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Please could you tell me whether there are English books, fiction and drama, to loan in the library at Sello? If not, could you please let me know if there is… 1444 23.7.2010 We have some dramatic literature in English (especially classic plays by Shakespeare and others) at the Sello library, plus, of course, lots of non-dramatic fiction in English language. For a complete list of drama available in the Helsinki region public libraries, you can use the English-language HelMet Web Library at http://www.helmet.fi/search~S9/X . Choose "Other searches", select from the search menu: "Espoo class" and then type into the search box the library class for English-language plays: "5.3". Or you could use this direct link http://www.helmet.fi/search/?searchtype=e&searcharg=5.3&searchscope=4&S… You could also use the advanced search option, use a keyword *näytelmät" (meaning plays and drama in Finnish) and…
What does Helsinki mean? 1443 24.5.1999 The oldest form of the name Helsinki is Heelsingha. It's thought that it means the oldest population living on riverside of Vantaa River. They were swedish-speaking and were coming from Hälsningland. Later Helsinki was the name of Helsinki parish, foregoer of Vantaa city.
Good day ! I have a 1year work visa for Finland and am living in Hyvinkää. I would very much like to join the library to use study material for the Finnish… 1427 25.5.2009 Welcome to Finland and to the library! You can get a library card in in your nearest library, take an id-card with you. Hyvinkää libary has an application available in the Internet, but it is in Finnish, http://www.hyvinkaa.fi/Tiedostot/Kirjasto/PDF/Ilmott.lomakev2suom[1].pdf , so it might no be of any use to you. Hyvinkää main library is located at Hämeenkatu 7, 05800 HYVINKÄÄ, (hope this map opens) http://kartta.hyvinkaa.fi/hyvinkaa/map.php?x=2547438&y=6724858&px=2.0&l… . You are also welcome to use other finnish libraries, for instance the public libraries of the metropolitan area, the Helmet-libraries, see ex.g. http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/ and the national library in Helsinki, http://www.nationallibrary.fi/index.html .
Can you please tell how i find a friend of mine living in oulu. But I have lost their address. 1422 19.7.2001 The address of every person living officially in Finland is available in Väestörekisterikeskus (Population Register Centre) The telephone number is 0600 0 1000 (only in Finland) The mailing address of Population register centre is Kellosilta 4 PL 7 00520 HELSINKI URL: https://vrk.fi/en/address-service
Why the coffee taste is bitter? 1418 26.11.2008 There is a good explanation, why the coffee taste is bitter, on this web page: http://www.coffeeresearch.org/science/bittermain.htm.
I'd like to know about the Irish great famine in the 1840s. Also, I want to know about the causes and symptoms of potato blight. 1403 20.1.2009 The great famine of Ireland took place in 1845-1849, and it is said that about a million people died of hunger during those years. In the early 1840's around a third of Irish people depended on the potato as their main source of food, and thus the destruction of the potato harvest because of potato blight in 1845 launched a catastrophe. More information about the famine: http://www.wesleyjohnston.com/users/ireland/past/famine/index.htm http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/famine_01.shtml Potato blight is a potato disease caused by a fungus. Its origins are in America, from where it spread to Europe by a shipment of seed potatoes destined for Belgian farmers in 1845. Potato blight first affects the leaves and later the actual…
Do you have a persian books?? thanks.... 1402 30.6.2008 At least in the bigger public libraries of Helsinki metropolitan area there are many books in Persian language. If your local library doesn't have many books in Persian, you can ask the librarian over there if they could order some books from other libraries for you. You can browse the Persian language books in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa public libraries by choosing the advanced search here: http://helmet.fi/search~S9/X and selecting the Persian language from the language menu. If you want to browse all the available Persian books without restricting your search in any other way, you can replace query words by typing only two asterisks ** in the search field.
