Library events

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


House of Treasures Te Whare Taonga: Canterbury Museum, part of a series

This exhibition presents five of treasures from the museum, ranging from a moa skull to a Samoan tatau chisel, and a digital display.

For kids

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

For kids

JP Clinics

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.

Justice of the Peace clinics at libraries

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.


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Book and author events at libraries

Computers and Technology

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

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.

Hobbies, crafts and games

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

Local and family history

Classes and sessions dedicated to local or family history.


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Local and Family history events

Te Ao Māori

Speakers and talks

Find out about speakers and author talks at libraries.

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!


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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