Summertimes: Ngā rā ō Hine-raumati

Kia ora. In January we celebrate all the fun of summer and jump into the New Year.

Fun for kids and teens

What's on? Holiday programmes are on at Learning Centres and libraries.The Summertime Reading Club is in full swing for kids aged 5 to 12. For teens, there was a Soundtrack to Summer Competition with a Westfield Riccarton voucher to win.

Holiday reading 2014 has some great suggestions for all ages.

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Popular in 2014

Explore what titles and authors were most popular at Christchurch City Libraries in 2014.

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Picturing summer

Browse our sampler of heritage images of summer – the beach, camping, swimming and picnics.

Sun times, fun times

Kite Day in New Brighton
Kite Day in New Brighton. Flickr: CCL-2013-02-04

The World Buskers Festival is back in town from 15 to 25 January.

Kite Day is on at New Brighton. Sparks combines the pleasures of music and fireworks.

SummerTimes fills the Christchurch summer with a range of events – from music to movies and performances.

Learn something new

If you have plans to learn something new in 2015, jump into learning. We support all ages – from preschoolers and parents, to lifelong learners who want to get more out of their computers. Our Learning Centres at South, New Brighton and Upper Riccarton run programmes throughout the year.
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What happened in January

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 February we will be Celebrating New Zealand – Te mana o Aotearoa.

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