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KidsFest

Get your school holidays sorted! KidsFest is full of fun for kids and teens. It runs from 10 to 25 July. Book NOW!

Rangatahi - Teens

LGBTQIA+ topic guide for teens

We recommend resources for teens that explore and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Rainbow reads galore.

Local history

A warm and wintery quiz

Test your knowledge of things wintery and warm with our quiz.

Te Ao Māori

Te Ara o Te Toa (Free, bookings required)

14, 15, 21, 22 July
Aranui, Bishopdale, & Tūranga
Celebrate the school holidays through fun, traditional Māori games that are sure to get you thinking and moving!

Tamariki - Kids

KidsFest

Get your school holidays sorted! KidsFest is full of fun for kids and teens. It runs from 10 to 25 July. Book NOW!

Rangatahi - Teens

LGBTQIA+ topic guide for teens

We recommend resources for teens that explore and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Rainbow reads galore.

Local history

A warm and wintery quiz

Test your knowledge of things wintery and warm with our quiz.

Te Ao Māori

Te Ara o Te Toa (Free, bookings required)

14, 15, 21, 22 July
Aranui, Bishopdale, & Tūranga
Celebrate the school holidays through fun, traditional Māori games that are sure to get you thinking and moving!

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eResources

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eResources

Recommended

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

Featured non-fiction

True crime reading guide

Truth can be stranger than fiction and just as gripping - read tales of murder, investigations, trials, and the wrongfully imprisoned.

Featured fiction

Historical fiction reading guide

Recommended titles and authors for readers who love royal intrigue, fans of sagas, or those gripped by the action in historical adventure.

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What's on: June, July, and August 2021

Pick up a brochure at the library - or visit our website - and see what's on in June, July, & August.

Urgent maintenance work under way at Tūranga

Urgent work is being carried out at Tūranga after the discovery of an issue with one of the ground source heat pumps.

Wild Ōtautahi: An exhibition about wildlife in our city

Take a walk on the wild side and discover Gavin Bishop's illustrations of animals living in our city and explore their habitats.
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