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READ this summer and be in to WIN!

In January 2018 there will be two comps to celebrate the joy of reading - People of all ages, simply pick up a book and read & WIN!

Summer Holiday Activities - January 2018

All ages are welcome at these activities. sessions are FREE, and they don't require bookings (unless mentioned otherwise)!

Treasure in the libraries

Jan 16th - Jan 25th
Selected libraries

Come along to a taonga (treasure) themed school holiday session and discover what cool things are hidden at your library. Bookings required.

JP clinics at libraries

Regular Justice of the Peace clinics take place at a number of libraries. Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre JP clinic starts Sat 11 Nov.

Kids

Teens

Teenage Kicks Teenage Kicks

recommended by DevilStateDan
A list of action-packed, non-sentimental, teenage reads!
A list of action-packed, non-sentimental, teenage reads!

What's a young person to do this summer? What's a young person to do this summer?

I have compiled a reading list just for you so you don’t have to waste your precious summer moments searching for your new favourite book!
I have compiled a reading list just for you so you don’t have to waste your precious summer moments searching for your new favourite book!

2017's most popular fiction for teens 2017's most popular fiction for teens

Here are the 15 most popular books for teens at our libraries in 2017. The Hunger Games was Number One!
Here are the 15 most popular books for teens at our libraries in 2017. The Hunger Games was Number One!

Māori teen fiction & non-fiction Māori teen fiction & non-fiction

recommended by ChristchurchTeens
Books and graphic novels written by and/or starring Māori characters and culture, for teens.
Books and graphic novels written by and/or starring Māori characters and culture, for teens.

The girl on the cover is ignoring you The girl on the cover is ignoring you

recommended by Shirley_Library
Ever noticed how a lot of YA fiction book covers kind of look the same? Us too.
Ever noticed how a lot of YA fiction book covers kind of look the same? Us too.

Recommended

National Youth Orchestra competition National Youth Orchestra competition

The NZSO National Youth Orchestra perform Fri 2 Feb. We have 2 double passes to give away. Entries close Thurs 25 Jan.
The NZSO National Youth Orchestra perform Fri 2 Feb. We have 2 double passes to give away. Entries close Thurs 25 Jan.

Stuff we love - January 2018 Stuff we love - January 2018

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.

A novella idea... A novella idea...

Sometimes big books can be intimidating so Dan suggests reads with all the drama and depth of a novel... but with fewer pages.
Sometimes big books can be intimidating so Dan suggests reads with all the drama and depth of a novel... but with fewer pages.

Summer Holiday Activities - January 2018 Summer Holiday Activities - January 2018

All ages are welcome at these activities. sessions are FREE, and they don't require bookings (unless mentioned otherwise)!
All ages are welcome at these activities. sessions are FREE, and they don't require bookings (unless mentioned otherwise)!

The future is just around the corner... The future is just around the corner...

By Katccl
Yesterday I happened to be in Cathedral Square, walking past An Origin Story's lovely hoardings around the convention centre site ...
Yesterday I happened to be in Cathedral Square, walking past An Origin Story's lovely hoardings around the convention centre site ...

eResources

Relax and read an eBook Relax and read an eBook

Whatever genre you enjoy, we've got eBooks for your summer holiday reading.
Whatever genre you enjoy, we've got eBooks for your summer holiday reading.

eMagazines eMagazines

Read eMagazines - get the latest copies hot off the Press with RBDigital eMagazines, and PressReader.
Read eMagazines - get the latest copies hot off the Press with RBDigital eMagazines, and PressReader.

#31DaysofLanguage with Mango Languages #31DaysofLanguage with Mango Languages

Join the social media challenge #31DaysofLanguage with Mango Languages, & improve your fluency in another language.
Join the social media challenge #31DaysofLanguage with Mango Languages, & improve your fluency in another language.

New eMagazines from RBDigital ... New eMagazines from RBDigital ...

... And find over 500 other eMagazines from RBDigital, or check out the top 20 monthly or top 20 weekly eMagazines titles.
... And find over 500 other eMagazines from RBDigital, or check out the top 20 monthly or top 20 weekly eMagazines titles.

Top eAudiobooks for your next road trip Top eAudiobooks for your next road trip

Got a summer holiday planned? Does it involve a long road trip? Then a downloadable eAudiobook could be the perfect driving companion.
Got a summer holiday planned? Does it involve a long road trip? Then a downloadable eAudiobook could be the perfect driving companion.

