29 грудня 2014 р.

Secret Santa surprise at American Library

Early this morning we came across a sweet little surprise, left by our readers on a bookshelf. This is to say that we care for our readers and they care for us too 

26 грудня 2014 р.

Book Choice - Christmas

Twinkling light, warm cookies, and gifts wrapped in bright paper are some of the things that make Christmas a magical holiday. This week we've chosen warm, loving stories for families to share to laugh over together in any season of the year, but especially for Christmas!

Christmas Carols in American Library

In tribute to Christmas Holidays, carol singers visited American Library with a little performance =)

25 грудня 2014 р.

Dear Library Users!
Let us congrarulate you with forthcoming holidays, wish you a lot of joy, happiness, health.We would like to inform you that American Library will work according to the following schedule: Dec. 29th - from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. the 30th - clean up day (the library is closed),Dec. 31 - Jan. 12 - holidays (the library is closed).After Jan. 12th, the American Library will work in remote regime due to repairing works at the building where it is situated. You can pick up your ordered books at Antonovych Library (Reading room 22, 2nd store)

18 грудня 2014 р.

Book of the Week - "I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words"

"People who know what they're talking about don't need PowerPoint". (c) Steve Jobs

Book of the Week - "I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words". Drawn from more than three decades of interviews, public statements, and media coverage, "I, Steve" serves up Steve Job's most thought-provoking insights, in his own words. No matter what one thinks of Jobs, the indisputable fact stands out: he gave us some of the most memorable quotes about the nature of business in our time.

17 грудня 2014 р.

New DVDs - December 2014

Our readers are sure to like our new DVD collection - from new releases to old classics. American Library is happy to point out that our readers can watch movies individually or in groups (don't forget to bring your Library ID with you), as well as join our Friday Film Nights (each Friday at 17:30 in American Library)! =)

15 грудня 2014 р.

Christmas Tree

This year we decided to carry on our tradition with Bibliophile's Christmas Tree! This kind of decorating the tree enables you to have a nice Christmas mood, without endangering the local fauna and flora, have a Christmas tree that shows your love for nature and knowledge, make a new use for your collection of books. =)

Film Club on December, 12

On Friday, December 12, we watched "The Truman Show" in our little Film Club. You are welcome to join our Film Night each Friday at 17:30!

11 грудня 2014 р.

Children's Club on Thursday, December 11

Today American Library held Children's Club. Schoolers from local Kyiv schools visit us to play, draw, watch movies, learn English and have a little fun  You are welcome to join Kid's Club each Thursday at 13:30 in American Library!

10 грудня 2014 р.

American Library - New Entrance

Let us show you round our new doorway, that'll lead to a new Library space. New reading room is under the works, but we've set up some surprises for you already! Now missing the entrance to American Library is a bit of a challenge =)

Literary Birthdays - Emily Dickinson

Literary Birthdays - Emily Dickinson (born on December 10, 1830) - an American poet. Emily Dickinson, regarded as one of America’s greatest poets, is also well known for her unusual life of self imposed social seclusion. Living a life of simplicity and seclusion, she yet wrote poetry of great power; questioning the nature of immortality and death, with at times an almost mantric quality. Her different lifestyle created an aura; often romanticised, and frequently a source of interest and speculation. But ultimately Emily Dickinson is remembered for her unique poetry. Within short, compact phrases she expressed far-reaching ideas; amidst paradox and uncertainty her poetry has an undeniable capacity to move and provoke.

9 грудня 2014 р.

Book of the Week - "The 4-Hour Workweek"

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more working less, this book is a blueprint.

New books - December 2014

We've got new reads for winter! Among them: "Human Nature in Geography", "Understanding Regression Analysis: Quantities’ Applications in the Social Sciences", "The Dutch: How they live and work", "The responsible press office: An insider's guide" and many more =)

8 грудня 2014 р.

Film Club on December, 5

On Friday, December 5, American Library held a Film Screening. This time we gathered to watch "Fight Club" in English. You can join our Film Evenings each Friday at 17.30!

4 грудня 2014 р.

Children's Club on December, 3

Today American Library held Children's Club. Schoolers from local Kyiv schools visited us to find out about Library, watch movies in English and enlarge their English vocabulary with new words. Join Children's Club every Thursday at 13.30! 

Training "Google Scholar for researchers"

On Wednesday, December 3, American Library held a Training "Google Scholar for researchers". Google Scholar is an online, freely accessible search engine that lets users look for both physical and digital copies of articles. It searches a wide variety of sources, including academic publishers, universities, and preprint depositories.

