Library Open Queen’s Birthday Weekend

The Library will be open as usual this weekend.

Saturday 10am – 5pm                                        

Sunday 12 noon – 5pm

We will be closed on Monday 6th June

There is a IT outage planned for this weekend. On Saturday 4th June  there will be no printing, photocopying, or computer network access 

Full access should resume on Sunday 5th

The Library will be open as a warm place to study. We can issue books manually, although the catalogue and website will not be available to help you find resources.

Ask a Librarian and they will be able to point you in the right direction for books, journals and AV resources.

NZ Music Month @ CPIT Library

Check out some of our new CD’s that have arrived in the Library in time for New Zealand Music Month.  Music from Katchafire On the Road Again, Tiki Tane In the World of Light, Flip Grater While I’m Awake I’m at War, Barnaby Weir Tarot Card Rock, Anika Moa Love in Motion, Anna Coddington Cat and Bird and Julia Deans Modern Fables and many more titles are available for loan.  Cd’s of contemporary New Zealand music not on the display can be found at M 1630.18.

Along with CD’s you can find a variety of resources on New Zealand musicians and music including a recent arrival Blue Smoke: the Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music 1918 – 1964, by Chris Bourke.  It is an illustrated history of popular New Zealand music before rock n roll.

Music month displaySome of you may have caught some live music already this month and maybe even been fortunate enough to see Anna Coddington and Julia Deans perform at the Loons in Lyttleton on Sunday 8th May as part of their Keepsakes Tour.  Now is a chance to see many more musicians perform their music as this Saturday 14 May Chartfest 2011 will be held here at CPIT in the CPSA building. 

The day kicks off with a free performance by the Feelers in the CPSA building at 11.30 am and Chartfest  2011 doors open at 1.30 pm.  Further details of what bands perform when can be found by clicking on the Chartfest link above.

This year along with the live music , CPIT will host a Music Industry Expo to be held in the Atrium from 2-6 pm. This will be an opportunity for people to meet with music industry professionals.

Sounds like lots to do and hear – see you there!


Library Book Sale

Autumn is here, with winter just around the corner – the perfect time to stock up on some leisure reading.

  Space is a bit tight around the library, and to make room for new books we have to     (reluctantly) part with some older ones. So come to the library and grab yourself a bargain. There are magazines, gardening books, travel books, and novels – from thrillers to romance to fantasy. There is something for everyone and we want it all to go to good homes.

Books, $2, Magazines, $1

Mention this blog when purchasing to get your stash half price!