To show common, diverse and unifying traits of cultural traditions of various ethnic communities, as well as to inform the foreigners living in Latvia on the informative integration resources available, the Information Day will be held at the Conference Centre of the National Library of Latvia, at Mūkusalas Street 3, Riga on May 20 from 12.00 to 17.00!
The international festival "Riga Photomonth 2017" central exhibition "Facts and Clarifications", featuring artists Peter Puklus (Hungary), Lucia Nimcova (Slovakia), Pavel Maria Smejkal (Slovakia) and Roman Korovin (Latvia) will be unveiled on 10 May in the Exhibition Hall of the National Library of Latvia. In their work, the selected artists construct new critical views on values canonized by Western media, rake an ironic look at the mundane and seemingly unimportant, and create contemporary tales on the links between the past and the present. Free admission.
On 22 May at 18.00 at the National Library of Latvia (Conference centre, level -1) a Don Kulick's lecture about sexuality, disability and ethics will take place. Free entrance. Language: English.
The Chinese Culture Experiencing Workshop will take place on 12 May from 15.00 till 17.00, in the National Library of Latvia Baltic Research Centre for East Asian studies Library (AsiaRes) Reading Room (Level M). Chinese teachers from Confucius Institute at University of Latvia will introduce the audience to Chinese traditional arts of papercutting, lantern making and Beijing opera mask painting. Free entrance. Language: English.
The second international conference of Korean studies in Riga will take place on 28 and 29 May, 2017, in the National Library of Latvia Baltic Research Centre for East Asian studies Library (AsiaRes) Reading Room (Level M). The conference this year will host a notable count of participants and specialists of Korean studies as well as supporters from South Korea and several European countries. Free entrance.
On the 21 April, 2017, in the National Library of Latvia (NLL) Ziedonis Hall from 10.30 until 15.20 a Spring conference will take place "I Belong Here: A Conference for Specialists of Children Literature and Libraries".
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 Conference "Challenges 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.