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.