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New titles December 2019
Changes to PressReader app's Stuff Ltd titles from Friday 1 November
Akaroa Library to close from Monday 18 November, reopening Monday 16 December
Biography and Memoir newsletter
Nature and Science newsletter
Wheelchair accessible taxi: Picturing Canterbury
Halloween: Scarily fun
In the AV Studio: Equalization Techniques
1st birthday celebrations at Turanga Saturday 26 October
News alert! Just the news you want, direct to your inbox
Turanga NCEA Study Hall in November
3, 2, 1 ... Horror
Looking over Akaroa Harbour, 1954: Christchurch Photo Hunt 2019
For the love of bookshops: NZ Bookshop Day
Margosue Penney and friend at Sumner: Picturing Canterbury
Historical Fiction Newsletter
Mountaineering in the Southern Alps: Christchurch Photo Hunt 2019
Calling all men - Focus on Men for November
Paddymania and Poles in New Zealand
Star of David at the Field of Remembrance: Picturing Canterbury
Christchurch Star archive
Healthy, Wealthy and Wise newsletter
Corner of High and Colombo Streets: Christchurch Photo Hunt 2019
Armchair Travel newsletter
Reading in MInd: An evening with bibliotherapy
Paderewski: Poland's Prime Minister and superstar pianist
Stephen King's The Institute
Ten ladies punting on the Avon: Picturing Canterbury
Young adult reviews October 2019
Happy 1st birthday to Turanga
Try Tofu
Recent necrology September 2019
Thrillers and Suspense newsletter
Living Statues: Cathedral Square
Photo Hunt in The Star
Lancaster Park - 138 years ago today
Wheelchair accessible taxi: Picturining Canterbuy
Cycling
Our page about cycling and cycling resources updated to include information about Biketober.
Spotlight on Rugby
Rugby resources at the library and information about tournaments and competitions, updated with information about the Rugby World Cup.
History and Current Events: picks from our latest Newsletter
Selected titles on power players, the story behind the news, and significant moments in history.
Edward & Thirza Mulcock: Picturing Canterbury
Portrait of Edward & Thirza Mulcock. Entry in the 2012 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt on the Discovery Wall.
Teen Scene newsletter
Stories from a teenage point of view. Discover your next great read with our latest Teen Scene newsletter.
Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day
Few wagers in literature can compare with that of Phileas Fogg, and his bet to fellow reform club members that he could travel around the world in just 80 days.
Art of Calligraphy Exhibition Closing Seminar
Sunday 15 September saw the end of Mr Tang Yu-Shiun's Art of Calligraphy Exhibition. The exhibition finished with an excellent seminar, where Mr Tang's wife Gladys gave an overview of the exhibition, and featured a variety of dance and musical performances.
An imposing Totara and a few non-natives: Christchurch Photo Hunt 2019
Behind the imagery from this year's Christchurch Photo Hunt competition.
Kids' Books newsletter
Whether you're looking for something educational, creative or fantastical, our latest Kids' Books newsletter has titles that will excite young minds and foster a love of reading. Be first in the know: subscribe to receive the newsletter directly in your inbox.
Antarctic Season Opening -October 2019
Christchurch is celebrating the Antarctic Season Opening with events celebrating Christchurch's role as one of five Antarctic Gateways in the world.
Podcast - Unconscious Bias
Dr Benjamin Reese Jr shares his wisdom of almost fifty years working with unconscious bias, including as Vice President of Institutional Equity at Duke University and the Head of the Duke University Hospital System.
Rachael King: Tiny Lecture
Dr Simon Pollard: Tiny Lecture
Christchurch Photo Hunt 2019
Watching TV after a family tea: Christchurch Photo Hunt 2019
Publications Finder
Stiletto punctured busy tyre: Picturing Canterbury
Mental Health
Mental health topic guide for teens
Interview with Gareth Ward
Fun Palaces 2019
Pikihuia Award winners 2019
The winners of the biennial Pikihuia awards for Maori writers of fiction in English or te reo Maaori have been announced.
Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019
Love great science reads? Try the finalists in this year's international prize for popular science writing.
We have hit 10,000!
The Discovery Wall launched nearly a year ago with 5,000 accessible images, and now has over 10,000!