Community

Podcast - Collaborative urban living Podcast - Collaborative urban living

Episode from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. With recommended reading on the topic of sustainable living.
Episode from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. With recommended reading on the topic of sustainable living.

新年愿望和图书馆的资源 New Year’s Resolutions ... 新年愿望和图书馆的资源 New Year’s Resolutions ...

新的一年到来了!在这辞旧迎新之季,我们每个人都对来年有所期盼。自助书籍作家Melody Beattie 说过,新的一年就像一本书待写的一章,需要我们设定目标来完成。在西方社会,人们都有制定新年计划和愿望 (New Year’s Resolutions) ...
新的一年到来了!在这辞旧迎新之季,我们每个人都对来年有所期盼。自助书籍作家Melody Beattie 说过,新的一年就像一本书待写的一章,需要我们设定目标来完成。在西方社会,人们都有制定新年计划和愿望 (New Year’s Resolutions) ...

새로운 시작을 준비하며 올 한해를 마감합니다 새로운 시작을 준비하며 올 한해를 마감합니다

오랫 동안 기다리던 책을 우연히 만났을 때의 반가움을 맛 본 적이있나요? 오랜 동안 못 보던 친구를 만난것 처럼 궁금함이 폭발해 그 책을 단숨에 읽었습니다.  
오랫 동안 기다리던 책을 우연히 만났을 때의 반가움을 맛 본 적이있나요? 오랜 동안 못 보던 친구를 만난것 처럼 궁금함이 폭발해 그 책을 단숨에 읽었습니다.  

Street Prints Ōtautahi Street Prints Ōtautahi

Street Prints Ōtautahi 2017 is on now. Find out more about the big artworks going up in Lyttelton and Christchurch, and other activities.
Street Prints Ōtautahi 2017 is on now. Find out more about the big artworks going up in Lyttelton and Christchurch, and other activities.

Polish books Polish books

The Polish Embassy has donated some books in Polish, and about Poland, to the library.
The Polish Embassy has donated some books in Polish, and about Poland, to the library.

Māori

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.

Wāhine at Tuahiwi, North Canterbury Wāhine at Tuahiwi, North Canterbury

Photograph taken at a 1922 hui in Tuahiwi to discuss the Ngāi Tahu land claim (which was eventually settled on 21 November 1997).
Photograph taken at a 1922 hui in Tuahiwi to discuss the Ngāi Tahu land claim (which was eventually settled on 21 November 1997).

Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards

See the finalists and winners in the 2017 Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards.
See the finalists and winners in the 2017 Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards.

Podcast - The New Zealand Wars Podcast - The New Zealand Wars

Episode from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia about official commemoration of The New Zealand Wars, 28 October.
Episode from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia about official commemoration of The New Zealand Wars, 28 October.

Local History

Cafe Life Cafe Life

Customers relaxing in the Attic Coffee House, 123a Cashel Street c.1957,
Customers relaxing in the Attic Coffee House, 123a Cashel Street c.1957,

Corner of Cashel and High Streets, 1880s Corner of Cashel and High Streets, 1880s

Cobb & Co. established their line of coaches in Christchurch in 1863. Photo of their coach office facing east on the Cashel/High Triangle.
Cobb & Co. established their line of coaches in Christchurch in 1863. Photo of their coach office facing east on the Cashel/High Triangle.

A new whale for a new generation A new whale for a new generation

New Brighton Beachside Playground is scheduled to open on Weds 20 Dec 10.30am. Find out about the history of the much-loved whale!
New Brighton Beachside Playground is scheduled to open on Weds 20 Dec 10.30am. Find out about the history of the much-loved whale!

A hot summer's day in 1913 A hot summer's day in 1913

A view in Cathedral Square looking towards the BNZ corner on a hot summer's day. Date: 1913. From our Digital Image Collection.
A view in Cathedral Square looking towards the BNZ corner on a hot summer's day. Date: 1913. From our Digital Image Collection.

The prison camp, Hanmer Springs, 1904 The prison camp, Hanmer Springs, 1904

In the 1900s in Hanmer Springs prisoners were used as labour growing exotic trees. From Christchurch City Libraries' Images Collection.
In the 1900s in Hanmer Springs prisoners were used as labour growing exotic trees. From Christchurch City Libraries' Images Collection.
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