July 2022

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

Online

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

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

Online

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.

Aerial view of a lake surrounded by deforested hills with multiple slips.

A biography of Lake Tūtira

Wednesday 6 July 2022, 12pm to 1pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Join us for July's Public History Talk with environmental historian Jonathan West. Jonathan will sketch Lake Tūtira’s history from formation to today, following the traces of Herbert Guthrie Smith, whose obsessive records of the changes witnessed while farming by the lake made him a founder of environmental history in New Zealand.

Join us in person or online for this event.

Part of: Public History Talk — 2022

Group of six women having breakfast at a table while camping. There is a box of Weetbix on the table and some of the women are eating eggs.

Abstracting oral history, day 1 — Christchurch

Thursday 7 July 2022, 8:45am to 1pm

Ground floor, Tūranga, Christchurch

Increase your oral history repertoire and join us to practice the comprehension and editing skills needed to compile a reliable and usable abstract. This is a two half-day course and attendance at both days is required.

Part of: Oral history workshops — 2022

Group of six women having breakfast at a table while camping. There is a box of Weetbix on the table and some of the women are eating eggs.

Abstracting oral history, day 2 — Christchurch

Friday 8 July 2022, 8:45am to 1pm

Ground floor, Tūranga, Christchurch

Increase your oral history repertoire and join us to practice the comprehension and editing skills needed to compile a reliable and usable abstract. This is a two half-day course and attendance at both days is required.

Part of: Oral history workshops — 2022

Shelves with white boxes and trays, labelled with yellow post it notes.

Little curators at home

Monday 11 July 2022 to Friday 22 July 2022

Online

Sign up and receive a free pack anywhere in the country to help you curate your own exhibition. Designed especially for all the budding little curators ages 8+.

Part of: School holidays 2022

Three women wearing traditional dress dancing in front of an open air building with a thatched roof.

Digital Pasifik live — Kiribati collections up-close

Wednesday 13 July 2022, 12pm to 1pm

Online — Zoom

As part of Kiribati Language Week here in Aotearoa, we will be showing a selection of items from Kiribati collections held at the National Library of New Zealand — Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa. We will be demonstrating how you can access Kiribati collections via digitalpasifik.org and how to contribute your knowledge to the records we share.

Part of: Pacific Language Weeks 2022

A woman and a man looking at printouts of images, taped to two walls in a room with white walls and ceiling.

Little curators’ workshop

Thursday 14 July 2022, 10:30am to 12pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Experience what it’s like to be a curator for a day. Learn about what it takes to create an exhibition, and meet a professional curator. Suitable for tamariki ages 8+.

Part of: School holidays 2022

Head and shoulders photo of a Māori man wearing a pounamu and a bone hei matau.

E oho! Ngā kitenga o te maramataka: Insights into the Māori calendar

Friday 15 July 2022, 12:10pm to 1:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Look at the environment with us through the eyes of our tīpuna (ancestors). Maramataka was about planning the year ahead by watching ngā tohu o te taiao (signs of the environment). Come learn about the moon calendar from Rikki Solomon.

Join us in person or online for this event.

Part of: E oho! Waitangi 2022

A cropped photo showing someone's hands as they sit at a table with a paint palette, adding colour to a sketch of a plant.

As pretty as a picture: Portraiture workshop

Tuesday 19 July 2022, 10:30am to 12pm

Te Wehenga, National Library Wellington

If a picture paints a thousand words, what would yours say? Learn the basics of portraiture and create your own. Suitable for tamariki ages 8+.

Part of: School holidays 2022

Three people looking at a manuscript.

Connecting to collections July 2022

Tuesday 19 July 2022, 12pm to 1pm

Online — Zoom

Want to know more about the collections and services of the Alexander Turnbull Library and National Library of New Zealand? Keen to learn how you can connect to the collections and use them in your research or publication? Then these talks are for you. Connecting to Collections talks are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (February to November).

Part of: Connecting to collections 2022

A woman leaning against a sign with the text 'Newtown Union Health Service' and 'welcome' in 7 different languages.

A workers’ initiative

Wednesday 20 July 2022, 6pm to 8pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

In this Labour History Project event, Wellington nurse Serena Moran will give the Rona Bailey Memorial Lecture in a talk titled 'A workers' initiative: The union health service, 1987 to 2022'. The winner of the Bert Roth Labour History Award will also be announced, followed by a book launch for ‘Women Will Rise! Recalling the Working Women’s Charter’.

Victorian studio portrait of a girl wearing a striped frilly dress with and a younger boy wearing a dark coloured suit. They are resting their hands on a small wooden side table.

Say prunes! Victorian photo fancy

Thursday 21 July 2022, 10:30am to 12pm

Te Wehenga, National Library Wellington

Did you know that during the Victorian era, photographers asked subjects to ‘say prunes’ instead of ‘say cheese’? Learn why and more in our school holiday event ‘Say prunes!’. You’ll get the chance to create your own Victorian-inspired photo and much more. Suitable for tamariki ages 8+.

Part of: School holidays 2022

A room with a group of people sitting at computers, while others stand around or sit on beanbags on the floor.

Esports simulator

Cancelled

Friday 22 July 2022, 10:30am to 2:30pm

Lower ground foyer, National Library Wellington

Come and explore esports, the world’s fastest growing industry and cultural phenomenon. Participate in our esports simulator, and get a taste of what the industry has to offer and what an esports event entails.

Black and white studio studio portrait of a woman hiding behind the subject of the photo - a baby posed in an armchair.

Tea and tours

Thursday 28 July 2022, 10am to 12pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Join our kaiārahi for a kōrero about our exhibitions ‘Between skin & shirt: The photographic portraits of William Harding’ and ‘He Tohu’, followed by tea and some kai.

Part of: Between skin & shirt: The photographic portraits of William Harding