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New Brighton Library is open

New Brighton Library reopened on Monday 13 February at 213 Marine Parade. It's open from 9am to 6pm weekdays, and 10am to 4pm weekends.

Science fiction (double feature)

I've been in a bit of a reading slump for several months, but it's starting to pick up again. Mostly I seem to be into Adventures in space!

We need to talk about America...

Kat reads a book about the formation of American culture through books, music and theatre.

Mad on Radium
Barefoot Gen
Radioactive
Riddley Walker
Trinity
Radiation
Radioactivity
Nuclear Technology
Fallout From Fukushima
Nuclear Radiation
Fukushima
The Age of Radiance
Radioactive!
Chernobyl's Cafe
How to Build A Nuclear Submarine
Command and Control

Radioactive

recommended by Donna_R

An assortment of books on radiation, plutonium, radioactivity, & things nuclear. Mostly non-fiction but some fiction. A Staff Pickles list.

New titles - February 2017

ALL NEW for February: Audio and video, eAudiobooks, eBooks, children, fiction, large print, non-fiction, young adults.

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eResources
Your library 24/7 Your library 24/7
Read, enjoy and travel. Give eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines a go!
Read, enjoy and travel. Give eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines a go!
70 new eMagazines 70 new eMagazines
We have added 70 new eMagazines to our Zinio for Libraries collection, including British Vogue, North & South, and New Zealand Listener.
We have added 70 new eMagazines to our Zinio for Libraries collection, including British Vogue, North & South, and New Zealand Listener.
The best of British eBooks - Askews The best of British eBooks - Askews
By Finnerty75
Askews which primarily provides access to British content that is out of print or can not be found in OverDrive.
Askews which primarily provides access to British content that is out of print or can not be found in OverDrive.
Wheelers eBooks Wheelers eBooks
A free eBook service of fiction and non–fiction titles. The collection focuses on New Zealand titles.
A free eBook service of fiction and non–fiction titles. The collection focuses on New Zealand titles.
OverDrive OverDrive
Free downloadable eBook & eAudiobook collection containing thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, young adults & children.
Free downloadable eBook & eAudiobook collection containing thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, young adults & children.
Kids
Recommended Read-aloud picture books
recommended by ChristchurchKids
16 February is World Read Aloud Day. Here are some excellent read-aloud options to share with kids.
16 February is World Read Aloud Day. Here are some excellent read-aloud options to share with kids.
Science Alive Science Alive
After school learning with the excellent Science Alive educators at 5 of our libraries. Science Snippets are back from 7 February.
After school learning with the excellent Science Alive educators at 5 of our libraries. Science Snippets are back from 7 February.
Top Pick Children's Books February 2017
recommended by KimKids
A list of standout children's picture books and other titles added to our collection recently.
A list of standout children's picture books and other titles added to our collection recently.
Music Trails through the library Music Trails through the library
The next CSO Music Trails through the Library is on at Papanui Library, Wednesday 1 March 10.30am - come hear a CSO woodwind ensemble.
The next CSO Music Trails through the Library is on at Papanui Library, Wednesday 1 March 10.30am - come hear a CSO woodwind ensemble.
Picture Books With Love
recommended by ChristchurchKids
A lovely selection of recently published picture books loaded with love! A Christchurch City Libraries List.
A lovely selection of recently published picture books loaded with love! A Christchurch City Libraries List.
Māori
Wai 262 Resources
recommended by ChristchurchLib
Learn about Wai 262, the Treaty claim otherwise known as the indigenous flora & fauna claim or Māori cultural intellectual property claim.
Learn about Wai 262, the Treaty claim otherwise known as the indigenous flora & fauna claim or Māori cultural intellectual property claim.
Living by the moon by Wiremu Tāwhai Living by the moon by Wiremu Tāwhai
By Maatakiwi
Maatakiwi reviews a book about traditional Māori knowledge and the lunar calendar.
Maatakiwi reviews a book about traditional Māori knowledge and the lunar calendar.
Te Whata Raki Te Whata Raki
Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.
Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki. It is now in Google Play store as an app, as well as for iPad 2+.
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.
Teens
Hillmorton High: Book Reviews Hillmorton High: Book Reviews
By Ccleditor
Here is a list of Hillmorton High: Hunters & Gatherers’ book reviews.
Here is a list of Hillmorton High: Hunters & Gatherers’ book reviews.
Archie and Riverdale
recommended by Donna_R
Old Archie and new Archie - now that tv show Riverdale is hitting your screens, check out the reboots , and old comics about Archie & crew.
Old Archie and new Archie - now that tv show Riverdale is hitting your screens, check out the reboots , and old comics about Archie & crew.
Year 9 students pick 2016's best books
recommended by ChristchurchTeens
Ever wondered what a whole class of year nine students might choose as their best reads of 2016? Find out!
Ever wondered what a whole class of year nine students might choose as their best reads of 2016? Find out!
Favourite Books for Yr 7 & 8s
recommended by KateCCL
Are you 11-13 years old? Are you looking for your next great read? Have a look at the favourite books of some Year 7 & 8 students.
Are you 11-13 years old? Are you looking for your next great read? Have a look at the favourite books of some Year 7 & 8 students.
Podcast - Youth engagement in elections Podcast - Youth engagement in elections
By Moata
The latest podcast from human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. With recommended reading and resources.
The latest podcast from human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. With recommended reading and resources.
WW100
Yours truly, Cecil Yours truly, Cecil
Cecil Malthus spent three years in service in the 1st Canterbury Battalion during the First World War. Read his letters, hear his story.
Cecil Malthus spent three years in service in the 1st Canterbury Battalion during the First World War. Read his letters, hear his story.
Finding your First World War soldier Finding your First World War soldier
Now is the ideal time to start some research into those who served in the First World War.
Now is the ideal time to start some research into those who served in the First World War.
The stories behind the letters The stories behind the letters
By Ccleditor
A recent addition to our digital collection: Letters and memorabilia from the Clarkson family. Explore the stories behind the letters.
A recent addition to our digital collection: Letters and memorabilia from the Clarkson family. Explore the stories behind the letters.
Portraits of First World War service Portraits of First World War service
By Paulccl
We have added to our collection a series of photos of local men who served in the First World War.
We have added to our collection a series of photos of local men who served in the First World War.
Remembering the Somme Remembering the Somme
By Alireadsccl
15 September marks the day the New Zealand infantry joined the battle of the Somme - we remember Christchurch soldiers who died on that day.
15 September marks the day the New Zealand infantry joined the battle of the Somme - we remember Christchurch soldiers who died on that day.
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