Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Washington builds Slovak library

FRIENDS of Slovakia initiated the instalment of a library dedicated to contemporary Slovak literature, which took place on June 17 at the Slovak Embassy in Washington, DC. The Friends of Slovakia Library will present a yearly collection devoted to the work of a different Slovak publishing house.

FRIENDS of Slovakia initiated the instalment of a library dedicated to contemporary Slovak literature, which took place on June 17 at the Slovak Embassy in Washington, DC. The Friends of Slovakia Library will present a yearly collection devoted to the work of a different Slovak publishing house. Materials in the Library will be available both via a lending program as well as for review at the embassy.

The unveiling of the library hosted an academic discussion entitled Publishing in Slovakia: Challenges for Today, by Koloman Kertesz Bagala, publisher of this year's contribution to the library at the Library of Congress. Later that day, Bagala attended an unveiling ceremony of select contributions at the Slovak Embassy.

"The Friends of Slovakia Library is an important development for Friends of Slovakia, as we work to enhance Slovak-American relations. The library will be a repository of contemporary Slovak literature and ideas and thus help expand American understanding of current Slovak culture," said Jan Erik Surotchak, Chairman of Friends of Slovakia.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).