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I would like to get info on the karaoke booth at Tikkurilan. I would like to know what it looks like - if you can be seen from other patrons when you sing, and… 171 19.08.2016 Karaoke is sung in a soundproof room, that was originaly used as a listening room. Other customers can't see inside. The room fits about 20 customers and you can come to sing alone or with your friends. We have organised a karaoke clubs for younger patrons with library staff supervising. So far it seems that karaoke service is very popular, with many new patrons coming to the music department. Unfortunately I don't have exact statistic at the moment. We'll be making those available later. At the moment it is not possible to record your singing. It has been however requested by several customers and recording possibility will be available later. The cost of the service depends on the selection of songs. Currently we have a selection of…
Im looking for a book by Abraham H. Maslow called Maslow on Management, Im new to this system and need help. 169 29.09.2009 You´ll find Maslow´s book in our HelMet-library here http://www.helmet.fi/record=b1398284~S9 You can make a reservation via button Request, but you need a HelMet library card and a PIN code, wich you get at any HelMet library (a valid ID card with a photograph needed). HelMet Web Library website http://www.helmet.fi/search~S9/X
Searching sources for my thesis I´m getting courious to know wich are the reasons (social and historical)why you have in Finland such a high level of… 169 05.11.2003 There's a good starting point for your thesis on the site of the Ministry of Education: http://www.minedu.fi/minedu/culture/library/public_libraries.html There are also two shorter articles on the Internet that I believe you should check out. One is under the address http://www.uwasa.fi/~sukkula/juhlakirja/english.html and written by Ilkka Mäkinen. The article will provide you with a historical perspective. The other one is under http://www.lib.hel.fi/julkaisut/media.html and concerns the situation today. There are also books on the subject, for instance: Finnish public libraries in the 20th century. You can find more books on our database http://www.helmet.fi/screens/opacmenu.html
I would Like to start taking Finnish language classes that are directed at foreigners and would like to start taking such classes immediately. Are there any… 167 15.11.2018 Jyväskylä City Library does not arrange language courses. Please, take contact  Jyväskylän kansalaisopisto, Adult Education Centre https://www.jkl.fi/kansalaisopisto or Monikulttuurikeskus Gloria, Multicultural Center Gloria https://www.gloriajkl.fi/en/info-gloria/
I would like to know about essentials for successful business communications in Finland. What kinds of things do you have on that? 167 20.10.2003 You can do a search for example in the National Bibliography of Finland http://fennica.linneanet.fi/webvoy.htm . First click Search. "Business communications" means "liikekirjeenvaihto" in finnish, so write that in the Search for -box. Choose Subject(browse)-search and click Search. You'll get 65 titles in the headings list. Click the number 65. Now you'll get the list of the titles in front of you. Most of them are in finnish. If you want only those in english, click Post limit on top of the list. Now you can choose the language: english. Remember to click Set limits. Now you'll get 14 titles in front of you, all of them are in english. You can also try "liike-elämä and viestintä". So write liike-elämä - viestintä in the Search for -box…
I need information about Reading Research in Finland. 166 07.07.2005 It has been quite hard to define what kind of material You actually need. Reading research is a vast area and the links provided here may or may not be useful. First, the links to the Internet where You should have a free access from any Internet account: "The finnish success in PISA and some reasons behind it PISA 2000" Authors and Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä http://www.jyu.fi/ktl/pisa/publication1.pdf "Literacy Skills for the World of Tomorrow: Further Results from PISA 2000 - Publications 2000" http://www.pisa.oecd.org/document/21/0,2340,en_32252351_32236159_336886… "Summary of “Finland Reads” studies from 1989, 1995, and 2003" Drafted by Yrjö Repo from the reports of Taloustutkimus Oy http://www.skyry.…
Who was the Nobel prize of literature in 1974? 166 29.11.2004 Hello, In the year 1974 there was two Nobel literature prize winners: Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson (both from Sweden)
I want to find penpals in Finland,can you help me? I am working on my genealogy. 165 27.01.2003 There are several services that offer penpals in Finland. You could try for instance http://www.penpals.com/ http://www.euro26.org/ http://www.iys.fi/ind2.htm You can find more useful links by Google http://www.google.com/ by entering search term "penpals". If you want to reach specially people who are interested in Finnish genealogy you could try the mailing lists of the Genealogical Society of Finland http://www.genealogia.fi/postlist/indexe.htm
Information regarding painter Henrik G. Heinonen, commissioned by Royal Palace of Sweden to paint art works for the Palace. Also Russian body guard for the… 165 28.04.2005 Please contact the Genealogical Society of Finland for guidance. Their address is http://www.genealogia.fi/indexe.htm
Can I somehow send a fax from your library? 164 22.06.2005 Hello! In Helsinki you can send a fax eg in Töölö library, Topeliuksenkatu 6, tel. 09-31085025. You can send a fax only in Finland region. Also in following libraries: Herttoniemi, Itäkeskus, Jakomäki, Kannelmäki, Kontula, Käpylä, Laajasalo, Malmi, Munkkiniemi, Oulunkylä, Puistola, Pukinmäki, Rikhardinkatu, Suutarila, Tapanila, Tapulikaupunki, Töölö, Vallila and Viikki. If you want send a fax to abroad, you can do that in Tikkurila library (main library in Vantaa), Stockmann department store or Elisa shops.
