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Labour Day Monday 28 October Labour Day Monday 28 October

Our libraries are all closed Monday 28 October for this public holiday. Explore the history behind the New Zealand Labour Day holiday.
Our libraries are all closed Monday 28 October for this public holiday. Explore the history behind the New Zealand Labour Day holiday.

Halloween for kids Halloween for kids

Find books and other resources to help make your Halloween extra spooky!
Find books and other resources to help make your Halloween extra spooky!

Christchurch Photo Hunt 2019 Christchurch Photo Hunt 2019

The Christchurch Photo Hunt is our annual heritage image competition. It runs from Tuesday 1 October to Thursday 31 October.
The Christchurch Photo Hunt is our annual heritage image competition. It runs from Tuesday 1 October to Thursday 31 October.

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.

Bedtime Stories at Fendalton Bedtime Stories at Fendalton

Join Margot for themed stories,and songs & crafts to entertain your 4 to 7 year olds. It's on the first Friday of the month.
Join Margot for themed stories,and songs & crafts to entertain your 4 to 7 year olds. It's on the first Friday of the month.

Tokelau Language Week Tokelau Language Week

Tokelau Language Week Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau 2019 is on Sun 27 Oct to Sat 2 Nov. There's a Family Makerspace at Tūranga on Sat 2…
Tokelau Language Week Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau 2019 is on Sun 27 Oct to Sat 2 Nov. There's a Family Makerspace at Tūranga on Sat 2 Nov

Diwali 2019 Diwali 2019

Join Diwali celebrations: Tūranga Sat 19 Oct 10.30am to 12noon, Storytimes, & Bharatanatyam Performance Hornby Sat 2 Nov 10.30am to…
Join Diwali celebrations: Tūranga Sat 19 Oct 10.30am to 12noon, Storytimes, & Bharatanatyam Performance Hornby Sat 2 Nov 10.30am to 11.30am

Pikihuia Award winners Pikihuia Award winners

The winners of the biennial Pikihuia awards for Māori writers of fiction in English or te reo Māori have been announced.
The winners of the biennial Pikihuia awards for Māori writers of fiction in English or te reo Māori have been announced.

Biketober Biketober

October is Biketober! Check out our page focused on cycling books, local cycling images, and resources.
October is Biketober! Check out our page focused on cycling books, local cycling images, and resources.

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: A woodwind quartet at Upper Riccarton, Sat 9 November, 10.30am
CSO musicians perform with stories, music and dancing for kids. Next session: A woodwind quartet at Upper Riccarton, Sat 9 November, 10.30am

The Booker Prize 2019 The Booker Prize 2019

In a surprise move two books share the Book Prize this year; The Testaments and Girl, Woman, Other.
In a surprise move two books share the Book Prize this year; The Testaments and Girl, Woman, Other.

Niue Language Week Niue Language Week

Fakaalofa lahi atu! Faahi tapu he vagahau Niue is on from Sunday 13 October to Saturday 19 October. Join us for makerspaces and storytime.
Fakaalofa lahi atu! Faahi tapu he vagahau Niue is on from Sunday 13 October to Saturday 19 October. Join us for makerspaces and storytime.

New titles for YA - October 2019 New titles for YA - October 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.

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.
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