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"It is interesting to read": the book "The Sea in a Suitcase, or the Fairy Tale Returns"

"It is interesting to read": the book "The Sea in a Suitcase, or the Fairy Tale Returns"
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On May 8, in the Children's Room at the “Interesting to read” lesson, children learned about the fascinating adventure of schoolgirl Maria Lapina, the main character of Nadya Yasminska's book “The Sea in a Suitcase, or the Tale Returns”.

The fascinating plot of the fairy tale aroused genuine interest among the children. Reincarnated as wizards, the young participants conducted their own investigation, having played an interesting game "The wizard put it in a suitcase ...", and then drew a lighthouse and sincerely made a wish.

At the exhibition presented in the children's room, the children saw other books by Nadzeiya Yasminska. The lesson turned out to be fun and informative.

Read also about other activities in the Children's Room and stay tuned for upcoming classes.

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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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