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Anzac Day in Christchurch

Anzac Day is on Wednesday 25 April. Find out about local services and exhibitions. All our libraries will be closed on this public holiday.

Help us plan programmes at Tūranga

We need your input to help plan exciting programmes at Tūranga (new central library). Tells us what you'd like to see in our online survey.

Loft shots - Family Help Trust

Apr 18th | 11:00am - 11:30am

The Loft is group of co-located community wellbeing services. Each month one of these organisations will give a talk at Linwood Library.

Inside the Four Avenues

Remember our documentary photo collaboration with @UCNZ School of Fine Arts? This year, we’re going Inside the Four Avenues.

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.

Recommended

Kids

School holidays April 2018 School holidays April 2018

What's on this school holidays for Christchurch kids - holiday programmes and activities, shows and performances for kids, & free fun.
What's on this school holidays for Christchurch kids - holiday programmes and activities, shows and performances for kids, & free fun.

School holiday programmes 16 to 27 April School holiday programmes 16 to 27 April

This school holidays libraries have free bookable activities, pay-for classes that require bookings, and sessions you can just drop in for.
This school holidays libraries have free bookable activities, pay-for classes that require bookings, and sessions you can just drop in for.

The HELL Pizza reading challenge 2018 The HELL Pizza reading challenge 2018

Find out more about the HELL Pizza Reading Challenge and how reading books can lead to free pizza!
Find out more about the HELL Pizza Reading Challenge and how reading books can lead to free pizza!

Environmental Books: Non-Fiction Environmental Books: Non-Fiction

recommended by KimKids
A selection of non-fiction informational text and how-to guides for kids on related topics around recycling, climate changing, etc
A selection of non-fiction informational text and how-to guides for kids on related topics around recycling, climate changing, etc

What's On

International Tabletop Games Day & more! International Tabletop Games Day & more!

Sat 28 Apr - International Tabletop Games Day. Celebrate & join in more library fun & games incl Tues 24 Apr and Fri 27 April at Halswell.
Sat 28 Apr - International Tabletop Games Day. Celebrate & join in more library fun & games incl Tues 24 Apr and Fri 27 April at Halswell.

Anzac Day in Christchurch Anzac Day in Christchurch

Anzac Day is on Wednesday 25 April. Find out about local services and exhibitions. All our libraries will be closed on this public holiday.
Anzac Day is on Wednesday 25 April. Find out about local services and exhibitions. All our libraries will be closed on this public holiday.

Like This, Try That - Holiday Activity Like This, Try That - Holiday Activity

Apr 27th | 11:00am - 11:45am
School Librarian, Zac McCallum, shares ideas for great books to read next when you've read everything in a series or by an author you love.
School Librarian, Zac McCallum, shares ideas for great books to read next when you've read everything in a series or by an author you love.

School holiday programmes 16 to 27 April School holiday programmes 16 to 27 April

This school holidays libraries have free bookable activities, pay-for classes that require bookings, and sessions you can just drop in for.
This school holidays libraries have free bookable activities, pay-for classes that require bookings, and sessions you can just drop in for.

Knit 'n' yarn: Crafter in residence Knit 'n' yarn: Crafter in residence

Apr 6th - Apr 27th
Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre
Come along to knit 'n' yarn sessions at Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre during April and chat with our resident craft-blogger, Bronwen.
Come along to knit 'n' yarn sessions at Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre during April and chat with our resident craft-blogger, Bronwen.

Local History

Map of proposed road tunnel to Lyttelton Map of proposed road tunnel to Lyttelton

As far back as the 1920s there was lobbying for a road tunnel to Lyttelton, as shown by this map from our Digital Collection.
As far back as the 1920s there was lobbying for a road tunnel to Lyttelton, as shown by this map from our Digital Collection.

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?

Remembering the Wahine Disaster Remembering the Wahine Disaster

The Wahine Disaster took place fifty years ago. Today we reflect on the loss of fifty one people on the 10th of April 1968.
The Wahine Disaster took place fifty years ago. Today we reflect on the loss of fifty one people on the 10th of April 1968.

Dainty Inn: Picturing Canterbury Dainty Inn: Picturing Canterbury

Situated at 242 High Street, the Dainty Inn first opened in 1940 as a "milk bar and quick lunch business". Find out more in our blog post.
Situated at 242 High Street, the Dainty Inn first opened in 1940 as a "milk bar and quick lunch business". Find out more in our blog post.

Simpson & Williams, 238 High Street Simpson & Williams, 238 High Street

This store advertised itself as "The busy booksellers, stationers and printers " and operated from 1878 to 1972.
This store advertised itself as "The busy booksellers, stationers and printers " and operated from 1878 to 1972.

eResources

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…

Credo DK Eyewitness eBooks for Kids Credo DK Eyewitness eBooks for Kids

Credo Reference is a great series of online eBooks that you can search and browse, filled with pictures as well as information.
Credo Reference is a great series of online eBooks that you can search and browse, filled with pictures as well as information.

eMagazines for your weekend eMagazines for your weekend

Here are a dozen fresh eMagazines hot off the press from RBDigital Magazines. Perfect for a spot of weekend reading.
Here are a dozen fresh eMagazines hot off the press from RBDigital Magazines. Perfect for a spot of weekend reading.

Dragonsource browsing guide 导读龙 Dragonsource browsing guide 导读龙

Our Chinese language guide to finding Chinese language eMagazines using Dragonsource - 龙源.
Our Chinese language guide to finding Chinese language eMagazines using Dragonsource - 龙源.

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

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!

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

Have you started studying this year and are feeling a little out of your depth? or do you want something to help you be at the top?
Have you started studying this year and are feeling a little out of your depth? or do you want something to help you be at the top?

Teen Book Club Teen Book Club

May 6th | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stuck for what to read next? Looking for someone to share your favourites with? Come along to our teen book club. Snacks provided.
Stuck for what to read next? Looking for someone to share your favourites with? Come along to our teen book club. Snacks provided.

Sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery books Sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery books

By Alina
New year, new reads: I've read so many YA books recently it's difficult to choose which ones to blog about!
New year, new reads: I've read so many YA books recently it's difficult to choose which ones to blog about!

Māori

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.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Waitangi Day is coming up so why not find out more about the Treaty of Waitangi? The Treaty of Waitangi Collection is an amazing resource.
Waitangi Day is coming up so why not find out more about the Treaty of Waitangi? The Treaty of Waitangi Collection is an amazing resource.

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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