Thursday 4 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.

Verb Wellington logo

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.

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 man in a crowd carries a sign that reads Fight Racism.

Tea and tours


Thursday 4 November 2021, 10am to 12pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Join our Kaiārahi for tea and scones, watch a short film compilation by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and take a tour of the exhibitions He Tohu and Trouble in Paradise.

Part of: Trouble in Paradise