UpLit: for the hard times

Uplit has been a publishing trend for a while now, but after the shocking events in Christchurch these books might be able to provide some comfort and escape from troubled times. Uplit celebrates our friends, the connections we can make and provides hope. Keeper of lost things Ruth Hogan Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes Ruth…
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Podcast – International students, wellbeing and talking on air

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. In 2017, the Ministry of Education released its International Student Wellbeing Strategy. With a focus on economic wellbeing, education, health and wellbeing, and inclusion, the Strategy intends to ensure…
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Eat, Drink And Be Scared: Halloween – Wednesday 31 October 2018

On the 31st of October we celebrate Halloween. Also known as Hallowe'en; All Hallow's Eve; Allhalloween and All Saint's Eve. Although not everybody recognises this contentious holiday, I will celebrate by scaring myself to death with a selection of horror films. Halloween Events Spooky Halloween Day - Wednesday 31 October 3.30pm to 5pm Christchurch City…
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Replica Leper’s Cottage, Quail Island, Lyttelton Harbour: Picturing Canterbury

Date: 31 March 2013 Entry in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt by Jane Rodgers. Quail Island was proclaimed a quarantine station on 11 February 1875. The first leprosy patient was Willa Vallane, who was confined to the island in 1906. A second was admitted in 1908, with a third in 1909. By 1925…
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