30 квітня 2014 р.

Book of the Week - Lonely Planet Guide to Ukraine

On top of spring holidays American Library decided to capture a travel guide that would bring new experiences to you and your visiting guests. With Carpathian peaks, the Black Sea coast, elegant cities and pumping townish life there's plenty to divert you. Look through the main directions, Lonely Planet had chosen as a must-do and find out what travellers love most about Ukraine.


29 квітня 2014 р.

8th seminar of the American Studies Institute

On Tuesday, April 29, American Library held a seminar of the American Studies Institute of the US Embassy's course. During April 2014 a series of lectures are provided on topic: «Social Movements and Political Change». This time students learned about the march on Washington and the civil rights in the United States. 


New USA Maps in American Library

We've got new Maps for our readers to explore U.S. geography, history and economy. A new series of maps are now avaliable in American Library: "The 50 States", "Facts and Figures", "Landmarks and Industry".


Calendar of Events - May 2014

Here's American Library's Calendar of Events on May 2014.


25 квітня 2014 р.

Book Choice - Arbor Day

In United States Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. Celebrations are held as early as January and February in some southern states and as late as May in more northern locations. National Arbor Day is observed on the last Friday in April. On This Day we decided to gather books on wildlife across America, and the fascinating world of plants, written for young readers, but imagination capturing for many adults )


24 квітня 2014 р.

Book of the Week - "Right, Wrong, and Risky. A Dictionary of Today's American English usage"

American English has diverged, transformed, and generally rendered itself utterly confusing to even the most experienced writers. "Right, Wrong, and Risky" takes you inside the words and phrases that we use every day. Supported by up-to-date usage examples (from New Yorker cartoons to storefront signs), this book is for all who want to write and speak in an informed modern manner.



Book Choice - Administrative Professionals' Day

In United States, Administrative Professionals' (also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is celebrated annually the last full week of April. Today we picked self-study materials on continuing (or starting) accomplishment on career development and opportunity to advance.


23 квітня 2014 р.

How universities contribute to the socio-economic development

On Wednesday, 23 April American Library held a presentation by Alexandru Fotea, Educational Marketing, Events and Academic Image at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania). Topic: "How do universities contribute to the socio-economic development of our regions". Speaker did research on how higher education institutions have contributed to the development of their surrounding environment for the past 900 years.


22 квітня 2014 р.

7th seminar of the American Studies Institute

On Tuesday, April 22, American Library held a seminar of the American Studies Institute of the US Embassy's course. During April 2014 a series of lectures are provided on topic: «Social Movements and Political Change». This time students learned and discussed the topic of Orange Revolution and the State in Ukraine.


Book Choice - Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Today we picked books with thought-provoking ideas on how we can respond to changing public health and ecological risks and create sound environmental policy for the future. All of us - in business and government, activists and citizens - have a role to play in preserving our world for future generations.


18 квітня 2014 р.

Book Choice - Easter

Similar to Christmas, Easter Day is the most important Christian holiday in the United States. Many Americans follow the tradition of coloring hard-boiled eggs and giving baskets of candy. The Easter Bunny is a popular legendary Easter gift-giving character analogous to Santa Claus in American culture. Today we picked books on studying the Bible and the Christian thought, which might be of interest to those who study cultural and religious discourse.


Book of the Week - Barack Obama "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters"

Book of the Week - Barack Obama "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters". Barack Obama, the forty-fourth president of the United States, is a father of two daughters, Malia and Sasha. In this book, President Barack Obama has written a tribute to 13 prominent Americans, from George Washington to Jackie Robinson, and their ideas that have shaped a whole nation.


17 квітня 2014 р.

6th seminar of the American Studies Institute

On Thursday, April 17, American Library held a seminar of the American Studies Institute of the US Embassy's course. During April 2014 a series of lectures are provided on topic: «Social Movements and Political Change». This time students learned about marketing of the rebellion and the role of media on international activism.


How universities contribute to the socio-economic development

We invite you to a short journey into the fascinating “world of universities” to better understand how these higher education institution have contributed to the development of their surrounding environment for the past 900 years. Have you ever thought what is the impact of the education and research activities performed daily by universities on the regional economies? What about the expenses made by the universities and their associated agents (students, visitors etc.)?Do they generate any effects on the regional economic circuit? We will discuss on how the mechanisms that universities develop at regional level and how it contributes to the process of socio-economic development.



16 квітня 2014 р.

April 16: "Attracting Media Attention for Your Venture"

On Wednesday, April 16 American Library, in cooperation with CRDF Global in Ukraine, held a web-conference with live broadcast from the U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C. “GIST TechConnect” initiative builds entrepreneurial ecosystems in 54 countries across the Europe, Middle East, Turkey, Asia and Africa by identifying, coaching, and funding the most promising technology entrepreneurs through its flagship competitions, startup acceleration services, online social media platform and interactive mentorship programs.


15 квітня 2014 р.

5th seminar of the American Studies Institute of the US Embassy

On Tuesday, April 15, American Library held a seminar of the American Studies Institute of the US Embassy's course. During April 2014 a series of lectures are provided on topic: «Social Movements and Political Change». This time students learned about Civil Resistance and the strategy of nonviolent conflict.


Library tours for schoolers

American Library continues scheduling Library tours for classes and groups of schoolers. Today students of local school № 124 came by to learn about American Library, it's history, services and collections. 


