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"Nie geht es nur um Vergangenheit" // Book presentation and talk with Wolfgang Benz, Johannes Czwalina and Dan Shambicco // German National Library in Leipzig // Monday, 25 February 2019, 19:00

Buchcover "Nie geht es nur um Vergangenheit"

There are now only a few living witnesses of World War II, and soon we will only be able to hear second-hand accounts. In the book "Nie geht es nur um Vergangenheit" ("It’s never just about the past"), former refugees who now live close to the trilateral border between Germany, France and Switzerland or whose escape routes took them through this area talk about their life-changing experiences.
Editors Wolfgang Benz, Johannes Czwalina and Dan Shambicco read passages from contributions to the book on:

Monday, 25 February 2019, 19:00, German National Library in Leipzig

Event organised by the German National Library’s German Exile Archive 1933–1945.

Free admission

Registration in Leipzig

Zur rechten Zeit: Wider die Rückkehr des Nationalismus // Book presentation with Norbert Frei, Franka Maubach, Christina Morina and Maik Tändler // German National Library in Frankfurt am Main // Monday, 25 February 2019, 19:30

Buchcover „Zur rechten Zeit: Wider die Rückkehr des Nationalismus“

The yearning for a ‘conservative revolution’ can be traced throughout all of German post-war history. Time and again, nationalist conservatives and right-wing extremists have challenged liberal democracy. Yet ever since the ‘refugee crisis’, the explosive power of their arguments has vastly increased, with many nationalist viewpoints suddenly becoming commonplace in German society. The historians of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena highlight what is currently at stake – and how things have gotten to this point. (Photo: Ullstein Verlag)

A joint event of the Fritz Bauer Institute, the Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" at Frankfurt University, Ullstein Buchverlage, Karl Marx Buchhandlung and the German National Library.

Free admission. Book directly using the booking form

Circus at the Printers. Czech avant-garde // Showcase exhibition in the display vault of the German Museum of Books and Writing // German National Library in Leipzig // 6 February to 11 August 2019

Fotomontage: Jindřich Štyrský

Founded in 1918, the Czechoslovakian Republic offered fertile ground for innovation in book design. Alongside cinema and cabaret, the circus served as an important source of inspiration. (photomontage: Jindřich Štyrský)

An exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing and the Saxon State and University Library Dresden to celebrate the 2019 Czech Year of Culture, in collaboration with the Prague Museum of Czech Literature and the guest country of the Czech Republic – Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Moravian Library and the Leipzig Book Fair.

Discover the "Circus at the Printers" during one of our guided curator’s tours.

Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays 10–18, Thursday 10–20,
closed Monday
Free admission

Wir suchen Verstärkung // Deutsche Nationalbibliothek in Leipzig und Frankfurt am Main // Bewerbungsfrist: 22. Februar 2019

Nutzerin im Gespräch an der Information der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek

Sie suchen eine spannende Aufgabe im Bibliotheksumfeld, bei der Sie Ihre Kenntnisse und Erfahrungen optimal einsetzen können? Dabei wollen Sie sich weiterentwickeln – fachlich und persönlich? Sie sind teamfähig, aber auch ergebnisorientiert und arbeiten qualitätsbewusst? Sie wollen die vielfältigen Angebote und Dienste in einer der wichtigsten Kultur- und Gedächtniseinrichtungen Deutschlands mitgestalten? Dann passen Sie gut zu uns. (Foto: DNB, Stephan Jockel)

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School holiday programme for children at the German Museum of Books and Writing // German National Library in Leipzig

Wir lesen Euch vor!

The German Museum of Books and Writing is once again putting together a varied programme for pupils in this year's winter break.

It is running a selection of creative workshops on topics such as "Step-by-step guide to bookbinding", "Screen Printing", "DIY decorated paper" and "Tangrami made easy". Dates

Primary school children will be treated to exciting adventures on 23 February. During our story-telling marathon, prepare to be inspired – but be careful, it's catching! The readings start at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00.

Admission to all these events is free. No advance booking is required.

Besides the creative winter holiday activities, the Museum offers a variety of participatory events throughout the year. Families, school classes or senior citizens: the "Hands-on Museum" events offer something for everyone. (Photo: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Fanni Fröhlich).

Library Congress 2019 // Libraries for Change // Congress Center Leipzig // 18 to 21 March 2019


The seventh Library Congress will take place in Leipzig from 18 to 21 March 2019. Its motto will be “Libraries for change”. The congress will also mark the 108th German Librarian Day. (Photo: Jens Schlüter/Deutscher Bibliotheksverband dbv)

Employees of the German National Library get involved with lectures, workshops and advisory sessions at the stand (Level +1, K03 in the special exhibition).

You will find more information about the German Library Congress 2019 here.

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