30 червня 2016 р.

Book of the Week - "Now you see it"

Book of the Week - "Now you see it: How technology and brain science will transform schools and business for the 21st century" by Cathy N. Davidson. Digital innovator Cathy Davidson has been changing classrooms and workplaces for over a decade and, in this book, she provides a collaborative blueprint for how we can transform our social habits, businesses, and institutions to make the most of our 21-century lives. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, psychology, and management, as well as interviews with visionary business and educational leaders, Davidson explodes the myth that multitasking is bad for us and offers a reassuringly optimistic view of our ability to thrive in ways that build on what we know now about how our brains engage with the world.


Book Club - June, 25

Saturday's book club at American Library, discussing Bradbury)


24 червня 2016 р.

Book Choice - "Flag Day"

This week we decided to pick books abous U.S. state, history and culture. National Flag Week is a time when Americans reflect on the foundations of the nation's freedom. Americans also remember their loyalty to the nation, reaffirm their belief in liberty and justice, and observe the nation’s unity.


22 червня 2016 р.

Book of the Week - "A short History of Tractors in Ukrainian"

Book of the Week - "A short History of Tractors in Ukrainian" by Marina Lewycka. "Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blond Ukrainian divorcee. He was 84 and she was 36. She exploded into our lives like a fluffy pink drenade..." - says author. An international bestseller, shortlisted for the Orange Prize, takes us in love and suffering, family and ethnicity, sibling rivalry and the joys of growing old disgracefully.


18 червня 2016 р.

English Speaking Club - June, 17

On Friday (June, 17), during English Speaking Club, tutored by Michael Kuzko, we organized a little drama club at American Library, - this time we wrote and performed our own plays! 



16 червня 2016 р.

6th Workshop "3D Scanning and Printing" - June, 16

Today American Library held 6th Workshop "3D Scanning and Printing". This time we printed out a little Owl Toy Figure. This workshop was attended by our colleagues from Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University and from State Library for Youth.


14 червня 2016 р.

Speaking Club - June, 14

Today American Library held the first Speaking Club, tutored by Jimmy Hill. Today's topic was “Dealing with anxiety and uncertainty in a confusing world". Presenter - Jimmy Hill, M.ED., Counselling Psychology; teacher at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland. Join the next meeting ("Creating a hopeful future in Ukraine") on June, 21st at 17:15 in American Library! 


5th Workshop "3D Scanning and Printing" - June, 14

Today American Library held 5th Workshop "3D Scanning and Printing". This time we printed out a cell phone stand. Learn how to get started in 3D printing on our next Training, - on Thursday (June, 16) at 12:00 in American Library!


New Magazines - June 2016

In June New Magazines are waiting for you at American Library! Among them: National Geographic, Fortune, Time, The Economist, Newsweek, People,Harvard Business Review .


10 червня 2016 р.

Book Club - "Fahrenheit 451"

American Library is starting a Book Club, where we'll discuss novels we can't wait to read!

The topic of our first meeting: "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury.

WHEN: Saturday (June, 25) ar 12:00

WHERE: American Library Kyiv
Voloska Street, 8\5, NaUKMA, Building 4, room 116
Kyiv

PLEASE NOTE!
Book Club is FREE and open to anyone!
If you consider coming to Book Club, please let us know :
e-mail: american.library.kyiv@gmail.com


"3-D Scanning and Printing" - June, 9

On Thursday (June, 9) American Library held 4th Workshop "3-D Scanning and Printing". Many researchers are now focused on using 3D printing to improve and tweak existing technology. We’ve been able to aid the body’s own repair of damaged bones for a relatively long time, but now we’re ready to use 3D printing to completely replace damaged bone. During our workshop we printed out a simplified pattern of a human skull. Join the next training on How to get started in 3D printing - on Tuesday, June 14th at American Library.


7 червня 2016 р.

4th Workshop "3-D Scanning and Printing" - June, 9

Thanks to an influx of easy-to-use software, 3D modeling isn't just for engineers toiling endlessly on CAD programs anymore. New tools built with ordinary people in mind make it possible to design whatever parts or prototypes you can imagine, and bring them to life with the power of 3D printing.

Learn more about How to Get Started: 3D Scanning and Printing!

When: Thursday (June, 9) at 12:00

Where: American Library Kyiv
8/5 Voloska Str., building 4 room #116 
Kyiv


English Speaking Club - June, 14

American Library welcomes you to join an English Speaking Club on the topic “Dealing with anxiety and uncertainty in a confusing world". When: Tuesday, June 14, at 5:15 PM. Where: American Library Kyiv. Presenter: Jimmy Hill (M.ED., Counselling Psychology; Teacher at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland).


Book of the Week - "And so it goes. Kurt Vonnegut: A life"

Book of the Week - "And so it goes. Kurt Vonnegut: A life" by Charles J. Shields. Kurt Vonnegut was an American novelist, known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Cat's Cradle (1963), and Breakfast of Champions (1973). Vonnegut's life was a fascinating tragicomedy worthy of his best novels. Charles J. Shields manages a rare feat: offering a lucid assessment of Kurt Vonnegut's literary life alongside the moving tale of an American original and a misunderstood hero. From his harrowing survival of the Dresden firebombing through 40 years of culture clashes, here is the Vonnegut we all thought we knew and the man we never got to see, a writer of searing wit and wisdom, of driving ambition, and perhaps most of all, of aching loneliness.


Presentation on eLibraryUSA databases - June, 6

Today, American Library Coordinator delivered a presentation on eLibraryUSA databases at the National Academy of Pedagogical Science of Ukraine at the conference, dedicated to Comparative studies in education.


English Speaking Club - June,3

On Friday (June, 3) American Library held English Speaking Club, tutored by Michael Kuzko. This time our topic was art. We talked about paintings, art museums, exhibitions, contemporary art, etc. Join us on Fridays at 17:00 in American Library and share your opinion in English!


2 червня 2016 р.

3-D Scanning and Printing - June, 2

Today American Library held the 3rd Workshop "3-D Scanning and Printing". With the emergent technology, any desktop computer can output objects as simple as a ball and as intricate as a human bone. Printing in a variety of materials, from bendable nylon filaments to strong thermoplastics, these devices have gone from invention to adoption twice as fast as the photocopy machine.