Asteroids – friends or foe?

Did you know that 30 June is International Asteroid Day? I didn’t until recently, but when I found out, it prompted me to take a closer look at what asteroids are, and why they’re important, and what I found out was fascinating, but also a bit scary. Asteroids are essentially lumps of rock that orbit…
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A luncheon interval on Mt Sebastopol while on a ski trip at Mount Cook National Park: Picturing Canterbury

Do you have any photographs of skiing in Canterbury? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection.   Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can join and contribute. Visit Kete Christchurch View more Picturing Canterbury posts A Luncheon Interval On Mt Sebastopol While On A Ski Trip At…
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Wish I was there

It has been lovely to see the sun, after such a gloomy June - but as my family reminded me, we still have two months of winter to go. I keep thinking that I should have booked a midwinter break to somewhere sunny and warm. I think I will start planning now for next winter…
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Curate Your Own Personal Film Festival (from the Library DVD Collection)

The Press reporter Charlie Gates wrote a fascinating article about the decline in DVD rental stores in Christchurch: Ghosts and survivors in fading DVD market. There may be fewer places to hire DVDs from, but you can still get 'em at your local library! Latest arrivals Browse our DVD collection Because I am decidedly average at…
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Lighting up the winter nights – Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights, Friday 29 June 2018

This week is an exciting one for Lyttelton Library and our customers, with our fabulous Stories after Dark with Lindsey on Thursday night, and the awesome Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights on the evening of Friday 29 June. Lyttelton Library’s Stories after Dark starts at 6.30pm on Thursday 28 June – head down to the…
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Podcast – Homelessness

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. Three expert guests share their knowledge regarding the state of homelessness in New Zealand. Part I: Alan Johnson (Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit, Salvation Army) Overview of homelessness in…
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