November 2021 LILAC news
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LILAC News for November 2021

Welcome to our November LILAC newsletter letting you know about an offer to film a documentary about local lesbian herstory, and updates from LILAC's AGM.

Like the rest of New Zealand we were thrown by the recent COVID-19 lockdown, and we are still at COVID alert level 2. If we move to Orange on 3 December, record keeping, scanning and face coverings will still be mandatory, with 1 metre distancing. Scanning and record keeping will also be required when we get the Green light. We await the full details on the protection framework and our level/colour - keep up to date at

LILAC's Holiday break

LILAC closes for 2021 on Saturday 18 December - so be in before 2pm for all your holiday reading!
The library will reopen on Wednesady 12 January 2022 ... when you can replenish your holiday reading.

A Documentary about local lesbian herstory

Sarah Gatefield, a new arrival at LILAC who works in the movie industry, has offered to film a documentary about local lesbian herstory and she needs our help ...

Hello ladies and thank you for your interest in helping to make our LILAC documentary!

I'm very interested to know your thoughts about the topics and questions that we wish to explore, and the story that we want to tell, so I invite you to fill in this questionnaire and I look forward to reading your responses: LILAC DOCUMENTARY IDEAS QUESTIONS

If you do not have easy access to the internet, we can print off copies that can be found at LILAC, or I can go through the questions with you over the phone.

Many thanks in advance!

From our Annual General Meeting

We have farewelled two very active members from the Collective - Carole Hicks and Mary Gilbert. They have been important and hard-working members of the team and will be missed. Four new members have been welcomed to the Collective: Amanda Beddis, Lizzie Kerr, Robynne Beech and Valda Edyvane.

There was a flurry of ideas and volunteers for having more activities, groups and events at LILAC to bring the space alive - a writing group, social evenings, discussion groups, art classes, and more ideas we'll tell you about soon. Look out for our next newsletters for further information.

2022 should be a fun time at LILAC with a range of activities - something for many tastes and interests so please support them!

LILAC’s Book Group is back

LILAC's Book Group will meet on Wednesday 8 December, 6:15 - 7:30pm to dicuss books by Jeanette Winterson. See the Book Group page on LILAC's website for a list of titles in our collections, plus links to the catalogues of public libraries in the region for more titles (and copies if ours are on loan).

New books at LILAC this month

Miriam's  Margolye's memoir - goodreads
Sandi muses on the bus - goodreads
Local poetry - Angele's website
LILAC gratefully acknowledges the invaluable financial support we receive from the Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians.

The A&A Trust  commemorates the support of Bette Armstrong and Bea Arthur for the lesbian community in Wellington. It is a registered charity that welcomes bequests and donations to enable it to assist lesbian communities in the Wellington region.

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