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What's on: Matariki 2019

Find out about library and community events in Christchurch celebrating Matariki, the Māori New Year.

Tī Kōuka Whenua

Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.

Matariki 2019

In June we celebrate the Māori/Pacific New Year with whānau-friendly events around the city. Find out about Matariki.

Treaty of Waitangi

recommended by Simone_CCL

The BWB Treaty of Waitangi Collection is a rich online resource for Waitangi Day.

Matariki 2019: Resource list

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Selected Matariki resources relating to this year's theme - Te Kahui Kumanu a Matariki - The Guardian Stars of Matariki.

What's On

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Win: NZSO Winter Daydreams concert Win: NZSO Winter Daydreams concert

Win one of two double passes to the NZSO's Winter Daydreams concert at the Christchurch Town Hall on Thursday 27 June.
Win one of two double passes to the NZSO's Winter Daydreams concert at the Christchurch Town Hall on Thursday 27 June.

Huraina Huraina

The Winter issue of our free library magazine Huraina is out - read it online or grab a paper copy.
The Winter issue of our free library magazine Huraina is out - read it online or grab a paper copy.

New titles - June 2019 New titles - June 2019

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.

Jane Goodall in Christchurch Jane Goodall in Christchurch

By Kimccl
Kim reports back from Jane Goodall's awesome talk in Christchurch.
Kim reports back from Jane Goodall's awesome talk in Christchurch.

Adventure Fiction Genre Guide Adventure Fiction Genre Guide

Go on a mission full of suspense and action, loaded with obstacles and dangers - our guide will help you find your next adventure read.
Go on a mission full of suspense and action, loaded with obstacles and dangers - our guide will help you find your next adventure read.

Community

National Volunteer Week - 16 to 22 June National Volunteer Week - 16 to 22 June

National Volunteer Week 2019 runs from Sunday 16 to Saturday 22 June. There is a Volunteer Expo at Tūranga on Sunday 16 June.
National Volunteer Week 2019 runs from Sunday 16 to Saturday 22 June. There is a Volunteer Expo at Tūranga on Sunday 16 June.

Justices of the Peace (JPs) 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.
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.

Sustainable Living Series: Lyttelton Sustainable Living Series: Lyttelton

Mon 10 June to Sat 16 June - Stash Swap, Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour, tshirt upcycling, community info evening, and find out about recycling.
Mon 10 June to Sat 16 June - Stash Swap, Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour, tshirt upcycling, community info evening, and find out about recycling.

Technology Programmes - eKnow How Technology Programmes - eKnow How

Explore library sessions from basic computer skills to music production. Some are pay-for, & some are free drop-ins. Book your spot now!
Explore library sessions from basic computer skills to music production. Some are pay-for, & some are free drop-ins. Book your spot now!

Philippine Independence Day Celebrations Philippine Independence Day Celebrations

Bilingual storytimes at Upper Riccarton Weds 12 June & Araw Ng Kalayaan celebrations at Tūranga Sat 15 June - games & performances.
Bilingual storytimes at Upper Riccarton Weds 12 June & Araw Ng Kalayaan celebrations at Tūranga Sat 15 June - games & performances.

Teens

Qtopia & Tūranga: Book Speed Dating! Qtopia & Tūranga: Book Speed Dating!

Jun 20th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Qtopia Christchurch & Tūranga bring you: Book Speed Dating! Come and take a deeper look at YA rainbow reads.
Qtopia Christchurch & Tūranga bring you: Book Speed Dating! Come and take a deeper look at YA rainbow reads.

Young Adult Fiction Award shortlist 2019 Young Adult Fiction Award shortlist 2019

#ReadNZ at its best: the shortlist for the YA Fiction Award in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults has been announced.
#ReadNZ at its best: the shortlist for the YA Fiction Award in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults has been announced.

Armageddon Expo 2019! Armageddon Expo 2019!

Renee reports back from Armageddon Expo and picks some favourite cosplays and panels.
Renee reports back from Armageddon Expo and picks some favourite cosplays and panels.

Youth picks - May 2019 Youth picks - May 2019

Librarians pick a choice selection of stuff for Christchurch youth - books, events, exhibitions, and more!
Librarians pick a choice selection of stuff for Christchurch youth - books, events, exhibitions, and more!

