From 7 January to 6 February at the National Library of Latvia (Orangery, Level 1) costume and multimedia exhibition devoted to ambitious Latvian war drama Blizzard of Souls will be exhibited. Free entrance.
At 16:00 on 19 December, to mark the 150th anniversary of graphic artist Rihards Zariņš, the exhibition Rihards Zariņš. Ornamentation and Graphics will be opened in the Level 4 gallery of the National Library of Latvia (NLL). It will be on view until 30 September 2020. Entrance is free.
The National Library of Latvia (NLL) is closed to visitors on public holidays, on the second Monday of each month (Maintenance day) and during diplomatic events. Summer opening hours apply from 1 July until 31 August.
The Eastern Hemisphere of Pēteris Šmits: Celebrating the Professor's 150th Anniversary, an exposition from the library's collection will be opened on Tuesday, 17th of December 14.30, in the Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies (AsiaRes) Reading Room (Level M) of the National Library of Latvia (NLL). It will be on display until 28th March 2020 during the AsiaRes reading room opening hours. Admission is free.
On Monday, 9 December, from 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM fire alarm system will be tested and inspected at the National Library of Latvia.
Experts representing cultural heritage institutions across the Baltic Sea Region published the report "Digital approaches in cultural heritage: towards a pan-Baltic cooperation network" (PDF). The report provides essential background information for outreach towards the main stakeholders, as well as gives a set of recommendations for enabling cross-border collaboration. The report was developed by the National Library of Latvia in partnership with the National Library of Sweden, the National Library of Estonia, Rostock University Library and Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania and with the support of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
The Sapere aude! Dare to know! Garlieb Merkel 250 exhibition will be on display in the Level 5 exhibition hall at the National Library of Latvia Until 21 June 2020. It was created in cooperation with the Academic Library of the University of Latvia and brings up to date Merkel's diverse achievements in Latvia's cultural space. Entrance is free.
On September and October, 2019, delegations of the Communications Department and Services Department of the National Library of Latvia (NLL) took place in the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Public Administration 2019 in Helsinki (Finland) and Copenhagen (Denmark). The goals of both experience exchange trips were following – gaining and sharing new knowledge about: communications and marketing strategies; collection promoting, different target groups and audiences; best practices on customer service. Also, discussions about corporate and culture events planning and organizing (incl. exhibitions and other design works) were on the list. National Library of Finland, Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Art Museum Amos Rex, Royal Library of Denmark, Arken Art Museum, Royal Opera of Denmark, Public Library of Tingbjerg were attended.
For the next three years, the National Library of Latvia will be implementing a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and nationally co-funded project in the field of Latvia's digital cultural heritage, together with project partners – the National Archives of Latvia, the State Inspection for Heritage Protection of Latvia, and the Cultural Information System Centre.
On Tuesday, October 29, at 18:00 social anthropologist Julia Vorhölter will give a public talk titled "Crazy Times: New [Dis]Orders and the Emergence of Psychotherapy in Uganda". The event will take place in the Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies (ASIARES) Reading Room (Level M), National Library of Latvia. Language: English. Free admission.