Recent necrology, June 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently Anthony Bourdain, 1956-2018 American celebrity chef, author and television personality Gennadiĭ Rozhdestvenskiĭ, 1931-2018 Brilliant Russian conductor Tony Vercoe, 1919-2018 Musician and historian, in charge of Kiwi Pacific Records for 30 years Kōrerorero mai - Join the conversation…
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St. Mary’s Bridle Path Road, Heathcote – Snow – Church next door to “Hillwood”: Picturing Canterbury

St. Mary's Bridle Path Road, Heathcote - Snow - Church next door to “Hillwood”. Date: 1900s. Built in 1860, St Mary's Anglican church in Heathcote was originally situated on Bridle Path Road. Additions were made to the church building in 1914. In 1925 the building was relocated to its current location on the corner of Martindales and Truscotts…
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Hot tips for the Winter Read Challenge (for ages 13 to 18)

Winter Read Challenge winners $30 Hoyts vouchers were won by Zoe, Tarlaye, Sophie, and Imogen $30 Spotify vouchers were won by Amber, Matt, and Caitlin Astroman tickets at the Court Theatre were won by Jasmine, Bianca, and Elliot. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all of you who entered.  Christchurch teens recommend: Winter Read…
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Bigger is Better (and just what your coffee table needs)

Yes, you could shell out over $100 to buy that enormous, spectacularly illustrated coffee-table-worthy publication you saw at Whitcoulls. Alternatively, you could use your free library membership to borrow one of Christchurch City Libraries' own gorgeous, larger-than-life tomes. What is more, your coffee table can play proud host to a different book each month! Paris…
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Christchurch kids! Give Tūranga’s Bookbots Earth names & win prizes! (2 to 31 July)

Kids can win awesome prizes by filling out this special online survey. All you have to do is help name Tūranga’s intergalactic heroes, the Bookbots. During the month of July, local primary and intermediate students can vote on their favourite names for the digital characters and go in the draw to win prizes, including a…
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