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Kā Huru Manu exhibition and events

Jan 25th - Apr 28th
Tūranga

Immerse yourself in an historical journey and explore the Māori place names of Canterbury and Banks Peninsula.

Sustainable Living Series Launch

Feb 10th

Come along to a series of public talks, workshops, and storytimes - all with a focus on sustainable living.

Summertime Reading Challenge prizes

Summertime Reading Challenge - you can win awesome summer goodies. Enter now!

Huraina

The latest copy of the free library magazine Huraina is online, or pick up a paper copy from your library next week.

First Friday Whānau Fun Night

Feb 1st | 5:30pm - 6:30pm

The whole whānau is invited to a short storytime followed by fun, hands-on activities to do as a family. Building, making, and exploring!

Recommended

Local History

Frighteners: Picturing Canterbury Frighteners: Picturing Canterbury

Michael J Fox and Peter Jackson on The Frighteners set. Christchurch Star archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-00537A.
Michael J Fox and Peter Jackson on The Frighteners set. Christchurch Star archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-00537A.

Capture Your Story Capture Your Story

Feb 11th | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Learn to make a video about your family history using photos, documents, and family stories. Book now for this six-week course.
Learn to make a video about your family history using photos, documents, and family stories. Book now for this six-week course.

A tweet by: ChCh 100 years ago

Picturing Canterbury: Model Whale Picturing Canterbury: Model Whale

Model of a whale on a forklift truck. Christchurch Star archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-0388A https://discoverywall.nz/media/5755
Model of a whale on a forklift truck. Christchurch Star archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-0388A https://discoverywall.nz/media/5755

Sheep being herded towards the Square Sheep being herded towards the Square

Sheep being herded towards Cathedral Square, 9 March 1995. A slice of history from the Discovery Wall.
Sheep being herded towards Cathedral Square, 9 March 1995. A slice of history from the Discovery Wall.

Community

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.

Lunar New Year 2019 Lunar New Year 2019

Celebrate Lunar New Year from Sat 9 Feb to Weds 27 Feb with craft activities, traditional games, themed storytimes and a family day.
Celebrate Lunar New Year from Sat 9 Feb to Weds 27 Feb with craft activities, traditional games, themed storytimes and a family day.

Sustainable Living Series Launch Sustainable Living Series Launch

Feb 10th
Come along to a series of public talks, workshops, and storytimes - all with a focus on sustainable living.
Come along to a series of public talks, workshops, and storytimes - all with a focus on sustainable living.

Spark Jump Workshops at Hornby & Linwood Spark Jump Workshops at Hornby & Linwood

Spark Jump is designed to get families in low-income communities with the care of children (0 to 18) online. Find out if you are eligible.
Spark Jump is designed to get families in low-income communities with the care of children (0 to 18) online. Find out if you are eligible.

Technology Programmes - eKnow How Technology Programmes - eKnow How

Explore library sessions from basic computer skills to music production. Some are pay-for, & some are free drop-ins. Book your spot now!
Explore library sessions from basic computer skills to music production. Some are pay-for, & some are free drop-ins. Book your spot now!

Kids

Summer School Holiday Programmes Summer School Holiday Programmes

This school holidays libraries have free bookable activities, pay-for classes that require bookings, and sessions you can just drop in for.
This school holidays libraries have free bookable activities, pay-for classes that require bookings, and sessions you can just drop in for.

Playstation 4 Tournament Playstation 4 Tournament

Jan 22nd | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Come and test your gaming skills these holidays. Highest score on the day will win a mystery prize!
Come and test your gaming skills these holidays. Highest score on the day will win a mystery prize!

Survey: Story & Babytimes at Tūranga Survey: Story & Babytimes at Tūranga

What times and days for preschool story sessions at Tūranga would suit your family? Please fill in our quick online survey.
What times and days for preschool story sessions at Tūranga would suit your family? Please fill in our quick online survey.

Ready, steady...relax Ready, steady...relax

By Moata
The holidays are for spending time together and relaxing. Here's how the library can help with resources to keep everyone happy.
The holidays are for spending time together and relaxing. Here's how the library can help with resources to keep everyone happy.

