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Tūranga, your central library, will be open on Show Day Friday 16 November from 10am to 5pm. All other libraries will be closed for the public holiday.

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Best and Worst Children's Books of 2018 Best and Worst Children's Books of 2018

Nov 20th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
This Canterbury Literacy Association event brings together teachers, librarians, writers, booksellers and more to celebrate the best books.
This Canterbury Literacy Association event brings together teachers, librarians, writers, booksellers and more to celebrate the best books.

Women of the World: Pounamu Gracie Women of the World: Pounamu Gracie

Nov 8th | 9:00am - Nov 30th | 6:00pm
New Brighton Library
Women of the World is an exhibition of works by 15 year old local artist Pounamu Gracie.
Women of the World is an exhibition of works by 15 year old local artist Pounamu Gracie.

Strength and Perseverance: exhibition Strength and Perseverance: exhibition

Oct 18th | 9:00am - Feb 28th | 8:00pm
Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2,…
A digital exhibition about the fight for women's rights and independence. It explores what has been achieved and how we got here.
A digital exhibition about the fight for women's rights and independence. It explores what has been achieved and how we got here.

Reading to dogs Reading to dogs

Book a session at a library - your child can read to a furry friend and have fun while improving their reading skills.
Book a session at a library - your child can read to a furry friend and have fun while improving their reading skills.

Pūtoi - Family learning time Pūtoi - Family learning time

Nov 25th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tūranga
Every month learn about a different kaupapa Māori (Māori subject) in a whānau-friendly environment. Places are limited so bookings required.
Every month learn about a different kaupapa Māori (Māori subject) in a whānau-friendly environment. Places are limited so bookings required.

Wā Pēpi / Babytimes Wā Pēpi / Babytimes

Multiple libraries
Encourage learning through language. Babytimes is an interactive programme including rhymes, songs, stories and play!
Encourage learning through language. Babytimes is an interactive programme including rhymes, songs, stories and play!

Big Bargain Book Sale Big Bargain Book Sale

Our 2015 book sale is on at the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre Friday 20 & Saturday 21 March.
Our 2015 book sale is on at the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre Friday 20 & Saturday 21 March.

Less Snoring, Better Sleep, More Energy! Less Snoring, Better Sleep, More Energy!

Come & hear Tess Graham, author of Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnoea, talk about the easy steps to QUIET, restful sleep and more energy.
Come & hear Tess Graham, author of Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnoea, talk about the easy steps to QUIET, restful sleep and more energy.

Kit from the Great War Kit from the Great War

Exhibition of Christmas cards, uniforms and equipment of New Zealand soldiers when they landed in Gallipoli in April 2015.
Exhibition of Christmas cards, uniforms and equipment of New Zealand soldiers when they landed in Gallipoli in April 2015.

After school clubs After school clubs

Selected libraries
Fun, free after school activities for kids at the library during term time.
Fun, free after school activities for kids at the library during term time.

Knit 'n' Yarn Knit 'n' Yarn

Multiple libraries
Find a knit 'n' yarn session at a library near you. Bring your knitting, crochet or other portable craft project.
Find a knit 'n' yarn session at a library near you. Bring your knitting, crochet or other portable craft project.

Chinese Lunar New Year Chinese Lunar New Year

Celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Sheep at our libraries, 20 - 22 February.
Celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Sheep at our libraries, 20 - 22 February.

Best and Worst Children's Books of 2014 Best and Worst Children's Books of 2014

Bob Docherty from Bob's Books. Panel discussion on the latest reads. Holiday Reading List.
Bob Docherty from Bob's Books. Panel discussion on the latest reads. Holiday Reading List.

CSO Music Trails through the Library CSO Music Trails through the Library

Oct 17th | 10:30am - 11:15am
Tūranga
Bring your tamariki to hear a CSO wind quartet at Tūranga. There will be song, dance, & storytelling. Wednesday 17 October 10.30am
Bring your tamariki to hear a CSO wind quartet at Tūranga. There will be song, dance, & storytelling. Wednesday 17 October 10.30am

Spectrum Street Art Festival Spectrum Street Art Festival

Oi You presents Spectrum Street Art Festival in Christchurch from 14 Feb. Explore our street art resources, with a focus on the local.
Oi You presents Spectrum Street Art Festival in Christchurch from 14 Feb. Explore our street art resources, with a focus on the local.

ESOL book discussion groups ESOL book discussion groups

Mar 12th
Peterborough & Upper Riccarton
If English is your second language please join our reading club. Read a short book especially designed for ESOL learners. Bookings required.
If English is your second language please join our reading club. Read a short book especially designed for ESOL learners. Bookings required.
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