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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Adrian Hayes: One Man’s Climb – WORD Christchurch

As a lover of missions into the mountains, and as a daughter of climbers, I have spent a fair amount of time both recounting and listening to accounts from high places. They are tales replete with hilarity, high excitement, physical exertion, trial, tribulation, and sometimes, tragedy. They are ever-engaging, and can serve as vehicles for self-reflection – how…
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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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Seaweek 2019

Have you ever wondered where all the water goes when it rains? Have you ever wondered what happens when anything other than water ends up in the river or swamp? All that water - and anything that's in the water - ends up in the sea. That shouldn't be a problem, after all, it's just…
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Legacy of Chinese food in Christchurch – The Chan Family

Upper Riccarton Library is hosting an exhibition of photos of Chung Wah Restaurant from Saturday 26 January to Friday 8 February. Celebrate the history of an iconic Christchurch restaurant through this special photographic exhibition, and share your fond memories in a sign in book.  The Chan Family Mr Toi Yee Chan came to New Zealand from China…
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A fond farewell

Due to changing circumstances this will be my last blog for Christchurch City Libraries. I've had a whole lot of fun writing about all sorts of interesting things. In total I've written 56 blogs for the library (including this one) and three for our professional development Bibliofile site. I'm going to look back briefly at…
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