‘Funny As’: Reflections on New Zealand comedy from New Zealand comedians - WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019
'Funny As': Reflections on New Zealand comedy from New Zealand comedians - WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019
North Beach Zoo protesters: Picturing Canterbury
North Beach Zoo protesters, 1989. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Kia tere: Tessa Duder tours Aotearoa with First Map
Fee interviews author Tessa Duder about her new book First Map.
Val McDermid - WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019
Thriller writing superstar Val McDermid has been to town, speaking as part of the WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View season at The Piano on Friday 13 September.
Speaking Chinese with the aid of pinyin in New Zealand Chinese Language Week
Speaking Chinese with the aid of pinyin in New Zealand Chinese Language Week
Read an eBook Day - Wednesday 18 September 2019
Wednesday 18 September is Read an eBook Day. Share what you're reading, or why you love ebooks with the hashtag #EBOOKLOVE on social media for a chance to win a tablet from OverDrive!
‘Samoan Queer Lives’ launched at Tuuranga - Thursday 12 September 2019
There was colour, laughter, and stories galore at Tuuranga for the New Zealand launch of book, Samoan Queer Lives.
Positive Ageing Expo - Monday 30 September 2019
The Positive Ageing Expo will be held at Papanui High School on Monday 30 September, and promises to be a fun day combining information about services for older adults.
The Great Ngaio Marsh Game Show and Awards - Saturday 14 September 2019
Fee reports back from The Great Ngaio Marsh Game Show and Awards - Saturday 14 September 2019
Mystery fiction genre guide
From historical whodunnits and cosy crime to psychological thrillers and Scandi noir - our guide will help you find your next mystery read.
Fiction A to Z newsletter
Take a walk through the aisles of our general fiction section with our Fiction A to Z newsletter & discover reads to engage and enlighten.
Koorero: Speak te reo
We suggest some resources to help support the use of spoken te reo Maaori..
Tuhi: Write in te reo
We suggest some resources to help support the use of written (or typed) te reo Maaori.
International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Thursday 19 September 2019
Ways to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, and a tribute to local piratical legends, Natural Magic Pirates.
The Breeze Walking Festival 28 September - 13 October
Celebrate walking with a range of events happening 28 Sept to 13 Oct, including a Gruffalo themed adventure for kids in Bottle Lake Forest.
Paanui: Reading in te reo
We suggest reading options in te reo Maori for speakers and learners of any age.
Popular Culture picks from our latest newsletter
New and recommended reads from the worlds of television and film, fashion, sport, the internet, music and theatre.
Thrillers and Suspense newsletter
Intrigue and murder, crime and conspiracy - you'll find all this and more in our Thrillers and Suspense newsletter.
Pizza Hut restaurant, Riccarton: Picturing Canterbury
Families eating pizza in the new Pizza Hut restaurant in Riccarton shopping mall, 12 May 1981. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Waiata: Singing in te reo
We suggest some music resources to get you using te reo Maaori in song.
John Connolly: A gifted storyteller
Legendary Irish thriller writer John Connolly visited Christchurch and Dan reports back from his talk at Tuuranga.
How the Dead Speak - Val McDermid
The Queen of the forensic crime thriller is coming to Christchurch! Dan explains what's great about the work of Val McDermid.
Home, Garden and DIY: picks from our latest newsletter
Find recommended titles on gardening, home improvement, interiors, cookery and crafts.
Whakarongo: Listening to te reo
Katie suggest some resources to listen to for improving your te reo Maori pronunciation.
Many a Close Run Thing: 45 Years in the Skies
Helen reviews the action-packed autobiography of Kiwi pilot, Tom Enright.
Podcast: Wearing the hijab
Episode of local human rights radio show, Speak up - Korerotia, with suggested books and resources about hijabi women.
Ako: Learning te reo Maaori... on the bus
Jo tries out some phone apps to help improve her te reo Maori on her daily commute.
An evening with Simon Winchester – WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019
An evening with Simon Winchester – WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019
The Art of Calligraphy Workshop for Adults
Renee reports back from an art of calligraphy class at Turanga and accompanying exhibition on until 15 September.
The Green Connection Pod
The Green Lab, Tuuranga, and All Right? invite you to come nourish your connections or enjoy contemplation completely surrounded by plants kanohi ki te kanohi, face to face.
Te wiki o te reo Maaori 2019: Strengthening the reo
Maatakiwi explains the kaupapa behind this year's Te wiki o te reo Maori celebrations.
