22 червня 2017 р.

Send Ideas Now to Fight Fake News!

Send Ideas Now to Fight Fake News!
Fake news orbits the planet in an instant on social media. Is the truth keeping pace? We want to make sure it does. ICFJ’s global TruthBuzz challenge aims to invent new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience. The deadline to apply is July 9, 2017.
 
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TruthBuzz wants your creative solutions for taking fact-checking beyond long-form explanations and bullet points. Anyone — not just journalists — can apply in any digital format and in all languages. Send us your idea to turn fact-checking into engaging, visual and interactive stories that are instantly understandable and shareable. The first-place winner will receive a cash prize of US$10,000. Want to learn more? Click here.
Submit your idea by July 9 here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4610627

20 червня 2017 р.

Bibliography Training - June, 20

For most areas of science, from biology to physics, writing a research paper is one of the most important skills. The bibliography, placed at the end of your paper, is an alphabetized list of books, articles, and other sources used in writing the paper.
Today, during the Training about bibliographic standards in 2017, we learned a great number of rules and formats, aimed to create a bibliographic description in appropriate, human-readable form, especially for use in a bibliography or a library catalog.

Тренінг: "Свобода Слова: 2) Визначення дифамації"

Американська Бібліотека продовжує серію тренінгів про Свободу Слова, Праву отримувати Інформацію, Соціальні Мережі та Фейкові Новини.

Друга зустріч буде присвяченою Дифамації - (лат. diffamatio — обмова, ганьблення від лат. diffamare = поширювати плітки) — це поширення про особу недостовірної інформації (в ЗМІ чи в соціальних мережах), яка принижує її честь та гідність, завдає шкоди діловій репутації.

Ця серія тренінгів - для всіх охочих та зацікавлених у: Інформаційному та медіа праві, Стандартах ЗМІ, етичних нормах поведінки у соціальних мережах, - проте не знає як і де вчити цю тему. Тренінги проводить Олександра Ярошенко (випускниця Школи Журналістики, НаУКМА).

КОЛИ: Четвер (22 Червня) 17:00 - 19:00

ДЕ: Американська Бібліотека
(Київ, вул. Волоська, буд. 8\5, корпус № 4, 1 поверх)

Вхід: Вільний, реєстрація не потрібна

19 червня 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - June, 16

English Speaking Club in American Library is a group for everyone who wants to practice his/her speaking skills in English, extend own mind, meet new people and exchange views on various issues of our life =)
Today we had a little warm conversation about our comfort zone. Join us every Friday at 17:00 in American Library. More photos here!

9 червня 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - June, 9

Dear friends, today (Friday, June 9) you are welcome to join English Speaking Club with Michael Kuzko. We'll discuss "Human relationship"! Share some psychology knowledge or your own experience! Waiting for you as usual at 17:00 in American Library =)

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7 червня 2017 р.

Training: "Freedom of Speech: 1) Getting information"

American Library is starting series of trainings about Freedom of Speech, Right to get Information, Social Media and Fake News. First Training will be dedicated to the Right to get information. WHEN: Thursday (June, 15), 17:00 - 19:00

Trainings are provided for all those people who are interested in Information rights, News Standarts and ethical issues in Social Networking, but don't know where to start learning. Trainings are held in Ukraininan. Presenter - Oleksandra Yaroshenko (NaUKMA School of Journalism Alumni).

WHEN: Thursday (June, 15), 17:00 - 19:00

WHERE: American Library
(Kyiv, Voloska 8\5 Street, Building 4, 1st floor)

Enter: Free, Registration for event is not required

30 травня 2017 р.

Visit of colleagues - May, 30

Today  at American Library, during the visit of our colleagues from The National Academy of Managerial Personnel of Culture and Arts we discussed the future of 3D printing in Ukraine, watched Voice of America series by Zoreslav Baidiuk dedicated to Arts in the USA, shared experience, exchanged questions concerning statistics in library functioning.We compared the information about using ecologically safe materials in art objects described in the piece of news with the use of PLA filaments in 3D printing.

29 травня 2017 р.

