Parklands Library closes for six months of repairs at 4pm Saturday 17 November.

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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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Parklands Library to close for repairs Parklands Library to close for repairs

Parklands Library will close 4pm Sat 17 Nov for six months as it undergoes a major upgrade & repairs. Mobile library will provide services.
Parklands Library will close 4pm Sat 17 Nov for six months as it undergoes a major upgrade & repairs. Mobile library will provide services.

Inside the Four Avenues Inside the Four Avenues

The Christchurch Documentary Project looks at life in the inner city. Exhibition opens Wednesday 21 November, 5.30pm at Tūranga.
The Christchurch Documentary Project looks at life in the inner city. Exhibition opens Wednesday 21 November, 5.30pm at Tūranga.

Join the library Join the library

Join online & start using library eResources straight away! Read newspapers & eBooks, browse mags, listen to eAudiobooks, & do research.
Join online & start using library eResources straight away! Read newspapers & eBooks, browse mags, listen to eAudiobooks, & do research.

Typical Coaster - Phil Walsh author talk Typical Coaster - Phil Walsh author talk

Phil will share yarns about growing up on the West Coast, & discuss experiences of his grandfather's Alzheimers. (Fri 9 Nov & Weds 21 Nov)
Phil will share yarns about growing up on the West Coast, & discuss experiences of his grandfather's Alzheimers. (Fri 9 Nov & Weds 21 Nov)

uncover - huraina uncover - huraina

The latest copy of the free library magazine uncover - huraina is online, or pick up a paper copy from your library.
The latest copy of the free library magazine uncover - huraina is online, or pick up a paper copy from your library.

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!

Our Painted Stories Our Painted Stories

This exhibition explores local Canterbury settings in children’s books. Created in partnership with the Painted Stories Trust.
This exhibition explores local Canterbury settings in children’s books. Created in partnership with the Painted Stories Trust.

Diwali in Christchurch 2018 Diwali in Christchurch 2018

Celebrate Diwali Indian Festival of Lights this Sat 3 Nov & Sun 4 Nov, & at a Diwali concert & workshop at Tūranga Sun 11 Nov.
Celebrate Diwali Indian Festival of Lights this Sat 3 Nov & Sun 4 Nov, & at a Diwali concert & workshop at Tūranga Sun 11 Nov.

Diego and Frida: exhibition & events Diego and Frida: exhibition & events

South Library will host a stunning exhibition of photos of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from Friday 26 October to Sunday 11 November
South Library will host a stunning exhibition of photos of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from Friday 26 October to Sunday 11 November

Knit 'n' Yarn Knit 'n' Yarn

Multiple libraries
Find a knit 'n' yarn session at a library near you. Bring your knitting, crochet or other portable craft project.
Find a knit 'n' yarn session at a library near you. Bring your knitting, crochet or other portable craft project.

Take a tour of Tūranga Take a tour of Tūranga

Take a guided tour of the new central library, Tūranga. Tours are on weekdays at 11am.
Take a guided tour of the new central library, Tūranga. Tours are on weekdays at 11am.

Kaveh Akbar: WORD Chch Tues 6 Nov Kaveh Akbar: WORD Chch Tues 6 Nov

Come and hear Iranian-American poet Kaveh Akbar in conversation with local poet Erik Kennedy, Tuesday 6 November 6.30pm at Tūranga.
Come and hear Iranian-American poet Kaveh Akbar in conversation with local poet Erik Kennedy, Tuesday 6 November 6.30pm at Tūranga.

Armistice Day 2018 Armistice Day 2018

Armistice Day is this Sunday 11 Nov. Find out what's happening in Christchurch to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.
Armistice Day is this Sunday 11 Nov. Find out what's happening in Christchurch to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

Frida & Diego exhibition launch Frida & Diego exhibition launch

Photos from the launch of the exhibition Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way at South Library.
Photos from the launch of the exhibition Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way at South Library.

FAB FESTA - My five picks for FESTA 2018 FAB FESTA - My five picks for FESTA 2018

We love FESTA! This Labour weekend "vibrant biennial celebration of urban creativity and community" is one of Ōtautahi's most cool events.
We love FESTA! This Labour weekend "vibrant biennial celebration of urban creativity and community" is one of Ōtautahi's most cool events.

Watch Tūranga's opening ceremony Watch Tūranga's opening ceremony

Watch the livestreaming the opening ceremony of Tūranga that took place at 12 midday, Friday 12 October.
Watch the livestreaming the opening ceremony of Tūranga that took place at 12 midday, Friday 12 October.
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