KidsFest 2017

KidsFest is full of winter holiday fun for kids in Christchurch and Canterbury. It runs from 8 to 22 July. KidsFest is always popular and many events book out quickly, so have a look and book your spot! Tickets are on sale NOW. See KidsFest events at Christchurch City Libraries. Browse the KidsFest website for all KidsFest […]

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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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Inspiring girls to work in STEM – Ada Lovelace Day 2016

Today is Ada Lovelace Day - a celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and science. It's celebrated on the second Tuesday in October. STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is a field that needs more women. Careers NZ looks at where women are working in STEM, and job opportunities. Having inspiring […]

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Junior Robotics at the Learning Centre at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

The Learning Centre at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre recently staged the first ever junior computer science competition in Canterbury, called The Buzz Off. Students from year 1 to 3 came from a number of schools to compete in Beebot robot challenges. This event was organised with the support from Professor Tim Bell, University of Canterbury […]

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Adult Learners go mad on 3D

My colleague Katie and I learnt something new this Adult Learners Week - how to make stuff and 3D print it! We visited the learning centre at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre. Thanks to excellent training from Danny McNeil, Learning Specialist (and 3D wiz), we went through the whole process of creating an object and printing […]

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Things to do in the school holidays – April 2016

School holidays start on Monday 18 April - or after school on Friday 15 April. Our libraries and learning centres will be busy with animal-themed programmes and activities as well as origami, scavenger hunts, and games. See the programmes and activities at libraries and learning centres. Check out other holiday programmes and events in Christchurch. […]

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Happy 10th birthday, Upper Riccarton Library

Upper Riccarton Community and School Library - Te Kete Wānanga o Pūtaringamotu - is ten years old. It's a special place, bringing together the locals with Riccarton High School and Christchurch City Libraries. Kia ora Upper Riccarton staff and customers! Here are some pics from ten years of being at the heart of the community. […]

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Learn how to use your iPad or laptop at the library – join our classes

Been given an iPad or laptop for Christmas and it's still in the box? Well do something about it. Come to the Library and learn how to use it. Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre  (15th Feb - 11 April) Beginning Computer Classes Mondays 11.00-12.30pm  $15 per term Beginning iPads Classes Wednesdays 11.00-12.30pm  $15 per term South Learning Centre (16th Feb […]

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Library and Learning Centre holiday programmes

Some people may be back at work, but the holidays roll on for the kids.  Want some ideas of things to do? Have a look at our list of holiday programmes, including Minecraft, Lego animation, Claymation, and more. You can also find our holiday programmes are being advertised via www.bethere.co.nz. Looking forward to seeing you […]

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