25 листопада 2011 р.

Thanksgiving event with elementary school student of specialised school Vsesvit. Celebrating American holidays with kids is always a big fun. Students of elementary school participeted this day in many activities and showed quite a considerable knowledge of American history and traditions.

23 листопада 2011 р.

On November 23 at 3pm Oksana Sharyi, Reference Librarian gave the presentation about American Library e-resources. You can find and download this presentation at Electronic Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Institutional Repository. http://www.ekmair.ukma.kiev.ua/handle/123456789/1172

20 листопада 2011 р.

Board games have been played in most cultures and societies throughout history; some even pre-date literacy skill development in the earliest civilizations. Most board games involve both luck and strategy. But an important feature of them is the amount of randomness/luck involved, as opposed to skill. A player may be hampered by a few poor rolls of the dice in Risk or Monopoly, but over many games a good player will win more often. While some purists consider luck not to be a desirable component of a game, others counter that elements of luck can make for far more diverse and multi-faceted strategies, as concepts such as expected value and risk management must be considered. Since July 2011 American Library patrons may enjoy 14 board games, including Monopoly, Scrabble and Boggle.

19 листопада 2011 р.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. On November 18 at 2:00 p.m. American Library hosted Education Advising Consultation. Konstantin Dubrovsky, U.S. Embassy consulted the audience of 43 students about applying to American universities and for a U.S. student visa.

1 листопада 2011 р.

One hundred and fifty years after the Civil War began, its echoes are still felt across the United States in lingering divisions between North and South, in debates over the flying of the Confederate flag, and even in arguments over the basic causes of the conflict. This year America celebrates 150th anniversary of Civil War. American Library staff prepared book display "Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War".