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Matariki - Māori New Year 2017

Fun and interesting events in celebration of Māori New Year and Te Iwa o Matariki - The Nine Stars of Matariki.

Temp Bishopdale Library closing 8 July

ōWhatarau: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre is opening on Saturday 22 July 2017 on the site of the former Bishopdale Creche.

CINCH Community Information Christchurch

Visit CINCH, a one-stop online community directory with thousands of community organisations, clubs and continuing education providers.

Podcast: Child poverty & The Budget 2017

Episode from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia with recommended reading on the topics of child poverty and economics.

New Central Library under construction

See the latest photos from the construction site on the Gloucester-Colombo St corner.

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Kids

School holiday events & activities School holiday events & activities

Find out what's on for Christchurch kids in the school holiday. They start on 8 July.
Find out what's on for Christchurch kids in the school holiday. They start on 8 July.

Matariki for Tamariki Matariki for Tamariki

Find out all about the traditions of Māori New Year on our Matariki for Kids page.
Find out all about the traditions of Māori New Year on our Matariki for Kids page.

KidsFest 2017 KidsFest 2017

KidsFest is full of winter holiday fun for kids in Christchurch and Canterbury. It runs from 8 to 22 July. Bookings are open now.
KidsFest is full of winter holiday fun for kids in Christchurch and Canterbury. It runs from 8 to 22 July. Bookings are open now.

Win The Very Hungry Caterpillar tickets Win The Very Hungry Caterpillar tickets

We are running two exciting competitions during June and July this year. Express your creativity and be in to win 1 of 10 family passes.
We are running two exciting competitions during June and July this year. Express your creativity and be in to win 1 of 10 family passes.

Old MacDonald heard a fart Old MacDonald heard a fart

Miss Manners would probably be spinning in her grave*, but seriously, I don't know when I've laughed so hard ...
Miss Manners would probably be spinning in her grave*, but seriously, I don't know when I've laughed so hard ...

eResources

Big Library Read is back Big Library Read is back

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict is this month's Big Library Read. You can get this eBook on OverDrive right now - no holds, no queues,…
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict is this month's Big Library Read. You can get this eBook on OverDrive right now - no holds, no queues,…

Learn a new skill 24/7 Learn a new skill 24/7

Find it 24/7 with our eResources: Lynda.com, Smartmath Practice, Mango Languages, and eDS - eResources Discovery Search.
Find it 24/7 with our eResources: Lynda.com, Smartmath Practice, Mango Languages, and eDS - eResources Discovery Search.

All that jazz - Naxos Music Library Jazz All that jazz - Naxos Music Library Jazz

We have a new streaming music service — Naxos Music Library Jazz.
We have a new streaming music service — Naxos Music Library Jazz.

Learn a language with Rosetta Stone Learn a language with Rosetta Stone

We are pleased to introduce our latest eResource Rosetta Stone Library Solution, an online language learning tool.
We are pleased to introduce our latest eResource Rosetta Stone Library Solution, an online language learning tool.

New eResource - The BWB Collections New eResource - The BWB Collections

Bridget Williams Books (BWB) have a series of online collections that are now available at Christchurch City Libraries.
Bridget Williams Books (BWB) have a series of online collections that are now available at Christchurch City Libraries.

Māori

Matariki resource list Matariki resource list

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About Matariki / Māori New Year and Te Kātao a Matariki: The Water Stars of Matariki - selected picture books, astronomy, and web resources.
About Matariki / Māori New Year and Te Kātao a Matariki: The Water Stars of Matariki - selected picture books, astronomy, and web resources.

Māori Contribution to WWI Māori Contribution to WWI

recommended by ChristchurchLib
A list highlighting resources about the Māori contribution to WWI, with something for everybody - images, audio, video and more.
A list highlighting resources about the Māori contribution to WWI, with something for everybody - images, audio, video and more.

Podcast - Indigenous women in leadership Podcast - Indigenous women in leadership

The latest episode from Speak up - Kōrerotia featuring local women talking on the topic of leadership, with recommended reading.
The latest episode from Speak up - Kōrerotia featuring local women talking on the topic of leadership, with recommended reading.

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 Whata Raki Te Whata Raki

Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.
Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.

Local History

Alice Grundy feeding Topsy the horse Alice Grundy feeding Topsy the horse

Photo from Kete Christchurch, a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present.
Photo from Kete Christchurch, a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present.

140 years ago 140 years ago

The College or Clock tower block was built in front of the laboratory on Worcester Street and both were officially opened on the 7 June 1877
The College or Clock tower block was built in front of the laboratory on Worcester Street and both were officially opened on the 7 June 1877

100 years ago: Sign of the Kiwi opens 100 years ago: Sign of the Kiwi opens

In June 1917, the new tea house at the summit of Dyer’s Pass was officially opened. Find out the history of The Sign of the Kiwi.
In June 1917, the new tea house at the summit of Dyer’s Pass was officially opened. Find out the history of The Sign of the Kiwi.

Winter Sports in Canterbury: Ice Skating Winter Sports in Canterbury: Ice Skating

A fascinating look at the places Cantabrians have enjoyed that most wintery of activities... ice skating.
A fascinating look at the places Cantabrians have enjoyed that most wintery of activities... ice skating.

30 years nuclear-free New Zealand 30 years nuclear-free New Zealand

Podcast episode from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia with recommended reading and resources.
Podcast episode from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia with recommended reading and resources.

Teens

RHS Book Club May 2017 RHS Book Club May 2017

recommended by UpperRiccartonLibrary
RHS Book Clubbers make their picks for best reading of the month.
RHS Book Clubbers make their picks for best reading of the month.

#Covfefe ... Trump & Shakespeare? #Covfefe ... Trump & Shakespeare?

Kate has heaps of solutions to help you love your Shakespeare more than you did before. Including pick a path adventures!
Kate has heaps of solutions to help you love your Shakespeare more than you did before. Including pick a path adventures!

Dorothy Must Die!: The End of Oz Dorothy Must Die!: The End of Oz

Fee reads the last book in Danielle Paige's young adult series set in the land of Oz.
Fee reads the last book in Danielle Paige's young adult series set in the land of Oz.

Dr G 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.
Dr G is here to provide support and suggestions for any genuine problem you may have with health, sexual health or relationship issues.

Podcast - Cyberbullying Podcast - Cyberbullying

An episode from human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia focusing on cyberbullying. With recommended reading and library resources.
An episode from human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia focusing on cyberbullying. With recommended reading and library resources.
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