Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter

Harry Potter

"Happee Birthdae Harry" as Rubeus Hagrid so aptly said twenty years ago. Yes, its hard to believe, but this year, 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its first publication, and my generation of twenty-somethings can now, finally, feel old. Together we and Harry Potter went through school (admittedly with less owls […]

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Hamlet: The Video Game (The Stage Show): Q&A with Kathleen Burns

Hamlet

Shakespeare with tentacles, teenage sex, dead bodies galore, and nerf guns. Yup, you heard right. Hamlet: The Video Game (The Stage Show) is on now at The Court Theatre until June 24, and it is nothing like the Shakespeare you learnt at school. Kathleen Burns is one of the cast, and we had a chance […]

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Finding Gobi

Finding Gobi

I was so glad I got the chance to read Finding Gobi as I have been following Dion and Gobi’s story via the news and social media for some time. Written in the third person, the story almost has a fiction feel, even though you know it is true. It is a light and easy read, suitable […]

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Teen Scene newsletter

Stories from a teenage point of view. Discover your next great read with our latest Teen Scene newsletter. This month's newsletter includes:   Be first to know! Subscribe to our newsletters and get our latest titles and best picks straight from your inbox. For more great YA reading suggestions, check out our booklists.

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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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Dorothy Must Die!: The End of Oz

The end of Oz

"What did you do with the girl, Princess Ozma?" asked Glinda; and at this question everyone slowly bent forward and listened eagerly for the reply. "I enchanted her," answered Mombi. "In what way?" Inquired Glinda. "I transformed her into -- into -- "Go on!" Glinda said. "To a boy! "―The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904) […]

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Youth Week at Christchurch City Libraries

This place is lit, New Brighton

National Youth Week 2017 is 26 May to 4 June 2017 and this year's theme is "Our voices count, count our voices". Events at Christchurch City Libraries during Youth Week Linwood College Showcase Concert - Part of New Zealand Music Month Thursday 25 May 5pm to 7pm Linwood Library at Eastgate This concert will feature […]

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Podcast – Cyberbullying

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. George Guild (Ara Institute of Canterbury), Nikki Wheeler (Sticks 'n' Stones) and Sean Lyons (Netsafe - via phone) join Sally to discuss cyberbullying. What is it? What are its […]

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