Tuesday 10 May

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 2022

Tuesday 1 February 2022 to Thursday 15 December 2022


New to your school library? If you're just getting started providing library services for your school, register 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 — 2022

Man and woman looking at the model of the woman's head.

Writers in Bronze The Anthony Stones Portrait Busts of New Zealand writers

Tuesday 22 March 2022 to Saturday 25 June 2022

Turnbull Gallery, National Library Wellington

The Writers in Bronze exhibition showcases the sequence of cast bronze portrait heads of New Zealand writers by sculptor Anthony Stones (1934-2016) in the Alexander Turnbull Library collection.

An illustration of a girl wearing a dress and apron making eyes on a dough girl the same size as her.

Bunchy: The uncanny side of Milly-Molly-Mandy

Tuesday 10 May 2022, 12:10pm to 1pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Joyce Lankester Brisley’s Milly-Molly-Mandy stories idealise country living in England in the 1920s. Her Bunchy stories are, by contrast, unnerving fantasies, reflecting Bunchy’s isolation as a lonely orphan. In this talk, Dr Kathryn Walls explores the contrasts in these popular stories.

Part of: Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection

Collage-style zine with the text The Archive is Alive vol. 3.

Queer youth zine launch


Tuesday 10 May 2022, 5:30pm to 7pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

LAGANZ, InsideOUT and Wellington Zinefest bring you Volume Three of our The Archive is Alive zine! Created by a group of rangatahi aged between 12 and 16, this zine explores the many ways youth have shaped queer histories in Aotearoa.