This weekend, 12 January at 12.00 and 13 January at 14.00, Swedish artist Janeric Johansson will be in Riga and will offer two guided excursions at his exhibition Paintings for Latvia. The exhibition can be viewed at the Conference Centre (level -1) of the National Library of Latvia. Language: English. Free entrance.
The National Library of Latvia (NLL) is closed to visitors on public holidays, on the second Monday of each month (Maintenance day) and during diplomatic events. Summer opening hours apply from 1 July until 31 August.
11.00 on Tuesday 18 December will see the launch of Latvia's National Encyclopaedia's electronic site www.enciklopedija.lv – a high-quality general-knowledge and information online resource in the Latvian language, accessible free of charge – at Bebrene Manor in Bebrene Parish.
An exhibition Epizodes. No svētdienas līdz sestdienai 1918. gadā (Episodes. From Sunday to Saturday in 1918) has opened at the National Library of Latvia (NLL). It presents a new approach – by section – to telling a story at the library, because the exhibition is located, by theme, across eight levels: 1, M, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Entry is free.
The Tiks aizliegts. Baltijas grāmata 1918–1940 (To Be Banned. Baltic Books 1918-1940) travelling exhibition is open in the exhibition hall of the National Library of Latvia (Level 1). It will be open until 24 March 2019. Entrance is free.
The United States Embassy in Latvia is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition titled "Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S. – Baltic Relations". The exhibition will be displayed at the National Library of Latvia's atrium (Level 1) and will be open to the public until November 24, 2018.
On November 6, 2018 at 18.00 a performance of Olivier Messiaen's vocal cycle for soprano and piano Harawi – Song of Love and Death will take place at the National Library of Latvia top floor hall (level 11). The refined and rarely performed gem of vocal chamber music will be interpreted by Marie Elisabeth Seager (mezzo-soprano, France) and Toms Ostrovskis (piano, Latvia). Free entrance.
15.00 on 25 October sees the opening of the National Library of Latvia (NLL) permanent exhibition of valuable items in The Rare Book and Manuscript collection – Cimelia's Six-century Testimony in the NLL Rare Book and Manuscript Collection. The exhibition is in Room 534 (Level 5) and entrance is free.
On Thursday, October 18, at 18.00 cultural anthropologist Carna Brkovic will give a public talk "Informality, Clientelism, Patronage, Favours: Anthropological Theories on Getting Things Done". The event will take place at the Conference Centre (Level -1), National Library of Latvia.