Window at the Kaposvar Ripl Ronai art gallery

Bath is twinned with the town of Kaposvar in Hungary and so our two libraries are also twinned.

Kaposvar library is situated in the centre of the town. Kaposvar town is beautiful and prides itself on its tree lined streets, flowers, sculptures and statues. It has a rich cultural history and was home to the renowned artist Josef Ripl Ronai (1861 - 1927).

Contemporary Kaposvar artists have also formed links with the Bath Area Network for Artists. Information about 'KaposArt' can be found on the KaposArt website.

Similarly Walcot State Choir have performed in Kaposvar and have a firm and productive relationship with Kaposvar Music Lovers Choir.

To recognise the fact that most library staff are women, Kaposvar Library has a sculpture of a woman just outside its main entrance. The library itself is spacious and airy and has fiction and reference books to borrow, reference only books, computer areas, study areas and dedicated space for children and young people. Take a look at the Kaposvar Library website.

Bath Central Library has a selection of books about Kaposvar and some books in Hungarian which we are adding to.

If you are interested in the work of the Kaposvar Twinning Association in Bath, have a look at the Bath Kaposvar Twinning Association website.

We are encouraging English readers to read three novels by Hungarian writers and then to let us have their very short reviews which will be translated into Hungarian to also share with readers at Kaposvar library. The books are available from Bath Library Service and are: "The Door" by Magda Szabo, "Esther's Inheritance" by Sandor Marai and "Anna Edes" by Dezso Kosztolanyi.


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