The all-day activities include craft activities with a family history theme and a scavenger hunt using our Discovery Wall’s heritage images. 

Also take a moment to visit Illuminate: Unearthing treasures from our collection – the latest exhibition in the Te Pito Huarewa/Southbase Gallery showcasing treasures from Christchurch City Libraries.

Research your whakapapa with our Māori Services specialists. See the library calendar for further details (booking may be required).

Schedule

  • 10.30am to 11am: Come to the Storytime session featuring inter-generational stories (no booking required)
  • 11am: Be enthralled by local storyteller Margaret Copland bringing local stories to life (no bookings required)
  • 1pm to 2pm: Take a tour of the Christchurch City Libraries’ archives, view the collections and get some advice on how to preserve your family papers and photographs (no bookings required)
  • 2pm to 3.30pm: Get to grips with DNA testing for family history with speakers Dr Rob Cruickshank and Fiona Brooker (no bookings required)
  • 3.30pm to 4.30pm: Join the Dead end club, share your family history dead end and work together to break down those brick walls. (Limited space, bookings required. Email library@ccc.govt.nz or phone 03 941 7923 to book).