Come fly a manu tukutuku (kite)

…or two.

Not long until Tip Top Kite Day, what a great day out for the whole whanau!

If you want to make a kite on the day, come along to the New Brighton Library on the 29th of January between 12 and 3pm and you can craft your own flying device at a fun session put together by Creative Junk  and the New Brighton Project.

Mr Nicholls' Kites flying at New Brighton Library
Come to the New Brighton Library and have a peek at the cool kites on display courtesy of Mr Jim Nicholls.

Would you like to know more about kites? Check out the latest info on the Christchurch City Libraries webpage.

Te Manu Tukutuku
Would you like some books about kites?

Oh! And the Buskers Festival  will be on at New Brighton on that weekend too!

Fun times ahead, New Brighton certainly is Canterbury’s Playground.

now showing at a library near you…

For NZ Music Month many libraries like to create a display round the music collections they hold.  This year we are having an internal competition and the creative people at various libraries have been busy.

Stars in our Eyes at Shirley Library
Stars in our Eyes at Shirley Library

Here at Shirley we have re-created the set from the popular TV series “Stars in their Eyes” and re-named it “Stars in our Eyes” – featuring famous New Zealand musicians and singers.  Some are old favourites and others are more recent music heroes.  They include John Rowles, Suzanne Prentice, Patsy Riggir, Scribe, Carly Binding, Hayley Westenra and Brooke Fraser.

Bishopdale have recreated the CD cover of Opshop’s album Second Hand Planet.  The image has been blown up and is the focal point of a display containing books and CDs featuring NZ music.

The Central teams have created numerous displays around the library – can you find the musical kiwis or some old school vinyl?  There is also a slide show outside ANZC of our collection of 1980s Christchurch rock posters.

At South library, team member ‘Madonna’ is sporting a guitar made of CDs.

What is your local library doing for NZ Music Month?