Join the Big Library Read

All Christchurch City Library members can borrow and read the autobiography eBook of Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates, starting on Tuesday, March 17 and concluding on April 1. This is the true-life tale of Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates as she teaches about the playwright in…
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Welcome to the new Christchurch City Libraries website

Welcome to our newly redeveloped website, on behalf of all of us here at Christchurch City Libraries. This redesign brings you a better, seamless online library experience. What’s new? Integrated website and catalogue The catalogue is now seamlessly integrated with the rest of our content. Our catalogue content can still be found easily under ‘Explore…
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Trading Cards Holiday Programme

Trading cards is a Holiday programme where students design and create their own set of trading cards similar to the "weetbix" cards. Students use our webcams to create interesting avatars for themselves (as you can see in the examples above). They also use an internet site to produce a cartoon character. These images are then…
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Claymation holiday programme

Discover the process of producing animated movies, in the style of Wallace and Gromit. Plan an original story, create your own characters and craft your own movie using digital photography. Claymation is a fun and very popular course run over 2 days during the school holidays. On the first day students will give some thought…
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Playing with Inkscape

Workshop Club Montage The above montage features work from  Workshop Club participants. The theme for this module was graphics and we spent quite a bit of time with a great piece of free software called "inkscape". The process included taking a drawing they each produced with pen and paper, scanning it, tracing it in inkscape…
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Books for Babies

Each year we deliver about 5,000 Books for Babies packs to parents and babies through hospitals, midwives and the Homebirth Association. The pack contains a high-contrast black and white board book — perfect for very young babies up to about six months. Download the Books for Babies pamphlet — in English, Māori and Samoan. [194KB…
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