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WOMEN IN THE REVOLUTION
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Samuel Bjork (Cancelled)
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Graphic Novels: original narratives, literature and fairy tales using the language of comics
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Upcoming Events

Exhibition «The Collection of the French Institute of Athens (1945-1990), a unique editorial adventure »

For over 40 years, from 1945 to 1990, the French Institute of Athens has accomplished an outstanding editing job. In a partnership with Ikaros' editions, and later under its director's Octave Merlier responsibility, it published in greek both classical and contemporary French authors, such as Rabelais, Molière or Saint-John Perse, to name only a few, but it also translated Greek authors such as George Seferis, Angelos Sikelianos or Nikos Kazantzakis. The catalogue- around 150 works of great interest for researchers and for the mainstream public is part of the Institute's as well as Greece's history. Indeed, the editorial choices convey perfectly the Institute's participation in the country's life and in franco-hellenic's exchanges in those days. Organizer: French Institute of Athens Section: Open Collections

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EDO (HERE): the performance

A theatrical and musical performance with the participation of the beneficiaries of the greek street magazine "Shedia" and the City of Athens Homeless Shelter (KYADA) inspired by Italo Calvino's book "Invisible Cities". At the workshop HERE (EDO) people face the city with a look that no one has. Sounds are produced in their primary form, creating city sounds that no one has ever heard of. us. Stories telling a personal journey in a city with many faces that no one has ever noticed. Coordinators of the workshop and the performance: Marissa Triantafyllidou (actor), Dimitris Klonis (musician) Οrganizer: The performance takes place for the second time (the first was in December 2018) as part of Athens 2018 World Book Capital city of Athens in collaboration with the Educational and Social Actions of the National Opera and Athens Culture Net. Section: Book and the Arts

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The Rare and Valuable of the Hellenic Parliament Library #1

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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1821 “The difficult aspects of a multi-faceted struggle”

Maria Efthymiou, Associate Professor of History of the Greeks under the Ottomans, University of Athens, delivers open seminars, on the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the complex social, diplomatic, moral, ideological and political issues that had arisen. These lessons will discuss the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the complex social, diplomatic, moral, ideological and political issues that surround it. We will raise the question of whether it was a Revolution or not and, if so, against what. We will explore the cause of the malfunctions that endangered the Revolution, as well as the civil conflicts that almost quelled it. We will identify personal behaviours, traditional rigidities, ideological compulsions, along with the sparkles and leaps that made it glorious. Organizer: Greek Art Theatre Karolos Koun, University of Athens, with the support of Athens 2018 World Book Capital Section: Contemporary Narratives

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Ebooks in Greece: 10 years later

10 years after the introduction of ebooks in Greece, from the first ebooks and e-readers to the “e-Reading Room” of the National Library of Greece, we discuss e-reading adoption and its transformative role for readers and the book industry. Panel discussion: Nikos Argyris (publisher, Ikaros Publishing), Socrates Kabouropoulos (ex-head of Digital Book Observatory of the National Book Centre of Greece), Argyris Kastaniotis (publisher, Kastaniotis Editions) and Filippos Tsimpoglou (Director, National Library of Greece). Coordination by Michalis Kalamaras (founder of the website “Electronic Reader - eAnagnostis.gr" ). Welcome speech by Erifyli Maroniti, Athens 2018 World Book Capital. Organizer: eAnagnostis.gr & IANOS Bookstore. Supported by Athens 2018 World Book Capital / City of Athens. Section: Celebrating Reading Terms of participation: Free admission

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The press

The National Library of Greece organizes a series of printing and bookbinding workshops entitled "The Press", which are hosted by th "Open Schools" of city of Athens. The instructors of the workshops will present a manual printing press inspired by the machine that changed the world; the printing machine of Guttemberg, which allowed the mass production of books and the global dissemination of knowledge in the 15th century. In the workshop the participants will have the opportunity to learn about the art of typography and bookbinding and will bind their own notebook using a Japanese technique. Moreover, they will have the opportunity to be informed about the services offered to children, adolescents and adults, and the new Lending Collection Department of the National Library of Greece, at SNFCC. Organizer: National Library of Greece, "Open Schools" of city of Athens. With the support of Athens Culture Net. Section: Educational Activities

