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The work of the exhibition "From the books of Uladzimir Karatkevich" has been extended until the end of January!
January 16 ‒ 175th anniversary of M.V. Rytov

Great Talent, Great Work, Big Heart

Great Talent, Great Work, Big Heart
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From January 18 to April 29, a book and illustrative exhibition show is taking place in the ring corridor of the 2nd floor. The exhibition is dedicated to the winners of the prize For Spiritual Revival, a special prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus to people of culture and art, as well as a special prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus Belarusian Sports Olympus for 2020.

Books, catalogues, booklets, articles from periodicals, graphic documents and materials from the library collections are on show in the exhibitions. The exhibits are concerned with all the laureates of 2019 who glorify their native Belarus with their high spirituality and fruitful work.

On December 29, 2020, the head of state Alexander Lukashenko signed decrees No. 498 "On awarding the President of the Republic of Belarus" ("For Spiritual Revival"), No. 499 "On awarding a special President presentation of a special prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus "(" Belarusian Sports Olympus ").

The prize is awarded annually for outstanding works of literature and art, active ascetic activities in the humanitarian field, aimed at developing progressive artistic and moral traditions that contribute to the establishment of spiritual values.

The opening hours of the exhibition correspond to the Library opening hours.
Admission is by a library card or by the Social and Cultural Center ticket.

The books presented at the exhibition can be ordered through the e-catalogue of the National Library of Belarus.

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

Gallery and Exhibition Department


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