The skinny reader

Nowadays hardly anyone comes into a library and asks for a skinny little book. Which is a pity, as there are some terrific reads that fit the "small but perfectly formed" description. I'm a skinny reader - of books with fewer than 150 pages that is; they must have been published fairly recently and they must…
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Feminism is a feminist issue

WORD Christchurch and UC College of Arts joined forces to present How To Be a Feminist, a live broadcast from the Sydney Opera House’s All About Women festival on International Women’s Day, Sunday 8 March. The panel includes Germaine Greer, Roxane Gay, Anita Sarkeesian, Tara Moss, Clementine Ford and Celeste Liddle. The broadcast was followed…
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The bridges of New Brighton

Richard Greenaway is an Information Librarian with an interest in the history of East Christchurch. He has an eye for a good story and the skill and patience to check and cross check all kinds of references. He has compiled a wonderful array of New Brighton stories. Here he explores the bridges early residents of Christchurch used…
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Have your say on Victoria Square

It is time for you to have your say on the future of Victoria Square. Share your views with the Christchurch Central Development Unit. Feedback closes 24 April 2015. Victoria Square, Christchurch, 1910 : a panorama looking towards the north-east [1910] CCL PhotoCD 16, IMG0005 We have some resources that might help you think about…
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How to get to New Brighton

Richard Greenaway is an Information Librarian with an interest in the history of East Christchurch. He has an eye for a good story and the skill and patience to check and cross check all kinds of references. He has compiled a wonderful array of New Brighton stories. Here he explores the way early residents of Christchurch…
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Recent necrology, February 2015

Some well-known people who have died recently André Brink, 1935-2015 Afrikaans novelist specialising in the horror of apartheid, who was best known for A Dry White Season Aldo Ciccolini, 1925-2015 Virtuoso Italian-French pianist who brought dazzling Mediterranean tints to Satie, Mozart and Mussorgsky Martin Gilbert, 1936-2015 Scholar noted for his meticulous biography of Churchill and…
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Science – not just for scientists

Science is fun. Science is cool. Science is everywhere. Science is at your library. Science Alive are free drop-in science sessions from 3:30pm - 4:30pm at your local library. This is an after school science programme presented by Science Alive. Excellent Science Alive educators lead children through interactive activities to stimulate their interest in science…
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