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School holiday events and activities

The school holidays are on in October! Find out what's on for Christchurch kids in the school holidays.

Te Reo Māori Picture Books

Tuhinga Pikitia - a celebration of picture books in te reo Māori for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

New Te Reo Māori resources for tamariki

recommended by ChristchurchKids

A selection of recently added Te Reo Māori resources for Tamariki.

Music Trails through the library

The next CSO Music Trails through the Library is on Wednesday 4 October at New Brighton Library. (Percussion)

Science Alive

Afterschool learning with the excellent Science Alive educators at 5 of our libraries.

Māori

What's On

Advance voting at your library Advance voting at your library

The General Election is on Saturday 23 September. You can cast an advance vote at some libraries from 11 September. Find out where & when.
The General Election is on Saturday 23 September. You can cast an advance vote at some libraries from 11 September. Find out where & when.

The Great Library Seed Swap The Great Library Seed Swap

Lyttelton, Spreydon, South, Hornby, and Akaroa Library are hosting seed swaps in September.
Lyttelton, Spreydon, South, Hornby, and Akaroa Library are hosting seed swaps in September.

Book talk: Gavin Bishop Book talk: Gavin Bishop

Sep 26th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Well known New Zealand author/illustrator Gavin Bishop will talk about "Aotearoa", his new, idiosyncratic New Zealand history book.
Well known New Zealand author/illustrator Gavin Bishop will talk about "Aotearoa", his new, idiosyncratic New Zealand history book.

School holidays - October 2017 School holidays - October 2017

Check out the school holiday programmes & activities at libraries and learning centres, and shows and performances for Christchurch kids.
Check out the school holiday programmes & activities at libraries and learning centres, and shows and performances for Christchurch kids.

Shifting points of view - 1 to 16 Sept Shifting points of view - 1 to 16 Sept

WORD Christchurch's Shifting points of view at the Christchurch Arts Festival is a bumper crop of sessions from top writers & commentators.
WORD Christchurch's Shifting points of view at the Christchurch Arts Festival is a bumper crop of sessions from top writers & commentators.

Recommended

uncover - huraina uncover - huraina

Kia ora. Here is the latest issue of our quarterly magazine, uncover - huraina. It is full of info on what is happening at your libraries.
Kia ora. Here is the latest issue of our quarterly magazine, uncover - huraina. It is full of info on what is happening at your libraries.

New titles - September 2017 New titles - September 2017

New Titles - Audio and video, eAudiobooks, eBooks, children, fiction, large print, non-fiction, young adults.
New Titles - Audio and video, eAudiobooks, eBooks, children, fiction, large print, non-fiction, young adults.

Stuff we love - September 2017 Stuff we love - September 2017

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

"What will you be reading in Italy?" "What will you be reading in Italy?"

Find out which books - some Italian themed, some not - will make up Roberta's holiday reading.
Find out which books - some Italian themed, some not - will make up Roberta's holiday reading.

Joyce Carol Oates: The Word Master Joyce Carol Oates: The Word Master

Joyce Carol Oates' latest book, The Doll Master, is a riveting collection of thrillingly sinister stories from the dark side of life.
Joyce Carol Oates' latest book, The Doll Master, is a riveting collection of thrillingly sinister stories from the dark side of life.

eResources

Arrrrrr it be Talk like a Pirate Day Arrrrrr it be Talk like a Pirate Day

Ahoy mateys! If it's pirate chatter ye be after, you've come to the right place. Mango's Pirate Language Course will teach you ...
Ahoy mateys! If it's pirate chatter ye be after, you've come to the right place. Mango's Pirate Language Course will teach you ...

Together We Read - Once Lost Together We Read - Once Lost

Australian and New Zealand readers can read the eBook Once Lost simultaneously. Get yours now, and #togetherweread!
Australian and New Zealand readers can read the eBook Once Lost simultaneously. Get yours now, and #togetherweread!

eResource Tasters eResource Tasters

Get a free taster of our popular eResources: Ancestry, PressReader, OverDrive, BorrowBox, RBdigital magazines, Mango Languages ...
Get a free taster of our popular eResources: Ancestry, PressReader, OverDrive, BorrowBox, RBdigital magazines, Mango Languages ...

Election - What are the critical issues? Election - What are the critical issues?

