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School holidays at the library: October

Visit your libraries in the upcoming Sept/Oct school holidays - book in for classes, or come along to free drop-in events.

School holidays October 2019

What's on in the school holidays for Christchurch kids - holiday programmes and activities, shows & performances for kids, & free…

50th anniversary of A lion in the meadow

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy with activities and storytimes.

Talk Like A Pirate Day, 19 September

Ways to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, and a tribute to local piratical legends, Natural Magic Pirates.

Tessa Duder tours Aotearoa: First Map

Fee interviews Tessa Duder, travelling New Zealand introducing her latest work First Map: How James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand.

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What's On

Get into Zines! Get into Zines!

Zinefest Christchurch is at Tūranga Sunday 29 Sept, & there are workshops on 22 & 28 Sept, + Visit the Ōtautahi Zine Library.
Zinefest Christchurch is at Tūranga Sunday 29 Sept, & there are workshops on 22 & 28 Sept, + Visit the Ōtautahi Zine Library.

Huraina Huraina

The latest copy of free library magazine Huraina is online, or pick up a paper copy from your library.
The latest copy of free library magazine Huraina is online, or pick up a paper copy from your library.

The Great Library Seed and Plant Swap The Great Library Seed and Plant Swap

Got some home-saved (or leftover bought) seeds to share? Pop them in at one of our participating libraries in September.
Got some home-saved (or leftover bought) seeds to share? Pop them in at one of our participating libraries in September.

Illuminate, 3 August to 27 October Illuminate, 3 August to 27 October

To celebrate our 160th birthday, we've gone deep into our vaults and rummaged our shelves to bring you some of our favourite gems.
To celebrate our 160th birthday, we've gone deep into our vaults and rummaged our shelves to bring you some of our favourite gems.

The Breeze Walking Festival 2019 The Breeze Walking Festival 2019

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Celebrate walking with a range of events happening 28 Sept to 13 Oct, including a Gruffalo themed adventure for kids in Bottle Lake Forest.
Celebrate walking with a range of events happening 28 Sept to 13 Oct, including a Gruffalo themed adventure for kids in Bottle Lake Forest.

Community

NZ Chinese Language Week 2019 NZ Chinese Language Week 2019

基督城市图书馆与您共庆新西兰中文周 Come and celebrate New Zealand Chinese Language Week with Christchurch City Libraries.
基督城市图书馆与您共庆新西兰中文周 Come and celebrate New Zealand Chinese Language Week with Christchurch City Libraries.

The Great Library Seed & Plant Swap 2019 The Great Library Seed & Plant Swap 2019

Got some home-saved (or leftover bought) seeds to share? Pop them in at one of our participating libraries in September.
Got some home-saved (or leftover bought) seeds to share? Pop them in at one of our participating libraries in September.

The Green Connection Pod - Tūranga The Green Connection Pod - Tūranga

The Green Lab, Tūranga, & All Right? invite you to come nourish your connections or enjoy contemplation at the Green Connection Pod.
The Green Lab, Tūranga, & All Right? invite you to come nourish your connections or enjoy contemplation at the Green Connection Pod.

Podcast: Wearing the hijab Podcast: Wearing the hijab

Episode of local human rights radio show, Speak up - Kōrerotia, with suggested books and resources for and about hijabi women.
Episode of local human rights radio show, Speak up - Kōrerotia, with suggested books and resources for and about hijabi women.

Redwood Library closed: further repairs Redwood Library closed: further repairs

Redwood Library will remain closed in order to carry out more repairs.
Redwood Library will remain closed in order to carry out more repairs.

Teens

Mental health topic guide Mental health topic guide

We recommend books and websites will help you learn more about mental health and wellbeing.
We recommend books and websites will help you learn more about mental health and wellbeing.

Youth Picks: September to November 2019 Youth Picks: September to November 2019

Each month, librarians will bring you a choice selection of stuff for Christchurch youth -  books, events, exhibitions, and more.…
Each month, librarians will bring you a choice selection of stuff for Christchurch youth -  books, events, exhibitions, and more.…

New titles for YA - September 2019 New titles for YA - September 2019

Check out the latest books for teens and readers of YA.
Check out the latest books for teens and readers of YA.

eResources for youth eResources for youth

eResources for fun and study - you can access them for free, wherever you are. All you need is your library card number and password / PIN.
eResources for fun and study - you can access them for free, wherever you are. All you need is your library card number and password / PIN.

