Tūranga, your new Central Library, will open Friday 12 Oct. Central Library Peterborough and Central Library Manchester are now closed. Find out more.

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Tūranga Grand Opening Friday 12 October

Tūranga, your central library, opens on Friday 12 October at 1pm and to celebrate, we’re making it a ‘long weekend’ of wonder.

Extended weekend hours for Sumner

Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre will be open 10am to 4pm on both Saturdays and Sundays, from Saturday 18 August.

Technology Programmes

Explore library sessions from basic computer skills to music production. Some are pay-for, & some are free drop-ins. Book your spot now!

Justices of the Peace (JPs)

Justices of the Peace are in regular attendance at some of our libraries. Find out more about JPs, what they do, and where to find them.

What's On

Kids

School holiday programmes 1-12 October School holiday programmes 1-12 October

This school holidays libraries have free bookable activities, pay-for classes that require bookings, and sessions you can just drop in for.
This school holidays libraries have free bookable activities, pay-for classes that require bookings, and sessions you can just drop in for.

The Breeze Walking Festival The Breeze Walking Festival

How to be a Gruffalo Explorer and more fun events at The Breeze Walking Festival - it's on 29 September to 14 October.
How to be a Gruffalo Explorer and more fun events at The Breeze Walking Festival - it's on 29 September to 14 October.

School holidays October 2018 School holidays October 2018

What's on this school holidays for Christchurch kids - holiday programmes and activities, shows and performances for kids, & free fun.
What's on this school holidays for Christchurch kids - holiday programmes and activities, shows and performances for kids, & free fun.

Top Picks Childrens' Books - Sept 2018 Top Picks Childrens' Books - Sept 2018

recommended by KimKids
Highlights from our recent arrivals for children, including titles for a range of ages and New Zealand authors.
Highlights from our recent arrivals for children, including titles for a range of ages and New Zealand authors.

Flash Fiction Holiday Programme Flash Fiction Holiday Programme

Oct 3rd | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Think you can write a short story? What about a SHORT short story? Come on down - FREE, bookings required, ages 11 to 14.
Think you can write a short story? What about a SHORT short story? Come on down - FREE, bookings required, ages 11 to 14.

eResources

eMagazines eMagazines

New eMagazines in the RBDigital Magazines collection - read 'em for free.
New eMagazines in the RBDigital Magazines collection - read 'em for free.

The Suffrage Experiment in New Zealand The Suffrage Experiment in New Zealand

125 years ago - on 19 September 1893 - New Zealand women won the right to vote . Registrations closed six weeks after that date...
125 years ago - on 19 September 1893 - New Zealand women won the right to vote . Registrations closed six weeks after that date...

Drynuary to Movember Drynuary to Movember

Woo hoo it's Spring?! So maybe it's time to adopt a new health kick ... explore our health eResources.
Woo hoo it's Spring?! So maybe it's time to adopt a new health kick ... explore our health eResources.

Playing with genealogy in the library Playing with genealogy in the library

Who are you? Simone has delved into her past using Christchurch City Libraries' family history eResources. Here's what she discovered ...
Who are you? Simone has delved into her past using Christchurch City Libraries' family history eResources. Here's what she discovered ...

givUS givUS

Find out about funding for your group, club, or organisation.
Find out about funding for your group, club, or organisation.

Local History

The Suffrage Experiment in New Zealand The Suffrage Experiment in New Zealand

125 years ago - on 19 September 1893 - New Zealand women won the right to vote . Registrations closed six weeks after that date ...
125 years ago - on 19 September 1893 - New Zealand women won the right to vote . Registrations closed six weeks after that date ...

A Very Big Deal A Very Big Deal

Charles Kingsford-Smith and his crew flew the Southern Cross to Wigram 90 years ago on 11 September 1928
Charles Kingsford-Smith and his crew flew the Southern Cross to Wigram 90 years ago on 11 September 1928

Prisoners planting trees, Hanmer. Prisoners planting trees, Hanmer.

Prisoners planting trees on the Hanmer Plains [ca. 1904]. An image from our Digital Collection.
Prisoners planting trees on the Hanmer Plains [ca. 1904]. An image from our Digital Collection.

Ferrymead: House and hotel Ferrymead: House and hotel

The story of an old house on the banks of the Heathcote River is also the story of early Christchurch.
The story of an old house on the banks of the Heathcote River is also the story of early Christchurch.

