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21/12/2016

John F. Kennedy reading room photo exhibition "Taking A Break From Training To Lend A Helping Hand"

Photo by Augusts Zilberts
Photo by Augusts Zilberts
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For many years now, the U.S. Military together with the Latvian Ministries of Health and the Interior have renovated and refurbished emergency response stations, fire stations, kindergartens and other vital infrastructure throughout Latvia, being a great benefit to all who live in Latvia. Via these projects, which started in 2007, over 7 million US dollars have been invested. There are more in the pipeline and a photo exhibition of these works will be on the display here, at the National Library of Latvia, John F. Kennedy Reading Room (level 3), till February 2017. Free entrance.

20/07/2016

National Library of Latvia will unveil its permanent exhibition "Book in Latvia"

National Library of Latvia will unveil its permanent exhibition "Book in Latvia"
National Library of Latvia will unveil its permanent exhibition "Book in Latvia"
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On its 97th anniversary on 29 August 2016, the National Library of Latvia will unveil its permanent exhibition "Book in Latvia", a story of the history of Latvian book trade in a global context, inspired by the new image of the library.

20/07/2016

Exhibition "16th-18th Century Prints from the Netherlands. A Selection from the Collection of Peter Böttger"

Graphic by Peter Paul Rubens. Vanitas. 1620-1630
Graphic by Peter Paul Rubens. Vanitas. 1620-1630
Photo: Toms Taukulis
Photo: Toms Taukulis
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Until 4 September, the Level-one exhibition hall hosts an exhibition, 16th-18th Century Dutch Prints from the Peter Böttger Collection. Visitors will see part of Munich collector Peter Böttger's (1936) sizeable gift to the NLL. The collection, which he and his wife have taken more than 50 years to build, comprises around 10 000 items, representing German, Netherlands (also 17th century Flemish and Dutch), Italian, French and British artists, created from the 15th to the 20th centuries.

20/07/2016

Exhibition Ubāns' Pārdaugava: a dedication to master of 20th century Latvian tonal painting

Photo: Toms Taukulis
Photo: Toms Taukulis
Photo: Toms Taukulis
Photo: Toms Taukulis
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Until 9 September one of the Level-one exhibition rooms on is currently featuring the Ubāns’ Pārdaugava exhibition. This is dedicated to master of 20th century Latvian tonal painting, outstanding landscape painter and long-standing teacher at the Latvian Academy of Art, Konrāds Ubāns (1893-1981).

15/07/2016

Second Erasmus+ project "Andragogy: virtual learning environment for librarians" transnational meeting

Project participants. Publicity photo.
Project participants. Publicity photo.
Project participants. Publicity photo.
Project participants. Publicity photo.
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On 13-14 June 2016 second transnational Erasmus+ project "Andragogy: virtual learning environment for librarians" meeting took place in Lithuania. The meeting was hosted by Vilnius County Adomas Mickevicius Public Library and brought together all partners again. During two intensive days participants from Vilnius County Adomas Mickevicius Public Library, Lithuanian Librarians Association, Jelgava City Library, National Library of Latvia, Innovative Community Centres Association, Regional Library Nikola Furnadzhiev have met to discuss about implemented project activities, first results and future steps.

09/06/2016

Second European Media and Information Literacy Forum: towards a rights-based, transparent, open, secure and inclusive information environment

Second European Media and Information Literacy Forum: towards a rights-based, transparent, open, secure and inclusive information environment
Second European Media and Information Literacy Forum: towards a rights-based, transparent, open, secure and inclusive information environment
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From 27 to 29 June in the National Library of Latvia the Second European Media and Information Literacy Forum (EU-MILINFO II) will happen. It is organized by UNESCO, the European Commission, the Latvian government and the Sub-Chapter of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), under the theme "Media and Information Literacy In Europe: Citizens' Critical Competencies for a Rights-Based, Transparent, Open, Secure and Inclusive Information Environment".

06/06/2016

The 13th International Bibliotheca Baltica Symposium "Rising to Future Challenges – New Skills and Competences for Libraries"

Picture from the National Library of Finland collection
Picture from the National Library of Finland collection
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The Association Bibliotheca Baltica and the National Library of Latvia invite to participate in the international multidisciplinary conference "Rising to Future Challenges – New Skills and Competences for Libraries" (Riga, Latvia, 20–21 October 2016).

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