Crossing fantasy with Lara Croft Crossing fantasy with Lara Croft

Claire reads the latest from Young Adult fantasy and sci-fi author Maria V. Snyder and gives it 8/10!
Claire reads the latest from Young Adult fantasy and sci-fi author Maria V. Snyder and gives it 8/10!

Local History

We have hit 10,000! We have hit 10,000!

There are now 10,000 images on the Discovery Wall. Sarah picks some stunners from the collection.
There are now 10,000 images on the Discovery Wall. Sarah picks some stunners from the collection.

Christchurch Photo Hunt 2019 Christchurch Photo Hunt 2019

The Christchurch Photo Hunt is our annual heritage image competition. It runs from Tuesday 1 October to Thursday 31 October.
The Christchurch Photo Hunt is our annual heritage image competition. It runs from Tuesday 1 October to Thursday 31 October.

Pizza Hut restaurant, Riccarton, 1981 Pizza Hut restaurant, Riccarton, 1981

Families eating pizza in the new Pizza Hut restaurant in Riccarton shopping mall, 12 May 1981. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Families eating pizza in the new Pizza Hut restaurant in Riccarton shopping mall, 12 May 1981. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Sign at Rakaia Gorge bridge, 1986 Sign at Rakaia Gorge bridge, 1986

Sign incorrectly spelled at Rakaia Gorge bridge. 7 March 1986. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Sign incorrectly spelled at Rakaia Gorge bridge. 7 March 1986. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Clark and Queen Motor Services Clark and Queen Motor Services

Joe Queen with a taxidermied brown bear at Clark and Queen Motor Services on Lincoln Road. 19 April 1976. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Joe Queen with a taxidermied brown bear at Clark and Queen Motor Services on Lincoln Road. 19 April 1976. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Māori

Pikihuia Award winners Pikihuia Award winners

The winners of the biennial Pikihuia awards for Māori writers of fiction in English or te reo Māori have been announced.
The winners of the biennial Pikihuia awards for Māori writers of fiction in English or te reo Māori have been announced.

Vincent O’Malley: Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa Vincent O’Malley: Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa

Kate reports back from Vincent O'Malley's session about the New Zealand Wars at WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019
Kate reports back from Vincent O'Malley's session about the New Zealand Wars at WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2019 Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2019

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This list links to the themes which are; ako - learn, whakarongo - listen, waiata - sing, pānui - read, tuhi - write and kōrero - speak.
This list links to the themes which are; ako - learn, whakarongo - listen, waiata - sing, pānui - read, tuhi - write and kōrero - speak.

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.

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu Tāngata Ngāi Tahu

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu. Volume One is a new book celebrating the rich and diverse lives of fifty people of Ngāi Tahu.
Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu. Volume One is a new book celebrating the rich and diverse lives of fifty people of Ngāi Tahu.

eResources

Top 10 eBooks Top 10 eBooks

Here are the favourite eBooks of Christchurch City Libraries' customers so far this year.
Here are the favourite eBooks of Christchurch City Libraries' customers so far this year.

Haynes Manuals AllAccess Haynes Manuals AllAccess

Do you like tinkering with cars, scooters, & motorbikes? Haynes Manuals AllAccess gives you access to over 600 online motor manuals.
Do you like tinkering with cars, scooters, & motorbikes? Haynes Manuals AllAccess gives you access to over 600 online motor manuals.

Very Short Introductions Very Short Introductions

Let me introduce you to Very Short Introductions, a great collection of concise online eBooks from Oxford University Press.
Let me introduce you to Very Short Introductions, a great collection of concise online eBooks from Oxford University Press.

Kanopy is here! Kanopy is here!

Welcome to Kanopy - this online video streaming service is full of award-winning independent, international, classic films, & docos.
Welcome to Kanopy - this online video streaming service is full of award-winning independent, international, classic films, & docos.
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