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Sāmoan Language Week

Tālofa. We are celebrating Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa from Monday 28 May with storytimes in Sāmoan, card making, and a computer session.

Jobs at Christchurch City Libraries

We have a range of library jobs on offer - applications for most close this week.

Spark Jump

Spark Jump is designed to get families in low-income communities with the care of children (0 to 18) online. Find out if you are eligible.

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.

Kids

Teens

Youth Week 2018 Youth Week 2018

Join in! Playstation tourney; drawing, visual storytelling, poetry workshops, & music.
Join in! Playstation tourney; drawing, visual storytelling, poetry workshops, & music.

Armageddon is coming... Armageddon is coming...

By Pruccl
It'll only be the end of the world if you miss Christchurch's annual pop culture expo. Fan-girl, Pru, explains what all the fuss is about.
It'll only be the end of the world if you miss Christchurch's annual pop culture expo. Fan-girl, Pru, explains what all the fuss is about.

Join the library Join the library

A guide to the library for teens - joining & membership, study & eResources, library events - as well as finding your next great read.
A guide to the library for teens - joining & membership, study & eResources, library events - as well as finding your next great read.

RHS Book Club April 2018 RHS Book Club April 2018

recommended by UpperRiccartonLibrary
Here's what Riccarton High School Book Club have been reading and loving this April. Thanks for all the chocolate, Ms B!
Here's what Riccarton High School Book Club have been reading and loving this April. Thanks for all the chocolate, Ms B!

What's On

NZ Music Month 2018 NZ Music Month 2018

We are celebrating NZ Music Month this May. Find out more about this month-long celebration, and explore our music resources.
We are celebrating NZ Music Month this May. Find out more about this month-long celebration, and explore our music resources.

Jazz and Blues Jazz and Blues

Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival 2018 is a treat for lovers of jazz and blues - it is on 23 to 27 May.
Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival 2018 is a treat for lovers of jazz and blues - it is on 23 to 27 May.

Commemorating WWI soldiers Commemorating WWI soldiers

Apr 27th - May 25th
Halswell and Sumner
Two exhibitions look at the lives and stories of soldiers from the communities of Halswell and Sumner.
Two exhibitions look at the lives and stories of soldiers from the communities of Halswell and Sumner.

Knit 'n' Yarn Knit 'n' Yarn

Multiple libraries
Find a knit 'n' yarn session at a library near you. Bring your knitting, crochet or other portable craft project.
Find a knit 'n' yarn session at a library near you. Bring your knitting, crochet or other portable craft project.

Babytimes/Wā Pēpi Babytimes/Wā Pēpi

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!

eResources

Introducing Gale Interactive: Science Introducing Gale Interactive: Science

Make science come alive - interactive 3-D models & authoritative, digital content that helps students experience science, not just study it.
Make science come alive - interactive 3-D models & authoritative, digital content that helps students experience science, not just study it.

I hear dead people - Rock's Back Pages I hear dead people - Rock's Back Pages

Rock's Back Pages is the perfect place to listen to interviews with the late, great legends of rock.
Rock's Back Pages is the perfect place to listen to interviews with the late, great legends of rock.

Bloomsbury Popular Music Bloomsbury Popular Music

11 volumes of Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of Popular Music of the World, over 120 titles of the 33 1/3 series, & titles for study purposes.
11 volumes of Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of Popular Music of the World, over 120 titles of the 33 1/3 series, & titles for study purposes.

Tutor available 24/7 - Lynda.com Tutor available 24/7 - Lynda.com

Have you started studying this year and feel a little out of your depth? Here is something to help you be at the top of the class.
Have you started studying this year and feel a little out of your depth? Here is something to help you be at the top of the class.

Start your research with Credo Reference Start your research with Credo Reference

The thought of starting research can be daunting, so a great starting place is a hidden gem of an eResource  - Credo Reference. Credo…
The thought of starting research can be daunting, so a great starting place is a hidden gem of an eResource  - Credo Reference. Credo…

Recommended

Remembering Tom Wolfe – a personal view Remembering Tom Wolfe – a personal view

By Robccl
"I loved the vivid, day-glo prose of his psychedelic classic, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ..." - Rob revisits Tom Wolfe's work.
"I loved the vivid, day-glo prose of his psychedelic classic, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ..." - Rob revisits Tom Wolfe's work.

