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Summertime Reading Challenge

Win prizes from PBTech, TSB, Riverside Market, Foundation Cafe, and Wheelers in the Summertime Reading Challenge!

Extraordinary exhibition

Nov 9th - Feb 9th
Tūranga

An exhibition inspired by the people and places of Ōtautahi from the collections of Alexander Turnbull Library. Launch event, 6pm 8 Nov.

MusicWorks Kids in Town

Oct 17th - Dec 19th
Tūranga

Enjoy live music, song and dance right in the heart of our central city, all thanks to our Christchurch kids and school teachers.

A Christmas Story at South Library

Dec 18th | 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Come and enjoy some Christmas fun for the whole family at our interactive Christmas Storytime.

Website update Thursday 12 December

We are launching an upgrade to our website on Thursday 12 December. Find out more, and vote for your fave new homepage.

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Community

Christmas and New Year holiday hours Christmas and New Year holiday hours

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou. Check our opening hours over Christmas and New Year.
Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou. Check our opening hours over Christmas and New Year.

Akaroa Library is temporarily closed Akaroa Library is temporarily closed

Akaroa Library is closed for improvements and repairs. It will reopen Monday 16 December.
Akaroa Library is closed for improvements and repairs. It will reopen Monday 16 December.

Road closure near New Brighton Library Road closure near New Brighton Library

A section of Marine Parade between Hawke and Beresford Streets is closed due to road works until 14 December 2019.
A section of Marine Parade between Hawke and Beresford Streets is closed due to road works until 14 December 2019.

Life in Christchurch survey Life in Christchurch survey

The Council wants to know about your experience of living in your local neighbourhood, and how we can better support communities.
The Council wants to know about your experience of living in your local neighbourhood, and how we can better support communities.

The Green Connection Pod - Tūranga The Green Connection Pod - Tūranga

The Green Lab, Tūranga, & All Right? invite you to come nourish your connections or enjoy contemplation at the Green Connection Pod.
The Green Lab, Tūranga, & All Right? invite you to come nourish your connections or enjoy contemplation at the Green Connection Pod.

Local History

Christchurch Photo Hunt - The Winners Christchurch Photo Hunt - The Winners

By Jacqst
Photo Hunt 2019 was an outstanding success with a record number of entries — 543! See the winners and highly commended entries.
Photo Hunt 2019 was an outstanding success with a record number of entries — 543! See the winners and highly commended entries.

Discovery Wall: Royal visits Discovery Wall: Royal visits

A photo gallery of royal visits to Christchurch on our Discovery Wall website.
A photo gallery of royal visits to Christchurch on our Discovery Wall website.

1918 influenza volunteer certificate 1918 influenza volunteer certificate

Alex Struthers with a certificate for the help he gave during the 1918 influenza epidemic as a boy scout. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Alex Struthers with a certificate for the help he gave during the 1918 influenza epidemic as a boy scout. An image from the Discovery Wall.

1918: Influenza epidemic 1918: Influenza epidemic

In November 1918 Christchurch was affected by the influenza pandemic sweeping the world - 462 (out of a population of 92,773) people died.
In November 1918 Christchurch was affected by the influenza pandemic sweeping the world - 462 (out of a population of 92,773) people died.

Duvauchelle School tree house:… Duvauchelle School tree house:…

Duvauchelle School pupils in their tree fort which was built for them by the army. 7 September 1976. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Duvauchelle School pupils in their tree fort which was built for them by the army. 7 September 1976. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Kids

A Roaring Read - A Lion in the Meadow A Roaring Read - A Lion in the Meadow

Dec 7th | 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us as we share our favourite Margaret Mahy picture books & loads more in this special celebration storytime at Tūranga!
Join us as we share our favourite Margaret Mahy picture books & loads more in this special celebration storytime at Tūranga!

Holiday reading - Best books of 2019 Holiday reading - Best books of 2019

The best books of the year! Our librarians pick the cream of the crop for kids and teens, in a wide range of topics and styles. Enjoy!
The best books of the year! Our librarians pick the cream of the crop for kids and teens, in a wide range of topics and styles. Enjoy!

