Holiday boredom-busters

The holiday season is upon us and it's a great time to spend time with some quality books, movies, and music. Here are some titles that will tantalise you with their mystery, entertain you with their storytelling, amaze you with their creativity, and leave you with a sense of satisfaction. We've got Fiction, Audiobooks, Graphic…
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Your Halloween Soundtrack

It's that time of year again for us to celebrate all things dark, sinister, and macabre, and what a lot of options you have from us here at Christchurch City Libraries! We have Horror, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy booklists covering all your favourite subgenres, plenty of horror films available on DVD, Pru has done an excellent sum-up…
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NZIFF Survivalist

The Christchurch leg of the New Zealand International Film Festival is in full swing and there's been some brilliant films on show thus far! A particular favourite of mine has been 'Arctic' - a one-man powerhouse performance by Mads Mikkelsen. He's a pilot that has crash-landed somewhere in the vast emptiness of the Arctic and from…
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Dead Men’s WORDs

WORD Christchurch is back for 2018 and once again we have a programme chock full of amazing opportunities to revel in the goodness of the creative use of words. There's such a wide array of interesting stuff to highlight too... Perhaps the biggest for me is the conversation with Irvine Welsh on Friday 31 August…
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