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20/02/2017

Lecture on Chinese classical poetry – winter theme

Picture: Wang Wei "Painting on Contemplating Snow on the River Bank" (王维《江干雪意图》)
Picture: Wang Wei "Painting on Contemplating Snow on the River Bank" (王维《江干雪意图》)
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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.

13/02/2017

Lecture "Transmitting Taste across Generations and Borders"

Photo: Greg de St. Maurice private stock
Photo: Greg de St. Maurice private stock
Photo: Greg de St. Maurice private stock
Photo: Greg de St. Maurice private stock
Photo: Greg de St. Maurice private stock
Photo: Greg de St. Maurice private stock
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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.

25/01/2017

Origami workshop sessions

Photo: Ekaterina Pavlova
Photo: Ekaterina Pavlova
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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.

Participants will learn how to fold a number of models with or without the help of our instructor, as well as get acquainted to different types of origami paper and folding techniques. The workshops are free of charge.

Date: last Friday of each month from 6.00 till 8.00 P.M.

 

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.

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