In the Literature and Culture -category you will find Library Channel’s author interviews, reading tips, book introductions, reading campaign videos and other promotional videos regarding reading.

In the Author-Dogs -series JP Koskinen tells us how his dog affects his work as a writer and everyday life. Take a walk with Koskinen and his Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier Hugo […]

Lemminkäinen is the young hero of Kalevala, a proud and courageous soldier. The different phases of Lemminkäinen’s story comprise an essential part of The Kalevala, the national epic of Finland.

In the Author-Dogs -series Timo Parvela tells us how his dogs affect his work as a writer and everyday life. Take a walk with Parvela and his Lancashire Heelers Muru […]

In the Author-Dogs -series Sirpa Kähkönen tells us how her dog affects her work as a writer and everyday life. Take a walk with Kähkönen and her mixed-race dog Nelli […]

Banned books: 1st December UBC University Librarian and IFLA president Ingrid Parent presents The Wars (1977) by Timothy Findley. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on […]

The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression) have together created the world’s first Banned Books video calendar. […]

Banned books: 2nd December IFLA President-elect 2011-2013 Sinikka Sipilä presents The Egyptian (1945) by Mika Waltari. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access […]

Banned books: 3rd December Librarian Juha Kortesluoma presents Mein Kampf (1925-1926) by Adolf Hitler. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information […]

Banned books: 17th December Barbara Jones, Director of OIF and David Dorman, Executive Director of FTRF, presents Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928) by D.H. Lawrence. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland […]

Banned books: 11th December Jani Nieminen, author and librarian presents Lolita (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to […]

Henning Mankell visited Gothenburg’s University Library during IFLA conference. In this informal discussion Henning Mankell told about his experiences of Africa and the meaning of free access to information. In this […]

Banned books: 5th December Author & President of Finnish PEN, Jarkko Tontti, presents Decamerone (1350-1353) by Giovanni Boccaccio. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom […]

Banned books: 15th December Lena Sundström, librarian, presents Pippi Longstocking (1945) by Astrid Lindgren. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information […]

Banned books: 6th December Library Director in the City of Espoo, Jaana Tyrni, presents Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) by Roald Dahl. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and […]

Banned books: 16th December Markku Lehikoinen, librarian, presents Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (1930) by Hergé The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom […]

Banned books: 12th December Olli Myyrä, librarian, presents One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) by Gabriel Garcia Márguez. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom […]

Banned books: 24th December Santa Claus, Father Christmas, presents Donald Duck (1934) by Walt Disney. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to […]

Banned books: 4th December Programme Director of Europeana & The European Library, Jill Cousins, presents Ulysses (1922) by James Joyce. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee […]

Banned books: 23rd December Terhi Nikulainen, chief librarian (retired), presents The Interpretation of Dreams (1900) by Sigmund Freud. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom […]

Banned books: 10th December Liam McArthur, Member of Scottish Parliament, presents Animal Farm (1945) by George Orwell. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of […]

Banned books: 9th December Pirkko Ilmanen, librarian, presents The Catcher in the Rye (1951) by J. D. Salinger. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom […]

Banned books: 18th December Sinikka Vuola, author, presents Kiss of the Spider Woman (1976) by Manuel Puig. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of […]

Banned books: 19th December Jan Usher, Curator from National Library of Scotland, presents The Well of Loneliness (1928) by Radclyffe Hall. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA […]

Banned books: 8th December Kai Ekholm, National Librarian, presents Howl and Other Poems (1956) by Allen Ginsberg. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of […]

Banned books: 21st December Joonas Nevalainen, librarian, presents On the Road (1951) by Jack Kerouac. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to […]

Banned books: 7th December Marty Wade, National Librarian in the National Library of Scotland, presents Gain’s Book (1960) by Alexander Trocchi. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA […]

Banned books: 14th December Stuart Hamilton, IFLA Director of Policy & Advocacy presents In Utero (1993) by Nirvana. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom […]

Henning Mankell visited Gothenburg’s University Library during IFLA conference. In this interwiev he speaks about illiteracy. Read more: Henning Mankell web page Interviewer: Kirsi Luukkanen Filming and editing: Tuomas Lipponen […]

Banned books: 22nd December Miguel Figueroa from ALA Office for Diversity presents The House of the Spirits (1928) by Isabel Allende The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA […]

Banned books: 13rd December John Birch from National Library of Scotland presents Maus (1972-1991) by Art Splegelman. The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of […]