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Diwali 2019

Join Diwali celebrations: Tūranga Sat 19 Oct 10.30am to 12noon, Storytimes, & Bharatanatyam Performance Hornby Sat 2 Nov 10.30am to…

Niue Language Week

Fakaalofa lahi atu! Faahi tapu he vagahau Niue is on from Sunday 13 October to Saturday 19 October. Join us for makerspaces and storytime.

The Green Connection Pod - Tūranga

The Green Lab, Tūranga, & All Right? invite you to come nourish your connections or enjoy contemplation at the Green Connection Pod.

Podcast - Unconscious Bias

Sally of Speak up kōrerotia talks Implicit Bias with Dr Benjamin Reese Jr.

Podcast: Wearing the hijab

Episode of local human rights radio show, Speak up - Kōrerotia, with suggested books and resources for and about hijabi women.

What's On

Kids

After school clubs & programmes After school clubs & programmes

Join us for after school clubs & programmes. Some sessions are free & no bookings required; others have a cost attached &…
Join us for after school clubs & programmes. Some sessions are free & no bookings required; others have a cost attached & require bookings.

50th anniversary of A lion in the meadow 50th anniversary of A lion in the meadow

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy with activities and storytimes.
Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy with activities and storytimes.

Halloween for kids Halloween for kids

Find books and other resources to help make your Halloween extra spooky!
Find books and other resources to help make your Halloween extra spooky!

Read me a story! Story Box Library Read me a story! Story Box Library

If the tamariki in your life love stories, try this collection of videos of stories being read by authors, actors, comedians, and more.
If the tamariki in your life love stories, try this collection of videos of stories being read by authors, actors, comedians, and more.

Local History

Christchurch Photo Hunt 2019 Christchurch Photo Hunt 2019

The Christchurch Photo Hunt is our annual heritage image competition. It runs from Tuesday 1 October to Thursday 31 October.
The Christchurch Photo Hunt is our annual heritage image competition. It runs from Tuesday 1 October to Thursday 31 October.

Wheelchair accessible taxi: Picturing… Wheelchair accessible taxi: Picturing…

Taxi driver, Ted Wright, and Sid Hoskins, with a taxi altered to accommodate two wheelchair users, 1990. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Taxi driver, Ted Wright, and Sid Hoskins, with a taxi altered to accommodate two wheelchair users, 1990. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Christchurch Star archive Christchurch Star archive

Christchurch Star archive is an extensive collection of photographic prints, negatives & newspaper clippings mostly covering local…
Christchurch Star archive is an extensive collection of photographic prints, negatives & newspaper clippings mostly covering local…

Lancaster Park - 138 years old today Lancaster Park - 138 years old today

Lancaster Park opened 138 year ago - 15 October 1881. The last piece of the grandstand is set to come down today (Tues 15 Oct).
Lancaster Park opened 138 year ago - 15 October 1881. The last piece of the grandstand is set to come down today (Tues 15 Oct).

Ten Ladies punting on the Avon, 1900 Ten Ladies punting on the Avon, 1900

An image taken by photographer W. H. Bickerton, of ladies punting on the river. A local image from the Discovery Wall.
An image taken by photographer W. H. Bickerton, of ladies punting on the river. A local image from the Discovery Wall.

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Lancaster Park - 138 years old today Lancaster Park - 138 years old today

Lancaster Park opened 138 year ago - 15 October 1881. The last piece of the grandstand is set to come down today (Tues 15 Oct).
Lancaster Park opened 138 year ago - 15 October 1881. The last piece of the grandstand is set to come down today (Tues 15 Oct).

Biketober Biketober

October is Biketober! Check out our page focused on cycling books, local cycling images, and resources.
October is Biketober! Check out our page focused on cycling books, local cycling images, and resources.

The Booker Prize 2019 The Booker Prize 2019

In a surprise move two books share the Book Prize this year; The Testaments and Girl, Woman, Other.
In a surprise move two books share the Book Prize this year; The Testaments and Girl, Woman, Other.