Vincent O’Malley: Ngaa Pakanga o Aotearoa – WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019
Vincent O'Malley: Ngaa Pakanga o Aotearoa - WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019.
The Christchurch Mid-Autumn Festival ???
The 2019 Mid-Autumn Festival in Christchurch will take place on Thursday 12 September, 5pm to 9pm at the Hub Hornby, 418 Main South Road. Find out about an upcoming exhibition and NZ Chinese Language Week.
Interview with landscape gardener Rob Upritchard: The Great Library Seed and Plant Swap Spotlight
Rob Upritchard is a landscape gardener from Christchurch whose passion for growing has extended to his family garden, and his wife and children are all involved. He has advice for wannabe gardeners.
Recent necrology, August 2019
Recent necrology, August 2019. Some well-known people who have died recently.
History and Current Events: picks from our latest Newsletter September 2019
Selected titles on power players, the story behind the news, and significant moments in history.
Rakaia Gorge Bridge: Picturing Canterbury
Owning History: First own the history, then teach it
History writer Simon Winchester, historian Vincent O'Malley and academic Jessica MacLean discuss the importance of knowing our history at WORD Christchurch's Shifting Points of View.
Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori - Maori Language Week 2019
Find out about this year's library events celebrating Te wiki o te reo Maori and resources you can find in libraries to help you learn te reo.
Ngaio Marsh Awards 2019: WORD Christchurch
New Zealand's own crime fiction award winners will be announced on 14 September - Renee runs through the finalists and some great events for crime fans in the lead up to the awards.
Youth Picks - September / October / November 2019
A choice selection of stuff for Christchurch youth. Recommended reads, Events, Exhibitions and more for teens.
Bad Diaries Salon: The unabashed reality of a younger you - WORD Christchurch
Moata reports back from Bad Diaries Salon and salutes the heroism of writers reading old diary entries in public.
Women give former MP hope - Marilyn Waring at WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019
Women give former MP hope - Marilyn Waring at WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019.
Father’s Day
Andrew looks at Father's Day.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of A lion in the meadow by Margaret Mahy
A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy celebrates the 50th anniversary of its publication in 2019. Join us in celebrating this New Zealand classic.
Life on a sheep station in the 1860s - more hilarious than you might think
Getting your eyebrows nearly burnt off and other things that shouldn't happen to a Lady - the amusing letters of settler, Mary Anne Barker.
Get into Zines this September!
Zinefest Christchurch, the annual celebration of DIY magazine making, is happening this year on Sunday 29 September, in Tautoru / TSB Space at Turanga. Find out about zine-related events and resources.
Clark and Queen Motor Services: Picturing Canterbury
Joe Queen with a taxidermied brown bear at Clark and Queen Motor Services on Lincoln Road, 1976. An image from the Discovery Wall.
‘Curiouser and curiouser’ - A cabinet of Curiosities, tiny lectures on the weird and wonderful: WORD Christchurch
Jen looks forward to an event made up of tiny lectures at WORD Christchurch's Shifting Points of View.
Kids’ Books newsletter August 2019
Whether you're looking for something educational, creative or fantastical, our latest Kids' Books newsletter has titles that will excite young minds and foster a love of reading.
"Hope is work. Let’s get to the work": DeRay Mckesson - WORD Christchurch
Report on DeRay Mckesson's talk on #BlackLivesMatter at WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View, Monday 26 August 2019..
Owning history - WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View, Saturday 31 August 1pm
Moata mulls over questions of history and wonders what Simon Winchester, Vincent O'Malley, and Sacha McMeeking might make of them.
Bad Diaries are back!
Writers reading from their teenage diaries? Moata is keen for this WORD Christchurch, Shifting Points of View event.
Marilyn vs Muldoon and other tales from the political maelstrom: Marilyn Waring at WORD Christchurch
Paul looks at the career and writing of Marilyn Waring ahead of the WORD Christchurch session Marilyn Waring: The Political Years Saturday 31 August 3pm at The Piano.
Four Readings and a Festival: Celebrating National Poetry Day
Helen reports back from Four readings & a festival. A poetry event that's part of National Poetry Day celebrations.
Samoan Queer Lives - WORD Christchurch, Thursday 12 September 6pm
Kate talks about why Samoan Queer Lives, by Dan Taulapapa McMullin and Yuki Kihara, is so important. The WORD Christchurch event is on at Turanga on Thursday 12 September, 6pm.
