Credo – not just a pretty face

The  Credo Online Reference platform has had a makeover. It continues to offer searchable online reference books but it is now on a sleek new platform. Credo's creator has called this product  "the librarian’s answer to Wikipedia”! They believe that many people turn to Wikipedia when they are just starting to look for something whereas you…
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Think Library, Think Diversity

The face of New Zealand is changing. Made up of 213 ethnicities, we’re one of the most diverse nations in the world. Spearheaded by the huge rise in migrant workers and refugees, our diversity offers opportunities and challenges. Human Rights Commission Christchurch City Libraries values and embraces diversity. On 24 and 25 August, a number…
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Bee Aware Month

My neighbours are doing it. Michelle Obama is doing it. They’re keeping bees! The National Beekeepers’ Association of New Zealand is highlighting the importance of bees, and this month is Bee Aware Month. Bees around the world are in trouble. A world without bees would be a very bleak place indeed. Much of our food depends on…
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Happy Father’s Day

Kia ora and Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads. Search our catalogue for stuff about fatherhood, fathers, and daddydom, and here are some Dads from our photo collection (including mine): Tuckered Out at Governor’s Bay. Justine McKelvey’s brother and father relaxing after a Sunday Day picnic at Allandale, Governor’s Bay. March 1963. Kete Christchurch…
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