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Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre

Kia ora Sumner! Your new library, community centre and museum is opening Saturday 19 August. Find out what's happening on opening day.

Jobs at Christchurch City Libraries

Community Learning Librarian jobs Aranui, Halswell, & Shirley, closes 20 Aug. Information Librarian job at Fingertip Library, closes 27 Aug

Cathedral Square: Past and Future

As we consider the future of Cathedral Square, take a look at its past in photographs.

Ōtautahi Creation Station

Join the Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Creation Stations at New Brighton, Aranui, and Central Library Peterborough. Connect, chat, create art!

World Anglo-Indian Day

2 August is World Anglo-Indian Day. Read Simon's post about the history of Anglo-Indians and what to read if you'd like to find out more.

Recommended

Local History

Curragh Cottage: Picturing Canterbury Curragh Cottage: Picturing Canterbury

Curragh Cottage, Ferrymead Heritage Park. Originally erected at 104 Holly Road. Photo from Kete Christchurch.
Curragh Cottage, Ferrymead Heritage Park. Originally erected at 104 Holly Road. Photo from Kete Christchurch.

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

Hilltop Hotel: Picturing Canterbury Hilltop Hotel: Picturing Canterbury

Postcard of old Hilltop Hotel on Summit Road, Christchurch-Akaroa Highway from Kete Christchurch.
Postcard of old Hilltop Hotel on Summit Road, Christchurch-Akaroa Highway from Kete Christchurch.

Cathedral Square: Picturing Canterbury Cathedral Square: 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.

Open air classrooms - Fendalton Primary Open air classrooms - Fendalton Primary

The first open air classroom at Fendalton Primary School was officially opened on the 26th of July 1924 by Mr E.H. Andrews.
The first open air classroom at Fendalton Primary School was officially opened on the 26th of July 1924 by Mr E.H. Andrews.

Kids

NZ Book Awards for Children&YoungAdults NZ Book Awards for Children&YoungAdults

The winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults were announced last night. Drum roll please ...
The winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults were announced last night. Drum roll please ...

NZ Book Awards for Children&Young Adults NZ Book Awards for Children&Young Adults

By Kimccl
Kim heard some of the finalists inspire a large crowd of Christchurch kids. The winners are announced tonight 14 August.
Kim heard some of the finalists inspire a large crowd of Christchurch kids. The winners are announced tonight 14 August.

Science Alive Science Alive

Afterschool learning with the excellent Science Alive educators at 5 of our libraries.
Afterschool learning with the excellent Science Alive educators at 5 of our libraries.

Activity Zone at Shirley Library Activity Zone at Shirley Library

Come and have fun at Activity Zone every Monday afternoon during term time - Technology, games, crafts, and books (for ages 6-10).
Come and have fun at Activity Zone every Monday afternoon during term time - Technology, games, crafts, and books (for ages 6-10).

Review: The Fox and the Ghost King Review: The Fox and the Ghost King

What do you get when you cross foxes with football and the ghost of King Richard III? Michael Morpurgo's sweet against-the-odds tale.
What do you get when you cross foxes with football and the ghost of King Richard III? Michael Morpurgo's sweet against-the-odds tale.

What's On

Performance Poetry with Greg O'Connell Performance Poetry with Greg O'Connell

Aug 25th | 10:00am - 10:30am
Come along, be part of the fun on National Poetry Day...and experience poetry like never before! Perfect for kids aged 3-6 years.
Come along, be part of the fun on National Poetry Day...and experience poetry like never before! Perfect for kids aged 3-6 years.

The Creation of a Sand Mandala The Creation of a Sand Mandala

From Saturday 12 August to Saturday 2 September at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, Tibetan monks will be constructing a sacred cosmogram.
From Saturday 12 August to Saturday 2 September at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, Tibetan monks will be constructing a sacred cosmogram.

Papanui PlayStation Playoff! Papanui PlayStation Playoff!

Papanui Library is now hosting a monthly PlayStation 4 competition with prizes up for grabs.
Papanui Library is now hosting a monthly PlayStation 4 competition with prizes up for grabs.

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.

Ōtautahi Creation Station Ōtautahi Creation Station

Join the Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Creation Stations at New Brighton, Aranui, and Central Library Peterborough. Connect, chat, create art!
Join the Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Creation Stations at New Brighton, Aranui, and Central Library Peterborough. Connect, chat, create art!

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.

Māori

A WWI story in letters: The Last Maopo A WWI story in letters: The Last Maopo

Angela reads the touching story of war, love and a Ngai Tahu soldier's unknown legacy.
Angela reads the touching story of war, love and a Ngai Tahu soldier's unknown legacy.

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.

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.

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

Papanui PlayStation Playoff! Papanui PlayStation Playoff!

Papanui Library is now hosting a monthly PlayStation 4 competition.
Papanui Library is now hosting a monthly PlayStation 4 competition.

Recent Reads: Young Adult fiction Recent Reads: Young Adult fiction

By Alina
I admit I judge books by their covers all the time, but sometimes the blurb is so compelling I have to try the first chapter ...
I admit I judge books by their covers all the time, but sometimes the blurb is so compelling I have to try the first chapter ...

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.
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