• 1 July 2022

    Exhibition “Colours of a Chameleon”

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    Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania invites you to the exhibition “Colours of a Chameleon”. It presents photographs of the Lithuanian news agency ELTA since 1978 to1982 and examples of underground avant-garde art from a similar period. This exhibition is the result of a study of Soviet propaganda (press) photography.

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  • 28 June 2022

    Opening hours during July and August

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    Please be informed that from 1st of July to 28th of August the National Library will switch to summer opening hours.

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  • 3 June 2022

    Opening hours on the 4th and 5th of June

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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 5th of June (Father's Day). 

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  • 25 April 2022

    (Im)Possible (Cosm)Us

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    Shards of a subject.

    Shells of thought.

    Things, details, shadows and the manufactured stories of their feelings – these are the main subjects/characters inhabiting my painterly world. They are like childhood friends, like silent observers.

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  • 15 April 2022

    Happy Easter!

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    Dear All,

    while looking forward to Easter and celebrating it, we shall once again realise that hard times do not last forever and that traditions persist even during hardships, world wars and epidemics and will remain with us during the current complicated time period.

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  • 12 April 2022

    Easter weekend opening hours

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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 17 and 18 April, i. e. on the first and second day of Easter. 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 16 April.

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  • 11 April 2022

    Lithuanian and Czech National Libraries Step Up Collaboration

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    On 6–8 April, the director general of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Prof. Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas, participated by invitation of the Lithuanian embassy in Prague in the ‘Czech-Baltic Century’ literary exhibition initiated by the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian embassies. The event was dedicated to a hundred-year-long diplomatic history between the Czech Republic and the Baltic states.

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  • 4 April 2022

    Representatives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research has visited the National Library

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    A delegation from the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research paid a visit to the National Library on 4 April 2022. The members of the delegation included Executive Director Dr. Jonathan Brent, Director of the Archives Dr. Stefanie Halpern, Chief of Staff Shelly Freeman, and Director of Public Programs Alex Weiser.

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  • 4 April 2022

    Exhibition “Edis Jurčys. Anxious Life”

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    The exhibition “Anxious Life” by the Lithuanian photographer Edis Jurčys (U.S.) features a series of photographs titled “The Power of Death and Life” (2021) unveiled last year. The exhibition is displayed at the Exhibition Hall (3rd floor) of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. The exhibition is curated by Danguolė Ruškienė. It is organized by Klaipėda County Ieva Simonaitytė Public Library and funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and Klaipėda City Municipality.

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  • 1 April 2022

    A new incunabulum has been identified by the National Library

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    The Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania has been expanded by the addition of a newly identified incunabulum. It is a textbook for priests titled Tractatus sacerdotalis de sacramentis by Polish theologian Mikołaj z Błonia (Nicolaus de Blony; ante 1400 – circa 1448). The textbook was written in Latin and was published in Strasbourg by the printing house of Martin Flach (d. 1539) in 1490.

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  • 1 April 2022

    Changes at the National Library from 4 April

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    The National Martynas Mažvydas Library of Lithuania provides services in accordance with pandemic management measures approved by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.

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  • 28 March 2022

    We invite to use our services │ Запрошуємо користуватися нашими послугами

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    The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania seeks to help Ukrainian citizens to easier integrate into Lithuania’s society and invites them to get acquainted with the Library’s services and actively use them.

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  • 18 March 2022

    Exhibition “Romain Gary: Back to Vilnius”

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    The exhibition “Romain Gary: Back to Vilnius” (French: Romain Gary: un retour à Vilnius) aims to introduce the public to the literary work and life of a prominent writer Romain Gary (1914–1980). Romain Gary has long been an important part of the multicultural history of Vilnius, and as a true humanist who was committed to the struggle for freedom, he could not be more relevant in today’s tumultuous world when democracy and humanist values ​​are under threat.

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  • 10 March 2022

    Opening hours on the 10th and 11th of March

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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 11th of March. 

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  • 28 February 2022

    National Libraries of the Baltic Countries Express Solidarity and Support the Fighting Ukraine

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    The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania together with the National Libraries of Estonia and Latvia made an appeal to the world’s library community on Sunday, in which they strongly condemn the war in Ukraine and demand to cancel the membership of libraries of the Russian Federation in international organisations. 

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  • 27 February 2022

    Exhibition “Mindaugas Skudutis. PAINTING”

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    Visitors are welcome to explore the painting exhibition of the works by Lithuanian painter Mindaugas Skudutis which will be hosted at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. The exhibition consists of nearly half a hundred works created by Mindaugas Skudutis over the last decade. Genres include landscape and portrait, still life and thematic composition.

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  • 15 February 2022

    Opening hours on 15 and 16 February

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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 16th of February. 

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  • 2 February 2022

    Content of the National Library’s Website Archived by the Library of Congress, USA

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    The online information content of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania will be archived and preserved by one of the world’s largest and USA’s oldest libraries, the Library of Congress.

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  • 20 January 2022

    Panel Exhibition on Seamus Heaney: „Listen Now Again”

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    Seamus Heaney was born in 1939 in Co Derry, Northern Ireland.  His first collection of poems, Death of a Naturalist, was published in 1966, and was followed by books of poetry, criticism and translations, which established him as the leading poet of his generation.  

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  • 18 January 2022

    The exhibition „PASSPORTS“

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    The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Vilnius, The Polish Institute in Vilnius, The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania invite to the opening of the exhibition „Passports“ on the 27th of January at 3.00 p.m. in the National Library of Lithuania (Gedimino ave. 51, Vilnius)

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