Kittens in a detective’s hat: Picturing Canterbury

John Whiting a Papanui detective, with three kittens in his hat after finding them whilst on patrol in the Coutts Island area. Do you have any interesting photographs of animals in Christchurch? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several people to simultaneously explore images and stories of…
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Reading Guide to Marvel’s Star Wars Comics: The Main Series

The Star Wars film series has spawned comic books since its very beginning. In April 1977, Marvel Comics began its long-running series that ran until June 1986. Two other comics based on the Ewoks and Droids television series of the mid-1980s were also produced, ending in July 1987. But Marvel ultimately forfeited its publication license to Dark Horse Comics…
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Mushroom cloud formation: Picturing Canterbury

Mushroom cloud formation over the Port Hills. In the foreground is the Government Life building. 26 January 1985. Appearing on the same day as when acting Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer confirmed that New Zealand would not abandon its anti-nuclear stand, the Christchurch Weather Office reassured residents that the cloud was just a Cumulonimbus cloud formation. Do…
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Recent necrology, February 2019

Some well-known people who have died recently Stanley Donen, 1924-2019 Director and choreographer who helped transform the Hollywood musical Albert Finney, 1936-2019 Actor who made his name as the archetypal angry young man in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning William Hawkey, 1932-2019 Composer, teacher and musician, formerly conductor of Christchurch Harmonic Society and University of…
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RBdigital Comics

Calling all comic book fans! Christchurch City Libraries has a new eComic collection on RBdigital. RBdigital Comics is a collection of great comics including Marvel titles. You'll find Judge Dredd, Spiderman, Fantastic Four and X-Men. You just need to sign up for an account on RBdigital Comics, if you are an RBdigital Magazine user, you…
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