General fiction genre guide General fiction genre guide

Whether you prefer books that are lighthearted or serious, literary or more down to earth our reading guide can help you find your next read
Whether you prefer books that are lighthearted or serious, literary or more down to earth our reading guide can help you find your next read

Halloween: Scarily fun Halloween: Scarily fun

By Moata
Recommended scary movies and books, and fun Halloween events for all ages.
Recommended scary movies and books, and fun Halloween events for all ages.

Teens

Young Adult Reviews - October 2019 Young Adult Reviews - October 2019

We recommend the best stuff for teens and young adults.
We recommend the best stuff for teens and young adults.

Judge a book by its cover Judge a book by its cover

Oct 25th | 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Halloween Book Speed Dating. Come and take a deeper look at Christchurch City Libraries’ YA horror and thriller reads.
Halloween Book Speed Dating. Come and take a deeper look at Christchurch City Libraries’ YA horror and thriller reads.

Youth Picks: September to November 2019 Youth Picks: September to November 2019

Each month, librarians will bring you a choice selection of stuff for Christchurch youth -  books, events, exhibitions, and more.…
Each month, librarians will bring you a choice selection of stuff for Christchurch youth -  books, events, exhibitions, and more.…

New titles for YA - October 2019 New titles for YA - October 2019

Check out the latest books for teens and readers of YA.
Check out the latest books for teens and readers of YA.

Interview with Gareth Ward Interview with Gareth Ward

"I am equally fond of my magician’s top hat and my bowler hat. Next, I think I would quite like a steampunk version of Boba Fett’s…
"I am equally fond of my magician’s top hat and my bowler hat. Next, I think I would quite like a steampunk version of Boba Fett’s…

Māori

Loopy Tunes Storytime and Music Loopy Tunes Storytime and Music

Oct 24th - Nov 28th
Selected libraries
Join us for a series of special preschool music storytimes to celebrate Loopy Tunes new bilingual book "E rima ngā manu/Five little…
Join us for a series of special preschool music storytimes to celebrate Loopy Tunes new bilingual book "E rima ngā manu/Five little…

Pikihuia Award winners Pikihuia Award winners

The winners of the biennial Pikihuia awards for Māori writers of fiction in English or te reo Māori have been announced.
The winners of the biennial Pikihuia awards for Māori writers of fiction in English or te reo Māori have been announced.

Vincent O’Malley: Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa Vincent O’Malley: Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa

Kate reports back from Vincent O'Malley's session about the New Zealand Wars at WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019
Kate reports back from Vincent O'Malley's session about the New Zealand Wars at WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2019 Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2019

recommended by ChristchurchLib
This list links to the themes which are; ako - learn, whakarongo - listen, waiata - sing, pānui - read, tuhi - write and kōrero - speak.
This list links to the themes which are; ako - learn, whakarongo - listen, waiata - sing, pānui - read, tuhi - write and kōrero - speak.

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.

eResources

Never miss important news Never miss important news

Learn how to set up New Zealand news alerts using Newsbank's Access New Zealand.
Learn how to set up New Zealand news alerts using Newsbank's Access New Zealand.

Journal, Magazines, Newspapers Journal, Magazines, Newspapers

Publications Finder is probably one of the most useful tools in the toolbox for researchers looking for journal articles.
Publications Finder is probably one of the most useful tools in the toolbox for researchers looking for journal articles.

Top 10 eBooks Top 10 eBooks

Here are the favourite eBooks of Christchurch City Libraries' customers so far this year.
Here are the favourite eBooks of Christchurch City Libraries' customers so far this year.

Haynes Manuals AllAccess Haynes Manuals AllAccess

Do you like tinkering with cars, scooters, & motorbikes? Haynes Manuals AllAccess gives you access to over 600 online motor manuals.
Do you like tinkering with cars, scooters, & motorbikes? Haynes Manuals AllAccess gives you access to over 600 online motor manuals.

Very Short Introductions Very Short Introductions

Let me introduce you to Very Short Introductions, a great collection of concise online eBooks from Oxford University Press.
Let me introduce you to Very Short Introductions, a great collection of concise online eBooks from Oxford University Press.
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