Tuesday 15 June

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

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 

The simple image: The photography of Barry Clothier

The Simple Image: The photography of Barry Clothier exhibition

Friday 9 April 2021 to Saturday 10 July 2021

Te Puna Foundation Gallery, (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

The photography of Barry Clothier, showcased in an exhibition co-curated by the Alexander Turnbull Library and Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision. Photographs, film and music of the 60's.

Students looking at books in library.

Building a responsive collection for your school library


Monday 10 May 2021 to Friday 18 June 2021


A great school library collection requires good management and planning. Learn about the collection management cycle. Discover how to involve teachers and students to build a school library collection that meets their needs.

Colourful poster with a woman dancing, lots of different types of typography main words are "Flying Nun, six new releases

Flying Nun: Fabulous things

Monday 10 May 2021 to Friday 9 July 2021

Lower ground foyer, National Library Wellington

We are celebrating Flying Nun’s 40th anniversary with a display of seven posters from the label’s first decade, including those for The Clean, The Bats, and Look Blue Go Purple. Visit the mini-exhibition on the Lower Ground floor of the National Library.

Part of: New Zealand Music Month 2021

Women using long poi.

Pūkana: Te Karu o te Ika - Moments in Māori performance

Saturday 22 May 2021 to Sunday 22 August 2021

Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton

If you missed the Pūkana exhibition the first time or want to have another look, now you have a chance to see it at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History.

Part of: Pūkana

Floor to ceiling bookshelves, men and women librarians reading and looking at the shelves.

Love, adventure and… pet hair? Joanna Turnbull’s autograph album in the Alexander Turnbull Library

Tuesday 15 June 2021, 12:10pm to 1pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Audrey Waugh will highlight some of the wonders found in Joanna Turnbull’s autograph album from the Manuscripts and Archives collection.

Part of: Connecting to collections

Conservator talking to woman about a family treasure.

National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic


Tuesday 15 June 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.