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Youth Week 18 to 26 May 2019

Includes Art Competition, Comic characters / graphic art workshop, Rap Starter Pack, Black-out poetry, Bad Art Night, and Just Dance-off

New titles for YA - May 2019

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

LGBTQIA+ topic guide for teens

Christchurch Pride is here soon! We recommend resources for teens that explore and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Rainbow reads galore.

RHS Book Club April 2019

recommended by UpperRiccartonLibrary

Term one is coming to an end, so we had to have a catch-up with our students to hear about their reading.

Writing competitions for teens

Young writers! We list writing comps for you to enter. The Charles Brasch Young Writers' Competition & Tākahe comps close 31 March ...

What's On

Recommended

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2019

Find out the winners of New Zealand's most prestigious literary awards; best fiction, non-fiction, poetry and te reo Māori titles.
Find out the winners of New Zealand's most prestigious literary awards; best fiction, non-fiction, poetry and te reo Māori titles.

New titles - May 2019 New titles - May 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.

WORD Chch Autumn Season 8 to 25 May WORD Chch Autumn Season 8 to 25 May

Clementine Ford, Akala, Graeme Simsion, Shayne Carter, Markus Zusak, John Boyne, The Allusionist, & Luke Wright - coming to Chch this month!
Clementine Ford, Akala, Graeme Simsion, Shayne Carter, Markus Zusak, John Boyne, The Allusionist, & Luke Wright - coming to Chch this month!

New Zealand Fiction Genre Guide New Zealand Fiction Genre Guide

Discover the fiction of Aotearoa with recommended author and novel lists in a range of genres.
Discover the fiction of Aotearoa with recommended author and novel lists in a range of genres.

3 Ticks - The Rosie Trilogy 3 Ticks - The Rosie Trilogy

Fee reads the fiction of Graeme Simsion ahead of his appearance in Christchurch in May at WORD Christchurch.
Fee reads the fiction of Graeme Simsion ahead of his appearance in Christchurch in May at WORD Christchurch.

Māori

Matariki 2019 Matariki 2019

In June we celebrate the Māori/Pacific New Year with whānau-friendly events around the city. Join us in celebrating Matariki at the library.
In June we celebrate the Māori/Pacific New Year with whānau-friendly events around the city. Join us in celebrating Matariki at the library.

The choppy waters of Pacific exploration The choppy waters of Pacific exploration

By Moata
Moata reviews Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific, a highly readable history of Pacific exploration.
Moata reviews Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific, a highly readable history of Pacific exploration.

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.

Treaty of Waitangi Treaty of Waitangi

recommended by Simone_CCL
The BWB Treaty of Waitangi Collection is a rich online resource for Waitangi Day.
The BWB Treaty of Waitangi Collection is a rich online resource for Waitangi Day.

Māori servicemen in the First World War Māori servicemen in the First World War

There are some great titles in our collection if you're looking for reading material in remembrance of Māori who served in WWI.
There are some great titles in our collection if you're looking for reading material in remembrance of Māori who served in WWI.

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

The HELL Pizza Reading Challenge 2019 The HELL Pizza Reading Challenge 2019

The HELL Pizza Reading Challenge is on again for 2019! Read 7 books and get a free pizza.
The HELL Pizza Reading Challenge is on again for 2019! Read 7 books and get a free pizza.

Picture books: Islam and empathy Picture books: Islam and empathy

recommended by ChristchurchKids
Stories for young children with Muslim characters, and books about equality, empathy and tolerance.
Stories for young children with Muslim characters, and books about equality, empathy and tolerance.

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.

Picture books newsletter Picture books newsletter

Fun reading for the young children in your life - subscribe to our monthly Picture books newsletter and find out what's new.
Fun reading for the young children in your life - subscribe to our monthly Picture books newsletter and find out what's new.

eResources

Naxos Music Library World Naxos Music Library World

We are very excited to announce our latest music eResource - Naxos Music Library World. It's a celebration of musical diversity.
We are very excited to announce our latest music eResource - Naxos Music Library World. It's a celebration of musical diversity.

RBdigital Comics RBdigital Comics

Calling all comic book fans! We have a new eComic collection RBdigital Comics - a collection of great comics including Marvel titles.
Calling all comic book fans! We have a new eComic collection RBdigital Comics - a collection of great comics including Marvel titles.

Music memoirs and biographies Music memoirs and biographies

From Overdrive: Read about music and musicians from Bach to Beyonce with this collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks.
From Overdrive: Read about music and musicians from Bach to Beyonce with this collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks.

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.

eMagazines eMagazines

New eMagazines in the RBDigital Magazines collection - read 'em for free.
New eMagazines in the RBDigital Magazines collection - read 'em for free.

Local History

Tornado damage to a house in Halswell Tornado damage to a house in Halswell

Damage to the exterior of a Halswell house at 8 Kinrana Place caused by a tornado, 20 January 1983. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Damage to the exterior of a Halswell house at 8 Kinrana Place caused by a tornado, 20 January 1983. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Winner of The Star Nintendo competition Winner of The Star Nintendo competition

Sarah van Houten, age 10, with her prize, a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1990. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Sarah van Houten, age 10, with her prize, a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1990. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Goodbye Chancery Lane Goodbye Chancery Lane

Joyce uncovers the history of Chancery Lane and Arcade, including burning sportswear, awful 1980s decor and marauding cyclists.
Joyce uncovers the history of Chancery Lane and Arcade, including burning sportswear, awful 1980s decor and marauding cyclists.

The Christchurch Documentary Project The Christchurch Documentary Project

Photographers show ever-changing Christchurch: the central city, Bishopdale, the seaside suburbs, and Halswell. Next: Woolston!
Photographers show ever-changing Christchurch: the central city, Bishopdale, the seaside suburbs, and Halswell. Next: Woolston!

Crowne Plaza atrium café Crowne Plaza atrium café

Interior of the atrium café within the Park Royal Hotel (later Crowne Plaza), 1990s. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Interior of the atrium café within the Park Royal Hotel (later Crowne Plaza), 1990s. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Community

Sāmoan Language Week Sāmoan Language Week

Tālofa. We are celebrating Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa from Monday 27 May with storytimes in Sāmoan, design a tatau, and a computer session.
Tālofa. We are celebrating Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa from Monday 27 May with storytimes in Sāmoan, design a tatau, and a computer session.

Fendalton Library closed Fendalton Library closed

Fendalton Library and Service Centre building is closed for improvement, and is scheduled to reopen Monday 29 July.
Fendalton Library and Service Centre building is closed for improvement, and is scheduled to reopen Monday 29 July.

Podcast - Placemaking Podcast - Placemaking

Human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia with an episode about placemaking, and related titles on open spaces and urban sociology.
Human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia with an episode about placemaking, and related titles on open spaces and urban sociology.

Justices of the Peace (JPs) Justices of the Peace (JPs)

Justices of the Peace are in regular attendance at some of our libraries. Find out more about JPs, what they do, and where to find them.
Justices of the Peace are in regular attendance at some of our libraries. Find out more about JPs, what they do, and where to find them.
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