Events at Orange in the COVID-19 Protection Framework

People visiting libraries will need to show their My Vaccine Pass. Public programmes and events will be available where the required capacity limits based on 1 metre distancing is applied. Some events require bookings. Find out more.

Storytimes, cultural celebrations, tech classes, book groups, exhibitions, author talks, hobbies and crafts, and more - discover our programmes and events at libraries around the city.


Library Events Calendar

Check our online calendar to find out what's on at your local library - storytimes, book clubs, after school activities and more!

For kids

Find library events for kids including after school activities, crafts, and technology, as well as stories and fun for babies and preschoolers.

Online Minecraft Club - Tues 4pm-5pm; Mon 3.30pm-4.30pm

Tues from 26 Oct; Mon from 1 Nov
Join a free Online Minecraft Club for ages 6 to 13. Register online and tutors will be in touch.

For kids

For teens

Christchurch Hip Hop Summit - Thurs 9 to Sat 11 Dec 2021

The inaugural Christchurch Hip Hop Summit is presented by YCD (Youth and Cultural Development). Find out more about this awesome event.

Books and Authors

Love to talk books? Join one of the many book clubs or groups around the city. We also host occasional author talks and literary events.

Computers and Technology

Tech drop-in sessions, iPad training, 3D printing and more!

Book and author events at libraries

Featured technology events

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Learning centre programmes

Library Learning Centre classes enable our communities to connect, learn and create. We provide individuals, groups and schools with access to and support of digital technologies - promoting lifelong learning with a focus on fun and creativity.

Find out more about Learning centre programmes for adults, teens and kids.

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Hobbies, crafts and games

Come along to knit 'n' yarn sessions, card and board games, video-gaming or crafts sessions.


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Local and family history

Classes and sessions dedicated to local or family history.

JP Clinics (Not available at Alert level 2)

Justices of the Peace are available at set times at a number of our libraries around Christchurch. JPs can witness signatures, verify copies of documents, hear oaths, declarations and more. There is no charge for JP services.



Cultural celebrations, themed weeks, and notable events. Annual festivals, holidays, anniversaries, and special days of the year in Christchurch.

Upcoming celebrations

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