17 листопада 2017 р.

Book Choice - Thanksgiving

Have you ever been interested in the history of Thanksgiving or do you want to impress your close ones with a new recipe for this holiday? Come and take a look at books we've picked specially for you - the book display about great American harvest holiday is already willing to jump in your hands. More photos here!


14 листопада 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - November, 17

Join us for English Speaking Club with Michael Kuzko - on Friday, November, 17 - at American Library!

English Speaking Club is an awesome place for having fun, improving your English knowledge, public speaking skills, and finding new friends!)

Let's spend this autumn together! =)
See you on Friday!



7 листопада 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - November, 10

Join us for English Speaking Club with Michael Kuzko - on Friday, November, 10 - at American Library!
English Speaking Club is an awesome place for having fun, improving your English knowledge, public speaking skills, and finding new friends!)

Let's spend this autumn together! =)
See you on Friday!

WHEN: Friday, 10/November/2017, 17:00-19:00
WHERE: American Library Kyiv
(Voloska Street, 8/5, 1st floor, Kyiv, Ukraine)


Academic Integrity - November 4

On November, 4th American Library held 4 workshops on Academic Integrity #AcademicIntegrityLib for Social Science and Humanities students. Instructors-librarians Svitlana Chukanova, Ryabets Iryna discussed with the students, issues of plagiarism, academic honesty, bibliographic rules, and voice balance during writing a paper. In total visited by 120 students (30 students per each workshop) More photos here!

2 листопада 2017 р.

1 листопада 2017 р.

NaNoWriMo - November 1

National Novel Writing Month is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30.
Today the first meeting of writers took place in American Library!

24 жовтня 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - Friday, October 27

Join us for English Speaking Club with Michael Kuzko - on Friday, October, 27 - at American Library! English Speaking Club is an awesome place for having fun, improving your English knowledge, public speaking skills, and finding new friends!)

Let's spend this autumn together! =)
See you on Friday!

Q&A:
Do I need to register somewhere to join Speaking Club?
- No, Speaking Club is free and open to anyone.

Can you tell me what age the Speaking Club is?
- There are no Age Restrictions.

What if I just want to listen?
- You can participate in any way, but the fun part starts when you join the conversations =)

WHEN: Friday, 27/October/2017, 17:00-19:00
WHERE: American Library Kyiv
(Voloska Street, 8/5, 1st floor, Kyiv, Ukraine)


Facebook event here!


23 жовтня 2017 р.

24/10 – Documentary Film Club “Woodstock” (1969)

On Tuesday, October 24, we'll be watching the film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. 
An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000. WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 17:00 - 19:00 WHERE: American Library Kyiv Facebook event here!

20 жовтня 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - October, 20

Our participants are having fun right now sharing their curious and entertaining stories during the Discussion Club.
Join us and tell your stories each Friday at 5 p.m.

17 жовтня 2017 р.

Training - "Web of Science Platform" - October, 17

Iryna Tykhonkova (Clarivate Analytics) presented today the options of Web of Science Platform, discussed with the audience publication activity, types of editions, Academic Integrity elements, Scientometric evaluation, Citation analysis, h-index, Journal business models and much more.


28 вересня 2017 р.

Лекція "Комплаєнс як ефективний метод боротьби з корупцією в Україні"

Американська Бібліотека запрошує 5 жовтня на лекцію Антикорупційного Хабу  “Комплаєнс як ефективний метод боротьби з корупцією в Україні” . Аріо Дехгані, Радник, керівник практики комплаєнс на права ЄС, Redcliffe Partners  розповість про: Розвиток комплаєнсу на світовому рівні – коли саме він з'явився та який вплив він здійснює; Розвиток комплаєнсу  в Україні – проблеми впровадження практики комплаєнсу, Найбільш  типові практики використання комплаєнсу в повсякденній діяльності, урядова підтримка заходів комплаєнсу; Найбільш загальні системні проблеми комплаєнсу (контроль та культура); Найбільш поширені заходи комплаєнсу, які застосовуються органами державної влади та приватними підприємствами.

Приходьте 5 жовтня о 17:00 в Американську бібліотеку


Training - Academic Integrity - September, 28

Students will benefit from taking the Training "Academic Integrity" at American Library, which has been developed to provide a useful overview of the issues surrounding plagiarism and practical ways to avoid it.

Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own, with or without their consent, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgment.




27 вересня 2017 р.

Training - Academic Integrity - September, 27

Academic Integrity is honest and responsible scholarship. As a student, you are expected to submit original work and give credit to other peoples' ideas. Maintaining your academic integrity involves:Creating and expressing your own ideas in coursework;Acknowledging all sources of information;Completing assignments independently or acknowledging collaboration;Accurately reporting results when conducting your own research or with respect to labs;Honesty during examinations.

