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Cowboy Pride: OverDrive Big Library Read

Romance / Western / Jane Austen - this OverDrive Big Library Read covers a lot of bases! Unlimited eBook downloads until 23 July.

Wish I was there ...

Did you know we have always available eBook Lonely Planet travel guides from OverDrive, no holds or waiting!

7 reasons to start research with eDS

eResource Discovery Search (eDS) is the perfect starting point for your next piece of research and here are 7 reasons why.

Introducing Gale Interactive: Science

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

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.

Teens

Recommended

New titles July 2018 New titles July 2018

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.

Stuff we love - July 2018 Stuff we love - July 2018

recommended by StaffPickles
Our team share the stuff they are loving this month.
Our team share the stuff they are loving this month.

Curate Your Own Personal Film Festival Curate Your Own Personal Film Festival

Explore the library DVD collection and make your own film festival - how about a showing of New Zealand documentaries?
Explore the library DVD collection and make your own film festival - how about a showing of New Zealand documentaries?

uncover - huraina library magazine uncover - huraina library magazine

The latest copy of the free library magazine uncover - huraina is online. Paper copies are in libraries.
The latest copy of the free library magazine uncover - huraina is online. Paper copies are in libraries.

What's lava got to do with it? What's lava got to do with it?

By Moata
Quite a bit if you're talking about volcanoes. Tips on where to find good information about volcanic eruptions and earth science.
Quite a bit if you're talking about volcanoes. Tips on where to find good information about volcanic eruptions and earth science.

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 & most don'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 & most don't need bookings!

Name Tūranga’s Bookbots & win prizes! Name Tūranga’s Bookbots & win prizes!

Kids can win awesome prizes by filling out this special online survey. All you have to do is help name Tūranga’s intergalactic Bookbots.
Kids can win awesome prizes by filling out this special online survey. All you have to do is help name Tūranga’s intergalactic Bookbots.

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.

Harry Potter's Birthday Celebrations Harry Potter's Birthday Celebrations

By Pruccl
Celebrate on Tuesday 31 July at Parklands Library and Fendalton Library (and a bit earlier on Friday 13 July at Shirley Library).
Celebrate on Tuesday 31 July at Parklands Library and Fendalton Library (and a bit earlier on Friday 13 July at Shirley Library).

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!

What's On

uncover - huraina uncover - huraina

The latest copy of the free library magazine uncover - huraina is online. Paper copies are in libraries.
The latest copy of the free library magazine uncover - huraina is online. Paper copies are in libraries.

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!

Babytimes/Wā Pēpi Babytimes/Wā Pēpi

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

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is Here! 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.
The biggest sporting event on the planet is here: the FIFA World Cup. Find out more, and explore our football resources.

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

Māori

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.

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.

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.

Community

Loft Shots - Citizen's Advice Bureau Loft Shots - Citizen's Advice Bureau

Jul 25th | 11:00am - 11:30am
Linwood Library hosts monthly talks for 20 minutes, from an organisation located nearby at The Loft, Eastgate Mall.
Linwood Library hosts monthly talks for 20 minutes, from an organisation located nearby at The Loft, Eastgate Mall.

Extended weekend hours for Sumner Extended weekend hours for Sumner

From September, Matuku Takotako Sumner Centre will be open Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm
From September, Matuku Takotako Sumner Centre will be open Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm

Podcast - Homelessness Podcast - Homelessness

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia.
Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia.

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.

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

Los Angeles, North West Corner Los Angeles, North West Corner

Los Angeles is a bungalow at 110 Fendalton Road built in 1909. An image from Kete Christchurch.
Los Angeles is a bungalow at 110 Fendalton Road built in 1909. An image from Kete Christchurch.

St. Mary's Bridle Path Road, Heathcote St. Mary's Bridle Path Road, Heathcote

A view of St. Mary's church and the Bridle Path Road, Heathcote on a snowy winter's day. An image from our Digital Collection.
A view of St. Mary's church and the Bridle Path Road, Heathcote on a snowy winter's day. An image from our Digital Collection.

A luncheon interval on Mt Sebastopol A luncheon interval on Mt Sebastopol

A luncheon interval on Mt Sebastopol while on a ski trip at Mount Cook National Park: Picturing Canterbury
A luncheon interval on Mt Sebastopol while on a ski trip at Mount Cook National Park: Picturing Canterbury

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.

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.
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