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Cats, apples and funny hats: unusual habits of writers

5 Jan 2021

Who among us has not faced a creative stagnation? Whether you're doing, painting or baking cupcakes, a sudden crisis spares no one, and now you are sad on the edge of the sofa, unable to do what you love. So how to prevent sudden stagnation in the middle of the workflow? That's right - to make an eccentric habit! Get out the blue crayons and sherry: today we take a look at the most unusual writing habits of famous authors, which helped them to fight fatigue, crisis and... own laziness.

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9 Books for a New Year’s Mood

31 Dec 2020

Snow is falling outside, electric garlands sparkle on the windows, and the smell of tangerines is in the air. “Let It Snow” sounds in stores, and TV channels are preparing for reruns of “The Irony of Fate”. This can only mean one thing: New Year is almost here!

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The History of a Book as a Universal Gift and what the Romans Have to Do with it

24 Dec 2020

There are a few days left until the New Year, and in the head of each of us hums a disturbing thought – what presents should I make for friends and family? Socks with deer, tea and holiday mugs consistently appear in the list of universal gifts, but they always yield the seat to the most popular option. A book! Make some hot chocolate and sit back: now we will figure out how the book became a universal gift for all occasions.

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How To Make Reading a Habit and Stop Ditching Books Halfway

17 Dec 2020

Sometimes the pages are hard to flip, and the lines are hard to read, and the back of the book doesn't sit right. Do you think you can make yourself read at least a page like that! No matter how interesting the book is, everyday life can take away all your strength, and circumstances can force you to put off all your favourite stories for a boundless "later". So how do you avoid burnout and make reading a habit? Let's figure it out.

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Happy Mother's Day!

12 Oct 2018

In anticipation of the holiday, we have collected small stories told by children and grandchildren of employees of the National Library. The narrators talk about what they appreciate the most about their mothers and grandmothers, and also share their opinions about working in the library.

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Skaryna’s Echo: A Talk with  Andrus Takindang

10 Oct 2018

On October 5, Andrus Takindang and the Reha band played a concert at the National Library. The event was part of the exhibition “Belarus and the Bible”. The musicians successfully presented the song "Skaryna", written just for the exhibition, and also pleased the audience with other compositions.

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Devotion to a calling

24 Jan 2021

From December 24 to March 17, in the Belarusian Literature Reading Room (room 205), an anniversary book exhibition "Devotion to the vocation" is being held, the exhibition dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Mikhail Mushinsky (1931-2018).

Tandem of inspiration

15 Jan 2021

The book-illustrative exhibition "Tandem of Inspiration" is on show in the Fine Arts Reading Room (room 306) from January 15 to February 22. The exhibition dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Belarusian artists Georgy Poplavsky (1931-2017) and Natalia Nikolaevna Poplavskaya (1931).