Conversations about literature and politics

Member of the European Parliament Artis Pabriks visited the Valmiera Joint Library on July 28, 2017

IMG_5232The Valmiera Joint Library in Latvia, together with MEP Artis Pabriks started a programme of reading activities for the summer. On July 28, MEP Library Lover Artis Pabriks visited the library and presented the books he has chosen for the 60 Books for the Summer:

1. Mūžības skartie, Aleksandris Čaks

2. Viņš un viņa. Mīlestība, Attiecības, Sekss, Juris Ribenis

3. Svina garša, Māris Bērziņš

IMG_5241The library held a discussion on the links between literature and politics and the importance of reading. Memory and the Latvian Cultural heritage were also discussed, partly because they are linked to the books that MEP Artis Pabriks chose for the 60 Books for the Summer, and partly because they are linked to the exhibition that Mr Pabriks helped organising  in the library: a photo project about the fate of 15 private manors in Latvia and their enthusiastic owners. The opening of the exhibition took place just after the debate and was followed by a city parade, all very well attended.

Check out the complete 60 Books for the Summer reading list here.