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Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Party with FLEX Alumny

FLEX Alumny Mykola Artemenko 14’, Olena Kudinova 14’, and Maryna Tuzhanska organized the “Halloween party” project at Information Center "Window on America" on Halloween. They succeeded at making a nice holiday for Center's users with sharing American culture and practicing of Elnglish. They showed the mystery of the holiday, had games that helped us feel like children again. Welcome to experience other American traditions with us.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

An Art of Tapping

News from Vinnytsia WOA Center (Ukraine)
We learn an art of tapping.
Skype with Maggie H. (Chicago, Illinois).

A Discussion on 'Extraordinary Gifts'

English for users with an intermediate level starts this time with ice-breakers. It is a chance to be acquainted with each other. The participants told more about their dreams and wishes. A Discussion on Extraordinary Gifts followed a starting point. A turning point of the meeting was watching some fragments on a 2001 American biographical drama movie based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed from a screenplay written by Akiva Goldsman. It was inspired by a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-nominated 1998 book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar. We got to know about the life of the best natural code-breaker ("A Beautiful Mind").
At the end of the session attendees spoke more on a poem 'Life', interpreting it and making some grammar exercises.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Movie Clubs in November

Movie Clubs in November
November 2, 2014
November 9, 2014
November 16, 2014
November 23, 2014
November 30, 2014
Time: 4.30 pm
Where: at WOA Center.

November Schedule of Club's Activities

October 30, 2014
at 5.30 pm
Lisle K.
November 1, 2014
at 10.30 am
Mykola Artemenko, Olena Kudinova (FLEX)
November 6, 2014
at 5.30 pm
Matt Mozingo
November 8, 2014
at 5.30 pm
Sigita K.
November 13, 2014
at 5.30 pm
Sigita K.
November 15, 2014
at 10.30 am
Lisle K.
November 22, 2014
at 10.30 am
Lisle K.
November 29, 2014
at 10.30 am
Alex E.
November 20, 2014
at 5.30 pm
Pasha M.
November 27, 2014
at 5.30 pm
Sigita K.
November 4, 2014
At 5.45 pm
Kate S.

November 11, 2014
At 5.45 pm
Kate S.

November 18, 2014
At 5.45 pm
Kate S.

November 25, 2014
At 5.45 pm
Kate S.

November 5, 2014
at 5.00 pm
Diana G.
November 12, 2014
at 5.00 pm
Diana G.
November 19, 2014
At 5.00 pm
Diana G.
November 26, 2014
At 5.00 pm
Diana G.
English Club with Sara and Klara
November 3, 2014
At 5.30 pm
English Club with Sara and Klara
November 17, 2014
At 5.30 pm
FLEX Alumnus Mykola A. and alumna Olena K. invite everyone for Halloween party.
When: November 1, 2014 at 10.30 am.
Where: at WOA Center, Vinnytsia RUR Library named after K.A. Timiriazev.
You are invited for a Discussion with Lisle Kauffman on 'Differences in Perspective between Ukrainians and Americans".
When: October 30, 2014 at 5.30 pm.
Where: at WOA Center, Vinnytsia RUR Library named after K.A. Timiriazev.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Books for Treats Day (October 31)

Books for Treats is a program that encourages you to give “gently read” children’s books at Halloween instead of candy.
Books feed children’s minds, while candy only feeds their cavities. Books encourage children to read, and parents to read with them and/or ask them about their books. Many children rarely receive books as gifts, so even gently read books are special treats.

United Nations Day

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. October 24 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

English Club with Alex Erwick

A Session on Tapping with Maggie H.

