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Get into Zines this September!

Zinefest Christchurch is on at Tūranga, Sunday 29 September & there are workshops in the weeks leading up to it.

Huraina

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

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

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

Recommended

Māori

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

recommended by ChristchurchLib
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

Read an eBook Day Wednesday 18 September Read an eBook Day Wednesday 18 September

If you haven't read an eBook, now is your chance. Download Libby, choose your book, and share the #eBookLove.
If you haven't read an eBook, now is your chance. Download Libby, choose your book, and share the #eBookLove.

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.

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.

Kids

Tamariki - Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2019 Tamariki - Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2019

recommended by ChristchurchKids
Recent children's titles with Te Reo Māori
Recent children's titles with Te Reo Māori

School holidays at the library: October 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.
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 School holidays October 2019

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

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

Favourite authors: Mo Willems Favourite authors: Mo Willems

By Moata
Moata explains why Mo Willems is one of her favourite children's authors.
Moata explains why Mo Willems is one of her favourite children's authors.

Teens

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

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.

The funny side of farm life in the 1860s The funny side of farm life in the 1860s

Getting your eyebrows nearly burnt off and other things that shouldn't happen to a Lady - the amusing letters of settler, Mary Anne…
Getting your eyebrows nearly burnt off and other things that shouldn't happen to a Lady - the amusing letters of settler, Mary Anne…
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