From 11 July till 20 August you are warmly welcome to the illustrations exhibition of books by the famous Italian writer Emilio Salgari (1862–1911) "From the Shores of Po River till the Shores of Daugava" – at the Conference Centre (level -1) of the National Library of Latvia. Free entrance.
The National Library of Latvia (NLL) is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition "A Scenic Journey from Dzerbene to Sicily. Karl Gotthard Grass" at 16.00 on 11 July in the ground floor exhibition hall. The life and creative work of Baltic German artist and writer Carl Gotthard Grass (1767-1814) recall the unbridled enthusiasm of the Enlightenment's efforts – which also in reverberated in Vidzeme – to confirm Europe's cultural-historical unity and of Latvian culture's traditional place in that rich cultural space. The exhibition will be open until 24 September. Entrance is free.
From June 2017, the National Library of Latvia (NLL) is offering a new discovery service "Primo" that provides possiblity to search within library created Catalogues, online subscription databases and open access resources, simultaneously. The NLL is introducing "Primo" in partnership with the "Ex Libris-ProQuest" company and the Cultural Information System Centre.
The exhibition "Baltic Tale" will be unveiled on 11 June at 13.00 in the Atrium (level 7) of the National Library of Latvia. The exhibition will show book illustrations from three young artists - Ulla Saar (Estonia), Elīna Brasliņa (Latvia) and Lina Itagaki (Lithuania). Free admission.
The exhibition "Sound in Signs" from 16 June until 1 October, 2017, in the National Library's of Latvia level I exhibition halls. The exhibition makes it possible to trace the progress of musical notation over centuries, transcribing sonic phenomena into notation symbols. Free admission.
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.