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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

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 Virtual Expo Saturday 15 August

Join in via Zoom in a series of talks and webinars about family history.

Te Ao Māori

Ross Calman in an #NZCYA Books Alive event with LIANZA

Maia and Maatakiwi interview author Ross Calman about his NZCYA-nominated bilingual book The Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Tamariki - Kids

Books Alive - NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

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 Virtual Expo Saturday 15 August

Join in via Zoom in a series of talks and webinars about family history.

Te Ao Māori

Ross Calman in an #NZCYA Books Alive event with LIANZA

Maia and Maatakiwi interview author Ross Calman about his NZCYA-nominated bilingual book The Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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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

Ancestry Library Edition

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

Careers

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

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.

Justices of the Peace (JPs)

Our regular JP clinics at libraries are back!

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