Waitangi Day and weekend hours 2016

6 February is Waitangi Day, a public holiday which commemorates the signing in 1840 of the Treaty of Waitangi between Māori and representatives of the British Crown. All Christchurch City Libraries branches will be closed on Saturday 6 February. Some libraries will be open on Monday 8 February.

Saturday 6 February – closed

Sunday 7 February – open normal hours

Monday 8 February – Waitangi Day observed. Fendalton, Te Hāpua: Halswell, Shirley, South, and library phone service open from 10am to 4pm.

Waka, Okain’s Bay, 1977
Waka, Okain’s Bay, February 1977 Flickr: HWC08-SO102

Lyttelton Library is moving and you can help!

The Lyttelton Library in London Street is relocating. It will close at 1pm Saturday 30 January and relocate to Trinity Hall, 25 Winchester Street. It will open at its new location Monday 15 February.

Earthquake repairs and strengthening and a full refurbishment will be carried out on the London Street building from February to November 2016.

You can help! Lighten the load of books to be moved from the London Street library site. Max out your library card by borrowing books, DVDs, magazines and CDs, then return your books to Trinity Hall.

Lyttelton Library

소리질러!!! “수고하셨습니다. 행복 하세요”

Korean books
Korean books, Flickr Korean-Nov-2015-IMG_1490.jpg

12월입니다. 바빠지는 마음 한켠이 허한 이유는 왜일까요……. 그래도 스스로를 쓰다듬으며 위로해 봅니다.

아이들의 여름방학을 위해 도서관에서 준비한 행사를 소개 합니다.

Central Peterborough Library도서관에서12월 12일 2시에서 3시 까지Star Wars Day를 준비했습니다. 멋진 Star Wars 복장으로 참석해서 신나는 시간 보내세요. 누구나 참석 할 수 있습니다.

2015 Summertime Reading Club이 12월 18일 부터 시작됩니다. 16세 이하 모든 아이들이 대상이며, iPad가 0-6세, 7-12세, 그리고 13-16세 나이별 상품으로 걸려있습니다. 읽은 책으로 Adventure map을 완성해서 도서관으로 내년 1월 18일까지 가져오세요. 각 도서관 마다 다양한 방학 행사가 준비되어 있습니다.

Halswell preschoolers preview the Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre
Halswell preschoolers preview the Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, Flickr CCLTeHāpua-2015-11-27-Halswell—08/22708371403

Haswell 도서관이 Te Hāpua Halswell Centre로 새로이 탄생한거 아시죠. 멋진 도서관과 수영장 그리고 카페….가족과 함께 방문해 보세요. Lyttelton 도서관이 지진 보수 공사로 인해 내년 2월 부터 11월까지 The Trinity Hall에 임시 도서관을 운영 됩니다. JP Clinic은 계속 됩니다. 연말 연시 도서관 휴무 시간표 꼭 확인하세요.

이달에 소개할 책들입니다.

Korean books
Korean books, Flickr Korean-Nov-2015-IMG_1487.jpg

문학과 지성사에서 펴낸 심상대 작가의 ‘나쁜봄’, Koea.com에서 나온 김성령의 ‘바이슬 시티’ Twilight를 재미 있게 읽으셨다면 주예은 작가의 ‘데미엔젤’을 시도해 보세요. 가족의 건강을 위한 ‘힘내라! 우리가족 가운나는 보양식’ 그리고 ‘엄마가 읽는 동의보감’. 여러분 모두의 건강을 위한 ‘천연식초를 알면 암은 없다’ 와 새로이 시작해 볼만한 건강 다이어트의 추천서 ‘로푸드 다이어트’. 우리 아이들을 제대로 알고, 함께하고 싶은 엄마 아빠를 위한 오은영 선생님의 ‘가르치고 싶은 엄마 놀고 싶은 아이’와 김영훈 박사님의 ‘빨라지는 사춘기’ 신인철 작가의 ‘가족과 1시간’을 소개합니다.

건강하게 2015년 마무리하시고, 나의 행복 바이러스, 만나는 모든 분들과 함께 나누며 활짝 웃어 볼까요. 소리 질러!!! “ 수고하셨습니다.  행복 하세요

Documenting the new west: The Halswell Project 2015

In a city that embodies change, few communities have experienced such a boom in development and growth as Halswell.

