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Get to know Helsinki through crime fiction, concerts and Christmas lights

Nordic Noir and Nordic Crime have become noteworthy genres. Many of the best-known fictional Finnish police officers and detectives solve crimes in the Helsinki region. The reader becomes acquainted with city districts as car chases take them on high speed rides along the main highways, then smaller side streets, coming to a dramatic end in front of a city landmark. Take a tour through Helsinki with the help of crime novels!

Instructions for e-book and e-audiobook services

As Helmet libraries' customer you have access to three e-book services and four e-audiobook services. To borrow e-books, you will need a Helmet library card and a PIN code, a device suitable for reading, and internet access. If you want to download e-books onto your own device, you will also need an app or a reader application.

Helsinki Philharmonic concerts on December 8th and 18th now as streamed concerts

All HPO audience concerts until the 18th of December have been cancelled – the concerts in December can instead be heard and seen as live web broadcasts through HKO Screen. The live streams on HKO Screen offer both program for the day of Finnish Music on December 8th as well as the December 18th concert, celebrating Beethoven and rounding up our autumn season. 

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