica.

Weaving magic this Arachtober

Guest post from Dr Fiona R. Cross - Doctor Spider - about what's happening in libraries this Arachtober and recommended spider reading.

Local elections - on until 12noon Saturday 8 October

Take a stand for your future. Find out everything you need to know about voting. You can return votes to libraries during opening hours.

Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti - Fijian Language Week

Ni sa bula kece sara. Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti - Fijian Language Week is on each year in October.

Rangatahi - Teens

Teen Scene newsletter

Stories from a teenage point of view. Discover your next great read with our latest Teen Scene newsletter.

Te Ao Māori

Bilingual Story Cards

Ignite imagination and improve literacy with our bilingual story cards for tamariki. Available at libraries for $19 from Monday 12 September

Tamariki - Kids

School holidays October 2022

School holiday fun and learning. Bookings are open now for our bookable programmes, some are free. You can also drop in for free activities.

Local history

Christchurch Heritage Festival - 7 to 24 October 2022

Explore the interesting and fun local history events, exhibitions, and activities on at the Christchurch Heritage Festival.

The library subscribes to eResources so that you can access them for free. All you need is your library card number and password / PIN.



Explore our recommended reading in fiction and non-fiction: literary prizes, WORD Christchurch literary events, new titles, booklists, and more.

Featured non-fiction

Popular science reading guide

Popular science takes science and makes it engaging and interesting to read. We recommend some great popular science titles and authors.

Featured fiction

Horror fiction reading guide

Recommended reading lists for a range of horror fiction sub-genres, horror authors to try, and other horrific resources.


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