August is a busy month for lovers of words and ideas.
Community Read - Magpie Hall by Rachael King
This August, Christchurch City Libraries invites you to read, share and discuss Magpie Hall by Rachael King. Take a walk with us on the dark side, as we explore family secrets, taxidermy, Victorian tattooing, and Gothic novels.
There are two events on Friday 7 August, and for the whole of the month unlimited copies of the Magpie Hall eBook will be available to borrow from our Wheelers eBook platform! Thanks Wheelers and publishers Penguin Random House.
Storylines Festival and Family Day
The Storylines Festival and Family Day will be held on Sunday 23 August, at Upper Riccarton Library, between 10am and 3pm. Some great New Zealand authors and illustrators will be there, including Gavin Bishop, Stacy Gregg,and Spencer Hall. There are two competitions for kids to enter - entries close 15 August.
- Cook Islands Language Week 3 to 9 August
- Parenting Week 24 to 30 August
- National Poetry Day Friday 28 August
- Tongan Language Week starts 30 August
The arts, movies, ideas
August is Christchurch's turn to enjoy the New Zealand International Film Festival:
What happened in August
Our timeline of historic Christchurch events.
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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.
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In September our theme is Growing - Tupu.