Psychology Club with Jimmy Hill - May, 29

“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman


It is terrifying when you feel like your life has no purpose or direction, but finding your passion can change all that. Finding your passion is like finding your personal road map. When you know what your passion is, you feel motivated, inspired, and so much clearer about what your next step should be.
Today during a Psychology Club with Jimmy Hill, we discussed ways to live a life you love.

26 травня 2017 р.

Book of the Week - "Shifting Gears: Technology, Literature, Culture in Modernist America"

Book of the Week - "Shifting Gears: Technology, Literature, Culture in Modernist America". 

Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, and William Carlos Williams show how it is that writings on a range of subjects can embody the values of machine technology. Stories and novels about hunting or fishing, bullfighting or boxing can exhibit a machine aesthetics, even when machines or structures play no part in the fiction. The form is what counts, and each writer's style marks the achievement of machine values in imaginative literature.

24 травня 2017 р.

Training - "Corruption and Cyber Crime"

Corruption can be broadly defined as the abuse of public power for private gain. Human relationships within a corrupt organization are harder to develop than in a workplace characterized by honesty and integrity.
Today we talked on topics of corruption and cybercrime during a Training by Professor Peter Henning (USA). Peter J. Henning is an author of the book: "The Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption: The Law and Legal Strategies", writes a regular column, "White Collar Watch," for The New York Times DealBook. Special guest of the meeting was Federal prosecutor of Austin, Texas - Allen Booi

Film Club at American Library: "The Proposal" (2009)

Friday, May 26, 17:00 - "The Proposal" (2009) Summary: A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. Film Club's language: English with subtitles. 


WHERE: American Library (Kyiv)
(Voloska 8\5 Street, Building 4, 1st floor)
Enter: Free

23 травня 2017 р.

Презентація програм Національного бюро програми ЄС "Креативна Європа" в Україні

У Вівторок 23 Травень 2017, 15:00 - в Американській бібліотеці відбудеться презентація програм Національного бюро програми ЄС "Креативна Європа" в Україні. Найближчим часом оголосять конкурс "Художні переклади", а восени - конкурси на проекти з міжнародної співпраці, включно з окремим конкурсом на тематику "Охорони культурної спадщини".  Спікер презентації - Юлія Федів, керівник Національного бюро програми ЄС "Креативна Європа" в Україні.



22 травня 2017 р.

Psychology Club with Jimmy Hill - May, 22

How do you know if someone is LYING?

Wouldn’t the world be such a simple place if someone’s nose really grew when they told a lie? Then we wouldn’t have to spend so much time trying to determine whether people are telling the truth. Today at Psychology Club with Jimmy Hill we were talking about scientific ways to tell if someone is being honest.

Film Club with Jimmy Hill - "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

American Library is glad to invite you to our Film & Discussion Club, tutored by Jimmy Hill. WHEN: Wednesday, May 24 at 16:30. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961).

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Summary: Holly Golightly is a flighty Manhattan party girl, who expects "money for the powder room as well as for cab fare" for her companionship. Her aspirations for glamor and wealth are epitomized by the comfort she feels at Tiffany's, the famous high end jewelry retailer where she believes nothing can ever go wrong. Her resolve for this wealth is strengthened, if not changed slightly in focus, upon news from home. Into Holly's walk-up apartment building and thus her life is Paul Varjak, a writer who Holly states reminds her of her brother Fred, who she has not seen in years and who is currently enlisted in the army. The two quickly become friends in their want for something outside of their current lot.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 17 at 16:30

WHERE: American Library Kyiv
(Kyiv, Voloska 8\5 Street, building 4)

Enter: Free

20 травня 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - May, 19

Michael's friends, regular visitors, and the newcomers to the Speaking Club getting to know each other and sharing ideas on what might be the unusual ways to spend your summer.

Join our discussions - you'll definitely have lots of fun and great communication experience.

18 травня 2017 р.

