вторник, 29 мая 2012 г.

Welcome to Window on America Center!

For the first time Window on America Center was visited by the high school students from school № 25. They got information about books, movies, about events, clubs and programs. They found out about our coming events and meetings with the Americans, many of them expressed a wish to come here again. In summer we invited them to come to the library to look their favorite cartoons, to read books and magazines, and certainly to play. Our guests had the opportunity to learn about and work with the iPads and Kindle.

четверг, 24 мая 2012 г.

Eurasia EducationUSA Fair Circuit 2012

< The Eurasia EducationUSA Fair is a recruitment circuit organized by the EducationUSA Advising Centers in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine – all affiliated with the U.S. Department of State and committed to promoting higher education in the U.S. We have organized and participated in international fairs for many years. We encourage you to take part in a unique recruiting opportunity that will give your institution maximum exposure to highly qualified Eurasian students interested in pursuing studies in the U.S. The Eurasia EducationUSA Fair Circuit 2012 webpage is now available! http://www.educationusa.info/conferences/fairs/eurasia/

вторник, 8 мая 2012 г.

Domestic violence

Welcome to English-Speaking Club. Last month we had a variety of topics discussed: 3.04 The use of minerals 11,18.04 Joint Water Project with Conversation Circle 24.04 Domestic violence. Today we have discussed the problem of domestic violence both in the USA and Ukraine. Domestic violence is a serious social problem. Domestic violence takes many forms and can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. Nearly half of Ukrainian population suffered from domestic violence in their lives, and 30% were subjected to violence in their childhood age. Women more often suffer from domestic violence in their adult life, while men – in their childhood. In the USA domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.

пятница, 4 мая 2012 г.

Conversation Circle Summer Schedule

There will be seven meetings of the Conversation Circle this summer! Hope to see you there! MAY: Wednesday, May 2nd: Picnic on the library lawn Wednesday, May 9th: Picnic on the library lawn JUNE: Wednesday, June 6th Wednesday, June 20th JULY: Wednesday, July 11th Wednesday, July 18th AUGUST: Wednesday, August 1st SEPTEMBER: Weekly meetings resume beginning Wednesday, September 5th.

четверг, 3 мая 2012 г.

Conversation Circle

Our meetings in April were devoted to water project. We discussed the importance of water in our lives as well as the impact humans have on our water supply. We learned about the finite nature of the water cycle through a demonstration. It was really effective in showing how little water we really have on our planet, and why it's so important. We learned some specific words related to water pollution, and read a few texts relating to the effects these pollutants have on drinking water and our bodies. We then pretended to test a water sample and made graphs to determine which pollutants were dominant in the sample. We discussed the reasons as to the sources of these pollutants. After this we made predictions about the pollutants we might find when we test our own water, and why. Next week we tested the water and recorded our results and the third phase of our water project, which were the river cleanup and music festival.