Chinese eBooks now available on OverDrive

We have just introduced a collection of Chinese eBook titles into OverDrive with a view to exploring other languages as content becomes available. We recognise that English is not necessarily the first language of our members.

Spread the word if you know people who may be interested!!

Cover of CurseCover of ScreamCover of I wait for you in the starlightCover of The rose in timeCover of Super popular home dishesCover of Walk the street and talk about love

There is no doubting the popularity of OverDrive, our downloadable eBook and eAudiobook collection. We have thousands of fiction and non fiction titles to satisfy your reading needs.

Photography class starts this Saturday at South Learning Centre

Views from the Cathedral
“These photos were taken with my husbands 1st camera with his first pay.” 1957/

Want to learn how to use your digital camera better? How about popping along to this class at our South Learning Centre in Beckenham. It takes place over the next two Saturdays.

Using Your Digital Camera

A two part series suitable for beginners. It costs $10 for the two day course.

Part One: Saturday 8 March, 1 to 3pm
Learn how to compose a good photography using basic composition techniques and how to download photographs onto the computer.

Part Two: Saturday 15 March, 1 to 3pm
Learn how to manage your photographs and do some basic editing using standard computer software available on most PCs

Book your spot  in the class by phoning us at 941 5140 or email

Girls at the window: Picturing Canterbury

Maidie & Dorothy at “Hillwood”. Gimblett Collection