WORLD NEWS DIGEST ON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES, CENTERS, AND FOUNDATIONS (SEPTEMBER 2020)

PRESIDENT ILHAM ALIYEV AND FIRST LADY MEHRIBAN ALIYEVA PARTICIPATED IN THE OPENING OF THE CHILDREN’S ART SCHOOL IN BAKU AFTER THE MAJOR RENOVATION

On September 3, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the opening of the Vagif Mustafazadeh Children's Art School No. 2 in the Yasamal district of Baku after the overhaul.

The head of state and the first lady got acquainted with the conditions created in the building after the major renovation.

It was reported that the building of the Children's Art School No. 2 named after Vagif Mustafazade was built in 1904. Over the past 116 years, the building has functioned as a hospital, a comprehensive school, and since 1940 as a music school. The Heydar Aliyev Foundation overhauled the building in 2020 while maintaining the architectural style and the original appearance of the facade.

Note that the world-famous jazzman Vagif Mustafazadeh studied piano here in 1949-1956. The pupils of this school are a number of outstanding Azerbaijani composers and art workers.

https://heydar-aliyev-foundation.org/ru/

 

OPENING OF KINDERGARTENS BUILT BY THE HEYDAR ALIYEV FOUNDATION

Azerbaijan pays special attention to all areas, including strengthening the social protection of children and ensuring their healthy and happy life. The commissioning of modern daycare centers is a demonstration of this. The Heydar Aliyev Foundation makes a special contribution to the construction of new children's educational institutions, as well as the reconstruction of existing institutions at the level of modern requirements. From this point of view, projects implemented by the Foundation in connection with the reconstruction of pre-school educational institutions play an important role. The program of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation "Development of preschool educational institutions" once again confirms that education and upbringing of children is one of the important activities of the Foundation. In activities of the foundation in the field of education, wide attention is paid to the reconstruction of preschool educational institutions, to the achievement of serious qualitative changes in this area. All these important projects are a successful and logical result of the policy pursued in Azerbaijan in the field of strengthening the social protection of children.

https://heydar-aliyev-foundation.org/ru/

 

OPEN DAY ON LIBRARY DAY

 

On Library Day - September 15 - Open Day was held in a warm emotional atmosphere in the branch of the Presidential library of the Republic of Belarus in the residence of the President of the Republic of Belarus.

A tour of the Branch was organized for all the readers who visited the library that day. They learned about the creative work of the librarian, became acquainted with exhibitions, the presentation "Great librarians" and unique publications from the collection "Gifts to the President of the Republic of Belarus".

Employees of the Document Storage Department conducted an individual thematic tour "Books in foreign languages" for the reader Z. L. Kolontay.

https://www.preslib.org.by/news/type1/den-otkrytyh-dverei-v-den-bibliotek

 

BOOKS-WINNERS OF 2020 NATIONAL LITERARY PRIZE

Every year, since 2015, the National Literary Prize is held in the Republic of Belarus, organized by the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education and the Writers' Union of Belarus.

The contest is held to support the development of Belarusian fiction and creative work of writers of the Republic of Belarus, to encourage them to create new highly artistic works in the genre of poetry, prose, drama, journalism, literary criticism and literary studies for adults, children and youth, to promote books and reading in our country.

In 2020, more than 80 authors, whose works were presented in 7 categories, took part in the National Literary Award. The jury consists of well-known literary experts, critics, and heads of Belarusian publishing houses. The official award of the prizewinners took place as part of the Belarusian Writing Day in Belynichi, Mogilev Region.

https://www.preslib.org.by/news/type1/knigi-pobediteli-nacionalnoi-literaturnoi-premii-2020

 

MEGAGREENFEST–2020: DIVIDE AND RECYCLE

MegaGreenFest-2020 was held on September 19. This is a significant city event - an eco-festival held by the MEGA shopping center in collaboration with the Yeltsin Center and the Mayakovsky Central Park of Culture and Recreation.

The festival program includes events not only for adults, but also for young citizens. These are masterclasses and a poster edition, which were dedicated to the reuse of materials.

In classes for children from 6 years of age, museum teachers showed how to use in creativity or play unnecessary pieces of fabric, ribbons and tapes, old magazines, advertising flyers, wrapping paper and plastic bottle caps. Materials prepared for disposal can be found in any home.

