August 2020

Class of students reading books in school library

Developing your school library services

Full — wait list available

Monday 27 July 2020 to Friday 4 September 2020

Online

Learn how to develop library services to support teaching and learning in your school, including using research, evidence, and feedback from your school community.

Two women sitting on the ground sewing.

Tivaevae: a Cook Islands Research Framework

Thursday 6 August 2020, 12pm to 1pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Come and hear how Cook Island women create their beautifully embroidered bedspread ‘Tivaevae’. A form of artistic quilting traditionally made by Polynesian women.

Part of: Pasifika Spectacular

Students using laptops in the classroom

Developing digital literacy in your school

Full — wait list available

Monday 10 August 2020 to Friday 18 September 2020

Online

Develop your understanding of digital literacy and how it benefits students. Discover how your library collections, programmes, and services can contribute to digital literacy.

Woman with a large picture book.

Meeting Worlds of Words- a Fulbright experience in Arizona, USA

Tuesday 11 August 2020, 5:30pm to 7pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Dr Nicola Daly will share her experience at the World of Words Center at the University of Arizona in Austin, Texas. The Center aims to build bridges across global cultures through children’s and adolescent literature.

Part of: Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection

Post-it note with words "Politics in a time of crisis" written on it.

Labour History Project AGM: 'Politics and protest in a time of crisis'

Tuesday 11 August 2020, 6pm to 7pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

A talk exploring politics and protest during the 1930s Depression and in 2017, featuring Malcolm McKinnon, Cybèle Locke and Sam Orchard.

Ryan Bodman

Rugby League: a New Zealand history

Wednesday 12 August 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

In this talk, historian Ryan Bodman will explore the value of social media as a 21st century history-research tool.

Part of: Public History Talk — 2020

Singing the trail and map of North Island.

Singing the trail: the story of mapping Aotearoa New Zealand

Thursday 13 August 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

John McCrystal tells the story of Aotearoa New Zealand through its maps — and the stories of the explorers who made those maps.

Part of: Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme — 2020

Someone using a typewriter

Working from home: resources you can access online

Tuesday 18 August 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

August is Family History Month. Whether you are experienced or new to family history, there is material available online through the National Library that you can access. Joan McCracken from the Alexander Turnbull Library will explore some of the well-known resources (PapersPast, Digital NZ) and look at some that you might be new to you.

Part of: Connecting to collections

Archives and Records Association of New Zealalnd Te Huinga Mahara

ARANZ AGM with a Pacific Virtual Museum pilot project update

Tuesday 18 August 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

We are delighted to invite members and potential members to attend this year’s ARANZ Annual General Meeting. Following the AGM we have a talk from Tim Kong, Programme Manager of the Pacific Virtual Museum pilot project.

People in a panel discussion looking at an audience.

Global citizenship education ideas exchange

Thursday 20 August 2020, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Be inspired, reflect, and learn with the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO as they hold a panel discussion on Global Citizenship Education.

Child walking up a hill.

Finding your way: researching your family history

Saturday 22 August 2020, 10am to 12:45pm

Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington

Are you starting your family history research? Or are you an experienced researcher who would like so extra help? As part of Family History Month 2020 you are invited to the National Library for an introduction to family history resources from staff, supported by members of the Wellington branches of the NZ Society of Genealogists.

Part of: Family history month