MainEventsEventsThe New Year’s Serpentine
Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities
The 120th Anniversary of Mikhas Lynkov

The New Year’s Serpentine

The New Year’s Serpentine
Other events
December 3 – January 15

A holiday exhibition “The New Year’s Serpentine” runs in the circular corridor (2nd floor), from December 3 to January 15.

Christmas and the New Year are very particular holidays, the time of miracles and fairytales. The winter holidays are full of wonders and joy, fun and presents, cozy evenings with the family and friends. On the New Year’s Eve they sum up and see off the outgoing year with all its joys and sorrows. In different countries, Christmas and the New Year’s night are considered magical.

The exhibition will introduce you to the history and traditions of celebrating Christmas and the New Year. You will learn how to decorate your apartment, prepare original gifts to your friends and family, make your own masks, souvenirs and Christmas decorations. Advice of professional decorators and scenario writers will help you to lay the table and organize an unforgettable holiday, full of fun and surprises.

Publications about the celebration of the New Year and Christmas in Belarus are the centerpiece of the exposition. Here you will find the books introducing readers to the cycle of winter holidays and revealing the meaning and symbolism of ritual food, clothing and attributes, mythological and sacred-magical content of rites and divination. Holiday scenarios, based on folk games, fairytales, poetry and dances are on display as well.

The exhibition also presents books about Christmas and the New Year celebrations in Russia, France, Germany, Canada and other countries, as well as children’s books.

The opening hours of the exhibition correspond to the library’s opening hours.
Admission is by library card or by ticket of the library's social and cultural center. Information and tickets may be obtained at the registration desk.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 28 86.

Gallery and Exhibition Activity Department


Commenting is available only to registered users

Upload files and imagesDrag files here to upload
Drag files here
No entries have been found.
Send Cancel
Spam bot protection (CAPTCHA)
Load image

Pride of Belarusian Science


An exhibition dedicated to the Day of Belarusian Science is on show in the Scientific Reading Room (room 206).

Maladnyakoskіmі Krokamі in the Book Museum


On January 16, in the framework of the republican project On the Waves of Time throughout Life and the Maladnyak Literary Association Day, the Book Museum invites at 16 o’clock to the opening of the exhibition Maladnyakoskіmі Krokamі.

The World Trade Organization: Economics, Politics, Law


From January 10 to February 24, the thematic book exhibition World Trade Organization: Economics, Politics, Law, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the World Trade Organization, was opened in the Official Documents Service Department of the National Library of Belarus (2nd floor, room 207).

Happy New Year 2020!


The New Year’s event for the staff of the National Library took place on December 30.

The 120th Anniversary of Mikhas Lynkov


An exhibition timed to the 120th anniversary of people’s writer of Belarus Mikhas Lynkov (1899–1975) runs in the Belarusian literature reading room (205), from 29 November to 19 December.