: My partner and I were wondering if our local libraries accept book donations in Finland. We have books in other languages (Spanish, Swedish, English) that we… 162 16.07.2018 Hi! Basically yes, but it depends so much on the exact titles you have to offer. If the library (system) already has enough of that title, the answer is always "thanks but no thank you!". Especially when we are dealing with books in other languages than Finnish most of the smaller libraries are probably not willing to be active at all. If possible, visit the main library in Pasila and ask for the staff of the Multilingual Library or send them e-mail at monikielinen.kirjasto@hel.fi or make a phone call (09) 3108 5402 And please remember that this is the moment of the year, when most professional librarians are on vacation! 1-2 months later everything is easier... Heikki Poroila
When did the civil wars stop in us ..? 162 26.10.2009 The US Civil war ended in 1865.
Mannerheim statue in Seinäjoki 161 05.03.2018 There is a small publication about the parks in Seinäjoki "Seinäjoen puistot ja viheralueet" published by the city of Seinäjoki in 2015. There is a short text concerning the Mannerheim Park and statue. You can find this publication on the website of the city of Seinäjoki: https://www.seinajoki.fi/material/attachments/seinajokifi/asuminenjaymparisto/puistotjametsat/BcqFeoDsJ/sjk_puistoesite_2015_web.pdf There are also too older booklets that might be useful for your project. Unfortunately they are not in digital form. Ahti Mäntylä: Seinäjoella sijaitsevien sotiimme liittyvien sotamuistomerkkien kertomaa, 2000 (What the war memorials in Seinäjoki tell us) Hilkka-Maija Keskinen: Seinäjoen patsaita, 1992. (Statues of Seinäjoki) 
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… 161 23.03.2018 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…
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… 160 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…
Not really a question. I am not a professional story reader but I would like to read stories in English for kids and want to organize this in the library. 159 18.08.2016 If you are willing to volunteer as a reader to the kids, you have to contact directly the head of the library you are thinking of. You can find the contact information of all HelMet area libraries from here: http://www.helmet.fi/en-US Even if you plan not to organize this WITH a library but just IN a library, you have to contact the head of the library. Heikki Poroila
I would like to know where to go to look up a surname for geneology research. The name is Juola. 159 19.02.2005 Find out about a name by looking it up in books or atlases on surnames. The name Juola points either to Ostrobothnia or to the far east, to Ruokolahti. Juolan talo, the Juola house, was known in the 16th century in Kalajoki. The name seems to have been Juvala or Juvola at first, which means that the patron of the house was called Johannes(=Juva). To find out more about a name you should go to the Genealogical Society of Finland's website. The adress is www.genealogia.fi. Find the articles under the heading Personal Names. Then give the HisKi -church records database a try. Here's a way to go: 1)click on search program 2)choose All 3)choose Christened 4)write the name where the Father's last name is asked for 5)click on Submit You can also…
I am looking for information: did Elmer W. Kallio served with the Americans who went to Finland to fight the Russians. These men from Chicago,IL.are arrived… 159 13.01.2009 Unfortunately we don’t have specific information about Winter war’s volunteer troops, for example name lists of soldiers. But we recommend to contact Finnish National Archives (www.narc.fi). The straight e-mail address is kansallisarkisto.sornainen [at] narc.fi (Former Military Archives). In these archives they have quite a detailed lists and statistics about Finnish war history and troops. We believe that they can help and give more advice in this matter.
Do you have a recipe or instructions how to make viili starter (pohjapiimä) from ingredients available in the U.S.? 159 13.02.2002 In Finland there are two kinds of viilis:the short and the long one, which is more "stretching". For the short viili You can make the starter. Look at: http://www.home-media.com/camdenews/recipe.htm and http://www.futurefoods.com/ --->information sheet --->Ferments. But for the long viili it is more difficult. You could ask for more information from Valio. The Internet adress is: http://www.valio.fi/index.shtml
I am looking for a published work of the play written by Adolf Paul called "King Christian II" (König Kristian II). I believe it was published around 1898. … 159 18.12.2005 König Kristian II : Schauspiel in fünf Akten was published by Lübeck : Lübcke & Hartmann, in 1899. A second edition was published in 1903 by Breitkopf & Härtel. This is said to be a new and complete german edition. A swedish edition, Kung Kristian den andre : skådespel i fem akter was also publised in 1899 by Alb. Bonnier. These books belong to the national collection of the finnish national library, the Helsinki University Library, and can only be read there in the reading rooms. You night be interested in purchasing this book and then a list of Antiquarian booksellers night be useful. Please see below, http://www.worldartantiques.com/Association-BookSAY.htm.