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Hard Work Multiplied by Talent

15 Dec 2021

December 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth (1921‒1986) of literary critic, critic and publicist, Doctor of Philological Sciences Sciapan Alieksandrovich. For forty years, he worked in the field of Belarusian culture and gained wide and reliable recognition as one of its most diligent promoters, discoverer of little-known names in Belarusian literature, of forgotten facts and pages of its history.

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Outstanding Composer and Musician

8 Oct 2021

Mikhail (Mikhail Xaverius Sigizmund) Jelski, a violinist-performer, composer, and musical publicist of the 19th century, representative of the Late Romantic movement in European music made a significant contribution to the development of musical art in Belarus. His 190th anniversary will be celebrated in 2021.

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One of the Submarine Inventors

29 Sep 2021

This year marks the 230th anniversary of the birth of Kazimir Charnouski (1791–1847), who designed various types of submarine ships and proposed many original ideas that were later used to create the submarine fleet. For many years, his name remained unknown to researchers of the history of shipbuilding: the works of a talented inventor from Belarus were hidden in secret archival collections.

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Patron and Educator

8 Jul 2021

July 8 marks the 160th anniversary of the birth of Maria Magdalena Radziwill (1861–1945), an activist of the Belarusian cultural movement, an educator, a philanthropist who supported the opening of educational institutions, hospitals, churches, orphanages, publication of books and newspapers in the Belarusian language.

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Founder of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Belarus

21 Jun 2021

June 21 marks the 280th anniversary of the birth of the famous French scientist-encyclopaedist, doctor of medicine, professor Jean Emmanuel Gilibert (1741-1814), who is rightfully considered the founder of pharmaceutical sciences in Belarus. He created and for several years headed the first higher medical institution in the territory of modern Belarus – the Hrodna Medical Academy.

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Events

Belarus. 1941-1945: Feat. Tragedy. Memory

2 Jul 2022

The Belarussian literature reading room (room 205) is running a book exhibition “Belarus. 19421-1945: Feat. Tragedy. Memory” dedicated to the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus from July 2 to September 4.

The Route of Courage and Fame

30 Jun 2022

The library has arranged a book-documentary exhibition “The route of brevity and fame,” dedicated to the Victory Day which our country celebrates on May 9. This event receives specific significance on celebration of the Year of Historical Memory and on 100th anniversary of the National Library of Belarus.

A Mysterious Light

30 Jun 2022

The Gallery “Rakurs” (second floor) opened a photo exhibition of Vasyl Belyakou “A Mysterious Light”.