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Teens

Linwood College Showcase Concert 25 May

May 25th | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cultural groups, the Linwood College jazz band, rock bands and acoustic solos & duets - Celebrate NZ Music Month & the start of Youth Week.

Podcast - Cyberbullying

An episode from human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia focusing on cyberbullying. With recommended reading and library resources.

A Constant reader worries...

Every fan of a book that's made into a movie worries about how it will turn out... Do Stephen King fans have double cause for concern?

GivMe database: Study grants & funding

There are 91 grants and scholarships in Generosity New Zealand's givME database closing in May. GivMe is the place to go for study funding.

This Beats Perfect: Rebecca Denton

Kim interviews Rebecca Denton about her fab new music-related book for teens.

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Community

Matariki - Māori New Year 2017 Matariki - Māori New Year 2017

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

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

NZ Music Month 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 ...
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 CINCH Community Information Christchurch

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

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

Trans-women Trans-women

recommended by AliReads
Stories, true and fictional, featuring trans-women. A list created for International Women's Day and Women's History Month.
Stories, true and fictional, featuring trans-women. A list created for International Women's Day and Women's History Month.

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.

Kids

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.

Top Pick Children's Books April 2017 Top Pick Children's Books April 2017

recommended by KimKids
My recommended selection of recently arrived books for kids. A Christchurch City Libraries List.
My recommended selection of recently arrived books for kids. A Christchurch City Libraries List.

Local History

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.

May 1917: 1st flight, Sockburn Aerodrome May 1917: 1st flight, Sockburn Aerodrome

100 years ago Sir Henry Wigram's flight school, later Wigram Aerodrome, began operations in Sockburn.
100 years ago Sir Henry Wigram's flight school, later Wigram Aerodrome, began operations in Sockburn.

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.

Sergeant Henry James Nicholas V.C., M.M Sergeant Henry James Nicholas V.C., M.M

Henry Nicholas was the first soldier from the Canterbury Regiment to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Find out more about this local soldier.
Henry Nicholas was the first soldier from the Canterbury Regiment to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Find out more about this local soldier.

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+.
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