7 березня 2013 р.

American Law as Portrayed in American Films

On March 6 crime drama Donnie Brasco (1997) was shown and discussed. John C. Engstrom, Resident Legal Advisor ( U.S. Embassy - Kyiv) told the audience  that Donnie Brasco is based on true story of Joseph Pistone whose testimony resulted in hundreds of arrests within the New York Mafia in the late 1970s.Undercover FBI agent is taken under the wing of low level mobster and soon finds that the lines between his work and his personal life start to blur.
After film discussion lasted more than an hour. 14 American Library patrons watched the film and took part in discussion. One of the patrons admitted that
Pacino's fine work is the key to the film succeeding but it might be best remembered as Johnny Depp's coming-out party. A star -- check that, an actor -- is born. The audience liked this tense, sharp and compelling character study. Everyone agreed that Newell's film is a worthy addition to the Mob-movie canon. 

2 березня 2013 р.

Book display in honor of American writers born in March.
 Library users are often overwhelmed trying to choose from the huge selection of books filling the shelves. Libraries that feature books in displays help overcome that problem. The potential reader has a manageable selection to browse through. We are trying to help our readers to make right choise and stay with books as long as it possible.
March is Nationa Nutrition Month in US. Come and borrow a book which will help you to stay younger and healthy!
March is National Nutrition Month. According to the American Dietetic Association, National Nutrition Month was introduced in 1973 as National Nutrition Week and was expanded to a full month in 1980. Nutrition is important to good health, and good health is linked to academic success.

With March comes some wonderful Celebrations that we are honoring with our Book Displays. Two of our book displays will be in honor of Women's History Month which is March.
This time American Library staff prepared two book displays - Celebrating Women's achievements and Woman in Fiction. Come anf feel free to pick up serious or non serious book!