• 12 April 2021

    Operation of the National Library during the quarantine period

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    During the quarantine period, the National Library provides the following services:

    1. Lending documents and collecting borrowed ones by using a self-service terminal
    2. Using reading rooms (Children's and Youth Literature Reading Room, Media Reading Room, Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room, Judaica Research Centre), computerised workplaces and public internet access, copying devices;
    3. Visiting exhibition and exposition spaces.
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  • 2 April 2021

    Happy Easter!

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    Dear All,
    This year, on the occasion of Easter, as never before, I wish everybody endurance and hopefulness and not to lose hope in the better tomorrow.

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  • 1 April 2021

    Opening hours on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of April

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    Dear visitors, please be reminded that the National Library is closed during public holidays so it will not be open to the public on the 4th and 5th of April. 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 the 3rd of April.

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  • 30 March 2021

    A new Scientific Council of the National Library has been formed

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    The Scientific Council of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania is an advisory body, the purpose of which is to advise the Director General of the National Library on strategic issues of management, research and development. The Research Council also helps to address other operational issues and contributes to the implementation of the main objectives of the National Library. After the end of the term of office of the representatives of the Ministry of Culture, Vilnius University, the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO, and the Lithuanian Research Libraries Association for the period of 2018–2021, the new Council was formed. It includes:

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  • 18 February 2021

    National Library Renewed Strategies for the Publication and Promotion of Its Research Journals

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    The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania has renewed strategies for the publication and promotion of its research journals. The process includes revision of the conceptual framework for the publishing of the journal Parliamentary Studies and the research journal Relevant Tomorrow, which is now under development; formation of new international editorial boards; and substantial updating of the Website of Parliamentary Studies. The first issue of the National Library’s new product, the peer-reviewed electronic bilingual research journal Relevant Tomorrow, is already on its way to the readers.

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  • 15 February 2021

    Prof. Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas Awarded the Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania

    Prof. Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas © Irmantas Gelūnas 

    By the Decree of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, the Director-General of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania Prof. Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas will be awarded the Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania in recognition of his merits to the Republic of Lithuania and promoting Lithuania internationally.

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  • 10 February 2021

    The National Library‘s remote services

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    The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania is providing remote services. They encompass plenty of possibilities for the reading and learning people by providing interactive learning programmes, remote learning, lessons in history and heritage, etc. The National Library‘s virtual platform supports not only learning and self education but also leisure activities and we strongly recommend to use it.

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  • 8 February 2021

    A Virtual Exhibition on the Lithuanian Press in the Diaspora Post-1990 Now Is Available in English

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    The exhibition illustrates the wide variety of media that has existed in the diaspora since 1990. Presented in seven sections, it invites visitors to learn about both print media and electronic publications in Europe, USA, South America, Canada and Australia. A separate section is dedicated to publications that were repatriated to Lithuania, and another to radio and television programming that was important to the diaspora. Finally, the section “Communication on the Internet” is an overview of virtual forms of contact and information.

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  • 19 January 2021

    January 27: screening of the documentary “Black Honey” and talk

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    On January 27th marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we invite you to watch the documentary “Black Honey”. 

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  • 6 January 2021

    The Speaker of the Parliament meets with the Head of the National Library

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    On 6th January, the Speaker of the Parliament Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen met with the Director General of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Prof. Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas.

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  • 23 December 2020

    Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year!

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    Dear All,

    At the junction of the old and the new year, we traditionally think over the expiring twelve-month period. In 2020, we lived and acted under the conditions of the global pandemic. There have been complicated situations, risky solutions, unfulfilled expectations, but we succeeded to stick together, persist and anchor ourselves within these “decomposing forms”.

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  • 23 December 2020

    Opening hours during the Christmas season

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    Dear visitors, the National Library is closed on public holidays. On the last working day before the public holiday, namely on the 23rd and 31st of December, the library will close one hour earlier. 

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  • 22 December 2020

    The National Library Obtained Valuable Items Significant for the History of Culture of Lithuania

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    After receiving support from the Lithuanian Council for Culture, the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania obtained a hundred and thirty unique printed and manuscript documents.

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  • 17 December 2020

    Prof. Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas elected as member of the Executive Committee of UNESCO‘s International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH)

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    On 15 December this year, Director-General of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania Prof. Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas was elected as member of the Executive Committee of the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for the period of 2021–2024. On 16 December, Director-General Renaldas Gudauskas, who is representing memory institutions, participated at the first meeting. 

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  • 4 December 2020

    Dr. Lara Lempertienė was given the Ministry of Culture award

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    Acting Minister of Culture Dr.  Mindaugas Kvietkauskas awarded this year's Ministry of Culture awards to workers and creators, who were most deserving across various areas of culture and art. When congratulating the laureates, the Minister said that today those who are honored and rewarded are the ones responsible for tirelessly creating and nurturing Lithuanian culture. Head of Judaica research centre of the Department of documentary heritage research of the Lithuanian National Martynas Mažvydas Library, Dr. Lara Lempertienė was awarded the prize for scientific research for bibliothecography, bibliography, book science research and practical activities in libraries.

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  • 25 November 2020

    Online panel discussion “Avrom Sutzkever: TEN POEMS”

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    On 23 November, there was a remote discussion dedicated to “Tsen Lider. Ten poems. Dešimt eilėraščių” by Avrom Sutzkever. This book was published this year by the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania and the Jewish Research Institute in New York (YIVO).

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  • 23 November 2020

    Virtual tour of the National Library exhibition dedicated to the Vilnius Gaon

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    Curator of the exhibition „Shenot Eliyahu/Elijah’s Years: The impact of Vilna Gaon on Lithuanian Jewish Culture”, Head of the Judaica Department of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania dr. Lara Lempertienė invites you to a virtual tour, where you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the unique exhibits of the exhibition.

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  • 13 November 2020

    23 November: online panel discussion „Avrom Sutzkever: TEN POEMS“

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    In 2017, a cache of Jewish materials was discovered in the  Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. The discovery included a manuscript of  „Tsen Lider“ („Ten Poems“), a collection written and compiled by Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever while living in the Vilna Ghetto. This unique manuscript includes variants of later published poems and preserves Sutzkever's original spelling and punctuation. Sutzkever's manuscript, along with the other materials found in 2017, are being digitized as part of the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections Project.

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  • 29 October 2020

    Opening hours on the 31st of October, 1st and 2nd of November

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    Dear visitors, please be reminded that the National Library is closed during public holidays so it will not be open to the public on the 1st and 2nd of November. 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 the 31st of October.

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  • 21 October 2020

    Formal Opening of the Exhibition Devoted to the Vilna Gaon at the National Library

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    The evening of 20 October saw the opening of the exhibition of publications and documents culminating the Year of the Vilna Gaon “Shenot Eliyahu / Elijah’s Years: the Impact of the Vilna Gaon on the Lithuanian Jewish Culture”. During the formal opening ceremony, the word shalom resounded time and again under the National Library’s vaults, a Hebrew word for wishing peace of mind and safety.

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