Donation of Polish books to Christchurch City Libraries

On Saturday 9th December, Central Library Peterborough hosted Mr Zbigniew Gniatkowskted, the Polish Ambassador to New Zealand; Mrs Winsome Dormer, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland for the South Island; Anna Gruczyska, President of the Polish Association in Christchurch; and Krysia Wiek, member of the Polish community in Christchurch. The Polish Embassy kindly gifted…
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Is this the real life?

Confession time. My reading tastes tend towards non-fiction. Not exclusively, but you’re far more likely to see me curled up with a good gardening book or a lush costume history than a weighty fantasy tome. This can make things slightly awkward when it comes to reader advisory (“You work in library - you must have…
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Podcast – Issues affecting men

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. Sally talks with Donald Pettitt (Canterbury Men's Centre), Iain Fergusson and Steve Carter (mental health advocates) about issues affecting men. Part I: Campaigns to raise awareness of men's issues…
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The 12 sounds of Christmas

December is here and it's time to make merry! Break out the ugly Christmas shirts, decorate the house and surrounds, start thinking about that all-conquering Christmas lunch, and sing a happy tune - but which tune...? Here are some ideas to give you the soundtrack of seasonal festivity that you deserve! 🙂 The 12 Sounds…
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The joy of Christmas food

Christmas to me means many things. Food, classical music, family and friends, frantic gift shopping and many consecutive days off work.  Food commands a great deal of consideration on Christmas day. It brings people together and will become a part of your Christmas memories. In years to come you may still be reminiscing over mother's…
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A Christmas parade passes along Colombo Street, Christchurch: Picturing Canterbury

An elephant carrying Father Christmas is T.J. Armstrong & Co's contribution to a Christmas parade. It is shown passing the Colombo Street store. The Market Hotel is pictured on the left. Do you have any photographs of Christmas parades in Canterbury? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. Kete Christchurch is a collection of…
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