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The event began with a screening of the story of how the Tanafas came to be, with the persons involved in its making offering their points of view.
The rare two-volume set is a copy from the second edition of the 1764 English language translation of the Quran by English author George Sale.
A library in Brooklyn called the Greenpoint Library made a thousand origami colourful cranes with messages of love and hope written on them for victims and survivors of the pandemic.
The two initiatives - ‘Everyone’s Library’ and ‘Reader to Reader’, align with the Reading Month’s 2021 theme ‘My Family Reads’, and aim to instil and support positive reading habits among children.
The tour offered a comprehensive overview of HoW’s key features – an impressive collection of physical and digital resources including rare books, its multipurpose halls, spaces dedicated for reading, working, hosting events and exhibitions, fabrication laboratories, and an advanced printing facility.
The Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD), a passion project launched by Ghanaian-British writer Sylvia Arthur.
During the visit, the delegation acquainted themselves with MBRL’s various facilities, services and libraries.
Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is launching the inaugural Hatta Used-Book Fair as part of the Dubai Public Library (DPL) summer camp, which will kick off on Monday and end on Aug.28.