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How not to 'Halloween'... How not to 'Halloween'...

Angela shares Halloween misadventures, tips and book suggestions.
Angela shares Halloween misadventures, tips and book suggestions.

BECA Heritage Week 2017 BECA Heritage Week 2017

By Moata
13 to 23 Oct: The theme is Plains, Port Hills and Peninsula - Finding our way. Saturday 15 Oct is the City of Cycles family fun day.
13 to 23 Oct: The theme is Plains, Port Hills and Peninsula - Finding our way. Saturday 15 Oct is the City of Cycles family fun day.

Lyttelton by train Lyttelton by train

In celebration of the opening of the Lyttelton Rail Tunnel 150 years ago, members of the public are invited to share their stories.
In celebration of the opening of the Lyttelton Rail Tunnel 150 years ago, members of the public are invited to share their stories.

Girls with big hair, saving people Girls with big hair, saving people

By Alina
We recommend web resources, articles and further reading for fans of The Changeover movie.
We recommend web resources, articles and further reading for fans of The Changeover movie.

Yeah! Noir!: Ngaio Marsh Awards Yeah! Noir!: Ngaio Marsh Awards

Craig Sisterson is a writer and reviewer, and a fan of great crime writing. He's the force behind the Ngaio Marsh Awards ...
Craig Sisterson is a writer and reviewer, and a fan of great crime writing. He's the force behind the Ngaio Marsh Awards ...

Friend request: Social media mystery Friend request: Social media mystery

Friend Request is the debut novel of Laura Marshall. Maria wants to be friends. But Maria is dead...
Friend Request is the debut novel of Laura Marshall. Maria wants to be friends. But Maria is dead...

Stuff we love - October 2017 Stuff we love - October 2017

recommended by StaffPickles
Our team share the stuff they are loving this month. A Staff Pickles list.
Our team share the stuff they are loving this month. A Staff Pickles list.

My absolute darling My absolute darling

Stephen King has called "My Absolute Darling" a "masterpiece". Read our review of this gruelling tale of possession, love and redemption.
Stephen King has called "My Absolute Darling" a "masterpiece". Read our review of this gruelling tale of possession, love and redemption.

Remembering Lawrie Metcalf – Plantsman Remembering Lawrie Metcalf – Plantsman

Christchuch-born Lawrie Metcalf passed away on 18 August. He wrote numerous books on NZ native plants and leaves a lasting botanical legacy.
Christchuch-born Lawrie Metcalf passed away on 18 August. He wrote numerous books on NZ native plants and leaves a lasting botanical legacy.

uncover - huraina uncover - huraina

Kia ora. Here is the latest issue of our quarterly magazine, uncover - huraina. It is full of info on what is happening at your libraries.
Kia ora. Here is the latest issue of our quarterly magazine, uncover - huraina. It is full of info on what is happening at your libraries.

The Little Library Cookbook The Little Library Cookbook

You know that a book is a wonder when you stomp around the house muttering 'I should have written this' ...
You know that a book is a wonder when you stomp around the house muttering 'I should have written this' ...

Joyce Carol Oates: The Word Master Joyce Carol Oates: The Word Master

Joyce Carol Oates' latest book, The Doll Master, is a riveting collection of thrillingly sinister stories from the dark side of life.
Joyce Carol Oates' latest book, The Doll Master, is a riveting collection of thrillingly sinister stories from the dark side of life.

Not to be read on the bus Not to be read on the bus

recommended by MomoT
Books I've found so hilarious they've led to embarrassing levels of laughter and snorting unsuitable in the context of commuter travel.
Books I've found so hilarious they've led to embarrassing levels of laughter and snorting unsuitable in the context of commuter travel.

Historical Fiction Newsletter Historical Fiction Newsletter

Browse our latest selection of stories set in times past.
Browse our latest selection of stories set in times past.

The Gig Guide: October 2017 The Gig Guide: October 2017

By Moata
Planning on attending a concert, show, or gig in Christchurch? Then why not take a look at what we've got of that artist's back catalogue?
Planning on attending a concert, show, or gig in Christchurch? Then why not take a look at what we've got of that artist's back catalogue?

Nobel Prize for Literature winner, 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature winner, 2017

British author of The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Find titles by Ishiguro in the catalogue.
British author of The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Find titles by Ishiguro in the catalogue.
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