LATVIA'S CENTENARY BOOKS

During 2018, Latvia is celebrating its centenary and important visitors will be arriving from both near and far. They will each bring a present for the people of Latvia – a special book of their own choosing with their own message to complement the collection in the People’s Bookshelf. As the other residents of the People’s Bookshelf, these gifts can be viewed on this site.

 

Gifts from Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, 6 December

A gift from Photini Tomai –Constantopoulou, Director of the Service of the Diplomatic Archives of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 28 November

The gift was presented to Library Communcations department director

Ieva Gundare (from the left) by the Author Photini Tomai –Constantopoulou,

the Ambassador from Greece to Latvia Alexandros Rallis and the Assistant to

the Ambassador Rolanda Fromholde

A gift from the Patent office of the Republic of Latvia marking the opening of the exhibition Inventory Activities in Latvia 1918-1940 in the Library, 29 November

The gift is presented by Sandris Laganovskis, Director of the Patent office to Ieva Gundare, Director of the Library Communications department

Gifts were presented (from the right) by the President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Finland
Sauli Niinistö and President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid

to the President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis and Library director Andris Vilks, 18 November

Gifts from Rīgas Centra humanitārā vidusskola (Rīga Centre Humanitarian School) in honour of
Latvia’s centenary, 16 November

Gifts from the staff of Baltic International Bank marking the 25th anniversary of the bank’s foundation,
14 November

The gifts are presented by (from the right) bank’s leading employees

Laima Zēmele and Jekaterina Kuzņecova, Chairman of the Board

Viktors Bolbats to Library Director Andris Vilks and Director of NLL’s Foundation Kārina Pētersone

A Gift from Penny Goh, Honorary Consul of Latvia in Singapore, 2 November

Penny Goh, Honorary Consul of Latvia in Singapore and Library

director Andris Vilks

A gift from the German Federal President
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, 30 October The gift is presented to Library director Andris Vilks by the Ambassador of Germany to Latvia Rolf Schütte

Gifts from Monika Kapil Mohta, Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia, 19 October

The gifts are received by Library Executive Director Dzintra Mukāne

A gift from the Uzbekistan Transnational and Fellowship Committee, 5 October

“The Road to Happiness” is received by Library Deputy Director

Anda Lamaša

Gifts from from Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, (Great Britain), 9 October

A gift from Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, 3 October

Linas Linkevičius, MFA of the Republic of Lithuania, Edgars Rinkēvičs, MFA of the Republic of Latvia, Library Deputy Director Anda Lamaša.

A gift from his Holiness Pope Francis, 24 September

Photo: Ojārs Jansons

Marking the European Week of Sport in Latvia, Secretary-General of the Latvian Sports Federation Artūrs Balodis-Rozītis, sports journalist Anatolijs Kreipāns and President of the Latvian Football Federation Kaspars Gorkšs present their donated books on 26 September.

The gifts are received by National Library of Latvia Director Andris Vilks (on the right) and Public Relations Manager Augusts Zilberts (on the left)

Gifts from Baltic and Nordic countries Ombudspersons during their annual meeting, 19 september

Photo: Kristians Luhaers

Gifts from Nordplus project “CreaTeams in Library” participants from Island, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania and Sweden, 14 September

A gift from Alexander Van der Bellen, President of the Republic of Austria, 14 September

A gift from Prokopis Pavlopouos, President of the Republic of Greece, 14 September

A gift from Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia, 13 September

A gift from Mrs Haman Al Aleeli, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Latvia, 5 September

The gift is presented to Library director Andris Vilks by Deputy Ambassador Shahad Al Hammadi

A gift from the Government of the Republic of Estonia,
21 August

First Joint Session of the Governments of the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Latvia

A gift from Japan’s leading garden designer, also the author of Likteņdārzs (Fate Garden) Masuno Shunmyo,
10 August

Masuno Shunmyo and Library Communications department director

Ieva Laizāne

A gift from the Prime Minister of Luxembourg
Xavier Bettel, 27 July

The gift is presented to Library director Andris Vilks by the Ambassador of Latvia to Luxembourg Ilze Ruse

A gift from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana Shirley Ayorkor-Botchwey, 20 July

A gift from the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei, 19 July

A gift from the Ambassador of Finland to Latvia
Olli Kantanen, 6 July

Gifts from Honorary Consuls of the Republic of Latvia in
27 countries, 4 July

A gift from Līga Ruperte, founder of the 3 x 3 movement,
4 July

 

A gift from the State Secretary of the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary Csaba Latorcai, 4 July

A gift from the President of Italy Sergio Mattarella, 3 July

A gift from the President of Poland Andrzej Duda, 27 June

A gift from the delegation of the Hellenic Parliament (Parliament of Greece), 20 June

Members of the Hellenic Parliament Georgios Papafilippou and

Kostas Hatzidakis, Library director Andris Vilks, Ambassador of Greece in Latvia Alexandros Rallis

Gifts from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Estonia Priit Pikamäe, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Latvia Ivars Bičkovičs and the President of the Supreme Court of Lithuania Rimvydas Norkus, 14 June

A gift from the President of Ireland
Michael Daniel Higgins, 18 June

A gift from Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker of the Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Parliament of India), 14 June

A gift from His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, 11 June

A gift from Andrej Danko, Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, 11 June

A gift from Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons, 28 May

A gift from Paweł Lewandowski,
Republic of Poland Ministry of Culture and National Heritage under-secretary of State, 28 May

A gift from Strazdumuiža Boarding School - Development Centre for Visually Impaired and Blind Children, 28 May

Strazdumiuža Boarding School students and teachers, Library director Andris Vilks

A gift from Marija Pejčinović Burić, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Crotia, 25 May

A gift from Gunilla Herdenberg, National Librarian of the National Library of Sweden, 24 May

A gift from the President of the Swiss Confederation
Alain Berset, 14 May

A gift from CERN Director for Accelerators and Technology, Frédérick Bordry, 14 May

Gifts from the Centenary Bureaus of Estonia, Lithuania and Poland, 3 May

A gift from Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland, 9 May

A gift from H.R.H. Crown Princess of Sweden Victoria and H.R.H. Prince of Sweden Daniel, 27 April

A gift from H.R.H. Crown Prince of Norway Haakon and H.R.H. Crown Princess of Norway Mette-Marit, 23 April

Latvia in London!


Marking the Baltic countries’ Market Focus status at the international London Book Fair, Arno Jundze, as Chair of Latvia’s Writers’ Union, on 6 April is donating 52 books by Latvian authors, translated into 19 languages.

Gifts from investigative TV broadcast Nekā personīga journalists Ilze Jaunalksne and Andrejs Vasks, 28 March

Ilze Jaunalksne, Library Director of Communications Department
Ieva Laizāne, Andrejs Vasks

A gift from Swedbank Latvia Chairman of the Board Reinis Rubenis, 23 March

Library Director Andris Vilks and Swedbank Latvia Chairman of the Board Reinis Rubenis

A gift from the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, 2 March

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman

Photo: Kristians Luhaers

A gift from the Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas, 27 February

Photo: Kristians Luhaers

A gift from the Speaker of the House of Commons, United Kingdom, 14 February

Speaker of the House of Commons John Berkow

A gift from the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, 16 January

Photo: Kristians Luhaers

A gift from the Prime Minister of Denmark, 16 January

Photo: Kristians Luhaers

A gift from the Prime Minister of Japan and his wife, 13 January

Photo: Kristians Luhaers

Opening of Latvia’s Centenary celebrations, 18 January

Photo: Ernests Dinka, Saeima