Dear friends, we present to your attention a video review about the writer Oscar Wilde and his novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. Enjoy watching the presentation and stay tuned for another news from our library!

Dear friends, we have conducted an online English club for children "Kids in New Directions". On September 20, we held our first class. During the club, game elements were used to interest children in learning English. If you want your child to participate, you can always contact us! We will be happy if your child joins and becomes a part of "Kids in New Directions"! We are waiting for you every Sunday, from 11: 00 to 12: 00 on the ZOOM platform.

Louis Marie Alphonse Daudet is a French novelist, playwright, the author of vivid stories from the life of Provence, and the Creator of the iconic image of the romantic and braggart Tartarin of Tarascon.

Alphonse Daudet was born on May 13, 1840, in the Provencal city of Nimes. He received school education in Lyon. In his youth, he tried to work as a school teacher but soon left this occupation. At the age of seventeen moved to Paris with his older brother to make a living as a journalist. The autobiographical novel "Little What’s-His-Name" tells about this period of his life. However, the writer's fame came earlier with the publication of the prose collection "Letters from My Windmil".

April 7 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of the English romantic poet William Wordsworth.
An outstanding English poet, representative of the "lake school", William Wordsworth (Wordsworth) was born on April 7, 1770 in the County of Cumberland.
In 1779, the young William Wordsworth was sent to the grammar school in Hawkshead (North Lancashire), where he brought an excellent knowledge of ancient Philology and mathematics and a well-read English poetry. In Hawkshead, the future poet devoted much time to his favorite pastime-walking.
Together with S. T. Coleridge and R. Southey, Wordsworth belongs to the group of romantic poets who composed the "lake school".

During the long time, the library has hosted meetings organized by volunteers of our city. These events help to increase the civic engagement of young people. On the basis of the "American corner", known not only as an educational, but also a discussion platform, we had a live broadcast on the topic "Ерікті болу құрмет! = Volunteering is great!".