Parachutist free-falling Parachutist free-falling

The ZK-AAW was a Gypsy Moth which belonged to the Canterbury Aero Club and was used to train pilots. An image from our Digital Collection.
The ZK-AAW was a Gypsy Moth which belonged to the Canterbury Aero Club and was used to train pilots. An image from our Digital Collection.

Teens

Flash Fiction Holiday Programme Flash Fiction Holiday Programme

Oct 3rd | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Think you can write a short story? What about a SHORT short story? Come on down - FREE, bookings required, ages 11 to 14.
Think you can write a short story? What about a SHORT short story? Come on down - FREE, bookings required, ages 11 to 14.

Zines Zines

Christchurch Zinefest is on this Sunday 30 September. Read our page all about zines to find out more about the local scene.
Christchurch Zinefest is on this Sunday 30 September. Read our page all about zines to find out more about the local scene.

RHS Book Club August 2018 RHS Book Club August 2018

recommended by UpperRiccartonLibrary
Here's what our Book Clubbers have been reading so far this term.
Here's what our Book Clubbers have been reading so far this term.

Christchurch City Libraries for teens Christchurch City Libraries for teens

A guide to the library - from joining & membership, to study & eResources, & library events as well as finding your next great read.
A guide to the library - from joining & membership, to study & eResources, & library events as well as finding your next great read.

WORD Christchurch 2018: Picks for teens WORD Christchurch 2018: Picks for teens

By Alina
Tūranga youth librarians pick their top sessions for teens at the WORD Christchurch Festival 2018.
Tūranga youth librarians pick their top sessions for teens at the WORD Christchurch Festival 2018.

Recommended

New titles - September 2018 New titles - September 2018

Our monthly list of the new audio and video, eAudiobooks, eBooks, fiction, large print, non-fiction, and stuff for kids and teens.
Our monthly list of the new audio and video, eAudiobooks, eBooks, fiction, large print, non-fiction, and stuff for kids and teens.

Mobile Library at 91 Peterborough St Mobile Library at 91 Peterborough St

The Mobile Library will visit the carpark of the former Peterborough library from Tuesday 28 August. Find out what times it will be there.
The Mobile Library will visit the carpark of the former Peterborough library from Tuesday 28 August. Find out what times it will be there.

Stuff we love - September 2018 Stuff we love - September 2018

recommended by StaffPickles
Our team share the stuff they are loving this month.
Our team share the stuff they are loving this month.

Join the library online Join the library online

Join online & start using library eResources straight away! Read newspapers & eBooks, browse mags, listen to eAudiobooks, & do research.
Join online & start using library eResources straight away! Read newspapers & eBooks, browse mags, listen to eAudiobooks, & do research.

Women in foreign worlds Women in foreign worlds

Dystopian fiction with women as the lead character - a clutch of recommended titles for fans of 'The Handmaid's Tale'.
Dystopian fiction with women as the lead character - a clutch of recommended titles for fans of 'The Handmaid's Tale'.

Māori

Podcast – Tā moko Podcast – Tā moko

Sally Carlton talks to an academic, a moko practitioner and a photographer about the meaning and mana of tā moko, traditional Māori tattoo.
Sally Carlton talks to an academic, a moko practitioner and a photographer about the meaning and mana of tā moko, traditional Māori tattoo.

Tī Kōuka Whenua Tī Kōuka Whenua

Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.

Te Ao Hou: WORD Christchurch Festival Te Ao Hou: WORD Christchurch Festival

Alison takes a walking tour of central Christchurch with Joseph Hullen and learns how indigenous identity is being woven into our city.
Alison takes a walking tour of central Christchurch with Joseph Hullen and learns how indigenous identity is being woven into our city.

Kōmako: Reclaiming Māori literature Kōmako: Reclaiming Māori literature

Our Pou Kohikohinga Māori talks about a new online tool that makes finding work by Māori writers easier, and shares her favourite reads.
Our Pou Kohikohinga Māori talks about a new online tool that makes finding work by Māori writers easier, and shares her favourite reads.

New view for tukutuku New view for tukutuku

By Moata
Ten library tukutuku panels that were created as part of a community art project are now on display at Christchurch Art Gallery.
Ten library tukutuku panels that were created as part of a community art project are now on display at Christchurch Art Gallery.
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