BOOKS ARE STILL COOL! April 20, 2018.

Hello all avid readers.  Books Are Still Cool has something special for April.  American Latvian author Ināra Vērzemniece, and non-fiction creative writing assistant professor at the University of Iowa, will herself join the post read discussion via Skype.  Her book, Among the Living and the Dead, has been critically acclaimed by the New York Times ...
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Books Are Still Cool!

Hello all avid readers. We have a nostalgic delicacy for you this April!! Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking – A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya Von Bremzen. The title says a lot, but not all. This fine book is the favorite recent read of Dr. Robert Kellerman, who is an associate professor ...
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Books Are Still Cool!

Hello all avid readers. March is Women’s History Month and hence, we have chosen a Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by America’s first female recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth!!! This is our guest speaker’s favorite book of all time and he is ready to share his insights and ...
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U.S. Ambassador will sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Fulbright Exchange Program in Latvia

Riga, December 14, 2016 – On Friday, December 16, U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Nancy Pettit, on behalf of the U.S. Government, and the Minister of Education and Science Kārlis Šadurskis, on behalf of the Latvian government, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding of the Fulbright Exchange Program. The Memorandum of Understanding will provide a stronger ...
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Books Are Still Cool

Hello all avid readers. Hello all avid readers. Isn’t this the perfect weather for cozying up with a good book? November’s book was chosen by Member of the Saeima Atis Lejiņš who will also be our guest speaker. An adventurous person who twice travelled to Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion to seek out captured Latvian ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Jēkabpils and Rēzekne

Riga, October 20, 2016 – On October 18-19, U.S. Ambassador Nancy Pettit paid an official visit to Jēkabpils and Rēzkene. In Jēkabpils, Ambassador Pettit met with Mayor Leonīds Salcevičs and City Council officials, as well as with regional NGO youth leaders. On October 19, in Rēzekne, Ambassador Pettit met with Mayor Aleksandrs Bartaševičs and other ...
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