Day of the Open Library

Day of the Open Library

This Friday, on July 19 will take place a project which is particularly dear to our heart: The Open Library!

This day will be truly joyful and ambitious, with a program including a book fair, round tables, a children's party, a battle of poets, a class on reading technique, the presentation of the concept of the Open Library, and concerts of Metropolis and Cheese People!

Our book festival will be attended by Boris Kupriyanov (Phalanx), Natalya Fishman (Moscow’s Department of Culture. Advisor at Kapkova SA), Alexander Arkhangelsky, Mikhail Gelfand, Lev Lurie, Dmitry Gubin, Leo Goldfinches, Igor Vodopyanov, Alexander Sokurov, Zakhar Prilepin, Katerina Gordeeva and many others.

The Open Library is a book festival in honor of the opening of the first non-governmental project entitled the Open Library.

Looking forward to seeing everyone from 11:00 to 23:00, please come!

The Open Library’s programme:


14:00-15:30 A large round table on How to open a library

Moderator - Nikolai Solodnikov

Participants: Boris Kupriyanov (Phalanx), Natalya Fishman (Moscow’s Department of Culture. Advisor at Kapkova SA), Alexander Archangelsky (writer and broadcaster), Dmitry Gubin (journalist), Zoja Chalova (Mayakovsky’s Library), Sergey Basov (Head of the Department of Library Science and Methodology, Russian National Library), Olga Ustinov (Director of the National Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired), Tatiana Novikova (Chief Librarian, methodical and innovative sector of the Neva CBS)

16:00-17:30 Small round table: The Unbearable independence, on the problems of independent bookstores and publishers

Moderator - Nikolai Solodnikov

Members: Boris Kupriyanov (Phalanx), Natalya Fishman (Moscow’s Department of Culture. Advisor at Kapkova SA), Mikhail Ivanov (Subscription Publisher), Arina Gromyko (Lenizdat), Dmitry Gubin (journalist)

Lectures, presentations, master classes

12:00-13:00 Boris Kipnis (historian)

Lecture The main disease of the century

13:00-13:50 Open discussion with Alexander Sokurov

13:00-14:00 Valery Panyushkin (journalist)

Presentation of the book: Rise of the consumer and Code Koshchey: Russian fairy tale through the eyes of a lawyer

13:00-14:00 Alexander Arkhangelsky

Presentation of the book Museum of the Revolution

14:00-15:00 Vladimir Rekshan

The story of Dovlatov. Series of programs Leningrad time

15:00-16:00 Katerina Gordeeva (journalist)

Presentation of the book Defeating cancer

15:00-16:00 Michael Gelfand

Lecture on Higher Education and Science in Russia

16:00-17:00 Michael Piotrowski

Lecture The state museum

16:00-17:00 Presentation of the photo project XX Century in Pictures

16:00-17:00 Master class on weaving wreaths of flowers

Evening program

17:30 - Poetic Battle You go, you go and hop. Jury: jazz lounge duo Poity|Mo

19:00 - Presentation of the Open Library

19:30 - Reading techniques

20:00 - concert: Cheese People

21:00 - concert: Megalopolis


11:00-17:00 Giant books

11:00-17:00 Guided fish

12:00-13:00 Plasticine Modeling

14:00-15:00 Presentation of the comic book Adventure Time

16:00-17:00 Play-reading

17:00-17:30 Great adventure book from the publisher Amphora. Sweepstakes and contests

16:00-17:30 Language Game Avatar for children and parents from the Laboratory of intellectual games Bridge