All our libraries will be closed Friday 15 November for Canterbury Anniversary Day (Show Day). 

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PressReader access to Stuff titles

Update: Access to PressReader Stuff titles like The Press and the Sunday Star Times is now only available in libraries.

Big Library Read 4 to 18 November

Borrow Gilly Segal & Kimberly Jones’ powerful YA debut, I’m Not Dying With You Tonight (eBook/eAudiobook), no waitlists or holds.

Never miss important news

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

Journal, Magazines, Newspapers

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

Top 10 eBooks

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

What's On

Māori

Digital exhibition: He Rau Mahara Digital exhibition: He Rau Mahara

Oct 31st - Nov 30th
Selected libraries
This digital exhibition pays homage to the unsung heros of Ngāi Tahu and shares the stories of their role in World War One.
This digital exhibition pays homage to the unsung heros of Ngāi Tahu and shares the stories of their role in World War One.

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

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.

Community

Akaroa Library to close temporarily Akaroa Library to close temporarily

Improvements and repairs will close Akaroa Library from Saturday 16 November 1pm. It will reopen Monday 16 December.
Improvements and repairs will close Akaroa Library from Saturday 16 November 1pm. It will reopen Monday 16 December.

Life in Christchurch survey Life in Christchurch survey

The Council wants to know about your experience of living in your local neighbourhood, and how we can better support communities.
The Council wants to know about your experience of living in your local neighbourhood, and how we can better support communities.

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

Podcast - Unconscious Bias Podcast - Unconscious Bias

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

Teens

Reviews for Young Adults: November 2019 Reviews for Young Adults: November 2019

We have a bunch of people passionate about recommending the best stuff for teens and young adults. Check out their November picks.
We have a bunch of people passionate about recommending the best stuff for teens and young adults. Check out their November picks.

Big Library Read 4 to 18 November Big Library Read 4 to 18 November

Borrow Gilly Segal & Kimberly Jones’ powerful YA debut, I’m Not Dying With You Tonight (eBook/eAudiobook), no waitlists or holds.
Borrow Gilly Segal & Kimberly Jones’ powerful YA debut, I’m Not Dying With You Tonight (eBook/eAudiobook), no waitlists or holds.

Tūranga NCEA Study Hall in November Tūranga NCEA Study Hall in November

Are you looking for a place to study for the 2019 NCEA exams? The following spaces in Tūranga have been booked for you to study in.
Are you looking for a place to study for the 2019 NCEA exams? The following spaces in Tūranga have been booked for you to study in.

RHS Book Club October 2019 RHS Book Club October 2019

recommended by UpperRiccartonLibrary
Today was the last book club of the year for our seniors and the last EVER for our Year 13s. Lots of re-reads, either as blob-out reading…
Today was the last book club of the year for our seniors and the last EVER for our Year 13s. Lots of re-reads, either as blob-out reading…

eResources for youth eResources for youth

eResources for fun and study - you can access them for free, wherever you are. All you need is your library card number and password / PIN.
eResources for fun and study - you can access them for free, wherever you are. All you need is your library card number and password / PIN.

Recommended

Hoiho takes out Bird of the year 2019 Hoiho takes out Bird of the year 2019

Find books and information about the Hoiho, the yellow-eyed penguin - officially New Zealand's bird of the year.
Find books and information about the Hoiho, the yellow-eyed penguin - officially New Zealand's bird of the year.

Zadie Smith - WORD Christchurch Zadie Smith - WORD Christchurch

Zadie Smith, one of literature's most celebrated voices, will be speaking at the Christchurch Town Hall Wednesday 13 Nov at 7pm.
Zadie Smith, one of literature's most celebrated voices, will be speaking at the Christchurch Town Hall Wednesday 13 Nov at 7pm.

Maps, voyages, birds and a Poet Laureate Maps, voyages, birds and a Poet Laureate

Cool Stuff from the Selectors: Maps always capture people's imaginations, and it is great to see some new ones featuring Aotearoa.
Cool Stuff from the Selectors: Maps always capture people's imaginations, and it is great to see some new ones featuring Aotearoa.

General fiction - Nice reads General fiction - Nice reads

recommended by ChristchurchLib
Good reads that aren't too thick and are smart, irreverent and entertaining. Titles you can immerse yourself in during a summer break.
Good reads that aren't too thick and are smart, irreverent and entertaining. Titles you can immerse yourself in during a summer break.

New titles - November 2019 New titles - November 2019

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.

Kids

Interview with Craig Smith Interview with Craig Smith

A new interview with Mr Wonky Donkey himself Craig Smith!
A new interview with Mr Wonky Donkey himself Craig Smith!

Gingerbread House Family Challenge Gingerbread House Family Challenge

Congratulations to our winners who get a family pass to Hansel and Gretel on Saturday 23 November at the Isaac Theatre Royal
Congratulations to our winners who get a family pass to Hansel and Gretel on Saturday 23 November at the Isaac Theatre Royal

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.

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.

CSO Music trails through the library CSO Music trails through the library

CSO musicians perform with stories, music and dancing for kids. Next session: A woodwind quartet at Upper Riccarton, Sat 9 November, 10.30am
CSO musicians perform with stories, music and dancing for kids. Next session: A woodwind quartet at Upper Riccarton, Sat 9 November, 10.30am

Local History

1918: Influenza epidemic 1918: Influenza epidemic

In November 1918 Christchurch was affected by the influenza pandemic sweeping the world - 462 (out of a population of 92,773) people died.
In November 1918 Christchurch was affected by the influenza pandemic sweeping the world - 462 (out of a population of 92,773) people died.

Duvauchelle School tree house:… Duvauchelle School tree house:…

Duvauchelle School pupils in their tree fort which was built for them by the army. 7 September 1976. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Duvauchelle School pupils in their tree fort which was built for them by the army. 7 September 1976. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Star of David, The Field of Remembrance Star of David, The Field of Remembrance

A lone Star of David at the Field of Remembrance at Latimer Square, on the lead up to Armistice Day, 2018. An image from the Discovery Wall.
A lone Star of David at the Field of Remembrance at Latimer Square, on the lead up to Armistice Day, 2018. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Mountaineering in the Southern Alps Mountaineering in the Southern Alps

October is Photo Hunt month at Christchurch City Libraries. Explore the story behind one of our featured postcard images.
October is Photo Hunt month at Christchurch City Libraries. Explore the story behind one of our featured postcard images.

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…
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