Ockham New Zealand Book Award Winners Ockham New Zealand Book Award Winners

Find out the winners in this year's Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
Find out the winners in this year's Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

Robert Webb - How Not to be a Boy Robert Webb - How Not to be a Boy

Michele A'Court spoke to Robert Webb about his "feminist memoir written by a man" at a WORD Christchurch event on Tuesday 15 May.
Michele A'Court spoke to Robert Webb about his "feminist memoir written by a man" at a WORD Christchurch event on Tuesday 15 May.

NZ Music Month NZ Music Month

We are celebrating NZ Music Month this May. Find out more about this month-long celebration, and explore our music resources.
We are celebrating NZ Music Month this May. Find out more about this month-long celebration, and explore our music resources.

The world's priciest piece of paper The world's priciest piece of paper

By Robccl
The extraordinary tale of a single stamp as it changed hands and rapidly increased in value with each new owner over its 150 year history.
The extraordinary tale of a single stamp as it changed hands and rapidly increased in value with each new owner over its 150 year history.

Local History

The Hanmer bath-house, built 1904 The Hanmer bath-house, built 1904

The Hanmer bath-house buildings for the hot pools at Hanmer Springs built in 1904. This photo from our Digital Collection was taken ca. 1910
The Hanmer bath-house buildings for the hot pools at Hanmer Springs built in 1904. This photo from our Digital Collection was taken ca. 1910

Undergrad students, Canterbury College Undergrad students, Canterbury College

Founded in 1873, Canterbury College (now the University of Canterbury) originally occupied what is now the Arts Centre.
Founded in 1873, Canterbury College (now the University of Canterbury) originally occupied what is now the Arts Centre.

A section of Armagh Street, Christchurch A section of Armagh Street, Christchurch

Horses were volunteered by the public for use in the South African War (1899-1902). Here sixty of them are seen being officially inspected.
Horses were volunteered by the public for use in the South African War (1899-1902). Here sixty of them are seen being officially inspected.

A glimpse of libraries past A glimpse of libraries past

By Katccl
As we move ever closer to the opening of Tūranga, it can be interesting to reflect and look back on how far libraries have come.
As we move ever closer to the opening of Tūranga, it can be interesting to reflect and look back on how far libraries have come.

Local soldiers' message in a bottle Local soldiers' message in a bottle

In spring 1914 four Christchurch men on their way to war wrote a note and placed it in a bottle. What became of them and their message?
In spring 1914 four Christchurch men on their way to war wrote a note and placed it in a bottle. What became of them and their message?

Māori

Auē! Me tangi noa ahau ki muri nei Auē! Me tangi noa ahau ki muri nei

Jo looks at the story behind the lyrics of "E Pari Rā" - a song inspired by wartime loss and grief.
Jo looks at the story behind the lyrics of "E Pari Rā" - a song inspired by wartime loss and grief.

New view for tukutuku New view for tukutuku

By Moata
Ten library tukutuku panels that were created as part of a community art project are now on display at Christchurch Art Gallery.
Ten library tukutuku panels that were created as part of a community art project are now on display at Christchurch Art Gallery.

Kōmako: Reclaiming Māori literature Kōmako: Reclaiming Māori literature

Our Pou Kohikohinga Māori talks about a new online tool that makes finding work by Māori writers easier, and shares her favourite reads.
Our Pou Kohikohinga Māori talks about a new online tool that makes finding work by Māori writers easier, and shares her favourite reads.

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.

Wāhine at Tuahiwi, North Canterbury Wāhine at Tuahiwi, North Canterbury

Photograph taken at a 1922 hui in Tuahiwi to discuss the Ngāi Tahu land claim (which was eventually settled on 21 November 1997).
Photograph taken at a 1922 hui in Tuahiwi to discuss the Ngāi Tahu land claim (which was eventually settled on 21 November 1997).
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