LIBRARY OF PEACE

The "Library of Peace" is one of the priority actions of the Fondazione Mediterraneo defined in the Statute since its establishment.
The goal is to promote dialogue and mutual respect in the Euro-Mediterranean region and in the world by promoting the reading of texts in various languages ​​and, in particular, in the Arabic language.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo signed in 2003 a permanent agreement with the “Bibliotecha Alexandrina” and the “Library of Algiers” and collaboration protocols with various international institutions, such as the “Al-Babtain Foundation” for the promotion and dissemination of Arabic poetry.
The headquarters of the "Library of Peace" - named after St. John Paul II - is located on the ground, mezzanine, fourth and fifth floors of the former “Grand Hotel de Londres”, where the Fondazione Mediterraneo with the Museum of Oeace - MAMT is located.
Equipped with about 20,000 volumes in various languages, the "Library of Peace" (BIPA) dedicates a section to children with books for children: from the myth of Giufà and the Thousand and One Nights to fairy tales that find unanimous consent and diffusion in various countries.
The "Library of Peace" is open for free to all on the following days:

  • Monday: from 10 to 13am and from 16 to 18pm.
  • Wednesday: from 10 to 13am and from 16 to 18pm.
  • Friday: from 10 to 13am and from 16 to 18pm.

Great participation and emotion for the Holy Mass celebrated in the rooms on the ground floor of the Museum of Peace - MAMT where the Salesian World Oratory, the Chapel with the relics of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello, the Chapel dedicated to Padre Pio of Pietrelcina are hosted the Chapel dedicated to Pope John Paul II with the "Library of Peace" which bears his name.
A highly significant choice - said members of the Museum's International Executive Committee - because with the help of multimedia systems it is possible to bring the life of these great personalities of Catholicism among the people, in the central Piazza Municipio.
Participants include the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians from various parts of the world.

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The publisher Jean Luc Umberto Bertoni donated to the Museum of Peace - MAMT and to the "Biblioteca della pace" some volumes of poetry and fiction published by the Bertoni publishing house, expressing appreciation for the work carried out by the Fondazione Mediterraneo and by the President Michele Capasso.

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The lawyer Domenico Salerno donated 1,300 books to the Museum of Peace - MAMT for the "Library of Peace": an important initiative aimed at spreading the value of the book as "emotion" and "heritage" of humanity.

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President Michele Capasso and Jacopo Molinari visited the headquarters of the Foundation "Abdulaziz Saud Al Babtain" with annexed Library of Arab Poetry welcomed by the founder Abdulaziz Al Babtain.
On this occasion it was agreed to create a section dedicated to Arabic poetry at the Peace Library created in 1997 by the Mediterranean Foundation based in Naples.

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Senate President Pietro Grasso presented President Capasso a copy of the book on the history of the Senate for the "Library of Peace".

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