3 грудня 2014 р.

Book of the Week - "The Rainbow Bridge: Rainbows in Art, Myth, and Science"

Venerated as god and goddess, feared as demon and pestilence, trusted as battle omen, and used as a proving ground for optical theories, the rainbow's image is woven into the fabric of our past and present. From antiquity to the nineteenth century, the rainbow has played a vital role in both inspiring and testing new ideas about the physical world. Although scientists today understand the rainbow's underlying optics fairly well, its subtle variability in nature has yet to be fully explained.

Book Choice - World Aids Day

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988. This week we picked books on HIV treatment, on Law to protect people living with HIV, and how to protect yourselves and others from HIV.

2 грудня 2014 р.

Thanksgiving Day in American Library

On Thursday we were giving thanks to all our friends, associates and patrons. On Thanksgiving evening we gathered with Fulbright Alumni at American Library. We were happy to greet United States Ambassador to Ukraine, Mr. Geoffrey R. Pyatt. On this day we also held a special occasion - presented a new entrance to American Library, improved with a courtesy of US Embassy in Ukraine. We are Thankful to all of you for being with us, and hope to become better and make ourselves more useful for you this year! See you at American Library! =)

Conference on Urban Studies

On Thursday, November the 27, American Library held a roundtable conference concerning Urban Studies. This meeting was a part of Conference "Building new Ukraine", conducted by Fullbright Ukraine and U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. During this roundtable discussion, Roman Adrian Cybriwsky presented his book «KYIV, UKRAINE: The City of Domes and Demons from the Collapse of Socialism to the Mass Uprising of 2013-2014».

Unique identificators for researchers

On Wednesday, November the 26, American Library held Training "Unique identificators for researchers: ORCID, ResearcherID". This training was a part of Conference "Building new Ukraine", conducted by Fullbright Ukraine and U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

"Google Scholar for researchers"

Training "Google Scholar for researchers". When: Wednesday, December 3, 15:00. Where: American Library, Media Room.

25 листопада 2014 р.

Film Club on November, 21

On Friday, November 21, our readers and guests gathered for a Friday Film Night. This time we watched "The Hunger Games" and discussed our feelings and impressions about this movie.

24 листопада 2014 р.

Meeting with American English Speaker, Harvey Carroll, Jr

Meeting with American English Speaker, Harvey Carroll, Jr. on a topic “Crises in Ukraine – Discussion”. You are welcome to Share your opinion in English 
When: Tuesday, November 25, 16:00. Where: American Library, Media Room.

Harvey is a frequent Native English Speaker, and Chairperson at Business, Investment and Political Conferences within Ukraine/Big Emerging Market’s (BEM's). Credentialed as holding a Bachelors of Business Administration; specializing in Real Estate and Finance, 3 partial Masters (Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Public Administration, as well as Diplomacy and International Commerce).

Training "Unique identifications for researchers: ORCID, ResearcherID"

Dear readers, 
We kindly invite you on a Training "Unique identificators for researchers: ORCID, ResearcherID". When: Wednesday, November 26, 15:00. Where: American Library, Media Room. 

21 листопада 2014 р.

Meeting with Richard Stone

Today American Library was honored to be holding a meeting with Mr. Richard Stone, editor of the "Science" Magazine. Mr. Stone prepared an exciting report on featuring news in a field of science, technologies and historical sketches. Our readers and guests were surprised to find out that Richard Stone worked up a collection of facts into a magazine article about Chernobyl Disaster, which was issued in "National Geographic" Magazine in 2006. We attempted to find this issue in our Magazines collection.

20 листопада 2014 р.

Children's Club on November, 20

On Universal Children's Day (November, 20) we watched The many adventures of Winnie-The-Pooh and his friends, learned and written out new English words and spoke about our own adventures  Join Children's Club every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at American Library!

Meeting with Richard Stone, editor of "Science" Magazine

Dear readers!
We are happy to invite you on a meeting with Mr. Richard Stone, editor of "Science" Magazine. When: Friday, November 21, 11:30. Where: American Library. 

If you intend to visit, please register:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nPxWubJjtw1rqljQL6xEk_JVj4LxQ3WaVoZYFpGrGFg/viewform?c=0&w=1 

Richard Stone was a Fulbright Scholar in Russia from 1995–96 and in Kazakhstan from 2004–05. In a brief return to Science's headquarters in Washington, D.C., he launched Science's daily news service, ScienceNOW. He spent 4 years as European news editor in Science's office in Cambridge, U.K., during which he also served as Visiting Writer in Science at the University of Cambridge, and 5 years as Asia news editor in Beijing. Rich has won several awards for articles that have appeared in Science, Discover, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. He is also the author of Mammoth: The Resurrection of an Ice Age Giant and an avid squash player.