In order to create a documentary record of this fast changing community as it stands in 2015, Christchurch City Libraries and the University of Canterbury teamed up to produce The Halswell Project – a contemporary photographic documentary project on the wider Halswell area.

Three talented photography students from the School of Fine Arts, Ellenor Waters, Nicholas Glen and Mitchell Bright, hit the streets with their cameras and over the course of six months amassed hundreds of images and created an intimate portrait of a diverse community.

We’re celebrating the launch of the photographic archive this Thursday 3 December, 6pm at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre with the opening of the Halswell Project exhibition. 30 prints will be on display along with a digital slideshow of a selection of the images.

The Halswell Project, 2015 – Slideshow from CCL Digital Content on Vimeo.

New Zealand photographer, writer and Senior Lecturer Glenn Busch will also be speaking about documenting a city through the Place in Time project at the University of Canterbury.

Woman waits at bus stop on Dunbars Road by Ellenor Waters CCL-HP2015-EW-DSCF1918
Woman waits at bus stop on Dunbars Road by Ellenor Waters CCL-HP2015-EW-DSCF1918
Chris standing next to his bike by Nicholas Glen CCL-HP2015-NG-IMG-2929
Chris standing next to his bike by Nicholas Glen CCL-HP2015-NG-IMG-2929
Housing development, Caulfield Avenue by Mitchell Bright CCL-HP2015-MB-DSC-0080
Housing development, Caulfield Avenue by Mitchell Bright CCL-HP2015-MB-DSC-0080

Sam Ludemann

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre opening Saturday 28 November!!!

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre is opening on Saturday 28 November 2015 at 341 Halswell Road. There is a rather splendid and varied programme of events to celebrate its opening week.

North view of new Halswell Library and Community Facility

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre includes a library, meeting rooms, a customer service desk, a 5,000 square metre outdoor area with a swimming pool.

Saturday 28 November: Official Opening of Te Hapua: Halswell Centre

Join Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck, Mana Whenua and Community Board members in officially opening the facility between 10 and 11 am.  You are then invited to be amongst the first to walk through Te Hapua: Halswell Centre. Find out more.

Sunday 29 November: Family Day

Crafts
Book now for crafts

A day of activities designed for families to discover, connect and play together between 10.30 am and 2pm. Book now for crafting sessions – make a mermaid, rowing boat, or jellyfish. Join Streets and MORE FM for a fun Summer Pool Party between 12 pm and 2 pm. Find out more.

Monday 30 November: Older Persons Day

A day of activities designed to be enjoyed by our senior community between 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. Find out more.

Tuesday 1 December: Facility Tours

Opportunities to walk through the entire facility of Te Hapua: Halswell Centre. Architectural tour, grounds tour, and guided tours. Find out more.

Wednesday 2 December: Facility Tours

Opportunities to walk through the entire facility of Te Hapua: Halswell Centre.  Architectural tour, grounds tour, and guided tours. Find out more.

Thursday 3 December: Heritage Day

A day filled with events and activities celebrating local history. Find out more.

Join us for the Halswell Project Exhibition Opening, a documentary photography project on the wider Halswell area produced by University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts students.  The opening will take place between 6 and 7pm.

Friday 4 December: Halswell Youth Evening

A fun-filled programme designed for the awesome young people in Halswell! Activities start at 4pm and include Zumba classes, art displays, Minecraft, 3D printing demonstrations, music and a fun pool party. Find out more.

Saturday 5 December: Multicultural Day

A family-friendly day filled with activities and events celebrating the diversity
of our community. Find out more.

Go to our page about Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre to learn more about it. We’ve also got a bunch of photos of it being built. I’m quite a fan of the fab seats – perfect places to park yourself with a book.

Chair Chair

Dinovember!

It’s DINOVEMBER at Shirley Library! Here are some photos.

Large print dinos

Cover of What the dinosaurs did last nightOnce upon a (prehistoric) time parents Refe and Susan Tuma decided to surprise their children with scenes of their plastic toy dinosaurs getting up to mischief in their house at night while they slept … one photo a day for the whole month of November, resulting in DINOVEMBER and a book of the dinosaurs exploits: What the dinosaurs did last night: A very messy adventure.

