Bored of games? Never!

Trying a new board game can be intimidating, especially faced with a hefty rulebook (and sometimes hefty price) and hundreds of differently coloured pieces. Or maybe you love board games but struggle to find others to play them with you. If either applies to you, why not come along to Tūranga's new weekly board games…
View More about Bored of games? Never!

International Tabletop Games Day Saturday 28 April – and more fun and games!

Saturday 28 April is International Tabletop Games Day. Celebrate with us at Fendalton Library from 2pm to 4pm.  A selection of board games will be laid out with a few being led by staff.  All games can be explained in 2-3 minutes and run for under an hour (most are 15-30 minutes) so that multiple games…
View More about International Tabletop Games Day Saturday 28 April – and more fun and games!

Papanui PlayStation Playoff!

Papanui Library is now hosting a monthly PlayStation 4 competition. What?!?!? Sign me up, you say? Well, let me give you the lowdown: The resident Gamemasters (Michael and Damien) select a game of the month and devise a wicked competition for all budding gamers to test their abilities. The challenge runs for a month and a…
View More about Papanui PlayStation Playoff!

Coincidental chess…

Sometimes life just throws unexpected coincidences at you. I finally got around to watching the fabulous 2014 New Zealand film The Dark Horse (better late than never right?), featuring Cliff Curtis as Genesis Potini, former chess champion and battler with mental health issues. The film follows his attempt to coach the local kids' chess club The Eastern Knights, and…
View More about Coincidental chess…

How Fathers Occupied themselves at the Beach: Picturing Canterbury

These Dads had 15 children amongst themselves. These families went to Corsair Bay regularly in the summer.  One family travelled by bus from Bryndwr to the Christchurch Railway Station to train to Lyttelton and then launch to Corsair Bay.  The other two families walked from Sydenham and Central City respectively to the railway station to…
View More about How Fathers Occupied themselves at the Beach: Picturing Canterbury

Minecraft Library

Lydia from the New Brighton Library minecraft club has built this amazing Minecraft Library. Check out the video below. As we move toward building more "actual" Libraries in the city, ideas about what customers would like to see in them are really valuable. If you are a minecraft user and think you can build an…
View More about Minecraft Library

3.D. Printing at the Library

In the last round of holiday programmes we ran our very first course that involved using a 3.D. printer to print out work that the students produced in a variety of ways. Trimble SketchUp was used to build a 3.D. Keyring and we also used "Tinkercad" as well as a Minecraft server called "Printcraft" to…
View More about 3.D. Printing at the Library
1 - 10 of 10