Thursday 29 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.

Grandmother reading a book to two young boys

Strengthen school-wide, family, and community reading connections — Christchurch

Full — wait list available

Thursday 29 October 2020, 9am to 3pm

National Library, Christchurch

Explore strategies and ideas for creating whole-school reading initiatives, celebrations, and community partnerships to strengthen and support reading for pleasure.

Man standing in front of a painting.

Tokelau – world’s smallest population, but big in creativity!

Thursday 29 October 2020, 12pm to 1pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Mālo nī. Join renowned artist Moses Viliamu of Tokelauan (Atafu) and Samoan (Faleula) descent discussing digital creativity from a Tokelauan perspective.