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To Stanisław Lem's 100th Anniversary (+ video)

To Stanisław Lem's 100th Anniversary (+ video)
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September 12 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Stanisław Lem, the world famous science fiction writer, satirist, futurologist, philosopher, and publicist. The National Library of Belarus has prepared a video interview with lemologist Viktar Jaznievich, in which he talks about the history of his unique collection, the most curious items and new editions devoted to Lem.

You can see the country's only fullest collection of Stanisław Lem's books at the "The Universe of Stanisław Lem" exhibition until December 31, 2021.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 29 80.

Gallery and Exhibition Department


Toaster-Criminal: the Most Uncommon Murder Weapons in Literature

21 Oct 2021

Every crime story enthusiast knows: the key to solving a murder is the murder weapon. Brave detectives are the first to rush out to find it. Carving knives, hunting rifles, all sorts of ropes and arsenic are familiar and common ways of killing a literary hero. But the authors' imagination is limitless and unpredictable! So, watch your heads and your backs: 11 of the most unconventional instruments of crime await you.

Author's Point of View

The First Belarusian

20 Oct 2021

An exhibition "The First Belarusian" dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Belarusian State University is on show on the third floor of the circular corridor of the Library from October 20.

Book exhibitions

Rebel, Provoker, Genius

20 Oct 2021

A book and illustration exhibition "Rebel, Provoker, Genius" dedicated to the 140th anniversary of the birth of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) is on show in the Fine Arts Reading Room (room 306) from October 20 to November 30.

Book exhibitions