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Matariki - Māori New Year 2018

What's on at libraries and in the community for Matariki 2018? Art, storytimes, whānau fun days, and lots more - Find out all about it.

Babytimes/Wā Pēpi

Multiple libraries

Encourage learning through language. Babytimes is an interactive programme including rhymes, songs, stories and play!

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is Here!

The biggest sporting event on the planet is here: the FIFA World Cup. Find out more, and explore our football resources.

Knit 'n' Yarn

Multiple libraries

Find a knit 'n' yarn session at a library near you. Bring your knitting, crochet or other portable craft project.

KidsFest 2018

KidsFest gives school holiday fun for Christchurch & Canterbury kids. It runs from 7 to 21 July. It is popular - book your tickets now!

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Kids

Free fun in the school holidays Free fun in the school holidays

The school hols are on from Saturday 7 July to Sunday 22 July. Here is what you can do that's fun and FREE & doesn't need bookings!
The school hols are on from Saturday 7 July to Sunday 22 July. Here is what you can do that's fun and FREE & doesn't need bookings!

KidsFest 2018 KidsFest 2018

KidsFest gives school holiday fun for Christchurch & Canterbury kids. It runs from 7 to 21 July. It is popular - book your tickets now!
KidsFest gives school holiday fun for Christchurch & Canterbury kids. It runs from 7 to 21 July. It is popular - book your tickets now!

Bedtime Stories at Fendalton Bedtime Stories at Fendalton

Join Margot for Friday night fun. Themed stories, songs and simple crafts will entertain your 4-7 year olds. Fri 6 July - 6.30pm to 7.15pm
Join Margot for Friday night fun. Themed stories, songs and simple crafts will entertain your 4-7 year olds. Fri 6 July - 6.30pm to 7.15pm

CSO Music Trails through the Library CSO Music Trails through the Library

Jul 4th | 10:30am - 11:15am
The next CSO Music Trails through the Library performance is harp, flute, and violin on Wednesday 4 July at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre.
The next CSO Music Trails through the Library performance is harp, flute, and violin on Wednesday 4 July at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre.

Dr Seuss Creation - A Family Challenge Dr Seuss Creation - A Family Challenge

We are running an exciting competition during June and July. Express your creativity and be in to win a family pass to The Cat in the Hat.
We are running an exciting competition during June and July. Express your creativity and be in to win a family pass to The Cat in the Hat.

Teens

Out on the Shelves Out on the Shelves

We InsideOUT's Out on the Shelves - an online reading resource connecting rainbow young people with the stories that represent them.
We InsideOUT's Out on the Shelves - an online reading resource connecting rainbow young people with the stories that represent them.

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.

Teen Scene newsletter Teen Scene newsletter

Stories from a teenage point of view. Discover your next great read with our latest Teen Scene newsletter.
Stories from a teenage point of view. Discover your next great read with our latest Teen Scene newsletter.

Parents, romance, and friendship drama Parents, romance, and friendship drama

By Alina
Alina looks at three romance-driven Young Adult novels from different (American) perspectives, all recently published.
Alina looks at three romance-driven Young Adult novels from different (American) perspectives, all recently published.

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!

Community

National Volunteer Week 2018 National Volunteer Week 2018

Volunteering is a rewarding way to make a difference in your community. National Volunteer Week is on from 17 to 23 June.
Volunteering is a rewarding way to make a difference in your community. National Volunteer Week is on from 17 to 23 June.

Red Zone Futures - Have your say! Red Zone Futures - Have your say!

Visit Regenerate Christchurch's Red Zone Futures Exhibition at 99 Cashel Street or the travelling exhibition (it is coming to libraries).
Visit Regenerate Christchurch's Red Zone Futures Exhibition at 99 Cashel Street or the travelling exhibition (it is coming to libraries).

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.

Spark Jump Spark Jump

Spark Jump is designed to get families in low-income communities with the care of children (0 to 18) online. Find out if you are eligible.
Spark Jump is designed to get families in low-income communities with the care of children (0 to 18) online. Find out if you are eligible.

