The National Library’s Friend, J. Brent, Receives State Award

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On the occasion of the Statehood Day and the National Anthem Day, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė awarded state orders and medals to Lithuanian and foreign citizens for their merits to the Republic of Lithuania and for promoting the name of our country in the world.

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Opening hours on 5, 6 July

Dear visitors, please be reminded that the National Library is closed during public holidays so it will not be open to the public on 6 July. The Library’s opening hours are one hour shorter on a day before a public holiday thus our Library will be open until 8:00 pm on 5 July.

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Opening Hours during July and August

Please be informed that from July 1st to August 25th the National Library will switch to summer opening hours.

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27 June – 28 July: Exhibition of Antanas Sutkus “Vilnius (Re)collection”

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Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania is opening the anniversary exhibition by the photographer Antanas Sutkus, recipient of the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts.

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The National Library Consolidates Friendship with the Embassy of Spain

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Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania held launch event for the book titled Spain, a Global History by Luis Francisco Martínez Montes, writer and diplomat. The book has been recently published in both Spanish and English. Among the event attendees was historian and writer Dr. Artūras Vasiliauskas. The event was facilitated by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Lithuania, José María Robles Fraga.

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YIVO Delegation’s Visit at the National Library

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On 20 June, Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania was visited by a delegation from the Institute for Jewish Research (YIVO) which takes part in an annual international tour programme titled Lithuania & Poland Study Tour: Exclusively for YIVO.

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National Library Shared Experiences with Japanese Delegation

A delegation of the representatives of the Embassy of Japan, Japanese Ambassador to Lithuania Shiro Yamasaki, First Secretary Eisuke Katsuyama, and member of administration Haruka Seto, paid a visit to Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. The Ambassador and his colleagues brought together guests from Japan, Prof. Sachiko Seki, CEO of the regional development company Local First Institute and former long-time director of Mitaka City Public Library; Yoshiko Fujita, editor-in-chief of the tourism journal CREA; Takako Kajikawa, president of the SPA consultancy company Wellness Arena; and Miyuki Ohno, board member of the MRA House Foundation funding various projects.

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28 June: conference “Perceptions of Migration – the challenges for media professionals and the new European Parliament”

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An international panel of exiled journalists and migration experts will discuss the results of a European project investigating ways of improving media coverage of migration issues at a conference in Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. Newly elected MEPs and officials from the European Commission have also been invited to comment on the outcomes of the innovative project run by Media4Change, which engaged diverse people from seven countries in a series of workshops and activities about media coverage of migrants.

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20 June: National Library to Launch a Book Entitled “Spain, a Global History”

Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania will hold a launch event for the book entitled Spain, a Global History by Luis Francisco Martínez Montes, writer and diplomat. The book has been recently published in both Spanish and English. Historian and writer Dr. Artūras Vasiliauskas will also be among the event attendees. The event will be facilitated by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Lithuania, José María Robles Fraga. The discussion/launch event will be held in English.

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Two New Items of the National Library’s Documentary Heritage Included in Lithuania’s National Memory of the World Register

The National Library is delighted to announce that two new items of documentary heritage have been included in Lithuania’s National Memory of the World Register.

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Exhibition of Jonas Buračas’ Paintings Opens at the National Library

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Visitors are welcome to attend the exhibition of paintings by Jonas Buračas, one of the greatest Lithuanian painters and master of landscape painting of the inter-war and post-war periods. The exhibition entitled “Early Paintings by Jonas Buračas” is already open to the public at the National Library. As in his work in general, the paintings in this exhibition focus on Buračas’ studies of Lithuanian nature, architecture and small towns.

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27 May: Discussion with Brian Whitmore “Russia and the West: A New Era of Conflict?”

Do Lithuanian and the U.S. policies towards Russia coincide? What are the main similarities and differences? War in Ukraine and Russian interference into the U.S. Presidential election forced the U.S. to reassess Russia-posed threats. How did U.S. foreign and security policies change in relation to these events? President Donald Trump has met his Russian counterpart for several occasions. What impact did these meetings, as well as characters of both presidents, have on bilateral U.S. – Russia relations? Furthermore, given that Lithuania sees the U.S. and NATO membership as main guarantors of its security, do Western sanctions against Russia work? What else could the international community do to ensure Europe’s territorial integrity and safety of people?

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National Library Opens Exhibition of Restored Cultural Assets

Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania has opened an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the National Library and the 40th anniversary of its Document Conservation and Restoration Unit.

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15 May – 16 June: “Early Paintings by Jonas Buračas”

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Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania invite you to attend an exhibition of paintings by Jonas Buračas, one of the greatest Lithuanian painters and a master of landscape painting of the inter-war and post-war periods. His works focused on the studies of Lithuanian nature, architecture and small towns. While his oil and watercolour paintings are realistic, they also show hints of impressionist techniques and are based on meticulous studies of light and nature as well as observations of seasonal change.

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Opening hours on Mother's Day

Dear visitors, please be reminded that the National Library is closed during public holidays so it will not be open to the public on 5 May. The Library’s opening hours are one hour shorter on a day before a public holiday thus our Library will be open until 5:00 pm on 4 May.

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International conference “Digital approaches in cultural heritage: towards a pan-Baltic cooperation network”

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From 21 to 22 May 2019, an international conference – Digital approaches in cultural heritage: towards a pan-Baltic cooperation network – will be held at the National Library of Latvia (Rīga, Latvia, Mūkusalas iela 3). It will explore digital heritage-related topics that are of common interest in the Baltic Sea region – existing and potential networks of collaboration, joint projects for research, digitization, digital repatriation, and the development of digital tools that could foster consistent development of institutions in the region and beyond.

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16 May: Sat Sandarbha. The presentation of philosophical treatise

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You are kindly invited to the presentation of unique philosophical six-volume treatise – Ṣaṭ Sandarbha. The work is well known for its deep analysis and systematic elaboration of the entire theology and philosophy of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism. Furthermore, the translation and commentaries of Satyanarayana Dasa are based on superb understanding of Sanskrit, Indian logic, grammar, hermeneutics, and poetics.

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2 May: Book presentation of the photo album „Reserved Mr. Memory“ by Patrick Murphy

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An American permanently residing in Vilnius looks back on his homeland (the American South). Book presentation of the photo album “Reserved Mr. Memory.”

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Opening hours on 30 April and 1 May

Dear visitors, please be reminded that the National Library is closed during public holidays so it will not be open to the public on 1 May. The Library’s opening hours are one hour shorter on a day before a public holiday thus our Library will be open until 8:00 pm on 30 April.

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