January 12, 2020:
At the end of the New Year holidays the National Library of Karelia invited its faithful friends and partners. For the fifth year in a row, these days the National Library of Karelia has been holding a Meeting of Friends for those with whom we make the lives of our readers and guests brighter, more useful and richer.
For the library community, the year 2020 will be fruitful and professionally eventful.
On the hospitable Karelian land in the year of celebration of the 100th anniversary of Karelia, the All-Russian Library Congress: XXV Annual Conference of the Russian Library Association will be held.
November 29, 2019:
In the frameworks of the Culture project, the Yanishpolye Village Model Library was opened in the Kondopoga District.
The opening of the first model library of a new generation in Karelia under the Culture project is one of the main events of 2019 for the whole republic.
November 28, 2019:
The National Library of Karelia held a presentation of the novel A Flame Out at Sea by Dmitry Novikov published in English.
The novel A Flame Out at Sea, which saw the light of day in 2017, entered the short list of one of the main literary awards in Russia, Russian Booker. By decision of the jury, Dmitry Novikov was the only in the short list of the award, who was awarded a grant for the translation of the novel into English and its publication.
November 23, 2019:
In the morning, Vepsians’ speech, Vepsian folk music, songs, proverbs and sayings were heard at the conference hall of the National Library of Karelia.
The screen showed the territory of Vepsians who are indigenous people of the North-West of Russia filmed from a bird's eye view, covers of books in Vepsian language, a map of the territory between the Lake Onega and the Lake Ladoga, stories told by Vepsians, speeches by scientists who have devoted their activities to the study of customs, traditions and language of Vepsians, creation of Vepsian literature.
November 16, 2019:
The National Library of Karelia met the guests of the holiday Kraski Karelii (Eng. Colors of Karelia) with a diverse palette of colors. For two hours, the library halls turned into a large open creative workshop. Adults and children studied the secrets of ancient musical instruments kantele and jouhikko together with ethnomusicologist Igor Solovyov, made dolls and forest inhabitants of Karelia with their own hands, created elements of a folk costume and, of course, read, played and painted fairy tales!
November 7 and 14, 2019:
The National Library held language games Interpretation. The participants were students of the Institute of Philology (Petrozavodsk State University).
The first in the team game were the second-year students of the specialty Foreign philology (Finnish language and literature, English language), and then first-year students of the specialty Foreign philology (English language and literature, German language) competed among themselves.