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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givUS – funding for your group, club or organisation

Lots of organisations are underfunded. There is always a raffle ticket or chocolate bar to buy to support a school or sporting group trying to raise funds. Not for profit organisations that help society's most vulnerable people are always looking for funding.Through Christchurch City Libraries you can access givUS, Generosity NZ platform that offers access…
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Give Me Money $$$

We could all do with a bit of a cash injection, no more so than when you are a student. If you don't fancy racking up a huge student loan, you could try applying for a grant or a scholarship. Generosity has a database called GivME with over 4000 scholarships and grants for students. You…
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Wish I was there

It has been lovely to see the sun, after such a gloomy June - but as my family reminded me, we still have two months of winter to go. I keep thinking that I should have booked a midwinter break to somewhere sunny and warm. I think I will start planning now for next winter…
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In a world of ‘fake news’, how do you know what’s real? Try eDS

If you’re for searching for information and want to be sure of meaningful and relevant results, try the eResources Discovery Search (eDS). From finding out if the earth is flat to information about vaccinations, eDS gives you a single entry point where you can search multiple Christchurch City Libraries eResources. Feel confident that you’re getting…
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NBA playoffs time

If you are an avid basketball fan you will know that it is playoffs time. I am extra excited because I am a Celtics fan (Boston Celtics), and they are playing Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern conference playoffs. Unfortunately Steve Adams' team (Oklahoma City Thunders) didn't make the Western conference playoffs this year so you…
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