Win tickets to NZSO Podium series - Transfiguration
Rachmaninov, Strauss and Wagner - A double pass to this concert at Christchurch Town Hall on Saturday, 14 September could be yours!
Kiwi Comedy? It’s 'Funny As': WORD Christchurch
WORD Christchurch is bringing 'Funny As' to the stage of The Piano (8pm, Friday 13 September).
Natalie Haynes, Troy Story - WORD Christchurch
Andrew reports back on Natalie Haynes' Troy Story at WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View.
Picturing Canterbury: A flooded Hobson street property
The Chihuahua of G. Lawrence atop of a kennel in the flooded backyard of a Hobson Street property. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Little blog of large print: Get snug in August
Biography and Memoir newsletter August 2019
From celebrity memoirs to the lives of key figures in history, try our Biography and Memoir newsletter for extraordinary life stories.
Favourite authors: Mo Willems
Moata explains why Mo Willems is one of her favourite children's authors.
Fantasy and Science Fiction newsletter August 2019
Recommended titles from the fantasy and science fiction genres. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter - delivered direct to your inbox.
Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day
The art of Chinese calligraphy
Interview with Kimberley Andrews
Toni Morrison RIP
Toby Faber: WORD Christchurch
Sad news for Bernie Gunther fans
Hyman Marks - Picturing Canterbury
Paullina Simons on Tour
The high life of books and film
Simon Winchester: WORD Christchurch
Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Aakonga 2019
DeRay Mckesson: WORD Christchurch
Vincent O'Malley: WORD Christchurch
New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults [updated]
Updated with the 2019 winners as announced on Wednesday 7 August 2019.
Building Standards are now free
Simone explains how and where you can access New Zealand Standards, some of which are now available for free download.
Christchurch Women’s Hospital, Colombo Street: Picturing Canterbury
Exterior of Christchurch Women's Hospital at 885 Colombo Street, 17 July 1989. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Together We Read - Cedar Valley - 8 to 22 August
Together We Read online book club featuring Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby. Borrow the eBook from OverDrive, no waits or holds from 8-22 August 2019.
Identity and cross-cultural interaction in New Zealand literature ?????????????????
Hong recommends some well known New Zealand fiction as a way of helping Chinese migrants to understand Kiwi culture.
Recent necrology, July 2019
Some well-known people who died in July 2019.
Teen Scene newsletter August 2019
Stories from a teenage point of view. Discover your next great read with our latest Teen Scene newsletter.
Podcast - Gender identity
This episode of human rights podcast Speak up - Korerotia looks at issues around gender identity, with suggested reading and resources.
Shifting points of view - WORD Christchurch
WORD Christchurch presents Shifting Points of View - a spectacular line-up of New Zealand and international speakers to get you thinking.
Christchurch Arts Festival 2019 coverage
Read our 2019 coverage.
Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel [updated]
The 2019 finalists have been announced in the Best Crime Novel, Best First Novel and Best Non fiction categories.
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki - 2019 commemorations in Christchurch
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki - 2019 commemorations in Christchurch
Hello, My Name is... Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions are concise, intelligent introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Oxford University Press
The 160th Anniversary of Christchurch City Libraries and the Illuminate exhibition
A look back at 160 years of Christchurch City Libraries and the Illuminate exhibition.
History and Current Events: picks from our latest Newsletter
Selected titles on power players, the story behind the news, and significant moments in history.
The Great Library Seed and Plant Swap 2019
Got some home-saved (or leftover bought) seeds to share? Pop them in at one of our participating libraries and we'll put them out for everyone to share. See your local library's Great Library Seed Swap listing for more details.
Science fiction genre guide [new]
Gazing at the stars? If you like stories set on alien worlds, inter-species politics, and space travel try our science fiction guide.
Youth Picks - August 2019
The Booker prize 2019 longlist
Updated information about this prestigious literary award and the longlisted titles for this year's prize.
NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and What NZ book for kids or teens changed you?
NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults winners will be announced on Weds 7 Aug & there is a Best Picks panel at Turanga.
Vandalised Spitfire: Picturing Canterbury
What makes you laugh?
The Barber of Seville: A comic opera
A joy ride on Lake Ida: Picturing Canterbury
City of Christchurch Peace Celebrations 19-21 July 1919
On Saturday 19 July 1919, the people of Christchurch gathered for a weekend of celebration to mark the end of "the war to end all wars".