Monday October 27, 2014:
Where: English Club in Vinnytsia
Topic: Tapping to Acknowledge and to Increase Abundance
When: 1730 to 1900 (GMT +3) or 9:30 to 11:00 (GMT -6)
How: Skype name "ohanamaggie" with Maggie H. at WOA Library with our Yulia K. facilitating:
Use tapping to see what abundance you have now and use tapping of same Chinese acupuncture points to increase your potential for abundance while improving your outlook for health!
Yes, thank you, thank you, thank you, we have abundance already in many ways. We look at that abundance and then discuss our limiting beliefs that hold us back from more.
See you there!
Maggie H.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Творчий вечір та презентація поетичної збірки Милослави Черній

Дискусія про пoдoрожі з волонтеркою ЄС, Зігітою К.

Сьогодні на обговорення теми про подорожі, можливості подорожувати зібралося чимало бажаючих. Лідером дискусії стала волонтерка ЄС Зігіта K.

Bright English with Diana G.

The club was dedicated to the ways of greeting people in different countries. Everyone knows that the customs of greeting someone are often different from country to country, and unfamiliar customs can sometimes be confusing. Travelers, especially when in unfamiliar cultures, almost need to know what different gestures mean just to make sure not to offend someone when meeting and greeting. The second part was devoted to grammar( Reported Speech). If you are interested in learning new information about other countries or just want to spend time with pleasure, then you’re welcome to our club on Wednesdays! The next our activity will be held on November 5, 2014 at 5 pm.


Звітна конференція проекту "Рівні можливості: журналістика для всіх"

22 жовтня 2014 р. в Центрі "Вікно в Америку" (Вінницька ОУНБ ім. К.А. Тімірязєва) відбулась звітна конференція проекту "Рівні можливості: журналістика для всіх". Учасники проекту отримали сертифікати. Протягом липня-жовтня 2014 р. ГО "Гармонія" в партнерстві з медіа корпорацією "RIA", Інформаційним Центром "Вікно в Америку", Вінницьким міжрегіональним центром професійної реабілітації інвалідів "Поділля" реалізували проект "Рівні можливості: журналістика для всіх". Метою проекту є підвищення рівня соціально-трудової інтегрованості людей з інвалідністю шляхом залучення їх до журналістської діяльності. Основний етап містив у собі проведення ряду заходів (інформаційні зустрічі, семінари, практичні заняття та вебінари).На підсумковому етапі організатори та партнери підвели підсумки проекту, виготовили та поширили відеоролік, видали методичний посібник з основ жірналістики для людей з інвалідністю, провели звітну конференцію та пролобіювали серед медіа Вінницької області можливість працевлаштування найздібніших учасників.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

You are Invited for a Movie Night

You are invited for Movie Night with Olga M. 

When: October 26, 2014 at 3 pm. 

Where: at WOA Center, Vinnytsia PL named after K.A. Timiriazev

You will enjoy watching one of the best American drama movies. When one guy begins his seventh grade, his social teacher gives the class an assignment to think of an idea to change our world and put it into action. A special plan was created. Be sure, this idea can influence your life too! We’re planning a discussion after watching!

Tapping to Lessen Guilt

October 20, 2014: Tapping to Lessen Guilt:

Today we tapped with friends in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Our topic was guilt and its many forms.

We all have a potential for feeling guilt. Guilt may be for an actual wrong we have done. Guilt may also be for a perceived wrong done to someone else. Or, guilt may be felt for a wrong someone had done to us, yet we feel the guilt and a sense of responsibility

Other words we talked about to define that sense of guilt are:


We tapped on family guilt:

“Even though I cannot be there all the time for my parents, I deeply and completely accept myself and my feelings of guilt.”

We understood that tapping may lead to solutions. We talked about he generalization effect, that helps you tap on your own problem with group focused on someone's different problem.

Question: Is tapping better than just thinking about solutions?

I believe tapping relaxes you more. Once you are relaxed, more answers/solutions often come into your mind. Also, tapping leads to reframes of problems. You see from a more developed and open view.

Question: What about when another has treated you badly by saying negative words about you, and you feel also guilty about that treatment? Let's ask more questions of those negative words:
Is it true?
Is only part of it true?
What can you do to improve situation, if part of it is true?
Do you understand you may also choose to leave it be? You may choose to not respond in any way. Your own behavior and reputation speaks for itself.

