Yesterday we opened the American Corner at the National Martynas Mažvydas Library in Vilnius! Ambassador Gilchrist together with the Vice Minister of Culture Vygintas Gasparavičius and the general director of the library prof. Dr. Renaldus Gudauskas opened it by cutting the symbolic red ribbon. We are happy to have one more American space, which will bring us all together even closer!
According to the Ambassador Gilchrist, “operating in the National Library, near the Independence Square where Lithuanians defended their freedom and democracy, this new American corner will serve as a beacon of knowledge, a hub of creativity, and a bridge between our two great democratic countries.”
The Corner was established by the agreement of the National Martynas Mažvydas Library and the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania. The purpose of this space is to introduce visitors to the literature, culture, economy, and history of the United States and to promote cultural cooperation between the two countries. The National Library will organize free events and educational activities in relation to the American Corner. On the occasion of the opening, visitors will be delighted with a rich program of events throughout the month of May: a series of screenings of American cinema classics, a series of lectures and educational activities for various age groups. The activities will not end after May is over, so we will be delighted to invite you to participate in the activities of the American Corner in the future!
You can find more information about the program of events in May: https://bit.ly/3Mrw6Dv
You can find the American Corner in the Martynas Mažvydas National Library, 2nd floor, room 205.
We hope you will come by!