Philippine Independence Day, 12 June Philippine Independence Day, 12 June

Explore the history, language and culture of the Philippines at the library.
Explore the history, language and culture of the Philippines at the library.

eResources

eMagazines for your reading pleasure eMagazines for your reading pleasure

Fresh eMagazines hot off the press from RBDigital Magazines. Perfect for a spot of relaxing reading - on your laptop, desktop, phone,…
Fresh eMagazines hot off the press from RBDigital Magazines. Perfect for a spot of relaxing reading - on your laptop, desktop, phone,…

Introducing Gale Interactive: Science Introducing Gale Interactive: Science

Make science come alive - interactive 3-D models & authoritative, digital content that helps students experience science, not just study it.
Make science come alive - interactive 3-D models & authoritative, digital content that helps students experience science, not just study it.

I hear dead people - Rock's Back Pages I hear dead people - Rock's Back Pages

Rock's Back Pages is the perfect place to listen to interviews with the late, great legends of rock.
Rock's Back Pages is the perfect place to listen to interviews with the late, great legends of rock.

Bloomsbury Popular Music Bloomsbury Popular Music

11 volumes of Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of Popular Music of the World, over 120 titles of the 33 1/3 series, & titles for study purposes.
11 volumes of Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of Popular Music of the World, over 120 titles of the 33 1/3 series, & titles for study purposes.

用图书馆资源开发您的音乐潜 用图书馆资源开发您的音乐潜

Hong has advice for becoming musical with library eResources.
Hong has advice for becoming musical with library eResources.

Local History

Musical Architecture of Band Rotundas Musical Architecture of Band Rotundas

Band rotundas were built in many public spaces across the city to create permanent outdoor locations for the bands to play in.
Band rotundas were built in many public spaces across the city to create permanent outdoor locations for the bands to play in.

Kemp's Deed - 12 June 1848 Kemp's Deed - 12 June 1848

170 years ago, 16 Ngāi Tahu chiefs signed Kemp’s Deed: "the largest of all Crown purchases from Ngāi Tahu & least carefully transacted."
170 years ago, 16 Ngāi Tahu chiefs signed Kemp’s Deed: "the largest of all Crown purchases from Ngāi Tahu & least carefully transacted."

Rangiora Fire Station, North Canterbury Rangiora Fire Station, North Canterbury

The Rangiora Fire Station, North Canterbury [ca. 1900]. An image from our Digital Collection.
The Rangiora Fire Station, North Canterbury [ca. 1900]. An image from our Digital Collection.

Messrs Minson & Co., Colombo Street Messrs Minson & Co., Colombo Street

A little of the history of what was Christchurch's leading crockery and glassware store, opened on 1 Jan. 1857 in Colombo Street, Sydenham.
A little of the history of what was Christchurch's leading crockery and glassware store, opened on 1 Jan. 1857 in Colombo Street, Sydenham.

Family history guide Family history guide

Whether you're just beginning to look into the history of your family or a seasoned researcher we have a wealth of resources that can help.
Whether you're just beginning to look into the history of your family or a seasoned researcher we have a wealth of resources that can help.

Māori

Matariki 2018 Matariki 2018

recommended by ChristchurchLib
New favourites, old favourites, and resources relating to 'Toitū Ngā Mahinga Kai o Matariki - Sustainable Natural Resources of Matariki'.
New favourites, old favourites, and resources relating to 'Toitū Ngā Mahinga Kai o Matariki - Sustainable Natural Resources of Matariki'.

Heke-Nuku-Mai-Nga-Iwi Busby: Now a Sir Heke-Nuku-Mai-Nga-Iwi Busby: Now a Sir

Heke-Nuku-Mai-Nga-Iwi Busby was given a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Jan-Hai talks about meeting him, and his inspiring life.
Heke-Nuku-Mai-Nga-Iwi Busby was given a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Jan-Hai talks about meeting him, and his inspiring life.

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.

Matariki - Māori New Year 2018 Matariki - Māori New Year 2018

What's on at libraries and in the community for Matariki 2018? Art, storytimes, whānau fun days, and lots more - Find out all about it.
What's on at libraries and in the community for Matariki 2018? Art, storytimes, whānau fun days, and lots more - Find out all about it.

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.
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