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Tamariki - Kids

We Stand here: Children's vision for their Ōtautahi

Jul 10th | 9:00am - Sep 27th | 12:00pm
This is a collaboration between students at Christchurch East & Tim Veling, Senior Lecturer, University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts.

Rangatahi - Teens

YA Clothes Swap

Aug 1st | 11:00am - 2:00pm
Discover your new favourite outfit at our Clothing Swap for Teens. Everyone’s invited! (drop off from Sunday 25 July).

Local history

Christchurch Family History Expo 2021

Fascinated by family history? Hot for heritage? YES, then save the date for Tūranga's Christchurch Family History Expo 2021, 21-22 August.

Te Ao Māori

Ngā Pakiwaitara - Bilingual Storytimes

Tuesdays, 10.30am
An interactive programme including stories and cool Māori waiata/songs. No bookings required. Nau mai, tauti mai.

Tamariki - Kids

We Stand here: Children's vision for their Ōtautahi

Jul 10th | 9:00am - Sep 27th | 12:00pm
This is a collaboration between students at Christchurch East & Tim Veling, Senior Lecturer, University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts.

Rangatahi - Teens

YA Clothes Swap

Aug 1st | 11:00am - 2:00pm
Discover your new favourite outfit at our Clothing Swap for Teens. Everyone’s invited! (drop off from Sunday 25 July).

Local history

Christchurch Family History Expo 2021

Fascinated by family history? Hot for heritage? YES, then save the date for Tūranga's Christchurch Family History Expo 2021, 21-22 August.

Te Ao Māori

Matariki - Tīrama Mai

View images and information in English and te reo Māori about Te Tau Hou, the New Year, and the stars of Matariki.

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Kia ora and welcome to Christchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi - join online now.

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New titles in different categories

eResources

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

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

Graphic novels and comics

Great stories and great art come together in a range of genres and styles, including biographies - for kids, teens or adults.

Newsletters

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Hot topics

Hot topics

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.

We Stand Here: 5 years of the Chch Documentary Project

Jul 10th | 12:00pm - Sep 27th | 12:00pm
Exhibition celebrating the Project - a collaboration between Christchurch City Libraries & University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts.

Justices of the Peace (JPs)

Justices of the Peace are back at our libraries.
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