Fantasy newsletter

Find out about new fantasy titles, book awards and some topical picks by our selectors. Starting next month, you'll begin receiving our new and improved Fantasy and Science Fiction newsletter. This new newsletter will expand your speculative fiction horizons and deliver the best of both science fiction and fantasy -- monthly. Look for the first issue coming your way in June. May's newsletter […]

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Mabel Howard – New Zealand’s first woman Cabinet Minister

Mabel Howard

It is 70 years since Mabel Howard (1894 - 1972) became New Zealand's first woman Cabinet Minister.  She first entered Parliament in 1943, after winning the Christchurch East by-election on 6 February. In 1946, she won in the newly-formed electorate of Sydenham. On 13 May 1947, Mabel was voted into Cabinet by the Labour caucus, on […]

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Samoan Language Week – Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa 2017

Samoan Language Week

Talofa. Samoan Language Week 2017 will take place from 28 May to 3 June. Here at Christchurch City Libraries, we welcome you to join us for: Storytimes in Samoan Samoan computer session Thursday 1 June (1PM to 3PM) South Library. We will look at the latest online news, music and videos online from Samoa. E mana'omia lo outou […]

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Thrillers and Suspense newsletter

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Our latest Thrillers and Suspense newsletter includes the following titles: Subscribe to our newsletters and get our latest titles and best picks straight in your inbox. For more great crime and thriller reads, check out our lists of winners of the Crime Writers’ Association Awards, of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel, and of the Ngaio […]

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Picture books newsletter

Children reading

Fun reading for the kids in your life - subscribe to our monthly Picture books newsletter and find out what's new, and explore some classics. This month's titles include: Find the latest picture books in our collection.

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Armchair Travel newsletter

Plane

No visas required! See the world with our latest Armchair Travel newsletter. Subscribe to our bimonthly Armchair Travel newsletter to discover new titles and recommended staff picks.

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Science fiction newsletter

Astronaut

The latest newsletter has a bunch of new and interesting titles. Soon we will be merging with Fantasy into one Fantasy and Science Fiction newsletter. This new newsletter will expand your speculative fiction horizons and deliver the best of both science fiction and fantasy -- monthly. Look for the first issue coming your way in June. You might also like to check out: […]

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Bishopdale 2017 – The Christchurch Documentary Project

The Christchurch Documentary Project has looked at Halswell and the seaside suburbs of the East. Now it is Bishopdale's turn. Photography students from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts are photographing the people and the physical environment of Bishopdale from March through to August this year with the goal of building an archive […]

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