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What's on: Matariki 2019

Find out about library and community events in Christchurch celebrating Matariki, the Māori New Year.

Tī Kōuka Whenua

Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.

Matariki 2019

In June we celebrate the Māori/Pacific New Year with whānau-friendly events around the city. Find out about Matariki.

Treaty of Waitangi

recommended by Simone_CCL

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

Matariki 2019: Resource list

recommended by ChristchurchLib

Selected Matariki resources relating to this year's theme - Te Kahui Kumanu a Matariki - The Guardian Stars of Matariki.

Kids

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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.

National Flash Fiction Day National Flash Fiction Day

Andrew reports back on Flash in the Pan - National Flash Fiction Day at Tūranga, Saturday 22 June.
Andrew reports back on Flash in the Pan - National Flash Fiction Day at Tūranga, Saturday 22 June.

New titles - June 2019 New titles - June 2019

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.

The Allusionist Live The Allusionist Live

A report on The Allusionist Live at WORD Christchurch Autumn Season 2019.
A report on The Allusionist Live at WORD Christchurch Autumn Season 2019.

National Flash Fiction Day - Sat 22 Jun National Flash Fiction Day - Sat 22 Jun

Andrew interviews Brindi Joy, organiser of the Flash in the Pan - National Flash Fiction Day. It's on Saturday 22 June 2pm at Tūranga.
Andrew interviews Brindi Joy, organiser of the Flash in the Pan - National Flash Fiction Day. It's on Saturday 22 June 2pm at Tūranga.

What's On

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.

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.

Reading to Dogs Reading to Dogs

New Brighton, Shirley, Papanui
Reading to dogs can help kids who struggle with reading aloud. Free 15 minute supervised after school sessions. Bookings required.
Reading to dogs can help kids who struggle with reading aloud. Free 15 minute supervised after school sessions. Bookings required.

eResources

Big Library Read Big Library Read

Borrow LP Fergusson’s harrowing wartime love story A Dangerous Act of Kindness from the library as an eBook, with no waitlists or holds.
Borrow LP Fergusson’s harrowing wartime love story A Dangerous Act of Kindness from the library as an eBook, with no waitlists or holds.

Frocks and bodices: BBC period dramas Frocks and bodices: BBC period dramas

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

Learn English online with eResources Learn English online with eResources

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

Naxos Music Library World Naxos Music Library World

We are very excited to announce our latest music eResource - Naxos Music Library World. It's a celebration of musical diversity.
We are very excited to announce our latest music eResource - Naxos Music Library World. It's a celebration of musical diversity.

RBdigital Comics RBdigital Comics

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

Community

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.

Technology Programmes - eKnow How 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!
Explore library sessions from basic computer skills to music production. Some are pay-for, & some are free drop-ins. Book your spot now!

Human rights following atrocity Human rights following atrocity

Speeches made by national and international human rights leaders in response to the attacks on mosques in Christchurch on 15 March 2019.
Speeches made by national and international human rights leaders in response to the attacks on mosques in Christchurch on 15 March 2019.

Spark Jump Workshops at Hornby &… Spark Jump Workshops at Hornby &…

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.

Teens

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

Youth picks - June / July 2019 Youth picks - June / July 2019

Here's some recommendations for Christchurch teens - rainbow reads, books, & events. Includes stuff happening in the July school hols.
Here's some recommendations for Christchurch teens - rainbow reads, books, & events. Includes stuff happening in the July school hols.

Young Adult Fiction Award shortlist 2019 Young Adult Fiction Award shortlist 2019

#ReadNZ at its best: the shortlist for the YA Fiction Award in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults has been announced.
#ReadNZ at its best: the shortlist for the YA Fiction Award in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults has been announced.

Tina Shaw: Echoes of real things Tina Shaw: Echoes of real things

Our interview with YA author Tina Shaw. She talks about her latest novel, Ursa, which is set in an "mirror version" of Nazi Germany.
Our interview with YA author Tina Shaw. She talks about her latest novel, Ursa, which is set in an "mirror version" of Nazi Germany.

RBdigital Comics RBdigital Comics

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

Local History

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.

Picturing Canterbury: Sinkhole, Ilam Rd Picturing Canterbury: Sinkhole, Ilam Rd

Parked car in a sinkhole, Ilam Road, 1975. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Parked car in a sinkhole, Ilam Road, 1975. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Brad McClurg with ice covered punga trees after a heavy frost in his garden in Riccarton. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-02900A

Frost covered punga tree, 16 June 1978 Frost covered punga tree, 16 June 1978

Picturing Canterbury image of the week: Frost covered punga trees. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-02900A.
Picturing Canterbury image of the week: Frost covered punga trees. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-02900A.
The stereo lounge upstairs at the Record Room. 13 November 1982. In copyright. CCL-StarP-01587A.

Stereo lounge upstairs @ Record Room Stereo lounge upstairs @ Record Room

Discovery Wall: The stereo lounge, located upstairs at the Record Room. 13 November 1982. CCL-StarP-01587A.
Discovery Wall: The stereo lounge, located upstairs at the Record Room. 13 November 1982. CCL-StarP-01587A.

Snow at Victoria Park, 1989 Snow at Victoria Park, 1989

Timothy Hancock (left) and Justin Hancock in the snow at Victoria Park, 30 May 1989. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Timothy Hancock (left) and Justin Hancock in the snow at Victoria Park, 30 May 1989. An image from the Discovery Wall.
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