Auckland Writers Festival 2016

Christchurch City Libraries connects you with the Auckland Writers Festival on from 10 to 15 May 2016 at the Aotea Centre. A team of library staff — Moata, Masha, and Roberta  — will be covering the festival. Our AWF16 blog posts Petina Gappah on the elusive nature of writers’ satisfaction Things that you learn about…
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A new eGem: Crime, Punishment and Popular Culture, 1790-1920

Anyone who is familiar with the works and times of Sherlock Holmes or Charles Dickens will recognize the culture and characters within our latest eResource archive, Crime, Punishment and Popular Culture, 1790-1920. The industrial revolution had seen people rush to cities to chase a better standard of living that never eventuated. More often than not…
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The Gig Guide: May to July 2016

Planning on attending a concert, show, or gig in Christchurch? Then why not take a look at what we've got of that artist's back catalogue? Music New Zealand Music Month performances at Christchurch City Libraries, throughout May Stephen Hough plays Brahms with the NZSO, 19 May Cherie Currie (formerly of the Runaways), 22 May The…
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아주 파란가을에 시작하는 독서모

올 가을은 유난히도 예쁜 가을입니다. 한국의 가을을 많이 닮았습니다. 파란하늘, 상큼한 바람 그리고 화려한 가을 옷으로 갈아 입은 나무들.  짙어가는 가을 냄새가 너무 좋아 바스락거리는 낙엽 위로 한 참을 걸었습니다. Korean Book Club 이Upper Riccarton 도서관에서 시작이 됩니다. 한 달에 한번 매달 둘째 월요일 11시에서 12시까지 입니다. 첫 모임은 5 월 9일입니다. 책이 좋고, …
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The Family Tree rant

This is a rant about books - usually family sagas - in which the relationships between characters cannot be understood without reference to comprehensive family trees. These tables or lists of characters are usually found near the front of the book, but occasionally (and perversely) are only discovered right at the back, by which time…
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