On Wednesday, 22 Feburay, at 18.00 at the National Library of Latvia (Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies Library (AsiaRes) Reading Room, level M) the second part of the lecture series "Airu vēdas" (Rudder Strokes), which focuses on the transition from ending to beginning, will happen. Free entrance.
On 21 February at 18.00, an anthropological lecture "Transmitting Taste Across Generations and Borders: Kyoto Chefs and the Japanese Culinary Academy" will be held at the National Library of Latvia, Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies Library (AsiaRes) Reading Room (level M). Free entrance. Language: English.
National Library of Latvia invites you to participate in a series of origami workshops, which will be held at the library (level M) in the Baltic East-Asia Research Centre (AsiaRes) reading room.
Until 5 February we invite you to see an exhibition "For Women in Science", which is located in the 3rd level of the National Library of Latvia. Entrance – free of charge.
National Library of Latvia (NLL) is closed for public on the 2nd Monday of each month (Maintenance day) and on Latvian public holidays. Summer opening times apply from 25 June until 31 August.
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.
From 22 December, 2016 until 24 January, 2017 the exhibition of the Children's Book Illustrations from the Nordic Countries "Into the Wind!" will be exhibited in the National Library of Latvia at NLL Conference Centre foyer (level -1). Free admission.
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.
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.
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).