Тренінг: "Корупція та кіберзлочинність"

Американська Бібліотека запрошує на Тренінг: "Корупція та кіберзлочинність: подвійний виклик для інвестицій"

Лектор: Професор Пітер Хенінг, відомий американський експерт з протидії корупції. Автор бестселера: "The Prosecution and defence of public corruption" WHEN: 24 травня 2017, 18:00 WHERE: American Library (Kyiv, Voloska 8/5 Street, building #4, 1st floor)

16 травня 2017 р.

Psychology Club with Jimmy Hill - May, 22

American Library is pleased to announce that during May 2017 our dear friend and tutor Jimmy Hill will be back in Kyiv with a series of trainings on Psychology. WHEN: Monday, April 22, 16:30 WHERE: American Library Kyiv (Kyiv, Voloska 8/5 Street, building 4).

Ferhad Turanly Lecture - May, 16

American Library hosting a lecture by the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy professor Ferhad Turanly about the presentation of the Ukrainian historical events in the Ottoman Turkish manuscripts and documents. The event is organized by our colleagues and neighbouring Library Department - OMELIAN PRITSAK MEMORIAL LIBRARY, and conducted in memory of one of the greatest orientalists of the XX century Professor Omelian Pritsak.
We welcome you to visit American Library and two Memorial Libraries - Omelian Pritsak Memorial Library and James Mace Memorial Library, which together create a coherent American-Ukrainian space within the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Library.

15 травня 2017 р.

Psychology Club with Jimmy Hill - May, 15

Do you trust people? Do people trust you? What kind of people is worth being trusted? Is it important to trust someone?
Today the participants of the Psychology Club discuss with Jimmy Hill the tricky questions on trust, honesty and building sincere and earnest relationships.
Join our hot psychology debate every Monday at 16:30, at the American Library.


18 квітня 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - April, 14

What do you think the future on Earth will look like in 100 years?At our Speaking Club last Friday we were talking about Future technologies. We discussed the place of human in the future world, advantages and disadvantages of technology development. Join English Speaking Club at American Library and share your experience and knowledge! =) Our comfy discussion takes place on Fridays at 17:00! See you! More photos here!

14 квітня 2017 р.

Book Choice - Easter

Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.

With upcoming Easter holidays, we picked new releases and popular books on Christianity and religion. Some - on the essentials of Christian doctrine. Others introduce us to people, places, and ideas about which we know very little, if anything.


Easter holidays - Hours & Closures

Happy Easter, friends! May your Easter basket be full of Happiness and Peace!
On April. 15, 16, 17 American Library team will be hunting for Easter eggs =) (Library will be closed). See you on Tuesday (April, 18). 

Film Club: "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006)

American Library is continuing a Film & Discussion Club on Business Ethics. Club tutor - Maria Fedoriv. "The Devil Wears Prada" (2006)



Summary: A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, at 16:30

WHERE: American Library Kyiv
(Voloska Street, 8\5, building 4, 1st floor)

ENTER: Free

11 квітня 2017 р.

Film Club - "Up in the Air" (2009)

American Library is starting a Film & Discussion Club on Business Ethics.  First on the list is on Wednesday (April, 12) at 16:30 - "Up in the Air" (USA, 2009).

10 квітня 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - April, 7

The function of EDUCATION is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. Do you agree with this? Join our English Speaking Club each Friday at 17:00 and share your opinion in English!

8 квітня 2017 р.

Book Choice - Health

"If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself". – Leon Eldred. World Health Day is celebrated each year on 7th April globally. It not only is this an important date, but it’s a good time to value our health and take conscious measures to preserve our wellbeing.

7 квітня 2017 р.

Our guests - April, 7

American Library is welcoming the participants of ULA Forum of Young Librarians on their exciting tour to the Library. We are surfing the friendly American Library spaces, talking about the terms of the Library usage, exploring our bookshelves, meeting our users and taking selfies in the New-York room.

6 квітня 2017 р.

3 квітня 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - April, 3

ENGLISH SPEAKING CLUBS are a great way to practice English speaking with like-minded English language learners and make new friends. Join us each Friday at 17:00 in American Library.

1 квітня 2017 р.

Training on 3D printing - April, 1

During school vacations we had a lot of wonderful guests from all around Ukraine) This time a group of schoolers from Severodonetsk learned about exciting and innovative technology of 3D printing)

28 березня 2017 р.

