KidsFest 2015

KidsFest is full of winter holiday fun for kids in Christchurch and Canterbury. It runs from 4 to 18 July 2015. Book now - KidsFest is always popular and many events book out quickly. See KidsFest events at Christchurch City Libraries. Browse the KidsFest website for events. More ideas for holiday events and activities. Preschoolers…
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Creative nonfiction

Have you heard of the term "Creative Nonfiction"? The only so-called creative nonfiction that I was aware of was the books that over the years have been discredited for "creatively" bending the facts. The likes of James Frey who was selected for Oprah Winfrey's monthly bookclub one day and exposed the next for fabricating his…
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The Art of the Novel

It's 8:15 on Sunday morning and there's already a queue of at least thirty people waiting to get into the free 'Art of the Novel' session. It's not due to start till 9am and by the time I'm half way through my coffee the line stretches round the corner and out of sight. The room…
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Seeing and hearing Philip Ball

Dr Philip Ball, who gave a talk in Christchurch last week, has an intimidating CV that includes working in an editorial role at Nature magazine for 20 years, an impressive clutch of awards, and an academic background that includes an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Physics. So no slouch in the brains…
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The Christchurch Marathon

Central Library Peterborough will be a tad more athletic than usual on Sunday, 31 May as the annual Christchurch Marathon takes place. The library is on the marathon route, at the beginning of the course as runners make their way from the Cathedral Square start towards Hagley park, and at the end of the race…
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