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Redwood Library will close Sat. 27 July

The Redwood Library will be closed for improvements from Monday 29 July 2019 for 4 weeks and is scheduled to reopen on Monday 26 August

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.

Podcast: Refugee resettlement in NZ

Episode from Human Rights radio show, Speak up Kōrerotia, with recommended reading on the topic of refugees in New Zealand.

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!

Fendalton Library closed

Fendalton Library and Service Centre building is closed for improvement, and is scheduled to reopen Monday 29 July.

eResources

Teens

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!

The Boy Who Steals Houses The Boy Who Steals Houses

By Amyccl
A gritty contemporary YA novel is heart-breaking and gritty and raw and I loved it.
A gritty contemporary YA novel is heart-breaking and gritty and raw and I loved it.

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.

The Rift by Rachael Craw The Rift by Rachael Craw

By Amyccl
The Rift by Rachael Craw - nominated for Best Young Adult Fiction in the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
The Rift by Rachael Craw - nominated for Best Young Adult Fiction in the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Recommended

Moon landing Moon landing

On 20 July 1969 (21 July, New Zealand time) the first humans visited the moon. Find books and online resources about this historic event.
On 20 July 1969 (21 July, New Zealand time) the first humans visited the moon. Find books and online resources about this historic event.

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.

NZIFF 2019: Films from books NZIFF 2019: Films from books

It's time to browse the brochure, it's time to light the lights! The New Zealand International Film Festival is coming!
It's time to browse the brochure, it's time to light the lights! The New Zealand International Film Festival is coming!

AV Studio Interview - Ali Kouzehgari AV Studio Interview - Ali Kouzehgari

Alex chats to AV Studio regular, Ali Kouzehgari about how he uses the studio and what he's learned about making music.
Alex chats to AV Studio regular, Ali Kouzehgari about how he uses the studio and what he's learned about making music.

Conjuring Weird Worlds: China Miéville Conjuring Weird Worlds: China Miéville

Fantasy, sci-fi and fictional cities. Tom dives deep into the New Weird worlds of author, China Miéville.
Fantasy, sci-fi and fictional cities. Tom dives deep into the New Weird worlds of author, China Miéville.

Kids

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

It is school hols time! Check out what is happening at your libraries - there are events for KidsFest plus plenty more free drop-in events.
It is school hols time! Check out what is happening at your libraries - there are events for KidsFest plus plenty more free drop-in events.

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!

Elissa Brent Weissman Elissa Brent Weissman

Awesome author of the Nerd Camp series Elissa Brent Weissman is now living in Christchurch, & she answered our NZ kids' authors…
Awesome author of the Nerd Camp series Elissa Brent Weissman is now living in Christchurch, & she answered our NZ kids' authors questions.

Kanopy is here! Kanopy is here!

Kanopy Kids features movies and shows aimed at kids. Check out shows related to favourite books like Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!
Kanopy Kids features movies and shows aimed at kids. Check out shows related to favourite books like Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!

The Good Egg The Good Egg

By Moata
A cute and humorous picture book about an egg that's trying a little too hard to be good.
A cute and humorous picture book about an egg that's trying a little too hard to be good.

What's On

Winter mystery movies Winter mystery movies

Jul 21st | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tūranga
Escape the winter blues and enjoy classic films in style. Book now for our next free movie screening which involves "twue wuv"...
Escape the winter blues and enjoy classic films in style. Book now for our next free movie screening which involves "twue wuv"...

Phoenix Exhibition Phoenix Exhibition

Visit Phoenix: A celebration of creative wellbeing at Tūranga. It showcases Ōtautahi Creative Spaces' art. There are workshops too.
Visit Phoenix: A celebration of creative wellbeing at Tūranga. It showcases Ōtautahi Creative Spaces' art. There are workshops too.

Who Do You Think You Are? talk Who Do You Think You Are? talk

Fans of the world's most popular family history TV show won't want to miss Dr Nick Barratt's free talk at Tūranga on 8 August.
Fans of the world's most popular family history TV show won't want to miss Dr Nick Barratt's free talk at Tūranga on 8 August.

Te 'epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki… Te 'epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki…

Kia orana. Join us for a special It's Cook Islands Language Week celebration at Tūranga on Friday 9 August 6pm to 7.30pm.
Kia orana. Join us for a special It's Cook Islands Language Week celebration at Tūranga on Friday 9 August 6pm to 7.30pm.

Va Oceans Between Va Oceans Between

May 18th - Jul 21st
Southbase Gallery, Tūranga
Va Oceans Between is an exploration of Pacific people living in Christchurch, as seen through Polynesian artefacts from Canterbury Museum.
Va Oceans Between is an exploration of Pacific people living in Christchurch, as seen through Polynesian artefacts from Canterbury Museum.

Local History

Peace Celebrations, 19-21 July 1919 Peace Celebrations, 19-21 July 1919

On Saturday 19 July 1919, the people of Christchurch gathered for a weekend of celebration to mark the end of "the war to end all…
On Saturday 19 July 1919, the people of Christchurch gathered for a weekend of celebration to mark the end of "the war to end all…

Government Life Building Government Life Building

Photos of the Government Life Building in Cathedral Square which was opened 55 years ago on the 17th July 1964.
Photos of the Government Life Building in Cathedral Square which was opened 55 years ago on the 17th July 1964.

Quintessential Furniture Co. Quintessential Furniture Co.

Merv Quinlivan of Quintessential Furniture with a Viking axe replica. 10 November 1977. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Merv Quinlivan of Quintessential Furniture with a Viking axe replica. 10 November 1977. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Goodbye 86 Gloucester Street Goodbye 86 Gloucester Street

Makers of biscuits, baskets, and boots, purveyors of fine wines, and an olde English pub - welcome to the history of 86 Gloucester St.
Makers of biscuits, baskets, and boots, purveyors of fine wines, and an olde English pub - welcome to the history of 86 Gloucester St.

Dux de Lux courtyard, 1996 Dux de Lux courtyard, 1996

Courtyard at the Dux de Lux bar and restaurant (41 Hereford Street), 1996. A local image from the Discovery Wall.
Courtyard at the Dux de Lux bar and restaurant (41 Hereford Street), 1996. A local image from the Discovery Wall.

Māori

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.

Treaty of Waitangi Treaty of Waitangi

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