RHS Book Club May 2019 RHS Book Club May 2019

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Three word reviews from Riccarton High School Book Club.
Three word reviews from Riccarton High School Book Club.

Local History

Brad McClurg with ice covered punga trees after a heavy frost in his garden in Riccarton. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-02900A

Frost covered punga tree, 16 June 1978 Frost covered punga tree, 16 June 1978

Picturing Canterbury image of the week: Frost covered punga trees. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-02900A.
Picturing Canterbury image of the week: Frost covered punga trees. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-02900A.
The stereo lounge upstairs at the Record Room. 13 November 1982. In copyright. CCL-StarP-01587A.

Stereo lounge upstairs @ Record Room Stereo lounge upstairs @ Record Room

Discovery Wall: The stereo lounge, located upstairs at the Record Room. 13 November 1982. CCL-StarP-01587A.
Discovery Wall: The stereo lounge, located upstairs at the Record Room. 13 November 1982. CCL-StarP-01587A.

Snow at Victoria Park, 1989 Snow at Victoria Park, 1989

Timothy Hancock (left) and Justin Hancock in the snow at Victoria Park, 30 May 1989. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Timothy Hancock (left) and Justin Hancock in the snow at Victoria Park, 30 May 1989. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Car driving wrong way along Lichfield St Car driving wrong way along Lichfield St

The first day of Lichfield Street becoming a one way system, 26 May 1969. An image from the Discovery Wall.
The first day of Lichfield Street becoming a one way system, 26 May 1969. An image from the Discovery Wall.

The Christchurch Documentary Project The Christchurch Documentary Project

Photographers show ever-changing Christchurch: the central city, Bishopdale, the seaside suburbs, and Halswell. Next: Woolston!
Photographers show ever-changing Christchurch: the central city, Bishopdale, the seaside suburbs, and Halswell. Next: Woolston!

Kids

NZ Book Awards for Children & YA 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children & YA 2019

#ReadNZ at its best: the shortlists for the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced.
#ReadNZ at its best: the shortlists for the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is 50! The Very Hungry Caterpillar is 50!

50th Anniversary “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”celebrations: Sumner Sat 8 June 2pm; Shirley Tues 11 June 10.30am; Linwood Mon 17 June 3.30pm
50th Anniversary “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”celebrations: Sumner Sat 8 June 2pm; Shirley Tues 11 June 10.30am; Linwood Mon 17 June 3.30pm

School holidays at the library July 2019 School holidays at the library July 2019

Libraries and Learning Centres offer holiday programmes and affordable activities for children during the July school holidays.
Libraries and Learning Centres offer holiday programmes and affordable activities for children during the July school holidays.

KidsFest KidsFest

Get your school holidays sorted! KidsFest is full of fun for kids and teens. It runs from 6 to 20 July. Book now!
Get your school holidays sorted! KidsFest is full of fun for kids and teens. It runs from 6 to 20 July. Book now!

Magical books and cakes: Barbara Else Magical books and cakes: Barbara Else

Missbeecrafty talks to Kiwi author Barbara Else her new children's fantasy book, the magic of reading... and cake!
Missbeecrafty talks to Kiwi author Barbara Else her new children's fantasy book, the magic of reading... and cake!

eResources

Frocks and bodices: BBC period dramas Frocks and bodices: BBC period dramas

Simone recommends some great BBC period dramas, films and TV series available online via Access Video.
Simone recommends some great BBC period dramas, films and TV series available online via Access Video.

Learn English online with eResources Learn English online with eResources

Learn or need to improve your English? We have eResources that can help!
Learn or need to improve your English? We have eResources that can help!

Naxos Music Library World Naxos Music Library World

We are very excited to announce our latest music eResource - Naxos Music Library World. It's a celebration of musical diversity.
We are very excited to announce our latest music eResource - Naxos Music Library World. It's a celebration of musical diversity.

RBdigital Comics RBdigital Comics

Calling all comic book fans! We have a new eComic collection RBdigital Comics - a collection of great comics including Marvel titles.
Calling all comic book fans! We have a new eComic collection RBdigital Comics - a collection of great comics including Marvel titles.

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.
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