Queen’s Birthday 2016

Monday 6 June is a public holiday on which New Zealand celebrates the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. 21 April was her actual birthday and she turned 90 (she was born in 1926). Queen Elizabeth II has visited Christchurch numerous times during her reign, including visits in 1954, 1963, and for the 1974 Commonwealth Games held at her namesake…
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Science Snippets – Fizzy Foamers

Each week during term time (except the first and last week) the team from Science Alive bring their Science Snippets sessions into our libraries. Excellent Science Alive educators lead children through interactive activities to stimulate their interest in science, and there is something to take home every week! There is a different theme for each…
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The stories behind the letters – The Clarkson family

A recent addition to our digital collection: Letters and memorabilia from the Clarkson family. This small collection of letters and memorabilia from Frank (William Francis) Clarkson to his sister Margaret Clarkson (Garton), 1918 and a letter written by Emerson Clarkson, Palestine, to his sister Lydia, in 1917. Librarian Sue Colyer has inside knowledge of these…
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