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The Countdown Begins: 100 Days Until the Victory Day

The Countdown Begins: 100 Days Until the Victory Day
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We suggest that you make this 100-day journey along with the National Library of Belarus from January 30 to May 9 and daily get acquainted with the news and events of the winter-spring of 1945.

Farther away from us are those 1,418 days of the war. Already much has been forgotten and much has become known. But our surprise remains unchanged by the courage of ordinary people who defended their right to life with a rifle or in the enterprises on the home front. Yellowed newspapers are informational witnesses of those days. We wanted to erase the gold dust from those events and to see ordinary people with their worries, labors and dreams by choosing specific newspaper news.

The Red Army had been fighting far beyond the borders of the BSSR during this period and had been moving steadily towards Berlin, towards the end of the heavy war. On the one hand, it was easier to fight: family homes are already out of danger. But on the other hand, everything around was unfamiliar and alien, the danger could be scorched from any window, turn of the road, forest thicket, whether in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary or Germany, where there were fights at that time. The German Army knew how to fight, and, like a mortally wounded beast, snarled mercilessly. But our army was not waiting for mercy. We learned how to win. Although the main victory was yet ahead.

Here, on the territory of Belarus, the piercing sounds of war were not heard for several months already. The restoration of the activities of enterprises and institutions was in full blast.

We tried to show the large and small events that took place at that time at the front and at our home: the fighting, the restoration of industry, agriculture, and, of course, cultural life, including work of the libraries network by publishing news from newspapers stored in the fund of the National Library of Belarus. We admire (without exaggeration) the heroism of the people of that time who happened to fight a very strong enemy and defeat him and who had to rebuild their pre-war peaceful life anew (in the literal sense).

We are waiting for you on the NLB portal and Belarus in the Information Space website!

Corporate Interaction Department


Great Talent, Great Work, Big Heart

18 Jan 2021

From January 18 to April 29, a book and illustrative exhibition show is taking place in the ring corridor of the 2nd floor. The exhibition is dedicated to the winners of the prize For Spiritual Revival, a special prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus to people of culture and art, as well as a special prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus Belarusian Sports Olympus for 2020.

Book exhibitions

Selfie at the Book Museum

15 Jan 2021

To draw attention to museums and their exhibits, Museum Selfie Day is held in January in different countries of the world. That is why bibliographers of the National Library of Belarus took selfies against the background of their favourite book monuments in the Book Museum.

National Library of Belarus News

Window to the past: access to the electronic information resource "Formation and Development of Libraries in Belarus: Archive Documents"

15 Jan 2021

How did the formation of Belarusian libraries take place in the first half of the 20th century? Who could become a librarian? What is a magic lantern? Why is the first director of the Belarusian State Library I.B. Simanovsky proposed to reduce the area allotted for his apartment? Why were the library employees released from work for up to 3 days? The answer to these and many other questions can be found in the new resource of the National Library of Belarus.

Library Online

Tandem of inspiration

15 Jan 2021

The book-illustrative exhibition "Tandem of Inspiration" is on show in the Fine Arts Reading Room (room 306) from January 15 to February 22. The exhibition dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Belarusian artists Georgy Poplavsky (1931-2017) and Natalia Nikolaevna Poplavskaya (1931).

Book exhibitions