From 24 to 31 March, more than 200 events dedicated to children's literature will be organized in city libraries, according to the official website of the mayor of the capital. The holiday called "Children's Book Week" will take place in 150 children's libraries of the Moscow Department of Culture.
230 events are organized for children and their parents. There will be meetings with writers, presentations of their books, interesting master classes, quizzes and competitions, as well as theatrical performances based on favorite foreign and domestic works. The first such holiday was held in 1943, only it bore the name "Book name days", but a year later it began to be called in a modern way.
The essence of Children's Book Week is to distract children from their gadgets and feel the taste of children's literature. All events will be free to enter, but some will require pre-registration. A detailed schedule and a list of places where performances, meetings with authors or master classes will be held can be found on the website of the Moscow government or on the Bibliogorod portal.
Science fiction writer Sergei Bilarin will hold a meeting on March 24 at the central children's library 66. He will tell what inspires him to create books, and how fiction differs from fantasy. Writer Natalia Volkova, finalist of the V. P. Krapivina, will tell about the history of the creation of her works and share her literary plans in the children's library 242. Natalia Ignatenko and Evgenia Gunther will also talk about their work. Kids are waiting for meetings with adults. The authors will certainly read excerpts from their works, so that the atmosphere will be sincere.
Some children's libraries will host theatrical performances. For example, the Children's Library named after Arkady Gaidar has prepared a program "Theatrical Tales". Children will learn about different theatrical professions and learn to distinguish between theatrical genres. The children will take part in the production of the shadow theater and will be able to feel like ballet stars by learning the famous Dance of the Little Swans from Pyotr Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake.
A theatrical performance based on Alexander Volkov's "The Wizard of the Emerald City" will be held in Library 221 named after Robert Rozhdestvensky. The play "Elven Tales", based on British folklore, will be shown to the guests of the Mikhail Svetlov Youth Library. There will also be a master class on painting water using the ebru technique. Children will make paper trees and flowers. Library 101 will walk through the classics - children will read the works of Agnia Barto, Sergei Mikhalkov, Korney Chukovsky and Samuil Marshak.