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The Art of Sorting: How to Organize your Bookshelves and Stay Sane

8 Apr 2021

Take a look at your bookshelf. Closer. What does it remind you of? An uneven row of books of all sizes and colours? Perfectly even row, where everything is arranged exactly in alphabetical order? Chaotically volumes thrown on each other mixed with postcards and magazine inserts? Whatever is in your bookcase, you've probably thought about sorting it at least once. Home libraries always look flawless in photographs and in movies – if only it were like this at home! It's time to dust off the spines and learn about ways to tidy up your bookshelves. And to figure out how the National Library is doing it.

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A Brief History of Reading in Four Acts with Interludes

3 Apr 2021

Arguably, the history of reading is the most curious and non-standard element of book culture, because the process is so natural! We wonder about the origins of book spines, bookmarks, capital letters and archetypal plots, but what about reading itself? From clay tablets to libraries, from reading aloud to speed reading: a fascinating story was under our own very noses all this time. It's time to dig into it.

Author's Point of View

Growing with Music

1 Apr 2021

An exhibition “Growing with Music” is on show in the Music and Audiovisual Documents Reading Room (room 305) from April 1 to 23.

Book exhibitions

The Path to eternity

1 Apr 2021

The exhibition “The Path to Eternity” is on show in the Belarusian Literature Reading Room (room 205) from April 1 to May 17 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Belarusian historian and literary critic Mikola Ermolovich (1921–2000).

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