29 серпня 2013 р.

Read, play and explore

The children's library at American Library is happy to meet young readers. Before school starts, come and see our extensive collection of books, DVD's, games and join us for a movie showing.

Fall reading

As the weather turns colder, there's nothing better than curling up inside with a great read. This fall brings new delicious books in American Library ) See you in Autumn )

28 серпня 2013 р.

BOOK DISPLAY: Women's equality day

August 26 of each year is Women's Equality Day.

Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country on an equal basis with men. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified.

Today we picked books on women's suffrage, history of women's rights, theoretical aspects of feminism and stories of lives of extraordinary women.

21 серпня 2013 р.

The 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech.” event

The United States Embassy would like to invite you to attend a speech on the U.S. civil rights movement and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech.”  The talk will be given by Tyrone Parker, an American civil rights activist and the founder and Executive Director of the Alliance of Concerned Men (ACM).  The Alliance of Concerned Men is an award-winning non-profit organization whose goal is to save the lives of at-risk youth residing in high crime areas of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.  Since 1991, ACM has been providing community services to families and children at risk and in crisis throughout the Washington metropolitan area.

Tyrone Parker has also served on the staff of the D.C. Housing Authority, in the D.C. Department of Corrections, and as a volunteer mentor with several youth agencies.  Mr. Parker has testified on juvenile justice before Congress, including on the subject of expanding opportunities for community and neighborhood partnerships and on the District of Columbia’s ban on handguns. 

Mr. Parker has been featured in documentary films including “Across the River,” on major television networks in the U.S., Japan, Canada, England and Australia, as well as being featured on the front pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Chicago Herald.  His organization was featured in U.S. News & World Report and Reader’s Digest magazine for its powerful impact on the lives of young men and women in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan communities.  He was selected Washingtonian of the Year in 2004 by Washingtonian Magazine.

Where:  Hyatt Hotel, Paris Room, ul. Alla Tarasova 5, Kyiv
When:   Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 5.00pm. 
Registration:   Please share this invitation with your friends and colleagues.  We would appreciate you letting us know that you will come by emailing
PashnyakIM@state.gov by Tuesday, August 27.   Even if you have not registered, we welcome your attendance. 
Translation:   This event will be in English with simultaneous translation into Ukrainian.  

Movie night at American Library

This Friday (August, 23) – film screening and discussion. American biographical-drama film, 2007.

Presenter – John Bush, Economic Officer, U.S. Embassy.

Where: American Library, Media room. When: 6 p.m. Enter: free.

15 серпня 2013 р.

New excercise books

Great news! NEW editions of excersise books arrived in American Library. From now you are welсome to practice TOEFL 7 edition, SAT 2013, GMAT 13 edition, TOEFL for iBT tests.

14 серпня 2013 р.

U.S. Ambassador visited American Library

    On August, 13 U.S. Ambassador in Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt had a first visit to American Library in NaUKMA. 

On photo (from left): Tetyana Yaroshenko (Direktor of NaUKMA University Library),
 Geoffrey R. Pyatt (U.S. Ambassador in Ukraine), 
Serhiy Kvit (President of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy).

12 серпня 2013 р.

New books in American Library

New book by bestselling world author J. K. Rowling is now avaliable in American Library. We've got lots of new reading )

Book display - Smokey Bear Day

On August 9, 1944 a bear was chosen to be the spokesman for forest fire prevention. Smokey Bear's slogan is "Remember... Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires". On this day we decided to make a book display concerning dangers of deforestation.

2 серпня 2013 р.

Photos by Tanya D'Aviynyon

American Library received a gift from american photographer Tanya D'Aviynyon. From now 4 of her photos will be staying in American Library. Tanya D'Aviynyon is a famous American-Ukrainian photographer, a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA), Federation International of Art Photographers (FIAP) etc. We are grateful for her generous gift!