Would you please recommend an English translation of the Kalevala I could obtain in the US? 1388 4.5.2001 Please contact the Library of Congress (adress=http://marvel.loc.gov/ ). There You can find at least this edition of the English translation of Kalevala: The Kalevala : an epic poem after oral tradition / by Elias Lönnrot ;... LC Control Number: 89179615 Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.) Brief Description: [Kalevala. English.] The Kalevala : an epic poem after oral tradition / by Elias Lönnrot ; translated from the Finnish with an introduction and notes by Keith Bosley ; and a foreword by Albert B. Lord.Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.lvi, 679 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
I would like to know how many libraries are in Finland: public libraries, university libraries, school libraries and government libraries. Thank you 1381 4.5.2003 In 2002 there were 1178 public libraries in Finland of which 431 were main libraries, 463 branch libraries, 92 hospital libraries and 192 mobile libraries. http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/?langId=en According to the "Guide to the Scientific Libraries in Finland" there are 846 scientific libraries in Finland. You can visit library-webpages via Gateway to Finnish Research Libraries. (e. g university libraries and special libraries are listed separately) http://www.lib.helsinki.fi/tilke/indexeng.html All names of scientific libraries are listed behind the link "Guide to the Scientific Libraries in Finland". Just click "search". There is no statistical information available about schoollibraries in Finland. In 2000 there were 3 986 comprehensie…
Do you have audiobooks in the library? To learn languages, Spanish and Finnish? 1368 8.8.2008 You find plenty of finnish and spanish audiobooks in HelMet-libraries. You can do advanced search in http://www.helmet.fi/ with finnish keyword ÄÄNIKIRJAT. Then you choose CD as material type and the language you want. I hope you find interesting and amusing audiobooks wich help you to learn new languages.
How can I buy an ipad in finland or delivered to finland? 1364 15.6.2010 According to IT news sources Apple iPads won't be available in Finnish stores until August or later this year. Some Finnish customers have bought iPads from abroad. However, the product availability even in the US stores, or in other countries, has been quite limited because of supply shortage. Bloomber Businessweek says that "the shortage may stem from difficulty in getting enough of the touch screens used in the tablet computer". Sources: http://www.tietokone.fi/uutiset/apple_ipad_suomeen_aikaisintaan_elokuus… http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/06/01/apple_expected_to_sell_6_… http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-07/apple-ipad-in-short-supply-…
From MIchigan USA. I am trying to locate a long lost friend who was a foreign exchange student with me way back in 1979. . I have not seen him in 23 years… 1360 4.3.2002 The address of every person living officially in Finland is available in Väestörekisterikeskus (Population Register Centre) The telephone number is 0600 0 1000 (only in Finland) The mailing address of Population register centre is Kellosilta 4 PL 7 00520 HELSINKI URL: https://vrk.fi/en/address-service A good way to find lost friends is the Facebook. You could also try there.
I would like to get a job in a library but i don't know where to ask for. I am a foreigner and don't know finnish language. I would very much appreciate if you… 1353 7.1.2004 Hello! Unfortunately it`s very difficult to to get a job in a library in Finland if you don`t know finnish, even if you have education as an librarian. If you are e.g native english speaker, there are of course some possibilities to work in certain organizations or communities without knowing finnish. You could ask more at your nearest employment office. http://www.mol.fi/english/employment/index.html
What's the answer to this hink pink? A Christmas decoration that has been donated to you is a. 1346 8.1.2004 How about for example free tree? Hink pinks are riddles. The answers to the riddles are words that rhyme with each other and contain the same amount of syllables. The sentence could be: "A Christmas decoration that has been donated to you is a free tree." More information about hink pinks: http://school.discovery.com/brainboosters/wordplay/hinkpink.html http://www.k111.k12.il.us/lafayette/fourblocks/hink_ http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=59…
