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New for Bishopdale

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre is opening on Saturday 22 July 2017 on the site of the former Bishopdale Creche.

Learner Licence Course

Jul 28th | 9:30am - 11:30am

Sit practise tests and learn all you need to prepare for gaining a learner licence. This course is delivered by Literacy Christchurch.

Team leader vacancies

We're building the most exciting Central Library in New Zealand and we are looking for people to lead the service delivery.

Community Connections for Adults

Learn at any age! Our Community Connections for Adults programme has classes on iPads, smartphones, 3D printing, family history and more.

CINCH Community Information Christchurch

Visit CINCH, a one-stop online community directory with thousands of community organisations, clubs and continuing education providers.

Kids

eResources

Kia ora RBdigital Magazines Kia ora RBdigital Magazines

Check out the new eMagazine app RBdigital, which is replacing Zinio for Libraries app. It comes with some great new features.
Check out the new eMagazine app RBdigital, which is replacing Zinio for Libraries app. It comes with some great new features.

Learn a new skill 24/7 Learn a new skill 24/7

Find it 24/7 with our eResources: Lynda.com, Smartmath Practice, Mango Languages, and eDS - eResources Discovery Search.
Find it 24/7 with our eResources: Lynda.com, Smartmath Practice, Mango Languages, and eDS - eResources Discovery Search.

New eResource - The BWB Collections New eResource - The BWB Collections

Bridget Williams Books (BWB) have a series of online collections that are now available at Christchurch City Libraries.
Bridget Williams Books (BWB) have a series of online collections that are now available at Christchurch City Libraries.

Mango Languages Mango Languages

Mango is an online language learning system that can help you learn the most popular languages in the world.
Mango is an online language learning system that can help you learn the most popular languages in the world.

eResources Discovery Search (eDS) eResources Discovery Search (eDS)

Get access to most of our eResource collection, articles, eBooks, journals, photographs & more, through a single access point.
Get access to most of our eResource collection, articles, eBooks, journals, photographs & more, through a single access point.

Recommended

Stuff we love - July 2017 Stuff we love - July 2017

recommended by StaffPickles
Our team share the stuff they are loving this month. A Staff Pickles list.
Our team share the stuff they are loving this month. A Staff Pickles list.

Scary Movies 2017 Scary Movies 2017

recommended by fionajay
Movies to make you squirm, shiver and laugh...
Movies to make you squirm, shiver and laugh...

Very Hungry Caterpillar winners Very Hungry Caterpillar winners

We're happy to announce the winners of the Craft Yourself a Creature - A Family Challenge! (all ages) competition.
We're happy to announce the winners of the Craft Yourself a Creature - A Family Challenge! (all ages) competition.

New Zealand International Film Festival New Zealand International Film Festival

The Christchurch programme for the New Zealand International Film Festival is out! NZIFF is here from 3 August.
The Christchurch programme for the New Zealand International Film Festival is out! NZIFF is here from 3 August.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman's brilliant debut novel features one of the most quirky and utterly original heroines you are likely to meet.
Gail Honeyman's brilliant debut novel features one of the most quirky and utterly original heroines you are likely to meet.

Māori

School Holidays: Te Reo reading for kids School Holidays: Te Reo reading for kids

recommended by ChristchurchLib
Crush boredom i ngā hararei kura with some of these awesome reads all in Te Reo Māori.
Crush boredom i ngā hararei kura with some of these awesome reads all in Te Reo Māori.

Māori Contribution to WWI Māori Contribution to WWI

recommended by ChristchurchLib
A list highlighting resources about the Māori contribution to WWI, with something for everybody - images, audio, video and more.
A list highlighting resources about the Māori contribution to WWI, with something for everybody - images, audio, video and more.

Podcast - Indigenous women in leadership Podcast - Indigenous women in leadership

The latest episode from Speak up - Kōrerotia featuring local women talking on the topic of leadership, with recommended reading.
The latest episode from Speak up - Kōrerotia featuring local women talking on the topic of leadership, with recommended reading.

