Wednesday 11 November

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

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.

Placard that reads 'There is no planet B' at a climate strike

MESH, reading, and more — Northland Secondary PD Day

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 9:30am to 2:30pm

Pompallier Catholic College

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

Book cover with words an image of lush forest and decimated forest.

Fight for the Forests: The Pivotal Campaigns that Saved New Zealand’s Native Forests

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Hear Paul Bensemann talk about the ‘Save Manoupori’ campaign. From small beginnings, a much larger movement grew. Bensemann’s book ‘Fight for the forests’ was a finalist in the 2019 Ockham NZ Book Awards.

Part of: Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme — 2020