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12/02/2019

Social anthropologist Tobias Köllner on the interplay between the Orthodox religion and politics in contemporary Russia

Tobias Köllner. Publicity photo
Tobias Köllner. Publicity photo
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On Tuesday, February 26, at 18.00 social anthropologist Tobias Köllner will give a public talk "On 'Entangled Authorities': The Interplay between Orthodox Religion and Politics in Contemporary Russia". The event will take place at the Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies (ASIARES) Reading Room (Level M), National Library of Latvia. Event language: English. Admission free.

11/01/2019

Excursions at the exhibition "Paintings for Latvia"

Artist Janeric Johansson. Publicity photo
Artist Janeric Johansson. Publicity photo
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This weekend, 12 January at 12.00 and 13 January at 14.00, Swedish artist Janeric Johansson will be in Riga and will offer two guided excursions at his exhibition Paintings for Latvia. The exhibition can be viewed at the Conference Centre (level -1) of the National Library of Latvia. Language: English. Free entrance.

13/12/2018

Latvia's National Encyclopaedia's electronic site enciklopedija.lv to be launched

Latvia's National Encyclopaedia's electronic site enciklopedija.lv to be launched
Latvia's National Encyclopaedia's electronic site enciklopedija.lv to be launched
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11.00 on Tuesday 18 December will see the launch of Latvia's National Encyclopaedia's electronic site www.enciklopedija.lv – a high-quality general-knowledge and information online resource in the Latvian language, accessible free of charge – at Bebrene Manor in Bebrene Parish.

22/11/2018

Episodes – an exhibition across eight levels – opened at the National Library

Staff of the Latvian Opera in 1918/1919. Photo by Kārlis Paucītis. NLL Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection
Staff of the Latvian Opera in 1918/1919. Photo by Kārlis Paucītis. NLL Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection
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An exhibition Epizodes. No svētdienas līdz sestdienai 1918. gadā (Episodes. From Sunday to Saturday in 1918) has opened at the National Library of Latvia (NLL). It presents a new approach – by section – to telling a story at the library, because the exhibition is located, by theme, across eight levels: 1, M, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Entry is free.

02/11/2018

To Be Banned. Baltic Books 1918-1940 exhibition at the National Library

To Be Banned. Baltic Books 1918-1940 exhibition at the National Library
To Be Banned. Baltic Books 1918-1940 exhibition at the National Library
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The Tiks aizliegts. Baltijas grāmata 1918–1940 (To Be Banned. Baltic Books 1918-1940) travelling exhibition is open in the exhibition hall of the National Library of Latvia (Level 1). It will be open until 24 March 2019. Entrance is free.

01/11/2018

Exhibition "Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S. – Baltic Relations"

Exhibition "Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S. – Baltic Relations"
Exhibition "Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S. – Baltic Relations"
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The United States Embassy in Latvia is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition titled "Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S. – Baltic Relations". The exhibition will be displayed at the National Library of Latvia's atrium (Level 1) and will be open to the public until November 24, 2018.

24/10/2018

Messiaen's Harawi to be performed at the National Library of Latvia

Messiaen's Harawi to be performed at the National Library of Latvia
Messiaen's Harawi to be performed at the National Library of Latvia
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On November 6, 2018 at 18.00 a performance of Olivier Messiaen's vocal cycle for soprano and piano Harawi – Song of Love and Death will take place at the National Library of Latvia top floor hall (level 11). The refined and rarely performed gem of vocal chamber music will be interpreted by Marie Elisabeth Seager (mezzo-soprano, France) and Toms Ostrovskis (piano, Latvia). Free entrance.

22/10/2018

Cimelia NLL Rare Book and Manuscript Collection exhibition opens

Cimelia NLL Rare Book and Manuscript Collection exhibition opens
Cimelia NLL Rare Book and Manuscript Collection exhibition opens
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15.00 on 25 October sees the opening of the National Library of Latvia (NLL) permanent exhibition of valuable items in The Rare Book and Manuscript collection – Cimelia's Six-century Testimony in the NLL Rare Book and Manuscript Collection. The exhibition is in Room 534 (Level 5) and entrance is free.

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