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Kanopy is here!

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

Frocks and bodices: BBC period dramas

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

Learn English online with eResources

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

RBdigital Comics

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

Recommended

Teens

Mid-Winter ugly Christmas jumpers Mid-Winter ugly Christmas jumpers

Te Hāpua & Upper Riccarton
Make the ugliest Christmas jumper and be in to win the ‘Best Ugly Christmas Jumper’ trophy! Bring your own t-shirt or jumper to decorate.
Make the ugliest Christmas jumper and be in to win the ‘Best Ugly Christmas Jumper’ trophy! Bring your own t-shirt or jumper to decorate.

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

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.

Community

Kanopy - Christchurch City Libraries 씨네 Kanopy - Christchurch City Libraries 씨네

아침의 하얀 서리는 기온과 상관없이 온 몸을 움츠리게 합니다. 이 추운 겨울 멋진 영화와 함께라면 어떨까요? 칸 영화제에서 황금종려상을 수상한 봉준호 감독의 기생충 (Parasite) ...
아침의 하얀 서리는 기온과 상관없이 온 몸을 움츠리게 합니다. 이 추운 겨울 멋진 영화와 함께라면 어떨까요? 칸 영화제에서 황금종려상을 수상한 봉준호 감독의 기생충 (Parasite) ...

Philippine Independence Day 2019 Philippine Independence Day 2019

Tūranga’s TSB Arena was a vibrant space of cultural festivities for the celebration of the 121st Philippine Independence Day.
Tūranga’s TSB Arena was a vibrant space of cultural festivities for the celebration of the 121st Philippine Independence Day.

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

Behind closed doors, Open Christchurch Behind closed doors, Open Christchurch

Open Christchurch runs from 30 June to 7 September.. It's bought to you by Te Pūtahi: Christchurch Centre for architecture and…
Open Christchurch runs from 30 June to 7 September.. It's bought to you by Te Pūtahi: Christchurch Centre for architecture and…

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.

Local History

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.

Interior of "Smoking Sam" Interior of "Smoking Sam"

Interior of "Smoking Sam" mannequin used as part of anti-smoking campaigns, 1973. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Interior of "Smoking Sam" mannequin used as part of anti-smoking campaigns, 1973. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Parker-Hulme Murder, 22 June 1954 Parker-Hulme Murder, 22 June 1954

Renee looks at resources about Christchurch's most infamous murder and the inspiration for the film Heavenly Creatures.
Renee looks at resources about Christchurch's most infamous murder and the inspiration for the film Heavenly Creatures.

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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