CULTURE

Literary happenings

Good news for young readers in Halandri, where the local municipality has just opened the Mimis Vasilopoulos Children’s Library, which will lend books, provide information, arrange activities and organize school visits, tours and educational programs. The official opening is April 2 at noon. (Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tue., Thur. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Paliologou, Averoff & Solonos, tel 210.680.1654.) New titles Kastaniotis presents Alexis Stamatis’s latest novel «Mother Ash» on Tuesday April 5 at 8 p.m. The speakers are Costas Georgousopoulos, Manos Eleftheriou and Yiannis Tseklenis. Actor Ailmilios Helakis will read extracts. (Kentro Logou kai Technis, 104 Themistocleous, Athens, tel 210.330.1208.) Also from Kastaniotis, «Exodos» (Exit) the final volume of the trilogy «Tis Epanastasis, tis Monaxias kai tis Lagneias» (Of Revolution, Loneliness and Lust), by actor-director Giorgos Michailidis. Evangelos Venizelos, Costas Georgousopoulos and Thanassis Niarchos will present the book and actors Karyofillia Karambeti, Dina Michailidou, Marietta Sgourdaiou and Minas Hatzisavvas will read extracts. (Anoichto Theatro, 70 Kalvou & Gyzi, Athens, tel 210.644.5749.) ‘Don Quixote’ The knight of the sorrowful countenance and his itinerary in Greece is the subject of the next discussion organized by the European Translation Center (EKEMEL). Rosa Perez and Michalis Mitrousis will read extracts from «Don Quixote» on April 4 at 8.15 p.m. (Hytirio Theater, 44 Iera Odos, tel 210.341.2313.) Poetry Nefelis publishers invite you to celebrate the poetry of Giorgos Houliaras at the Music Box next Tuesday, April 5 at 9.30 p.m. His latest book, «Dromoi tis Melanis» (Roads of Ink) contains new verse and a selection of poems written since 1970. Actors Despina Sarafeidou and Eudokia Statiri will read from his work. (108 Pendelis, Vrilissia, 12th exit Attiki Odos, tel 210.804.4840.) Compendium bookstore continues its poetry readings at 8 p.m. tomorrow with Greek-Persian poet, short-story writer and journalist Alexander Rez. (28 Nikis, Syntagma.)