Plovdiv Sister Library Exhibition – November 20

Please join Montrose Regional Library for a reception celebrating a photographic exhibit of life in Montrose and our sister library city, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on Wednesday, November 20, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

Browse the wonderful display of photos provided by our friends in Plovdiv, as well as the companion photos of Montrose and surrounding areas currently on display at the Montrose Regional Library. The same display occurred earlier this year at the Ivan Vazov National Library in Plovdiv.

Light refreshments will be served, and as a special treat, distinguished former Colorado State Librarian Nancy Bolt will have an assortment of authentic Bulgarian jewelry available for purchase.

*Montrose images are courtesy of Rick and Jill Myers, M&M Artistic Images; Paul Paladino; and Ben Knight. Plovdiv images are courtesy of Mihail Svirachev, Nikola Nikolov and Sonya Gencheva.

About Plovdiv

Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria, after the capital city Sofia, with 675,000 inhabitants in the greater metropolitan area. Known as the cultural capital of the country, Plovdiv sits in south-central Bulgaria on the banks of the Maritsa River and was built around seven hills, earning it the nickname “The City of the Seven Hills.”

Archaeological evidence shows that Plovdiv has been inhabited at least as far back as the 6th millennium BCE, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. As a result, the city is home to numerous archeological sites, including the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis, a Roman-era amphitheater that currently hosts opera and concerts.

About the Plovdiv Library

The Ivan Vazov National Library is named after the Bulgarian poet and writer Ivan Vazov. Founded in 1879 and containing over 1,500,000 books, it is both the nation’s second largest and second oldest library.