Past Events

Titles with asterisk (*) link to Japanese page.

Date Title Lecture text
2018-05-26 (Sat.) Lecture "Philosophising is just part of my nature." *
2018-05-05 (Sat.) Special event on Children's Day *
2018-04-15 (Sun.) Lecture "Books I encountered in my childhood: Mr. Tow Ubukata" *
2018-03-25 (Sun.) Picture books and music for children "Groompa's kindergarten" *
2018-02-25 (Sun.) Mission and role of the International Youth Library and its recent important projects *
2018-01-21 (Sun.) Lecture for teens: Forget the textbooks! Have fun with math at the library! *
2017-11-19 (Sun.) Special event for children in Winter *
2017-11-18 (Sat.) Series: What's happening with Children's Books in the World? (10) Lecture "What's Happening with Children's Books in Canada?" *
2017-11-12 (Sun.) "Canada's 150th Birthday! Learn About Canada - Stories and More" *
2017-11-11 (Sat.) Workshop "Welcome to the World of Picture Scrolls - Let's enjoy making scrolls!" *
2017-11-05 (Sun.) Lecture: The World of Kusazoshi -Picture books during Japan's Edo period *
2017-10-29 (Sun.) Concert for Children *
2017-09-24 (Sun.) Symposium "Reflect on the Great East Japan Earthquake from the viewpoint of children's books." *
2017-07-27 (Thu.), 2017-08-03 (Thu.), 2017-08-10 (Thu.), 2017-08-17 (Thu.), 2017-08-24 (Thu.) Story hour for children during the summer vacation
2017-07-27 (Thu.), 2017-08-03 (Thu.), 2017-08-10 (Thu.), 2017-08-17 (Thu.), 2017-08-24 (Thu.) Library tours for children and parents during the summer vacation *
2017-08-23 (Wed.) Summer event at the International Library of Children's Literature:Fun with science 2017 *
2017-07-08 (Sat.) Lecture "Britain in anime: truth, fiction and fantasy" *
2017-06-25 (Sun.) "Workshop with French picture book authors" *
2017-06-24 (Sat.) "At Stephanie Blake's atelier" *
2017-05-05 (Fri.) Lecture "People I've Met - Picture Books I've Created" *
2017-05-05 (Fri.) Special event on Children's Day *
2017-04-16 (Sun.) Lecture "Books I encountered in my childhood: Mr. Kageki Shimoda" *
2017-03-26 (Sun.) Picture books and music for children "Groompa's kindergarten" *
2016-11-20 (Sun.) Special event for children in Winter *
2016-11-19 (Sat.) Lecture: Connecting the past and the future —the picture books of Barbara McClintock *
2016-11-05 (Sat.) Series: What's happening with Children's Books in the World? (9)
Lecture "What's Happening with Children's Books in Italy?: related to the ILCL exhibition "Ciao! Italia - ‘Fantasista Spellbinders' of children's books"" *
2016-10-16 (Sun.) Concert for Children *
2016-09-03 (Sat.) Lecture "From Baby Books to Picturebooks for Adults: Trends on the European Picturebook Market" *
2016-07-21 (Thu.), 2016-07-28 (Thu.), 2016-08-04 (Thu.), 2016-08-18 (Thu.), 2016-08-25 (Thu.) Story hour for children during the summer vacation
2016-07-21 (Thu.), 2016-07-28 (Thu.), 2016-08-04 (Thu.), 2016-08-18 (Thu.), 2016-08-25 (Thu.) Library tours for children and parents during the summer vacation *
2016-07-24 (Sun.) Workshop for children "Poetry of Images" *
2016-07-23 (Sat.) Lecture "Books: a maze of difference" *
2016-06-18 (Sat.) Lecture " "Translation," the Magical Glasses for Foreign Children's Literature: 50 years of reception" *
2016-05-05 (Thu.) Lecture "Thinking about Peace as Seen through Children's Books" *
2016-05-05 (Thu.) Special event for children on Children's Day *
2016-04-23 (Sat.) Lecture "Books I encountered in my childhood: Ms. Kyoko Nakajima" *
2016-03-27 (Sun.) Lecture " "Translation," the Magical Glasses for Foreign Children's Literature: 50 years of reception" *
2016-03-26 (Sat.) Picture books and music for children "Groompa's kindergarten" *
2016-02-21 (Sun.) Lecture "Emily Gravett - Living in Pictures" *
2015-11-13 (Fri.) Lecture "Books of children in the Netherlands" *
2015-10-15 (Thu.) Lecture on Children's Literature "Rum för barn" *
2015-09-26 (Sat.) Lecture "Seeking the history of children's literature: Looking back on the exhibition ‘Japanese Children's Literature' after 5 years" *
2015-08-06 (Thu.), 2015-08-13 (Thu.), 2015-08-20 (Thu.) Library tours for children during the summer vacation *
2015-05-30 (Sat.) Bonjour! Meet French picture books *
2015-05-05 (Tue.) Special event for children on Children's Day *
2015-04-25 (Sat.) Lecture "Books I encountered in my childhood: Ms. Akiko Shimoju, Ms. Eto Mori and Ms. Yuko Katakawa" *