Today we continued learning about Academic Integrity in American Library during a training for students, who only start their way in science and research. 

#АкадемічнаДоброчесність


26 вересня 2017 р.

All about FSU Library - presentation by Renaine Jullian

The first Data Librarian and now - Associate Director of STEM Libraries at Florida State University - Renaine Jullian would be happy to talk about FSU Libraries at the meeting (on October, 11) by giving a comprehensive synopsis of their work. 

If you would like to hear about special collections, collections, digital scholarship, management, and leadership then - you are welcome to our library club.

 We encourage all library professionals to join us at this meeting!

WHEN: Wednesday, October 11, 17:00




25 вересня 2017 р.

English Discussion Club - September, 22

Want to practice your English? English Discussion Club is for ANYONE who wants to practice English in a relaxed setting. It is for anyone who wants to make new friends. We meet for informal conversations.

 All ages and levels of English proficiency are welcome, and every meetings is unique!  

Join on Friday, October 6 in American Library!) 


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23 вересня 2017 р.

22 вересня 2017 р.

Training on "Academic Integrity" - September, 22

Fundamental to the academic work is an expectation that you will make choices that reflect integrity and responsible behavior. 

Whether you are working on a problem set, lab report, project or paper, avoid engaging in plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration, cheating, or facilitating academic dishonesty. 

Today American Library held a second training on "Academic Integrity" 


19 вересня 2017 р.

HOW TO APPLY TO UNIVERSITY IN USA - SEPTEMBER, 19

International students often underestimate the amount of time required to apply for admission to a college or university in the United States.

"Start early, plan ahead, and know the application requirements" - these and many more important messages today we heard during our Training "Overview of graduate studies and application process in the U.S." by Justin Daniel. Justin Daniel is an Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs and Career Services in University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business (Baltimore, USA).

18 вересня 2017 р.

Training on Academic integrity - September, 18

Academic integrity is the foundation of university success. Today American Library held a Training about Academic Integrity for students, who only start to learn how to write their research papers. More photos here!

16 вересня 2017 р.

English Discussion Club - September, 15

We think we might need a bigger room to fit all of our English Speaking Club participants!))) On Friday (September 15) we were glad to meet more than 40 Speaking Club members, willing to talk to our special guest - Kelly Hoody with his discussion topic : "The Nations - culture, politics, economics, family and faith". Join us next Friday in American Library and share your opinion in English!) More photos here!


12 вересня 2017 р.

Documentary Film Festival at American Library

During Autumn 2017 American Library is showing documentary films.

Documentary Films are non-fictional, "slice of life" factual works of art - and sometimes known as cinema verite. For many years, as films became more narrative-based, documentaries branched out and took many forms since their early beginnings.

12/09 – “National Geographic: The Photographers”(1998)
19/09 – “March of the Penguins” (2005)
26/09 – “A flea market documentary” (2001)
03/10 – “Global Warming” (2006)
10/10 – “Motown” (2002)
17/10 – “Objects and Memory” (2008)
24/10 – “Woodstock” (1969)
31/10 – “Art 21” (2005)
07/11 – “A crude awakening – the oilcrash” (2006)
14/11 – “Super size me” (2004)
21/11 – “The incredible human body” (2007)
28/11 – “Surviving Everest” (2003)

WHEN: Each Tuesday, 17:00 - 19:00
WHERE: American Library Kyiv
(Kyiv, Ukraine, Voloska 8/5 street, (Kyiv-Mohyla academy building 4), 1st floor)
ENTER: Free

11 вересня 2017 р.

Film Club - September, 11

The September 11 (National Day of Service and Remembrance) is a day of unity and charitable service, annually observed throughout the United States and in other countries around the world on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.


Today at American Library we gathered to reflect on the importance of sharing the stories of 9/11 with future generations and learning through films and media, while watching "World Trade Center" (USA, 2006).

6 вересня 2017 р.

Film Club - " World Trade Center "(2006)

On Monday, September 11 - join the Film Club at American Library. "World Trade Center" is a 2006 disaster drama film directed by Oliver Stone and based on the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center. 

language: English with English subtitles

WHEN: Monday, September 11, 17:00-19:00
WHERE: American Library Kyiv


5 вересня 2017 р.

English Speaking Club at American Library - September, 8

Join us for English Speaking Club with Michael Kuzko - on FridaySeptember 8 - at American Library!

English Speaking Club is an awesome place for having fun, improving your English knowledge, public speaking skills, and finding new friends!)

Let's start this autumn together! =)
See you on Friday!

