Moata reviews Rob Delaney's memoir about the loss of his 2 year old son to brain cancer - an unexpectedly funny and affecting account of grief.
128 years of The Press online: 1980 to 1989 now added to Papers Past
A selection of local news stories during the 1980s taken from The Press digitised newspapers available on Papers Past.
Win tickets to neo-noir crime detective thriller, Marlowe
Tell us who your favourite fictional detective is and you could win a double pass to Marlowe starring Liam Neeson.
Happy birthday, Pigeon: Mo Willems’ bus obsessed bird
It's been 20 years since the Pigeon wasn't allowed to drive that bus. Lucky for us that Willems has written many great kids' books since.
Te Matatini: 50th anniversary of the Olympics of kapa haka
The biennial event is on from 22 to 25 February. We'll be screening it live at Tūranga and cheering on library staff who are competing.
Reading locally in 2022
Moata runs through her 2022 reads by Kiwi authors - a mix of fiction and memoir - and what she's looking forward to reading in 2023.
Celebrate International LEGO Day 2023 and Brick your Book at the Library
International LEGO Day is on 28 January 2023. You have the chance to win a prize in our Brick your book competition.
Best WORDs of the festival
Our library WORD correspondents have picked their favourite quotes from the WORD Christchurch 2022 sessions they attended.
Rest in Peace, Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch, has died. Learn more about her life, and that of her son, King Charles III.
WORD Christchurch 2022: Faith and The Faraway Near: Ottessa Moshfegh
Ottessa Moshfegh beams in from Amsterdam to talk about darkness, faith, and her novel, Lapvona.
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