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Say Yes! to Smartphones in Museum Classes

Say Yes! to Smartphones in Museum Classes
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An interactive quiz was organized in the Book Museum for schoolchildren of the 7th “A” class of Svisloch secondary school named after A.G. Chervyakov. They answered questions with their smartphones.

It's no secret that a smartphone today is an important part of the life of a modern person. On the one hand, the goal of museums is to “pull” children out of smartphones and “immerse” them in real cultural space. On the other hand, the proper use of technology can make museums and museum activities more attractive.

Three teams competed for the title of book experts. Everyone participated with interest and due to this activity repeated the information received during the lesson about the library and the history of the Belarusian book. Technology only reinforced the impression of a visit to the library and museum of the book.

Museum classes were organized as part of the “On a Visit to the Books" project.

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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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