21 липня 2017 р.

Book Club - The Great Gatsby

Join us for our next book club meeting on Thursday, July 27, - we'll discuss "The Great Gatsby" (by F. Fitzgerald)

American Library welcomes you to join us for discussions around American classic novels. Book Clubs meet weekly, on Thursdays. We always welcome new members =)

Join us for our next book club meeting on Thursday, July 27, - we'll discuss "The Great Gatsby" (by F. Fitzgerald)

Language: English =)

Summary: "The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature. " (c) www.goodreads.com

You can pick up a copy of the book at the American Library's reading room =)

WHEN: Thursday (July, 27) 17:00 - 18:00

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

19 липня 2017 р.

Film Club - July, 18

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(c) "All the President's Men"

Yesterday at American Library  we watched "All the President's Men" (1976). If you were to imagine yourself as a newspaper journalist, one of the best conspiracies you could ever find yourself stumbling upon would undoubtedly be the infamous Watergate Scandal. And reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) were the two men who found themselves head-above-water in an elaborate cover-up that went all the way up the chain of command to the United States President himself.

Film Club - "Good night, and good luck" (2005)

Reporters and other media people are among the favorite characters in film and literature. American Library resumes a film club with a list of films - from classics to new ones - about media. Get inspired by these great journalism movies! Third meeting of Media Film Club - July, 25 - "Good night, and good luck" (2005) (language: English with English subtitles) Summary: "In the mid-1950's Edward R. Murrow and his producer, Fred Friendly, help bring an end to the tyranny of the blacklist and the House Un-American Activities Committee's anti-Communist hearings. With the platform provided by his CBS News program "See It Now," Murrow challenges Joseph McCarthy on his claims that hundreds of avowed Communists are working covertly as Soviet spies in the U.S. government, among other allegations, and that they have the power to destroy lives and careers." WHEN: Tuesday, July 25, 16:00 - 18:00 WHERE: American Library Kyiv (Kyiv, Voloska Street, 8\5) Enter: Free


14 липня 2017 р.

Film Club - "All the President's Men"

Second meeting of Media Film Club - July, 18 - "All the President's Men" (1976) 

Reporters and other media people are among the favorite characters in film and literature. American Library resumes a film club with a list of films - from classics to new ones - about media. Get inspired by these great journalism movies! 

Second meeting of Media Film Club - July, 18 - "All the President's Men" (1976) (language: English with English subtitles) 

Summary: "The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 18, 16:00 - 18:00 

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

Enter: Free 


7 липня 2017 р.

Film Club - July, 11 - "Citizen Kane"

Reporters and other media people are among the favorite characters in film and literature. American Library is starting a film club with a list of films - from classics to new ones - about media. Get inspired by these great journalism movies! First meeting of Media Film Club - July, 11 - "Citizen Kane" (1941) (language: English with English subtitles)



WHEN: Tuesday, July 11, 16:00 - 18:00

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

Enter: Free

Book Club - The Catcher in the Rye

American Library welcomes you to join us for discussions around American classic novels. Book Clubs meet weekly, on Thursdays. We always welcome new members =) Join us for our next book club meeting on Thursday, July 20, - we'll discuss "The Catcher in the Rye" (by J. Salinger)

Language: English =)

Summary: The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is a child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex, he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it.

You can pick up a copy of the book at the American Library's reading room =)

WHEN: Thursday (July, 20) 17:00 - 18:00

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

5 липня 2017 р.

Тренінг : " Свобода Слова "

Американська Бібліотека продовжує серію тренінгів про Свободу Слова, Право отримувати Інформацію, Соціальні Мережі та Фейкові Новини. П'ята зустріч буде присвяченою Свободі Слова — праву людини вільно висловлювати свої думки. Охоплює свободу вираження поглядів як в усній, так і в письмовій формі (свобода преси і ЗМІ); в меншій мірі стосується до політичної і соціальної реклами (пропаганди). 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 (13 Липня) 16:00 - 18:00 ДЕ: Американська Бібліотека  (Київ, вул. Волоська, буд. 8\5, корпус № 4, 1 поверх) Вхід: Вільний, реєстрація не потрібна Facebook event here!

29 червня 2017 р.

Тренінг: "Свобода Слова: 4) Фейкові новиниі"

Американська Бібліотека продовжує серію тренінгів про Свободу Слова, Право отримувати Інформацію, Соціальні Мережі та Фейкові Новини. Четверта зустріч буде присвяченою Фейковим новинам - повністю або частково вигаданій інформації про події, явища, певних осіб. КОЛИ: Четвер (6 Липня) 16:00 - 18:00



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 (6 Липня) 16:00 - 18:00

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

Вхід: Вільний, реєстрація не потрібна

27 червня 2017 р.

Тренінг - Соціальні Мережі

Американська Бібліотека продовжує серію тренінгів про Свободу Слова, Право отримувати Інформацію, Соціальні Мережі та Фейкові Новини. Третя зустріч буде присвяченою Соціальним Мережам. КОЛИ: Вівторок (27 Червня) 16:00 - 17:00

 Ми розглянемо правила поведінки у соціальних мережах, з етичної та правової сторони, порівняємо соц. мережі із традиційними медіа та чи можна використовувати дописи у блогах як офіційне джерело інформації, дізнаємось про критерії ефективної новини у соц.мережі.

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: Вівторок (27 Червня) 16:00 - 17:00

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

Вхід: Вільний, реєстрація не потрібна

26 червня 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - June, 23

English Speaking Club is a place to try fun public speaking activities, play games, and iprove English Speaking Skills! =)
Join us next Friday in American Library at 17:00! =)

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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.