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9th Literary Relay: from Graphic Novel (Soloup / Antonis Nikolopoulos) to Screenplay (Dimos Avdeliotis)
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The treasures of the Bank of Greece Library Visit #1
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Nordic Narrative: exhibitions
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Upcoming Events

Reading for Others – Reading in the METRO

The volunteers of the Reading for Others group reads extracts of American Literature in central Metro stations and inform the public about their actions. Organizer: “Reading for Others”. Supported by the Embassy of the U.S.A. and TIMA foundation. Section: Celebrating Reading

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The Rare and Valuable of the Hellenic Parliament Library Guided Tour in the Library #3

Guided tours at the premises of the rare collections of the Parliament Library, the Collection of Valuable and Rare Prints, the collection of manuscripts, the collection of historical, photographic and all kinds of archives. Organizer: Hellenic Parliament Library, with the support of “Athens Culture Net” City of Athens Section: Open Collections Terms of participation: Free by priority. 15 persons / tour. ID is required Further info/ Reservations: registration is required - 210 370 7217

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History & Literature #3

Lectures within the framework of the circle “History and Literature. A relation both ambivalent and complementary.” A historian sets the historical and social context of important historical events of New Hellenism and the Twentieth Century, and a philologist presents an emblematic poetic or prose work referring to this event, followed by an open discussion with the public. Lecture #3 Spyros Karavas, Associate Professor, University of the Aegean “Balkan Wars 1912-13: Geographic Overview” Kostas Bournazakis, Philologist, Poet, Translator “Angelos Sikelianos: The Balkan Wars era in his poetry” Organizer: KIKPE (The Welfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs). With the support of OPANDA Section: Contemporary Narratives

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Greek History through Literature #1 Singing History: Memory and Thoughts of the Past in Folk Songs

Giannis Karahristos, Historian of the Folklore Center of the Academy of Athens, presents the story as it is depicted in the folk songs. Organizer: OPANDA Section: Contemporary Narratives

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The treasures of the Bank of Greece Library Visit #2

4 thematic visits to the Library of the Bank of Greece aiming to showcase its collections, services and also its special character as the economic library of the country's central bank. At the same time, there will be an exhibition of selected rare editions and important financial books and magazines. Visitors will also be able to walk around the Library's premises. 2nd Visit (21/2): presentation of the rare book collection dated from 1534 Organizer: Bank of Greece, Library Section: Open Collections Further info: Library, tel. +30-210-3202446, +30-210-3202396, +30-210-3202522, library@bankofgreece.gr, 08.30-15.00 during working days. Terms of participation: Free of charge with a priority list and a limitation of 30 guests per visit. For security reasons, reservation is required at least one day before each visit (by email at info@athens2018.gr). Guests should present their IDs at the security desk of the Bank’s main entrance.

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Nordic Narrative: Ingvald Undset, traveler and observer: A Νorwegian archeologist visiting Greece and Schliemann in 1883

A lecture by the archaeologist Christine Amadou -University of Oslo- focusing on Undet’s ambiguous description of Greece, his perspective on Scliemann, and his own position as an archaeologist. Undset, spent his last years traveling in Italy and Greece, publishing the book “Fra Akershus til Akropolis” (1893) Language: English Organizer: Embassies and institutes of the Nordic countries, embassy of Island in Oslo and the Nordic Library in Athens Section: Celebrating Reading In the framework of the exhibitions related to the project “Nordic Narrative”,“Greece through the eyes of the travelers from the North” and “Short Re-readings: Nicolas Calas’s documents at the Nordic Library”. (Nordic Library ay Athens, Kavalloti 7, Days & Time: Monday - Thursday 11.00-16.00, Friday 16.00-19.00)

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Nordic Narrative: Creating the traveler’s notebook

A workshop on book binding, held by E. Biza. The participants will create a notebook, like the ones that could be carried by travelers during the 17th and 18th centuries, to keep their notes. The notebook is made of flexible leather and the pages are stitched straight onto the cover (with the technique of longstich). The workshop is followed by a guided tour at the exhibitions. Organizer: Embassies and institutes of the Nordic countries, embassy of Island in Oslo and the Nordic Library in Athens Section: Educational Activities Terms of participation: Up to 10 participants Further info/ Reservations: Reservations at 210-9249210 In the framework of the exhibitions related to the project “Nordic Narrative”,“Greece through the eyes of the travelers from the North” and “Short Re-readings: Nicolas Calas’s documents at the Nordic Library”. (Nordic Library ay Athens, Kavalloti 7, Days & Time: Monday - Thursday 11.00-16.00, Friday 16.00-19.00)

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Stories that Bring us Closer: storytelling from around the world in different languages #9

On every last Saturday of the month, children and foreign visitors to Athens become an audience to storytellers. This event features tales from all over the world in Farsi, Arabic, Kurmanji, French and English. Organizer: WeNeedBooks, Greek Forum of Refugees. Supported by “Athens 2018 – World Book Capital” City of Athens Section: Celebrating Reading

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Monogram

Odysseas Elytis

Words of the day

Listen, listen
Who speaks to the waters and who weeps – do you hear?
Who searches for the other, who cries out – do you hear?
I am the one who cries out and I am the one who weeps, do you hear me
I love you, I love you, you hear me.

Moving library

The Moving Library aims to bring “Books Everywhere” all over Athens!

