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Learning Skaryna by Way of Creativity

Learning Skaryna by Way of Creativity
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A class devoted to Belarusian first printer Francysk Skaryna was held at the Book Museum, on October 31. The lesson was focused on a book of history for children and youth that will be published as part of the National Library’s project “On a Visit to Books.”

By way of creative tasks, the attendees learned more about Skaryna, who was not only a printing pioneer, but also a publisher, book designer, engraving artist, entrepreneur, PR-manager, bibliographer, philologist, translator, writer, poet, theologian, philosopher, lawyer, botanist, doctor, gardener, traveler, humanist, enlightener, patriot, innovator... Skaryna was a versatile talent who studied and worked a lot and had a diverse life. The schoolchildren completed a task designed to show his many professions and reveal discrepancies.

Francysk Skaryna translated into Belarusian and printed the books of the Bible, and also wrote prefaces and afterwords for each publication. The attendees read quotes from Skaryna’s works about the importance of reading the Bible, as well as the love of learning, the mother tongue and homeland. The schoolchildren made posters with their favorite quotations.

At class, the learners tested materials to be included to the book: information about the history of book publishing and creative tasks.

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Professional Travel to Libraries of Netherlands

14 Nov 2019

The specialists of the National Library of Belarus, Svetlana Pugacheva, Natalia Zelenevskaya and Nelly Kovalevskaya, and the representatives of the United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Yuri Getsevich and  Svetlana Getsevich, visited the leading libraries of the Netherlands. The professional travel (November 3–9) was supported by Mobility Scheme for Targeted People-to-People-Contacts (MOST).

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Secrets of the Parisian Stage

14 Nov 2019

“Secrets of the Paris Stage,” a book-illustrative exhibition dedicated to the 155th birthday of the outstanding French painter and graphic artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901), runs in the fine arts room number 306, from November 14 to December 10.

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