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Extraordinary exhibition Extraordinary exhibition

Nov 9th - Feb 9th
Tūranga
An exhibition inspired by the people and places of Ōtautahi from the collections of Alexander Turnbull Library. Launch event, 6pm 8 Nov.
An exhibition inspired by the people and places of Ōtautahi from the collections of Alexander Turnbull Library. Launch event, 6pm 8 Nov.

Digital exhibition: He Rau Mahara Digital exhibition: He Rau Mahara

Oct 31st - Nov 30th
Selected libraries
This digital exhibition pays homage to the unsung heros of Ngāi Tahu and shares the stories of their role in World War One.
This digital exhibition pays homage to the unsung heros of Ngāi Tahu and shares the stories of their role in World War One.

Loopy Tunes Storytime and Music Loopy Tunes Storytime and Music

Oct 24th - Nov 28th
Selected libraries
Join us for a series of special preschool music storytimes to celebrate Loopy Tunes new bilingual book "E rima ngā manu/Five little…
Join us for a series of special preschool music storytimes to celebrate Loopy Tunes new bilingual book "E rima ngā manu/Five little…

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.

MusicWorks Kids in Town MusicWorks Kids in Town

Oct 17th - Dec 19th
Tūranga
Enjoy live music, song and dance right in the heart of our central city, all thanks to our Christchurch kids and school teachers.
Enjoy live music, song and dance right in the heart of our central city, all thanks to our Christchurch kids and school teachers.

Reading to Dogs Reading to Dogs

New Brighton, Shirley, Papanui
Reading to dogs can help kids who struggle with reading aloud. Free 15 minute supervised after school sessions. Bookings required.
Reading to dogs can help kids who struggle with reading aloud. Free 15 minute supervised after school sessions. Bookings required.

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

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.

Judge a book by its cover Judge a book by its cover

Oct 25th | 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Halloween Book Speed Dating. Come and take a deeper look at Christchurch City Libraries’ YA horror and thriller reads.
Halloween Book Speed Dating. Come and take a deeper look at Christchurch City Libraries’ YA horror and thriller reads.

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!

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

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.

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.

Mental Health and Wellbeing evening Mental Health and Wellbeing evening

Oct 3rd | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Former 1 News Health Correspondent Lorelei Mason leads a kōrero with authors Naomi Arnold & Steve Langley, Dame Sue Bagshaw & more.
Former 1 News Health Correspondent Lorelei Mason leads a kōrero with authors Naomi Arnold & Steve Langley, Dame Sue Bagshaw & more.

Virtual Reality Virtual Reality

Tūranga
Would you like to explore a whole new world in immersive 3D? Explore interactive environments or try VR gaming at the library.
Would you like to explore a whole new world in immersive 3D? Explore interactive environments or try VR gaming at the library.
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