19 листопада 2014 р.

Training on Elsevier in American Library

Today American Library held Training "Informational Products of Elsevier", presented by representatives of "Elsevier" Foundation. The Elsevier Foundation is awarding non-profit organizations focusing on the world’s libraries, nurse faculty and women scholars during their early and mid-careers. It is funded by Elsevier, a leading global publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

18 листопада 2014 р.

iPad in American Library

Our touch-and-go iPad aims to help our readers access Internet and look through our Electronic Book Catalogue easy, cozy and fast 

17 листопада 2014 р.

Book Choice - Jewish Book Month

Jewish Book Month is an annual event on the American Jewish calendar dedicated to the celebration of Jewish books. It is observed during the month proceeding Hanukkah, thus the exact date changes from year to year. This year, Jewish Book Month is November 16th-December 16th, 2014. Today we picked Jewish American writers whose works played a big part in American Literary Heritage of 20th Century.

Training on Elsevier

Dear readers, we are happy to invite you on a Training "Informational Products of Elsevier". Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals. This training will be conducted by Elsevier representatives on Wednesday, November 19, at 14:00 in American Library. 

Film Club on November, the 14th

On Friday, November 14, we gathered for our Film Club in a warm company. This time we watched Lord of the Rings in English. You are welcome to join our Film Sessions every Friday at 5.30 p.m. at American Library 

13 листопада 2014 р.

Book Choice - Native American Heritage

November is Native American Heritage Month. American Library joins in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. This time we picked books about history of native people in the United States, their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, ways and concepts of life.

International Education Week Wednesday, November 11, 2015-Sunday, November 15, 2015, 2014

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 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.

We encourage the participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education and exchange activities, including schools, colleges and universities, embassies, international organizations, businesses, associations, and community organizations.

Training on Encyclopedia Britannica

On Wednesday, November the 12th, we learned about rules of constructing and editing article materials in Wikipedia with the aim to create the Ukrainian segment of the biggest Web Encyclopedia.

11 листопада 2014 р.

Book of the Week - "MBA in a Box: Practical Ideas from the best brains in Business"

Book of the Week - "MBA in a Box: Practical Ideas from the best brains in Business" by J. Kurtzman, G.Rifkin, V. Griffith. The beauty and enticement of business is not just that it is so broad. People make a living from overseeing pharmaceutical research that takes decades and will save lives, just as they do from printing custom T-shirts with pictures of your dog. The aim of this book is to help readers become more accomplished at what they do, help shift their vantage points, shake up their thinking, stretch their minds, and see the world from new unusual points of view.

10 листопада 2014 р.

Film Club on November, the 7th

On Friday, November the 7th American Library held another Film Session for our readers and guests. This time we watched "Back to the Future - 3" and had a great time  Join our Movie nights every Friday at 5.30 p.m.!

9 листопада 2014 р.

7 листопада 2014 р.

Discussion Club on November the 6th

Today we gathered for a warm little company discussion at American Library. Join Discussion Club every Thursday at 5 p.m. This is English Only zone =)

Training on EBSCO Database

On Wednesday , November the 5th American Library was giving a workshop about EBSCO database - an electronic Library of books, journals, articles, scientific materials and dissertations. As well as our readers, we also learn to use electronic databases from the very start 

6 листопада 2014 р.

Book Choice - Election Day

Election Day in the United States of America is the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. It can fall on or between November 2 and November 8. It is the day when popular ballots are held to select public officials. These include national, state and local government representatives at all levels up to the president. On Election Day, citizens of the United States of America can vote by popular ballot for candidates for public offices at local, state and national levels. In even numbered years, federal elections are always held. In years divisible by four, presidential elections are always held. Elections for local and state officials may be held in odd or even-numbered years, depending on local and state laws.

4 листопада 2014 р.

Book of the Week - "No Logo" by Naomi Klein

 In this provocative, well-written study, we learn how the Nike swoosh has changed from an athletic status-symbol to a metaphor for sweatshop labor, how teenaged McDonald’s workers are risking their jobs to join the Teamsters, and how “culture jammers” utilize spray paint, computer-hacking acumen, and anti-propagandist wordplay to undercut the slogans and meanings of billboard ads. No Logo will challenge and enlighten students of sociology, economics, popular culture, international affairs, and marketing.

