Staff picks for the Winter Reading Challenge (for ages 13 to 18)

How are you going with the Winter Reading Challenge? We have highlighted some of the fab books picked by teens, now here are some staff picks to help you tick off some challenges: The first book in a series Truly Devious Maureen Johnson Unsolved mysteries, kidnapping, murder, and super smart teenagers at an isolated boarding school…
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Hot tips for the Winter Read Challenge (for ages 13 to 18)

Winter Read Challenge winners $30 Hoyts vouchers were won by Zoe, Tarlaye, Sophie, and Imogen $30 Spotify vouchers were won by Amber, Matt, and Caitlin Astroman tickets at the Court Theatre were won by Jasmine, Bianca, and Elliot. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all of you who entered.  Christchurch teens recommend: Winter Read…
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Out on the Shelves: Connecting rainbow young people with the stories that represent them

I love reading books about characters like me. And I know I'm not the only one like that. Books, stories, movies - we all want to see ourselves in these. Because we're all different, we're all awesome, and we all have interesting tales to share. When you're reading about people, whether they're fiction or non-fiction stories…
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Podcast – Youth suicide

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from New Zealand's only specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. The latest episode deals with youth suicide. New Zealand has high rates of youth suicide, especially among Māori and Pasifika populations. Part I: Sir Peter Gluckman (Prime…
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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…
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