Q&A:
Do I need to register somewhere to join Speaking Club?
- No, Speaking Club is free and open to anyone.

Can you tell me what age the Speaking Club is?
- There are no Age Restrictions.

What if I just want to listen?
- You can participate in any way, but the fun part starts when you join the conversations =)

WHEN: Friday, 08/September/2017, 17:00-19:00
WHERE: American Library Kyiv
(Voloska Street, 8/5, 1st floor, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Enter: Free

2 вересня 2017 р.

English Speaking Club - September, 1

Best way to spend your Friday night - is to join English Discussion Club at American Library! We speak, we learn, we make new friends here! Join us every Friday! =)
Though your English teacher understands your English, your English Club friends will require you to speak more clearly and listen more carefully. 

28 серпня 2017 р.

English Discussion Club - September, 1

Join us for English Speaking Club with Michael Kuzko - on Friday, September 1st at American Library!

Join us for English Speaking Club with Michael Kuzko - on Friday, September 1st at American Library!

English Speaking Club is an awesome place for having fun, improving your English knowledge, public speaking skills, and finding new friends!)

Let's start this autumn together! =)
See you on Friday!

WHEN: Friday, 01/September/2017, 17:00-19:00
WHERE: American Library Kyiv
(Voloska Street, 8/5, 1st floor, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Enter: Free

23 серпня 2017 р.

Авторська лекція Марка Власіка в Американській бібліотеці

Запрошуємо 1 вересня о 12:00 в Американську бібліотеку - на авторську лекцію професора права Джорджтаунського університету Марка В. Власіка "Навички, які необхідно мати для успішної кар'єри в галузі міжнародного права. Важливість включення антикорупційної складової до бізнес-навчальних програм". Реєстрація на захід за посиланням: http://bit.ly/2g1hBcu

Як побудувати успішну кар'єру в галузі міжнародного права? Які професійні навички є необхідними, щоб досягти успіху? Як антикорупційне навчання може допомогти в міжнародній кар'єрі юриста? Чому антикорупційна складова є необхідною складовою в бізнес-навчальних програмах? Запрошуємо 1 вересня о 12:00 в Американську бібліотеку (вул. Волоська 8/5, НаУКМА, кор. 4), професор права Джорджтаунського університету Марк В. Власік відповість на ці питання. Марк В. Власік - професор права Джорджтаунського університету. Марк В. Власік працював у Білому домі, Пентагоні, Світовому банку, Організації Об'єднаних Націй та великих міжнародних юридичних фірмах та є визнаним міжнародним експертом у сфері міжнародного права, запобігання корупції й повернення викрадених активів. Він є постійним коментатором BBC, CNN, FOX News, NPR, CTV, CBC News, Bloomberg News, Al Jazeera Voice of America, the Wall Street Journal, TIME, the Washington Post та ін. Подія на Facebook!


18 серпня 2017 р.

Book Club - "The Grapes of Wrath" (by John Steinbeck)

Join us for our next book club meeting on Thursday, August 31, - we'll discuss "The Grapes of Wrath" (by John Steinbeck) . 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, August 31, - we'll discuss "The Grapes of Wrath" (by John Steinbeck) Language: English =) Summary: "First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into haves and have-nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes the very nature of equality and justice in America." (c) goodreads.com You can pick up a copy of the book at the American Library's reading room =) ps. Book Club is a place where we'd like to hear YOUR opinion about the book, which is not easy if you don't read it =) WHEN: Thursday (August, 31) 17:00 - 19:00 WHERE: American Library Kyiv (Kyiv, Voloska Street, 8\5) Enter: Free Facebook event here!

16 серпня 2017 р.

Film Club - "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987)

Next meeting of Media Film Club - August, 22 - "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987). WHEN: Tuesday, August 22, 16:00 - 18:00

American Library continues a film club with a list of films - from classics to new ones - about media.

Next meeting of Media Film Club - August, 22 - "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987)

(language: English with English subtitles)

Summary: "In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam."

WHEN: Tuesday, August 22, 16:00 - 18:00

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

Enter: Free

15 серпня 2017 р.

Film Club - August, 15

"We lived on farms, then we lived in cities, and now we're going to live on the Internet!" (c) The Social Network
Media film Club at American Library is showing a list of films that feature journalism, journalists or values, important for journalists, such as freedom of speech and expression. Join us next Tuesday - for a movie night of "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987).

14 серпня 2017 р.

Book Club - "Little Women" (Louisa Alcott)

Join us for our next book club meeting on Thursday, August 17, - we'll discuss "Little Women" (by Louisa Alcott)

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, August 17, - we'll discuss "Little Women" (by Louisa Alcott)

Language: English =)

Summary: "Following the lives of four sisters on a journey out of adolescence, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women explores the difficulties associated with gender roles in a Post-Civil War America."

