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I was wondering if you could inform me on free or inexpensive activities one can do for adults? I am moving to Hyvinkää very soon and in general, I only see… 140 2.10.2019 Here are some websites you can hopefully find  activities for you or ask more: https://visithyvinkaa.fi/en/activities/activities/ https://www.hyvinkaa.fi/globalassets/sosiaali--ja-terveys/maahanmuuttajapalvelut/liitteet/englanti.jpg Wellcome also to the Hyvinkää city library: https://www.hyvinkaa.fi/kulttuuri-ja-vapaa-aika/kirjasto/in-english/library-for-you/
My last name is Mantta with the dots over the a’s. What is it’s meaning? Thanks 140 26.8.2020 The name Mänttä is also an old place name, which is nowadays a town in Finland. The place name Mänttä comes from an old house which Tuomas Niilonpoika Mäntsä (1570–1618) founded in Keuruskoski in the wilderness of Sääksmäki:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A4ntt%C3%A4 I found two different theories about the name's meaning. One theory is that the word is derived from old Swedish word "mäntare", which means person who process leather or does tanning. So it is possible that the first person with that name was a professional tanner. Other theory is that it might derive from German name Menze. Tuomas Niilonpoika Mäntsä (Mänttä)'s family has their own society, which might interest you also:https://mantsa.yhdistysavain.fi/ References: Mikkonen…
Helsinki library plans (the lattest) 139 24.4.2002 If you mean the future plans of Helsinki city library, perhaps the best information source is our library director Maija Berndtson, http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/kirjastotoimenjohtaja/ .
I need an article that has people that believe blind people can't live ordinary lives. 139 6.4.2006 Pamela A. Almon's "Mass Transportation Operators' Beliefs About Visual Impairment" in Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness; Jan2001, Vol. 95 Issue 1, p. 5, investigated 171 mass transit operators'beliefs about blindness and the factors that may influence their beliefs. Jason and Sheri Wells-Jensen and Gabrielle Belknap have studied how casual exposure to braille (a form of writing for the visually impaired) affects sighted people's attitudes towards blindness. The article is published in Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness; Mar2005, Vol. 99 Issue 3, p133-140. The title of this article speaks for itself: "In the Darkness There Can Be Light: A Family's Adaptation to a Child's Blindness" by Alissa A. Ulster and Beverley J.…
I have been told by a danish collegue that Helsinki library offers a digital language course online in severel languages. I have not been able to find the… 139 12.9.2006 I`m afraid there is no digital language course online offered by Helsinki City Library at the moment. I couldn`t find any information about that either. Helsinki City Library offers e.g. e-books for customers to borrow https://www2.helmet.fi/ebook/?LANG=en In some swedish libraries it`s possible to download music and audio books onto mp3-players. Maybe in the near future it`s possible to offer language courses also.
Where can I get an information about main holidays in Finland if I need it very soon? Please help me. 138 3.4.2001 I recommend you the Virtual Finland webpages maintained by the Press and Cultural Department of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At the internet address http://virtual.finland.fi they are an excellent starting point to the Finnish society, politics, news and cultural events. On the mainpage choose FinFoDirectory. In the directory pick "The Finnish Way of Life". There you'll find articles about "The traditional Finnish festivities ", "Finnish Easter traditions", "Midsummer in Finland" etc. If you need the exact dates I recommend you to look in a good calendar, which usually list the main public holidays all over Europe. A good source is also "The Europe World Year Book" . The "Year 2000 volume" contains the dates of 2001 holidays…
Where and how I could find a ref book of deceased people,to find the date of my father departed THANKS 137 31.3.2001 Unfortunately there is neither a referencebook nor a database available, which would contain information on the deceased all over the country. What I recommend you to do is to find out the city or county where your father lived and contact the parish register office. However, if he was killed in the Second Worldwar (1939-1945) you most propably will find this information in the address http://tietokannat.mil.fi which contains the file of fallen soldiers in the war 1939-45. This database is available also in English. If you are interested in genealogic research I recommend you to check http://www.genealogia.fi , which has excellent links, too. Another useful address http://www.familysearch.org , which is run by the Church of Jesus Christ…
As a library student at Simmons College, Boston, USA, I am currently working on a project about Finnish libraries. After examining the Finish library system, I… 137 20.4.2006 Finland adopted a new Constitution in March 2000. Like its predecessor, the new Constitution states that Finnish and Swedish are the national languages of Finland. According to the Constitution, the public authorities are required to provide for the cultural and societal needs of the Finnish-speaking and Swedish-speaking populations of the country on an equal basis. In practice, this means that various social services, education and information must be provided in both languages. The law also ensures bilingual government in Finland. This means that all legislation and other important documents must be available in both Finnish and Swedish. http://virtual.finland.fi/netcomm/news/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=26218 http://www.om.fi/20802.htm The…
Greeting I'm a M.Sc. student at biomedical engineering in Iraq and I'm looking for a photocopy of chapter three of book(biomechanics and control of human … 136 22.3.2007 This book can be found in Finland in the following two libraries for example: Jyväskylä University Library and Kuopio University Library. It would be best if you contact either of those libraries directly as they can offer you further assistance. The more common practice is to request an interlibrary loan through your local/school library. You may also inquire about their photocopying policies. Kuopio University Library interlibrary loans: http://www.uku.fi/kirjasto/english/palvelut/kaukopalvelu.shtml Jyväskylä University Library interlibrary loans: http://kirjasto.jyu.fi/showtext.php?lang=eng&keyword=palvelut-kaukopalv…
