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I'm looking for complete results (more than possible) of these old ski races. Could you help me, please? -12/03/1967 15 km Gamlakarleby Kokkola FIN -13/03/1967… 314 19.4.2018 I asked the results from the Sports Museum of Finland (Suomen urheilumuseo: https://www.urheilumuseo.fi/Kieliversiot/The-Sports-Museum-of-Finland ). They have the archive of Suomen hiihtoliitto: http://www.hiihtoliitto.fi/en/.  Unfortunately they don't have the results of the year 1967. Here are their contact information if you want to ask more:  urheilumuseo(at)urheilumuseo.fi      
Were can I find information about the russian Baron Vladimir von Clewesahl-Steinheil and his family? In the beginning of the 19th century he was in Finland,… 313 30.4.2008 You can ask advice of National Archive of Finland. www.narc.fi
I am from India . I have seen many Indian Music CDs in Libraries here. Still I want some other good India film music CDs which are not available in libraries… 312 13.10.2000 Yes libraries are happy to receive requests for possible acquisitions (for CDs or any other material). You can make these requests in several ways. First there are special acquisition request forms in libraries that you can fill out and return either to a special box recerved for these requests or directly to library personnel. Second you can, of course, go to a library and make a verbal acquisition request. Finally you can contact libraries by e-mail and make your request in that way. Please note that it is important that you specify your request as well as possible. Also in your case the request is best to direct to a library with a music department. In Helsinki the Itäkeskus library's music department specializes in film music so…
Working in Finnish Libraries 310 24.7.2021 Thank you for message. I asked from my work colleague for information regarding this matter, as he moved from Australia to Finland many years ago.  As I work for Espoo Libraries, I can only speak on behalf of our libraries. However, the library systems in Helsinki and Kerava are very similar. It is quite difficult to work in Finnish libraries without at least a working knowledge of Finnish. However, it's not impossible. I would suggest that you contact the libraries directly that you are interested in working in, and see if you can organise a work placement there. That way, they can see your working ability without any risk to them, and may be able to offer you a contract afterwards. Also, if you move to Finland, then you will have the…
Has the book "Malowany ptak" by the Polish author Jerzy Kosinski been published in Finland? 308 7.5.2003 The book "Malowany ptak " by Jerzy Kosinski has been published in Finland by the name "Kirjava lintu" in 1967. This edition has been translated from the English version "The painted bird" by Asko Salokorpi.
Could you please kindly advice where we could find the relevant documents of public library services standard and guidelines of public library assessment,… 308 17.10.2008 The following web-site contains a wealth of information concerning the Finnish library system: http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ The article titled Public libraries in Finland / Ministry of Education is of special importance in terms of the guidelines set for the libraries. You should also check the following web-site: http://www.libraries.fi/info I hope that the abovementioned web-sites will provide the information you are looking for.
What are the late fees for not returning a book on time? I can't find a price list anywhere. 306 10.9.2020 The overdue fee is €0,20 day for adult item per loan. You find all the library fees in Helmet: http://www.helmet.fi/Preview/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Loan_periods_…
Would you please be able to find the birth year of Keijo Virtanen who did film editing of Talvisota? http://www.elonet.fi/name/he25c4/ http://akas.imdb.com… 303 6.4.2010 Keijo Virtanen was born 19.3.1945 in Tampere. This information can be found in the newspaper Aamulehti (19.3.1995), the National Audiovisual archive informed us.
I have found some money from Findland in the USA. The units are called Hell Bank Notes, what do you know about this money and can it be redeamed there from… 302 21.11.2003 This site has excellent information on hell bank notes in general: http://www.luckymojo.com/hellmoney.html : “The word Hell was introduced to China … by Christian missionaries who claimed that non-converted Chinese folks were all "going to Hell" when they died -- and the Chinese, thinking "Hell" was the proper English term for the afterlife, adopted the word. Thus, Hell Bank Notes are simply Afterlife Monetary Offerings or Spirit Money. …when people die, their spirits or ghosts go to an afterlife where they continue to live on, doing the same sort of things why did while alive, eating, drinking, wearing clothes, playing with their children, and so forth. In order to ensure that they have lots of good things in the afterlife, their…
I borrowed two books but I had to travel outside Finland and I don't have the card with me to renovate them. Now the system generated a fine and I would like… 302 17.10.2018 You must first renew or return the loans. Only then will you be able to pay the accrued fines. You can also renew your loans by telephone. Instead of a card number, you can use your social security number. If the books are reserved, they can not be renewed.