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

ps. Book Club is a place where we'd like to hear YOUR opinion about the book, which is not easy if you don't read it =)

WHEN: Thursday (August, 17) 17:00 - 18:00

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

Enter: Free

13 серпня 2017 р.

Film Club - Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Enjoy Children's Film Club each Friday at 12:00 in American Library! Next meeting we'll watch "Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit"

Enjoy Children's Film Club each Friday at 12:00 in American Library!

Film clubs give children and young people the opportunity to watch, discuss and review films in English!

Next meeting we'll watch "Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit"

Summary: Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

language: English with English subtitles

WHEN: Friday (August, 18) 12:00 - 14:00

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

Enter: Free

10 серпня 2017 р.

Book Club - August, 10th

Book Club - is a discussion club around American classic novels in English. Join our next meeting on Thursday, August 17. We shall share our opinions about a novel "Little Women" by Louisa Alcott. 


9 серпня 2017 р.

Film Club - "The Social Network" (2010)

American Library continues a film club with a list of films - from classics to new ones - about media.  Next meeting of Media Film Club - August, 15 - "The Social Network" (2010)


(language: English with English subtitles)

Summary: "Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business."

WHEN: Tuesday, August 15, 16:00 - 18:00

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

Enter: Free

8 серпня 2017 р.

Media Film Club - August, 8

Discussing "Wag the Dog" (1997) - an incredible movie that every journalist should see, a rare blend of cynicism, humour, and intelligence =) Join our Media Film Club in American Library next Tuesday (on August, 15) =)

7 серпня 2017 р.

Children's Film Club - "Tangled"

Enjoy Children's Film Club each Friday at 12:00 in American Library! Next meeting we'll watch "Tangled". WHEN: Friday (August, 11) 12:00 - 14:00


Enjoy Children's Film Club each Friday at 12:00 in American Library!

Film clubs give children and young people the opportunity to watch, discuss and review films in English!

Next meeting we'll watch "Tangled"

Summary: The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

language: English with English subtitles

WHEN: Friday (August, 11) 12:00 - 14:00

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

Enter: Free

4 серпня 2017 р.

Children's Film Club - August, 4

Free and fun for all ages, American Library is happy to present a series of the best children's films! =) Kids Film screenings run every Friday at 12:00 throughout school holidays =) Next Children's Film Club will take place on Friday, August 11 - we'll be watching "Tangled". Facebook event here!

2 серпня 2017 р.

Media Film Club - August, 1

Television is not the truth. Television is an amusement park."
(c) "Network"
Today during a Media Film Club at American Library, we watched "Network" (1976). The movie caused a sensation in 1976. It was nominated for 10 Oscars, won four, and stirred up much debate about the decaying values of television. Join our Media Film club next time - on Tuesday, August 8th 

Film Club - "Wag the Dog" (1997)

Next meeting of Media Film Club - August, 8 - "Wag the Dog" (1997) 



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!

Next meeting of Media Film Club - August, 8 - "Wag the Dog" (1997)

(language: English with English subtitles)

Summary: "After the President is caught with a Girl Scout, he hires a Hollywood producer to create a fake war and bring home a fictionalized war-hero to gain support. Problems arise when the insane war-hero dies."

WHEN: Tuesday, August 8, 16:00 - 18:00

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

Enter: Free

31 липня 2017 р.

CHILDREN'S FILM CLUB - "FANTASTIC MR. FOX"

Next meeting we'll watch "Fantastic Mr. Fox" WHEN: Friday (August, 4) 12:00 - 14:00  language: English with English subtitles. Enjoy Children's Film Club each Friday at 12:00 in American Library!  Film clubs give children and young people the opportunity to watch, discuss and review films in English! Next meeting we'll watch "Fantastic Mr. Fox" Summary: Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film based on Roald Dahl's children's novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who steals food each night from three mean and wealthy farmers. They are fed up with Mr. Fox's theft and try to kill him, so they dig their way into the foxes' home, but the animals are able to outwit the farmers and live underground. language: English with English subtitles WHEN: Friday (August, 4) 12:00 - 14:00 WHERE: American Library Kyiv (Voloska street, 8\5) Facebook event here!

Book Club - "To kill a Mockingbird"

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, August 3, - we'll discuss "To kill a Mockingbird" (by H. Lee) Language: English =) Summary: "Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice." You can pick up a copy of the book at the American Library's reading room =) WHEN: Thursday (August, 3) 17:00 - 18:00 WHERE: American Library Kyiv (Kyiv, Voloska Street, 8\5) Facebook event here!

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)