How do people in remote areas get books? 1343 11.4.2012 People in remote areas get books by lending them in Bookbuses or Mobile libraries. I got the question to here Rovaniemi, Northern Finland. But the same is in the remote places in Eastern Finland or Ostrobothnia. There are bookbuses in 12 municipalicities from 21municipalities in Lapland and two bookbuses, which are common with many communities also in Sweden and Norway. http://www.utsjoki.fi/media/Sivistystoimi/Kirjasto/BokbussRuteplan2012… http://www.muonio.fi/fi/opiskelu-ja-vapaa-aika/bokbussen.html “Collaboration with the neighbouring area also involves the activities of two mobile libraries: the Muonio mobile library runs in four municipalities in Finland, in Sweden and Norway and the Karasjoki mobile library in three…
What were the cultural and historical influences on itailan opera around 1700-1800? 1339 31.3.2004 Töölö Library Music Department/Helsinki 30.3.04 Hello! All opera stems from Italy - and according to this fact there is a vast variety of books and writings. Your question is very interesting and challenging and I try to give you some ideas where to find the information for your study and also I can outline some characteristics of Italian opera which I found when I looked up to answer your question. I have mainly used these two: 1) The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Volume 2. (searchword is "Italy" and you can find very accurate and meticulous articles on different centuries in Italian opera) -usually this encyclopedia is in bigger libraries which have separate music departments. 2) Digital database in the web: http://www.grovemusic.com/…
What is the average salary of a librarian in Finland? Which source do I search for more information ? There is a librarian average salary history? 1330 22.6.2015 The average salary of a full-time librarian in Finland (both sexes, municipal libraries) has been 2583 e/month in 2014. The table (Finnish) --> http://pxnet2.stat.fi/PXWeb/pxweb/fi/StatFin/StatFin__pal__ksp__2014/02… Please search for more info : http://pxnet2.stat.fi/PXWeb/pxweb/en/StatFin/StatFin__pal__ksp__2014/?r… (English) http://tilastokeskus.fi/meta/svt/svt-julkaisuohje_2012_en.pdf (English) http://www.stat.fi/index_en.html (Statistics Finland - Home)
I'm interested in learning about the classification system used in your library 1323 13.10.2008 You do not specify the library whose classification system you would like to know about. Do you mean the classification systems in Finnish libraries in general? There are several classification systems used in different libraries in Finland. First of all, to get a general idea about the Finnish library system, please have a look at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ , where you will find access to basically every library in Finland, along with their web OPACs (open public access catalogues). Roughly, one could say that the public libraries here use the Finnish Public Libraries Classification System (PLC) and the scientific and university libraries use the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC). This would nevertheless give an oversimplified…
I am a kantele player/song writer in the United States. Can you tell me where I can find Finnish folk tunes and songs that are in the public domain? I would… 1320 17.7.2003 In virtual Finland Websites Anneli Asplund has written a page The Kantele - Finland's national instrument http://virtual.finland.fi/finfo/english/kantele.html . There you can listen to the famous kantele player Timo Väänänen playing the kantele as Realaudio. He is playing Mid the Hills of Karelia and The Governor's Polska, which are traditional finnish folk songs. There are also a list of recorded kantele music on CD. It is possible to make a distant loan request for these CDs through your nearest library. For folk tunes and songs, you can also ask Folk Arts Centre. The email address is folk.art@kaustinen.inet.fi or Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura, i.e. Association for Finnish literature, kirjasto@finlit.fi Violinmaker Jussi Laasanen…
I would like to have all the information about artist Teemu Mäki´s video art, about killing a cat and the controversy between him and a writer. 1318 21.5.2004 Hi! I’m sorry that we kept you waiting. It’s impossible to give a very detailed description of the controversy, which is still widening. The dispute has got plenty of publicity in the media since the end of April. The newspapers are available in the libraries, but to read them you have to know Finnish or have a translator. So I try to summarize a little bit. “Sex and death : different forms of violence” by Teemu Mäki is a videofilm from 1988. It includes a section, where the artist kills a stray cat with several blows of an axe. Afterwards he masturbates on the dead body. In an interview in Hufvudstadsbladet (2004, May, 17) Teemu Mäki says that “the video was a documentary on mindless, inexicable violence, ecological destruction and…