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VRR Local Lore Resources for the Teachers of the Minsk Region

VRR Local Lore Resources for the Teachers of the Minsk Region
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The Virtual Reading Room of the National Library presented the resources for teachers of the Minsk region at the online seminar “Year of Native Land. Experience and Prospects for the Development of Local Lore Studying in Educational Institutions” on May 19. The presentation was organized by the Minsk Regional Institute for the Development of Education.

The seminar gathered more than 90 participants: representatives of government, teachers of general secondary, specialized secondary, additional education of children and youth from 23 regions of the capital region.

Ms Marina Rudakovskaya, Head of the Corporate Relations Department, presented for them the local lore content of the VRR: electronic resources created by the country's libraries, National Library generation databases and virtual projects, including a new project dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War – "100 days to the Great Victory. Through the Pages the 1945 Belarusian Newspapers".

During the online presentation and subsequent communication, the seminar participants praised the initiative of the National Library to create a single point of remote access to the best local history electronic resources in our Virtual Reading Room.

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How Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck Became the First Book Merch

11 Jun 2021

You often want to boast about your new hobby to the whole world to know. Got hooked on a book? Buy bookmarks with quotes Discovered a new fancy music band? Hurry up, you need a T-shirt with their logo! Impressed by a new film? Well, you get the train of thought. No matter what we admire, there is a suitable merch somewhere in the world – clothes, accessories and other branded items. It is believed that the era of merch began with Disney's Snow White and the release of the main character, gnomes and kind animal friends toys. But few people know that the first real merchandise was... bookish. Just a moment, ladies and gentlemen, today we'll take a look at how Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter became pioneers in this difficult endeavour and what came of it.

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