2015-03-22 (Mar.) Picture books and music for children "Harold's Fairy Tale" *
2014-12-07 (Sun.) Special event for children in Winter *
2014-11-29 (Sat.) Lecture by Mr.Klaus Kordon, writer of children's literature in Germany - "My way of writing: Youths today in the "old" Berlin" *
2014-10-19 (Sun.) Concert for Children *
2014-10-11 (Sat.) Series: What's happening with Children's Books in the World? (8) *
2014-07-31 (Thu.), 2014-08-07 (Thu.), 2014-08-14 (Thu.), 2014-08-21 (Thu.), 2014-08-28 (Thu.) Library tours for children during the summer vacation *
2014-07-23 (Wed.), 2014-07-30 (Wed.) National Diet Library career education Seminar for teens “Working in the National Diet Library” *
2014-07-26 (Sat.), 2014-07-27 (Sun.) Summer event at the International Library of Children's Literature:Fun with science 2014 *
2014-07-06 (Sun.) Lecture “Children’s inquiry activities and potential of library” *
2014-06-21 (Sat.) Lecture “Picture books of today and for tomorrow: Meeting new expressions of hope” *
2014-05-05 (Mon.) Special event for children on Children’s Day *
2014-04-19 (Sat.) Lecture “Books I encountered in my childhood: Mr. Jiro Asada” *
2014-04-13 (Sun.) Event “An Introduction to Latvia through Picture Books” *
2014-03-23 (Sun.) Picture books and music for children “Harold's Fairy Tale” *
2013-12-08 (Sun.) Special event for children in Winter *
2013-12-07 (Sat.) Lecture “ The writing and publication of children’s literature in Turkey” *
2013-11-16 (Sat.) Series: What's happening with Children's Books in the World? (7) *
2013-10-13 (Sun.) Concert for Children *
2013-10-05 (Sat.) Lecture “ Asking Mr. Masamoto Nasu: A Message from Zukkoke Sanningumi (the Hilarious Trio)” *
2013-08-01 (Thu.), 2013-08-08 (Thu.), 2013-08-15 (Thu.), 2013-08-22 (Thu.) Library tours for children during the summer vacation *
2013-07-31 (Wed.), 2013-08-07 (Wed.) National Diet Library career education: Seminar for teens “Working in the National Diet Library”*
2013-07-27 (Sat.), 2013-07-28 (Sun.) Summer event at the International Library of Children's Literature:Fun with science 2013*
2013-07-13(Sat.) Lecture "The bridge between Children's Literature and education - thinking around a teaching material Gongitsune" *
2013-05-05 (Sun.) Special event for children on Children’s Day *
2013-04-21 (Sun.) Lecture “Books I encountered in my childhood: Ms. Keiko Ochiai”
2012-03-24 (Sun.) Picture books and music for children “Harold's Fairy Tale” *
2013-03-02 (Sat.) Lecture ”Great East Japan Earthquake and children’s reading activities”*
2013-01-26 (Sat.), 2013-01-31 (Thu.) Demonstration session for adults of "Story Hour for Children"*
2012-12-01 (Sat.) Lecture " Current status of children's reading activities in China: told by Mr. Peng Yi " *
2012-10-27 (Sat.), 2012-11-04 (Sun.) Special event for children in Autumn*
2012-10-14 (Sun.) Concert for Children "Kenji Miyazawa and music" - on the occasion of the exhibition at the International Library of Children's Literature "Japanese children’s literature"*
2012-10-06 (Sat.) Lecture “Asking Mr. Taijiro Amazawa: Kenji Miyazawa in the 21st century”*
2012-07-26 (Thu.), 2012-08-02 (Thu.), 2012-08-09 (Thu.), 2012-08-16 (Thu.), 2012-08-23 (Thu.) Library tours for children during the summer vacation *
2012-07-25 (Wed.), 2012-08-01 (Wed.) National Diet Library career education: Seminar for teens “Working in the National Diet Library”*
2012-07-28 (Sat.), 2012-07-29 (Sun.) Summer event at the International Library of Children's Literature:Fun with science 2012*
From 2012-06-01 (Fri.) to 2012-07-29 (Sun.) Events related to Children's Diet in 2012 (House of Councillors)*
2012-06-30 (Sat.) Series What's happening with Children's Books in the World? (6)*
2012-05-12 (Sat.) Lecture "Children as readers―development and reading, development of reading" *
2012-05-05 (Sat.), 2012-05-06 (Sun.) Special event for children on Children’s Day *
2012-03-25 (Sun.) Picture books and music for children "Harold's Fairy Tale" *
2012-02-18 (Sat.) Lecture "Asking Mr. Shuntaro Tanikawa: Poems are Picture Books, Picture Books are Poems" *
2012-01-28 (Sat.), 2012-02-07 (Tue.) Demonstration session for adults of "Story Hour for Children" *
2011-12-03 (Sat.) Lecture "Children's books in the Occupation Period: from the Gordon W. Prange Collection" *
2011-11-05 (Sat.), 2011-11-06 (Sun.) Special event for children in Autumn *