Training - "3D Printing, Scanning and 3D Pens" - March, 28

Today’s students will enter a job market that values different skills than their parents and teachers learned. 3D Printing, Scanning and 3D Pens altogether bring students' work to life, building excitement behind any design project. Today at American Library we've found out that a quick turn from idea to prototype keeps students engaged! 


24 березня 2017 р.

Spring Sessions finished

ONE WEEK "SPRING SESSIONS" COURSE, TUTORED BY BILL KENNEDY, WAS SUCCESSFULLY FINISHED TODAY. Our participants improved their English skills while learning about Conflict Resolution, Business Idioms, learned to be a successful Public Speaker. + a friendly gift form us - an American Library's Eco Bag =)

English Speaking Club - March, 24

AMERICAN TRADITIONS AND HABITS, - was a great topic to discuss during our English Speaking Club last Friday 

20 березня 2017 р.

Psychology Club - March, 20

While love is a many splendored thing, it is sometimes a very confusing thing, too. And as people come in all varieties, shapes, and sizes, so do their choices of personal expressions of love. But more often than not, the giver and the receiver express love in two different ways. This can lead to misunderstanding, quarrels, and even divorce. On Monday (March, 20) Psychology Club with Jimmy Hill gathered in American Library Kyiv to discuss these topics.


English Speaking Club - A language or a skill?

On Friday (March, 17) American Library Kyiv held an English Speaking Club on a topic "A language or a skill?". Jointly with Michael Kuzko, the Speaking Club moderator, Seneca Ryan, the U.S. English Fellow, and Dmytro Mazin from the NaUKMA’s English Language Department, we talked with you on why and how we are learning English today.

12 березня 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - March, 10

This Friday night, after a hard week, English Speaking Club gathered at American Library to mix our fun time with a bit of self-improvement =)We've talked on skills, efforts and talents. English Speaking Club in American Library is a great place to improve your English speaking skills and make new friends! Join us every Friday at 17:00 and share your opinion in English! More photos here!


10 березня 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - March, 10

Hi everyone! Join our today's session where we will discuss "skills, talents and efforts"! Today at 17:00 join English Speaking Club in American Library! 


9 березня 2017 р.

Book Choice - International Women's Day

This week we picked books on women's movement, women's rights and their participation in the political and economic arenas. International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.


7 березня 2017 р.

Psychology Club - March, 6

Psychology Club with Jimmy Hill gathered on Monday for a negotiation on how to find a compromise with friends and family. Join us every Monday at 17:00 in American Library.


6 березня 2017 р.

Book Choice - Read Across America Day

In the USA Read Across America Day is celebrated in March. But everyone is free to celebrate Read Across the World Year all the time. And what could be a better way to do so than visiting a Library? We have picked for you some materials on literature and reading. For the youngest readers, and for more experienced ones, and for the reading gurus – there surely is something for everyone in the Library. But this is only a starting point of your own journey in the world of books. Welcome to the American Library and join the mysterious world of literature.


Hours and Closures - 7- 8 March

Dear Library Users,
due to state holiday, on these days American Library's working hours are:
Tuesday (March, 7) - 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday (March, 8) - library is closed

4 березня 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - March, 3

This Friday's English Speaking Club gathered for a warm friendly discussion. English Speaking Club at American Library is a great place to improve your English Speaking Skills and make new friends! Join us each Friday at 17:00 and share your opinion in English!


21 лютого 2017 р.

New Books - February 2017

We've got new books waiting for you at American Library!) Among them: "English the Amerinac way: a fun guide to language and culture in the U.S.", "English made easy: learning English through pictures", "Problogger: secrets for blogging your way to a six-figure income", "Manage your IT for profit", "Plagiarism: the Internet and student learning" and many more.




20 лютого 2017 р.

Book Choice - Presidents Day

Presidents' Day is a United States federal holiday in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732. Presidents' Day is an occasion to remember all the presidents. The term "Presidents' Day" was coined in a deliberate attempt to change the holiday into one honoring multiple presidents.