Stacy Gregg interview Stacy Gregg interview

"I write for strong, brave independent-minded readers who aspire to be heroes" - an interview with New Zealand writer Stacy Gregg.
"I write for strong, brave independent-minded readers who aspire to be heroes" - an interview with New Zealand writer Stacy Gregg.

Teens

eSports Rocket League Tournament eSports Rocket League Tournament

Jan 9th - Jan 30th
Participating libraries
Knockout tournament held at participating libraries, with the finals held at Tūranga using the MEGA screen in the youth space! Ages 10+.
Knockout tournament held at participating libraries, with the finals held at Tūranga using the MEGA screen in the youth space! Ages 10+.

Youthtown Learners Licence Workshops Youthtown Learners Licence Workshops

Sign up for 2019 Learners Licence Workshops - $130 for six workshops with Youthtown & on session 6 they will take you to sit your test.
Sign up for 2019 Learners Licence Workshops - $130 for six workshops with Youthtown & on session 6 they will take you to sit your test.

Young Adult Titles for Interesting Times Young Adult Titles for Interesting Times

recommended by RayShipley
YA-appropriate non-fiction (and a bit of fiction) to inspire, confront, challenge, and offer hope in a world that feels a bit topsy-turvy.
YA-appropriate non-fiction (and a bit of fiction) to inspire, confront, challenge, and offer hope in a world that feels a bit topsy-turvy.

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.

Christchurch City Libraries for teens Christchurch City Libraries for teens

A guide to the library - from joining & membership, to study & eResources, & library events as well as finding your next great read.
A guide to the library - from joining & membership, to study & eResources, & library events as well as finding your next great read.

eResources

eMagazines eMagazines

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

Christmas home movies Christmas home movies

A fascinating look at Christmas through the medium of home movies via Access Video.
A fascinating look at Christmas through the medium of home movies via Access Video.

Hidden Gems - Fugazi Hidden Gems - Fugazi

After digging deep in the library catalogue, I found a couple of great things on one of my favourite bands, Fugazi.
After digging deep in the library catalogue, I found a couple of great things on one of my favourite bands, Fugazi.

Libby for travelling families 方便旅行家庭的电子 Libby for travelling families 方便旅行家庭的电子

旅行的季节又到了!很多华人朋友都利用孩子假期、圣诞节和春节回国探亲或出国旅游。有时在图书馆遇到华人顾客因出国前忘记还书需交超期罚款很是同情。自己也曾在回国时为找孩子的英文阅读材料煞费苦心。其实,这些问题都可以用图书馆的电子资源eResources 解决。OverDrive…
旅行的季节又到了!很多华人朋友都利用孩子假期、圣诞节和春节回国探亲或出国旅游。有时在图书馆遇到华人顾客因出国前忘记还书需交超期罚款很是同情。自己也曾在回国时为找孩子的英文阅读材料煞费苦心。其实,这些问题都可以用图书馆的电子资源eResources 解决。OverDrive…

Just for Kids Just for Kids

Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more
Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more

Māori

Kā Huru Manu Seminar Kā Huru Manu Seminar

Jan 26th | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tā Tipene O'Regan and the Ngāi Tahu Archive Team give a public presentation on the Kā Huru Manu project and the history behind each map.
Tā Tipene O'Regan and the Ngāi Tahu Archive Team give a public presentation on the Kā Huru Manu project and the history behind each map.

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.

Parihaka Parihaka

There was a peaceful resistance to a militia invasion of Taranaki settlement Parihaka 5 November 1881. Discover the Christchurch connection.
There was a peaceful resistance to a militia invasion of Taranaki settlement Parihaka 5 November 1881. Discover the Christchurch connection.

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.

Podcast – Tā moko Podcast – Tā moko

Sally Carlton talks to an academic, a moko practitioner and a photographer about the meaning and mana of tā moko, traditional Māori tattoo.
Sally Carlton talks to an academic, a moko practitioner and a photographer about the meaning and mana of tā moko, traditional Māori tattoo.
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