Redwood Library will close Saturday 27 July 1pm; set to reopen Monday 26 August 10am
The Redwood Library will be closed for improvements from Monday 29 July 2019 for four weeks and is scheduled to reopen on Monday 26 August 2019.
Conjuring Weird Worlds: China Mieville
Fantasy, sci-fi and fictional cities. Tom dives deep into the New Weird worlds of author, China Mieville.
Spirituality and Religion newsletter
Looking inward, outward or upward? All manner of devotional and spiritual books will be part of this list, to inform and enlighten.
Smith's Bookshop manager with early rugby books: Picturing Canterbury
Ross Humphries, the manager of Smith's Bookshop, at 133 Manchester Street, with copies of early rugby books ahead of an auction of the books in the store. 14 October 1991.
AV Studio Interview - Ali Kouzehgari
Alex chats to AV Studio regular, Ali Kouzehgari about how he uses the studio and what he's learned about making music.
Biography and Memoir newsletter
From celebrity memoirs to the lives of key figures in history, try our Biography and Memoir newsletter for extraordinary life stories.
Government Life Building
The Government Life Building in Cathedral Square was opened 55 years ago on the 17th July 1964.
Fantasy and Science Fiction newsletter
Recommended titles from the fantasy and science fiction genres. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter - delivered direct to your inbox.
New Zealand International Film Festival 2019 - watch the films, read the books
It's time to browse the brochure, it's time to light the lights! The New Zealand International Film Festival in Christchurch has been launched.
Crossing fantasy with Lara Croft? Yes, please!
Claire reads the latest from Young Adult fantasy and sci-fi author Maria V. Snyder and gives it 8/10!
Fiction A to Z newsletter
Take a walk through the aisles of our general fiction section with our Fiction A to Z newsletter & discover reads to engage and enlighten.
The Boy Who Steals Houses - A gritty contemporary YA novel
Amy reviews a heartbreaking and gritty young adult novel by C. G. Drews.
Moon landing [updated]
NASA's first successful moon landing took place 50 years ago this month, on 20 July 1969.
Phoenix: A Celebration of Creative Wellbeing exhibition
An exhibition showcasing work by artists from Otautahi Creative Spaces' Room 5 at the Exhibition Space on Hapori Level 1 in Turanga until Sunday 11 August.
Popular Culture newsletter: July 2019
Our Popular Culture newsletter has selected new reads from the worlds of television, music, sport, film and the internet, and featured favourites you might have missed.
Picturing Canterbury: Quintessential Furniture Co.
Home, Garden and DIY: picks from our latest newsletter
Find recommended titles on gardening, home improvement, interiors, and crafts.
Everyone thought he was dead. You won't believe what he was really doing: Partisan by James Caffin
There really are some stories that are stranger than fiction. The story of New Zealand soldier John Denvir is one of them.
Kanopy? It's cool
Recent Necrology: June 2019
Reading guide to Marvel's Star wars comics: The miniseries
In Memoriam: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Who do you think you are? with Dr Nick Barratt - Thursday 8 August 6pm to 7.30pm
Kanopy [Korean]
Interior of "Smoking Sam": Picturing Canterbury
Interview with Elissa Brent Weissman
Kanopy is here
The good egg
Cool stuff from the selectors: time to appreciate the outdoors, music and revisit your mindset
Philippine Independence Day 2019 delights crowds in Turanga
Goodbye Gloucester Street West: Malings & Co
Little Blog of Large Print: eBooks and Winter Reads
Nebula Award winner: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Turanga through the eyes of children (exhibition on until Wednesday 3 July)
Podcast: Refugee resettlement in New Zealand
Dux de Lux courtyard: Picturing Canterbury
Mid-winter family fun at the library
Come to Lyttelton for Ka Awatea A Celebration of Matariki, and Winter Wanderland
I'm ready for the 2019 Garden Bird Survey
Behind closed doors, Open Christchurch - Have a look inside (and outside) at some of Christchurch's most interesting buildings
The Rift by Rachael Craw nominated for Best Young Adult Fiction in the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
The Allusionist Live: WORD Christchurch Autumn Season 2019
Flash in the Pan - National Flash Fiction Day at Turanga
Mid-year fiction review 5 of the best
Remembrance: Parker-Hulme Murder, 22 June 1954
Interview with Brindi Joy, organiser of the Flash in the Pan National Flash Fiction Day Saturday 22 June 2pm at Turanga
Picturing Canterbury: Sinkhole on Ilam Road
The Midnight Hour: A new fantastical favourite
Appreciation of traditional Chinese pipa music
Frocks and bodices: BBC period dramas
World Refugee Day 20 June 2019
Wet Paint - a guest blog by writer Nod Ghosh
Fiction A to Z newsletter
Fantasy and Science Fiction newsletter
Shayne Carter on his new memoir: WORD Christchurch Autumn Season 2019
Youth Picks June 2019
Appreciation of traditional Chinese pipa music
The Midnight Hour: A new fantastical favourite
Frost covered punga trees: Picturing Canterbury
Win tickets to NZSO Podium series - Winter Daydreams
Recent necrology May 2019
National Volunteer Week - 16 to 22 June
Jane Goodall in Christchurch
Future Library Post [Korean]
Armageddon Expo 2019
The stereo lounge upstairs at The Record Room: Picturing Canterbury
Evviva! Cinema Italiano Festival 2019 is here!
