Archive 2023

Anniversary of Murat Auezov

Murat Auezov, the son of the writer Mukhtar Auezov, has turned 80 years old.
Auezov devoted his whole life to the study of the Turkic, Slavic and Chinese peoples. Throughout his career, he led the Kazakhfilm film studio, was the ambassador to China, directed the Mir TV and radio company and the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Now Murat Auezov, President of the Mukhtar Auezov Foundation, is actively promoting his father’s literary heritage.
In our library there are some books of the culturologist: diary entries of 1978 “Leave to return”, “Onegeli omir”, “Times connecting thread”, etc. We invite you to read it!

Library non-stop “Come in! Look! Read!”

Winter holidays continue… And the library finds new friends again. Children of the 6th grade of lyceum №66 visited the library for the first time. For them, the world of books was very tempting. There were joyful exclamations at the sight of new books, schoolchildren were surprised by the variety of book publications and the comfort of the library. Before becoming a reader of the library, the children got acquainted with its history, rules of use, halls and book stock. They were told about library services and the activities of circles and clubs, they were reminded of the rules of conduct and the rules for handling a book.
At the end of their acquaintance with the temple of books, the children had an interactive game “A fairy tale is a lie, but there is a hint in it” on the Kahoot platform.

Republican action “One country – one book”

This year, within the framework of the republican campaign “One country – one book”, Kazakhstanis are offered to get acquainted with the work of the famous playwright and writer Tolen Abdikov.
Tolen Abdikov is a classic who continued the path of Mukhtar Auezov. His books are on a par with the best works of world classical literature, the author’s work serves the ideals of humanity, honesty and purity. The writer is an excellent storyteller and connoisseur of history.
His first story entitled “Raykhan” was published in 1964 in the collection of short stories of young writers of Kazakhstan “Tangy shyk” – “Morning dew”. After him there were many other works. The story “The Right Hand” won special love among the people about the difficult fate of a young man who, by the will of fate, ended up in a psychiatric clinic.
Other works of the writer were also highly appreciated: the novel “Timelessness”, dedicated to the years of collectivization in Kazakhstan, collections of stories “The Unspoken Truth”, “Horizon” and others. On the basis of his dramatic work “There were three of us”, a performance of the same name was staged at the Theater of Young Spectators in Almaty.
His most crowning work is the story “The Burning Wars of Reason” – “Parasat maidany”, for which the writer was awarded the Franz Kafka gold medal and the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
A book exhibition in the Abai Children’s Library will help you get acquainted with the work of Tolen Abdikov.