In the spirit of DINOVEMBER, the dinosaurs have come to life at Shirley Library! Come in and check out our display or see our images on Flickr. Bring in a photo to Shirley Library of your dinosaurs doing stuff (with your contact details) and we’ll put your picture up on display and you’ll go into the competition to win some dino-mo prizes. Prize drawn 1 December.

Check out the What The Dinosaurs Did Last Night book trailer on YouTube:

There’s more dinosaur action too. Dinosaur Footprints: A Story of Discovery is a national touring exhibition brought to you by GNS Science and New Zealand Oil & Gas and supported in Ōtautahi by Christchurch City Libraries is on show at Fendalton Library starting Saturday 14th November.

Find New Zealand dinosaurs stuff (non-fiction) in our collection.

Cover of Lost Worlds of Aotearoa Cover of Dino-birds Cover of Yes! we had dinosaurs Cover of Dinosaur New Zealand Cover of Dinosaurs

Kim
Shirley Library

Pressured Viewing

Woman of the Year publicity photograph
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in Woman of the Year, Wikimedia Commons
Once upon a time there was ‘The Movie’.  I’ve  never tried to work out how many hours I’ve spent watching them (the hours lost that can never be regained), but as a child/stroppy teenager I would slump down in a chair on a Saturday afternoon at around 3pm to watch the Saturday afternoon matinee.

It would greatly annoy my Dad (extra kudos for me playing the bolshy ‘teen’ card), as he had just purchased his first Colour television set and there I was making a mockery of it all by watching Black and White 1930s and 1940s classics.

Eventually a mockery of a compromise was reached – the kids got the old telly and bickered and argued between themselves for viewing rights whilst the ‘Head of the Household’ watched uninterrupted colourful sport…

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday
Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday, Wikimedia Commons
Edith Head fashion, sumptuous sets, orchestrated Busby Berkeley choreographed extravanzas all in Black and White!!  Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Norma Shearer, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Van Heflin, John Wayne, Rosalind Russell, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn (I could continue ad nauseam but will give you all a break!).  It was fantastic.

Fast forward countless years and we have, yet again, ‘The Movie’ – normally taken out of the library for one week.  No problem, you would think – given my amazing ability of yesteryear, I could watch the one film countless times – but NO!!  Invariably I receive the email gently reminding me that the DVD has to be returned to the library in the next 2/3 days and panic ensues as I haven’t even had time to read the synopsis on the back of the DVD cover.

The number of films and TV series I have had to return without even inserting them into the DVD machine…  But now, especially with regard to a TV series, I have a longer time frame to play with:

Two Whole Weeks!!

The Bridge season 2 Kim Bodnia as Martin Sofia Helin as Saga Photo Carolina Romare 2012 (8724803961)
The Bridge season 2: Kim Bodnia as Martin, Sofia Helin as Saga, Photo Carolina Romare 2012, Wikipedia Commons
Until very recently I was watching  TV series on DVD such as the Danish production of The Bridge, Shetland, Parade’s End, and Desperate Romantics under immense pressure – two or three episodes a night so that I could return them, haggard and red-eyed, back to the shelves having gone through 3, 4 or even sometimes 5 DVDs in the set.

Times they are a-changing…  I’ve even been known to watch in Colour.

Mike McRoberts joins Hillmorton Network News

Hillmorton Network News (HNN) celebrates a great partnership with the South Learning Centre at South Library. This is a partnership that utilises our expertise within the community to assist students to reach otherwise unattainable goals.

HNN students work collaboratively to plan, scriptwrite, film and edit their own stories. These stories celebrate individual successes and that of their school and local community. Each episode is shared to celebrate the school’s culture and to promote pride within the Community.

The Year 8 and 9 students have learned so much and were very excited when I announced our special guest, Mike McRoberts, would be part of our crew for the day.  It was a chance to hear real stories from a TV journalist, about his biggest challenges, his war-torn stories and his Olympic highlights.

Mike, an ex Hillmorton student, shared some tips and tricks when filming and left them with some powerful words – Never give up!

Here is our latest episode :

Mike 4

Mike 3

A spot of science, a splash of arts, and a tonne of fun – Introducing Fun Palaces 2015

We are super excited to report that Fun Palaces are in Christchurch this year! Free, pop-up ‘Fun Palaces’ will be hosting exciting arts, science and culture activities for people of all ages and abilities. In the weekend of Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October (2nd weekend of the school holidays), we will be the first place in the world to get our Fun Palace on!