Is there any archival photoalbum about finnish life (before WWII) in the Russian part of Karelia? 135 17.4.2004 Photos from Karelia befor the Second World War are not hard to find. There are many photos on the Internet, in the museums and in the archives, and there are numerous books on the subject in all public libraries. The best places for you to go in Helsinki are: The Karelian Association http://www.karjalanliitto.fi/ The National Board of Antiquities http://www.nba.fi/en/ Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura(The Library of the Finnish Literature Society) http://dbgw.finlit.fi/fili/ The National Archive http://www.narc.fi/ka.html Try these libraries: the National Library of Finland http://www.lib.helsinki.fi/english/index.htm and the Genealogical Society of Finland http://www.genealogia.fi/sss/indexe.htm You may however want to specify the…
I would like to lending Russian poltie literature (Dostoyevsky, Pooshkin). In English or in Russian. I am PhD student right now, at the Helsinki School of… 135 29.3.2006 We do have both Russian and English book and you can have a library card since you have an address in Finland. You can obtain a library card and borrowing rights by presenting a photo-enhanced ID-card or passport. For more information: http://www.lib.hel.fi/page.asp?_item_id=2316 http://www.lib.hel.fi/page.asp?_item_id=2288 See also our list of libraries http://www.lib.hel.fi/page.asp?_item_id=2286
We have a patron who would like to borrow a book that appears to only be available from a library in Finland. Is it possible to borrow from a library, what… 134 2.4.2004 You can send an interlibray loan request to Helsinki City Library. Our email-adress is ill@hel.fi . You can pay the loan with IFLA-vouchers or International Coupon Réponse. Helsinki City Library / Interlibrary loans Box 4100 00099 THE CITY OF HELSINKI Phone +358 9 310 85433 Fax +358 9 310 85434 Email ill@hel.fi
Where can I find stories about Moomins in Finnish language? (on-line). Thank you. 134 30.9.2004 The Moomin books are not available on on-line. In case you live in Helsinki (or elsewhere in Finland) you can visit the nearest library and borrow those books. The first Moomin book is called "Muumit ja suuri tuhotulva" in Finnish (originally written in Swedish). You can check the library items of the Helsinki metropolitan area public libraries from the HelMet-catalogue: http://www.helmet.fi/screens/opacmenu.html
I would like to know what's the History of Art's most expensive work, and what are the circumnstances surrounding it. 134 30.11.2004 Perhaps you can find a suitable answer to this question in an article in About.com- portal, address . The Articles address is In this Article (May 06, 2004) it is said that the most expensive piece of art ever, a painting by Picasso, namely "Boy with a Pipe", has been sold for a new record price, for $104 million at an auction at Sotheby's in New York. In this Article you will also find information about the circumnstances surrounding this painting.
What is the role of a librarian post google? 133 19.1.2004 In the following link is a good article about the librarian´s role. I hope the article will answer your question partially, at least. http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/icsu/rowlandppr.htm
Where may I find information about virtuals courses to learn mathematics and physics? 133 29.11.2004 You can find information about these virtual courses by using a search machine like Google and writing in the search box "learn mathematics and physics" (note the quatation marks - they determine, that the search will look for a phrase).
I am searching for library study programs in or around Helsinki for international students who don’t have a degree in this field. I wish to become a librarian,… 131 4.11.2019 You can find all educational possibilities from the libraries.fi-websites (kirjastot.fi), unfortunately just in Finnish: https://www.kirjastot.fi/kirjastoala/opiskelu?language_content_entity=fi At least in Universities of Turku and Oulu there it is an possibility to study also in English. For more information please contact the academy you are interested in. https://www.abo.fi/en/study-subject/information-studies/#hero__anchor-first https://www.oulu.fi/informationstudies/
Pls inform which libraries in Finland possess a copy of IBM and the Holocaust. Thank you. 130 30.3.2005 There are two university libraries which possess a copy of IBM and the Holocaust, Åbo Akademi and Tampere. Links to their websites are on this page http://www.libraries.fi/en-gb/libraries/university_polytechnic_librarie… . It seems that none of the public libraries have the book in their collections. Links to the websites of public libraries are here http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ .
How can i access chat on helmet website? please tell me qiuckly :( I don't have much time.. 128 23.6.2020 I'm sorry for answering you so late. Helmet chat comes into view just when it's open. In this summer the opening hours are mon-thur 12-17 and fri 12-16: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Events_and_tips/News_flash/Library_services_in_the_summer(211445)
Please could you tell me how I could obtain a list of the "top 20" best selling books in Finland for Fiction and/or Non-Fiction. I have searched everywhere,… 127 10.9.2002 Here are some useful adresses - unfortunately the sites are in Finninsh language: This list is based on the information of all bookshops in Finland: http://www.booknet.fi/puntari/suomi/ On the left you can see syyskuu 2002. There are the "toptens" of August. Some translations: suomalainen kaunokirjallisuus = Finnish fiction, käännetty kaunokirjalisuus = translated fiction, tietokirjat = nonfiction and this is the list of the biggest bookshop in Helsinki http://www.akateeminen.com/top_ten/topten.htm For more information please contact The Booksellers Association of Finland http://www.kirjakauppaliitto.fi/english/engpages.htm