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By Force of Habit: Edges of Addiction

By Force of Habit: Edges of Addiction
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July 5 – August 25
10:00 – 20:00
room 106

A thematic exhibition "By Force of Habit: Edges of Addiction" is on show in the Periodicals Reading Room (room 106) from July 5 to August 25.

Self-realization depends not only on the person's lifestyle, everyday behaviour, the ability to reasonably manage health opportunities, but also on habits. However, many of the habits that a person acquires during his or her school years and can not quit, seriously harm his or her health. These primarily include smoking, alcohol and drug abuse. The publications presented at the exhibition from the magazines "Belaruskaja Dumka", "Healthcare", "Minsk School Today", the newspaper "Medical Bulletin" and others will tell the visitors of the Library about the detrimental effect of such addictions on human health.

Undoubtedly, smoking, alcohol and drug abuse are bad habits that bring a lot of troubles and hardships. However, there are other, no less dangerous and common habits that negatively affect the functioning of the body. Articles from the "Health", "Women's Health", and "Women’s Journal" touch on the problems of food addiction.

Sometimes we do not even suspect that our addictions and everyday actions are the paths to self-destruction. Procrastination, depression, fear of change become a source of unnecessary worries. Publications in the periodicals "Planet", "Psychology and Me", "Dialogue" will acquaint readers with common bad habits in the psychological aspect.

Modern computer technologies with their endless communicative, informational, entertainment possibilities, on the one hand, are a powerful means of human intellectual development; on the other hand, it's a means of destroying the personality, replacing the world of real relationships and actions with computer models, blocking independence and freedom of choice, forming an addiction to games. The problems of computer and Internet addiction are widely covered by the journals "Healthy Lifestyle", "Questions of Psychology", "Psychologies", etc.

In total, the exhibition features about 40 periodicals.


The opening hours of the exhibition correspond to the library’s opening hours.
Admission is by the library card or by the Social and Cultural Centre ticket.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 25 87.

Special Collections Service Department.


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