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.

Te Whata Raki Te Whata Raki

Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.
Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.

Teens

Kitset Crafting Kitset Crafting

Aug 5th | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you aged 10-15 and enjoy making crafts? Join our 6 week programme where we will be making kitsets from Molly Makes magazine.
Are you aged 10-15 and enjoy making crafts? Join our 6 week programme where we will be making kitsets from Molly Makes magazine.

The Changeover by Margaret Mahy The Changeover by Margaret Mahy

Laura sometimes receives ‘warnings’ and this time the danger is supernatural. With a movie version due soon, Joy reviews this YA classic.
Laura sometimes receives ‘warnings’ and this time the danger is supernatural. With a movie version due soon, Joy reviews this YA classic.

Dr G Dr G

Dr G is here to provide support and suggestions for any genuine problem you may have with health, sexual health or relationship issues.
Dr G is here to provide support and suggestions for any genuine problem you may have with health, sexual health or relationship issues.

RHS Book Club July 2017 RHS Book Club July 2017

recommended by UpperRiccartonLibrary
Riccarton High School book club picks their fave books for the month.
Riccarton High School book club picks their fave books for the month.

Review: When Dimple Met Rishi Review: When Dimple Met Rishi

By Alina
If you're a fan of funny contemporary teen romance with geekery and Bollywood dancing, then give When Dimple met Rishi a try.
If you're a fan of funny contemporary teen romance with geekery and Bollywood dancing, then give When Dimple met Rishi a try.

Local History

70 years ago: The "Monty tour" arrives 70 years ago: The "Monty tour" arrives

In July 1947 Christchurch people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of WWII commander Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
In July 1947 Christchurch people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of WWII commander Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.

A Good Deed: Picturing Canterbury A Good Deed: Picturing Canterbury

Photo from Kete Christchurch, a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present.
Photo from Kete Christchurch, a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present.

King Edward Barracks construction King Edward Barracks construction

The Foundation stone for the King Edward Barracks was laid on the 13th of July 1905 by the Right Hon. R.J. Seddon.
The Foundation stone for the King Edward Barracks was laid on the 13th of July 1905 by the Right Hon. R.J. Seddon.

Culinary delights from 1917 Culinary delights from 1917

A look back in time to last century when newspapers featured recipes with mystery ingredients, and suggested reading for more modern cookery
A look back in time to last century when newspapers featured recipes with mystery ingredients, and suggested reading for more modern cookery

Christchurch floods:This week in history Christchurch floods:This week in history

The 4th of July marks the 40th anniversary of the Christchurch floods in 1977, when hundreds of people were evacuated from their houses.
The 4th of July marks the 40th anniversary of the Christchurch floods in 1977, when hundreds of people were evacuated from their houses.

What's On

Comic Book Discussion Group at Shirley Comic Book Discussion Group at Shirley

Jul 22nd | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Road
Hey comic fans! Join a group of like-minded adults to talk about your fave comics and graphic novels. Come along to Shirley Library.
Hey comic fans! Join a group of like-minded adults to talk about your fave comics and graphic novels. Come along to Shirley Library.

Shifting points of view - 1 to 16 Sept Shifting points of view - 1 to 16 Sept

WORD Christchurch's Shifting points of view at the Christchurch Arts Festival is a bumper crop of sessions from top writers & commentators.
WORD Christchurch's Shifting points of view at the Christchurch Arts Festival is a bumper crop of sessions from top writers & commentators.

The Gig Guide: July 2017 The Gig Guide: July 2017

By Moata
Attending a concert, show, or gig in Christchurch? Then why not take a look at what we've got of that artist's back catalogue?
Attending a concert, show, or gig in Christchurch? Then why not take a look at what we've got of that artist's back catalogue?

July 2017 School holidays July 2017 School holidays

Check out the school holiday programmes & activities at libraries and learning centres, and shows and performances for Christchurch kids.
Check out the school holiday programmes & activities at libraries and learning centres, and shows and performances for Christchurch kids.
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