All libraries will be closed on Monday 22 October for the Labour Day public holiday.

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Christchurch Photo Hunt 2018

Share your photos & help us to create a true picture of our city's rich history. Your photos will be on the new Discovery Wall. Enter now!

Strength and Perseverance: exhibition

Oct 18th | 9:00am - Feb 28th | 8:00pm
Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2,…

A digital exhibition about the fight for women's rights and independence. It explores what has been achieved and how we got here.

When Death Jumped Ship exhibition

An exhibition about the 1918 Influenza Pandemic is on at Lyttelton Lib and Lyttelton Museum until 27 Oct. Public talks 16 and 17 Oct.

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.

The Masonic Hotel and Montague's Corner

A look back at the businesses, buildings and people associated with the central Christchurch site where Tūranga now stands.

Community

Kids

An interview with Rhys Darby An interview with Rhys Darby

By Kimccl
Funnyman Rhys Darby has teamed up with Scholastic in a fun new fiction series for kids. He talked to us about it.
Funnyman Rhys Darby has teamed up with Scholastic in a fun new fiction series for kids. He talked to us about it.

Gavin Bishop: Cook's Cook book launch Gavin Bishop: Cook's Cook book launch

By Kimccl
Kim attends the launch of writer/illustrator Gavin Bishop's latest book for kids and learns a lot about Captain Cook's ship, the Endeavour.
Kim attends the launch of writer/illustrator Gavin Bishop's latest book for kids and learns a lot about Captain Cook's ship, the Endeavour.

October's Top Picks for Kids October's Top Picks for Kids

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What's new and interesting for children in our collections? Nifty New Zealand titles are amongst this month's crop of recent arrivals …
What's new and interesting for children in our collections? Nifty New Zealand titles are amongst this month's crop of recent arrivals ...

After school clubs After school clubs

Selected libraries
Fun, free after school activities for kids at the library during term time.
Fun, free after school activities for kids at the library during term time.

When Death Jumped Ship exhibition When Death Jumped Ship exhibition

An exhibition about the 1918 Influenza Pandemic is on at Lyttelton Lib and Lyttelton Museum until 27 Oct. Public talks 16 and 17 Oct.
An exhibition about the 1918 Influenza Pandemic is on at Lyttelton Lib and Lyttelton Museum until 27 Oct. Public talks 16 and 17 Oct.

What's On

Our Painted Stories Our Painted Stories

This exhibition explores local Canterbury settings in children’s books. Created in partnership with the Painted Stories Trust.
This exhibition explores local Canterbury settings in children’s books. Created in partnership with the Painted Stories Trust.

When Death Jumped Ship exhibition When Death Jumped Ship exhibition

An exhibition about the 1918 Influenza Pandemic is on at Lyttelton Lib and Lyttelton Museum until 27 Oct. Public talks 16 and 17 Oct.
An exhibition about the 1918 Influenza Pandemic is on at Lyttelton Lib and Lyttelton Museum until 27 Oct. Public talks 16 and 17 Oct.

Diego and Frida: exhibition & events Diego and Frida: exhibition & events

South Library will host a stunning exhibition of photos of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from Friday 26 October to Sunday 11 November
South Library will host a stunning exhibition of photos of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from Friday 26 October to Sunday 11 November

FAB FESTA - My five picks for FESTA 2018 FAB FESTA - My five picks for FESTA 2018

We love FESTA! This Labour weekend "vibrant biennial celebration of urban creativity and community" is one of Ōtautahi's most cool events.
We love FESTA! This Labour weekend "vibrant biennial celebration of urban creativity and community" is one of Ōtautahi's most cool events.

uncover - huraina uncover - huraina

The latest copy of the free library magazine uncover - huraina is online, or pick up a paper copy from your library.
The latest copy of the free library magazine uncover - huraina is online, or pick up a paper copy from your library.

Recommended

Discovery Wall Discovery Wall

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

Stuff we love - October Stuff we love - October

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Librarians share the stuff they are loving this month.
Librarians share the stuff they are loving this month.

Help the Bookbots at Tūranga Help the Bookbots at Tūranga

Scan the Bookbot targets on each floor of Tūranga to interact with the Bookbots and help get the knowledge you need to fix their ship!
Scan the Bookbot targets on each floor of Tūranga to interact with the Bookbots and help get the knowledge you need to fix their ship!

New titles - October 2018 New titles - October 2018

Our monthly list of the new audio and video, eAudiobooks, eBooks, fiction, large print, non-fiction, and stuff for kids and teens.
Our monthly list of the new audio and video, eAudiobooks, eBooks, fiction, large print, non-fiction, and stuff for kids and teens.

Women in foreign worlds Women in foreign worlds

Dystopian fiction with women as the lead character - a clutch of recommended titles for fans of 'The Handmaid's Tale'.
Dystopian fiction with women as the lead character - a clutch of recommended titles for fans of 'The Handmaid's Tale'.

Māori

Pūtoi - Family learning time Pūtoi - Family learning time

Oct 27th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tūranga
Every month learn about a different kaupapa Māori (Māori subject) in a whānau-friendly environment. Places are limited so bookings required.
Every month learn about a different kaupapa Māori (Māori subject) in a whānau-friendly environment. Places are limited so bookings required.

Podcast – Tā moko Podcast – Tā moko

Sally Carlton talks to an academic, a moko practitioner and a photographer about the meaning and mana of tā moko, traditional Māori tattoo.
Sally Carlton talks to an academic, a moko practitioner and a photographer about the meaning and mana of tā moko, traditional Māori tattoo.

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.

Te Ao Hou: WORD Christchurch Festival Te Ao Hou: WORD Christchurch Festival

Alison takes a walking tour of central Christchurch with Joseph Hullen and learns how indigenous identity is being woven into our city.
Alison takes a walking tour of central Christchurch with Joseph Hullen and learns how indigenous identity is being woven into our city.

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.

eResources

eMagazines eMagazines

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

Playing with genealogy in the library Playing with genealogy in the library

Who are you? Simone has delved into her past using Christchurch City Libraries' family history eResources. Here's what she discovered ...
Who are you? Simone has delved into her past using Christchurch City Libraries' family history eResources. Here's what she discovered ...

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.

Teens

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.

Things to see and do around Tūranga Things to see and do around Tūranga

Tūranga - your new central library - opens this weekend! Check out more cool stuff to discover when you are in town this weekend.
Tūranga - your new central library - opens this weekend! Check out more cool stuff to discover when you are in town this weekend.

RHS Book Club September 2018 RHS Book Club September 2018

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Happy birthday Stephen King! Ms Blake made scrummy horror cup cakes in honour of one of our favourite authors.
Happy birthday Stephen King! Ms Blake made scrummy horror cup cakes in honour of one of our favourite authors.

Get drawing at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Get drawing at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

There's a doodle table all month for drop-in drawing fun, & Thurs 4 Oct two Creative Lettering sessions aimed at age 12+ years. Book now!
There's a doodle table all month for drop-in drawing fun, & Thurs 4 Oct two Creative Lettering sessions aimed at age 12+ years. Book now!
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