September’s fantasy newsletter

A small selection of the book covers from our September Fantasy newsletter.
Cover of The Arrivals by Melissa Marr Cover of Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik Cover of Blood Song by Anthony Ryan Cover of The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon Cover of The Thousand Names by Django Wexler Cover of Written in Red by Anne Bishop
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Positive Ageing Expo – Monday 30 September 2013

South Learning CentreChristchurch City Libraries will be at the Positive Ageing Expo on Monday 30 September from 9.30am – 2.30pm at Papanui High School. Our mobile van will be there and we’ll showcase our online resources on DORA (mobile digital learning centre) – she will be parked by the van.

Age Concern Canterbury, in collaboration with Papanui High School, celebrates International Day of Older Persons with this Positive Ageing Expo. There will be over 110 exhibitors. Yvonne Palmer, Age Concern Canterbury’s Project Co-ordinator and organiser of the event. says:

The Expo provides a great opportunity for older people to learn more about the services and support available to them.

Come and visit us if you’re there!

The Breeze Walking Festival will put spring in step

Nancy Sinatra’s  boots are made for walking, however my boots are not. My sneakers are, and I’ll need good sneakers for The Breeze Walking Festival. This ten day festival features 25 walks across the city. The walks are graded, so you can choose anything from easy walks on flat terrain to hard walks on hills. Some walks are suitable for buggies; some are dog-friendly; all of them look like fun and will make a pleasant change from my usual walk through Bottle Lake Plantation.

Now I like winning stuff, though most of the time I can’t manage to win an argument.  During the Walking Festival, for every walk you do, you can enter a draw to win one of two prize packs from Stirling Sports.

The walks will be very social, so if you see me say hello.  I’ll be the one wearing white sneakers. It is quite possible that you will see me at the Halswell Quarry, or at The Groynes, or at the beach, or in the city, or…

You can pick up a brochure from any Christchurch City Library or Service Centre or download one [2MB PDF].

If The Breeze Walking festival has inspired you to take up walking:

This week in Christchurch history (23 September – 29 September)

23 September 1914
First Canterbury contingent sails on Tahiti and Athenic from Lyttelton for the war in Europe.

24 September 1881
Telephone exchange (the first in New Zealand) begins operation.

24 September 1960
Jellie Park Pool opens.

Charles Upham26 September 1945
Charles Hazlett Upham (born Christchurch 1908) awarded second V.C. for gallantry in the Western Desert, 1942. He won his previous award in Crete during May 1941.

26 September 1976
Orana Park Wildlife Reserve opens.

27 September 1853
160 years since the first meeting of the Provincial Council.

Christchurch chronology
A timeline of Christchurch events in
chronological order from pre-European times to 1989.

More September events in the Chronology.