3 листопада 2014 р.

Literary Birthdays: November, 4: Walter Cronkite

Literary Birthdays: November, 4: Walter Cronkite (born in 1916) - U.S. journalist. He has been called the most trusted man in America. His 60-year-long journalistic career has spanned the Great Depression, several wars, and the extraordinary changes that have engulfed our nation over the last two-thirds of the 20th century. At the age of eighty, Cronkite has written his life story- "A Reporter's Life" - the personal and professional odyssey. Walter Cronkite helped launch the juggernaut of television, and tried to imbue it with his own respect for quality and ethics.

Kid's Corner at American Library

We like to make reading fun! American Library is a family place where children can play, draw and start learning English or read their first books from our children's book collection =)

30 жовтня 2014 р.

Book Choice - Halloween

As Halloween night approaches, with its cool temperatures and bustling sidewalks filled with costumed ghosts, witches, and vampires in search of candy, it’s a perfect time for reading a few good books that go bump in the night.

New Monoblock PCs

American Library is happy to let you know about our 4 new Monoblock PCs, which are already installed in our reading room. We hope they'll be useful for our readers =)

First meeting with Mr. Conrad Turner

Yesterday we held a first meeting with Mr. Conrad Turner, Public Affairs Officer (US Embassy, Kyiv Ukraine). Mr. Turner had a conversation with students of Journalism programs and students of International Office of NaUKMA.

29 жовтня 2014 р.

Youth Diplomatic Initiatives

Youth Diplomatic Initiatives gathered in American Library yesterday to have a meeting with Tim Standaert (US Embassy), who held a class on diplomatic relations, politics and future prospects of cooperation with counties of Middle East. This time students learned about Afghanistan and shared their views on building intercultural integrity.

28 жовтня 2014 р.

Meeting with Conrad Turner, Public Affairs Officer (US Embassy, Kyiv Ukraine)

Dear readers,
American Library is honored to hold meeting with Conrad Turner, Public Affairs Officer (US Embassy, Kyiv Ukraine). Mr. Turner would like to have a conversation with students. When: Wednesday, October the 29. Start at 16:00. And Thursday, October, the 30th. Start at 17:00. Where: American Library, Media Room.

Literary Birthdays – October 27: Francis Fukuyama

Born 27 October 1952, Francis Fukuyama is an American philosopher, political economist, and author. His thesis in "THE END OF HISTORY AND THE LAST MAN" is simple. The failure of communism and the disappearance of the Soviet Union have resulted in the victory of liberal democracy and capitalism. There are, he claims, no more challengers. Security and freedom have been achieved, and consequently history has ended.

27 жовтня 2014 р.

Film Club on October, the 24th

On Friday, October the 24th American Library held Film Club. Arranged by students, a film session of "Back to Future", American comic science fiction film, was displayed for our readers and guests. Watch Films in English every Friday at 18:00.

Lecture on "Afghanistan" by Youth Diplomatic Initiatives and US Embassy

Dear Readers,
On Tuesday, October 28, 17:00-18:00 – Youth Diplomatic Initiatives and US Embassy will held a lecture on Afghanistan. Presenter - Tim Standaert. Where: American Library, Media Room. Start at 17.00.

24 жовтня 2014 р.

Book of the Week - "Tolstoy and the Purple Chair" by Nina Sankovitch

Nina Sankovith was born in Evanston, Illinois, to immigrant parents. When Nina's eldest sister died, she turned to books for comfort, escape and introspection. In her beloved purple chair, she rediscovered the magic of such writers as Toni Morrison, Nathaniel Hawthrone, Ian McEwan, Edith Wharton, and, of course, Leo Tolstoy. Through the connections Nina made with books, her life changed profoundly. Today she reviews books on ReadAllDay and The New York Times. Reading, it turns out, can be the ultimate therapy.

23 жовтня 2014 р.

Стипендії від John Cabot University

Запрошуємо Вас на презентацію "Стипендії від John Cabot University", що відбудеться у суботу, 25 жовтня, о 10:00 в офісі Американських Рад з Міжнародної Oсвіти у м. Києві за адресою вул.Еспланадна, 20 (6 поверх).

Презентація буде присвячена наступним темам.

* Особливості Американської системи освіти;
* Особливості процесу подачі документів для студентів, що вступають після середньоїшколи та студентів, що переводяться з українських вузів;
* Підвищення кваліфікації, отримання другої вищої освіти і диплому
американського зразка для випускників українських вузів;
* Проведення наукової роботи для аспірантів у Римі.