2011-10-08 (Sat.) Lecture "Enjoying the Winnington-Ingram Collection" *
2011-07-26 (Tue.), 2011-08-02 (Tue.), 2011-08-09 (Tue.), 2011-08-16 (Tue.), 2011-08-23 (Tue.) Library tours during the summer vacation *
2011-07-30 (Sat.), 2011-07-31 (Sun.) Summer event of the International Library of Children's Literature: Fun with science *
2011-07-23 (Sat.) Series: What's happening with Children's Books in the World? (5) *
2011-06-04 (Sat.) Gallery Talk "Japanese Children's Literature: A history from the International Library of Children's Literature Collections" *
2011-05-14 (Thu.) Lecture "Japanese children's literature — yesterday, today and tomorrow" *
2011-05-05 (Thu.) Special event for children on Children’s Day *
2011-04-23 (Sat.) Series: What's happening with Children's Books in the World? (4) *
2011-03-27 (Sun.) Picture books and music for children * (This event is cancelled) *
2011-03-14 (Mon.) Cooperation forum for children’s services FY2010 * (This event is cancelled) *
2011-02-22 (Tue.) Demonstration session for adults of "Story Hour for Children" *
2011-01-22 (Sat.) Series: What's happening with Children's Books in the World? (3) *
2011-01-08 (Sat.) Demonstration session for adults of "Story Hour for Children" -Associated with Exhibition "The Golden Age of the Picture Book : 1920s & 1930s" *
2011-01-08 (Sat.) Gallery Talk "The Golden Age of the Picture Book : 1920s & 1930s" *
2010-11-27 (Sat.) Symposium "The Golden Age of the Picture Book: America and the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s." * (PDF 169KB)
2010-11-06 (Sat.) Gallery Talk "The Golden Age of the Picture Book : 1920s & 1930s" *
2010-10-24 (Sun.) Enjoy Japanese Folktales: reading event for children and parents *
2010-10-09 (Sat.) Lecture "Picture Books of the 1920s: Their Message to Children" *
2010-09-25 (Sat.) Series: What's happening with Children's Books in the World?(2)
Lecture "What's happening with Children's Books in England?" *
2010-07-28 (Wed.), 2010-08-04 (Wed.), 2010-08-11 (Wed.), 2010-08-25 (Wed.) Short Tour of the Museum *
2010-07-27 (Tue.), 2010-08-03 (Tue.), 2010-08-10 (Tue.), 2010-08-17 (Tue.), 2010-08-24 (Tue.) Library tours for children during the summer vacation *
2010-07-31 (Sat.),
2010-08-01 (Sun.)
Summer event of the International Library of Children's Literature: Fun with science *
2010-06-29 (Sat.) Series: What's happening with Children's Books in the World? *
2010-06-06 (Sat.) Gallery Talk "Children's Books Going Overseas from Japan" *
2010-05-05 (Wed.) Enjoy Japanese language through a traditional performing art ; Rakugo for Children *
2010-04-24 (Sat.) Lecture "Translation is a triangle of collaboration - the author and the translator of "Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit" talk at length" *
2010-03-27 (Sat.) 2010-03-28 (Sun.) Special events for children during the spring vacation *
2010-03-06 (Sat.) Lecture "When "Hiroshima no Pika" [The Flash of Hiroshima] went overseas from Japan: experiences in the translation and publishing of Japanese picture books" *
2010-02-27 (Sat.) Gallery Talk "Children's Books Going Overseas from Japan" *
2009-12-13 (Sun.) Lecture "Present Indian Children's Literature" * (PDF 40.6KB)
2009-11-17 (Tue.), 2009-12-01 (Tue.) Demonstration session for adults of "Story Hour for Children" *
2009-10-31 (Sat.), 2009-11-01 (Sun.) Special event for children in Autumn *
2009-10-24 (Sat.) Lecture "A place to link books,children and adults - twenty years in "Book Castle," the International Youth Library, Germany" *
2009-10-04 (Sun.) Lecture "Picture Books of Vehicles: History and Attraction" *
2009-07-28 (Tue.),
2009-08-04 (Tue.),
2009-08-11 (Tue.),
2009-08-18 (Tue.),
2009-08-25 (Tue.)
Library tours for children during the summer vacation *
2009-07-25 (Sat.), 2009-07-26 (Sun.) Summer event of the International Library of Children's Literature: Fun with science *
2009-07-18 (Sat.) Lecture "Children and vehicles: Through the activity at the Transportation Museum" *
2009-05-05 (Tue.) Special event for children on Children’s Day *
2009-04-25 (Sat.) Lecture "Latin America and children's books" *
2004-05-22 (Sat.) The Panchatantra: World's Oldest Collection of Stories for Children * (PDF 42KB)
2003-02-01 (Sat.) THE GORDON W. PRANGE COLLECTION * THE GORDON W. PRANGE COLLECTION

Please refer to the Japanese page to see previous events.