November 2021

Student and school librarian issuing a book, next to the words 'Welcome to the school library!'

Register: Learning and support for new school library staff

Tuesday 26 January 2021 to Friday 3 December 2021

Online

New to your school library? Register anytime during the year to join our online learning community. You'll attend regular Zoom meetings, build your skills, receive support from National Library experts, and connect with other library people.

Part of: Learning and support for new school library staff — 2021

Man playing accordion.

The endless search for the next note: An outline of a composing life from an unlikely beginning to an unlikely present

Postponed

Tuesday 2 November 2021, 6pm to 7pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

From a family with little interest in music or culture, from salt of the earth kiwis, a stock agent dad and an unwell mother, Ross Harris emerged, finding a life in music from brass band to klezmer band and many things in between. This is a self-portrait of a composer finding a way…

Part of: Lilburn Lecture

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Verb Readers & Writers Festival

Wednesday 3 November 2021 to Sunday 7 November 2021

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Wellington's favourite celebration of books, writers, stories and ideas has a theme of 'coven' for 2021. Writers from across Aotearoa and Australia will explore matters of magic, nature, feminism, motherhood, mātauranga Māori, resistance, the supernatural, the spiritual, and much more.

Roofs of houses with a snow capped mountain peak in the background.

Parihaka: Remembering November 5, 1881

Friday 5 November 2021, 12:10pm to 1:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Hear Ruakere Hond reflect on the invasion of Parihaka in 1881 and how it has impacted the Parihaka community.

Selection of books, letter, photo and papers from the Wilcox family collection.

Connecting to the collections

Tuesday 16 November 2021, 12:10pm to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Want to know more about the collections and services of the Alexander Turnbull Library and National Library of New Zealand? Keen to learn how you can connect to the collections and use them in your research or publication? Then these talks are for you. Connecting to Collections talks are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (February to November)

Conservator talking to woman about a family treasure.

National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic

Tuesday 16 November 2021, 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 MNZM from the Alexander Turnbull Library to learn more about the preservation of your treasured items-from physical books and papers to digital materials.

Four soldiers standing outside an army tent. One of the soldiers holds a microphone.

Voices in the air

Wednesday 17 November 2021, 6pm to 7pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

To celebrate the centenary of New Zealand’s first radio broadcasts on 17 November 1921, join sound history researcher Sarah Johnston in listening to the sounds of 100 years ago.

Three Asian women listening to records on a record player.

The essentials of oral history research, Day 2: Recording seriously — Wellington

Postponed

Saturday 20 November 2021, 8:45am to 4:30pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

An introduction to oral history methodology for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects. This is a two day course, with one month between days.

Three Asian women listening to records on a record player.

The essentials of oral history research, Day 1: Introduction to oral history — Wellington

Saturday 20 November 2021, 8:45am to 4:30pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

An introduction to oral history methodology for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects. This is a two day course, with one month between days.

Part of: Oral history workshops — 2021