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Earth Day, Every Day for Canterbury Kids Earth Day, Every Day for Canterbury Kids

By Kimccl
Love the Earth? Earth Day is celebrated globally on 22 April each year - find out more about good environmentally-focused stuff for kids.
Love the Earth? Earth Day is celebrated globally on 22 April each year - find out more about good environmentally-focused stuff for kids.

Inside the Four Avenues Inside the Four Avenues

The Christchurch Documentary Project looks at life in the inner city. Exhibition opens Wednesday 21 November, 5.30pm at Tūranga.
The Christchurch Documentary Project looks at life in the inner city. Exhibition opens Wednesday 21 November, 5.30pm at Tūranga.

Libby for travelling families 方便旅行家庭的电子 Libby for travelling families 方便旅行家庭的电子

旅行的季节又到了!很多华人朋友都利用孩子假期、圣诞节和春节回国探亲或出国旅游。有时在图书馆遇到华人顾客因出国前忘记还书需交超期罚款很是同情。自己也曾在回国时为找孩子的英文阅读材料煞费苦心。其实,这些问题都可以用图书馆的电子资源eResources 解决。OverDrive…
旅行的季节又到了!很多华人朋友都利用孩子假期、圣诞节和春节回国探亲或出国旅游。有时在图书馆遇到华人顾客因出国前忘记还书需交超期罚款很是同情。自己也曾在回国时为找孩子的英文阅读材料煞费苦心。其实,这些问题都可以用图书馆的电子资源eResources 解决。OverDrive…

Inside the Four Avenues Inside the Four Avenues

The Christchurch Documentary Project looks at life in the inner city. Exhibition opens Wednesday 21 November, 5.30pm at Tūranga.
The Christchurch Documentary Project looks at life in the inner city. Exhibition opens Wednesday 21 November, 5.30pm at Tūranga.

Just for Kids Just for Kids

Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more
Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu Tāngata Ngāi Tahu

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu. Volume One is a new book celebrating the rich and diverse lives of fifty people of Ngāi Tahu.
Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu. Volume One is a new book celebrating the rich and diverse lives of fifty people of Ngāi Tahu.

University students champagne breakfast University students champagne breakfast

Students having a champagne breakfast on the Deans Ave/Blenheim Road roundabout, 1983. An image from the Discovery Wall website.
Students having a champagne breakfast on the Deans Ave/Blenheim Road roundabout, 1983. An image from the Discovery Wall website.

Nutcracker diorama – A family challenge Nutcracker diorama – A family challenge

See the winners & entrants in our Nutcracker diorama family challenge on display in the Library at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre 9 to 27 Nov.
See the winners & entrants in our Nutcracker diorama family challenge on display in the Library at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre 9 to 27 Nov.

eMagazines eMagazines

New eMagazines in the RBDigital Magazines collection - read 'em for free.
New eMagazines in the RBDigital Magazines collection - read 'em for free.

A Fashionable Day at the Races A Fashionable Day at the Races

Titfers, trilbies, fascinators ... Get Hatted for Cup Day! The library has lovely books, magazines, & eMagazines starring HATS.
Titfers, trilbies, fascinators ... Get Hatted for Cup Day! The library has lovely books, magazines, & eMagazines starring HATS.

Before Tūranga - The Coachman Inn Before Tūranga - The Coachman Inn

By Moata
The history of the hotels that stood at 144 Gloucester Street - The Criterion, The New Criterion, The Dominion, and The Coachman Inn.
The history of the hotels that stood at 144 Gloucester Street - The Criterion, The New Criterion, The Dominion, and The Coachman Inn.

Just for Kids Just for Kids

Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more
Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more

Things to see and do around Tūranga Things to see and do around Tūranga

Tūranga - your new central library - opens this weekend! Check out more cool stuff to discover when you are in town this weekend.
Tūranga - your new central library - opens this weekend! Check out more cool stuff to discover when you are in town this weekend.

Playing with genealogy in the library Playing with genealogy in the library

Who are you? Simone has delved into her past using Christchurch City Libraries' family history eResources. Here's what she discovered ...
Who are you? Simone has delved into her past using Christchurch City Libraries' family history eResources. Here's what she discovered ...

Before Tūranga – The Lyttelton Times Before Tūranga – The Lyttelton Times

Gingerbread architecture, sleepless hotel guests, and a "hippie emporium" - all used to be where Tūranga is now. Find out more in our post.
Gingerbread architecture, sleepless hotel guests, and a "hippie emporium" - all used to be where Tūranga is now. Find out more in our post.

Just for Kids Just for Kids

Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more
Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more
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