Bigger is Better (and just what your coffee table needs)

Yes, you could shell out over $100 to buy that enormous, spectacularly illustrated coffee-table-worthy publication you saw at Whitcoulls. Alternatively, you could use your free library membership to borrow one of Christchurch City Libraries' own gorgeous, larger-than-life tomes. What is more, your coffee table can play proud host to a different book each month! Paris…
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Armageddon is coming…next week!

This year the masses will descend on Horncastle Arena for the annual Armageddon convention on the weekend of 2-4 June. The 4th of June being, conveniently, Queen's Birthday holiday. I myself have attended Armageddon religiously since 2012, after discovering that an actor from one of my then (still) favorite television shows would be in attendance…
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Celebrating Techweek 2018

The annual Techweek festival is here come 19-27th May, and it's all about celebrating innovative New Zealand technology. Featuring 400 events nationwide, many Techweek events are happening in Christchurch and Christchurch City Libraries have partnered up with Code Club Aotearoa to bring the Creative Coding Minecraft Competition 🙂  Find out more about what's happening locally…
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The joy of Christmas food

Christmas to me means many things. Food, classical music, family and friends, frantic gift shopping and many consecutive days off work.  Food commands a great deal of consideration on Christmas day. It brings people together and will become a part of your Christmas memories. In years to come you may still be reminiscing over mother's…
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Ballantynes’ Fire 70th Anniversary – 18 November 2017

About 70 years ago, on 18 November 1947, should you have been wandering down Cashel Street towards Colombo shortly before four in the afternoon, you would have seen a strange sight: Ballantynes co-owner, Kenneth Ballantyne, climbing down the parapet of his storefront. Flames all around him, he is the last to escape the Ballantynes' fire with his…
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Neighbourhood Week 2017/18

Neighbourhood Week is here! 27th October to 31st March 2018. Yes, you read that correctly. This year Neighbourhood Week is extended for the entire summer. Do you know who your neighbours are? I don't know mine as well as I should like.Neighbourly relations are important yet I have, for the most part, lived according to…
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