Magical books and cakes: An interview with Barbara Else
KidsFest 2019
The caring stars of Matariki
Snow at Victoria Park: Picturing Canterbury
Timothy Hancock (left) and Justin Hancock in the snow at Victoria Park, 30 May 1989. An image from the Discovery Wall.
Philippine Independence Day 2019 Celebrations in Turanga - Saturday 15 June
Find out about Philippine Independence Day 2019 Celebrations at Turanga, and a bilingual storytime at Upper Riccarton Library.
What's on: Matariki 2019
During June in the lead up to the Maori New Year we'll be offering a range of whanau-friendly celebrations and activities at our Libraries. We also list some community Matariki events taking place around Christchurch.
A Dangerous Act of Kindness: Big Library Read 17 June to 1 July
What would you risk for a complete stranger? Travel through history along with millions of readers during Big Library Read, the world's largest digital book club. From 17 June to 1 July, booklovers can borrow LP Fergusson's harrowing wartime love story A Dangerous Act of Kindness from the library as an eBook, with no waitlists.
World Wide Knit in Public Day - Saturday 8 June 2019
Find out what's on in Christchurch for World Wide Knit in Public Day, Saturday 8 June 2019.
Paint n' Pen - Let Christchurch street art inspire you to write
Celebrate Christchurch's rich street art scene by writing a poem, some lyrics or a short story inspired by it. The Commuting Book presents Paint n' Pen, a creative writing programme open to all.
Historical Fiction Newsletter
Tales from ancient times or more recent history - read about the latest historical fiction titles in our monthly newsletter.
Graeme Simsion: WORD Christchurch Autumn Season 2019
Fee reports back from hearing Graeme Simsion - author of the Rosie Trilogy. WORD Christchurch Autumn Season 2019.
Learn English online with eResources
Are you new to New Zealand and new to English, or do you know someone who needs to improve their English? We have eResources that can help.
Goodbye Judith and Mog...
A look at the life and work of children's book author and illustrator, Judith Kerr. Author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the Mog series.
'Fearless' the story of Kiwi equestrian Chloe Phillips-Harris
True life adventure, horses, and endurance - A unique and enjoyable memoir from a unique and determined New Zealander.
Celebrating Pushkin
Alexander Pushkin is Russia's Shakespeare and on 6 June we celebrate his 220th birthday with music, readings and light refreshments at Turanga. View More about Celebrating Pushkin
Youth Picks - May 2019
Tornado damage to a house in Halswell: Picturing Canterbury
Akala: WORD Christchurch Autumn Season 2019
The Allusionist: WORD Christchurch Autumn Season 2019
Akala: WORD Christchurch Autumn Season 2019
Interview with Tina Shaw
Luke Wright: WORD Christchurch Autumn Season 2019
John Boyne: WORD Christchurch Autumn Season 2019
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Interview with Sacha Vee
Don't panic! It's Towel Day: Celebrating Douglas Adams
Missing Game of Thrones? Try the Steelhaven series
Little Blog of Large Print: Celebrate Music Month
Interview with Naomi Ferguson - Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival
National Simultaneous Storytime Wednesday 22 May 2019 1pm
Podcast - Visioning a carbon-neutral NZ