January 8, 2019:
During winter holidays, young readers together with Gerda, the Old Lady who Knew Magic, the Little Robber Girl and the Deer from Lapland conquered the Fairyland of Andersen. The children learned the story of the famous fairy tale "The Snow Queen", became participants of a theatrical performance and found the treasures of the Snow Queen with help of a magic map. At the end of the creative program, together with fairy-tale characters, they arranged a flash mob dance.
December 25, 2018:
The national writer of Karelia celebrated his 90th anniversary at the National Library.
On the 25th of December 2018 the conference room of the National Library of Karelia was full. Friends, admirers and officials gathered for a meeting, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the national writer of Karelia A. L. Volkov.
The meeting began with the Karelian hymn in Karelian performed by the choir Oma pajo. The text of the hymn was translated into Livvi-Karelian by Alexander Volkov.
December 16-19, 2018:
Within the framework of the project “Dialogue with Citizens”, a trip to Finland to the cities of Imatra and Lappeenranta was organized. The delegation included representatives of St. Petersburg, Sestroretsk, Norway and Karelia. The Karelian delegation was represented by: the Karelian Resource Center for Public Organizations, the National Library of Karelia, the Central Library System of the city of Petrozavodsk, the Council of Municipalities of the Republic of Karelia, and the Central Library System of the city of Olonets.
December 13, 2018:
The National Library of Karelia opened an exhibition New Year and Christmas: from Century to Century. The exposition introduces the viewer to New Year and Christmas decorations and postcards of the past XX century and public schools and life of the teachers of the Olonets Governorate in the late XIX - early XX centuries.
The visitors may feel themselves to be schoolchildren of the last century and sit at the school desk. A beautiful decoration of the exhibition is ”a window in the winter” made of photos by Oleg Semenenko.
Subjects of the exposition – postcards and New Year toys – were provided by the professionals of the National Library.
December 6, 2018:
The meeting dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the club Kraeved (Local historian) was held. Members of the club and partners gathered together in the library: representatives of the Karelian Research Center, Petrozavodsk State University, the National Archive, museums and representatives of public organizations.
December 6, 2018:
The National Library of Karelia held a creative meeting with Andrei Raff, the author and translator of children's poems, the winner of the national award "Poet of the Year" in the category "Children's Literature", the creator of children's poetry theater "Green Hat". The clients of the National Library of Karelia know Andrei Raff very well. Most recently, he was the main guest of the program “I want to know everything!” prepared for the start of a new school year. After all, who, if not Andrei Raff, knows how to please the young fidgets, to carry them along to the wonderful world of children's literature.
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.