Having a bad hair day? Need a makeover? A new look for summer?

Christchurch City Libraries may just have the solution for you. Check out our many books, e-books, dvds and magazines on do-it-yourself: hair and beauty manicures and pedicures making your own beauty products at home health and exercise programmes home fashion design These are just a small sample of the many resources we have on our…
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Armchair travel

One of my favourite aspects of reading is being able to travel without leaving my chair, but sometimes a book’s setting is so evocative that I find myself idly scanning the local travel agent’s window for flights on the way to the supermarket. Sometimes I even get a bit obsessive, flicking through guide books at work…
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Grow your own fruit and vegetables

Grow your own fruit and vegetables Growing your own vegetables and fruit can be both satisfying and beneficial. This page links you with useful resources to help with your gardening work. Search our catalogue Vegetable gardening Herb gardening Fruit culture Organic gardening Kitchen gardens Gardening magazines Books for children about gardening Our fruit and vegetable…
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Interview with Richard Poole from the Christchurch Botanic Gardens

In the world of gardening, it always helps to have an expert opinion. We spoke to Richard Poole, Assistant Grounds Co-ordinator and Collections Curator at the Botanic Gardens, about winter gardening in 2011. He backgrounds his work at the Gardens, and gives some helpful winter gardening tips, as well as telling us who his favourite…
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Encyclopædia Britannica: your reputation precedes you

There are some reputations that are deserved in this world. When I say Britannica everyone tends to sit up straighter in their chairs. We librarians respect scholarly excellence and want to provide trustworthy information to you - so we have made sure you can access not only the print version of this resource but its magnificent electronic versions too! Britannica Library Kids…
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Learning to cook with the Library

TV cooking shows inspiring you to break out the spatulas? We've got some resources to help you find your way around the kitchen. Search our catalogue Quick and easy cooking Food dictionaries and glossaries - exploring the language of cooking CINCH(Community Information Christchurch) has a comprehensive list of cooking courses available in Christchurch Our online resources Food safety …
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