» «
Huntington Library
Huntington Library
#About the Library that is Not Really Just a Library

In 1903, Henry Huntington bought a large and active farm in San Marino. After his death it became the Huntington Library, a real institution in Los Angeles. This is a rare combination of a wonderful library, a charming art museum, a stunning furniture collection and great botanical gardens.

The library contains, among other things, a fascinating collection of ancient books, rare translations, manuscripts, special editions and antiques, which every book lover will enjoy seeing.

There are books from different periods - from the Middle Ages through 19th century literature. They are divided into three sections - astronomy books, physics books, and in a common hall - books of biology and medicine, some of them filled with charming illustrations, as was popular in the second half of the 20th century.

The museum features works by European artists from the 18th and 19th centuries and a plethora of American art from the 17th century to modern American art. There is also a scientific display of ideas that changed the world and more.

The furniture shown here is from the rich and diverse collection of furniture by Charles and Henry Green. Apart from the furniture you can see here, are chandeliers, lamps, carpets and more.

In the museum's famous botanical gardens you can enjoy a charming range of over 14,000 trees and a variety of wonderful plants and flowers and landscaped gardens. Pay particular attention to the desert garden, the Chinese Garden and the spectacular Japanese Garden. They cover an area of ​​120 acres. Apart from these gardens and the Zen garden, there are many landscaped gardens, including a Shakespearean garden, a rose garden, an Australian garden, an herb garden and even a miniature jungle with tiny bonsai trees.


On the first Thursday of every month the entrance is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance on the site below.

A Closer Look:


A Stroll Through the Huntington Library Botanical Gardens:

Beit Ariela library
Beit Ariela Library
#About the Library

There are 21 public libraries in Tel Aviv, but the biggest and best known among them is the Beit Ariela Library. The library has special sections designed to provide relevant information in a variety of fields, fascinating and interesting. The library moved to its current home in 1977 and is located on Shaul Hamelech Boulevard.

In the press section you can find a Hebrew press collection. If you are interested in the history of the Land of Israel, books of communities in the Diaspora, Hebrew literature, art books, and more - you can spend hours of fascinating study here.

In the Ahad Ha'am archive in the library, you can learn about the work of Ahad Ha'am (the name of Asher Zvi Ginzberger, who was the founder and intellectual thinker of Zionism) - to see where he worked, his furniture and possessions, and his private library. If you want a more personal point of view, there are also documents, family photographs, letters and portraits.

In the library of Maimonides you will find about 100,000 books and computerized databases, and you will be able to view the Library of Visual Design and Information with a wide range of fields organized by the most prominent categories: personalities, 8000 books, periodicals and video recordings, all of which deal with Israeli and international dance from the beginning of the 20th century until the present day. Included is also a theater archive named after Yehuda Gabai (founder of the Theater Museum).

Beyond the fascinating sections, the library conducts various activities for the city's residents, such as lectures, writing workshops, poetry evenings, exhibitions and more.
New York Public Library
New York Public Library
#About the Library

The New York Public Library is one of the leading libraries in the world. It is located on Fifth Avenue in New York City, and it has an impressive presence that makes it stand out in the avenue. The building was built in 1911 in the Renaissance style. At the entrance to the library you can see two statues of lions, who stand guard near the staircase. In the 1930's these statues received names - "Patience" and "Strength."

In 1886 Samuel Tilden donated $2.4 million for the establishment of the Public Library. Thanks to the donation, in 1895 a fund was established that converged two existing libraries in New York, the Astor and Lenox Libraries, into one library. This land was not always used for hosting the Public Library. In the past, it was a cemetery for the poor, and later - a water reservoir with a walkway above.

The library holds many art treasures and rare books. From time to time exhibitions open on the ground level, and display items belonging to the library.


It is worth coming in to here to take a look, for free, because of the interesting architecture, and also for the books, and free exhibits.

Behind the library you will find Bryant Park, a green space where many cultural events take place, festivals, market stalls, and an ice skating arena in winter.

A Closer Look at the New York Library:

The British Library
The British Library
#About the Library

The National Library of London is one of the world's largest research and study institutions. You will find 150 million items, while approximately 3 million books and other historical items are added every year. The oldest historical item found here is from the 3rd century BC.

The library was established in 1973, but already operated as a library in 1753, even when it was located in the British Museum building. The reason for the expansion was the necessity for a larger and more respectable reading space.

The library has more than 13 million books, 60,000 journals, 9 million articles, 860,000 newspapers, 1.5 million printed music, 57 million patents and trademarks, and 3 million voice recordings. In addition, this huge space hosts large and interesting exhibitions.

The library is defined as a deposit library (a library that is legally required to transfer copies of various publications) and, by law, receives a copy of any book published in the UK and even tries to purchase books printed outside the UK.

In the library you will find some particularly exciting works and documents: the Magna Carta, the first copy of Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll's manuscripts (Alice in Wonderland), lyrics of the Beatles written by John Lennon, drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and the Codex Sinaiticus (A manuscript from the fourth century).

A Closer Look at the Library:



Vancouver Public Library
Vancouver Public Library
#About the Library that Resembles the Colosseum in Rome

One of the architectural wonders in the city is the special building of the Vancouver Public Library. You have probably noticed that the round building is a sort of modern version of the Colosseum in Rome. The size of the library is about 40,000 square meters, and includes more than 1.5 million books.

The library building was planned in 1990, by an Israeli architecture Moshe Safdie. The building is located across the theater art center in the city, and many see it as a prominent and odd building, especially across more conservative buildings around.

The Public Library complex is spread on an entire city block, and includes an office building with 9 floors, with the two highest floors rented out, which helps finance the expensive project.

In the impressive building are a few cafes and stores that are open to the public. In the atrium area of the Public Library are many official ceremonies and different public events.

A Closer Look:


אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

העולם הוא צבעוני ומופלא, אאוריקה כאן בשביל שתגלו אותו...

אלפי נושאים, תמונות וסרטונים, מפתיעים, מסקרנים וממוקדים.

ניתן לנווט בין הפריטים במגע, בעכבר, בגלגלת, או במקשי המקלדת

בואו לגלות, לחקור, ולקבל השראה!

אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

נראה שכבר הכרתם את אאוריקה. בטח כבר גיליתם כאן דברים מדהימים, אולי כבר שאלתם שאלות וקיבלתם תשובות טובות.
נשמח לראות משהו מכם בספר האורחים שלנו: איזו מילה טובה, חוות דעת, עצה חכמה לשיפור או כל מה שיש לכם לספר לנו על אאוריקה, כפי שאתם חווים אותה.