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Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection

A series of events: Tuesday 28 May 2019 to Tuesday 31 December 2019

The Dorothy Neal White Collection is a research collection of children’s books that were enjoyed by young New Zealanders before 1940. The Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection support the work of this and other children’s literature collections held in the National Library of New Zealand. Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection

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Anne of Green Gables – A literal and literary pilgrimage

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 5:30pm to 7pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Do you remember Anne of Green Gables? Join literary historian Cheryl Paget on a pilgrimage to Prince Edward Island, Canada, and sites connected with L M Montgomery’s and her famous character.

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What’s new in the Dorothy Neal White Collection?

Tuesday 11 June 2019, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Are you interested in pre-1940 books for children? As part of the annual general meeting of the Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection Mary Skarott, Research Librarian, Children’s Literature, will speak about some delightful new additions to our children's collections.

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The stories behind the stories

Tuesday 3 December 2019, 5:30pm to 6pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

For the end-of-the year event Fleur Beale, award-winning author and Patron of the Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection, will talk about how she became a writer and where the ideas came from for some of her books.

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Arthur Ransome: Story-teller, journalist, sailor, fisherman and suspected spy

Monday 9 March 2020, 5:30pm to 7pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Do you love Swallows and Amazons? Have you ever camped, fished, sailed, been bird spotting, or visited the Lake District in England, the Highlands of Scotland or the Norfolk Broads of East Anglia? Are you a fan of Arthur Ransome? Then this talk is for you.

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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.