Get amped: The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival is back!

The team at The Press Christchurch Writers’ festival is tempting our literary tastebuds – they have just revealed some of their lineup.

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New Zealand writers

The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival will take place from 30 August to 2 September 2012 in the Geo Dome in Hagley Park. The Read Aloud Schools’ Programme will be held Thursday 30 August.

We’ll be there to report on all the literary action. See you there!

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Libraries closed and services unavailable Sunday 3 June and Monday 4 June

Kia ora.

All our libraries will be closed on Sunday 3 June and Monday 4 June 2012. Access to the catalogue, Cinch, Papers, Te Kereme and the Source subscription databases has resumed after a system upgrade.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Hospital corner, winter morning 1960s: Picturing Canterbury

Hospital corner, winter morning 1960s

“This scene was photographed by my father and features a PA Vauxhall Velox with bicycle protruding from the boot.”

Supergrans visit Spreydon Library

CoverWe are very lucky to have Supergrans visit the Spreydon Library for a few Fridays in June and July. They offer budget services and help you manage your own home through:

  • Household budgeting
  • Debt management
  • General home activities and routines
  • Grocery shopping on a budget
  • Meal planning, including healthy eating tips
  • Home cooking skills
  • Vegetable gardening
  • Home sewing and mending skills

Pop into the Spreydon Library by the Barrington Mall to see a Supergran on the following Fridays: 1 June, 15 June, 29 June and 13 July, 10-11.30am.

Search our library catalogue for books on budgeting, cooking on a budget, basic homecare, vegetable gardening, sewing & mending.