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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

Autumn Bunting

Apr 17th | 12:00pm - May 2nd | 12:00pm
Various libraries
Come along & create a string of beautiful paper leaves made from recycled materials. Add notes and photos to brighten up your room!

Local history

The Great Kiwi Quiz Night

Apr 22nd | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Get a team together and test your knowledge of New Zealand's people, places, events and icons, past and present. Prizes to be won!

Te Ao Māori

Ralph Hotere

The major exhibition Ralph Hotere: Ātete (to resist) is at Christchurch Art Galler y until Sunday 25 July. Find out more.

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

Autumn Bunting

Apr 17th | 12:00pm - May 2nd | 12:00pm
Various libraries
Come along & create a string of beautiful paper leaves made from recycled materials. Add notes and photos to brighten up your room!

Local history

The Great Kiwi Quiz Night

Apr 22nd | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Get a team together and test your knowledge of New Zealand's people, places, events and icons, past and present. Prizes to be won!

Te Ao Māori

Ralph Hotere

The major exhibition Ralph Hotere: Ātete (to resist) is at Christchurch Art Galler y until Sunday 25 July. Find out more.

Join the library. It's free!

Kia ora and welcome to Christchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi - join online now.

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New titles in different categories

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

World and travel reading guide

Be transported. Find reads that take you to exotic cities, feast on the foods of a foreign culture, or be inspired by real life adventurers.

Featured fiction

Horror fiction reading guide

Recommended reading lists for a range of horror fiction sub-genres, horror authors to try, and other horrific resources.

Newsletters

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Hot topics

Hot topics

Have your say on the Draft Long Term Plan & more

Feedback on Draft 2021-31 Long Term Plan is open until Sun 18 April, & Draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Climate Change Strategy until 24 April

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.

Linwood Library & Service Centre temp closure 4 to 26 April

Linwood Library & Service Centre at Eastgate is closing 4pm Sat 3 April for refurbishment, & is scheduled to reopen Tues 27 April 9am.

Justices of the Peace (JPs)

Justices of the Peace are back at our libraries.
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