Mask Making at the Makerspace Workshop


Come and check out our mask display at the South Learning Centre. Students at the Makerspace Workshop afterschool programme investigated the meaning behind masks and why people wear masks. They then researched and drafted their own mask ideas. Their brief was to incorporate an accessory that could be 3D printed. The Makerspace Workshop afterschool programme […]

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Girls Zone

So many exciting things are happening in our libraries. You can design your own dream catcher! These girls loved making cosy scarves and comfy cushions in Summer Sewing. These girls problem solved to fix the 3D printer jam! Great thinking girls. A combination of electronics and Hama beads resulted in a 3D flashing Pacman! Booking and […]

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Parklands at play – Sunday 19 February

girl blowing a dandelion clock

One of the great things about living in Parklands is there are lots of parks. Great if you have children who like to swing, slide, run or need a safe place to ride a bike. Fantastic if you want to take a walk or go for a run. The Parklands Reserve on Queenspark Drive is […]

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Dog Man Unleashed at the Library

Dog Man

Bow-wowie! Who let the dogs out? The second in the Dog Man series has just been unleashed and a giant Dog Man is on tour across Christchurch City Libraries. From the creator of Captain Underpants, Dav Pilkey, comes Dog Man: part dog, part man and ALL hero, in his second adventure Dog Man Unleashed. There’s […]

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Picture books newsletter

Children reading

Fun reading for the kids in your life - subscribe to our monthly Picture books newsletter and find out what's new, and explore some classics. This month's titles include: Find the latest picture books in our collection.

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A Month with April-May by Edyth Bulbring


I wanted Mrs Ho out of my life. I wanted her to leave Trinity College. But God and your angels, shut your eyes on my vengeful plans, I never wanted Mrs Ho to be dead. If you love smart and funny girls who tell it like it is, there’s a new girl for you to […]

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Waitangi Day in Christchurch and Canterbury – Monday 6 February 2017

Waitangi Day

Find out about Christchurch and Canterbury Waitangi Day celebrations in 2017. Wai 262 Presentation - Linwood Library (Thursday 2 February, 6-7pm) In the lead up to Waitangi Day, why not find out more about one of the most signficant Treaty claim made to date. Wai 262 is sometimes known as the "flora and fauna" or […]

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Kids’ Books newsletter

Girl reading in a chair made of books

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.   For more great reads for kids, check out our Kids' Books and Reading page – […]

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The Beano Annual 2017

Did you read comics when you were young? I'm English and grew up on this one. If you enjoyed The Beano in your younger years, or are young now, you'll get a laugh out of this annual. Many of the classic characters are still there - such as Dennis the Menace (and his dog Gnasher), […]

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Mimi Kiwi – in Inspector Flytrap

Inspector Flytrap

Inspector Flytrap in The Da Vinci Cold (2016) by Tom Angleberger & Cece Bell Inspector Flytrap A kiwi in a mystery... How curious! Written and illustrated by the talented and prolific husband and wife team of Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell, Inspector Flytrap is a series of books about a flytrap trying to become the greatest […]

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