Bookish Books

I confess I picked The Truth According to Us based solely on the fact that Annie Barrows was involved in the writing of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which has been one of the few book club style books that I've really enjoyed -- it's light and funny in tone despite its…
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Fan girl and proud of it

I'm mocked mercilessly about my raving and hyperventilating but I don't care, I know exceptional talent when I see it. I won't be swayed from my mission to getting everyone I know to listen to my favourite singer and all time amazing person, Tami Neilson. A Canadian now living in New Zealand, she has a powerhouse voice with a…
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Best Reads 2015

What books have you loved this year? The following lists bring together the cream of the crop of 2015’s books – from the picks of our staff and customers, to the lists published by magazines, newspapers and booksellers. Have your say!   Christchurch City Libraries staff and customer picks Shadynz's Best Reads of 2015 Moata's…
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This week in Christchurch history (23 to 29 November)

23 November 1988 Human remains dating back to pre-European Māori settlement found while excavating for YMCA building on the corner of Hereford Street and Rolleston Avenue. Area declared tapu for 24 hours until remains removed. 24 November 1881 St Albans Borough formed. 25 November 1940 “Holmwood”, en route from the Chathams to Lyttelton, sunk by…
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Brave

Last Friday I was invited to the Aranui High School Music Block as the "library representative" to BRAVE- Daisy Poetry Promenade and her very special guests. Being the uncultured and not very creative heathen that I am, I wasn't in the slightest prepared for this mind-blowing space collaboration of Samoan heritage, arts, music, and the…
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