Kate’s top 2019 Pride picks

Welcome to Pride 2019! Christchurch City Libraries is hosting different Pride events at Tūranga this year  – check out Zines, Book Speed Dating, and a panel discussion with QTopia, or bring the whānau along for rainbow stories. In celebration of the season, I’d like to share my top picks for rainbow books for kids and…
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Te Reo in the Whare

Kia ora! It's Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) from September 10-16, and what a great opportunity that is for us all to celebrate and learn the beautiful Māori language. Kia kaha te reo Māori ... But what about if you've not got the time right now to learn a new language…
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Marshmallows, Money, and Madness: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton – WORD Christchurch

The marshmallows flew around the auditorium at Christchurch Boys' High School when Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton came to visit. Brought to you by WORD Christchurch and Pan Macmillan Australia, this event was loud, full of ridiculousness, and an absolute delight for everyone in the audience - young and old alike. In case you haven't…
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Out on the Shelves: Connecting rainbow young people with the stories that represent them

I love reading books about characters like me. And I know I'm not the only one like that. Books, stories, movies - we all want to see ourselves in these. Because we're all different, we're all awesome, and we all have interesting tales to share. When you're reading about people, whether they're fiction or non-fiction stories…
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Mother Nature: Giving us everything we need to create beautiful, natural, art

The chill of frosty mornings. Puddles to splash in. Trees a-flame with orange, red, and yellow leaves... and the crunch of those leaves underfoot. There's no doubt about it. Autumn is here, and she's arrived in all her glory. Sure, she's on her way out, and the early-morning frosts are starting to creep in, but…
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Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival 2018

Frosty mornings, the threat of snow, and midwinter blues might be a couple of months away yet, but Christchurch is about to be hit by a different type of blues when the Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival comes to town later this week (May 23-27). Visit the Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz…
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