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I just moved to Helsinki from Italy. I would like to know if there are some english book club for next autumn/winter. Kiitos! 10 21.8.2019 Unfortunately branches of Helsinki city library have no English book clubs this autumn.  
I would like to have the statistics on 'How much Finnish people read?' how much they read books, how much they buy, how often they use library? in whole… 9 23.8.2019 You can see the statistics about lending and library use on Libraries.fi website: https://www.libraries.fi/statistics?language_content_entity=en  In 2017, 77% of >10 year old Finns read at least one book in a 6 month period. More statistics about that in the Statistics Finland website (in finnish): http://www.stat.fi/til/vpa/2017/03/vpa_2017_03_2019-04-25_kat_001_fi.html Yle has written an article in english about the above statistics: https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/more_people_read_in_finland__but_fewer_books_per_year/10755536 Book sales in 2017 was 549 million euros. Source: Statistics Finland https://www.stat.fi/til/jvie/2017/jvie_2017_2018-11-23_tie_001_en.html    
I know that Finland has developed an acoustic library for storing oral data. Can you introduce me to the archive or sound library system of Finland? Please let… 8 29.10.2019 The sound collections are in the National Library, in  the Legal deposit office https://www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/en/legal-deposit-office . Their contact information can be found here, https://www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/en/legal-deposit-office#contact-information Finland has also a national center for accessible literature and publishing in Finland, https://www.celia.fi/eng/. They produce and deliver acoustic books for persons with print disabilities. The email address to Celia is palvelut@celia.fi.
What are stats in Finland for deaths related to pregnancy toxemia? It is 6.4 per 10,000 in US 8 21.10.2019 There were five maternal deaths related to high blood pressure disorders of pregnancy between 1998 and 2017 in Finland, all of which were due to pre-eclampsia: http://pxnet2.stat.fi/PXWeb/sq/1c8f1894-f099-414c-8679-f9780dc2bfa0. Source: Statistics Finland, Causes of death (http://www.stat.fi/til/ksyyt/index_en.html), database table 11bv -- Deaths by underlying cause of death (ICD-10, 3-character level), age and gender, 1998-2017. Here is the number of parturients in Finland between 2007 and 2017: parturients 2007–2017. Source: National Institute for Health and Welfare, Parturients and delivery procedures.
Do you have special activities and services for people living with an intellectual disability? 8 24.9.2019   Many Finnish libraries have easy-to-read pages in internet for example Helmet https://www.helsinginseutu.fi/hs/selkosivut-fi/vapaa-aika/kirjastot.   There are other service sites for those who need clear language for example Verneri https://verneri.net/selko/vapaa-aika/lukeminen/kay-kirjastossa/ and Papunet https://papunet.net/saavutettavuus/selkokieli-verkkosivuilla and Kehitysvammaliitto https://www.kehitysvammaliitto.fi/in-english/   The Espoo Library has people with intellectual disabilities who work part-time. They work two days a week with their supervisor.  Tasks include: shelving, unloading and rearranging. Espoo also makes remembrance trips. The librarian has assembled briefcases and used them to reminisce together. https…
Is that possible for kotka library to borrow book from helsinki area? I like to borrow a book Waters, Donald: "Supply Chain Management - An introduction to… 7 5.11.2019 Thank you for your question. Yes, it is possible for libraries to loan physical books from other libraries. We call it interlibrary loan. From city libraries our charge of an interlibrary loan is 4 euros, from university, university of applied sciences or special libraries the charge is 13 euros. The book you need is in collection of Helsinki city library. However the book is now on loan. If you want to have the book as soon as possible, we need to order it from university libraries. If you are studying in Xamk (South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences) the easiest for you is to order the book from Kouvola library campus. The Kotka library campus will do it for you. If you want us to make an interlibrary loan request, please…
I'm sending a mail to ask you a few questions for my university project. Is there any information about the Korean Joseon Dynasty history in the library? Both… 5 8.11.2019 There is literature about the Joseon dynasty in the Helsinki University library both in English and in Korean, you can search in Finna.fi with the keyword Joseon-dynastia, https://finna.fi/Search/Results?lookfor=Joseon-dynastia&type=AllFields&limit=20  You can borrow books in the library if you have a library card. You can get a library card if you are over 15 years old and have an address in Finland or if you are an exchange student or researcher from abroad. You send your question to the Ask a Librarian -service in Finland, so visiting the library can be challenging if you are not near hear. For exemple Everyday life in Joseon-era Korea : economy and society, Han'guk Yŏksa Yŏn'guhoe, kirjoittaja. ; Shin, Michael D., toimittaja,…
Dear, Is it possible to have an interlibrary loan for this book: Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics : and sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll, by… 5 7.11.2019 This is possible get from Varastokirjasto. If You want it to interlibrary loan You can use this: https://kyyti.finna.fi/Content/asiakkaana#interlibraryloans
Maybe a funny question to ask here, but if there are any job openings at the library, where can I find this messages? Kind regards 5 11.11.2019 Openings in the library are very often published in Kirjastot.fi, https://www.kirjastot.fi/ammattikalenteri The difficult part is that they are published in Finnish, but if you can read Finnish or translate the  messages, it's the easiest way to follow them. If you want jobs in Kouvola, you could follow Kouvola City jobs in their website, https://www.kouvola.fi/tyo-ja-yrittaminen/avoimet-tyopaikat/ also in Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/uusityokouvola . There are of course all vacancies, not only the library jobs. 
Kirjapaja published various translations of the Catechism, books of the Gospels, and Bible excerpts into various Finnish dialects around 1999-2001(?). Is there… 4 29.10.2019 You find a list of these books very easily in Finna.fi search service by writing in the search "raamattu murteet kirjapaja". https://finna.fi/
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,… 3 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/