May: NZ Music Month – Te marama o ngā pūoro nā Aotearoa

Our theme for May: NZ Music Month - Te marama o ngā pūoro nā Aotearoa and it also a month of words and ideas with WORD Christchurch's autumn season and the Auckland Writers Festival bringing writers to town.

NZ Sign Language Week and Samoan Language Week also take place this month.

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NZ Music Month

Come along to your library in May to catch some live music.

Read our posts on New Zealand music, and explore our New Zealand music resources, from gigs, to venues to 1980s rock posters:

WORD Christchurch

WORD Christchurch, in association with the Auckland Writers Festival, is bringing five international and one New Zealand author to Christchurch for an Autumn Season.

We will be attending, and reporting back. See you there!

Auckland Writers Festival

Christchurch City Libraries connects you with the Auckland Writers Festival to be held from 13 to 17 May at the Aotea Centre. It’s an opportunity to share in a festival of ideas and literature.

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What happened in May

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 June our theme is Celebrating Winter - Te mana o Hōtoke.

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