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The Darwin Affair: Big Library Read 3 to 17 August

Join millions of readers around the globe in reading a historical fiction thriller eBook during Big Library Read, on OverDrive or Libby.

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.

Tamariki - Kids

Books Alive - NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

From Monday 27 July, enjoy Books Alive - Author Events and Virtual Storytimes - part of the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Rangatahi - Teens

Booklists for teens

Loads of great reading ideas for teens - Mysteries, Graphic Novels, and more.

Local history

Christchurch Family History Expo Fri 14 & Sat 15 August

Come along to Tūranga for two days of family history events.

Te Ao Māori

Matariki 2020: Crafts, stories, and more

This year, to help everyone prepare for their Matariki celebrations we've created digital storytimes, make sheets, and craft resources.

Tamariki - Kids

Books Alive - NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

From Monday 27 July, enjoy Books Alive - Author Events and Virtual Storytimes - part of the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Rangatahi - Teens

Booklists for teens

Loads of great reading ideas for teens - Mysteries, Graphic Novels, and more.

Local history

Christchurch Family History Expo Fri 14 & Sat 15 August

Come along to Tūranga for two days of family history events.

Te Ao Māori

Matariki 2020: Crafts, stories, and more

This year, to help everyone prepare for their Matariki celebrations we've created digital storytimes, make sheets, and craft resources.

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Recommended

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

Featured fiction

Mystery fiction reading guide

From historical whodunnits and cosy crime to psychological thrillers and Scandi noir - our guide will help you find your next mystery read.

New Titles

New in...

New titles in different categories

Hot topics

Hot topics

Bill Brett Gardening talks on Sun 2, Mon 3, Tues 4 August

Bill Brett, author of Garden Pest & Disease Control – Essential NZ Guide, presents talks on pest control, and growing fruit & veges.

Ancestry Library Edition

Free remotely until 31 August. Trace your family history. Includes records from U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Behrouz Boochani: Writing from Manus Island

Mark reports on the Behrouz Boochani WORD Christchurch event on Friday 29 November.

Careers

Practical information to help you find a career, find out about training and discover where to look for jobs.

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