City Nature Challenge Christchurch (Friday 26 April to Monday 29 April) and Sustainable Living Series at Papanui Library (Saturday 27 April to Thursday 2 May)

Let's show off the unique and plentiful biodiversity of Christchurch by taking part in the global City Nature Challenge - it is on from Friday 26 April to Monday 29 April. The goal is to record every species living in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. From birds and insects, to plants and fungi, the aim is to record all the nature you can find.
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Podcast – Placemaking

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. We feel more connected to places if we have interacted with them - so placemaking is all about encouraging people to get involved in the design, construction and activation…
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Record Store Day 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I am not getting into the Yuletide spirit eight months early. I am talking about the day when music obsessives of all stripes gladly part with a big ol’ chunk of cash – Saturday 13 April - Record Store Day. Record Store Day began in 2008…
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Kate’s top 2019 Pride picks

Welcome to Pride 2019! Christchurch City Libraries is hosting different Pride events at Tūranga this year  – check out Zines, Book Speed Dating, and a panel discussion with QTopia, or bring the whānau along for rainbow stories. In celebration of the season, I’d like to share my top picks for rainbow books for kids and…
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International Mother Language Day

Kia Ora! Talofa! Aloha! Ave! Bonjour! Cześć! Fakaalofa atu!  Guten tag! Halo! Hola! Namaste! Nǐ hǎo! Salâm! Shalom!  你好   สวัสดี  سلام  നമസ്തേ 안녕하십니까  नमस्ते  今日は Γειά! These are just some of the ways that the many people of world say “hello” in their own language – or their 'mother tongue’.  Many languages are under threat…
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Sound and Vision – The Christchurch Town Hall to reopen Saturday 23 February

The The. Bjork. Supergrass. WORD Christchurch. Rufus Wainwright. Primary Schools Music Festival. We all have memories of things we saw and heard at the Christchurch Town Hall. The Christchurch Town Hall will be officially reopened by Mayor Lianne Dalziel at noon this Saturday 23 February 2019. There are Public open days on Saturday 23 February and Sunday…
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