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A world of knowledge awaits you // Apprenticeship Day // German National Library in Leipzig // Thursday, 15 November, 14:00 to 18:00


Apprentices of the German National Library will again be providing information on the apprenticeships offered at the Leipzig site.

Those interested have the opportunity to gain insights into the different areas, ask questions and talk to the trainees.

The German National Library offers the following courses of training:

  • Media and Information Services Specialist, subject area: Library
  • Computer Science Expert, subject area: System Integration

Meet in the foyer of the old building.
Admission is free of charge.

More about the courses of training at the Geman National Library

Komm, wir lesen Dir vor! // Readings on National Reading Aloud Day // German National Library in Leipzig // Friday, 16 November 2018, at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 and 14:00

Der Bundesweite Vorlesetag

A reading adventure at the German Museum of Books and Writing of the German National Library: The 15th National Reading Aloud Day is on 16 November 2018 – and we, too, will be doing our part again!

Free admission. Registration including group registration, at or Tel. +49 341 2271-324

About the event

"The Little Prince" // Puppet show for children aged 12 and upwards // German National Library in Leipzig // Friday, 16 November 2018, 17:00

 Ein Mann vor einem hellen Vorhang, auf dem eine Puppe sitzt

To celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Franco-German Treaty of Friendship, the German National Library presents Theater WIWO, who will perform "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The curtain will rise at 17:00 and the Little Prince's journey will begin. A pilot is forced to make an emergency landing in the desert. He is surprised to come across a boy – known as the 'Little Prince', who needs his help. Learning to 'see with your heart', seeking out the hidden things of life, questioning customs and habits and taking responsibility for the things you love – these, no less, are the lessons of "The Little Prince".

The puppet show is for adults and children aged from 12.

Audience numbers are limited.

Booking at: or Tel. +49 341 2271-324
Free admission

About the event

"Rettet wenigstens die Kinder" // Book presentation // German National Library in Frankfurt am Main / Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 19:00

Renata Harris mit ihrer Mutter Grete

The book “Rettet wenigstens die Kinder” (“At least save the children”) focuses on the life stories of the children rescued and the fate of their families. A musical backdrop to the evening will be provided by pianist Professor Dr. Joachim Reinhuber and baritone Noah Reinhuber. .

After the November pogroms in 1938, around 20,000 Jewish children from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia were rescued by being transported abroad by the so-called ‘Kindertransporte’. About half of the children rescued came to England, as did Renata Harris, whose mother Grete was deported and murdered by the Nazis. The photo on the left shows the mother and daughter still together in Germany. . (Foto: Privat)

Event organised by the German Exile Archive 1933–1945 in cooperation with the project Jewish Life in Frankfurt am Main.

Free admission
Book directly using the booking form or call.: +49 69 1525-1961

Campus mile – ideas for redeveloping the Frankfurter Alleenring // Panel discussion // German National Library in Frankfurt am Main // Monday, 26 November 2018, 19:30

Visualisierung einer innerstädtischen Flaniermeile

This event will furnish information on the results of the student ideas competition for the “Campus Mile” and serve as a platform for representatives of the institutions involved to discuss the future of the project. 

The Goethe University’s Westend campus, the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and the German National Library are all situated along the northern part of the Alleenring ring road in Frankfurt. In future, this area is to be developed into a “Campus Mile” and thus become the most important academic axis in Frankfurt and the surrounding region.

Following the model of Frankfurt’s Museumsufer (museum embankment), the objective is to connect the institutions and give the ring road a spatial identity. A national student ideas competition was held for this purpose. (Picture: fra uas)

We will be providing information on and discussing the results and possible further steps with representatives of the neighbouring institutions and the municipal authorities of Frankfurt am Main.

Free admission. Book directly using the booking form or call: +49 69 1525 1101.

About the event

"Image factories" // Exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing on tour at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences // 19 October to 14 December 2018

Blick in die Ausstellung "Bildfabriken. Infografik 1920-1940."

The English-language exhibition "Image Factories. Infographics 1920–1945. Fritz Kahn, Otto Neurath et al" is currently on display in Potsdam. It was opened as part of the conference information+. The conference focuses on interdisciplinary practices in information design and data visualisation. In this highly topical context, the exhibition helps shed light on the historical derivations of infographics and economies of perception. It presents solutions developed at the beginning of the 20th century – in the face of a hitherto unknown flood of information and globalisation of knowledge – to disseminate information by means of images.

The touring exhibition can be viewed on the campus of Potsdam University of Applied Sciences until 14 December. It is an extract from the exhibition that was on display at the German Museum of Books and Writing earlier this year. (Photo: tecton/Julia Nitsche)

Free admission. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 11:00–16:00

Hermann Broch – Frank Thiess. Der Briefwechsel einer intellektuellen Freundschaft // Mit Paul Michael Lützeler und Thedel von Wallmoden // Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Frankfurt am Main // Donnerstag, 13. Dezember 2018, 19 Uhr


Hermann Broch war bereits Mitte Vierzig, als er 1930 den ersten Band seiner "Schlafwandler"-Romantrilogie veröffentlichte. In Wien lernte er 1928 Frank Thiess kennen, einen der erfolgreichsten Schriftsteller der Weimarer Republik. Nach der Annexion Österreichs musste Broch aufgrund seiner jüdischen Herkunft in die USA flüchten. Thiess hingegen glaubte, Deutschland nicht verlassen zu können. Es entwickelte sich eine Freundschaft, die sich in der Zwischenkriegszeit festigte und sich auch nach 1945 bewährte. Ihr langjähriger Briefwechsel besticht durch die Offenheit in der Kritik an ihren Büchern und spiegelt eine Zeit voller politischer und gesellschaftlicher Umstürze. Paul Michael Lützeler, Professor für deutsche und vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft an der Washington University in St. Louis (USA), und Thedel von Wallmoden, Gründer und Leiter des Wallstein Verlags, stellen den jüngst erschienenen Briefwechsel vor. (Foto: Wallstein Verlag)

Eine Veranstaltung des Deutschen Exilarchivs 1933–1945 in Kooperation mit dem Wallstein Verlag und der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz.

Eintritt frei.

Anmeldung direkt per Anmeldeformular oder Tel.: +49 69 1525-1961

Additional Information


The German National Library in Leipzig will be closed on Wednesday 21 November 2018. The Exhibitions of the German Museum of Books and Writing will be closed as well.

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