CULTURE

A variety of book-related events

A two-day congress on «Archives, Libraries and Law in the Information Society» starts tomorrow at the National Research Foundation at 48 Vassilisis Constantinou Street. Among the issues on the agenda are intellectual property, private data, censorship and the right to information. The congress is organized by the Education Ministry, Athens Law School, the Greek Archives Society, the National Library of Greece, the State Archives, EKEBI, the Copyright Organization and the National Documentation Center. For information, log on to http://www.eae.org.gr/congress/home.html. Exhibition, launch Carved branches are the link between an exhibition and a book being presented tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Benaki Museum’s New Wing. Christos Karakolis taught himself to carve remarkable shapes and designs into wood. His sister, popular novelist Zyranna Zatelli, has written about his wood carvings and the memories they conjure up in her book «The Magical Verges of My Brother,» published by Kastaniotis. Archaeologist Christos Boulotis, who also writes children’s literature, has contributed to the book. The Benaki New Wing is located at 138 Pireos (tel 210.345.3111). The exhibition runs till March 5. MPs recommend Find out which books members of Parliament recommend reading at an exhibition with a difference. The Stoa tou Vivliou book arcade is repeating last year’s initiative spotlighting those books recommended by deputies. Sotiris Hadzigakis, first deputy Parliamentary speaker, officially opens the exhibition on Monday, February 6 at 6.30 p.m., and Georgios Babiniotis, president of the Filekpaideftiki Etaireia and rector of Athens University, will present the books and discuss the selection with the deputies. The initiative runs to February 11 and the arcade is located at 5 Pesmazoglou (tel 210.325.3989).