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The 'High Life' of books and film The 'High Life' of books and film

Dan takes inspiration from NZIFF sci-fi film, High Life, and suggests some science fiction reads along similar themes.
Dan takes inspiration from NZIFF sci-fi film, High Life, and suggests some science fiction reads along similar themes.

Paullina Simons on tour Paullina Simons on tour

Fee interviews The Bronze Horseman author, Paullina Simons about her new love and time-travel trilogy.
Fee interviews The Bronze Horseman author, Paullina Simons about her new love and time-travel trilogy.

Hyman Marks: Picturing Canterbury Hyman Marks: Picturing Canterbury

Memorial bust of local businessman and hospital donor, Hyman Marks. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Memorial bust of local businessman and hospital donor, Hyman Marks. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Sad news for Bernie Gunther fans Sad news for Bernie Gunther fans

The last of Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther novels was published this year. Andrew explains the charms of these WWII era detective…
The last of Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther novels was published this year. Andrew explains the charms of these WWII era detective…

Toby Faber - WORD Christchurch Toby Faber - WORD Christchurch

Toby Faber, ex-managing director of independent book publisher Faber & Faber, was in New Zealand in July-August to promote his new book.
Toby Faber, ex-managing director of independent book publisher Faber & Faber, was in New Zealand in July-August to promote his new book.

RIP Toni Morrison 1931 – 2019 RIP Toni Morrison 1931 – 2019

Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison, commonly known as Toni Morrison, died on 5 August 2019.
Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison, commonly known as Toni Morrison, died on 5 August 2019.

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.

Christchurch Women's Hospital Christchurch Women's Hospital

Exterior of Christchurch Women's Hospital at 885 Colombo Street, 17 July 1989. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Exterior of Christchurch Women's Hospital at 885 Colombo Street, 17 July 1989. An image from the Discovery Wall.

Together We Read: Cedar Valley Together We Read: Cedar Valley

Together We Read online book club featuring Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby. Borrow the OverDrive eBook, no waits or holds until 22 August.
Together We Read online book club featuring Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby. Borrow the OverDrive eBook, no waits or holds until 22 August.

Youth Picks - August 2019 Youth Picks - August 2019

A choice selection of stuff for Christchurch youth: recommended reads, events, exhibitions and more - all with a teen focus.
A choice selection of stuff for Christchurch youth: recommended reads, events, exhibitions and more - all with a teen focus.

Interview with Kimberly Andrews Interview with Kimberly Andrews

Missbeecrafty chats to Kimberly Andrews, author and illustrator of award-winning picture book, Puffin the Architect.
Missbeecrafty chats to Kimberly Andrews, author and illustrator of award-winning picture book, Puffin the Architect.

Podcast - Gender identity Podcast - Gender identity

This episode of human rights podcast Speak up - Kōrerotia looks at issues around gender identity, with suggested reading and resources.
This episode of human rights podcast Speak up - Kōrerotia looks at issues around gender identity, with suggested reading and resources.

Very Short Introductions Very Short Introductions

Let me introduce you to Very Short Introductions, a great collection of concise online eBooks from Oxford University Press.
Let me introduce you to Very Short Introductions, a great collection of concise online eBooks from Oxford University Press.

Vandalised Spitfire, 1984 Vandalised Spitfire, 1984

View of the burnt Spitfire which was vandalised outside the Brevet Club on Memorial Avenue, 1984. A local image from the Discovery Wall.
View of the burnt Spitfire which was vandalised outside the Brevet Club on Memorial Avenue, 1984. A local image from the Discovery Wall.

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.

The Great Library Seed & Plant Swap 2019 The Great Library Seed & Plant Swap 2019

Got some home-saved (or leftover bought) seeds to share? Pop them in at one of our participating libraries in September.
Got some home-saved (or leftover bought) seeds to share? Pop them in at one of our participating libraries in September.
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