Teachers have helped to understand how important and interesting it is to give old things new life. In the Patchwork workshop, young participants learned how to make rag dolls. It turned out that a whole puppet theater could be created from a pile of old stuff.

In the editorial office of "Eco-Manifesto", children created posters from secondary materials and discussed with teachers about ecology, ecological thinking, the health of the planet, seas and oceans. They learned what contribution each person, regardless of age, can make to nature conservation.

Parents were happy to join the children, sew dolls, and create motivational posters to save the earth. Other parents, leaving the children in the care of teachers, went to the museum on a tour "String bag, or plastic bag?"

https://yeltsin.ru/news/MegaGreenFest2020-razdelyaj-i-pererabatyvaj/

 

"LUCH". THE "HAPPINESS HYPERREALITY" ON THE WAY OUT OF QUARANTINE

Media facade of Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg has again become a giant screen for demonstration of works of the international team of video artists - the third festival of new audio-visual art "Luch" was held on the site. From September 1 to 6, it also included lectures on media culture, concerts, and exhibitions.

"Third Luch" was the first major public event of the Yeltsin Center after the quarantine and was held in compliance with anti-viral security measures. First, the number of spectators at the stylobate and exhibitions was limited in accordance with the instructions of Rospotrebnadzor. Secondly, the screening of films during the festival was postponed to a later time due to the decree of the Governor, allowing the operation of cinemas only from September 9.

https://yeltsin.ru/news/giperrealnost-schastya-na-vyhode-iz-karantina/

 

EISENHOWER PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY HOLDS VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB

ABILENE, Kan. (WIBW) - The Eisenhower Presidential Library will hold its next virtual book club on September 8.

The Eisenhower Presidential Library says it will hold its next Virtual Book Club meeting on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. and the program is free and open to the public by joining online or by phone.

The Library said it will be discussing Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High, an autobiography written by Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine. It said her memoir explores racism and focuses on the ability of young people to make a difference.

According to the Library, the 2020 Ike Book Talk series is made possible by the Eisenhower Foundation, Union Pacific Foundation, Humanities Kansas and the Abilene Public Library. For more information on the Library, visit its website.

LINK: https://www.wibw.com/2020/09/02/eisenhower-presidential-library-holds-virtual-book-club/

 

MANDELA FOUNDATION URGES S. AFRICANS TO BE HELP THOSE IN NEED AMID COVID-19

Thousands of South Africans have lost their livelihoods with the pandemic further entrenching pre-existing inequalities during the lockdown.

JOHANNESBURG - With the country battling an unprecedented rise in COVID-19 infections, the Nelson Mandela Foundation is urging South Africans to use this Mandela Day to be generous in helping those in need.

South Africa now accounts for 337,000 of the world's more than 14 million COVID-19 infections.

This means the country is firmly among the worst hit nations in the world, with more infections than Mexico, the United Kingdom and Spain.

The foundation which will host the 18th Annual Mandela Day Lecture on Saturday afternoon has implored individuals to embody the former president’s spirit of generosity, resilience and self-sacrifice during these trying times.

LINK: https://ewn.co.za/2020/07/18/mandela-foundation-urges-s-africans-to-be-help-those-in-need-amid-covid-19

 

THE THEODORE ROOSEVELT PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY WILL BE A STUNNING TRIBUTE TO NATURE IN NORTH DAKOTA

One of the first champions of environmental conservation (and our 26th president) is getting a library that perfectly fits his legacy.

Theodore Roosevelt is well known for his work to preserve some of the United States most beautiful, natural environments. Not only did he establish the United States Forest Service, he also set aside millions of acres of federal land exclusively for national parks and nature preserves.

Now, the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library will honor the former president’s work by being designed and built so it practically blends in with the natural environment around it in Medora, North Dakota.

The library will also feature sweeping views of the landscape, including Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Elkhorn Ranch, Theodore Roosevelt’s former dude ranch. There are also plans to connect to the Missouri River and the old train station where Roosevelt stopped when he visited the area.

LINK: https://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/architecture-design/theodore-roosevelt-presidential-library-design-north-dakota#:~:text=in%20North%20Dakota-,The%20Theodore%20Roosevelt%20Presidential%20Library%20Will%20Be%20a%20Stunning%20Tribute,be%20in%20Medora%2C%20North%20Dakota.&text=Not%20only%20did%20he%20establish,national%20parks%20and%20nature%20preserves.