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"Boo!": A Guide to Haunted Houses in Literature

30 Oct 2020

What could be more attractive and at the same time intimidating to the reader than haunted houses? For more than a hundred years, we have witnessed many sad stories where the main characters make the deal of the century and buy a house in which they themselves are unexpected guests. The dream turns into a nightmare, and the home walls no longer seem safe. Here's a guide to the most mystically dangerous real estate in literature!

Author's Point of View

October 30 – 115 years since the birth of Andrey Bembel (1905-1986), the People's Artist of Belarus and the outstanding sculptor

30 Oct 2020

The artist's name is well known not only to connoisseurs of Belarusian art of the 20th century, but also to numerous guests of our country. Indeed, among the most famous tourist sites are the memorial complex “Brest Hero Fortress, Mound of Glory, Victory Monument in Minsk and much more, and Andrey Bembel is the author and co-author of the monuments.

Through the Pages of the Belarusian Calendar

Preservation of documents as a guarantee of high-quality satisfaction of readers' requests

29 Oct 2020

In the context of a lack of funding, a lack of space for the placement of funds, a decrease in the copy number of purchased documents, a deterioration in the quality of paper and consumer characteristics of publishing products, the threat of a decrease in the quantitative and qualitative composition of library funds increases. A significant part of the documents can be lost without active work to ensure the safety of library collections.

National Library of Belarus News

Francysk Skaryna Studies in France

23 Oct 2020

A virtual scientific round table dedicated to bibliological research in France took place on October 23. The leading expert of the event will be Olga Shutova, PhD in History, Head of the Laboratory of Francysk Skaryna Studies and Valorization of Research on the History of Culture of Belarus (Paris, France).

National Library of Belarus News

Magic for dummies: what fairy tales they adapt and what to read to tell them

22 Oct 2020

Since then, as a person learned to put sounds into words, and words into sentences, the world around him began to rapidly grow into fairy tales. Magic stories explained everything that frightened by its unknown, the change of seasons, birth, death, the color of the plumage of birds and the appearance of fire. What about them now? They suffered the fate of unbridled adaptation. Old fairy tales are rewritten over and over again in a new way, their motives are woven into other stories. How is this done, and most importantly, why? Let's take a look at the history of the adaptation of the fairytale classics.

Author's Point of View

The exhibition "Suguchcha"

22 Oct 2020

The exhibition "Suguchcha" opened on the 3rd floor of the circular corridor on October 22. The exhibition is organized by the National Library of Belarus in cooperation with the "Zvyazda" publishing house.

Book exhibitions

Skaryna Studies in France

21 Oct 2020

A virtual scientific round table dedicated to bibliological research in France will take place on October 23. The leading expert of the event will be Olga Shutova, PhD in History, Head of the Laboratory of Fracysk Skaryna Studies and Valorization of Research on the History of Culture of Belarus (Paris, France).

National Library of Belarus News

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Events

Jason Art-Book

25 Jan 2022

A grand opening of the exhibition, presentation of the work of modern fine and book art, the art book Jason will take place in the Book Museum on January 25 at 4 p.m.

Ancient Cities of Belarus

24 Jan 2022

The thematic exhibition "The Ancient Cities of Belarus", timed to coincide with the Year of Remembrance, is on show from 24 January in the 3rd-floor circular gallery.