April 2019

A classroom with a group of primary-aged children all on laptops

Developing digital literacy in your school

Monday 25 February 2019 to Monday 8 April 2019

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.

Two girls with their backs to the camera. One is reading a picture book while the other looks on. A colourful room (possibly a classroom, or the children's section of a library) and shelves of picture books are in the background

Building a responsive collection for your school library

Monday 25 February 2019 to Monday 8 April 2019

Online

A great school library collection requires good management and planning. Learn about the collection management cycle. Discover how to involve teachers and students to build a school library collection that meets their needs.

Red lampshades over a bed.

Ordinary, extraordinary: recording the stories of sex workers

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 12:10pm to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Author Caren Wilton discusses using oral history – ‘history from below’ – to document what can seem to be a secret or hidden world, and telling stories that are both extraordinary and ordinary. Her book 'My Body, My Business', based on these interviews, was published in 2018

Part of: Public history talk

Front of curiosity card TMCC3 with image of Tupaia's painting of a Maori trading a crayfish with Joseph Banks.

Intrigue and inspire: Using rich resources to explore our past — secondary (Auckland) — cancelled and replaced

Thursday 4 April 2019, 9am to 12:30pm

Seminar room, National Library Auckland

Develop strategies to spark students' curiosity and deepen their understanding of NZ's eventful past, focusing on Tuia — Encounters 250, commemorating 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans.

Part of: Intrigue and inspire: Using rich resources to explore our past

Front of curiosity card TMCC3 with image of Tupaia's painting of a Maori trading a crayfish with Joseph Banks.

Intrigue and inspire: Using rich resources to explore our past — secondary schools (Wellington)

Friday 5 April 2019, 9am to 12:30pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Develop strategies to spark students' curiosity and deepen their understanding of NZ's eventful past, focusing on Tuia — Encounters 250, commemorating 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans.

Part of: Intrigue and inspire: Using rich resources to explore our past

Black and white photo of men on a boat. One of the men is smoking a pipe.

Alexander Turnbull — a sporting life

Tuesday 9 April 2019, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Join Gavin Pascoe, founder of the Wellington Classic Yacht Trust, as he explores an aspect of the life of the founder of the Alexander Turnbull Library that is less well known than his book collecting

Part of: Friends of the Turnbull Library Public Programme — 2019

Oral history

Essentials of Oral History workshop: Wellington

Saturday 13 April 2019, 8:45am to 4:30pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

The Alexander Turnbull Library is offering our popular introductory oral history workshops in Wellington. This two-day workshop is for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects.

Part of: Essentials of oral history workshop — Wellington

A large group of men, women and children at a picnic

Enhancing the story: resources at the National Library that you can access

Tuesday 16 April 2019, 12:10pm to 1:30pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Joan McCracken introduces resources at the National Library that can add both content and context to your research.

Part of: Connecting to collections

The book cover of David Skegg's 'The Health of the People'

Celebrating Sir David Skegg’s book 'The Health of the People'

Wednesday 17 April 2019, 5:30pm to 8pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Join us at the National Library to celebrate Sir David Skegg’s new BWB Text, 'The Health of the People'.

6 bird heads

Easter manu mania

Saturday 20 April 2019, 9am to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

A bird in hand is worth a visit to the National Library of New Zealand! Join us for a day of feathery fun, face painting, art, crafts and storytelling and be in to win family passes to Zelandia!

Dead Letters

Dead Letters, Great War Stories

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 12pm to 1pm

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

Using stories, letters and film, Dead Letters, Great War Stories brings to life the personal experiences of the First World War. Hear from archivist and historian Jared Davidson, who has just published Dead Letters, then enjoy a selection of films from Anna Cottrell’s TV series Great War Stories, which reveal moving personal stories in letters and diaries, including some that escaped the censors.

Dice with letters on them spelling out 'The Allusionist'.

The Allusionist Live

Friday 26 April 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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

If you have ever questioned Western yogic deployments of ‘namaste’, or wondered about the best opening lines on dating apps then Helen Zaltzman and Martin Austwick from the Allusionist have it covered!

Primary school students sitting on the mat with their hands raised, as a teacher shows them what looks like a large paua shell

Inquiry learning: The role of resources to inspire and inform

Monday 29 April 2019 to Monday 10 June 2019

Online

Discover more about inquiry learning and how resources, library collections, programmes, and services can inspire and inform teaching and learning in your school.