Recent necrology, May 2015

Some well-known people who have died recently

  • Cover of Mortal SunsJack Body, 1940-2015
    Acclaimed New Zealand composer
  • B. B. King, 1925-2015
    Virtuoso blues guitarist and singer who combined technical agility with passionate vocals
  • Tanith Lee, 1947-2015
    Prolific fantasy writer who revelled in the grotesque and gave a macabre spin to the traditional folk tale
  • Paul MyersCover of A Beautiful Mind, 1932-2015
    Classical record producer who wrote a biography of Leonard Bernstein and also mystery novels
  • John Nash, 1928-2015
    American mathematician with fundamental contributions in game theory, differential geometry and partial differential equations

Foodie heaven – farmers’ markets

Cover of Guide to farmers' markets Australia and New ZealandI am a farmers’ market convert. It’s hard to know what turned me. Was it the crumbly goats’ cheese? Or the oyster pie? Or the locally-sourced smoked eel? Or maybe it was the delicious apple, chocolate cake/tart thing that was very lucky to make it to the shared morning tea I was going to as it could easily have been scoffed there and then.

Farmers’ markets offer the chance to buy fresh produce, meats, and baked goods direct from the local people who grow and make them, cutting out the middle man and they’ve grown in popularity it recent years. Christchurch people can now choose from weekly markets in Riccarton, Lyttelton, and Akaroa, though if you’re willing to venture further afield there are even more farmers’ markets throughout the Canterbury region.

But what about those of us who live a bit more centrally? The new Downtown Farmers’ Market, which has its inaugural outing this Sunday at The Commons, might be just your cup of artisan hot chocolate. With dozens of stalls, food trucks, and other entertainments, this farmers’ market has the benefit of being right in town (on the Kilmore/Durham St corner) and not to mention just down the road from Central Library Peterborough. The market will run 9.30am-2.30pm every Sunday.

Cover of Get fresh with Al BrownOnce you’ve picked up some fresh ingredients, create some delicious meals and dishes using these farmers’ market titles as inspiration.

What’s your favourite farmers’ market buy?

6월의 도서관

회색빛 하늘이 싸해서 어깨를 움츠리고 옷 깃을 부여 잡게 하네요. 따뜻한 어묵 국물과 잘 어울리던 떡복기, 호호 불며 먹던 붕어빵이 많이 생각나네요… 그래도 용기내서 오늘은 비에 젖은 낙엽을 밟으며 헤글리 공원을 한 바퀴 돌았습니다.

이번 달에 소게할 책들입니다.

Korean books at Upper Riccarton Library싸드 – “무궁화꽃이 피었습니다”의 작가 김진명 은  “싸드”라는 이번 작품에서 한미일 동맹, 미국과 중국의 관계, 미국의 재정 위기 등 세계정세를 통찰한 이야기로  우리에게 어떤 선택을해야 하는지, 질문을 던지고 함께 생각해보고자 했습니다. 김진명 작가의 다른 작품들도 시도해 보세요.

윤고은 작가의 알로하는 아홉편의 작품으로 구성되어, 자본주의의 허울과 그 내부에서 본질과 상관없이 변형 되어 가고 있는 세태를 작가는 우리 사회가 ‘전시’를 위해 포장이 되고 있다고 말하고 있습니다.

블루 먼데이 알코올은 인터넷을 으로 연재했던 작가 한결의 작품으로, 유혹에 흔들리지 않고 안정을 찾아야만하는 불혹- 마흔살의 문턱에서 재대로 뿌리를 내리지 못하고 시작된 또 다른 제2의 성장통을  이야기하고 있습니다.

이달에도  크라이스트쳐치 시립 도서관에는 많은 프로그램이 준비 되어있 습니다. 아이들을 위한 Kidsfest   와 관련해 많은 행사들이 준비되어 있으며, 6월 18일 마오리 설날 Matariki  를 맞이해 Matariki Storytimes 등 다양한 행사가 준비되어 있습니다. 아이들과 마오리문화의 체험을 가까운 도서관에서 함께하세요.

Celebrating Halswell Heritage – share your Halswell photos

Do you have photos that reflect life in Halswell? Would you be willing to lend them to the library for Kete Christchurch, our digital community archive?

We’d love to have them to share with the community. All contributions will be collected, digitised and returned.

Have a look at the Halswell images in Kete Christchurch.

Images from Kete Christchurch

Take your photos to Halswell Library 381 Halswell Road (corner Sparks, Halswell Roads)
or contact us:
Christchurch City Libraries
Phone 941-7923

Find out more about Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre. This new library and community facility incorporating customer service facilities and multipurpose spaces is being built on the existing Halswell Aquatic Centre site and adjacent land is scheduled to open in November 2015.

Feel free to promote this to your community:

  • Download an A3 poster [517KB PDF]
  • Download a leaflet [534KB PDF]
  • Download the rights form – please include this when submitting your photos. [136KB PDF]

How to submit your photographs

  1. You must complete a form with your full name, phone number, and postal address. If applicable please include your library card number and email address.
  2. Ensure that you read the ‘terms and conditions’ below and then sign and date your form. Each photo must be accompanied by a signed form.
  3. Place your form and photograph into an envelope available from your local library. Ensure that you write your name and contact details (phone or email) on the front of the envelope and hand your completed form to a librarian.

Your entry will be delivered to the Digital Content & Serials Team where your photograph will be scanned. You will be contacted when your photo is ready to collect from the library where you submitted this form. Please indicate which library this is in the ‘Library location’ space on the form.

Copies of all photograph entries may be displayed in libraries and uploaded to Kete Christchurch

Terms and conditions

  • Each image must be accompanied by a signed form. Contact details are only required once.
  • Copies of the photograph entries may also be displayed in the library and on the Christchurch City Libraries’ websites.
  • Photos will be transferred to Kete Christchurch for display. By submitting a photo you give permission for photos to be published under the license Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 New Zealand’s org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/nz/.
  • Entries that do not have full contact details on the form will not be considered.
  • Your name and images may be used for reasonable publicity purposes by Christchurch City Libraries.
  • Christchurch City Libraries will not be responsible for any breaches of copyright or privacy that may occur.
  • Christchurch City Libraries reserve the right not to display all photographs.

When photographs have been scanned they will be returned to the library you submitted at, a librarian will contact you to arrange collection. Thank you for your assistance with building this community archive.

Help! I’m not sure when my books are due

Cover of SpotI’m sure all of us have had an ooh-er moment when we can’t remember when our library items are due back. However, fear not, for there are a number of ways to keep track of you and your family’s borrowing.

One way is to refer to the receipt that can be printed out when you borrow items. Some people like to stick these to the fridge so they are easy to find – or use them as a bookmark. But small pieces of paper can easily be misplaced!

Another way is to log into the ‘my account‘ feature on our website – not only can you see due dates you can also place holds and do lots of other cool stuff. Not sure of your pin/password? Contact us and we can easily get you set up. (BTW, your pin/password will also let you access our awesome eResources.)

Not near a computer? If you are in the area drop into a library or else give us a ring on 03-941-7923 – we’re always delighted to hear from you. Check out our contact us page for further details.

Additionally, if we have your up-to-date email address we will automatically drop you a courtesy email three days before your items are due. It’s a great way to get a heads up.

For further hints and tips about finding due dates and information about third party services, like Library Elf, take a look at our page all about managing your account.