Tapping is a personal and spiritual development tool. You will often find solutions and also reframe a problem and see the problem in a much broader view. In addition, with relationships, you may just start to see that YOU ARE THE OTHER PERSON. We are all connected.
Suggestion: Try tapping morning and night for just one week. I suggest once in the morning at wake up, and I also suggest once in the evening at bed time. Then review and scan your body. Tell me how you are feeling.
All the best,
Maggie H.

До Центру завітали студенти Національного медичного університету

20 жовтня 2014 р. до Інформаційно-ресурсного центру "Вікно в Америку" завітали студенти першого курсу Вінницького національного медичного університету з метою більше дізнатись про послуги та медичну літературу. Нові користувачі Центру зацікавились клубами спілкування та можливістю проглядати кінострічки

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Візит аташе з питань культури до Вінницького Центру "Вікно в Америку"

16 жовтня 2014 р. Інформаційний Центр "Вікно в Америку", що діє при Вінницькій ОУНБ ім. К.А. Тімірязєва, відвідала Шеріл Бистрянські, аташе з питань культури, Посольство США в Україні. Шеріл Б. разом з представниками Агентствa США з міжнародного розвитку USAID взяла участь в обговоренні Presidential Election Campaign 2014. Viewpoint of the Voters, висловивши свої думки та побажання. Початком зустрічі стала презентація бібліотечних послуг директором Бібліотеки Наталією Морозовою, яка розповіла про інновації у бібліотеці, зміни та виклики.

Було представлено дитячий майданчик для наймолодших користувачів, які відвідують відділ разом з батьками; міжсходовий підйомник та його функціонування; змінений, близький до потреб користувача дизайн Центру та осучаснення послуг, роботу Клубу спілкування; книги про бібліотеку та корпоративний дизайн Центру Вікно в Америку. 

Лідером дискусії стала представник ГО "Форум", випускниця програми Fulbright Софія Мельник, яка ознайомила з правами виборців, з партіями, які будуть представлені на парламентських виборах 2014 р., можливих порушеннях прав.

 Sheryl Bistriansky at Vinnytsia WOA Center, 
Sophia Melnyk, Fulbright alumna

Tapping to Lessen GUILT and feelings of SHAME

Monday October 20, 2014:

Where: English Club in Vinnytsia, Ukraine

Topic: Tapping to Lessen GUILT and feelings of SHAME

When: 1730 to 1900 (GMT +3) or 9:30 to 11:00 (GMT -6)

How: Skype the name "ohanamaggie" with Maggie H. at WOA Library with our Yulia K. facilitating:
Use tapping to lessen or possibly remove entirely your feelings of guilt. Guilt may also be called regret or responsibiity or even shame or embarassment.

When guilt lingers for a long time, that feeling of continued self-reproach can cause blockages in your energetic system. Open up your energy system by tapping--feel better and feel yourself work and play once more at 100%!

Guilt is often resolved by words, saying sincerely "I am sorry" often frees you from that sense of failure or shame. What if you had asked for forgiveness, or, the person you offended is now deceased, and you continue to feel a sense of guilt?

Learn tapping skills to lessen your cortisol level after this energy blockage from guilt is opened up with tapping.

We see you there!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bright English with Diana G. 
A Discussion on '7 Natural Wonders'. 
When: October 15, 2014 at 5.30 pm. 
Where: at WOA Center, Vinnytsia Public Library named after K.A. Timiriazev.

New Volunteers at Window on America Center.
You are welcome for their first presentation.
When: on October 18, 2014 at 10.30 am.
Where: at WOA Center, Vinnytsia Public Library named after K.A. Timiriazev.

You are invited:
A Special Guest on a Discussion at Vinnytsia WOA Center: 
Sheril Bystrianski, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
When: on October 16, 2014 at 5.20 pm.
Where: at Window on America Center, Vinnytsia Public Library named after K.A. Timiriazev.