Big Library Read is back – Read The Other Einstein from 12 to 26 June

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict is this month's Big Library Read. You can get this eBook on OverDrive right now - no holds, no queues, unlimited copies. Meet Mileva Marić, The Other Einstein. Learn all about this remarkable woman by participating in the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries, Big Library Read. In the […]

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RIP Chris Cornell – Soundgarden

Microphone

Chris Cornell played his final gig with Soundgarden in Detroit on Wednesday night and hours later was found dead in his hotel room. Chris Cornell was best known as singer and songwriter for Seattle grunge band Soundgarden, which had critical success with the 1994 album Superunknown, and Grammy Award winning singles "Black Hole Sun" and […]

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All that jazz – Naxos Music Library Jazz is our newest music eResource

Jazz

We have a new streaming music service — Naxos Music Library Jazz. Good timing for jazz-lovers as the Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival starts here in Christchurch next week! Naxos Music Library Jazz has over 9000 jazz albums from over 32,000 artists including luminaries like Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, and Ella Fitzgerald. […]

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Learn a language with Rosetta Stone

eResources

We are pleased to introduce our latest eResource Rosetta Stone Library Solution, an online language learning tool. Whether you are looking to lean a brand new language, or brush up on a language for an overseas trip, Rosetta Stone Library Solution is the perfect solution. Rosetta Stone Library Solution is an interactive language learning resource that […]

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Ukulele lowdown with Lynda

ukulele

Is there anything that Lynda can't do? She is one talented lady. She already starting teaching me how to take better photographs, and do some computer coding.  So for New Zealand Music Month I thought I would find out what hidden musical talents Lynda.com had, and oh boy is there anything she can't do! She […]

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New eResource – The BWB Collections

BWB Books

Bridget Williams Books (BWB) have a series of online collections that are now available at Christchurch City Libraries. This is a collection of high-quality New Zealand non-fiction books which make it an excellent starting place for any research into New Zealand hot topics. We already have the Treaty Collection, which is an excellent start for […]

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Researching Aurora Australis

Aurora Borealis

I have been out trying to catch a glimpse of Aurora Australis or the Southern Lights. I spent last evening out on the port hills star gazing, I was unsuccessful again. My first attempt to see the polar lights was when I was living in the UK and wanted to see the Northern Lights or […]

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Who ate all the pies? OverDrive Big Library Read – 16 to 30 March

Big Library Read

Perhaps the question should be who made pie? Art of the Pie by pie-guru Kate McDermott is this month’s Big Library Read (March 16-30) on OverDrive, and quite frankly who doesn’t like pie? We can all take this Pie together - the Big Library Read means library customers around the world can simultaneously borrow an […]

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My date with Lynda

Valentines

With my husband out of town with work, I found myself home alone on Valentine’s Day, I decided instead of watching some soppy romance film, I thought I would spend an evening getting to know Lynda. With 5,800 courses and 260,000 tutorials, first glances were impressive. Lynda.com is an online video tutorial website that is […]

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Treaty of Waitangi – Do you want to know more?

BWB Books

We all know the how important Waitangi Day is to New Zealand, but what do you really know about the Treaty of Waitangi? This is the question I asked myself this year. I decided to investigate further, and Christchurch City Libraries has an excellent eResource The Treaty of Waitangi Collection from Bridget Williams Books. This […]

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