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Pride, Prejudice, and Copyright: How Books Reach Public Domain

9 Jun 2021

One might drop by a bookstore in search of timeless classics, and find… something dubious. "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"? "New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in Russia"? At first glance, such books are a crime against literature, morality and human taste, but slow down – everything is done within the limits of the law. All books that have become classics are in the public domain, which means they are open to new interpretations. But how do writings get this status? And what happens after? We will try to answer these questions in as much detail as possible, and will understand the public domain inside out.

Author's Point of View

I Stay Here

9 Jun 2021

The Library hosted a presentation of K. Tsybulski's book "I Stay Here" on June 8. The book was published in 2021 by the publishing house "Belarus" with the support of the Ministry of Information of the Republic of Belarus.

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On Slavery, Struggle and Love: 9 Books by African American Authors you Might Have Missed

8 Jun 2021

Books by American authors have long and firmly settled in the readers' wishlists of many of us, but here is something that could have escaped your attention. African American literature is a very specific phenomenon. Hundreds of years of slavery and segregation, inequality and struggle for rights have left their mark on books, and the love of folklore and elements of African mythology have created a unique flavour, noticeable even in science fiction. Today, on the birthday of the first famous African American poetess Phyllis Wheatley, we will recall the writers for whom her work opened the way to literature.

Author's Point of View

Stories are Written with Ex-libris

7 Jun 2021

On the eve of the International Day of Museums, the Library opened the exhibition "Stories are Written  with Ex-libris". It is the result of an artisitc experiment by pupils, who had the opportunity to become real museum curators and designers.

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Traveling Mood

7 Jun 2021

We invite you to the "Traveling Mood" exhibition in the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Department Reading Room (room 164) from June 7 to August 27.

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The Earth: One Planet for All

2 Jun 2021

A thematic exhibition "Earth: One Planet for All" dedicated to World Environment Day is on show in the Official Document Service Department (room 207) from June 2 to July 13.

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