The Children's Activity Centre Žaisloteka (Toytheque) is a space in the National Library, where the parents who wish to use the library services may leave their young readers and explorers in the care of professionals. The service is free of charge.
Žaisloteka is located in the Children and Youth Literature Department of the National Library, on the ground floor at Gedimino ave. 51, Vilnius.
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The Cinema is an excellent space for organizing chamber movie nights, film retrospectives, educational events about cinema, competitions for cinema fans, animation festivals and meetings with film makers.
The hall accommodates 22 people. It has all equipment necessary for film screenings (a projector, a 7.1 surround system, and a computer). The films can be watched in DVD, Blue-Ray and VHS formats. Internet access is also available. The computer has a Windows 10 operating system. Films can be brought in and watched using a USB flash device in a MOV or MP4 format.
Note: All equipment is designed and intended for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Users are not permitted to disassemble the equipment.
The space is open during the opening hours of the National Library; you will find it on Gedimino 51, 5th floor, Room 507.
The Lab is dedicated to the cultural, intellectual, cognitive, educational, learning, creative and self-expressive needs of visitors. It showcases the archives of the National Library, and invites visitors to educational sessions, chamber art and archival exhibitions, and other events organised by library specialists. The Education Lab is an opportunity to get away from the usual environment and activities, to discover new cultural phenomena and tools for developing and developing creative thinking.
In the Education Lab you can find:
In the year 2022, the Education Lab is named Laimė Lukošiūnienė Hall. Laimė Gabrielė Lukošiūnienė (1934-2021) worked at the National Library for almost four decades. On her initiative, the National Library started to organise exhibitions of works of art, national and international exhibitions. L. Lukošiūnienė organised their ceremonial openings, made sure that the artworks were placed in the traditional space of the library, thus developing the readers' aesthetic perception.
In the late Soviet era, the library's Art Department was famous as a place where, thanks to the efforts of L. Lukošiūnienė, high quality art was presented, but it did not quite fit into the canons of the Soviet official fine arts. Thanks to L. Lukošiūnienė, the National Library hosted the first exhibitions of today's most famous Lithuanian artists who have received international recognition. Šarūnas Sauka, Algis Skačkauskas, Vaidotas Žukas, Dalia Kasčiūnaitė, Vincas Kisarauskas, Leonardas Gutauskas, Živilė Jasutytė, Ričardas Bartkevičius, Dalia Matulaitė, Vladas Vitkauskas, Jurga Ivanauskaitė, Paulius Normantas - these are just a few of the famous artists who have graced the Library's spaces with their work.
"At that time, we did not have stands suitable for exhibitions, hanging equipment, or even suitable ropes, paper, glass, workers to hang the paintings, or transport for the exhibits. All we had was enthusiasm, empty walls and a five-metre-high ladder that could only be moved by two strong men", - L. Lukošiūnienė recalled.
Lithuanian National Television has produced a programme "Legendos" about L. Lukošiūnienė, which you can see here.
In the Education Lab - Laimė Lukošiūnienė Hall, we are open to people of different backgrounds, experiences and ages who want to take part in activities promoting creativity and self-expression, as well as to the visitors of the National Library, who would like to get acquainted with the heritage of the library.
A space in Martynas Mažvydas National Library dedicated to personal, noncommercial, projects in various media: sound, video, software code, 3D models and virtual reality.
The Space is for those who seek greater possibilities for their creative projects than can typically be found at home.
You can do all that stuff at Media Makerspace! You need to work with your projects individually, but you can always get technical help from our curators.
Makerspace has 10 individual workplaces with computers adapted to various activities: photo film scanning, video and audio editing, 3D graphics, coding, development of virtual reality. Makerspace has a photo lab, equipment to watch 16mm or 8mm cinema film, VHS cassette tapes, audiotapes and cassettes.
Visitors can use the space dedicated for projects with microcontrollers, like Arduino, and test various sensors and accessories.
For your project, you also can use equipment from PATS SAU Makerspace: 3D printer, vinyl cutter, heat press, laser cutter and other tools.
Tel. (8 5) 239 8580
If you want to reserve a workplace describe your project idea and equipment you plan to use.
If you just want to stop by for a look around, we can arrange a time for a tour with you.
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The Music Lab is open to all visitors of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania who play, write or wish to learn more about music. The space is designed for rehearsals, creative and educational meetings, experience sharing and musical improvisations individually or with friends. We are planning to organise thematic meetings, lessons and lectures here too.
Those wishing to improve their skills or simply relax playing music with friends are welcome to bring their own instruments (acoustic, electric guitars, other string instruments, synthesizers, small percussion instruments, etc.). The space can be used to record and replay your own rehearsals.
The Music Lab offers:
Requirements for the use of the Music Lab:
The space is open during the opening hours of the National Library (you will find it on Gedimino Ave. 51, 5th floor, Room 536).
Cannot find a quiet place to finish an important school project? Or maybe you are into building things or handicrafts? The makerspace offers a space for the realisation of your ideas and a box to hold the resulting creations. Feeling out of ideas? No problem – we have plenty and are eager to share. Uncomfortable to come alone? Come with your friends!
PATS SAU: open makerspace of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania for school-age children and young people. PATS SAU: create, discover, preserve, be curious, achieve, recognise, record.
Visit the National Library: here you will find over two dozen well-equipped individual workstations, 3D printer, vinyl and thermofilm cutter, thermal press, mini sublimation printer, robotics and electronics kits, programming microcomputers, computers with the necessary software and various materials to realise your ideas. If tired or waiting for your industrious workers, enjoy the relaxation and reading space.
If it is obvious that you are no longer of school age, we reserve the right to ask you to show a valid student card. Unless you are accompanied by a holder of such student card.
Groups of schoolchildren are also welcome: we will offer a variety of creative programmes – from robot building to film-making.
Tel. (+370 5) 239 8580
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Are you looking for suitable conditions to realise your musical ideas? Would you like to release a music album or present to a friend an audio book recorded with your own voice? Visit the sound recording studio in the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania.
Our professionally equipped studio offers high-quality specialised services of the music industries. The studio is equipped to create 5.1 surround sound; here, you can record piano music with our new Yamaha C3X piano. Sound director will edit your recordings according to your needs, mix and prepare them for release.
|Services||Prices, VAT excluded:|
|Sound recording service||Calculated depending on individual needs|
|Sound editing service||1 hour: EUR 23.39|
|Sound mixing service||1 hour: EUR 23.39|
The space is open during the opening hours of the National Library; you will find it on Gedimino 51, 5th floor, Room 509.
The National Library’s TV Studio is furnished with professional equipment for recording and editing programmes, conversations, and discussions, and for streaming live online broadcasts to the country’s libraries and public internet access points.
The TV Studio hosts broadcasts on a variety of topics ranging from financial management, healthy living, latest IT services to analysis of current affairs, fashion and design to art and literature.
The state ministries, educational institutions, various agencies, associations and other organisations use the National Library’s TV Studio to broadcast their programmes.
To reach your target audience, you can choose either a live broadcast or a pre-recorded video.
The cost of live streaming is EUR 260 (excl. VAT) per session (up to 1 hour in duration).
Our TV Studio is available for rent if you wish to use our professional facilities. The hourly rental fee is EUR 169 (excl. VAT). If you rent the studio space, you are allowed to independently make video recordings, arrange photo shoots, etc.
Live broadcasts or pre-recordings can be arranged during the National Library’s opening hours, address: Gedimino Ave. 51, 6th floor, Room 610.
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