April 16: Web-conference “GIST TechConnect: Attracting Media Attention for Your Venture”

Dear readers, please be reminded that tomorrow (On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 15.00-16.15) American Library, in cooperation with CRDF Global in Ukraine, will be holding a web-conference “GIST TechConnect: Attracting Media Attention for Your Venture” with live broadcast from the U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C. GIST TechConnect is a series of interactive video-conferences that brings together great entrepreneurial minds to spark the creation of new technology ventures that address specific societal problems and market opportunities. The GIST Initiative is a partnership led by the U.S. Department of State and CRDF Global.


12 квітня 2014 р.

Book Choice - Cosmonautics Day

April 12 has been celebrated as Cosmonautics Day since 1961 when Yuri Gagarin became the first human being launched into outer space. 68 minutes spent by him in cosmos changed our life forever and opened the new era in mankind's history and development. The U.S. first launched a person into space with Alan Shepard's suborbital flight in Mercury-Redstone 3. Orbital flight was achieved by the United States when John Glenn's Mercury-Atlas 6 orbited the Earth on 20 February 1962.


Languages and Cultures: Between East and West

On Friday, April 11 American Library held a section of scientific conference “Languages and Cultures: Between East and West”. This conference is gathered for the third time under the arrangement of Omelian Pritsak Library, NaUKMA. During these years it turned out to be an international event for historians, philologists, cultural studies scholars, archeologists, ethnologists, philosophers, political science researchers from Ukraine and abroad.



11 квітня 2014 р.

Web-conference “Attracting Media Attention for Your Venture”


On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 15.00-16.15 American Library will be holding a web-conferenceGIST TechConnect: Attracting Media Attention for Your Venture” with live broadcast from the U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C. GIST TechConnect is a series of interactive video-conferences that brings together great entrepreneurial minds to spark the creation of new technology ventures that address specific societal problems and market opportunities. This edition of GIST TechConnect , titled “Attracting Media Attention for Your Venture” will teach to  think like a journalist and attract media attention, learn to use social media to promote your venture.




Book of The Week - "The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. Eric Rides defines Startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. A must-read for every serious entrepreneur and every manager interested in innovation. Book of The Week - "The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries.



4th seminar of the American Studies Institute of the US Embassy

On Thursday, April 10, American Library held a seminar of the American Studies Institute of the US Embassy's course. During April 2014 a series of lectures are provided on topic: «Social Movements and Political Change». This time students learned on how social movements, protests, political meetings and revolutions change history.


10 квітня 2014 р.

Children's Library Club on April, 9

Children's Library Club in American Library Kyiv: yesterday students of elementary school were reading Ukrainian fairy tales in English, picturing of what they heard in drawings, and watching kid's movies in English )


8 квітня 2014 р.

3rd seminar of the American Studies Institute

On Tuesday, April 8, American Library held a 3rd seminar of the American Studies Institute of the US Embassy's course. During April 2014 a series of lectures are provided on topic: «Social Movements and Political Change». This time students learned on how social movements represent disadvantaged groups.


2014 Alumni Grants Program

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2014 Alumni Grants Program.

The program is intended to provide financial support to U.S. Government-funded exchange and training programs alumni toimplement projects that promote democratic advancement, civic participation and economic reform in Ukraine.

Alumni and recipients of all U.S. Government-funded exchange and training programs, including ECA, USAID, USDA and FEP, Department of Commerce SABIT trainings, as well as other target groups with an alumni connection are eligible to apply.

Applications will be accepted by April 25, 2014 and will be reviewed by a U.S. Embassy selection committee.

The Alumni Grants Program description is attached. The program application is available here.



7 квітня 2014 р.

Book Choice - World Health Day

The World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7th, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). World Health Day focuses upon a different health theme each year. It is an international event to emphasize and work on important health issues or problems. Many countries around the world participate. Today we picked books that would help raise awareness on health issues.


4 квітня 2014 р.

Book of the week: "Digital Engagement: Internet Marketing that captures customers and builds brand loyalty"

On international Internet day we picked a must-read business book in our Library, because marketing today means understanding the digital world. "Digital Engagement: Internet Marketing that captures customers and builds brand loyalty" is a guide on how to maximize online efforts to bring in customers, plus the latest advice on social networking. We hope our readers find it practicable )


2nd seminar of the American Studies Institute of the US Embassy

On Thursday, April 3, American Library held a 2nd seminar of the American Studies Institute of the US Embassy's course. During April 2014 a series of lectures are provided on topic: «Social Movements and Political Change». This time students learned on Internet and social media's role in political movements worldwide.


2 квітня 2014 р.

Discussion Club on April, 2

Today American Library Kyiv held an English Speaking Club with FLEX Alumni, Daria Batalova and Oksana Berko. Join discussion each Wednesday at 16:30 in American Library )


International Jazz Day

April, 30th is known as an International Jazz Day. On this day, at 13:00 live and at 17:00 via this link (http://jazzday.com/concert/ ) you can “attend” a jazz concert. 

Children's Library Club

Children Library Club in American Library Kyiv: it's not only about books. Students of elementary school are participating in activities, reading programs, watch kid's movies in English.


First seminar of American Studies Institute

On Tuesday American Library held a first seminar of the American Studies Institute of the US Embassy's course. During April 2014 a series of lectures are provided on topic: «Social Movements and Political Change». First seminar was presented by Rachel Atwood, U.S. Embassy Kyiv.


1 квітня 2014 р.

Book Choice - April Fool's Day

April Fools' Day, sometimes called All Fools' Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year. April Fools' Day is observed throughout the Western world. Practices include sending someone on a "fool's errand," looking for things that don't exist; playing pranks; and trying to get people to believe ridiculous things.