Public Library “Viktor Car Emin” Opatija and her branch libraries: Library Kastav, Library Matulji, Library Lovran and Library Mošćenička Draga celebrated this year International Woman’s Day by providing free membership to those women who are not been library members so far.

In addition to free membership, we donated a book, novel “Naša Mare”, to every woman who joined the library. This book is the first complete edition of the historical novel “Naša Mare” (“Our Mare”) by Viktor Car Emin, after whom our library was named. The novel was published in the sequels from 1931 to 1933 in the magazine “Ženski list” and our library published it for the 150th anniversary of the author’s birth, first in the form of an e-book, and then in physical form.

Librarians have also set up exhibitions on exceptional and significant women through history divided by areas: science, culture, literature, art, sports, politics and media and exhibited their biographies.