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Moscow libraries and cultural centers have prepared interesting virtual events. You can join them from 20 to 25 October.

You can touch the world of science fiction, learn everything about the heroes of your favorite fairy tales and immerse yourself in the world of Ivan Bunin’s poetry thanks to the online events of libraries and cultural centers in Moscow. From October 20 to October 25, online lectures and performances for children and adults will be held on their pages on social networks and on YouTube video hosting channels.

Remember the poetry of Bunin and the work of Rodari

On October 20, at 12:00, at the online lecture, the library No. 194 will present an extensive selection of materials about Ivan Bunin. The event is timed to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the classic. The video will be published on the library page on the social network “In contact with”…

The cultural center “Leader” will celebrate the birthday of another famous writer. October 23 at 16:00 on the center page in “Instagram” there will be an online meeting dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Gianni Rodari. Viewers will learn about the life of the author of “Cipollino”, get acquainted with his poems and fairy tales. Rodari’s creativity will also be devoted to an online meeting of the literary club “Book Laboratory” in library number 177. Users will be able to take part in an exciting quiz and try their hand at writing comic poetry. The event will take place on October 24 at 15:00 on Zoom platform…

Listen to fairy tales performed by artists and writers

For lovers of fairy tales, the library № 172 will organize a virtual conversation with the children’s writer Natalia Yaroslavtseva. On October 21, at 12:00, she will introduce everyone to the story “The Story of a House”, co-authored with Galina Zakhvatova, and read her fairy tale “Guest from the Jungle”. The online meeting will take place on the library’s social media page Facebook…

Library № 221 named after R.I. Rozhdestvensky will present a new video from the series “Fairy Tales for Children”. The release will be conducted by the theater and film actress Anna Kurkova. Children will hear stories by Tatiana Letova, poems by Yulia Zyu, tales by Tatiana Klapchuk and Nadezhda Sultanhan, poems by Ksenia Valakhanovich, and excerpts from Denis Sorokotyagin’s story “The Tale of the Old Nail.” The entry will be published on YouTube channel libraries on October 22 at 16:00.

Meet the director and get into the world of science fiction

Library No. 180 named after Nikolai Fedorov is organizing an online performance by filmmaker and artist from New York, Anton Vidokle. His work has received international recognition at major European art shows and biennials. The video will appear on YouTube channel libraries on October 22 at 18:00.

On the same day at 19:00 the libraries of the Western Administrative District of Moscow will present an online lecture “Avant-garde in Russian fiction”. On it, users will be told about science fiction writers of the 20-30s of the XX century. The event will take place at Zoom platform… To participate, you will need to register…

Library No. 180 named after Nikolai Fedorov will also offer you to immerse yourself in the world of science fiction. October 23 at 18:00 for YouTube channel the reading room will host the next lecture within the framework of the “Space Lecture Hall”. Viewers will learn about the development of Russian and foreign science fiction at the end of the 19th – first half of the 20th century. Library No. 169 “Prospect” will hold the fifth online meeting of the “Children’s Book as Art” cycle. This time the audience will be introduced to the illustrator Tatyana Bulgakova. The video will be published on October 23 at 17:00 on YouTube channel libraries.

Watch performances and listen to music

The cultural centers of the capital this week will present theatrical performances and concerts in an online format. So, on October 22 at 19:00 on YouTube channel the cultural center “Zagorie” will perform the choir of the Russian song “Moskovia”. It will be dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Yesenin. The choir will perform songs and romances based on his poems.

And on October 23 at 17:00 the cultural center “Mitino” and the theater-studio “Door” will present a performance-tragicomedy by Ksenia Dragunskaya “Big Fur Daddy” official website cultural center. In her performance, director-producer Ekaterina Gustyakova shows the importance of the presence of parental love in a child’s life.

Another concert is scheduled for October 25th. It will take place at 12:00 on YouTube channel cultural center “Salute”. The vocal ensemble “Inspiration” will present its work.

The cultural life of the capital continues both offline and online. Virtual event programs not only libraries and cultural centers, but also museums and city parks offer the attention of citizens.

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