You can already hear that change is underway on the first floor. Shelves have made way for something new, electrical work is currently taking place, this will be followed by painting and finally the room will also get new equipment.
Leipzig locals design their own programme
The LeipzigRoom will open here in January - a flexible space for meetings and exchanging ideas. Leipzig locals will shape the programme themselves: creative, fair, accessible, inclusive and inviting people to join in. People choose their own topics, everyone takes responsibility for their own format and guests from booking through to implementation. The library "simply" provides the logistical framework for successful self-organisation.
You can soon experience scenes like this: a small group sits in front of colourful sticky notes, while a woman hands out pasta. Her subject is waste. More precisely: packaging waste! She and her fellow campaigners want to found a "packaging-free shop" and are looking for like-minded people. Readers stop, admire and ask questions. Two are interested and get involved. In the background, partly concealed by a tall curtain, three children solve puzzles. They are using the "LeipzigBox", an exciting puzzle game with tricky questions about the city. There are also books to be discovered: lots of literature about Leipzig. A "MagicBox" invites you to virtually browse the City Library's extensive archives with many historically unique maps and prints of the city's history.
The project is supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation's hochdrei Fund.