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The library subscribes to eResources so that you can access them for free. All you need is your library card number and password / PIN.

eResources

Talking Books Book Club: The Nancys

Talking Books Book Club from uLibrary has a great new title for October, The Nancys, by R.W.R. McDonald.

Bookworms Book Club: Where The World Turns Wild - Oct 2020

Bookworms Book Club, uLibrary's kids bookclub has a great new eAudiobook for October, Where the World Turns Wild by Nicola Penfold.

New Titles: Selector Picks - RBDigital eMagazines - October

Have look at the new RBdigital eMagazines recently added to our collection. Many of these are also available in print.

Tamariki - Kids

After school clubs & programmes

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

Rangatahi - Teens

Reviews for Young Adults - October 2020

Librarian picks of the best reads for teens - from new fantasy series to manga.

Local history

Christchurch Heritage Festival 24 October to 8 November 2020

Explore the interesting and fun local history events, exhibitions, and activities on at the Christchurch Heritage Festival.

Te Ao Māori

WORD Christchurch Spring Festival: Loopy Tunes book launch

Sunday 1 November 3pm to 5pm
Fabulous musical duo Loopy Tunes are coming to WORD to launch the new books in their Rainbow Collection! Free, bookings required.

Tamariki - Kids

After school clubs & programmes

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

Rangatahi - Teens

Reviews for Young Adults - October 2020

Librarian picks of the best reads for teens - from new fantasy series to manga.

Local history

Christchurch Heritage Festival 24 October to 8 November 2020

Explore the interesting and fun local history events, exhibitions, and activities on at the Christchurch Heritage Festival.

Te Ao Māori

WORD Christchurch Spring Festival: Loopy Tunes book launch

Sunday 1 November 3pm to 5pm
Fabulous musical duo Loopy Tunes are coming to WORD to launch the new books in their Rainbow Collection! Free, bookings required.

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Recommended

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

Featured fiction

Horror fiction reading guide

Recommended reading lists for a range of horror fiction sub-genres, horror authors to try, and other horrific resources.

New in...

New titles in different categories

Hot topics

Hot topics

Follow our WORD Christchurch Spring Festival coverage

The WORD Christchurch Spring Festival is bringing you literature, ideas, & entertainment. Some events are free!

Tokelau Language Week

Tokelau Language Week - Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau 2020 is on 25 October – 31 October. Find resources on Tokelau language and culture.

Halloween for kids

Halloween is on 31 October every year. Find books and other resources to help make your Halloween extra spooky!

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