Thursday 18 November

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


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

Painting of a man looking at a book. He is wearing a hat with a leaf on it.

Imagining Dante exhibition

Monday 1 November 2021 to Friday 28 January 2022

Turnbull Gallery, National Library Wellington

‘Imagining Dante’ showcases some of the illustrated editions of the Divine Comedy held by the Alexander Turnbull Library from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.

Blue starfish on bleached coral.

Trouble in Paradise exhibition

Thursday 4 November 2021 to Saturday 30 April 2022

National Library Gallery, National Library Wellington

A photographic exhibition documenting the effects of the climate crisis in the Pacific, artworks by Sheyne Tuffery, and a selection of historical rare books from the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

A portrait of a woman.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Tamariki


Thursday 18 November 2021, 12:10pm to 1:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

What does the Treaty of Waitangi have to do with children? Hear Glenis Philip-Barbara, mother of seven, connect her work as Assistant Māori Children's Commissioner with Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Part of: E oho! Waitangi 2021

Three large bound books are displayed on a table with a curator showing them to the film director.

Alexander Turnbull and the book-collecting game

Thursday 18 November 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Hear Anthony Tedeschi, Curator Rare Books and Fine Printing talk about his research about Alexander Turnbull’s book-collecting practices.

Part of: Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme — 2021