24 грудня 2012 р.

YOUTH COUNCIL MEATING II

 On December 2012 American Library hold Youth Council meeting.











Five members of YC visited the USA in November 2012. They were eager to share their experience. Serhiy Molchanov told that he studied interacting between civil society, business and government in American communities. He liked it a lot and planed to start the same in our country.






Then participants worked in small groups. They talked about the best and the worth emotions at their lives.

Afterward young people made some plans for activities in 2013.

Wish them good luck and success!

19 грудня 2012 р.


 
Christmas is a holiday shared and celebrated by many religions. It is a day that has an effect on the entire world. To many people, it is a favorite time of the year involving gift giving, parties and feasting. Christmas is a holiday that unifies almost all of professing Christendom.

The spirit of Christmas causes people to decorate their homes and churches, cut down trees and bring them into their homes, decking them with silver and gold.

In the light of that tree, families make merry and give gifts one to another.   American Library staff prepared book display of Christmass reading to enjoy long winter nights.

11 грудня 2012 р.

IMPORTANT VISIT

On December 11 Peg Walther, Information Resource Officer based in Warsaw and Valentyna Pashkova, Information Resource Center Director, U.S. Embassy visited American Library at Kyiv Mohyla academy. AL staff was glad to meet colleagues, tell about various library programs and also to get advices on planning and reporting.

1 грудня 2012 р.

American Independence Film Festival in Kyiv


US Ambassador John Tefft opened the event which is dedicated to exploring the "indie" idea in film with a six day festival November 27 -- December 2, 2012 in Kyiv.




You may watch the opening ceremony at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AubeqozLxYg&list=UUlJNzh9PUPBlpgrjFxGt1-Q&index=1&feature=plcp
This year the festival is proud to host a slate of top notch documentaries.  Robert Weide will present his new film Woody Allen: a Documentary.  Visiting producer and director team Sheena Joyce and Don Argott will screen their documentary on Atomic Energy, Atomic States of America and offer a workshop for young filmmakers. Visiting producer Brian Schulz will also provide workshops during the festival, including a private educational screening of his documentary about the making of chess champions in Brooklyn public schools Brooklyn Castle.
Below: During afterfilm discussion with Brian Schulz about problems of public schools in USA and Ukraine.