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Through the book I see the world differently #5

Through the books, children discover creative ways to cultivate their imagination. A source of inspiration is the exhibits of the Children's Museum of Athens, where they discover their heroes, sketch and illustrate or dramatize their own imaginative adventures. Organizer: Hellenic Children’s Museum & OPANDA Section: Educational Activities Free by priority upon availability (up to 20 participants per event) Further Information: 2103312995-6

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The press

The National Library of Greece organizes a series of printing and bookbinding workshops entitled "The Press", which are hosted by th "Open Schools" of city of Athens. The instructors of the workshops will present a manual printing press inspired by the machine that changed the world; the printing machine of Guttemberg, which allowed the mass production of books and the global dissemination of knowledge in the 15th century. In the workshop the participants will have the opportunity to learn about the art of typography and bookbinding and will bind their own notebook using a Japanese technique. Moreover, they will have the opportunity to be informed about the services offered to children, adolescents and adults, and the new Lending Collection Department of the National Library of Greece, at SNFCC. Organizer: National Library of Greece, "Open Schools" of city of Athens. With the support of Athens Culture Net  Section: Educational Activities

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The Itinerant Library of the Network for Children’s Rights #17

The Itinerant Library is a temporary space that operates for a few hours to a full day and brings n books, puzzle games and experiential activities right to the children. Organizer:Network for Children’s Rights and “Athens 2018 World Book Capital” City of Athens. With the support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Greece Section: Celebrating Reading

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Athens: the history of a city #5

This series aims at highlighting the new section of the Central Library of city of Athens, “the Athenian Library”. The Athenian Library contains rare material from the 19th century to date, covering the fields of History, Architecture, Archeology, Environment, Society, Folklore Studies and Culture, and is continuously enriched with new publications. 5th event: The times of the enslaved Athens, P. Skouze (Sevasti Lazari, Coordinator of School Philologists) Organizer: OPADNA Section: Celebrating Reading

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Τhe press

The National Library of Greece organizes a series of printing and bookbinding workshops entitled "The Press", which are hosted by th "Open Schools" of city of Athens. The instructors of the workshops will present a manual printing press inspired by the machine that changed the world; the printing machine of Guttemberg, which allowed the mass production of books and the global dissemination of knowledge in the 15th century. In the workshop the participants will have the opportunity to learn about the art of typography and bookbinding and will bind their own notebook using a Japanese technique. Moreover, they will have the opportunity to be informed about the services offered to children, adolescents and adults, and the new Lending Collection Department of the National Library of Greece, at SNFCC. Organizer:National Library of Greece, "Open Schools" of city of Athens. With the support of Athens Culture Net. Section: Educational Activities

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Museopedagogical programs in cultural spaces – “Plato’s myths”

Educational activity attempting to induce children to become acquainted with the myths of Plato’s “State” and the elements of his philosophy through entertaining as well as educational ways. Organizer: OPANDA Section: Educational Activities Groups of 15 children [8 to 12 years old]. Participation: Free Registrations at 210 5142138 (09:00 - 16:00)

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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. Organizer: OPANDA, Department of Library Collections & Cultural Spaces Section: Educational Activities 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.

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Stellitsa: dramatized narration by Sofia Avtzoglou – Anastasiadou

Through dramatization and musical games E. Arvanitis, K. Chatzistavrou and M. Aggelidou tell the story of Sttelitsa, a girl living alone in a ruined hut. One winter day, she got lost in the woods while looking for fire wood. Who can save Stella and how? Organizer: OPANDA Section: Educational Activities

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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!
  • 4 February- Αkadimia Platonos
  • 5 February- Goudi
  • 6 February- Plateia Kotzia
  • 7 February – Petralona
  • 8 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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Βjork event Cancelled
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Samuel Bjørk in Athens 2018 World Book Capital!
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Juergen Banscherus in Athens 2018 World Book Capital!
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