KidsFest 2018

KidsFest is full of winter holiday fun for kids in Christchurch and Canterbury. It runs from 7 to 21 July. KidsFest is always popular and many events book out quickly, so have a look and secure your spot! Tickets are on sale now! See KidsFest events at Christchurch City Libraries Browse the KidsFest website for…
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Celebrating Techweek 2018

The annual Techweek festival is here come 19-27th May, and it's all about celebrating innovative New Zealand technology. Featuring 400 events nationwide, many Techweek events are happening in Christchurch and Christchurch City Libraries have partnered up with Code Club Aotearoa to bring the Creative Coding Minecraft Competition 🙂  Find out more about what's happening locally…
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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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Maker Space Girls

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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