Zeitz has many sides - Open Library Days on 25 and 26 September 2022

Libraries are indispensable cultural and educational institutions. On 25 and 26 September, seven institutions will prove this with numerous readings, exhibitions, guided tours, lectures and workshops at the "Zeitz Open Library Days".

While the programme on 25 September is aimed at adults, young people and families, the events on 26 September are specially designed for schools and kindergartens.

Admission is free for most events, unless otherwise noted in the programme. In individual cases, advance booking is requested due to limited seating capacity.

Programme


25 September 2022

Central events

9.30 a.m.
Literary service with Superintendent Ingrid Sobottka-Wermke and the author Dr Daniela Danz in the Michaeliskirche Zeitz

3.30 pm
Lecture for the organ concert: "The Zeitz Cathedral Organ. On the new discovery of a design from the 16th century" by Dr. Matthias Ludwig in the Zeitz Abbey Library | Registration under Tel. 03445/23 01 106 or e-mail: stiftsbibliothekzeitz@vereinigtedomstifter.de

5.00 p.m.
Organ concert with Ton Koopman in the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul Zeitz
Admission: 12.00 euros, reduced: 10.00 euros, junior: 3.00 euros

7.00 pm
Living Room Reading with Klaus F. Messerschmidt: "Thinking differently than is customary" - Nietzsche and the open-cast miners
with Henriette Rossner-Sauerbier, Stephanstr.18, Zeitz | Registration under Tel. 03445/23 01 106 or e-mail: stiftsbibliothekzeitz@vereinigtedomstifter.de

Events in the individual libraries

Abbey Library
Torhaus Moritzburg Castle | Schlossstr. 6 | 06712 Zeitz
Registration under tel. 03445/23 01 106 or e-mail: stiftsbibliothekzeitz@vereinigtedomstifter.de

St. Michael Parish Library
Michaeliskirche | Michaeliskirchhof | 06712 Zeitz
No registration is necessary for the events in the parish library.

  • Opening hours: 10.30-16.00
  • "500 years of Bible translation into German" Exhibition of Bibles from five centuries
  • "Children's Bible - then - now - tomorrow" Exhibition of Children's Bibles
  • 11.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.: guided tours of the church with sacristy, nuns' chapel and parish library

Ernst Ortlepp Library
Moritzburg Castle | Ground Floor, South Wing | Schlossstr. 6 | 06712 Zeitz

  • Opening hours: 10:00-16:00
  • Book presentation: "Firm in Faith - A Bible from 1694".
  • 3.00 p.m.: "Ernst Ortlepp's Zeitz Poems" Lecture by Roland Rittig | Registration under Tel. 03441/212546

Martin Luther" City Library
Michaeliskirchhof 8 | 06712 Zeitz
No registration is necessary for the events in the city library.

  • Opening hours: 10.00-16.00 with a special kind of rendezvous: "Blind Date with media from the library".
  • Viewing of the house possible
  • 1.30 p.m.: Guided tour with quiz for children from 7 to 10 years old
  • 3.00 p.m.: "The witch Baba Jaga and her friends" Reading for families with Thilo Schwichtenberg

Lutheride Library
Torhaus Moritzburg Castle | Schlossstr. 6 | 06712 Zeitz
No registration is necessary for the events in the Lutheride Library.

  • Opening hours: 10:00-16:00
  • 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m.: Henriette Rossner-Sauerbier reads fables by Aesop in Martin Luther's rewriting - reading followed by guided tour
  • Guided tours on demand (from 5 persons)

Central German PHILA Library Hans Grünewald Zeitz
Elstervorstadt Primary School | Auf dem Schlagstück 11 | 06712 Zeitz
No registration is necessary for the events in the PHILA library.

  • Opening hours: 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00
  • Exhibition and presentation of rarities of philatelic and postal history literature throughout the day.

Johannes Lebek Art and Museum Education Centre
Torhaus Moritzburg Castle | Schlossstr. 6 | 06712 Zeitz

  • Opening hours: 10:00-16:00
  • 10.00-13.00: Guided tours as required
  • 13.00-16.00: Printing for children and adults on historical hand presses | Registration under Tel. 03441 688151 or e-mail: lebekzentrum@stadt-zeitz.de
  • Presentation of the woodcut project for pupils on the "Canticle of the Sun" by Francis of Assisi (open all day)

26 September 2022

Abbey Library (fully booked!)

  • 10.00 a.m.: Guess, puzzle, marvel and discover - a guided tour for children through the Zeitz Abbey Library

St. Michaelis Parish Library (fully booked!)

  • 10.00 a.m.: "How the Bible came into being and came to us...". Pictures, stories and objects about the Bible explained by Pastor Sven Hanson.
  • 11.00 a.m.: Workshop with Peter Hoffmann
  • Guided tour of the exhibition "Children's Bible - then - now - tomorrow" and visit to the parish library with Martha Luther (Karin Sieg)

Martin Luther" City Library (fully booked!)

  • 9.30 am: "Crime scenes in the fairytale forest" Reading with Steffen Claus

Johannes Lebek Art and Museum Education Centre

  • Adventure Printing at the Lebek Centre (Ms Trummer) for children's and school groups (5-18 years) | Registration: phone 03441 688151 or e-mail: lebekzentrum@stadt-zeitz.de
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