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Photography Workshop

Marteinn Sigurgeirsson

Sunday 6th of April Reykjavík City Library invites to a photography workshop. The workshop will be in the hands of Marteinn Sigurgeirsson, who has taught photography over 40 years in the schools of Reykjavík.


Café Linua - On Scooter to Rome

Á vespu til Rómar

Get a great taste of Italia, culture and language in Café Lingua in Gerðuberg Saturday 29th of March at 2 pm.


Did you know that Mother Teresa was Albanian?

Café Lingua

Mirela Protopapa and Vatra, the Association of Albanians in Iceland, will give us an insight into Albanian language and culture in Café Lingua, Saturday February 22.


Don't get angry, get assertive


Anger can harm relationships, diminish job prospects, and strain one's physical health. But did you know there is a way to change angry feelings to more comfortable and manageable emotions any time you'd like - by making a simple shift in your thinking? Eve Markowitz Preston, a New York City-based psychologist and coach, will explain how to make these thought-shifts so as to promote better moods and functioning at home, work, and play.


Meet me at the library

A group of mostly foreign women living in and around Reykjavík is meeting up every two weeks at the library. All women are welcome...


Reading groups for 9 to 12 yearo lds in February


In February, reading groups for 9 to 12 year olds will be held in three branches of the Reykjavík City Library. These will be friendly get-togethers where participants will read selected books and chat about them.


Polish - "piece of cake"!

Keep calm and speak polish

The association of Poles in Iceland, invites you to a speed course in Polish for beginners in Café Lingua, Monday February 3rd...


Increased service for immigrants

Service for immigrants

Counsellors from the Human Rights office are now offering counselling for immigrants at the main library, Tryggvagatu 15, 2nd floor every Thursday at 2-4 pm.


Theatre Workshop in The Women's Story Circle

Söguhringur kvenna

Now it’s time to laugh a lot and to take part in a new and creative project of Söguhringur kvenna/The Women's Story Circle Women’s Story Circle:


Let's read the newspapers!

Lesum lböðin saman

The service "Let's read the newspapers" will not be on Thursday 9th of January due to circumstances beyond control.


Celebrating peace and multiculturalism

Peace Tower in Videy

On Saturday December 8th, the yearly event Peace and Multiculturalism will take place in Viðey Island. The event is a per­fect opport­unity for families to enjoy a fun program and experience toget­her­ness in the peaceful environment of Viðey Island.


Café Lingua Christmas Event

Tungumálatorgið Café Lingua í Borgarbókasafni

Monday 2.12 at 5.30 pm Café Lingua invites you to a Christmas and New Year event at Reykjavik City Library...


Dracula and Transylvania

Drakúla greifi

In globalized main stream and mass mediated culture, news and general knowledge of people and nations in- and outside Iceland and Europe, Transylvania is Dracula. This Saturday, in Café Lingua, we will hear that there is more to Transylvania than the infamous count...


Spanish literature and arts at Café Lingua Monday 18th November

Mynd eftir Guillem Marí

Hola, organisation for Spanish speaking people in Iceland, invites you to a cultural programme at the Reykjavik City Library's language plaza, Café Lingua.


Crime writing workshop

Iceland Noir

Reykjavík City Library will host a crime writing workshop in November in collaboration with Iceland Noir crime fiction festival.


"The Silver of Iceland" and the Women's Story Circle‘s

Listaverk Söguhrings kvenna

On Sunday 3rd of November at 2 pm the director of The National Museum Margrét Hallgrímsdóttir will introduce us to the exhibition "The Silver of Iceland" which was created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the museum.


Laxdæla - Mad Love in Café Lingua November 4th

Laxdæla - brjáluð ást

Monday 4th of November at 5.30 pm Hallveig Thorlacius and Helga Arnalds will tell and illustrate Laxdæla Saga in Café Lingua, Tryggvagata 15.


Reykjavik Reads – Poetry in Motion

Ljóð í leiðinni

Café Lingua in Gerðuberg this Saturday at 2 pm: "Reykjavik Reads – Poetry in Motion". City poems is the theme in the Reykjavik Reads Festival in October and also the theme for Café Lingua in Gerðuberg the 26th of October.


Thai Culture and Language

Tælenskur dans

The atmosphere at Café Lingua will be colourful and lively on Monday 21st of October at 5.30 pm, Main Library. Eva Nittaya will give us an insight into Thai culture and language, she will teach us a couple of sentences and also it will be possible to learn how to write your name in Thai. The program also includes fruit art, dance and music.


A Bowl of Soup

Skál af ljóðum

Come and enjoy a delicious bowl of soup and uplifting poetry reading at Reykjavík City Library every Thursday at 12 pm from October 3rd to November 7th. Poems, soup, homemade bread with hummus and garlic butter and coffee at ISK 1.290.

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