Find out its next “stops” in the neighborhoods of the city!
  • 18 February- Agios Georgios Square
  • 19 February- Agios Thomas Square
  • 20 February- Koumoundorou Square
  • 21 February – Troon, Petralona
  • 22 February – Labrini
   
   

 

 
 

For kids and the Family

10 November |  The city reads…children’s books for Museums

Educational activities aiming at presenting museum books for children and museum - related books through entertaining and educational ways with the ultimate goal: to bring pupils, teachers, parents, citizens closer to the museums of the City of Athens. This event includes reading and presentation of the child book "A Walk in the City Gallery" of Foteni Chambra & Zoe Skalidi (edition Diaplasi) For parents and children 6 - 12 years old. Organization: OPANDA, Department of Library Collections & Cultural Spaces Section: Educational Activities  

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24 November |  Stories that Bring Us Together: storytelling from around the world in different languages #5

On the last Saturday of each calendar month, children and foreign visitors to Athens become an audience to storytellers. This event features tales from all over the world in Farsi, Arabic, Kurmanji, French and English. Organizer: We Need Books Section: Celebrating Reading

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31 October to 2 December |  “Spiti” | Home: group exhibition of Greek illustrators

What is home for a child-for an adult who was a child? Works of 25 Greek illustrators attempting to convey the concept of home, as a house, courtyard, room, corner or headrest, charger and kaleidoscope of emotions, as a channel of messages and symbols. Hearth and warmth, base or recourse, privacy or coexistence. Home as a residence, permanent, temporary, transitional. A slowing lever in the rhythms of everyday life, a station in the variability of the modern era of mobility. Villages, cities, and apartments are increasingly common places to move from one working environment to another, from zones of destruction to hosting cultures. As the world around us becomes more and more inhospitable, the primary need for private microcosms, created and defined by us alone, is a matter of urgency. And as long as the satisfaction of this need does not stabilize spatially, the greater the nostalgia of childhood emotions, the more descriptive the vision of regaining the sense of belonging. Artists: Svetlana Vassilev, Katerina Verouzou, Claire Georgellis, Myrto Delivorias, Natalia Kapatsoulia, Christos Kourtoglou, Alexis Kyrizopoulos, Efi Lada, Michalis Kazazis, Kelly Matthia Kovo / Kelly Matathia Covo, Thanda Mimilaki, Maria Bahá , Petros Bouloubassis, Nearchos Daskas, Vassilis Papatsarouchas, Dancey Parisis, Achilleas Razis, Melissanthi Saliba, Iris Samartzis, Daniela Stamatiadis, Fotini Stefanidis, Fotini Tikkou, Sofiia Touliatou, Katerina Hadoulou, Vaso Psaraki Information: www.myrtillocafe.gr Reservations at 2110123176, 6940867480 & 6971759463, Email: myrtillocafe@gmail.com & myrtillocafe2@gmail.com Exhibition Opening: 31 October, 19:00 Parallel Events: -Meet ups with children's literature creators, focusing on their books focusing on the notion of “home” -School visits to the exhibition backed up with workshops / meetings with creators (upon request) Parallel book exhibition: "At Home" Organizer: anOtherstory-Myrtillo-Children's and Adolescent Library of the City of Athens, supported by OPANDA Exhibition duration: 31 October 2018 to 01 December 2018 Place: Myrtillo - Children's and Adolescent Library of the Municipality of Athens Organizer: Myrtillo café, supported by Athens 2018 - World Book Capital of the City of Athens Section: Book and the Arts Events in the context of the yearly theatrical and visual festival for children and adolescents "anOther Story", hosted at Myrtillo's premises

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24 September to 30 April |  Books on Wheels travel to the Nurseries of Athens

Books on Wheels is an innovative program that aims to foster a book-loving attitude among children of public elementary schools in Greece, by bringing a mobile library into the classroom. BOOKS ON WHEELS “travels” to the 72 early childhood centers of the Municipality of Athens! Twelve carry - on suitcases full of new books will reach 4.500 toddlers who will have the opportunity to enjoy contact with the books and associate them with positive feelings and people they love. Information: vivliaserodes.gr, 210 6230913   Organizer: PYRNA non profit cultural organization & Athens 2018 World Book Capital Program Section: Educational Activities

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10 September to 30 April |  Cities and Literature

Α presentation of selected excerpts, poems and prose, from texts of the modern Greek literature with the use of audiovisual media. The program involves and optional workshop of creative writing. Location: Piraeus Group Cultural Foundation, Angelou Geronta 6, Plaka The participation in Secondary School Teams is free upon booking. For more information: Alexandra Tranda, head of educational programs, 210 3256027  

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1 August to 30 April |  anOther story: leaving and living – school activities

These activities are part of the annual, thematic, literary and visual festival for children and adolescents, hosted at Myrtillo since 2017. This year's themes are traveling, escape and home, adventure and warmth, the opposites of the known and the unfamiliar. Throughout the year myrtillo organises events and experiential activities, open to the public, with creators of children's and teenage literature based on the themes of their books. For school groups attendance please contact for booking. Location: Myrtillo, Trifylias & Lampsa, Ampelokipoi, Athens More information / bookings: www.myrtillocafe.gr, 2110123176 , 6940867480 & 6971759463 Email: myrtillocafe@gmail.com & myrtillocafe2@gmail.com   

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2 June to 30 April |  «#Text Me_Fluffy Library»

Fluffy Library is a groundbreaking library that takes the form of an interactive exhibition. The ATOPOS space is overrun by Fluffy - a gigantic hybrid doll that, along with its monster-like primer, dwell in the space. Visitors are prompted to take their shoes off at the entrance and read through the primer, either alone or in the company of others. Fluffy Library will be framed by the #TextMe_Lab academic program that features lectures, discussions, workshops, performances and small-scale exhibitions by artists and adademics. Place: ATOPOS Contemporary Visual Culture, Salaminos 72 Dates & Times: Thursday - Friday 14:00 - 20:00 & Saturday - Sunday 12:00 - 18:00 Entrance: Free Organizer: Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture. With the support of Athens Culture Net Program Section: Book & the Arts

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