I would like to study library courses because I would like to work in a Library. Do you offer such a service? 302 10.11.2020 We don't offer library courses. You have to have a degree on information and libraries studies or business school level information studies to work in a library. Below is information from our previous answer (dated 7.4.2010): "You can study information and library studies in many places in Finland depending on the level you want to reach. You can do higher level studies in three universities: Tampere, Oulu and Åbo Academy (=Swedish speaking uviversity in Turku).Tampere University is maybe the most wellknown of these. You can also do the business school level studies in Seinäjoki, Oulu, Vaasa, Turku and Helsinki. There are also various open university courses for basic level information studies after which you can continue your studies in…
Good morning from Barcelona, I would like to know ho many bookmobiles are in Finland and, if it is possible, could you tell me where can I find more… 301 23.3.2018 In 2016 there were 137 book mobiles in Finland, 6 675 088 items were borrowed from the book mobiles, and there were 10 414 book mobile stops in the country, http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/index.php?orgs=1&years=2016&stats=100 . More library statistics can be found in the Finnish Public Libraries Statistics, http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/index.php?lang=en . There is a mobile library site, but helas, it's only in Finnish, https://www.kirjastot.fi/kirjastoautot. There is a contact person, however, you could write to, Heli Itkonen-Vesa (heli.itkonen-vesa@jns.fi) and ask for more detailed information. There is a nice video about mobile library activity and cooperation in northern Finland, Lappland, http://now.libraries.fi/mobile.html in…
Are there Quaker meetings in Helsinki and/or Roman Catholic masses? If so, when and where are they? 300 2.8.2001 About Roman Catholics in Helsinki you will find information on http://www.katt.fi/, especially "Tapahtumia" and "Basic information in English". About Quakers http://www.netlife.fi/users/antti.pelkola/kveekarit
Is there any libraries in Finland that have a gaming room outfitted with 10+ gaming PCs? Thank you 296 22.5.2020 There are in Helsinki Central Library Oodi three rooms with console games and one game room with gaming computers. In these rooms there are 14 gaming computers. More information here: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Helsinki_Central_Library_Oodi/Services Obviously it is the only library with 10+ gaming PCs.  
I would like to donate books in a library. I know about recycling shelves, but I would like to give books directly to the libraries. 296 22.7.2022 You can contact a Helmet Russian library and offer books to them. https://www.helmet.fi/ru-RU/Bibliotechnye_uslugi/Russkoiazychnaia_biblioteka 043 825 7993 sellonkirjasto@espoo.fi
I live in Singapore and would like to become a member of Finnish libraries. I am only interested in digital content and I find your web page design is superb!… 292 23.11.2017 I am sorry, but to be able to receive a library card in Finnish libraries you need an address in Finland. You can see for example the user regulations of Helmet-libraries here: http://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/HelMet_library_user_r…
Can you help me find an antiquarian bookstore in Finland which specializes in astronomy? I am looking for a copy of the 1952 book AVARUUDEN VALLOITUS, by Willy… 291 28.2.2002 I hope these websites will help you find the book you are looking for. http://www.antikvariat.net/ http://www.ursa.fi/english.html
I would like to know if there is help with translation from English to Finnish language service? Is it free? How much does it cost? Thanks 291 16.2.2018 Unfortunately Helmet Libraries does not have a translation service. Helmet Libraries offers only Finnish language cafés and discussion groups. Participation is free of charge.https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Multilingual_Library…
I am very interested in libraries in Espoo, Finland and curious about why your library is so charming. How will you train your library staff? 289 18.2.2021 Thanks for your positive feedback. I think the Espoo City Library is also a nice place to work.  The library in Espoo has a wide range of employees. Some of us are library professionals, some are youth instructors or teachers, some are other professionals who have popped into the library. We also have a lot of short-term employees: trainees, apprentices and men performing civilian service. We are constantly getting to know new people, ideas and ways of working. In addition Library.fi organizes training for all librarians in Finland.  We have to tell us a lot about our work as we guide new employees. At the same time, we can evaluate our ways of working and try to improve working methods. The different departments of the library have…
I need a book about (Type 1 diabetes) for children in English that I can read it to my diabetic child. I wanted it with colourful pictures and in a simple way… 288 30.11.2016 Unfortunately there isn't children's books about diabetes in english in Helmet libraries (Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries): children's books about the subject are available only in finnish and swedish. The search on the database of The Finnish Institute for Children’s Literature didn't bring results either. There seem to be a few books you are looking for in international online stores. There is also three free self made books about diabetes under the following site: http://grandmasandy.org/books-info.html