Off with her head!

I recently read an article about Marie Antoinette's jewels been auctioned, which got me thinking about how far back our newspaper archives go and I thought try Proquest Historical Newspapers which has The Guardian (1821-2003), The Observer (1791-2003); Irish Times (1859-2010); Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958). So I simply put in "Marie Antoinette" in the search…
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Just for Kids

Not Just for kids, it could also be for nostalgic adults, especially if you were a fan of The Electric Company or Sesame Street. I fondly remember the start of The Electric Company theme tune "Hey you Guuyyys!" I was also a huge Count von Count fan.(Possibly due to the NZ band Head like a…
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Big Library Read – The Girl with the Red Balloon 1-15 October

No Holds, No Waitlist for Historical Fantasy eBook as Christchurch City Libraries Joins Largest Digital Book Club You can enjoy Katherine Locke’s The Girl with the Red Balloon eBook for two weeks with no waitlist. Christchurch City Libraries' members can join thousands of readers worldwide in the largest global digital book club, Big Library Read…
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Arrrrrr it be Talk like a Pirate Day on Wednesday 19 September

Piratey Fun Day - Wednesday 19 September 3.30pm to 5pm Ahoy maties… Come dressed in your pirate best for our fantastic treasure quest. We've also got a pirate-themed Storytimes, pirate names, dress-up competitions for children and adults, crafts, plus heaps more. Shiver me timbers, it's gonna be huge, ye best be prepared to come and…
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Drynuary to Movember

Woo hoo it's Spring?! So maybe it's time to adopt a new health kick. To be honest, fads are really not my thing and the thought of giving up chocolate or - heaven forbid - coffee makes me feel a little faint. There seems to be something for every month and here's a list for…
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