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Libraries and cultural centers of Moscow will host the action “One open day”. Visitors will be able to take part in master classes, listen to lectures, go to performances and choose a new hobby.

On November 20, from 10:00 to 20:00 in the city cultural institutions, the action “Single open day” will be held. It will be held by 163 libraries and 82 cultural centers. Muscovites are invited to learn about new books, attend concerts and lectures, and watch performances. All events are held free of charge in compliance with current sanitary measures. You can visit them by prior registration. Participants are required to wear masks and maintain social distance.

“The program was prepared by 245 libraries and cultural centers. Muscovites will be able to attend special events in each district. There is plenty to choose from: master classes, lectures, interactive games, contests, meetings with children’s writers and much more. The open house day has been held since 2017. This helps the townspeople to learn about the work of the centers, to choose suitable activities for themselves and their children, ”she said.

Natalia Sergunina, Deputy Mayor of Moscow.

On the open day, visitors will be told about the work of local sections and circles. There will also be an opportunity to talk with their leaders and ask them questions of interest, and then sign up for the studio you like and start classes this season.

Draw a web comic and design a robot

You can learn more about how modern web comics are created at the Nagatino House of Culture (31 Sudostroitelnaya Street, Building 1). At 11:00 a master class “My comic portrait” will begin here. It will be conducted by artist-designer Olga Bystrova. She will talk about character development, introduce the participants to the work of popular artists and drawing styles. The master class is intended for children over six years old. You can sign up for it by link.

The Strogino Cultural Center (8 Marshal Katukov Street) invites you to get acquainted with the work of the French artist Henri Matisse. At 12:00 for children over 12 years old, an interactive game “The Magic Colors of Henri Matisse” will be held. Participants will learn more about the artist’s style and together create a collage based on his paintings. You can register for the event at this link

The Vnukovo Cultural Center (Bolshaya Vnukovskaya Street, 6) offers to learn the basics of design and robotics. Several master classes have been prepared for children from six years of age. At 13:00, a lesson on creating a robot dinosaur will begin. You can register for it by link… Also in the cultural center “Vnukovo” will be held a master class called “Immersion in 3D”. At 17:00, participants will be told about 3D printing technology and will be helped to create a 3D model of their favorite hero or toy. Registration is available by link.

Sports fans are welcome in the cultural center “Maryina Roshcha” (58 Oktyabrskaya Street) for a taekwondo class for adults. International coach Oles Zhukov will talk about this kind of martial art and demonstrate several basic techniques. The master class is intended for participants over 18 years old. It will start at 14:30. Registration by phone: +7 495 127-71-55.

You can admire the magnificent old interiors during a tour of the main building of the House of Culture “Gaidarovets” (Zemlyanoy Val street, house 27, building 3). It is located in the Tolstoy-Borisovsky estate, which was built in 1773 by order of Colonel Vasily Tolstoy. The mansion building has the status of a federal cultural heritage site. According to one of the legends, in the fall of 1812, Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte watched the fire in Moscow from the balcony of this estate. The house is also known for the fact that the mother of the poet Fyodor Tyutchev grew up in it and that the rich breeder Nikanor Borisovsky, nicknamed the sugar king, lived there. The tour will start at 17:00. The minimum age for participants is 16 years. Registration is available by link

Young lovers of Russian folk tales are welcome at the Gagarinets House of Culture (18 Matveevskaya Street, Building 1). At 17:00 they will be shown an interactive performance in the genre of shadow theater “Three Bears”. The audience will get acquainted with the girl Masha, who will talk about how she visited the house of bears and what an instructive lesson she learned. Children will also learn what they may need for a home play. There is no age limit. You can register for the event by phone: +7 495 441-23-44.

Take part in a literary quest and become an author of fairy tales

Moscow libraries have also prepared a rich program for their visitors. They invite you to literary quests and competitions, master classes, creative meetings and lectures.

For example, puzzle lovers are invited to the literary quest “Adventures in Book Pages”. It is organized by the library № 173 (Teply Stan street, house 4). Participants will be divided into two teams, each of which will be given a “fairy” card. They will have to travel through the departments of the library and solve a literary riddle, the answer to which is hidden in the books. The game will start at 11:15 am. It is intended for children over the age of six. You can register by phone: +7 495 339-60-11.

You can feel like an actor and learn to improvise on stage at a lesson in library number 11 (Mukomolny proezd, house 9, building 2). At 14:15, a master class “I am an actor” will begin here. Participants will get acquainted with the basic techniques of performing skills and learn how not to get lost during the performance. The lesson is designed for children over six years old. Registration for the event is open by phone: +7 499 259-17-86.

You can get acquainted with the author Darina Strelchenko and ask her questions at a creative meeting in the Pablo Neruda library (Prospect Mira, 180). It will start at 15:00. Darina will talk about her works in the genre of fantasy and introduce readers to the new story “The Land of Seven Names”. They will learn the history of the book’s creation, how its heroes appeared and what inspired the author. After the meeting, the writer will talk to the guests and answer their questions. Adults and teenagers over 12 years old can register for the event. This can be done by phone: + 7 495 683-56-54.

And in the library number 69 (Korneichuk street, house 40) a master class on speedcubing – the speed cube assembly will be held. Speedcubing is called a hobby for intellectuals. Playing with a multi-colored cube develops fine motor skills, improves memory, trains attention. In addition, there are many interesting ways to solve the cube. The lesson will start at 15:00. The minimum age for participants is 12 years. Registration by phone: +7 499 206-92-74.

Library № 253 (Zelenograd, building 1106) offers to learn carpentry skills. At 16:00, a master class for children over six years old “Living Workshop” will begin here. Guests will be told about the types and properties of wood, taught to use varnish and paints and understand the drawings. Registration is available by link

Library № 94 (Anosova street, building 3, building 2) invites to take part in the competition of the readers. For poetry lovers, a literary championship “The Soul of a Poet” is organized here. Participants will be invited to read and discuss with those present their favorite poem by any author. Librarians will also compete in difficult skills. The best readers will receive gifts. Both adults and children over six years old can participate in the competition. The event will start at 16:00. You can register for it by phone: +7 495 309-15-67.

And what digital poetry is, they will tell at a lecture in the library № 148 named after F.I. Tyutchev (Chongarsky Boulevard, house 10, building 2). It will be conducted by Anastasia Yavtseva, specialist of libraries in the south of Moscow. She will explain what digital art is and discuss examples of electronic poetry with the participants. The lecture will start at 18:00. The minimum age for participants is 16 years. You can register for the event by phone: +7 495 682-42-22 (extension 22-96).

Schedule of the “One Open Day” can be found on the official website of GBUK “Mosrazvitie”

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