A silent disco, quests in the book depository and quizzes: Biblionight at TPU

Tomsk Polytechnic University will again join the All-Russia Biblionight action. The Science and Technology Library of TPU (53a Belinskogo St.) will run a large-scale and fascinating program for its guests. 

‘First of all, Biblionight will reveal for readers that libraries have long ceased to be just book depositories. They are developing and modernizing in order to match modern challenges and readers’ demands,’ says Director of Center for Digital Education Aleksander Fadeev.

TPU students, faculty and staff, and other visitors are welcome on Friday 20 April to the University Library. The program will be started by Amazonki Fashion Theatre at 5 pm.

The entrance is free.

‘Welcome to a ‘silent disco’. From 6 pm a real dance floor with a professional DJ and club lighting will be in the lobby of the library.

Everyone knows that you should ‘keep silence in the library’; therefore, you can listen to music using headphones.

A DJ set will be available on radio channels so anyone who has a radio in his/her cell phones put headphones on and dance in the library,’ says Aleksander Fadeev.

In addition, in the Underground Photolab guests will remember the history of photography and observe the ‘magic’ of developing and printing photos (registration is required). At the Photo Polytechnic University one can watch footage of the University history, meet the author of the photo album Tomsk Polytechnic University: History in Illustrations, main expert of the TPU Division for External Affairs Sergey Nikiforov (5:30 pm).

‘In the retro cinema with a unique film projector unknown Soviet feature films will be screened. In the studio Vinil Coctail visitors will listen to retro records by Vertinskiy, Shalyapin, Utyesov and Shulshchenko, as well as soundtracks and much more,’ says Aleksandr Fadeev. ‘We will host the university theatre studio with a few scenes of its new play Iznanka based on Chekhov stories. You will see a kaleidoscope of people and life situations which turn often to be different than they seem at first glance.’

Those who have never been in the University Library book depository where 2.5 million items are stored will be able to participate in the interesting quest Labyrinth in the Book Depository (registration is required). Little ones are welcome to a children’s quest In Search for Secrets. In the agenda there are also two quiz games (registration is required) and a master class the Art of the East where you can learn how to quickly draw and make illustrations for books.

The full agenda of the event is available in the official Vkontakte group of Biblionight of TPU.