Celebrating New Zealand: Te mana o Aotearoa

Kia ora. In February we celebrate all things New Zealand.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Friday 6 February is Waitangi Day, and 2015 marks 175 years since the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. Find out more:

All our libraries will be closed on Waitangi Day.

Treaty of Waitangi display

January 2015. Fendalton Library. Flickr: 2015-01-24-IMG_20100101_143546-(2)

The great outdoors

The ICC Cricket World Cup starts in Christchurch on Saturday 14 February.

Coast to Coast is on Friday 13 February.

February is a big month for local gardeners.

Cover of Inside Cricket Cover of Coast to Coast Cover of Ohinetahi

Christchurch and Canterbury earthquakes

22 February 2015 marks four years since our devastating earthquake. We have information on the earthquakes for adults and kids.
Clock tower on Madras Street
Clock tower on Madras Street. Flickr CCL-2012-02-22-IMG_9665

Back to school

Time to go back to school. Try our tips for five–year–olds starting school. For the younger set, preschool Babytimes and Storytimes are back from Monday 9 February.


Picturing Aotearoa

Our images collection and Flickr page are full of images of New Zealand and Christchurch.

Picturing Canterbury explores some of our photographic gems.

What happened in February

Our timeline of historic Christchurch events.

Get the latest news from Christchurch City Libraries

About our website themes

Each month we connect you with library resources and local events. We also dig out some of the gems in our collection that reflect the vibrant and diverse aspects of life in Christchurch.

Next month’s theme

In March our theme will be Family – Whānau.

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