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02/09/2016 Slavic book holiday
null The 3rd Slavic book holiday will take place in Minsk on September 15–17.
26/01/2016 Information for cataloguists!
null The first edition of the international classification system Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) in the Belarusian language appears in print.
03/03/2015 Pushkin’s son Alexander used to serve here
null Novogrudok, alongside neighbouring Nesvizh and Mir, though modest in size has made a significant contribution to the culture and history not only of Belarus, but of neighbouring Lithuania, Poland and, even, Russia. Founded by Grand Duke Yaroslav the Wise, the city celebrated its 970th anniversary recently, but how do modern residents live?
13/02/2015 For those who are really keen on reading and books
Editions submitted for the National Book of Art Contest Around 12,000 editions published in Belarus last year.
01/11/2014 JK Rowling reveals the secrets of Dolores Umbridge
null Rowling tells how Harry Potter’s least favourite teacher was based on a former teacher of her own, whom the author ‘disliked intensely on sight’
03/09/2014 Samuel Johnson Prize 2014 longlist announced
null The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction has revealed the 15 books on its longlist.
08/08/2014 Lincoln's handwriting found on book about race
null For years, librarians at a small central Illinois library gossiped that a tattered book lying on one of its shelves justifying racism may have been in the hands of none other than Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator.
28/07/2014 Crowds dressed as Sherlock Holmes stage world record bid
null To mark Benedict Cumberbatch's birthday, more than 100 people have attempted to set a world record for the number of people dressed as Sherlock Holmes in one room.
17/07/2014 Burns song “written on office stationery” saved
null A hand-written draft of one of Robert Burns’ most famous songs – which he jotted down on the “office stationery” – has been saved for the nation after being bought at auction.
25/06/2014 Library will lend drones to students
null University of South Florida will have drones for school-related projects.
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