On 20 August at 17.00, everyone is invited to "People's Bookshelf" ("Tautas grāmatu plaukts") opening event at "Rīga 2014" culture and summer house "Esplanāde 2014", with the leading line "Special book at the special place".
Baltic Way Commemoration Days will be held on the 23-24 August from 12:00 till 20:00 at the Esplanade at ‘Riga 2014'. The public are invited to bring their stories and memorabilia from the Baltic Way to be digitised and added to the Europeana 1989 online archive of the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Europeana has launched a new project titled 'Europeana 1989'. People across Europe are invited to share their experiences, stories and memorabilia from the time of the fall of the Iron Curtain in a digital archive.
On the 22nd of May at the press conference the Minister of Culture Žaneta Jaunzeme-Grende, the Director of the National Library of Latvia Andris Vilks, the Chairperson of the Board of "National Association of Construction Companies" Māris Saukāns and the Chairperson of the Board of "The National Library of Latvia Foundation" Undīne Būde introduced the new building of the National Library of Latvia to the media representatives.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched a beta of its discovery portal and open platform. The portal delivers millions of materials found in American archives, libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions to students, teachers, scholars, and the public.
As part of the Europeana Newspapers project, which aims to aggregate and refine of newspaper content as part of the freely accessible online service Europeana, The European Library undertook a survey to identify and analyse all newspaper collections digitized by national, research and public libraries in Europe by 2012.
The exhibition of original work, "Marquise’s pencil: Women in Latvian printmaking (1970-1990)", can be viewed in the Small Exhibition hall at the National Library of Latvia (NLL, 5th Floor, 14 K. Barona Street). The exhibition features Lolitas Zikmane’s, Jeļenas Antimonova’s, and Neles Zirnīte’s prints.
This week the Ambassador of Italy to Latvia H.E. Giovanni Polizzi visited the National Library of Latvia building site together with his partner and several Embassy representatives. The National Library of Latvia (NLL) Director Andris Vilks and his colleagues, among them Andrea Laudanna, the Italian born technical Director of "Nacionālā Būvkompāniju apvienība" (the "National Association of Builders") escorted The Ambassador through the new Library building – the Castle of Light.
News has reached Latvia that architect Gunnar Birkerts has been nominated for the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal 2013 and stands as on of the final candidates for this prestigious award. It signifies the international recognition and high acclamation for his years of creative work, among them the National Library of Latvia building.