Krakow News 23 April 2016: Krakow does World Book Day / KOD writes letter to officals


Krakow celebrates World Book Day

Saturday marked World Book Day. A mobile library popped up on Planty to celebrate the event on Maria Magdalena Square. The library was set up by the Lesser Poland library along with the Krakow Festival Office. Books being phased out from libraries were made available, and those who bought books got a special ‘rose’ sticker included. The library plans to use the money from the event to buy new books.

World Book Day is organised by UNESCO annually ever since 1995 to promote reading, copyright law and publishing. [Radio Krakow]

KOD writes letter to officials after march

The Lesser Poland division of the Committee for the Defense of Democracy (KOD) has issued a letter regarding the April 17th nationalist marches in Białystok. The letter is addressed to cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, Minister of Justice Jarosław Gowin, and bishop Stanisław Gądecki, asking what kind of country Poland is if people hide in their homes during events to commemorate the Warszaw Uprising. The letter goes on to address the government’s tolerance for ‘nationalist radicalism’ where most of the participants of the event in Białystok were young students. [Love Krakow]


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