From 8 October, an exhibition Boriss Bērziņš. Pages (Boriss Bērziņš. Lapaspuses), will be open in the Level 4 gallery of the National Library of Latvia (NLL). It is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the artist Boriss Bērziņš (1930–2002) and will feature unusual artefacts from his extensive heritage in the collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art. On display are the artist’s drawings and sketches in books, magazines, on reproductions, flyers, envelopes and other carriers of everyday information and texts. The exhibition is open until 5 September 2021. Entrance is free.
From 18 September, an exhibition Archive of Lines. Drawings and Watercolours in the NLL Graphic Art Collection (Līniju arhīvs. Zīmējums un akvarelis Latvijas Nacionālās bibliotēkas krājumā) will be staged in Level 4 gallery of the National Library of Latvia (NLL). The exhibition continues the series of exhibitions dedicated to graphic art techniques, this time presenting 15-20th century drawings and watercolours by foreign artists. The works have been selected from the 850-item collection of Western European drawings, which is part of the NLL's collection of foreign graphic art and represents the bestowment the Library received from German art historian and collector Peter Böttger. The exhibition is open until 26 September, 2021. Entrance is free.
From 24 September, a small exhibition A Love Affair with History. Jaan Kross's Centenary (Romāns ar vēsturi. Jānam Krosam – 100) celebrating the centenary of Estonian writer Jaan Kross will be on view in the Humanities and Social Sciences Reading Room (Level 2) of the National Library of Latvia (NLL). The items on display were selected by poet Inese Zandere and translator Maima Grīnberga. The exhibition features the author's books published in Estonia, as well as translations of his works into other languages. The exhibition is open until 30 December, 2020. Entrance is free.
On 10 August at 18.30 at the National Library of Latvia the renowned Latvian jazz musician, composer, producer and teacher Deniss Pashkevich will perform with his latest modular jazz project TEN KA. Free of charge.
Every Monday from 10.00 to 15.00 the National Library of Latvia (NLL) invites tourists and other interested parties to visit Level 1 and the roof gable (Level 11 and 12) of the Castle of Light. Visitors can tour four exhibitions, learn fun facts about the NLL and its history, learn to know the People's Bookshelf story and enjoy coffee or lunch at the Klīversala restaurant.
Wanted: young people aged 18-25 who ...
- fancy a great adventure,
- speak a little English,
- don't hesitate to share their opinion,
- are interested in Europe, politics …,
- have some "time" during the autumn of 2020 and spring of 2021,
- would like to debate about several current topics,
- would like to travel in Europe for a European debate competition.
The National Library of Latvia (NLL) has re-opened and is serving readers in person again. To make the visit safe and sound, until the end of the summer the library services will be provided only in the atrium on the level 1. Here, providing 42 reader workstations, eight equipped computer stations and a distance of two meters between each two of them, 50 people can work at the same time. Before visiting the NLL, the reader must reserve a workstation and the necessary printed matter.
In accordance with the State of National Emergency declared by the Cabinet of Ministers, the National Library of Latvia (NLL) will be closed to the public until 25 May (including). During this period, the NLL will only provide online services (access to the Digital Library, databases, other resources). The NLL will be open from 26 May.