Friday 25 March is Good Friday (note: not Easter Friday, I’m a stickler about that one). In New Zealand both the Friday (Good Friday) and the Monday of Easter are statutory public holidays, so libraries will be closed. But Saturday and Sunday aren’t public hols – libraries will be open their normal hours, except Linwood Library at Eastgate which will be closed on Easter Sunday.
|Friday 25 March||Closed|
|Saturday 26 March||Open normal hours|
|Sunday 27 March||Open normal hours (except Linwood Library at Eastgate – closed)|
|Monday 28 March||Closed|
Jesus Christ Superstar the movie will be shown at the Christchurch Art Gallery on Saturday 26 March.
- Non-fiction about Jesus.
- Novels about Jesus. Some interesting fiction on Jesus’s life has been done by characters as diverse as Robert Graves (King Jesus) and pre-Twilight Queen of the Vampires Anne Rice.
- Passion music – classical music on the theme of Christ’s passion.
- Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera musical detailing ‘the buzz’ from the Last Supper to the Resurrection, by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
Want to see some photos of Easters gone by? Have a look at this DigitalNZ set Easter Parade.