Parklands Library closes for six months of repairs at 4pm Saturday 17 November.

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Tūranga, your central library, will be open on Show Day Friday 16 November from 10am to 5pm. All other libraries will be closed for the public holiday.

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Parklands Library to close for repairs

Parklands Library will close 4pm Sat 17 Nov for six months as it undergoes a major upgrade & repairs. Mobile library will provide services.

Spark Jump Workshops at Hornby & Linwood

Spark Jump is designed to get families in low-income communities with the care of children (0 to 18) online. Find out if you are eligible.

Recommended

Local History

Inside the Four Avenues Inside the Four Avenues

The Christchurch Documentary Project looks at life in the inner city. Exhibition opens Wednesday 21 November, 5.30pm at Tūranga.
The Christchurch Documentary Project looks at life in the inner city. Exhibition opens Wednesday 21 November, 5.30pm at Tūranga.

Strength and Perseverance: exhibition Strength and Perseverance: exhibition

Oct 18th | 9:00am - Feb 28th | 8:00pm
Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2,…
A digital exhibition about the fight for women's rights and independence. It explores what has been achieved and how we got here.
A digital exhibition about the fight for women's rights and independence. It explores what has been achieved and how we got here.

University students champagne breakfast University students champagne breakfast

Students having a champagne breakfast on the Deans Ave/Blenheim Road roundabout, 1983. An image from the Discovery Wall website.
Students having a champagne breakfast on the Deans Ave/Blenheim Road roundabout, 1983. An image from the Discovery Wall website.

Before Tūranga - The Coachman Inn Before Tūranga - The Coachman Inn

By Moata
The history of the hotels that stood at 144 Gloucester Street - The Criterion, The New Criterion, The Dominion, and The Coachman Inn.
The history of the hotels that stood at 144 Gloucester Street - The Criterion, The New Criterion, The Dominion, and The Coachman Inn.

Discovery Wall Discovery Wall

Tūranga is the home of New Zealand’s largest digital touchwall. Find out more, and how you can contribute to this unique heritage resource.
Tūranga is the home of New Zealand’s largest digital touchwall. Find out more, and how you can contribute to this unique heritage resource.

What's On

Parklands Library to close for repairs Parklands Library to close for repairs

Parklands Library will close 4pm Sat 17 Nov for six months as it undergoes a major upgrade & repairs. Mobile library will provide services.
Parklands Library will close 4pm Sat 17 Nov for six months as it undergoes a major upgrade & repairs. Mobile library will provide services.

Inside the Four Avenues Inside the Four Avenues

The Christchurch Documentary Project looks at life in the inner city. Exhibition opens Wednesday 21 November, 5.30pm at Tūranga.
The Christchurch Documentary Project looks at life in the inner city. Exhibition opens Wednesday 21 November, 5.30pm at Tūranga.

Join the library Join the library

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.

Typical Coaster - Phil Walsh author talk Typical Coaster - Phil Walsh author talk

Phil will share yarns about growing up on the West Coast, & discuss experiences of his grandfather's Alzheimers. (Fri 9 Nov & Weds 21 Nov)
Phil will share yarns about growing up on the West Coast, & discuss experiences of his grandfather's Alzheimers. (Fri 9 Nov & Weds 21 Nov)

uncover - huraina uncover - huraina

The latest copy of the free library magazine uncover - huraina is online, or pick up a paper copy from your library.
The latest copy of the free library magazine uncover - huraina is online, or pick up a paper copy from your library.

Kids

Best and Worst Children's Books of 2018 Best and Worst Children's Books of 2018

Nov 20th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
This Canterbury Literacy Association event brings together teachers, librarians, writers, booksellers and more to celebrate the best books.
This Canterbury Literacy Association event brings together teachers, librarians, writers, booksellers and more to celebrate the best books.

Interview with Steph Matuku Interview with Steph Matuku

Steph Matuku has two books out at the moment, one for kids and one for young adults. She answered our questions about life and writing.
Steph Matuku has two books out at the moment, one for kids and one for young adults. She answered our questions about life and writing.

Nutcracker diorama – A family challenge Nutcracker diorama – A family challenge

See the winners & entrants in our Nutcracker diorama family challenge on display in the Library at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre 9 to 27 Nov.
See the winners & entrants in our Nutcracker diorama family challenge on display in the Library at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre 9 to 27 Nov.

Just for Kids Just for Kids

Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more
Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more

An interview with Rhys Darby An interview with Rhys Darby

By Kimccl
Funnyman Rhys Darby has teamed up with Scholastic in a fun new fiction series for kids. He talked to us about it.
Funnyman Rhys Darby has teamed up with Scholastic in a fun new fiction series for kids. He talked to us about it.

eResources

Libby for travelling families 方便旅行家庭的电子 Libby for travelling families 方便旅行家庭的电子

旅行的季节又到了!很多华人朋友都利用孩子假期、圣诞节和春节回国探亲或出国旅游。有时在图书馆遇到华人顾客因出国前忘记还书需交超期罚款很是同情。自己也曾在回国时为找孩子的英文阅读材料煞费苦心。其实,这些问题都可以用图书馆的电子资源eResources 解决。OverDrive…
旅行的季节又到了!很多华人朋友都利用孩子假期、圣诞节和春节回国探亲或出国旅游。有时在图书馆遇到华人顾客因出国前忘记还书需交超期罚款很是同情。自己也曾在回国时为找孩子的英文阅读材料煞费苦心。其实,这些问题都可以用图书馆的电子资源eResources 解决。OverDrive…

Just for Kids Just for Kids

Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more
Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more

eMagazines eMagazines

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

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 ...

Tutor available 24/7 - Lynda.com Tutor available 24/7 - Lynda.com

Have you started studying this year and feel a little out of your depth? Here is something to help you be at the top of the class.
Have you started studying this year and feel a little out of your depth? Here is something to help you be at the top of the class.

Māori

Parihaka Parihaka

There was a peaceful resistance to a militia invasion of Taranaki settlement Parihaka 5 November 1881. Discover the Christchurch connection.
There was a peaceful resistance to a militia invasion of Taranaki settlement Parihaka 5 November 1881. Discover the Christchurch connection.

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu Tāngata Ngāi Tahu

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu. Volume One is a new book celebrating the rich and diverse lives of fifty people of Ngāi Tahu.
Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu. Volume One is a new book celebrating the rich and diverse lives of fifty people of Ngāi Tahu.

Pūtoi - Family learning time Pūtoi - Family learning time

Nov 25th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tūranga
Every month learn about a different kaupapa Māori (Māori subject) in a whānau-friendly environment. Places are limited so bookings required.
Every month learn about a different kaupapa Māori (Māori subject) in a whānau-friendly environment. Places are limited so bookings required.

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.

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.

Teens

Women of the World: Pounamu Gracie Women of the World: Pounamu Gracie

Nov 8th | 9:00am - Nov 30th | 6:00pm
New Brighton Library
Women of the World is an exhibition of works by 15 year old local artist Pounamu Gracie.
Women of the World is an exhibition of works by 15 year old local artist Pounamu Gracie.

RHS Book Club October 2018 RHS Book Club October 2018

recommended by UpperRiccartonLibrary
It's the last book club of the year for our seniors, and the last book club EVER for some of our Year 13s ...
It's the last book club of the year for our seniors, and the last book club EVER for some of our Year 13s ...

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.

Things to see and do around Tūranga Things to see and do around Tūranga

Tūranga - your new central library - opens this weekend! Check out more cool stuff to discover when you are in town this weekend.
Tūranga - your new central library - opens this weekend! Check out more cool stuff to discover when you are in town this weekend.
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