A Month of Winners!

Don't you love it when you unexpectedly stumble onto a run of truly great reads...?? October was a massive month for me behind the pages and it revealed some amazing and varied titles; one of which was a Man Booker Prize shortlisted debut novel (which would've been a worthy winner IMHO), another was an account…
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Slave Power by Raewyn Dawson

Kate R (a Year 11 student at Riccarton High School) read the new book Slave Power by Christchurch author Raewyn Dawson. Here's what she thought: Slave Power by Raewyn Dawson is an exhilarating, exciting and breathtaking book about a young girl named Melo who fights to save the riders of the Wild Horse Tribe from…
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Women Rule!

Actually they do now with our new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. So if you want to find out more about role of women in history, then we have two excellent new eResources just for you. The Women's Studies Collection From Bridget Williams Books, we have a collection of New Zealand women's history and publishing. It…
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The Gig Guide: November 2017

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? Comedy Company: A musical comedy 2-11 November 2017 Kids CSO Music trails through the Library 1 November Music Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony, Astrid S, Jonas Blue and Mitch James at KFC Edgefest 3…
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Gordon Ogilvie 1934 – 2017

Canterbury and New Zealand lost a well-known and much-loved son with the recent death of notable historian Gordon Ogilvie. Author, biographer, teacher and one of nature's gentlemen, he was a man who wore his learning lightly. The deep knowledge of our part of New Zealand displayed in his books helped many of us with our school…
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A quick guide to NZ Bookshop Day in Christchurch – Saturday 28 October 2017

This Saturday 28 October your mission is to visit your local bookshop. It is the third official NZ Bookshop Day. Booksellers New Zealand has a competition: Win $500 worth of NZ book tokens by sharing the bookshop love. Get a postcard from a participating bookshop, fill it out and hand it back, tell the bookshop just why you…
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Love Letter to A Bookshop : New Zealand Bookshop Day – Saturday 28 October 2017

Bookshops I have loved, lost, and looted : a confession. Write a love letter to your favourite bookshop Dear Diary. I can't send this to a Bookshop; I'm cheating on all of them! I have no control over myself. Wherever I go, I have to see the local bookshop. Where did it all start? My first love was…
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Neighbourhood Week 2017/18

Neighbourhood Week is here! 27th October to 31st March 2018. Yes, you read that correctly. This year Neighbourhood Week is extended for the entire summer. Do you know who your neighbours are? I don't know mine as well as I should like.Neighbourly relations are important yet I have, for the most part, lived according to…
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