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Ecology: the Right to a Safe Life

17 May 2021

A thematic exhibition “Ecology: the Right to a Safe Life” dedicated to the World Environment Day (June 5) was opened in the Legal Information Reading Room (207b) from May 17 to July 25.

Book exhibitions

From radio to podcasts: a brief history of voiced literature

15 May 2021

Let's face it: reading is not the easiest hobby. It takes a lot of time, because not everyone manages to concentrate on a book in a subway car, sometimes immersion in the world of literature must take place in very special conditions, in silence and behind a closed door. Everyday life swallows us up, but we want to read so much! So audiobooks come to the rescue. So where did they come from and where does it all lead? Let's take a look at the history of this unusual literature format – audio.

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Literary Delights: 10 Books with Recipes

14 May 2021

On rainy spring days, you will certainly want to please yourself with something. A good way is to do your favourite hobby, chat with friends or … just eat. Surely, “delicious food” comes right after fiction on your list of favourite things, and when they are combined, it becomes a great way to cheer yourself up and inspire future achievements – maybe even culinary ones. Today we will remember ten excellent fiction books in which cooking plays an important role, and the recipes that are certainly worth a try. Prepare handkerchiefs: some of the descriptions will make your mouth water.

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The Red Book

13 May 2021

An exhibition "The Red Book" will be on show in the Book Museum since May 13. The main exhibit will be an art book by young Belarusian artists Marina Zhvirblia and Fiodar Shurmeleu.

Book exhibitions

"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).

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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.

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Events

Paliessie Photo Tour

14 May 2021

The opening of a photo exhibition "Birds of Paliessie" will take place in the "Panarama" Gallery (22nd floor) on May 19 at 5 p.m.

The Red Book

13 May 2021

An exhibition "The Red Book" will be on show in the Book Museum since May 13. The main exhibit will be an art book by young Belarusian artists Marina Zhvirblia and Fiodar Shurmeleu.

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.

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