LILAC newsflash 
Kia ora
Welcome to a special LILAC newsflash: LILAC is reopening - under Level 2 rules. LILAC's tattoo exhibition is still on display until October, and we're celebrating Wellington lesbian history with a number of events in October.

LILAC reopening on Wednesday 15 September

LILAC Library is reopening next Wednesday, and will be open at our regular hours:

  • Wednesdays 5.30-7.30pm
  • Thursdays    11am-2pm
  • Saturdays     11am-2pm

We will be operating under Delta Level 2 rules just like public libraries: 

  • scan in or sign in
  • wear your facemask
  • stay 2 metres apart
  • hand sanitiser is available

Visit and view the Tattoos Exhibition during September.

We cannot hold events until we return to Level 1, so no Tuesdays at the LILAC Lounge.

Lesbian History Month events

We are organising a number of events celebrating lesbian history in October. These include:

  • Wed   6 October - Map of Wellington's lesbian history
  • Wed 13 October - Circle magazine and early lesbian activism
  • Wed 20 October - relaunch of LILAC's much loved book club
  • Wed 27 October - lesbian sports ... remember the Amazons! - contributors welcome

More info coming in the next newsletter.

LILAC Book Group relaunch 

The Book Group will be relaunching on Wednesday 20 October at 6pm ... level 1 permitting.
Guest author Angele Toomey speaking about and reading from her new book "Harbour". It is inspired by her daily commute from Upper Hutt.

New books to watch out for ....
Biography of the English poet
Observations of modern life
Kiwi zine - poetry, art and prose
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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  • Online banking payments should be made to LILAC 030502 0030496 00 Please email to confirm your details and alert us to your payment
  • Cash payments may be made at LILAC, Level 2, 187 Willis Street during our opening hours. Please bring correct amount of cash