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1 A RIDDLE I have no tongue, But tell a story, I have leaves, But I`m not a tree. Can you guess me?

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3 ‘THE WORLD OF BOOKS’

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5 The National Library of Belarus

6 It was established on September 15, 1922 The first director of the library was Josef Simanovsky The first collection totaled items The number of users persons

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8 A part of the book-stock is fulfilled on the principle of thermos for neutralization of temperature difference influences and temperature-moistury conditions security. There are technological corridors rated along the outside walls, sunlluminated by the sun, they create an air space that prevents temperature differences.

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12 Organization of catalogues

13 The reading area includes: Reference-Information Department; Service Department; Manuscripts, Old-Printed and Rare Editions Department; Belarusian Literature Department; Fine Arts and Cartography Department; Music Editions, Sound Recording and Video- and Photo-Documents Department. The Museum of book The Museum of the Library.

14 Corridors and halls with entrances in reading rooms are rated throughout the three levels of reading area around the central core. It allows a visitor to be oriented clearly in inner space and not to waste time in search of necessary room.

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19 The Museum of Book

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23 At present time, the National Library of Belarus is characterized by the following activities: Depository Stock - 8 millions items; Annual Acquisitions copies of printed editions Readers persons; Annual Book-Delivery - 3,2 millions items, including International Loan items; Number of Own-Published Issues - 20 titles per year by total volume of 290 quires.

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25 The Library of Congress from Internet The Internet is a huge network of computers spanning this planet. As we know there are many legends about the Internet capabilities. And these legends are thoroughly justified. Default.aspx

26 1. In 1633 Galileo was convicted of grave suspicious of heresy. 2. The library has over a million current issues of newspapers. 3. It contains one of the first printings of the Declaration of Independence. 4. The library has about original cartoon drawings and prints. 5.” Preservation” is an exquisite book.It was printed in The first document on which the name of America appears was created in 1507 by a man from Germany.

27 Let your eyes have a rest!

28 KEEP YOURSELVES FIT

29 Building of the Library of Congress

30 Plan of Library of Congress

31 From history…… The library of Congress was established by an act of Congress in 1800 when President John Adams signed a bill providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington. Within a month retired President Thomas Jefferson offered his personal library as a replacement. Jefferson had spent 50 years accumulating books, “putting by everything which related to America, and indeed whatever was rare and valuable in every science; his library was considered to be one of the finest in the United States his collection included books in foreign languages and volumes of philosophy, science, literature and other topics not normally viewed as part of a legislative library.

32 From history…… In January 1815, Congress accepted Jefferson’s offer, appropriating $23,950 for his 6, 478 books and the foundation was laid for a great national library. In 1870 in according with the copyright law all copyright applicants had to send to the library two copies of their work. This result in a flood of books, maps, music and photographs. Facing a shortage of shelf space at the Capitol in 1873 Congress authorized a competition to design plans for the new Library. In 1886, after many proposals, Congress authorized construction of a new Library building in the style of the Italian Renaissance in accordance with a design prepared by Washington architects John L Smithmeyer and Paul J. Pelz. In 1892 a new architect Edward Pearce Casey began to supervise the interior work including sculptural and painted decoration by more than 50 artists.

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34 Choose the right variant Choose the right variant 1. When was The National Library of Belarus founded? When was the Library of Congress founded? Who were the architects of the National Library of Belarus? Vinogradov and KramarenkoArbuzov and Pelz

35 4. Who were the architects of the building of the Library of Congress? a)John L Smithmeyer and Paul J Pelz b) Edward Pearce Casey 5. What library is the oldest? a) The National Library of Belarus b) The library of Congress 6.What does the form of the National library of Belarus symbolize? mindbrains

36 1.Read books in bed 2.Don`t return books to the library on time 3.Make dog's ears in the books 4.Books are our enemies 5. Always eat while reading 6. Tear the pages out of the book CORRECT THE MISTAKES CORRECT THE MISTAKES

37 Answer the questions 1. How many reading-rooms are in the National Library of Belarus? 2. How often are the exhibits changed in the picture gallery in the National Library of Belarus? 3. In what style was the building of the Library of Congress built? 4. How many bronze status are in the Main Reading Room?

38 Put these events in the right order. Please work in groups. 1. The library of Congress was opened. 2. Caxton invented the press. 3. Francisk Scoryna printed his first book 4. The National Library of Belarus was opened 5. English lesson about books is taking place in the gymnasium #4, 8A 6. Books have been printed on paper.

39 1. Books have been printed on paper 2. Caxton invented the press. 3. Francisk Scoryna printed his first book 4.The library of Congress was opened. 5. The National Library of Belarus was opened 6. English lesson about books is taking place in the gymnasium #4, 8A

40 Write a poem about the library using the words on the board.

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42 Your homework for team from America: write 10 sentences about the National Library of Belarus for team from Belarus: write 10 sentences about the Library of Congress

43 Have a good day! Thank you for your work


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