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Samoan Language Week

Talofa. Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa takes place from 28 May - storytimes, Samoan Se'evae Toso Toso (jandal) crafts, and a computer session.

Matariki - Māori New Year 2017

Fun and interesting events in celebration of Māori New Year and Te Iwa o Matariki - The Nine Stars of Matariki.

NZ Music Month

We are hosting performances by local singers and musicians - from music for kids to brass bands, from rock to chamber music & more ...

CINCH Community Information Christchurch

Visit CINCH, a one-stop online community directory with thousands of community organisations, clubs and continuing education providers.

New Central Library, time lapse video

Watch months of construction condensed into less than a minute in this time lapse video of the new Central Library under construction.

Teens

Recommended

Murder in the Library panel discussion Murder in the Library panel discussion

May 30th | 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Authors discuss what drew them to crime writing, and how they craft characters and stories. A great evening event for lovers of mystery.
Authors discuss what drew them to crime writing, and how they craft characters and stories. A great evening event for lovers of mystery.

May is NZ Music Month May is NZ Music Month

In May, Christchurch City Libraries hosts a range of musical performances by local singers and musicians.
In May, Christchurch City Libraries hosts a range of musical performances by local singers and musicians.

40 years ago in a galaxy not far away... 40 years ago in a galaxy not far away...

By Moata
On a Wednesday in 1977 a phenomenon began. That phenomenon was Star Wars. Moata reflects on the good (and the bad) of her favourite movie.
On a Wednesday in 1977 a phenomenon began. That phenomenon was Star Wars. Moata reflects on the good (and the bad) of her favourite movie.

Tami Neilson curls up with a good book Tami Neilson curls up with a good book

By Kimccl
Hot ticket Tami Neilson kicks off her Songs of Sinners tour, performing in Christchurch tonight (Thursday 25th May).
Hot ticket Tami Neilson kicks off her Songs of Sinners tour, performing in Christchurch tonight (Thursday 25th May).

Douglas Adams: 25 May is Towel Day! Douglas Adams: 25 May is Towel Day!

“There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.” Remembering the work of Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy author, Douglas Adams.
“There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.” Remembering the work of Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy author, Douglas Adams.

eResources

Learn a new skill 24/7 Learn a new skill 24/7

Find it 24/7 with our eResources: Lynda.com, Smartmath Practice, Mango Languages, and eDS - eResources Discovery Search.
Find it 24/7 with our eResources: Lynda.com, Smartmath Practice, Mango Languages, and eDS - eResources Discovery Search.

All that jazz - Naxos Music Library Jazz All that jazz - Naxos Music Library Jazz

We have a new streaming music service — Naxos Music Library Jazz.
We have a new streaming music service — Naxos Music Library Jazz.

Learn a language with Rosetta Stone Learn a language with Rosetta Stone

We are pleased to introduce our latest eResource Rosetta Stone Library Solution, an online language learning tool.
We are pleased to introduce our latest eResource Rosetta Stone Library Solution, an online language learning tool.

New eResource - The BWB Collections New eResource - The BWB Collections

Bridget Williams Books (BWB) have a series of online collections that are now available at Christchurch City Libraries.
Bridget Williams Books (BWB) have a series of online collections that are now available at Christchurch City Libraries.

Mango Languages Mango Languages

Mango is an online language learning system that can help you learn the most popular languages in the world.
Mango is an online language learning system that can help you learn the most popular languages in the world.

Māori

Matariki resource list Matariki resource list

recommended by ChristchurchLib
About Matariki / Māori New Year and Te Kātao a Matariki: The Water Stars of Matariki - selected picture books, astronomy, and web resources.
About Matariki / Māori New Year and Te Kātao a Matariki: The Water Stars of Matariki - selected picture books, astronomy, and web resources.

Māori Contribution to WWI Māori Contribution to WWI

recommended by ChristchurchLib
A list highlighting resources about the Māori contribution to WWI, with something for everybody - images, audio, video and more.
A list highlighting resources about the Māori contribution to WWI, with something for everybody - images, audio, video and more.

Podcast - Indigenous women in leadership Podcast - Indigenous women in leadership

The latest episode from Speak up - Kōrerotia featuring local women talking on the topic of leadership, with recommended reading.
The latest episode from Speak up - Kōrerotia featuring local women talking on the topic of leadership, with recommended reading.

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.

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+.

Kids

Top Pick Children's Books May 2017 Top Pick Children's Books May 2017

recommended by KimKids
A selection of recently arrived recommended books for younger readers - full of wit, wonder and whimsy.
A selection of recently arrived recommended books for younger readers - full of wit, wonder and whimsy.

Science Alive Science Alive

Afterschool learning with the excellent Science Alive educators at 5 of our libraries. Topics this Term 2 includes Chimps & Climate Change.
Afterschool learning with the excellent Science Alive educators at 5 of our libraries. Topics this Term 2 includes Chimps & Climate Change.

Reading to dogs Reading to dogs

Reading to dogs is on at Shirley, New Brighton and Papanui libraries. Book now for this fun way for kids to improve their reading skills.
Reading to dogs is on at Shirley, New Brighton and Papanui libraries. Book now for this fun way for kids to improve their reading skills.

Music Trails through the library Music Trails through the library

The next CSO Music Trails through the Library is at South Library, Wednesday 7 June.
The next CSO Music Trails through the Library is at South Library, Wednesday 7 June.

Imagination Station Library Pop Ups Imagination Station Library Pop Ups

Imagination Station is bringing LEGO® to New Brighton, Fendalton, and South Libraries on Saturdays in March, April and May.
Imagination Station is bringing LEGO® to New Brighton, Fendalton, and South Libraries on Saturdays in March, April and May.

Local History

Old Accommodation House Old Accommodation House

Photo from Kete Christchurch, a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present.
Photo from Kete Christchurch, a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present.

Mabel Howard NZ's first Cabinet Minister Mabel Howard NZ's first Cabinet Minister

It is 70 years since Mabel Howard (1894 - 1972) became New Zealand's first woman Cabinet Minister.  
It is 70 years since Mabel Howard (1894 - 1972) became New Zealand's first woman Cabinet Minister.  

All about Ada All about Ada

On 2 May 1917, Ada Wells was the first woman elected to the Christchurch City Council.
On 2 May 1917, Ada Wells was the first woman elected to the Christchurch City Council.

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