Upcoming events

Spiral rock carving.

School Holiday Arts and Crafts at the National Library

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 9am to 5pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Looking for something to do during the cold, drizzly weather? Our craft tables will be full of fun activities for you and the whānau! Check out our other listings for specific activities during the school holidays.

Part of: School holiday programme — July 2020

And adult helping a child with harekeke weaving.

School Holiday Crafts — Harakeke Weaving

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 10am to 12pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Book the tamariki in to be inspired by a family-friendly tour of the exhibition ‘Pūkana: moments in Māori performance’ at 10am, followed by a drop in weaving session with Lisa Ramanui.

Part of: Pūkana

Spiral rock carving.

School Holiday Arts and Crafts at the National Library

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 9am to 5pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Looking for something to do during the cold, drizzly weather? Our craft tables will be full of fun activities for you and the whānau! Check out our other listings for specific activities during the school holidays.

Part of: School holiday programme — July 2020

A group photo of people around a table of food.

A communist in the family: searching for Rewi Alley

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.

Elspeth Sandys talks about her recent book in which she tells the story of her ‘Uncle Rewi’ Alley’s life and work in the context of his time. This is a multi-layered narrative that is part biography, part travel journal, and part literary commentary.

Part of: Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme — 2020

Spiral rock carving.

School Holiday Arts and Crafts at the National Library

Thursday 9 July 2020, 9am to 5pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Looking for something to do during the cold, drizzly weather? Our craft tables will be full of fun activities for you and the whānau! Check out our other listings for specific activities during the school holidays.

Part of: School holiday programme — July 2020

Cushion with the word Aroha on it and 6 poi.

Poi E! Make your own poi

Thursday 9 July 2020, 10am to 12pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Be inspired by a tour through the ‘Pūkana: moments in Māori performance’ exhibition and make your own poi to take home. Learn some introductory moves with your new poi!

Part of: Pūkana

Spiral rock carving.

School Holiday Arts and Crafts at the National Library

Friday 10 July 2020, 9am to 5pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Looking for something to do during the cold, drizzly weather? Our craft tables will be full of fun activities for you and the whānau! Check out our other listings for specific activities during the school holidays.

Part of: School holiday programme — July 2020

Spiral rock carving.

School Holiday Arts and Crafts at the National Library

Monday 13 July 2020, 9am to 5pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Looking for something to do during the cold, drizzly weather? Our craft tables will be full of fun activities for you and the whānau! Check out our other listings for specific activities during the school holidays.

Part of: School holiday programme — July 2020

Spiral rock carving.

School Holiday Arts and Crafts at the National Library

Tuesday 14 July 2020, 9am to 5pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Looking for something to do during the cold, drizzly weather? Our craft tables will be full of fun activities for you and the whānau! Check out our other listings for specific activities during the school holidays.

Part of: School holiday programme — July 2020

Group of people sitting around a table making taonga pūoro.

Create your own taonga pūoro (Māori instrument)

Tuesday 14 July 2020, 10am to 12pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Book the tamariki in to be inspired by a family-friendly tour of the exhibition ‘Pūkana: moments in Māori performance’ at 10am. Then stay for a drop-in session about Māori wind instruments and make your own to take home.

Part of: Pūkana

Spiral rock carving.

School Holiday Arts and Crafts at the National Library

Wednesday 15 July 2020, 9am to 5pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Looking for something to do during the cold, drizzly weather? Our craft tables will be full of fun activities for you and the whānau! Check out our other listings for specific activities during the school holidays.

Part of: School holiday programme — July 2020

Spiral rock carving.

School Holiday Arts and Crafts at the National Library

Thursday 16 July 2020, 9am to 5pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Looking for something to do during the cold, drizzly weather? Our craft tables will be full of fun activities for you and the whānau! Check out our other listings for specific activities during the school holidays.

Part of: School holiday programme — July 2020

Children having fun doing a puzzle of a promotional poster.

Create an event poster

Thursday 16 July 2020, 10am to 12pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Book the tamariki in to be inspired by a family-friendly tour of the exhibition ‘Pūkana: moments in Māori performance’ at 10am, followed by a drop in craft session to learn about event posters and create your own!

Part of: School holiday programme — July 2020

Honiana Love

Taunaha Whenua – Naming the Land

Thursday 16 July 2020, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Join Honiana Love for Taunaha Whenua — Naming the Land. Learn about the names used by mana whenua and what they can tell us about the historic uses of places in the Wellington region.

Part of: Matariki

Spiral rock carving.

School Holiday Arts and Crafts at the National Library

Friday 17 July 2020, 9am to 5pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Looking for something to do during the cold, drizzly weather? Our craft tables will be full of fun activities for you and the whānau! Check out our other listings for specific activities during the school holidays.

Part of: School holiday programme — July 2020

Bird on a branch with a phone, speech bubble says ‘Tweet, tweet, tweet’.

Preserving your social media and other digital files

Tuesday 21 July 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Tips for managing your social media archives, and other digital files.

Part of: Connecting to collections

Conservator talking to woman about a family treasure.

National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic

Tuesday 21 July 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Do you want to learn more about looking after your precious family taonga? Join Vicki-Anne Heikell from the Alexander Turnbull Library to learn more about the preservation of your treasured items-from physical books and papers to digital materials.

Class of students reading books in school library

Developing your school library services

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.

Pukekohe in a water land.

The Currency of Water

Monday 27 July 2020, 6pm to 8:45pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.

Water: A global commodity in our own backyard. What is the state of water in Aotearoa today; how and where might our water flow tomorrow? Join us for a panel discussion and film screening of ‘Aquarela’ to discover more.

Part of: Matariki

Solid Air Australian and New Zealand  spoken word, edited by David Stawanger and Anne-Marie te Whiu

Solid Air Launch Aotearoa

Friday 31 July 2020, 5:30pm to 8pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Experience a literary launch of some of Aotearoa’s most vibrant performance poets, who are all featured in the ground-breaking new spoken word anthology, ‘Solid Air - Australia & New Zealand Spoken Word’.

Part of: Pūkana