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Fate Foretold by Heaven

22 Jul 2021

An exhibition "Fate Foretold by Heaven" dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Belarusian composer and teacher Hanna Kazlova is on show in the Music and Audiovisual Documents Reading Room (room 305) from July 22 to September 22.

Book exhibitions

Discoverer and Chronicler of Hoary Antiquity

21 Jul 2021

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Belarusian historian and writer Vitaut Charopka an exhibition “Discoverer and Chronicler of the Hoary Antiquity” is on show in the Belarusian Literature Reading Room from July 21 to August 31 (room 205).

Book exhibitions

The Memory of Roads

16 Jul 2021

An anniversary exhibition "The Memory of Roads" timed to coincide with the 110th anniversary of the birth of the poet and translator Anatol Astrejka (1911-1978) is on show in the Belarusian Literature Reading Room (room 205) from July 16 to September 19.

Book exhibitions

What did Ciotka Hide from Us: Exclusively for the Writer's Anniversary

16 Jul 2021

July 15 marks the 145th anniversary of the birth of Alaiza Pashkievich (Ciotka), a famous Belarusian writer, author of poetry, prose and publicistic writing, the founder of children's didactic literature in Belarus, as well as a public figure who made a significant contribution to the development and popularization of the Belarusian culture, language, and understanding national identity. Many of her words still touch the heart and remain relevant today, and her works are immortal classics.

Author's Point of View

Educator from the Family of Usiaslau

16 Jul 2021

We invite you to the exhibition "The Educator from the Family of Usiaslau", timed to coincide with the 920th anniversary of the birth of the Belarusian educator Euphrosyne of Polack and the 860th anniversary of the creation of the Cross of Saint Euphrosyne from July 16 to August 31.

Book exhibitions

How Nosferatu Stole Everything from Dracula and Became a Perfect Example of Plagiarism

15 Jul 2021

Haven't you ever thought that the classic horror film "Nosferatu" looks too much like a classic novel about Dracula? Of course, you have. They are literally twin brothers! Stories of mysterious earls in dark castles and clerks who accidentally reveal their sinister secret. It seems obvious. Is "Nosferatu" an adaptation of Bram Stoker? It's not all as easy as it sounds. Today, we will figure out how Dracula changed his name and face and what came of it in general.

Author's Point of View

People Are Not For Sale!

14 Jul 2021

A thematic exhibition "People Are Not For Sale!" dedicated to World Anti-Trafficking Day is on show at the Official Documents Service Department (207) from July 14 to August 31.

Book exhibitions

"Forest Song" in the Çanakkale Province

12 Jul 2021

As part of the celebration of the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus and in memory of the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the information and visual project “Forest Song" was presented in the central city gallery "Mahal" with the support of Consulate General of the Republic of Belarus in Istanbul in the Çanakkale Province (Turkey) on July 9.

National Library of Belarus News

Gatsby and Steak: Why You Should Read Epigraphs

9 Jul 2021

The first lines in a book are always very important. They set the tone, catch the reader's attention, lead him or her by the hand into a wonderful world of literature. But few people remember that just before the beginning of the story, there is a small epigraph huddled in the corner of the page, waiting for you to finally pay attention. And you are scrolling, scrolling... That's a pity. Today we will figure out what's good about epigraphs and why you'd better not ignore them.

Author's Point of View

Patron and Educator

8 Jul 2021

July 8 marks the 160th anniversary of the birth of Maria Magdalena Radziwill (1861–1945), an activist of the Belarusian cultural movement, an educator, a philanthropist who supported the opening of educational institutions, hospitals, churches, orphanages, publication of books and newspapers in the Belarusian language.

Through the Pages of the Belarusian Calendar

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Сycle of Excursions "Famous Names of Motherland"

31 Jul 2021

The year of 2018 is declared the Year of the Native Land in the Republic of Belarus. For each person, the native land is the place where he was born and raised, where he realized first himself as a person. To Remember his origins, preserve traditions and multiply cultural values, there is the duty of every citizen of our country.

"Virtual Tour" Project

31 Jul 2021

On the eve of the 2nd European Games, the “Virtual Tour” project was developed at the National Library of Belarus.