Wednesday 28 October

A striking portrait of a Māori woman. She Is wearing dark tailored clothing, has two huia feathers in her hair and a large tiki necklace. She is looking straight at us and has a Mona Lisaish smile.

Everything old is new again

Thursday 17 September 2020 to Sunday 13 December 2020

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington

Six of our most prominent artists — John Pule, Séraphine Pick, Sarah Munro, Lisa Reihana, Heather Straka and Mel Baldwin – have made new, or have provided existing artworks based on original Turnbull collection items. This exhibition highlights the contemporary relevance of the Alexander Turnbull Library, 100 years after it first opened.

Part of: ATL 100

Drawing of a closet with words closet of curiosities.

Closet of Curiosities

Thursday 15 October 2020 to Thursday 29 October 2020

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

A collaboration between Queen Margaret College and The National Library: ‘Closet of Curiosities’ is a wearable art response touching on five different collections within the library walls.

Aerial photo of Wellington.

Wellington as we were – Archival footage from the last century

Tuesday 27 October 2020 to Saturday 14 November 2020

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Explore Wellington as it was. This special compilation features unique and recently preserved footage of Wellington – from the seat of Government to the coolest little capital. The footage will be playing on loop during Library hours.

Girl sitting on steps outside scratching her head and looking at a laptop

MESH, reading, and more — Northland Primary and Intermediate PD Day

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 9:30am to 2:30pm

Whangarei Primary School

Join us at another professional development day for our Northland primary and intermediate school library networks. We'll investigate MESH education, get creative with DigitalNZ, and brainstorm ideas to encourage keen readers.

He Whakaputanga displayed in the He Tohou exhibition.

To what extent is He Whakaputanga part of New Zealand’s constitution?

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

‘The Declaration is the parent, the Treaty the child’. The Crown in New Zealand was established by Te Tiriti o Waitangi, which could not have happened without He Whakaputanga. So how does the Declaration fit into our constitutional arrangements today?

Woman with glasses.

Denis Glover and Allen Curnow: A friendship in letters

Wednesday 28 October 2020, 5:30pm to 7pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Sarah Shieff will talk about her book ‘Letters of Denis Glover’

Part of: Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme — 2020