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Kaliada is Here, Let's Sing!

Kaliada is Here, Let's Sing!
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The honoured collective of the Republic of Belarus, the State Folk Music Ensemble "Sviata" performed a Kaliada program for the staff of the National Library on January 14.

The tradition of Kaliada dates back over a thousand years. From the old times, our ancestors sang to praise Kaliada – an old Slavic god of the sun. Now Kaliada songs are sung to commemorate the birth of Christ for the "old" New Year.

The atmospheric holiday performances of the talented artists of the professional folklore ensemble made everyone smile. Joyful celebratory songs, energetic dances put the audience in a good mood and brought back to life old folk traditions.

"We wish happiness and health in the Year of the Ox and the Cow!" – Mr Viachaslaw Statkevich, Art Director of the collective and the winner of the Francysk Skaryna medal, cheerfully wished employees of the National Library at the end of the concert.

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Window to the past: access to the electronic information resource "Formation and Development of Libraries in Belarus: Archive Documents"

15 Jan 2021

How did the formation of Belarusian libraries take place in the first half of the 20th century? Who could become a librarian? What is a magic lantern? Why is the first director of the Belarusian State Library I.B. Simanovsky proposed to reduce the area allotted for his apartment? Why were the library employees released from work for up to 3 days? The answer to these and many other questions can be found in the new resource of the National Library of Belarus.

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Tandem of inspiration

15 Jan 2021

The book-illustrative exhibition "Tandem of Inspiration" is on show in the Fine Arts Reading Room (room 306) from January 15 to February 22. The exhibition dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Belarusian artists Georgy Poplavsky (1931-2017) and Natalia Nikolaevna Poplavskaya (1931).

Book exhibitions

Book Museum, Children's Room and more: Unusual Services of the National Library

13 Jan 2021

The National Library is rightly called the keeper of knowledge. The capital's landmark will leave no one indifferent: an unusual shape of the building, a welcoming and cordial team and an impressive collection of documents attract its visitors. It seems, you can stay here all day: head off on an adventure together with the main characters of the books, enjoy art and even to indulge

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In memory of the “pyasnyar” of Belarus

12 Jan 2021

January 12 marks the 80th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mulyavin – musician, composer, founder of VIA Pesnyary. For the anniversary of the artist, an exhibition “In memory of the songwriter of Belarus” has been prepared, which is open in the Music and Audiovisual Documents Reading Room (room 305) until January 31.

Book exhibitions