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Anthony Awards shortlist Anthony Awards shortlist

Finalists and winners of the Anthony Awards, as voted by attendees at the World Mystery Convention.
Finalists and winners of the Anthony Awards, as voted by attendees at the World Mystery Convention.

World Fantasy Awards World Fantasy Awards

Shortlisted titles for the World Fantasy Awards (best novel category) and earlier winners and nominees.
Shortlisted titles for the World Fantasy Awards (best novel category) and earlier winners and nominees.

Shifting Points of View - WORD Chch Shifting Points of View - WORD Chch

WORD Christchurch presents Shifting Points of View — a spectacular line-up of New Zealand and international speakers to get you thinking.
WORD Christchurch presents Shifting Points of View — a spectacular line-up of New Zealand and international speakers to get you thinking.

Winners announced Winners announced

Find out the winning titles for the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults.
Find out the winning titles for the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults.

Streaming Video Streaming Video

Take your pick from over 10,000 films for movie night. Action movies, indie documentaries, or binge-worthy dramas - stream them for free!
Take your pick from over 10,000 films for movie night. Action movies, indie documentaries, or binge-worthy dramas - stream them for free!

Tī Kōuka Whenua Tī Kōuka Whenua

Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.

Babytime and Storytime 2015 Babytime and Storytime 2015

Find out the dates and times of our popular Babytime and Storytime sessions.
Find out the dates and times of our popular Babytime and Storytime sessions.

New titles for YA - August 2019 New titles for YA - August 2019

Check out the latest books for teens and readers of YA.
Check out the latest books for teens and readers of YA.

Illuminate, 3 August to 27 October Illuminate, 3 August to 27 October

To celebrate our 160th birthday, we've gone deep into our vaults and rummaged our shelves to bring you some of our favourite gems.
To celebrate our 160th birthday, we've gone deep into our vaults and rummaged our shelves to bring you some of our favourite gems.

Languages Languages

Take a break with news and views in your language. We can help you learn a new language or improve the language skills you already have.
Take a break with news and views in your language. We can help you learn a new language or improve the language skills you already have.

eBooks and eAudiobooks eBooks and eAudiobooks

Take a spine-tingling journey without leaving the house. Read or listen for free - all from the comfort of your own home.
Take a spine-tingling journey without leaving the house. Read or listen for free - all from the comfort of your own home.

Interview with Katie O'Neill Interview with Katie O'Neill

We asked some questions of wonderful Christchurch writer & illustrator Katie O'Neill, just back from Comic-Con International in San…
We asked some questions of wonderful Christchurch writer & illustrator Katie O'Neill, just back from Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Games and gaming Games and gaming

Take a leap into a universe of gaming - Xbox, PlayStation, table football or board games.
Take a leap into a universe of gaming - Xbox, PlayStation, table football or board games.

Have we got your email? Have we got your email?

Please update your details via the online form or ask one of our friendly staff.
Please update your details via the online form or ask one of our friendly staff.

CSO Music trails through the library CSO Music trails through the library

CSO musicians perform with stories, music and dancing for kids. Next session: String quartet at Papanui Library, 10.30am Wed 3 September.
CSO musicians perform with stories, music and dancing for kids. Next session: String quartet at Papanui Library, 10.30am Wed 3 September.

Cook Islands Language Week Cook Islands Language Week

Join us for a special Cook Islands Language Week celebration at Tūranga on Friday 9 August 6pm to 7.30pm, or Cook Islands Storytimes.
Join us for a special Cook Islands Language Week celebration at Tūranga on Friday 9 August 6pm to 7.30pm, or Cook Islands Storytimes.
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