Fun Holiday Programmes

Have a look back at our April Holiday Programmes in the Learning Centres: ‘Lego Animation’ is always a good way to kick start the holidays! We had our young movie buffs directing and producing their own short animated movies over at Te Hāpua: Halwell Centre. At Upper Riccarton, it was all about "reduce, reuse and…
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Junior Robotics at the Learning Centre at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

The Learning Centre at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre recently staged the first ever junior computer science competition in Canterbury, called The Buzz Off. Students from year 1 to 3 came from a number of schools to compete in Beebot robot challenges. This event was organised with the support from Professor Tim Bell, University of Canterbury…
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Mike McRoberts joins Hillmorton Network News

Hillmorton Network News (HNN) celebrates a great partnership with the South Learning Centre at South Library. This is a partnership that utilises our expertise within the community to assist students to reach otherwise unattainable goals. HNN students work collaboratively to plan, scriptwrite, film and edit their own stories. These stories celebrate individual successes and that…
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Code Club at our Libraries

Way back in May this year, the Library began a trial in collaboration with Code Club Aotearoa to set up and run a volunteer led coding club for Year 7 and 8 students at Upper Riccarton Library. This was the first collaboration between Code Club and a Library anywhere in the country and due to…
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2D to 3D

This term our team has been running our very first school programme utilising the Library 3D printer. The name of the course is “2D to 3D” and involves 12 students being introduced to a variety of learning and software that allows them to take 2 dimensional design, (arrived at by following a “design process”)  through…
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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…
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Playing with Inkscape

Workshop Club Montage The above montage features work from  Workshop Club participants. The theme for this module was graphics and we spent quite a bit of time with a great piece of free software called "inkscape". The process included taking a drawing they each produced with pen and paper, scanning it, tracing it in inkscape…
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