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"Belarusian Nightingale": a new virtual exposition dedicated to the 135th anniversary of the birth of Zmitrok Byadulya

7 May 2021

We present a new section of the virtual project "On the Waves of Time throughout Life", implemented by the National Library of Belarus, the State Museum of the History of Belarusian Literature, the Belarusian State Archive-Museum of Literature and Art and the magazine "Maladost" dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the formation of the literary association "Maladnyak".

To the 100th Anniversary of “Maladnyak

The Great Patriotic War in Fiction

6 May 2021

On May 9, our country celebrates a landmark holiday – Victory Day. A book exhibition "The Great Patriotic War in Fiction", organized together with the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus is timed to this event.

Book exhibitions

How to Survive: Pandemic Advice from Writers of the Past

5 May 2021

It doesn't get easier in time. Uncertainty and anxiety have become our constant companions, and no matter how much time passes, it only becomes more difficult to cope with them: after all, anxiety has an easy cumulative effect. So what do we do? Let's resort to someone else's experience. Surely, you are already tired of all these modern recommendations for dealing with pandemic stress in the style of "sing more often". What can people who have been in it for hardly a year know about real life in a pandemic? Amateurs! Today we'll turn to the experience of isolation in fiction and the lives of writers themselves – they would certainly know a lot about how to stay at home and not go crazy (or at least try).

Author's Point of View

A very brief history of the beatniks

5 May 2021

60 years ago, at a poetry evening at the Town Hall Theater in Berkeley, a poem was read from the stage that changed American literature, and then the whole world – "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg. But is there really a need for a reason to write about this very important period in literature? The Beat period not only made modern poetry the way we see it, but even influenced music. Today we take a look at the history of the beat generation – in dates, numbers, faces and the most important aspects. Briefly and to the point.

Author's Point of View

An Incredible Story of Book... Stealing

30 Apr 2021

Reading has never been a cheap hobby. Just think how much you've spent in your entire life on your home library, a part of which you have never even read! Prices keep going up; the wallet becomes empty at the sheer sight of price tags in a bookstore. So what's to be done? Should you just sneak the coveted book on the sly, while no one sees? It's time to get on the slippery slope of crime… and immediately get off it, because stealing a book is immoral and reprehensible. Without a long introduction, let's finally talk about book stealing.

Author's Point of View

On the Tablets of Poetry and Prose

30 Apr 2021

To mark the 90th anniversary of Aleh Lojka, Belarusian writer, poet and literary critic an exhibition "On the Tablets of Poetry and Prose" has been displayed in the Belarusian Literature Reading Room (205) from April 30 to July 14.

Book exhibitions

Images of Ancient Belarus in the National Library

29 Apr 2021

The art exhibition “Ancient Belarus” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Mikola Jermalovich, Belarusian historian opened in the “Mobile” Gallery (3rd floor) as part of the Year of National Unity on April 28. The organizers of the exhibition are the National Library of Belarus and the Belarusian Union of Artists.

Art exhibitions

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The Great Patriotic War in Fiction

6 May 2021

On May 9, our country celebrates a landmark holiday – Victory Day. A book exhibition "The Great Patriotic War in Fiction", organized together with the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus is timed to this event.

No Statute of Limitations

3 May 2021

We invite you to the exhibition "No Statute of Limitations" in the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Department (164) from May 3 to May 28.

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