30 травня 2014 р.

Electronic resources for political science students

On Tuesday, June 3 at 10:00 American Library will hold a training “Electronic resources for political science students”. Training will be presented by Sergiy Nazarovets, Deputy Director of IT in NaUKMA Library.


Book of the Week - "Design in the USA"

From the Cadillac to iPhone, the world in which we live has been profoundly influenced by the work of American designers. Jeffrey L. Meikle explores this question in his new social and cultural history of American design, covering everything from the hand-crafted furniture to the era of industrialization and mass production.


29 травня 2014 р.

Exploring resources of Web of Science

On Thursday, May 29 American Library held a training by Sergiy Nazarovets, Deputy Director of IT in NaUKMA: “An excursion to the problem of scientometrics and exploring resources Web of Science from Thomson Reuters”. Web of Science is the largest reference database, that provides easy access to high-quality interdisciplinary relevant information for researchers, teachers and students. It gives opportunity to search over 55 million records from the top journals, conference proceedings, books in social and art sciences.


28 травня 2014 р.

Smart Fairy-Tales

Young readers of Children's Library Club today received certificates and fairy-tale books. Students from local Kyiv School were ambitious in their first Library acquaintance, reading stories, learning English and familiarizing with American Kid's popular movies. Children's Library Club was conducted by American Library and Ukrainian initiative "Add Reading" by a fairy-tale author Evhenia Pirog. "Smart Fairy-Tales" was the first book, actually written in American Library )




Education in United States

June 5 - American Library will be carrying a lecture about studying in United States, provided by Kevin Huston (Washington Language School). Lecture will concern preparation for language tests, applying to university, studying and living in U.S. Start at 17.00, American Library Kyiv.


27 травня 2014 р.

Rachel Carson

Today is a birthday of Rachel Carson, American marine biologist and conservationist, founder of contemporary environmental movement, author of Silent Spring, advocate of nature and environmental ethics. Her book "Silent Spring" and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.


26 травня 2014 р.

New magazines in May

New magazines are already waiting for you in American Library. Among new items: National Geographic, Time, Fortune, People.


Film screening on May, 23

On Friday, May 23, American Library held a movie screening session conducted by Steven Wright, teacher of English language, displaying a movie by Clint Eastwood , "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". The participants had a discussion, exchanging their views and opinions on the movie.


23 травня 2014 р.

Book of the Week - "The Only Grant-Writing book you'll ever need"

This week we thought of a guide for everyone who might be seeking grants: nonprofits, state and local governments, universities, school administrators, teachers, artists, and those seeking funds for scholarly and cultural enterprises. Written by two authors who have won millions of dollars in grants, this book provides a step-by-step guide for grant writers, offering advice from funders and grant recipients.



22 травня 2014 р.

Discussion Club on May, 22

Today American Library Kyiv's English Speaking Club with FLEX Alumni, Daria Batalova and Oksana Berko, was dedicated to performing a favor in everyday life and kindness in helping others. Join next discussion on Thursday at 16:30 in American Library )

21 травня 2014 р.

Children's Library Club on May, 21

Today Children's Library club in American Library Kyiv was dedicated to US geography. Students of elementary school were participating in discussions, asked questions and showed their knowledge on United States. Children's Library club was provided by our volunteers, Elissa Sperling and Kristina Banna.


Web of Science from Thomson Reuters

On Thursday, May 29 at 12:00 American Library will hold a training “An excursion to the problem of scientometrics and exploring resources Web of Science from Thomson Reuters”. Participants will learn more about the main scientometric indicators, commercial and open access scientometric databases, get practical skills in the use of the platform Web of Science. Database Web of Science is the largest reference database and provides easy access to high-quality interdisciplinary relevant information for researchers, teachers and students. All interested are invited ) 


20 травня 2014 р.

Library Club with Elissa Sperling

On Tuesday, 20 May, American library held a Library Club with a presentation by Elissa Sperling (Fulbrighter, Wesleyan University, USA) on topic "Specifics of Library Science in USA by personal example". Our readers and guests learned about public and university libraries in USA, conditions of library science and education.


16 травня 2014 р.

American Studies Institute of the US Embassy

We are happy to tell about succesfull accomplishment of the American Studies Institute of the US Embassy's course. American Library and US Embassy conducted virtual lecture series on “Social Movements and Political Change in the United States.” Professors from various U.S. universities participated via online video conferencing or video web chat, lecturing to students. Upon completion of the course students got their certificates from American Studies Institute of the US Embassy.


15 травня 2014 р.

Book of the Week - "1000 Places to See before you die"

Book of the Week - "1000 Places to See before you die: A Traveler's Life List". This week we picked a book that tells exactly what essential places to visit around the world, continent by continent. Sacred ruins, grand hotels, wildlife preserves, hilltop villages, snack shacks, castles, festivals, reefs, restaurants, cathedrals, hidden islands, opera houses, museums, and more. Stop dreaming and get going )


14 травня 2014 р.

English Speaking Club on May, 13

Today American Library Kyiv's English Speaking Club was dedicated to well-being and healthy lifestyle. Join next discussion on Wednesday at 16:30 in American Library )


Specifics of Library Science in USA

On Tuesday, 20 May, 16:30, American library will be holding a Library Club with a presentation by Elissa Sperling (Fulbrighter, Wesleyan University, USA) on topic "Specifics of Library Science in USA by personal example". 


12 травня 2014 р.

Book Choice - Confederate Memorial Day

Confederate Memorial Day is a state holiday in some states in the United States. It gives people a chance to honor and remember the Confederate soldiers who died or were wounded during the American Civil War during the 1860s. American Library decided to highlight books and DVDs which offer a dramatic look at the most significant and brutal battle of America's history.


8 травня 2014 р.

Book Choice - Harry S. Truman

Truman Day is a U.S. commemorative holiday to celebrate the birth of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. It is celebrated May 8 each year. Truman led the United States through the end of World War II and during the great shifts in international politics in the late 1940s and early 1950s. After his presidency, he returned to live in his native state Missouri, where he founded the Harry S Truman Presidential Library and Museum.


English Speaking Club on May, 7th

On Wednesday, May 7th American Library Kyiv held an English Speaking Club with FLEX Alumni, Daria Batalova and Oksana Berko. This time the conversation subject was keys to building a career of your dreams. Join discussion each Wednesday at 16:30 in American Library )


7 травня 2014 р.

New volunteer in American Library

Dear readers,

We are happy to inform you that American Library has a volunteer – Fulbrighter, Elissa Sperling from Wesleyan University http://www.wesleyan.edu/ Elissa is going to study Library and Information Science in the USA and she ispracticing at the American Library of NaUKMA. Our future colleague is involved in different events such as: discussion clubs, children’s clubs, movie clubs and library circulation in general. Elissa will be for two weeks with us, so, don’t miss an opportunity to talk to native speaker!

Children's Library Club on May, 7th

On Wednesday, May 7th students of elementary school were participating in Children's Library Club in American Library Kyiv. New program, designed by our volunteers, Elissa Sperling and Kristina Banna, made children energetically learn English vocabulary, sing songs, read poems and watch kid's movies in English. 

Book Choice - National Nurses Day

In United States National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. On this day we decided to point out that everyone could perform medical help if necessary. We picked books on First Aid, preventing diseases and home family treatment.


6 травня 2014 р.

Book Choice - National Teacher Day

On National Teacher Day, thousands of communities take time to honor their local educators and acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education. In United States National Teacher Day is on Tuesday during Teacher Appreciation Week, which takes place in the first full week of May (May 6, 2014).