March is our month to focus on family times. Browse events and resources that cater for young and old.
Big Bargain Book Sale
Our annual book bonanza will be held at the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre in Spreydon. Mark the dates pronto!
- Friday 20 March 2015, 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Saturday 21 March 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival
Every two years, Te Matatini organises the Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival, where top kapa haka teams from New Zealand and Australia compete for the honour of being crowned the best of the best. From 4 to 8 March 2015, Te Matatini will be hosted by the Waitaha rohe at Hagley Park (North), Christchurch.
Find out more about kapa haka.
- Streets Children’s Day Sunday 1 March 2015
- Science Alive Under 5 fest Friday 6 to Thursday 12 March 2015
- Culture Galore festival Saturday 7 March 2015
- International Women’s Day Sunday 8 March 2015
- Armageddon Pop Culture Expo Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March 2015
- LYFE Linwood Youth Festival Experience Saturday 14 March 2015
- Race Relations Day Saturday 21 March 2015
Stuff for all ages
Babytimes and Storytimes at your local library are a great way to enjoy music, stories and rhymes with preschoolers.
We also offer tailored services for older adults.
New for kids
EResources for kids
Kids' eResources include:
OverDrive for kids
Free eBook and downloadable eAudiobook collection containing thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles for children.
Busythings Colourful, quirky, and fun games and activities designed to entertain and educate 3 to 7 year olds.
Literacy Planet Lets you create characters, earn rewards, play games and compete with others while improving your reading and maths skills.
What’s on in March
- Browse our Internet Gateway listing of events.
What happened in March
Our timeline of historic Christchurch events.
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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 April our theme will be Thinking – Whakaaro.