30 жовтня 2014 р.

Book Choice - Halloween

As Halloween night approaches, with its cool temperatures and bustling sidewalks filled with costumed ghosts, witches, and vampires in search of candy, it’s a perfect time for reading a few good books that go bump in the night.


New Monoblock PCs

American Library is happy to let you know about our 4 new Monoblock PCs, which are already installed in our reading room. We hope they'll be useful for our readers =)


First meeting with Mr. Conrad Turner

Yesterday we held a first meeting with Mr. Conrad Turner, Public Affairs Officer (US Embassy, Kyiv Ukraine). Mr. Turner had a conversation with students of Journalism programs and students of International Office of NaUKMA.


29 жовтня 2014 р.

Youth Diplomatic Initiatives

Youth Diplomatic Initiatives gathered in American Library yesterday to have a meeting with Tim Standaert (US Embassy), who held a class on diplomatic relations, politics and future prospects of cooperation with counties of Middle East. This time students learned about Afghanistan and shared their views on building intercultural integrity.


28 жовтня 2014 р.

Meeting with Conrad Turner, Public Affairs Officer (US Embassy, Kyiv Ukraine)

Dear readers,
American Library is honored to hold meeting with Conrad Turner, Public Affairs Officer (US Embassy, Kyiv Ukraine). Mr. Turner would like to have a conversation with students. When: Wednesday, October the 29. Start at 16:00. And Thursday, October, the 30th. Start at 17:00. Where: American Library, Media Room.

Literary Birthdays – October 27: Francis Fukuyama

Born 27 October 1952, Francis Fukuyama is an American philosopher, political economist, and author. His thesis in "THE END OF HISTORY AND THE LAST MAN" is simple. The failure of communism and the disappearance of the Soviet Union have resulted in the victory of liberal democracy and capitalism. There are, he claims, no more challengers. Security and freedom have been achieved, and consequently history has ended.


27 жовтня 2014 р.

Film Club on October, the 24th

On Friday, October the 24th American Library held Film Club. Arranged by students, a film session of "Back to Future", American comic science fiction film, was displayed for our readers and guests. Watch Films in English every Friday at 18:00.


Lecture on "Afghanistan" by Youth Diplomatic Initiatives and US Embassy

Dear Readers,
On Tuesday, October 28, 17:00-18:00 – Youth Diplomatic Initiatives and US Embassy will held a lecture on Afghanistan. Presenter - Tim Standaert. Where: American Library, Media Room. Start at 17.00.


24 жовтня 2014 р.

Book of the Week - "Tolstoy and the Purple Chair" by Nina Sankovitch

Nina Sankovith was born in Evanston, Illinois, to immigrant parents. When Nina's eldest sister died, she turned to books for comfort, escape and introspection. In her beloved purple chair, she rediscovered the magic of such writers as Toni Morrison, Nathaniel Hawthrone, Ian McEwan, Edith Wharton, and, of course, Leo Tolstoy. Through the connections Nina made with books, her life changed profoundly. Today she reviews books on ReadAllDay and The New York Times. Reading, it turns out, can be the ultimate therapy.


23 жовтня 2014 р.

Стипендії від John Cabot University

Запрошуємо Вас на презентацію "Стипендії від John Cabot University", що відбудеться у суботу, 25 жовтня, о 10:00 в офісі Американських Рад з Міжнародної Oсвіти у м. Києві за адресою вул.Еспланадна, 20 (6 поверх).

Презентація буде присвячена наступним темам.

* Особливості Американської системи освіти;
* Особливості процесу подачі документів для студентів, що вступають після середньоїшколи та студентів, що переводяться з українських вузів;
* СТИПЕНДІЇ ДЛЯ УКРАЇНСЬКИХ СТУДЕНТІВ
* Підвищення кваліфікації, отримання другої вищої освіти і диплому
американського зразка для випускників українських вузів;
* Проведення наукової роботи для аспірантів у Римі.



Kid's Club on October, the 23rd

Today we continued on our Kid's Club meetings. Children from local Kyiv schools discovered American Library, watched movies in English, and improved their vocabulary with new words. This Autumn we'll keep holding such occasions each Thursday at 1.30 p.m.


22 жовтня 2014 р.

Book Choice - Literary Award Winners

This week we decided to display fiction books, which had gained a Literary Prize. Starting with newest, the Nobel Prize in Literature (2013) - Alice Munro, till much earlier, Newberry Honor Book Award (1953) - "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White.


20 жовтня 2014 р.

Bologna Process in NaUKMA - Training on October, 20

On Monday, October the 20th, American Library held training about Library usage for future researchers. Students discovered Electronic catalogues and Electronic databases with up-to-date scientific materials: dissertations, monographs, journals.


17 жовтня 2014 р.

Book Choice - Columbus Day

Columbus Day, which is annually on the second Monday of October, remembers Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. This week we decided to pick guides covering the USA and Canada. These guides will walk you state by state, starting on the East Coast and zigzagging from the New England to the Pacific Northwest. Discover the best of the USA!


16 жовтня 2014 р.

Film Club on October, the 17th

Dear Readers,
You have a wonderful opportunity to improve your English and to spend Friday evening in warm atmosphere.
We invite you to watch a American comic science fiction film. Take your friends and come to the American library! We are waiting for you!

Where: American Library, Media Room. When: Friday, October the 17th. Start at 18:00. Enter: Free.

Discussion Club on October, the 16th

On Thursday, October the 16th, American Library held the first meeting of English Discussion Club. Today we discussed the topic of Success and how to achieve it. Share your opinion every Thursday at 17:00 in American Library! 


