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Christchurch Pride 28 Feb to 10 Mar

Come along & enjoy Christchurch Pride events with Qtopia at Tūranga: Zine Night, Book Speed Dating, panel discussion & more.

The Great Stash Swap events

Upper Riccarton, Linwood, Tūranga

Fabric, yarn, and crafting materials hoarders take note: Our popular stash swap events are back and on at three libraries in Feb and Mar.

Sustainable Living Series

Sustainable Living events in March include making a reuseable vege bag at Upper Riccarton and a clothing swap at New Brighton!

Place in time: 2000 - 2018

Feb 1st - Mar 31st
Tūranga

Place in Time collects photos that document the city of Christchurch and the lives of the people who live here. Digital exhibition, Tūranga

Bored of games? Never!

If you're keen to try a new board game, or just looking to play an old favourite Tūranga's Monday night Board Games Club is the place to be.

Recommended

Māori

Recommended reading: Te Matatini Recommended reading: Te Matatini

recommended by ChristchurchLib
Te Matatini is the biennial national kapa haka event. We list kapa haka resources.
Te Matatini is the biennial national kapa haka event. We list kapa haka resources.

Kā Huru Manu exhibition and events Kā Huru Manu exhibition and events

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

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.

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.

Teens

LGBTQIA+ topic guide for teens LGBTQIA+ topic guide for teens

Christchurch Pride is here soon! We recommend resources for teens that explore and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Rainbow reads galore.
Christchurch Pride is here soon! We recommend resources for teens that explore and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Rainbow reads galore.

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.

Community

Fendalton Library closed 4 Mar to 28 Jul Fendalton Library closed 4 Mar to 28 Jul

The Fendalton Library and Service Centre building is closed for improvements from Sat 2 March 4pm, and is scheduled to reopen Mon 29 July.
The Fendalton Library and Service Centre building is closed for improvements from Sat 2 March 4pm, and is scheduled to reopen Mon 29 July.

Sustainable Living Series - March 2019 Sustainable Living Series - March 2019

Sustainable Living events in March include making a reuseable vege bag at Upper Riccarton and a clothing swap at New Brighton!
Sustainable Living events in March include making a reuseable vege bag at Upper Riccarton and a clothing swap at New Brighton!

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.

Seaweek 2019 Seaweek 2019

Seaweek will run from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 March 2019, and there's more marine-related events in the weeks before.
Seaweek will run from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 March 2019, and there's more marine-related events in the weeks before.

Local History

Mac the dog pulling a sulky, Colombo St Mac the dog pulling a sulky, Colombo St

Mac is pulling a sulky carrying Jenny-Lee Barnes, 1966. A glimpse of local history from our Discovery Wall website.
Mac is pulling a sulky carrying Jenny-Lee Barnes, 1966. A glimpse of local history from our Discovery Wall website.

The Christchurch Town Hall set to reopen The Christchurch Town Hall set to reopen

The Christchurch Town Hall will be officially reopened by Mayor Lianne Dalziel at noon this Sat 23 Feb. We celebrate its history.
The Christchurch Town Hall will be officially reopened by Mayor Lianne Dalziel at noon this Sat 23 Feb. We celebrate its history.

Rink Stables: Horses and rollerskates Rink Stables: Horses and rollerskates

Rollerskating was all the rage in the Victorian era and Christchurch joined the trend in 1876. Joyce digs into the history of Rink Stables.
Rollerskating was all the rage in the Victorian era and Christchurch joined the trend in 1876. Joyce digs into the history of Rink Stables.

"Knight" riding on a horse, Hagley Park "Knight" riding on a horse, Hagley Park

A rider, Miss Sue Morrish, dressed as a knight riding on a horse, Nordick, North Hagley Park for the filming of a TV commercial in 1982.
A rider, Miss Sue Morrish, dressed as a knight riding on a horse, Nordick, North Hagley Park for the filming of a TV commercial in 1982.

Discovery Wall Discovery Wall

Tūranga is the home of New Zealand’s largest digital touchwall. Find out more, and how you can contribute to this unique heritage resource.
Tūranga is the home of New Zealand’s largest digital touchwall. Find out more, and how you can contribute to this unique heritage resource.

Kids

Fourth Friday Whānau Fun Night Fourth Friday Whānau Fun Night

Feb 22nd | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Stories followed by fun, hands-on activities to do as a family - building, making, crafting, and exploring.
Stories followed by fun, hands-on activities to do as a family - building, making, crafting, and exploring.

Parks Week - 11 to 17 March 2019 Parks Week - 11 to 17 March 2019

6 nature books are hidden in 6 parks/gardens near 6 libraries. Read & discover your local park and enjoy story time in the great outdoors!
6 nature books are hidden in 6 parks/gardens near 6 libraries. Read & discover your local park and enjoy story time in the great outdoors!

Wā Pēpi and Wā Kōrero Wā Pēpi and Wā Kōrero

Wā Pēpi (Babytimes) and Wā Kōrero (Storytimes) are back in action! Bring along tamariki and enjoy a fun whānau time for everyone.
Wā Pēpi (Babytimes) and Wā Kōrero (Storytimes) are back in action! Bring along tamariki and enjoy a fun whānau time for everyone.

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.

Vale Tomi Ungerer, 1931-2019 Vale Tomi Ungerer, 1931-2019

Karen remembers award-winning children's book author and illustrator, Tomi Ungerer.
Karen remembers award-winning children's book author and illustrator, Tomi Ungerer.

eResources

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.

eMagazines eMagazines

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

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
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