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Libraries and cultural centers have prepared a festive online program for adults and children. From December 17 to December 30, on the Internet sites of institutions, it will be possible to take part in creative master classes, attend music concerts and performances, and play quests.

What secrets do animators keep, why do the Spaniards eat a dozen grapes for the New Year, and how to properly set the festive table? The capital’s libraries and cultural centers are offered to learn about this and many other things in December. They prepared New Year’s online lectures, master classes and quests for the whole family.

“From 17 to 30 December, more than 30 virtual festive events will take place on the official websites of the institutions, as well as on their YouTube channels and pages in social networks. We invite children, their parents, as well as grandparents to attend creative workshops, listen to festive concerts and performances, go through funny quests and come up with entertaining games themselves. Some events will be broadcasted live in social networks, others will be shown in recording, “- said the press service of the Moscow Directorate for the Development of Cultural Centers

Metropolitan Department of Culture.

On the first day of the festive online program, December 17, at 12:00 on the Atom club page in the social network Facebookthe audience will be awaited by an expert on modern etiquette Elena Vervitskaya. She will tell you about the rules for setting the New Year’s table, share ideas on how to spend time entertainingly with her family on a holiday. For example, create a Christmas album with plans and wishes.

Cultural center “Meridian” invites to watch cartoons. official websiteOn December 20, at 20:00, New Year’s animated films will be shown, the characters of which are preparing for the holiday. Among them are the cartoons “Fir Trees” (directed by Rim Sharafutdinov, 2017), “Holiday” (directed by Nina Bisyarina, 2015), and “Star” (directed by Svetlana Andrianova, 2014). Film critic Alena Sycheva will tell you more about the animators who created these films and new trends in animation.

The next day, December 21, at 18:00 at Instagram account the site “MosART” of the cultural center “Ivanovsky” will begin the online quest “Snow Slides”. Both children and adults can play it. The participants of the quest will perform interactive New Year’s tasks, solve puzzles and ciphers, overcome intellectual barriers. The winner will receive a prize from the cultural center.

You can learn about the traditions and history of celebrating the New Year and Christmas in different countries on December 23. At 19:00, culturologist Yulia Milovich-Sheralieva will go live on Instagram account Central City Youth Library named after M.A. Svetlova. She will tell you that Bali celebrates two new years. One in winter, on the night of December 31 to January 1, and the other most often in spring. The date is based on the Balinese calendar and depends on the phase of the moon. Also, at the online lecture, you will be able to find out why in Spain on New Year’s Eve it is imperative to eat a dozen grapes while the clock strikes and why tangerines, Olivier and champagne are so often on holiday tables in Russia.

The Cultural Center “Druzhba” invites everyone to a master class on creating New Year’s toys from airy plasticine. This is a plastic colored mass that hardens quickly. By weight, crafts made from it can be compared with foam. Because of this, airy plasticine is sometimes also called light. Anna Nazarova, an artist and head of the arts and crafts studios of the cultural center, will make Christmas decorations together with the audience. Live broadcasts will be held on December 25 at 12:00 on social media pages “In contact with”, Facebookand “Instagram”.

The next day, December 26, at 12:00, the Zagorye cultural center will show the online performance The Snow Queen by the Moscow creative team Your Theater On the Outskirts. The famous fairy tale about Kai and Gerda can be watched by the whole family on YouTube channel cultural center.

Library-reading room named after A.S. Pushkin invites music lovers on December 30 at 19:00 to visit his YouTube channel… There will be an online acoustic concert of Alexei Vdovin – a poet, musician, leader of the rock groups NedRa and Vdovin & Tabor, a participant in many festivals such as Invasion, Wild Mint and others. On New Year’s Eve, Alexey, together with accordion player Alexander Somov, will perform songs of his own composition from different years, dedicated to winter and New Year.

Full schedule and links to events can be found on the site “Online. Bibliogorod”.

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The Online.Bibliogorod portal was created by the Moscow Directorate for the Development of Cultural Centers of the Department of Culture. This electronic resource with access to information content of libraries and cultural centers was launched in April.

The portal menu consists of 11 sections, such as “Electronic Resources”, “Book Recommendations”, “Online Activities”, “Videos”, “Live Interviews”, “Meetings with Writers”, “Contests and Promotions”, “Anniversary Writers “,” Library of Publishers “,” Travel Library “,” Quests for Children “. On the site you can read works for free, watch performances, concerts and lectures, take part in master classes.

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