Replica Leper’s Cottage, Quail Island, Lyttelton Harbour: Picturing Canterbury

Date: 31 March 2013 Entry in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt by Jane Rodgers. Quail Island was proclaimed a quarantine station on 11 February 1875. The first leprosy patient was Willa Vallane, who was confined to the island in 1906. A second was admitted in 1908, with a third in 1909. By 1925…
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How to be a Gruffalo Explorer and more fun at The Breeze Walking Festival

I love Bottle Lake Plantation. If you know where to look, there is always something to see. Sometimes its birds and rabbits. Other times it's blackberries and birds. Once I saw two carved trees. But I have never, ever seen a Gruffalo. This year that could change. The Breeze Walking Festival is on again from 29 September…
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Podcast – Suffrage 125

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from New Zealand's only specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. It is 125 years since New Zealand became the first country to allow women to vote in parliamentary elections. In this show, guests Vanisa Dhiru (National…
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봄에 만난 “창넘어 도망친 100세 노인”

최근 도서관에 아주 신나고 재미있는 책이 도착해서 소개하고자합니다.  스웨덴의 베스트 셀러 작가 요나스 요나손의 소설로 2013년에는 영화로도 만들어져 많은 이들에게 웃음과 진한 감동을 선사한 책 “창넘어 도망친 100세 노인”  원 제목은 "The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-year-old Man " - 1905년 스웨덴의 한 시골 마을에서 태어난 주인공이 살아온 백 년의 세월을 코믹하게 그린 책입니다. 급변하…
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Dear Diary Day

Dear Diary Day is observed each year on 22 September. If you have kept a diary, today is the day to go back and reread your efforts - or if you don’t have a diary, today is a great time to go about starting one. Diaries are acknowledged to be excellent ways of letting off…
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Tricky little title changes

The Guardian has recently published an article about why American publishers sometimes change the titles of books. In fact they don't only change titles, they will also change names, places and spelling. The writer from The Guardian doesn't really have an answer to why this happens, but happen it does and can be confusing for…
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