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On March 18, 2016, during the morning and afternoon hours, there will be short closures on the route of Szent György Street and in the Lion Courtyard, due to an event held in the Budapest Historical Museum. This will affect pedestrian traffic too, so we recommend you to use the Express Elevator on Palota Street instead.
On Saturday March 12, we are waiting for our readers during the usual opening hours of NSZL. The next time our reading rooms will be opened is Wednesday March 16, 9 a.m. Between March 13 and 15, 2016 our temporary exhibitions will also be closed.
This unique exhibition presents the ties of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel (Eretz Ysrael), to the cradle of Hebrew language, script and Jewish literature. All of the displayed objects depict Hebrew letters and captions, they are related to religious customs and were used in homes or in the synagogue as ceremonial objects.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, the website of 1956 Institute – Oral History Archive has been redesigned. We tried to make the site more transparent, the number of downloadable publications increased and up-to-date information is available on staff publications and on the interviews made for Oral History Archive. Also more content is offered in English.
We are proud to present our latest thematic content service: a virtual exhibition almost entirely covering the exhibition entitled Our Pauliner Monks, the White Friars, organized jointly by National Széchényi Library and the Hungarian Pauliner Convent, open in Pécs between October 2014 and February 2015.
The Exhibition of Young Writers was opened on March 8, 2016, at 4 p.m. in National Széchényi Library. At the exhibition, where talented young writers and poets are presented through their works, portraits, CVs, publication lists, visitors also have the opportunity to look at the original manuscripts of young authors.
On March 10, at 5 p.m., we are going to screen new films from the works which were presented at the Hungarian Pavilion of Expo Milano 2015. Hope and Myth is a documentary, coming in two parts, presenting the life path of charismatic poet-film director Imre Gyöngyössy. After that, we will screen a documentary made of the recollections of Zoltán Peskó.
On March 10, 2016, we present a recently published book written by Farkas Gábor Farkas, Head of the Early Printed Books Collection of NSZL. The title of the book is Régi könyvek, új kalandok. 12 történet a könyvtárak mélyéről (Old books, new adventures. 12 stories from the depth of libraries).
In cooperation of the German Embassy in Budapest and National Széchényi Library, a bilingual album entitled Germanico-Hungarica, Album mit Schätzen aus der Sammlung Alter Drucke, Album a Régi Nyomtatványok Tára kincseiből (Album from the Treasures of the Early Printed Books Collection) was published recently.
The Exhibition of Young Writers will be opened on March 8, 2016, at 4 p.m. in National Széchényi Library where manuscripts of talented young writers and poets will be presented. The material of the exhibition will be auctioned on April 12 and all the revenues will go to the authors. The aim of the program series is to pave the way for civil patronage, in order to create a new source of funding for the generation of young writers.  
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