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Poetry Day competitionPoetry Day competition

Write an original piece of poetry and drop it into your local library or enter online. Any style or topic, 200 word limit. The first prize will be book vouchers to the value of $100. There will also be a $50 book voucher for the runner up.

Poetry Day competitionWORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival 2014

WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival in association with The Press brings local and international literary luminaries to Christchurch from Wednesday 27 August to Sunday 31 August 2014. Follow our Christchurch City Libraries' blog to keep up with the action.

The LuminariesPrize winning reads

Longlists have just been announced for the New Zealand Post Book Awards, Man Booker Prize and the International Dylan Thomas Prize. The Luminaries has nominations and there are lots more some top books.

Popular MusicPopular Music Library

Stream a wide range of popular streaming music from around the world including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, rock and soundtracks.
Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN.