28 грудня 2011 р.

New Acquisitions

New generous donation by USA Embassy at the American Library. This time we got new movies and audio books. Come and borrow something for holidays!

22 грудня 2011 р.

On July 2011 we started the new program at the American Library: Gaming @ the Library. It was not popular at the very beginning. But now every afternoon somebody is playing at our Media room. Monopoly and Clue are very popular with Kyiv Mohyla academy students.

21 грудня 2011 р.

Celebrating Christmas: Go Green! Decorate a tabletop or a medium-sized tree with gerberas or any other hardy flowers. The trick to keep them alive is florist’s vials. Use florist wire to attach the vials to the tree branches and fill them with water. Place flowers in them and enjoy their beauty. The flowers will last for a week to ten days.

1 грудня 2011 р.

Christmas at the American Library

This winter Kyiv is not so lovely as it used to be. One of the things we like best about Ukraine is a white Christmas. We miss our beautiful winter weather, kids are looking for it. But American Library i ready to selebrate holiday season. The book display Christmas Reading is ready. Also we will watch and discuss two movies: It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and A Chistmass Carol (2009). On December 16 Jim Busse, former USA Embassy employee presented It's a Wonderful Life. 17 patrons of American Library come to see the timeless classic. Our dearest friend Jim told the audience a lot of interesting fackts about this film. People finished the discussion with the applause.

25 листопада 2011 р.

Thanksgiving event with elementary school student of specialised school Vsesvit. Celebrating American holidays with kids is always a big fun. Students of elementary school participeted this day in many activities and showed quite a considerable knowledge of American history and traditions.

23 листопада 2011 р.

On November 23 at 3pm Oksana Sharyi, Reference Librarian gave the presentation about American Library e-resources. You can find and download this presentation at Electronic Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Institutional Repository. http://www.ekmair.ukma.kiev.ua/handle/123456789/1172

20 листопада 2011 р.

Board games have been played in most cultures and societies throughout history; some even pre-date literacy skill development in the earliest civilizations. Most board games involve both luck and strategy. But an important feature of them is the amount of randomness/luck involved, as opposed to skill. A player may be hampered by a few poor rolls of the dice in Risk or Monopoly, but over many games a good player will win more often. While some purists consider luck not to be a desirable component of a game, others counter that elements of luck can make for far more diverse and multi-faceted strategies, as concepts such as expected value and risk management must be considered. Since July 2011 American Library patrons may enjoy 14 board games, including Monopoly, Scrabble and Boggle.

19 листопада 2011 р.

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. On November 18 at 2:00 p.m. American Library hosted Education Advising Consultation. Konstantin Dubrovsky, U.S. Embassy consulted the audience of 43 students about applying to American universities and for a U.S. student visa.

1 листопада 2011 р.

One hundred and fifty years after the Civil War began, its echoes are still felt across the United States in lingering divisions between North and South, in debates over the flying of the Confederate flag, and even in arguments over the basic causes of the conflict. This year America celebrates 150th anniversary of Civil War. American Library staff prepared book display "Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War".

31 жовтня 2011 р.

1 жовтня 2011 р.

30 вересня 2011 р.

Всеукраїнський день бібліотек

Учні 19 гімназії "Межигірська", які уже не перший рік приходять до Американської бібліотеки щоб подивитись мультфільм, погратися у мовні ігри чи послухати цікавих історій українською та англійською, висловили свої почуття до бібліотеки та до книжок. Автори кращих робіт були нагороджені призами. Сподіваємось ці милі дитячі малюнки піднімуть настрій бібліотекарям.
American Library at Kyiv Mohyla Academy is pleased to announce the new program AMERICAN LAW AS PORTRAYED IN AMERICAN FILMS.

31 серпня 2011 р.

American Library starts new academic year with three book displays: STUDENT SUCCESS, NEW FICTION and READ BANNED BOOK
Welcome Back to School! We are happy to greet our loyal patrons and can't wait to have new. Our most popular program Friday Night Films starts with Election with Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick starring. And we continue the new one Game Afternoon.

16 червня 2011 р.

Part III. It's time to finish our fruitfull meating. Everyone was glad to participete and to have some souvenirs. And Tetiana Yaroshenko received the Diploma of Bibliomist program for her blog "Могилянська бібілотекарка". Congratulations!
Part II. Wide and interesting proffesinal discussion began. It is interesting to share experience with colleagues from afar. Ludwik Natalia, Director of Librarys System of Obolon district, Kyiv, shares her memories about John's work in our sity in 1996- 1997. Alla Hordienko Head of department from State Ukrainian Library for Children told book vs computer battle. Hanna Voskresenska was gracefully translating the whole meeting.
Part I On June 16 American Library hosted the biggest event of the month - John Sheridan and 16(!) students from School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University. Tetiana Yaroshenko,University Librarian of National University of Kyiv Mohyla Аcademy and Hanna Voskresenska, Coordinator of American Library of Kyiv Mohyla Аcademy wellcome John and his students. Some of our American guests are talking how great is to study at Emporia State University.

20 травня 2011 р.

On May 16 Victoria Mykhailenko, manager of American Councils, Kyiv. American Councils is the worldwide leader in connecting people from the US, Eastern Europe and Eurasia to learning and to each other. Mrs. Mychailenko gave the presentation "How to Write Statement of Purpose" for everyone who wanted to study in the USA. Also she answerd a lot of of questions about education in US.

15 травня 2011 р.

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, yet most commonly in March, April, or May. This year American LIbrray selebrated Mother's Day with students from Gymnasium #19 and school #118. Younger kids performed the play about baby animals and their mothers. Also they made "The Best Mom Diploma" Older children prepared presentaion about origin of this holiday and recited poems. We have had a lot of fun together.