Techweek at the library – Monday 20 to Sunday 26 May 2024

Techweek — Aotearoa New Zealand’s festival for tech that’s good for the world — is on from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 May. 

Techweek at the library

Events include:

Free Artificial Intelligence Workshops - Saturday 18 May 10am and 11am at Matatiki Hornby Centre

Brain Play workshops at Matatiki Hornby Centre. Learn about AI & coding as a family - create animations, music & more with the Brain Play Team.
Book for the 10am session
Book for the 11am session

TechFest: Woven Cultures in Digitech – A Day for Tamariki, Wednesday 22 May, 10am to 3pm, Tūranga

A full day of hands on tech, inspiration and experiences for school groups ages 8 to 11 years. Bookings essential. Delivered by Tagata Moana Trust and friends across the whole of Tūranga.
To book please contact Nina on
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ESports showcase - Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May, 10am to 4pm, Tūranga

A showcase of digital competition in kura across Ōtautahi. Vex Robotics, eSports: Valorant, and eSports: Rocket League.
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VEX Robotics scrimmage - Saturday 25 May, 10am to 4pm, Tūranga

Canterbury Robotics VEX IQ & VRC Finals.
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Something Old, Something New - Saturday 25 May 12noon to 3pm at South Library

It’s Youth Week and Techweek, so young-ish, tech-ish people, please drop in to this session in which Library Learning Specialists demonstrate ways of using creative technologies to refresh, repair, and recycle clothing (think patches, prints, pockets, and more). You can bring some pieces along, or you can take something from the clothing swap rack lovingly put together by library staff. Ages 15 - 24 | FREE. Find out more

Techweek family drop in at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre - Saturday 25 May 1pm to 3pm

Have a go at making your own creations at our Tech Week drop-in. We will have a range of different creative options available including jewellery making, custom stickers, and personalised 3D printable designs such as name plates or a stick figure family. A small charge for materials may apply. Find out more.


TechFest is an annual event during NZ Tech Week, opens a new window in May powered by Canterbury Tech

Where: Tūranga
When: Monday 20 - Friday 24 May 2024
Canterbury Tech brings together technology interest groups, businesses, researchers and city partners doing the hard work in our community, under one roof, to celebrate technology that's good for the world!

Events include:
See Tomorrow First - Tech Story workshop: Tuesday 21 May 3pm to 6pm. Find out more
Visit the Techfest website to see what's on

Listen in!

Libraries Learning Specialist for Special Projects Danny McNeil welcomes some special guests to talk Techweek at Christchurch City Libraries (think eSports, robots, prizes, and more!). Techweek runs from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 May.

17.2MB, 18 minutes 1 second

Danny talks with Education Consultant and Facilitator Wilj Dekkers and PB Tech Service Technician and Event Coordinator Riley Paterson.

6.75MB, 7 minutes 2 seconds

Danny talks with Hornby High School teacher Ben Carter, and Christchurch Boys’ High School Teacher Andrew Thawley.

10.44 MB, 10 minutes 59 seconds

Audio from the May episode of the library's Plains FM radio show So Many Stories

Techweek events

Read the full list of Techweek events in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

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Technology at the library

Experience the awesome array of technology at our libraries:

Auahatanga - Creative Spaces

Our creative and learning spaces welcome everyone. It does not matter if you have just got started, or are reigniting a creative passion. We have some amazing technology available around our Christchurch City Libraries. Find out more about each piece of gear, where you can find it, and how you can use it to help exercise your creativity!
Find out about Auahatanga - Creative Spaces

Technology classes and sessions at libraries

Technology events and activities at libraries
View all technology events in our calendar.

Technology help drop-in sessions
Get help with specific issues such as using email, searching the internet, using the library catalogue, using electronic resources and any other general technology related queries.

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