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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.

Interview with Steph Matuku Interview with Steph Matuku

Steph Matuku has two books out at the moment, one for kids and one for young adults. She answered our questions about life and writing.
Steph Matuku has two books out at the moment, one for kids and one for young adults. She answered our questions about life and writing.

Nutcracker diorama – A family challenge Nutcracker diorama – A family challenge

See the winners & entrants in our Nutcracker diorama family challenge on display in the Library at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre 9 to 27 Nov.
See the winners & entrants in our Nutcracker diorama family challenge on display in the Library at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre 9 to 27 Nov.

Just for Kids Just for Kids

Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more
Thousands of videos & interactive games - Sesame St, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Franklin the Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Arthur & more

November 2018 Top Pick Children's Titles November 2018 Top Pick Children's Titles

recommended by KimKids
November's picks of the new and interesting in kids books - check-out these worthy and wonderful books and expand your world!
November's picks of the new and interesting in kids books - check-out these worthy and wonderful books and expand your world!

An interview with Rhys Darby An interview with Rhys Darby

By Kimccl
Funnyman Rhys Darby has teamed up with Scholastic in a fun new fiction series for kids. He talked to us about it.
Funnyman Rhys Darby has teamed up with Scholastic in a fun new fiction series for kids. He talked to us about it.

Gavin Bishop: Cook's Cook book launch Gavin Bishop: Cook's Cook book launch

By Kimccl
Kim attends the launch of writer/illustrator Gavin Bishop's latest book for kids and learns a lot about Captain Cook's ship, the Endeavour.
Kim attends the launch of writer/illustrator Gavin Bishop's latest book for kids and learns a lot about Captain Cook's ship, the Endeavour.

Interview with Swapna Haddow Interview with Swapna Haddow

Awesome author for kids Swapna Haddow (of the 'Dave Pigeon' books fame) has moved to Chch. She answered our questions about life & writing.
Awesome author for kids Swapna Haddow (of the 'Dave Pigeon' books fame) has moved to Chch. She answered our questions about life & writing.

October's Top Picks for Kids October's Top Picks for Kids

recommended by KimKids
What's new and interesting for children in our collections? Nifty New Zealand titles are amongst this month's crop of recent arrivals …
What's new and interesting for children in our collections? Nifty New Zealand titles are amongst this month's crop of recent arrivals ...

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.

Paraweta, Poo Bum, and stories in te reo Paraweta, Poo Bum, and stories in te reo

By Moata
What do you do if you want to read stories to your child in te reo Māori but neither of you are very fluent? Try some translated classics!
What do you do if you want to read stories to your child in te reo Māori but neither of you are very fluent? Try some translated classics!

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

School holiday programmes 1-12 October School holiday programmes 1-12 October

This school holidays libraries have free bookable activities, pay-for classes that require bookings, and sessions you can just drop in for.
This school holidays libraries have free bookable activities, pay-for classes that require bookings, and sessions you can just drop in for.

The Breeze Walking Festival The Breeze Walking Festival

How to be a Gruffalo Explorer and more fun events at The Breeze Walking Festival - it's on 29 September to 14 October.
How to be a Gruffalo Explorer and more fun events at The Breeze Walking Festival - it's on 29 September to 14 October.

Not too old for picture book fun Not too old for picture book fun

Missbeecrafty picks her favourite picture books that are a fun read for kids (and their adults).
Missbeecrafty picks her favourite picture books that are a fun read for kids (and their adults).

School holidays October 2018 School holidays October 2018

What's on this school holidays for Christchurch kids - holiday programmes and activities, shows and performances for kids, & free fun.
What's on this school holidays for Christchurch kids - holiday programmes and activities, shows and performances for kids, & free fun.
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