Mar 14, 2018 Visiting the library – writers By odb-abai inNews On the 14th of March, the library hosted a creative evening for students of the 8th form of school №5 with the winner of the literary contest “Altyn Kalam” and “Daraboz”, writer Token Alzhantegi and journalist, history researcher Torekhan Maybas. Guest of the evening was T.Alzhantegi – writer, playwright, poet and composer is known not only in Kazakhstan, but also abroad. He is the owner of the international award named after Mahmud Kashgari, the Tolegen Aibergenov prize of the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan. During the meeting, the writer exchanged his thoughts about Kazakh literature, told about the history of the song “Zhanaarqa waltz”. He noted that this song is not the only one, his song “Babalarym” is performed by Honored Artist of Kazakhstan Serik Ospanov, and singer Aigul Imanbaeva singing “Tym keshteu zholyqtyq pa?”. And, of course, the most stellar song is “Zhanaarqs waltz” performed by the famous singer Karakat Abildina. Token Alzhantegi was awarded the main prize of the “Daraboz” contest in the nomination “The best children’s and youth literature of the year”. Journalist Torekhan Maybas spoke about the profession of a journalist, about his creative activity, his essays and interesting research materials. The writers wished the children: “Be always in search. Read literary books, then it will be easier for you to know the world. ” At the end of the meeting, T. Alzhantegi left his autograph, and gave the library his new book in Russian “Aliens of the Mad World”.