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Together We Read: Cedar Valley

Together We Read online book club featuring Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby. Borrow the OverDrive eBook, no waits or holds until 22 August.

Very Short Introductions

Let me introduce you to Very Short Introductions, a great collection of concise online eBooks from Oxford University Press.

Kanopy is here!

Welcome to Kanopy - this online video streaming service is full of award-winning independent, international, classic films, & docos.

Frocks and bodices: BBC period dramas

Simone recommends some great BBC period dramas, films and TV series available online via Access Video.

Learn English online with eResources

Learn or need to improve your English? We have eResources that can help!

Recommended

Kids

Winners announced Winners announced

Find out the winning titles for the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults.
Find out the winning titles for the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults.

Interview with Kimberly Andrews Interview with Kimberly Andrews

Missbeecrafty chats to Kimberly Andrews, author and illustrator of award-winning picture book, Puffin the Architect.
Missbeecrafty chats to Kimberly Andrews, author and illustrator of award-winning picture book, Puffin the Architect.

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 &…
Join us for after school clubs & programmes. Some sessions are free & no bookings required; others have a cost attached & require bookings.

Interview with Katie O'Neill Interview with Katie O'Neill

We asked some questions of wonderful Christchurch writer & illustrator Katie O'Neill, just back from Comic-Con International in San…
We asked some questions of wonderful Christchurch writer & illustrator Katie O'Neill, just back from Comic-Con International in San Diego.

CSO Music trails through the library CSO Music trails through the library

CSO musicians perform with stories, music and dancing for kids. Next session: String quartet at Papanui Library, 10.30am Wed 3 September.
CSO musicians perform with stories, music and dancing for kids. Next session: String quartet at Papanui Library, 10.30am Wed 3 September.

What's On

Shifting Points of View - WORD Chch Shifting Points of View - WORD Chch

WORD Christchurch presents Shifting Points of View — a spectacular line-up of New Zealand and international speakers to get you thinking.
WORD Christchurch presents Shifting Points of View — a spectacular line-up of New Zealand and international speakers to get you thinking.

Illuminate, 3 August to 27 October Illuminate, 3 August to 27 October

To celebrate our 160th birthday, we've gone deep into our vaults and rummaged our shelves to bring you some of our favourite gems.
To celebrate our 160th birthday, we've gone deep into our vaults and rummaged our shelves to bring you some of our favourite gems.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's… Harry Potter and the Philosopher's…

Listen to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone being read aloud at Tūranga on Thursday evenings this August (6pm to 7pm).
Listen to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone being read aloud at Tūranga on Thursday evenings this August (6pm to 7pm).

What's on for National Poetry Day 2019 What's on for National Poetry Day 2019

Friday 23 August is Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day 2019 and Canterbury is celebrating with a number of events.
Friday 23 August is Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day 2019 and Canterbury is celebrating with a number of events.

Wā Pēpi / Babytimes Wā Pēpi / Babytimes

Multiple libraries
Encourage learning through language. Babytimes is an interactive programme including rhymes, songs, stories and play!
Encourage learning through language. Babytimes is an interactive programme including rhymes, songs, stories and play!

Community

Redwood closed, Fendalton re-opened Redwood closed, Fendalton re-opened

Redwood Library is now closed for improvements until Monday 26 August. Fendalton Library has reopened Monday 29 July.
Redwood Library is now closed for improvements until Monday 26 August. Fendalton Library has reopened Monday 29 July.

Podcast - Gender identity Podcast - Gender identity

This episode of human rights podcast Speak up - Kōrerotia looks at issues around gender identity, with suggested reading and resources.
This episode of human rights podcast Speak up - Kōrerotia looks at issues around gender identity, with suggested reading and resources.

The Great Library Seed & Plant Swap 2019 The Great Library Seed & Plant Swap 2019

Got some home-saved (or leftover bought) seeds to share? Pop them in at one of our participating libraries in September.
Got some home-saved (or leftover bought) seeds to share? Pop them in at one of our participating libraries in September.

The Art of Chinese Calligraphy The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

All about Chinese calligraphy and details of The Art of Calligraphy Exhibition at Tūranga, 15 August to 15 September.
All about Chinese calligraphy and details of The Art of Calligraphy Exhibition at Tūranga, 15 August to 15 September.

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.

Teens

Youth Picks - August 2019 Youth Picks - August 2019

A choice selection of stuff for Christchurch youth: recommended reads, events, exhibitions and more - all with a teen focus.
A choice selection of stuff for Christchurch youth: recommended reads, events, exhibitions and more - all with a teen focus.

New titles for YA - August 2019 New titles for YA - August 2019

Check out the latest books for teens and readers of YA.
Check out the latest books for teens and readers of YA.

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.

Crossing fantasy with Lara Croft Crossing fantasy with Lara Croft

Claire reads the latest from Young Adult fantasy and sci-fi author Maria V. Snyder and gives it 8/10!
Claire reads the latest from Young Adult fantasy and sci-fi author Maria V. Snyder and gives it 8/10!

The Boy Who Steals Houses The Boy Who Steals Houses

By Amyccl
A gritty contemporary YA novel is heart-breaking and gritty and raw and I loved it.
A gritty contemporary YA novel is heart-breaking and gritty and raw and I loved it.

Local History

Christchurch Women's Hospital Christchurch Women's Hospital

Exterior of Christchurch Women's Hospital at 885 Colombo Street, 17 July 1989. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Exterior of Christchurch Women's Hospital at 885 Colombo Street, 17 July 1989. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Vandalised Spitfire, 1984 Vandalised Spitfire, 1984

View of the burnt Spitfire which was vandalised outside the Brevet Club on Memorial Avenue, 1984. A local image from the Discovery Wall.
View of the burnt Spitfire which was vandalised outside the Brevet Club on Memorial Avenue, 1984. A local image from the Discovery Wall.

A joy-ride on Lake Ida, 1957 A joy-ride on Lake Ida, 1957

A vintage car taking a sled of children for a joy-ride across the frozen Lake Ida in 1957. An image from the Discovery Wall.
A vintage car taking a sled of children for a joy-ride across the frozen Lake Ida in 1957. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Peace Celebrations, 19-21 July 1919 Peace Celebrations, 19-21 July 1919

On Saturday 19 July 1919, the people of Christchurch gathered for a weekend of celebration to mark the end of "the war to end all…
On Saturday 19 July 1919, the people of Christchurch gathered for a weekend of celebration to mark the end of "the war to end all…

Government Life Building Government Life Building

Photos of the Government Life Building in Cathedral Square which was opened 55 years ago on the 17th July 1964.
Photos of the Government Life Building in Cathedral Square which was opened 55 years ago on the 17th July 1964.

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.

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.

Treaty of Waitangi Treaty of Waitangi

recommended by Simone_CCL
The BWB Treaty of Waitangi Collection is a rich online resource for Waitangi Day.
The BWB Treaty of Waitangi Collection is a rich online resource for Waitangi Day.
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