March 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 and webinars, 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

A group of seven men and women on a log bridge.

Mīharo Wonder exhibition

Friday 26 February 2021 to Saturday 2 October 2021

National Library Gallery, National Library Wellington

What does the word ‘wonder’ — or ‘mīharo’ — mean to you? It could be something that evokes awe, fascination or curiosity; to make you think, speculate, meditate upon.

The ATL100 exhibition Mīharo Wonder will inspire you to do all of these.

Part of: Mīharo Wonder: 100 Years of the Alexander Turnbull Library 

Scones with cream and jam and sandwiches.

Tea and tours

Monday 1 March 2021, 10am to 12pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Tea and scones, chat with our Ako (learning) team, a short film with Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, and a special tour of He Tohu and Mīharo.

Part of: Mīharo Wonder: 100 Years of the Alexander Turnbull Library 

A tour group looking at the Women’s Suffrage Petition.

International Women’s Day He Tohu tours

Monday 8 March 2021, 10am to 10:30am

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Join us to celebrate International Women’s day with a 30-minute tour of He Tohu! Learn about the many women who left their mark across Aotearoa New Zealand’s constitutional landscape.

A tour group looking at the Women’s Suffrage Petition.

International Women’s Day He Tohu tours

Monday 8 March 2021, 2pm to 2:30pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Join us to celebrate International Women’s day with a 30-minute tour of He Tohu! Learn about the many women who left their mark across Aotearoa New Zealand’s constitutional landscape.

Woman looking at suffrage petition.

Mana wāhine — Lockdown logic

Monday 8 March 2021, 5:15pm to 6:45pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Come celebrate International Women’s Day at the National Library, where we will host a dynamic range of women who will speak on courage and innovation in the time of COVID-19.

Man on horse droving sheep with dog. Sheep droving in New Zealand.

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

Saturday 13 March 2021, 8:45am to 4:30pm

Ground floor, Tūranga, Christchurch

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.

Copies of a magazine called ‘The Archive is Alive’.

‘The Archive is Alive Vol. 2’: Queer history workshop

Saturday 13 March 2021, 9am to 3pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Wellington Zinefest, LAGANZ and the National Library are teaming up to bring you the second rendition of our The Archive is Alive workshop, where participants will get together to create a zine exploring queer archiving and history in Aotearoa!

People sitting on stairs with placards. An enormous rainbow flag is draped down the stairs.

Exploring queer archives at the Alexander Turnbull Library

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

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Join Val Love and Will Hansen to find out how to use the queer/LGBTQIA+ collections held in the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Part of: Connecting to collections

Conservator talking to woman about a family treasure.

National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic

Tuesday 16 March 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.

Dental nurse holding a child.

‘Tooth and Veil’: The life and times of the New Zealand dental nurse

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

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Noel O’Hare will talk about his recently published history of the School Dental Service (established in 1921).

Part of: Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme — 2021

Group of people standing outside a marae.

Te Whē: Kia whakarongo ake ki te hau o Te Whenua | Listening to the breath of the land

Friday 19 March 2021, 6pm to 7pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Join the editors of Te Whē in conversation with members of the journal’s kāhui ruruhau, together with contributors to the journal, to discuss contemporary Māori literature within a swiftly changing literary world.

Colourful drawing of brown and white hands creating a heart shape, that National Library a person in a ballerina dress holding a ribbon and the word Pride.

Art ‘n Elders: Learning rainbow history together

Saturday 20 March 2021, 10am to 1pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

LAGANZ and the National Library welcome all queer, LGBTTIFQ+ people together for a day of art-making and facilitated conversation alongside community elders.

A man contemplating the Waitangi Sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Te Rā Whanaungatanga: Commemorating International Race Relations Day

Monday 22 March 2021, 10am to 10:30am

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Come and commemorate International Race Relations Day with a tour of He Tohu! We will look at how far we’ve come as a nation and acknowledge those who helped along the way.

A man contemplating the Waitangi Sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Te Rā Whanaungatanga: Commemorating International Race Relations Day

Monday 22 March 2021, 2pm to 2:30pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Come and commemorate International Race Relations Day with a tour of He Tohu! We will look at how far we’ve come as a nation and acknowledge those who helped along the way.

Father and child's legs and sock-covered feet sticking out from chair behind large red 'Mother Goose' book cover as they sit in a chair with bookshelves in the background

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

Friday 26 March 2021, 9am to 3pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

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

Copies of a magazine called ‘The Archive is Alive’.

The Archive is Alive Vol. 2: Zine Launch!

Tuesday 30 March 2021, 5:30pm to 8pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Celebrate the public launch of a new collaborative zine that explores local queer archives.