19 березня 2012 р.
On March 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM crime drama GoodFellas (1990) has been shown and discussed. John C. Engstrom Resident Legal Advisor of US Embassy presented the film and lead the discussion. Presenter told the audience that the movie based on the biography of Henry Hill, who as a kid always wanted to be a gangster. It shows how a young kid grew up helping the mafia and becoming a mobster himself. This is a true story and really shows what being a wise guy is all about. Discussion lasted the whole hour. It’s hard to mention all questions have been raised. The priceless experience of John Engstron as a prosecutor helped to understand a lot about crime and penitentiary legislation in US. At the end our presenter received a great ovation. 18 patrons enjoyed great acting of Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci and amazing soundtrack. Mostly students of Kyiv Mohyla Academy and Taras Shevchenko University, four employees and one lecturer.
12 березня 2012 р.
We continue our program Gaming @ the Library It was hard to keep the established schedule and now patrons are playing every moment when Media Room is not occupied. The most popular are the classic board games Monopoly and Scrabble. And there is first international team consists of Harvey his son Alex and several Kyiv Mohyla academy students are playing Monopoly.
6 березня 2012 р.
2 березня 2012 р.
Selebrating Dr. Seuss Birthday at the American Library. Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, spent his lifetime dreaming about many different creatures and silly ways to name them. At first, his main goal was to make people laugh and then he turned his talents toward teaching preschoolers to read. Born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts, Theodor Geisel published his first children's book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, under the name of Dr. Seuss in 1937. Next came a huge string of best-selling successes, from Yertle the Turtle to Green Eggs and Ham, all filled with nonsense words and outlandish characters and worlds, loved by generations. Ukrainian kids also enjoed the book by Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat that whas written to help primary school children to learn to read.