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).
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.
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".
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).
The "Special Book for a Special Bookshelf" campaign is an opportunity for everyone to donate a book – of special importance to themselves – to the National Library of Latvia (NLL), also writing a message or personal story relating to the book on its title page. It, together with more than 15 000 books donated by residents or Library guests, will reside in the People’s Bookshelf at Gaismas pils (Castle of Light, from an epic Latvian poem and choral song), supplementing those relayed here in 2014, when Riga's year as a European Capital of Culture was launched with the wonderful and unifying people’s action, the "Path of Light – Chain of Book Lovers".
"RDA in the Baltics and Eastern Europe" is an open EURIG (European RDA Interest Group) seminar hosted by the National Library of Latvia covering the latest developments in RDA (Resource Description and Access). RDA is a standard for descriptive cataloguing providing rules and guidelines on formulating metadata. RDA is intended for use by libraries and related cultural organizations such as museums and archives.
On Tuesday, 10 May, the Humanities' and Social Sciences' Reading Room (Level 2) of the National Library of Latvia (NLL) the unveiling of the large-scale artwork Latvian Flag (Latvijas karogs) in the presence of Latvia's President Raimonds Vējonis, Georgia's Ambassador to Latvia Teimuraz Janjalia and Nancy Bikoff Pettit, the United States' Ambassador to Latvia happened. The work of art is a gift to Latvia, on the occasion of the 97th anniversary of independence, from its creator, Georgian-American artist David Datuna and will remain on permanent display.
On November 24-25, 2016, the National Library of Latvia organises international scientific conference "The Book and Society in Latvia until 1945". The Conference is dedicated to Aleksejs Apīnis (1926-2004), book publishing and literary historian, library employee.
From 20th till 22th April 2016 the joint Conferences – 20th Conference of Map & Geoinformation Curators Group (MAGIC) (former Group de Cartothécaire de LIBER) and 11th International Cartographic Association (ICA) Conference of Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage – will be held in the National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia.