2D to 3D

This term our team has been running our very first school programme utilising the Library 3D printer. The name of the course is “2D to 3D” and involves 12 students being introduced to a variety of learning and software that allows them to take 2 dimensional design, (arrived at by following a “design process”)  through…
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When the Show comes to town…

I’d better confess upfront: I have never been to the Show. This probably disqualifies me immediately as a true Cantabrian. To make sure, I took Roberta’s Pineapple Lumps Kiwiana challenges. The result? Well, let’s just say that I won’t be too surprised if, in the next few days, a friendly immigration officer knocks on my…
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Christmas reading for kids

Christmas is celebrated differently all around the world. Many children in the Northern Hemisphere have a cold Christmas, snuggled inside with roaring fires and snow outside. Children in the Southern Hemisphere have a very different, very warm Christmas — often with BBQs! These books show the different ways children all over the world celebrate this…
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How to augment your reality

You probably already augment your reality: a spot of blusher here, a comb-over there – maybe even the odd bit of photoshopping. But now you can really up the ante with a small selection of Augmented Reality library books. I had my introduction to AR at that hub of high technology – Parklands Library. Here’s how Augmented Reality…
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Ōtautahi

Ōtautahi was originally the name of a specific site in central Christchurch, a kāika situated on present day Kilmore Street near the fire station. It means the place of Tautahi and was adopted as the general name for Christchurch in the 1930s. Prior to this, Ngāi Tahu generally referred to the Christchurch area as Karaitiana…
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