The National Library of Karelia received a gift edition, which is of particular importance to the republic and its inhabitants: the first edition of the Karelian heroic epic poem in Karelian language, its name is Sampo. The Runes of Pohjola.
Earlier, the Karelian epic poem was known only as the author's poem Kalevala by Elias Lönnrot, written in Finnish and based on Karelian folk epic songs. The poem was prepared by the public organization National Center of Finno-Ugric Cultures.
November 16, 2018:
The professionals of the National Library of Karelia took part in VII International Cultural Forum. The National Library of Karelia presented one of its numerous programs. An interactive educational program In the Land of the Mysterious Sampo was an exciting creative event for the participants of the conference Regional Programs for the Implementation of the Concept for the Development of Children's and Youth Reading in Russia. The conference was held at the Central Children's Library named after A. S. Pushkin.
October 27, 2018:
In the frameworks of the cultural program The Days of Sweden in Petrozavodsk, the National Library of Karelia opened an exhibition Praise to the Children's Book. Mårten Frankby, the Consul Responsible for issues concerning Sweden culture and economic cooperation, opened the exhibition prepared by the Swedish Academy for Children's Books. He noted the high importance of Swedish literature in Russia and invited everyone to get acquainted with the exhibition and the authors of Swedish children's literature.
The solemn events dedicated to the anniversary began on the 14th of October, when a commemorative plaque to I. M. Petrov, the Head of the State Public Library of the Karelian ASSR (1959-1983), was opened. The XII Interregional Scientific and Practical Conference Library Space. Reader. Time organized by the Library Association of Karelia was attended by more than 140 professionals of federal, regional, republican, municipal, school libraries and public organizations. M. D. Afanasyev, the President of the Russian Library Association, became the guest of honor at the conference. On the 15th of October, a solemn meeting dedicated to the 185th anniversary of the National Library of Karelia was held. The Head of Karelia Artur Parfenchikov congratulated the library on the anniversary date.
The Head of the National Library of Karelia Marina Nikishina takes part in the XIX Russian-Finnish Cultural Forum which was opened on the 27th of September in Savonlinna, Finland. The Forum topic is Formation of Cultural and Tourist Product and Sustainable Tourism.
For nearly two decades, cultural figures from various regions of Finland and Russia have come to the annual large-scale meeting to discuss their own projects directly with partners. The Russian-Finnish Cultural Forum, established by the Ministry of Culture of Russia and the Ministry of Education of Finland, has been held annually since 2000. Russian-Finnish cultural forums represent a unique form of wide and direct cooperation between representatives of the culture filed of two countries.
September 20, 2018:
The National Library of Karelia opened the exhibition of graphic works made by students of the Institute of Design and Arts of the St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technology and Design. The exhibition "Inspired by Wave" is dedicated to the 120th anniversary of Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898 – 1976).
September 19, 2018:
The National Library of the Republic of Karelia held a scientific and practical conference Projects of Peter the Great. The Role of the Sovereign's Road in the History and Culture of Russia.
The conference was orginized by the Karelian Regional public organization Osudareva doroga (Eng. Sovereign's Road) and the National Library of the Republic of Karelia. The event was held with the assistance of the grant of the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society.