Wednesday 2 September

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


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

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


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 sitting on sun lounger chair with a guitar.

‘A real war job at last?’ Māori women and the armed forces during the Second World War

Wednesday 2 September 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Of the many books published about New Zealand’s military history there are none specifically dedicated to the story of Māori women who served in the armed forces during the Second World War. This presentation looks at the recruitment of Māori women into the auxiliary services, why they joined, and how their wartime service impacted on their post-war lives.

Part of: Public History Talk — 2020

Cover of The First Pakehas Around Wellington and Cook Strait 1803 to 1839, by Rhys Richards (Paremata Press, 2020)

Wellington’s first Pākehā arrivals: 1803-1839

Wednesday 2 September 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Just who were the early European visitors and residents who made the region around Whanganui-a-Tara their home well before the arrival of the ‘official’ permanent settlers of Wellington in 1840? Rhys Richards will tell us about some of these early arrivals.

Part of: Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme — 2020