15 жовтня 2014 р.

Book of the Week - "The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer

This week we decided to choose a novel by New York Times bestselling author (2013) about an early talent, and the roles that art, money, and even envy can play in close friendships. The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge.


14 жовтня 2014 р.

Bologna Process in NaUKMA - Training on October, 14

On Tuesday, October the 14th American Library held training for students in department of Arts and Humanities. Students learned about online Library services, new technologies and digital information. Using Electronic Catalogue and online databases students are able to complete their research with up-to-date information.


13 жовтня 2014 р.

New Games in American Library

This Autumn we prepared new Board Games for our readers! Among them: "7 Wonders", "Cards Against Humanity", "Can you name 5?", "Say Anything". These games will help you find out what your friends think on debated questions, while improving your English speaking skills.


Training on Library Automation

Today American Library held training for students of Library Programs. Future librarians learned about Library Automation, integrated Library Systems, Library 2.0 Services and Products. In today's age of Web 2.0 and social networking, Libraries are entering the new era. Students found out about new library automation researches they'll need to keep their institutions up-to-date in today's technological environment.


9 жовтня 2014 р.

Librarians from all around Ukraine's Children Libraries

Today Librarians from different regions of Ukraine visited American Library. We were glad to meet our colleagues and show our Library space, books, games and Kid's corner.


Kid's Club on October, the 9th

Today we started our Kid's Club. Children from local Kyiv schools discovered American Library, watched movies in English, and improved their vocabulary with new words. This Autumn we'll keep holding such occasions each Thursday at 1.30 p.m.




8 жовтня 2014 р.

Book Of the Week - "Design Basics"

This week we decided to pick a collection of graphic design work selected by designers for designers. This resource concentrates on three key elements of design: 1) Layout - what makes a design's look compelling, whether it's found in a magazine, book, or simple restaurant menu. 2) Type - see how to stretch, alter, and successfully use type for any assigment. 3) Color - graphic design relies on color to get the message across. 


Training on Science Metrics

On Wednesday, October the 8th, American Library and Electronic Resources Center of NaUKMA held training about "Science Metrics". Students, teachers and researchers learned about specifics and actual questions of research process, about finding networks of scientists with related researches, about financing the research, etc.


Training on Library usage for Law students

On Wednesday, October the 8th, American Library held training about Library usage for researchers. Students from Law programs discovered Electronic catalogs and Electronic databases with up-to-date scientific materials: dissertations, monographs, journals and magazines. 


7 жовтня 2014 р.

Book Choice - African-American Achievement

This week we decided to display the stories of men and women who have helped shape the course of modern history. These stories are told by Martin Luther King's wife, Coretta Scott King. Book series "Black Americans of achievement" is written in straightforward, colorful style for young audience. The series is richly illustrated with photographs, art, and documents. Each volume contains a bibliography and complete chronology of person's life.


Discussion Club in American Livrary

On Thursday, October 9, at 17:00, American Library will hold a Discussion Club on the topic "Secrets of Success". Join Discussion in American Library!


6 жовтня 2014 р.

Computerized informational technologies in modern Libraries

In spite of cold weather, American Library continues educational process. On Monday, October 6, we held a lecture "Computerized informational technologies in modern Libraries". Students learned about digital Libraries, which in future will be among the most important institutions of society, giving control to constantly increasing body of information.


3 жовтня 2014 р.

Bologna Process in NaUKMA - Training on October, 3

On Friday, October 3, American Library held training about scientific electronic archives. This training was arranged as a part of the course "Basic concepts of Bologna Process in NaUKMA" for students, teachers, researchers. 


Book Choice - World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day encourages us all to eat our vegetables and fruits. A vegetarian, by definition, eats no meat. That includes fish and other forms of seafood. Bottom line is, a vegetarian eats no animal. Their diet consists of plants....fruits and vegetables. They are ethically and morally opposed to killing animals for food. They are also against poor treatment of animals at farms ad slaughterhouses. This day we've chosen books on nutrition, dieting, eco and green movements, and cookbooks offering vegetarian recipes.


2 жовтня 2014 р.

Book of the Week - "Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs and Sugar"

This week we decided to suggest a dieting topic with this book's innovative approach to nutrition. Author brings out an opinion that many diseases are not inevitable, nor are they genetic. They are directly and powerfully linked to a diet high in sugar and grains. Grain Brain is filled with easily understood leading-edge science. By learning from this information, you can avoid multiple health problems.


1 жовтня 2014 р.

New Books - October 2014

American Library continues arranging new autumn reads for our users. Among new publications you can find popular novels, bestsellers, handbooks on psychology, philosophy, journalism, library science, physics, business and leadership guides.


Bologna Process in NaUKMA - Training on October, 1st

American Library on October, 1st held another training of the course "Basic concepts of Bologna Process in NaUKMA" for students, teachers, and researchers. This time students learned about Access to scientific information in ElibraryUSA database and Research4Life programs.


Book Choice - Library Day

Ukrainian Libraries Day is celebrated annually on September 30. On this day we decided to pick books for those who run a library, work there, or simply want to know more about the world of libraries. Also we found exciting readings on the history of libraries - from the beginnings of writing to the sharing of scholar works over the Internet.


Bologna Process in NaUKMA - Training on September, 30

American Library on September 30 continued performing lectures and presentations of the course "Basic concepts of Bologna Process in NaUKMA" for students, teachers, and researchers. This time students learned about electronic catalogue usage, how to search a book in the library, while staying home, and about up-to-date specialized journals and magazines, all available in electronic databases.