Summertime Reading Club

Need some help with the Summertime Reading Club challenges? Find out how the Library can help you: Do you need help with the Country Map? 1 National Geographic Kids is available on our website. You'll need your Library Card number and PIN to use it from home. 2 Find the He Pukapuka Māori section in…
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Now to get hot and sweaty!

You have probably noticed that the weather gods have decided to let us have some warm weather at last. Naturally this turns a person's thoughts to what they can be doing outside, be it gardening, sailing, tramping, or even firing up the barbie and opening a few cold ones as evening falls. Naturally the library has all…
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Find your Kiwi soldier

It was 100 years ago that soldiers from Germany, France, and Britain and her colonies went to war in a part of France and Belgium that was once known as Flanders. It wasn't long before the war had spread to Russia, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa. Thousands of men went to war and, although…
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Glam stuff from the selectors

For those of you who love to pore over glamorous pictures and design, we have some beautiful books for you this month. Art Nouveau Fashion A wonderful book to browse through. Enjoy the stunning and glamorous designs of Worth, Paquin, Poiret, Fortuny and many more. You will learn how the style overlaps with late Arts and…
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Code Club at our Libraries

Way back in May this year, the Library began a trial in collaboration with Code Club Aotearoa to set up and run a volunteer led coding club for Year 7 and 8 students at Upper Riccarton Library. This was the first collaboration between Code Club and a Library anywhere in the country and due to…
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This week in Christchurch history (1 – 7 December)

1 December 1863 Opening of the Ferrymead to Moorhouse Avenue railway, New Zealand’s first public steam railway. (The gauge was 5ft 3ins.) 1 December 1949 Sidney G. (later Sir Sidney) Holland (Fendalton) becomes Prime Minister. 2 December 1866 Moa bones discovered at Glenmark. The international sale and exchange of these helped Haast, the Canterbury Museum’s…
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