My Library – Robyn Chandler, Manager of Literacy Christchurch

Literacy Christchurch (formerly known as ARAS - Adult Reading Assistance Scheme) celebrates its 40th birthday today.  ARAS began on 13 December 1977 as a pilot scheme initiated by the Canterbury WEA (Workers Educational Association), with 8 volunteer tutors and 8 students. Robyn Chandler, manager of Literacy Christchurch, talked to Jan Orme, Senior Library Assistant, Outreach…
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Papanui PlayStation Playoff!

Papanui Library is now hosting a monthly PlayStation 4 competition. What?!?!? Sign me up, you say? Well, let me give you the lowdown: The resident Gamemasters (Michael and Damien) select a game of the month and devise a wicked competition for all budding gamers to test their abilities. The challenge runs for a month and a…
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The stories behind the letters – The Clarkson family

A recent addition to our digital collection: Letters and memorabilia from the Clarkson family. This small collection of letters and memorabilia from Frank (William Francis) Clarkson to his sister Margaret Clarkson (Garton), 1918 and a letter written by Emerson Clarkson, Palestine, to his sister Lydia, in 1917. Librarian Sue Colyer has inside knowledge of these…
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Māori eBooks in Wheelers

There is an interesting range of Māori information available in Wheelers eBooks. Here are some you might like to explore: Matters of the Heart: A History of Interracial Marriage in New Zealand by Angella Wanhalla published in 2013. This book is well researched and interesting to read but the thing I love most are the…
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