28 травня 2012 р.

Dear American Library patrons
On June 2, 3 and 4
(Saturday - Monday),
the American Library
will be closed

Happy Pentecost Holidays!

24 травня 2012 р.

On May 23 at the American Library at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy the Workshop “Building Strong Library Association” was held.
It was organized Ukrainian Library Association and the program "Bibliomist", U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, supported by IFLA. Two first days the workshop was hosted in House of Ukraine and National Parliament Library of Ukraine.

Young librarians (age under 28 and students of library schools) competited very hard to win the participation at this workshop.

Vira Zahumenna, Professor, State Academy of Culture and Arts Administrators (Kyiv) and Svitlana Barabash, Senior Librarian, Library of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute moderated the workshop.





21 травня 2012 р.

On May 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM drama Witness for the Prosecution (1957) has been shown and discussed.
Mary Butler, Legal Advisor of US Embassy and Kathy Ladun, Rule for Law Initiative Director presented the film and lead the afterfilm discussion.
Presenter told the audience that the this filmis a clever, character-driven courtroom drama. Starring the terrific talents of Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power, and particularly Marlene Dietrich, directed by Billy Wilder, and based on the superb short story by Agatha Christie, it is a combination has all of the very best ingredients, and delivers a nearly outstanding film.
After showing Mary Butler played the role of prosecutor and Kathy Ladun was the defender of accused. The American Library patrons never participated such discussion. Mary told a lot of interesting about the job of prosecutor. In the USA it’s normal practice they are losing about a half of cases. In Ukraine it’s only 1 precent, mayby even less. Kathy described her experience as a member of jury in Connecticut and in Washington, DC. Discussion lasted the whole hour


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15 травня 2012 р.

On May 14 at the American Library hosted the meeting of Paul Steward, member of city council of Kirkland, WA with NaUKMA alumni and patrons of our library.
The attendees discussed a lot of questions about city planning and transportation, energy saving and the level of crime at the big cities.
Participants of the meeting were especially interested in Zero Energy House - a home combines energy-efficient construction and appliances with commercially available renewable energy systems, such as solar water heating and solar electricity. Such houses are rather expensive but they are independent from the energy grid supply and do not emit carbon.
At the end of the meeting everyone agreed that Paul Steward gave very good example to follow for Ukrainian officials because it‘s useful to meet common people, talk to them and know what they are thinking about city council work.




14 травня 2012 р.

In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month the American Library is offering to watch the film by Barry Levinson’s Avalon (1990) at May, 11 2021. Jim Bussy, former officer of US Embassy in Ukraine presented the film and lead after film discussion.
Avalon tells the story of a Jewish family immigrating to the United States in pursuit of the American dream. Starting in the early 1900s, the Krichinsky brothers begin to arrive in America one at a time, scrimping and saving to pay for the next relative's trip to the land of opportunity. As the brothers find success in Baltimore, their family grows and they face new challenges.
Levinson does a fine job of capturing the emotions and ties that bind families together, juxtaposing the loss of family interaction with the advent and rising popularity of television. The top-notch ensemble includes Joan Plowright, Elizabeth Perkins, Lou Jacobi, and a very young Elijah Wood.



3 травня 2012 р.

MAY 2012 @ YOUR LIBRARY


April 25, 2012 American Library in Kyiv was visited by representative of the Library of Congress, Ms Regina Frackowiak. Ms Frackowiak, who is a Reference Librarian of a European Division, met with American Library and NaUKMA Scientific library staff representatives and shared her experience of organizing work at the Library of Congress.
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
Explore the Library of Congress digital collections, available online!
http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html
Take a virtual tour to various buildings, galleries and pavilions of the Library of Congress!
http://myloc.gov/ExhibitSpaces/pages/default.aspx