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Reviews for Young Adults – Best of 2020
Here are our favourite Young Adult reads of 2020! Manga and graphic novels, memoirs, gripping fiction, and more.
Eileen Merriman: A Trio of Sophies – WORD Christchurch Spring Festival 2020
A small group gathered in Spark Place on a fine, Sunday afternoon to hear Karen Healey and Eileen Merriman in conversation on her latest Young Adult novel.
For You(th) – WORD Christchurch Spring Festival
For You(th) was something very different on the WORD Christchurch Spring Festival 2020 line-up. For one, there were no author readings or panel discussions. Instead, For You(th) consisted of five activities chosen by a team of seven young people – the Word Youth Jury. The overall theme of the event was to create spaces where…
Reviews for Young Adults – October 2020
This month we start with a fantastic review of Loveless, a new book from the author of Heartstopper. We're pretty big fans of the series - and you too judging by the hold list! Loveless explores asexuality, a sexuality that doesn't appear too often in LGBTQIA+ literature. We've also got some recommendations for fans of Sarah…
Reviews for Young Adults – August 2020
Youth librarians share what they've been reading and loving in the last month with lots of picks for fans of fantasy or Manga.
Dungeons and Dragons – Fun for all ages!
Dungeons and Dragons has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years. Live shows and podcasts have attracted huge international followings and been transformed into comics, boardgames, and official Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) content. Locally in Christchurch, we have the live show Dungeons and Comedians that frequently sells out. There’s a Rick and Morty D&D…
Speak Up! Youth Week 2020
Youth Week is here 9–17 May and while we can’t run the awesome events we had originally planned, there’s still lots of ways for you to celebrate! This year’s theme is: E kōrero ana mātou. E whakarongo ana koutou? We’re speaking, are you listening? Get in quick to get your free official Youth Week journal. There’s…
Let’s Roll – Tabletop Roleplaying Games for Lockdown
Tabletop roleplaying games, like Dungeons and Dragons, have experienced a surge in popularity in recent years. Find out more.
Listen Up – Podcast Recommendations
Whether you’re getting tired of looking at your screen or want something to listen to on your walks, we’ve got the podcasts for you! Youth Librarian Alicia asked library staff for their podcast recommendations for teens. Some are their personal faves and some are what their teenage family members are listening to, but they’re all good! You can listen to many of these podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other podcast streaming apps. Leave a comment and share what you love listening to!
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