With the election looming, now would be a good time to find out what the issues are facing New Zealand. A good place to start would be our …
With the election looming, now would be a good time to find out what the issues are facing New Zealand. A good place to start would be our …

The Mud Club: Gardening eBooks The Mud Club: Gardening eBooks

The Mud Club: Gardening eBooks List - Gardening inspiration to get you back in the garden this spring.
The Mud Club: Gardening eBooks List - Gardening inspiration to get you back in the garden this spring.

Local History

19 September 1893 - The Vote 19 September 1893 - The Vote

124 years ago - on 19 September 1893 - women in New Zealand got the vote. On the day after, The Press editorial is quite revealing...
124 years ago - on 19 September 1893 - women in New Zealand got the vote. On the day after, The Press editorial is quite revealing...

Lyttelton by rail Lyttelton by rail

In celebration of the opening of the Lyttelton Rail Tunnel 150 years ago, members of the public are invited to share their stories ...
In celebration of the opening of the Lyttelton Rail Tunnel 150 years ago, members of the public are invited to share their stories ...

A Fatigue Party On Duty, Addington Camp A Fatigue Party On Duty, Addington Camp

Recruits at Addington training camp before leaving for the Boer War in South Africa, 1900.
Recruits at Addington training camp before leaving for the Boer War in South Africa, 1900.

ChristChurch Cathedral ChristChurch Cathedral

ChristChurch Cathedral is to be restored. Find out more about the history of our city's iconic Anglican Cathedral.
ChristChurch Cathedral is to be restored. Find out more about the history of our city's iconic Anglican Cathedral.

Rosh Hashanah 1882, Beth El Synagogue Rosh Hashanah 1882, Beth El Synagogue

135 years ago at the Gloucester St synagogue there was a disagreement about seating... Learn more about the Canterbury Hebrew Congregation.
135 years ago at the Gloucester St synagogue there was a disagreement about seating... Learn more about the Canterbury Hebrew Congregation.

Teens

Māori teen fiction & non-fiction Māori teen fiction & non-fiction

recommended by ChristchurchTeens
Books and graphic novels written by and/or starring Māori characters and culture, for teens.
Books and graphic novels written by and/or starring Māori characters and culture, for teens.

Teen Programmes at new Central Library Teen Programmes at new Central Library

If you are aged between 13 and 18, tell us what events you'd like at your new Central Library. You could win a $100 Westfield voucher.
If you are aged between 13 and 18, tell us what events you'd like at your new Central Library. You could win a $100 Westfield voucher.

Papanui PlayStation Playoff! Papanui PlayStation Playoff!

Papanui Library is now hosting a monthly PlayStation 4 competition.
Papanui Library is now hosting a monthly PlayStation 4 competition.

Recent Reads: Young Adult fiction Recent Reads: Young Adult fiction

By Alina
I admit I judge books by their covers all the time, but sometimes the blurb is so compelling I have to try the first chapter ...
I admit I judge books by their covers all the time, but sometimes the blurb is so compelling I have to try the first chapter ...

The Changeover by Margaret Mahy The Changeover by Margaret Mahy

Laura sometimes receives ‘warnings’ and this time the danger is supernatural. With a movie version due soon, Joy reviews this YA classic.
Laura sometimes receives ‘warnings’ and this time the danger is supernatural. With a movie version due soon, Joy reviews this YA classic.

Community

Postive Aging Expo at Linwood Postive Aging Expo at Linwood

Free events at Linwood Library - caring for carers, tech queries, keeping safe, having fun, and info on how libraries can help.
Free events at Linwood Library - caring for carers, tech queries, keeping safe, having fun, and info on how libraries can help.

Jobs at Christchurch City Libraries Jobs at Christchurch City Libraries

Want to work with us? Find out about our current vacancies.
Want to work with us? Find out about our current vacancies.

Cathedral Square: Past and Future Cathedral Square: Past and Future

By Moata
As we consider the future of Cathedral Square, take a look at its past in photographs.
As we consider the future of Cathedral Square, take a look at its past in photographs.

GenConnect GenConnect

Papanui Library
Papanui High School students will be available every Tuesday during term time from 12.10-12.40pm to help you find answers to tech questions.
Papanui High School students will be available every Tuesday during term time from 12.10-12.40pm to help you find answers to tech questions.

Ōtautahi Creation Station Ōtautahi Creation Station

Join the Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Creation Stations at New Brighton, Aranui, and Central Library Peterborough. Connect, chat, create art!
Join the Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Creation Stations at New Brighton, Aranui, and Central Library Peterborough. Connect, chat, create art!
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