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Holiday programmes at the library

Events, classes & activities on offer at libraries during the holidays. Some are free, some drop-in, some require bookings.

Rangatahi - Teens

Clubs & Societies Youth Day at Tūranga Sat 30 Jan 11am-3pm

Want to share or discover your skill, hobby or passion with like-minded people? Come along to our Clubs and Societies Youth Day at Tūranga.

Local history

Ōtautahi Quiz

It’s a New Year, so try our new quiz. For starters let's test how well you know Christchurch City Libraries.

Te Ao Māori

Te Tiriti o Waitangi - The Treaty of Waitangi

An agreement made between Māori and the British Crown in 1840, it is New Zealand’s founding document. Read ourbackgrounder to the Treaty.

Tamariki - Kids

Holiday programmes at the library

Events, classes & activities on offer at libraries during the holidays. Some are free, some drop-in, some require bookings.

Rangatahi - Teens

Clubs & Societies Youth Day at Tūranga Sat 30 Jan 11am-3pm

Want to share or discover your skill, hobby or passion with like-minded people? Come along to our Clubs and Societies Youth Day at Tūranga.

Local history

Ōtautahi Quiz

It’s a New Year, so try our new quiz. For starters let's test how well you know Christchurch City Libraries.

Te Ao Māori

Te Tiriti o Waitangi - The Treaty of Waitangi

An agreement made between Māori and the British Crown in 1840, it is New Zealand’s founding document. Read ourbackgrounder to the Treaty.

Join the library. It's free!

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

New in...

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.

eAudiobook Book Clubs

Bookworms Book Club: The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke

Bookworms Book Club first title for January 2021 is The Unadoptables, a delightfully spooky book.

Books on the Road

Listen to an audiobook on your next road trip. On OverDrive there is a huge selection of always available titles.

Talking Books Book Club: Troubled Blood

uLibrary Talking Books Book Club for January is Troubled Blood.

Recommended

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

Featured non-fiction

World and travel reading guide

Be transported. Find reads that take you to exotic cities, feast on the foods of a foreign culture, or be inspired by real life adventurers.

Featured fiction

Romance fiction reading guide

Like your Romance fiction modern or historical, rural or fantastical, restrained or raunchy? Our guide can help you find 'The One'.

Newsletters

Sign up to get email updates about new books & more.

Hot topics

Hot topics

Scan in at the Library

Visiting the library? Make sure you scan in. We have QR codes on display at all our facilities.

Waitangi Day in Christchurch & Canterbury - Sat 6 Feb 2021

Join in 2021 Waitangi Day celebrations and events in Ōtautahi.

Bookable events and programmes

Various dates
Christchurch City Libraries
Book your spot in library programmes - some are free, and others you can book and pay for online.
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