You can win too – snap a selfie at any of the Fun Palaces and upload to your social media accounts with the hashtag #funpalaceschch and you are in the draw to WIN a bicycle worth up to $2,000!

Be There lists all the local Fun Palaces and our Central Library Peterborough will play host to 12 events over the weekend:

Fun Palaces at Central Library Peterborough

Saturday 3 October

Fun Palaces - augmented realityAugmented reality 10am to 12pm
Colour in images in the “old school” way and watch them come to life using Quiver Augmented Reality technology with an iPad that will transform your pages into a magical and engaging 3D experience that is sure to have you entranced. Presented by Christchurch City Libraries.

Spider phobia demonstration 10am to 4pm
Don’t miss out on this experience to have virtual spiders creep and crawl all over a desk and up your arms! Presented by HIT Lab NZ and Christchurch City Libraries.

Augmented reality - Fun PalacesAugmented reality kiosk 10 am to 4pm
Come check out the latest in Augmented Reality! Bringing virtual images into the real world. See comic books and colouring books come to life right before your eyes! Presented by HIT Lab NZ and Christchurch City Libraries.

Nao robots 10am to 12pm
Robots robots robots! Swing by play with real humanoid robots and learn how to program them too! Presented by HIT Lab NZ and Christchurch City Libraries.

3D printing demo 11am to 2pm
Come in and see one of the Library 3D printers in action during a live demonstration. Learn a little about how they work, what material the Libraries use and some interesting facts about this exciting technology. Presented by Christchurch City Libraries.

Minecraft Fun PalacesMinecraft 12pm to 3pm
Create your own Fun Palace. Come and build your own “Fun Palace” in Minecraft. Build something exciting on your own or in collaboration with friends during a 3hr session aimed at creating the most fun environment you can think of within the minecraft realm. Redstone disco light floors, minecart roller coasters or massive waterslides the more fun it is the better. Unleash your creativity! There will be 20 computers available and will be on a first in first served basis. Presented by Christchurch City Libraries.

Oculus Rift 1pm to 3pm
This is Minecraft on a whole new level. Experience Minecraft as if you were really there using the Oculus Rift. Presented by HIT Lab NZ and Christchurch City Libraries.

Sunday 4 October

Augmented reality kiosk 10am to 4pm
Come check out the latest in Augmented Reality! Bringing virtual images into the real world. See comic books and colouring books come to life right before your eyes! Presented by HIT Lab NZ and Christchurch City Libraries.

Spider phobia fun palacesSpider phobia demonstration 10am to 4pm
Don’t miss out on this experience to have virtual spiders creep and crawl all over a desk and up your arms! Presented by HIT Lab NZ and Christchurch City Libraries.

Nao robots 10am to 12pm
Robots robots robots! Swing by play with real humanoid robots and learn how to program them too! Presented by HIT Lab NZ and Christchurch City Libraries.

3D printing demo 11am to 2pm
Come in and see one of the Library 3D printers in action during a live demonstration. Learn a little about how they work, what material the Libraries use and some interesting facts about this exciting technology. Presented by Christchurch City Libraries

Oculus Rift 1pm to 3pm
This is Minecraft on a whole new level. Experience Minecraft as if you were really there using the Oculus Rift. Presented by HIT Lab NZ and Christchurch City Libraries.

And if you visit Be There, you will see heaps more Fun Palaces to explore. Grab bookmarks and flyers from your local library. See you there!

Comics and colouring in

You can go online and make your own Fun Palaces comic. Or do some colouring in:

Fun Palaces

The Halswell Library is closing on 3 October 2015

The Halswell Library will close its doors on Saturday 3 October 2015 at 1pm while preparations continue for the opening of the library at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, located at 341 Halswell Road. The new centre is scheduled to open in late November 2015.

Halswell Library

During the period of closure, the closest alternative libraries include:

Customers will still be able to return items to the after-hours slot at the current Halswell Library after the closure, until the library at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre opens.

We apologise for any inconvenience during the period of closure and we look forward to welcoming you to our new facility Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road.