On 3 April at 17.00 the National Library of Latvia (NLL) (atrium, level 4) will open the exhibition "Rakstot kokā" ("Engraving Wood"). It introduces viewers to an ancient printing method – xylography, and shows woodcuts and wood engravings from representatives of the national schools of Latvia, Germany, the Netherlands, France, the Czech Republic and the USA, and their diverse artistic searches and styles. The most striking works from the NLL Konrāds Ubāns Art Reading Room Printing Collection will be on show at the exhibition. Free admission.
On 23 March at 19.00 the concert "Poetic Guitar Sounds" by Danish guitar player Mikkel Andersen will be held at the Danish Cultural Institute, National Library of Latvia (level 6). Free entrance.
The Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia and the National Library of Latvia (NLL) invites to participate the International Connference "Challanges for High Quality of Adult Education". The Conference will take place on 30 May, 2017 in NLL's Ziedonis Hall (Mūkusalas iela 3, Riga). The conference will bring together experts, practitioners, policy makers and researchers in the field of adult education. The conference is intended as a forum to share experience and knowledge across Europe.
On 23 March at 18.00, the lecture of Prof. Dr. Frank Kraushaar "Myths and Their Transformation in China from Ancient Times to Modern Media Culture" will be held at the National Library of Latvia, Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies Library (AsiaRes) Reading Room (level M). Free entrance.
On Monday, March 6, 16.00 the opening of the RISEBA University Faculty of Architecture and design (FAD) BA architecture graduate project exhibition "Re-creation" will be held at the National Library of Latvia (NLL) Exhibition Hall I (level 1). Together with the opening the projects catalogue "THE FAD BA Thesis Book. 2017" and the school's yearbook "THE FAD BOOK. The First Five Years of FAD. 2011 – 2016" will be presented.
On Wednesday, 22 Feburay, at 18.00 at the National Library of Latvia (Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies Library (AsiaRes) Reading Room, level M) the second part of the lecture series "Airu vēdas" (Rudder Strokes), which focuses on the transition from ending to beginning, will happen. Free entrance.
On 21 February at 18.00, an anthropological lecture "Transmitting Taste Across Generations and Borders: Kyoto Chefs and the Japanese Culinary Academy" will be held at the National Library of Latvia, Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies Library (AsiaRes) Reading Room (level M). Free entrance. Language: English.
National Library of Latvia invites you to participate in a series of origami workshops, which will be held at the library (level M) in the Baltic East-Asia Research Centre (AsiaRes) reading room.
Until 5 February we invite you to see an exhibition "For Women in Science", which is located in the 3rd level of the National Library of Latvia. Entrance – free of charge.
National Library of Latvia (NLL) is closed for public on the 2nd Monday of each month (Maintenance day) and on Latvian public holidays. Summer opening times apply from 1 July until 31 August.