Podcast – Youth suicide

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from New Zealand's only specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. The latest episode deals with youth suicide. New Zealand has high rates of youth suicide, especially among Māori and Pasifika populations. Part I: Sir Peter Gluckman (Prime…
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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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Kids’ Books newsletter

Whether you're looking for something educational, creative or fantastical, our latest Kids' Books newsletter has titles that will excite young minds and foster a love of reading. Be first in the know: subscribe to receive the newsletter directly in your inbox. Included in this month's newsletter are: For more great reads for kids, check out our Kids…
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National Simultaneous Storytime – Hickory Dickory Dash, Wednesday 23 May 1pm

14 of our libraries here in Christchurch are hosting National Simultaneous Storytime tomorrow  - Wednesday 23 May - at 1pm. You are welcome to come and join in - our librarians will be reading Hickory Dickory Dash by Tony Wilson, illustrated by Laura Wood, and published by Scholastic. Here are our library staff having a…
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Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival 2018

Frosty mornings, the threat of snow, and midwinter blues might be a couple of months away yet, but Christchurch is about to be hit by a different type of blues when the Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival comes to town later this week (May 23-27). Visit the Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz…
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Thrillers and Suspense newsletter

Our latest Thrillers and Suspense newsletter includes the following titles: Subscribe to our newsletters and get our latest titles and best picks straight in your inbox. For more great crime and thriller reads, check out our lists of winners of the Crime Writers’ Association Awards, of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel, and of the Ngaio…
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Introducing Gale Interactive: Science – Make Science Come “Alive”

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure ‘science.’” – Edwin Powell Hubble Famed astronomer Hubble articulated simply what great science teachers have always known:  science is based on exploration, interaction, and engagement. When students connect with concepts in a meaningful, tactile way, they learn in a more meaningful…
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Fiction A to Z newsletter

Take a walk through the aisles of our general fiction section with our Fiction A to Z newsletter and discover reads to engage and enlighten. This month's newsletter includes:     Subscribe to receive this newsletter directly in your inbox every month, or read it online. For more great reads, check out our Literary Prizes page and…
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Fun Holiday Programmes

Have a look back at our April Holiday Programmes in the Learning Centres: ‘Lego Animation’ is always a good way to kick start the holidays! We had our young movie buffs directing and producing their own short animated movies over at Te Hāpua: Halwell Centre. At Upper Riccarton, it was all about "reduce, reuse and…
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