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From a letter to a word. From the word to language

From a letter to a word. From the word to language
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February 20 – March 26
10 a.m – 9 p.m.
Ringed gallery (third floor)

Since February 20, the National Library has launched the exhibition "From a letter to a word. From the word to language", dedicated to the International Mother Language Day (February 21).

Mother Language Day is special for every nation, every nation, because there is no nation without a language, just as there is no language without its native speaker. Belarusians can be proud of this heritage. They did not lose their native language and were able to convey to us the opportunity to enjoy it.

The native word is a mirror of the culture of the people, its spiritual appearance. Language is our heritage, which we receive from our parents and must pass on to the next generations. Anyone who has ever heard the Belarusian language will not forget its softness and euphony, smoothness and melodiousness, modest beauty and originality.

At the exhibition, visitors will have a great opportunity to remember the colorful words of their native Belarusian language, which were first collected together as part of the National Library's educational project in social networks. It is known by the hashtag #хвілінка_беларускай_мовы@nlb_by. And you can reinforce the figurative idea of them thanks to the works in the names of which these words occur. Books are displayed in alphabetical order.

Among the exhibits of the exhibition are book editions from the collections of the National Library from the 1920s to the present. These are the works of classics of Belarusian literature by Frantishk Bogushevich, Yanka Kupala, Yakub Kolas, Kuzma Chorny, Ivan Melezh, Ivan Naumenko and others; books for children by Vladimir Lipsky, Vladimir Pavlov, Sergei Grashovskyа, Anatoly Velyugin and others; translations into Belarusian of foreign classics–works by Maxim Gorky, Jane Austen, Astrid Lindgren.

The book exhibition helps the audience to satisfy their soul with the beauty and euphony of the Belarusian language, to feel in their hearts how the language inspired authors to create bright works of different genres, and also to remember some of them.

The exhibition runs until March 26, 2023 in the ring gallery on the 3rd floor.
The completion date can be changed.

The opening hours of the exhibition corresponds to the library’s opening hours.
Entrance to the exhibition is available by the library ticket or ticket of the library's social and cultural center.

The books presented in the exhibition can be ordered through the electronic catalog of the National Library of Belarus.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 29 80.

The article is provided by the Gallery and Exhibition Activity Department.


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