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The Great Patriotic War in Fiction

A solemn laying of flowers took place at the Mound of Glory

A solemn laying of flowers took place at the Mound of Glory
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A special tradition has developed in the National Library of Belarus: on the eve of Victory Day, to honor the memory of the victims, laying flowers on behalf of all employees at the Victory monuments, paying tribute to all generations of defenders of the Fatherland.

As part of the celebration of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Republic of Belarus from the Nazi invaders, on May 6, a delegation of the library headed by Director General Roman Motulsky took part in the ceremony of laying flowers at the memorial complex "Mound of Glory".


Victory Day was and remains a bright and significant holiday of our country. On the eve of this significant date, please accept my sincere wishes for good, peace, good health, happiness and family well-being. May the sky above our land always be peaceful!

For the Victory Day, the National Library of Belarus has prepared a book exhibition "The Great Patriotic War in Fiction" dedicated to the works of Belarusian war veterans.

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On Slavery, Struggle and Love: 9 Books by African American Authors you Might Have Missed

8 Jun 2021

Books by American authors have long and firmly settled in the readers' wishlists of many of us, but here is something that could have escaped your attention. African American literature is a very specific phenomenon. Hundreds of years of slavery and segregation, inequality and struggle for rights have left their mark on books, and the love of folklore and elements of African mythology have created a unique flavour, noticeable even in science fiction. Today, on the birthday of the first famous African American poetess Phyllis Wheatley, we will recall the writers for whom her work opened the way to literature.

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Pride, Prejudice, and Copyright: How Books Reach Public Domain

9 Jun 2021

One might drop by a bookstore in search of timeless classics, and find… something dubious. "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"? "New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in Russia"? At first glance, such books are a crime against literature, morality and human taste, but slow down – everything is done within the limits of the law. All books that have become classics are in the public domain, which means they are open to new interpretations. But how do writings get this status? And what happens after? We will try to answer these questions in as much detail as possible, and will understand the public domain inside out.

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I Stay Here

9 Jun 2021

The Library hosted a presentation of K. Tsybulski's book "I Stay Here" on June 8. The book was published in 2021 by the publishing house "Belarus" with the support of the Ministry of Information of the Republic of Belarus.

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