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Tamariki - Kids

After School Activity Zones and Bookable Programmes

Join us for after school fun and learning. Join one of our Bookable Programmes or drop in to a free activity zone.

Rangatahi - Teens

Youth Week - 8 to 16 May 2021

Nerdy Crafting at Shirley. Zinemaking at Upper Riccarton. Find out about Youth Week activities and how you can be involved.

Local history

Take a look back in time: Through the Shop Window exhibition

Through the Shop Window is an exhibition featuring archaeology and stories of the 1860s shops that stood on the site of Te Pae.

Te Ao Māori

Matariki: Māori New Year

Stars of the Matariki cluster set on 2 Pipiri / June, & rise 2-5 Takurua / July 2021. Celebrate Matariki with Christchurch City Libraries.

Tamariki - Kids

After School Activity Zones and Bookable Programmes

Join us for after school fun and learning. Join one of our Bookable Programmes or drop in to a free activity zone.

Rangatahi - Teens

Youth Week - 8 to 16 May 2021

Nerdy Crafting at Shirley. Zinemaking at Upper Riccarton. Find out about Youth Week activities and how you can be involved.

Local history

Take a look back in time: Through the Shop Window exhibition

Through the Shop Window is an exhibition featuring archaeology and stories of the 1860s shops that stood on the site of Te Pae.

Te Ao Māori

Matariki: Māori New Year

Stars of the Matariki cluster set on 2 Pipiri / June, & rise 2-5 Takurua / July 2021. Celebrate Matariki with Christchurch City Libraries.

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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.

eResources

Recommended

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

Featured non-fiction

True crime reading guide

Truth can be stranger than fiction and just as gripping - read tales of murder, investigations, trials, and the wrongfully imprisoned.

Featured fiction

Fantasy fiction reading guide

Find Fantasy authors you might like to try and reading lists for a range of Fantasy sub-genres including Epic, Grimdark, and Urban Fantasy.

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Hot topics

Hot topics

Open Christchurch - 15 and 16 May 2021

Find out more about this upcoming celebration of Christchurch architecture. It is on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May.

Wild Ōtautahi: An exhibition about wildlife in our city

Take a walk on the wild side and discover Gavin Bishop's illustrations of animals living in our city and explore their habitats.

Justices of the Peace (JPs)

Justices of the Peace are back at our libraries.
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