Interview with Craig Smith Interview with Craig Smith

A new interview with Mr Wonky Donkey himself Craig Smith!
A new interview with Mr Wonky Donkey himself Craig Smith!

Gingerbread House Family Challenge Gingerbread House Family Challenge

Congratulations to our winners who get a family pass to Hansel and Gretel on Saturday 23 November at the Isaac Theatre Royal
Congratulations to our winners who get a family pass to Hansel and Gretel on Saturday 23 November at the Isaac Theatre Royal

50th anniversary of A lion in the meadow 50th anniversary of A lion in the meadow

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy with activities and storytimes.
Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy with activities and storytimes.

Māori

Catalogue search: The Rātana faith Catalogue search: The Rātana faith

Books and resources about Te Haahi Rātana, the Rātana faith.
Books and resources about Te Haahi Rātana, the Rātana faith.

Vincent O’Malley: Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa Vincent O’Malley: Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa

Kate reports back from Vincent O'Malley's session about the New Zealand Wars at WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019
Kate reports back from Vincent O'Malley's session about the New Zealand Wars at WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu Tāngata Ngāi Tahu

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu. Volume One is a new book celebrating the rich and diverse lives of fifty people of Ngāi Tahu.
Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu. Volume One is a new book celebrating the rich and diverse lives of fifty people of Ngāi Tahu.

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.

eResources

Learn a new skill with our eResources Learn a new skill with our eResources

Learn everything from origami to programming or learn to speak Japanese or cook dumplings with eResources
Learn everything from origami to programming or learn to speak Japanese or cook dumplings with eResources

Top 10 eBooks Top 10 eBooks

Here are the favourite eBooks of Christchurch City Libraries' customers so far this year.
Here are the favourite eBooks of Christchurch City Libraries' customers so far this year.

PressReader access to Stuff titles PressReader access to Stuff titles

Update: Access to PressReader Stuff titles like The Press and the Sunday Star Times is now only available in libraries.
Update: Access to PressReader Stuff titles like The Press and the Sunday Star Times is now only available in libraries.

Never miss important news Never miss important news

Learn how to set up New Zealand news alerts using Newsbank's Access New Zealand.
Learn how to set up New Zealand news alerts using Newsbank's Access New Zealand.

Journal, Magazines, Newspapers Journal, Magazines, Newspapers

Publications Finder is probably one of the most useful tools in the toolbox for researchers looking for journal articles.
Publications Finder is probably one of the most useful tools in the toolbox for researchers looking for journal articles.

Teens

Reviews for Young Adults: November 2019 Reviews for Young Adults: November 2019

We have a bunch of people passionate about recommending the best stuff for teens and young adults. Check out their November picks.
We have a bunch of people passionate about recommending the best stuff for teens and young adults. Check out their November picks.

Tūranga NCEA Study Hall in November Tūranga NCEA Study Hall in November

Are you looking for a place to study for the 2019 NCEA exams? The following spaces in Tūranga have been booked for you to study in.
Are you looking for a place to study for the 2019 NCEA exams? The following spaces in Tūranga have been booked for you to study in.

RHS Book Club October 2019 RHS Book Club October 2019

recommended by UpperRiccartonLibrary
Today was the last book club of the year for our seniors and the last EVER for our Year 13s. Lots of re-reads, either as blob-out reading…
Today was the last book club of the year for our seniors and the last EVER for our Year 13s. Lots of re-reads, either as blob-out reading…

eResources for youth eResources for youth

eResources for fun and study - you can access them for free, wherever you are. All you need is your library card number and password / PIN.
eResources for fun and study - you can access them for free, wherever you are. All you need is your library card number and password / PIN.

Podcast - Youth activism Podcast - Youth activism

Episode of human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia with suggested resources and reading on the topics of activism and protest.
Episode of human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia with suggested resources and reading on the topics of activism and protest.
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