Podcast – Period poverty

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. Period poverty occurs when women and girls are unable to afford menstrual products. Join advocates Julie Chapman (KidsCan), Dani Barrington (Leeds University), Olie Body (Wā Collective) and Laura O'Dwyer…
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Kate’s top 2019 Pride picks

Welcome to Pride 2019! Christchurch City Libraries is hosting different Pride events at Tūranga this year  – check out Zines, Book Speed Dating, and a panel discussion with QTopia, or bring the whānau along for rainbow stories. In celebration of the season, I’d like to share my top picks for rainbow books for kids and…
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Alison Comfort with the The Merrie-Midgets puppet troop: Picturing Canterbury

The Merrie-Midgets were a puppet show hand-crafted, built and performed by the Comfort family of Christchurch from the mid 1950s until 1965. The show travelled the length of the South Island, along with appearances in Auckland and Wellington, and was a regular feature on Hays Roof during school holidays. Alison Comfort with characters from The…
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Read me a story please!

Can you please read me a story? If the kids in your life love stories, and can't get enough of them, AND time is precious – you could try Story Box Library. Story Box Library is a collection of videos of stories being read by authors, actors, comedians, musicians, sportspeople, illustrators, TV presenters, performers, students…
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Mac the dog pulling a sulky, Colombo Street: Picturing Canterbury

Mac the dog waiting at traffic lights whilst a bus goes past along Colombo Street. Mac is pulling a sulky carrying Jenny-Lee Barnes, aged 2 1/2 whilst passers-by watch. 21 May 1966. Do you have any photographs of Colombo Street in the 1960s? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which…
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International Mother Language Day

Kia Ora! Talofa! Aloha! Ave! Bonjour! Cześć! Fakaalofa atu!  Guten tag! Halo! Hola! Namaste! Nǐ hǎo! Salâm! Shalom!  你好   สวัสดี  سلام  നമസ്തേ 안녕하십니까  नमस्ते  今日は Γειά! These are just some of the ways that the many people of world say “hello” in their own language – or their 'mother tongue’.  Many languages are under threat…
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Sound and Vision – The Christchurch Town Hall to reopen Saturday 23 February

The The. Bjork. Supergrass. WORD Christchurch. Rufus Wainwright. Primary Schools Music Festival. We all have memories of things we saw and heard at the Christchurch Town Hall. The Christchurch Town Hall will be officially reopened by Mayor Lianne Dalziel at noon this Saturday 23 February 2019. There are Public open days on Saturday 23 February and Sunday…
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