Wednesday 1 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 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.

Book display in a school library with colourful children's books.

Growing and shaping your school library collection

Monday 23 May 2022 to Friday 1 July 2022


A great school library collection reflects, includes and responds to your students and community. This requires good management and planning. Discover how to build a library collection that meets the needs of your students and teachers.

Portrait of a Māori woman smiling at the camera.

Shifting perspectives about colonial conflict: The Wairau Affray and the Battle of Boulcott's Farm

Wednesday 1 June 2022, 12pm to 1pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

This talk, by Dr Liana MacDonald, focuses on two significant conflicts between mana whenua and British and settler militia during the early stages of the New Zealand Wars and how they are remembered today. The Wairau Affray (1843) and the Battle of Boulcott's Farm (1846) are remembered differently by settler and indigenous people.

Join us in person or online for this event.

Part of: Public History Talk — 2022