28 січня 2015 р.

Book of the Week - "Good Advice"

Book of the Week - "Good Advice: More than 2,000 Quotations to help you live your life". "Here's some good advice: get good advice." So begins Leonard Safir and William Safire's personal treasury of quotations that actually tells you what to do.
"The only way to have a friend is to be one." (c) Ralph Waldo Emerson
 


27 січня 2015 р.

English Speaking Club - February 2015

English Speaking Club at American Library! When: February 6, February 20 at 15:30. Where: American Library, Media Room. Presenter - native speaker: Mr. Diptajit Basak (Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv). Share your opinion in English !



26 січня 2015 р.

Literary Birthdays: Virginia Woolf

Literary Birthdays: Virginia Woolf (born on 25th of January 1882) – British novelist, essayist, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the 20th century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929) with its famous dictum, "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."


2015 spring studies at American Library

Dear readers,
We are glad to invite you on our spring studies course, which will take place during March 30 – April 3 2015. A series of lectures on Business topics will include three meetings: 1) How to be a Successful Manager, 2) How to be a Successful Public Speaker, 3) Business Idioms. All classes are provided in English. Presenter – Mr. Bill Kennedy. 

Mr. Kennedy is a retired US Government Senior Executive, Adjunct Professor in the MBA program at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA), MD in Education from Johns Hopkins, currently teaching business related courses to ESL students at Howard Community College (Columbia, Maryland, USA).
To register for the event, email us: acl@ukma.kiev.ua
Where: American Library, Media Room. Kyiv, 8\5 Voloska Str., building 4, room 116. Tel.: +38(044)4173113.

23 січня 2015 р.

Book Choice - Civil War

American Civil War, also called War Between the States, four-year war (1861–65) between the United States and 11 Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America. The war resolved two fundamental questions left unresolved by the revolution: whether the United States was to be a dissolvable confederation of sovereign states or an indivisible nation with a sovereign national government; and whether this nation, born of a declaration that all men were created with an equal right to liberty, would continue to exist as the largest slaveholding country in the world.


Book Choice - Martin Luther King, Jr.

This week we observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. The King Holiday honors the life and contributions of America’s greatest champion of racial justice and equality, the leader who not only dreamed of a color-blind society, but who also lead a movement that achieved historic reforms to help make it a reality.


14 січня 2015 р.

Book of the Week - "Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature"

The world that we live in, must be taught. World literature, world history, and world culture courses are yet another tool to teach the world so that the new generations can learn to negotiate. The books in this series aim to push the bounds of academic and public education while remaining largely accessible. This collection of essays not only breathes new life into the field of critical pedagogy, but leaves this reader wanting more.


12 січня 2015 р.

New Books - January 2015

We've got new reads for winter! Among them: "Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th Century America", "Fundamentals of Corporate Finance", "Linguistic Theory: the discourse and fundamental works", and many more =)