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Can you please tell how i find a friend of mine living in oulu. But I have lost their address. 1343 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
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. 1342 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 audiobooks in the library? To learn languages, Spanish and Finnish? 1329 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.
Would you please recommend an English translation of the Kalevala I could obtain in the US? 1321 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.
What does Helsinki mean? 1320 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.
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… 1320 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…
Could you tell me where I can find some information and photos about Library boat in Finland? Thanks 1319 20.2.2014 From the website below you can find information about the only book boat in Finland. It is a library boat of Parainen (or Pargas in Swedish) in the Åboland archipelago in Western Finland: http://slq.nu/?article=no-man-is-an-island-when-there-is-a-book-boat-se… There is also a little video about this book boat in Kirjastokaista (Library channel): http://www.kirjastokaista.fi/fi/bokbaten-vastabolands-skargardsbibliote…
I would like to know how many libraries are in Finland: public libraries, university libraries, school libraries and government libraries. Thank you 1306 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…
What were the cultural and historical influences on itailan opera around 1700-1800? 1301 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/…
In june 2002 the Hanasaari Cultural Centre and the Helsinki City Library organized a conference titled A Space for the Future - Library Buildings in the 21st… 1248 19.9.2006 You can find the programme and most of the proceedings in the conference webpages, published in the new webpages of Helsinki City library, http://www.lib.hel.fi/Page/73a56460-0868-4da8-a666-2866bcc2cd7b.aspx . I wonder if you are familiar with the material of the IFLA satellite meeting in Järvenpää, Finland in th year 2005? The proceedings can be found here, http://www.fla.fi/PHYSICALvsVIRTUAL05/ .
Where can I find military archives for Vora? Thank you. 1244 10.1.2011 If you are looking for data from Finnish military archives, the correct starting point is Finnish National Archives. Contact information: http://www.arkisto.fi/en/yhteystiedot/ By contacting National Archives with your family's names and other details known, we bet that you can get more information and maybe other sources as well. Vora communal information (english version via Google Translate): http://www.vora.fi/
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… 1239 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
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… 1232 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 am looking for information about a specific activity within the Nordic Countries social security system. Some of these countries send their senior citizen to… 1228 5.4.2011 In Finland there are certain links of our social security system for the seniors: 1.Finland http://www.kela.fi/in/internet/english.nsf/NET/081101151020EH?OpenDocum… http://www.kela.fi/in/internet/english.nsf/NET/081101151613EH?OpenDocum… (english) http://www.kunnat.net/sv/sakkunnigtjanster/social-halsovard/social%20se… http://www.statskontoret.fi/public/default.aspx?nodeid=16205 http://www.omaishoitajat.fi/omaishoitajien-tuetut-lomat-ray (not in english, sw, fin) 2. Nordic countries http://nososco-eng.nom-nos.dk/ (of Nordic countries, publications in electronic form)
I read about the libraries at finland, and I like to tell you that I like to contact the libraries at finland, may you tell me how can i begin with you? I like… 1223 10.9.2008 There are hundreds of libraries in Finland, both public libraries and university or special libraries. The best place to start when looking for information on Finnish libraries is quite likely the web address http://www.libraries.fi/ . The web site is available in English language also. "Libraries.fi provides access to Finnish Library Net Services under one user interface. The portal serves as a starting point especially for users seeking information about libraries, culture and information services. The services are meant to be every-day tools for library workers, but they are also available for anyone co-operating with or interested in library matters." From the subpage http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/libraries/ you can find many links to…
How can I buy an ipad in finland or delivered to finland? 1221 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-…
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… 1217 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 know if you have some document (reports, statisticals, proceedings, etc.) about your Ask a Librarian. 1208 16.7.2007 Some basic information about Ask a Librarian is published on our site, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/about/ and in the Libraries.fi Library Branch-channel, Articles, papers, presentations, travel reports under the heading Libraries.fi, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library_branch/articles/ . There are also answers about the service in the archive, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/archive.aspx search with keyword Ask a Librarian.
How do people in remote areas get books? 1207 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…
Which library has the most comprehensive collection of books in English for children and teenagers? We live in the greater Helsinki area (i.e. Tapiola, Espoo)… 1206 5.4.2011 Vastaan helpomman mukaan suomen kielellä, kun kysymyksetkin olivat myös suomeksi. Suurimmat englanninkieliset lasten- ja nuortenkirjakokoelmat pääkaupunkiseudulla ovat Sellon ja Tapiolan kirjastoissa Espoossa ja Pasilan kirjastossa Helsingissä.