November 28, 2012

AMERICAN CORNER vă recomandă

Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:

1) Ami Pirnie - Lesser creatures
Convinced she is the target of animal-rights activists after her car is blown up, journalist Sue Bennett begins her own hunt for the bombers. As more blasts, more deaths follow, Sue's investigations lead her to a known supplier of Semtex to terrorists. And now Special Branch is interested in her work. But their surveillance doesn't prevent her kidnap, and Sue's ordeal is only just beginning.

2) Carolyn Parkhurst - The dogs of Babel

Paul Iverson's Life Changes in an instant. He returns home one day to find that his wife, Lexy, has died under strange circumstances. The only witness was their dog, Lorelei, whose anguished barking brought help to the scene-but too late. In the days and weeks that follow, Paul begins to notice strange "clues" in their home: books rearranged on their shelves, a mysterious phone call, and other suggestions that nothing about Lexy's last afternoon was quite what it seemed. Reeling from grief, Paul is determined to decipher this evidence and unlock the mystery of her death. But he can't do it alone; he needs Lorelei's help. A linguist by training, Paul embarks on an impossible endeavor: a series of experiments designed to teach Lorelei to communicate what she knows. Perhaps behind her wise and earnest eyes lies the key to what really happened to the woman he loved. As Paul's investigation leads him in unexpected and even perilous directions, he revisits the pivotal moments of his life with Lexy, the brilliant, enigmatic woman whose sparkling passion for life and dark, troubled past he embraced equally.

3) Tom Perrotta - Little children
A group of young suburban parents, including a stay-at-home dad, a former feminist, and an over-structured mom, finds its sleepy existence shattered when a convicted child molester moves back into town and two of the parents have an affair.

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November 21, 2012

2013 Summer Associates Program
Mortenson Center for International Library Programs
May 30 – June 25, 2013

The Mortenson Center Associates Program continues in Summer 2013 with the theme, Tools for the 21st Century Librarian. The Program will offer library and information science professionals from outside the United States an opportunity to explore current issues and trends in the field and to engage with librarians on the cutting-edge.

Tools for the 21st Century Librarian will engage participants in learning about novel and innovative practices and services in areas such as:
·         Management, Leadership, and Communication
·         Digital and Print Collections
·         Information Technology
·         Fundraising, Marketing, and Advocacy
·         Professional Networking

Applications for the 2013 Summer Associates Program are due on December 1, 2012.

Applicants will be notified regarding selection in early February 2013. Acceptance into the program depends on whether the applicant meets the selection criteria, and the availability of space in the program.

Participants will stay on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in dormitory-style suites: a private bedroom with shared bathroom. While out of town, participants will share a hotel room with their suitemate.

The Program cost of $4,500 covers housing, meals, local transportation, program costs and medical insurance. A cost estimate of the 2013 program is available on the Mortenson Center website.

In addition:
·         Participants are responsible for purchasing airfare to and from Champaign, IL. Willard Airport services the east central Illinois area. Make sure to fly all the way to Champaign when making travel arrangements.
·         Participants who arrive early or stay past the program dates will be responsible for additional housing costs.

Program Highlights:
·         Seminars and Workshops which provide an overview of current trends in the field. Library experts will be invited to share their perspectives, offer expertise, and foster conversations on the themes of communication and leadership.
·         Tours to a variety of libraries, including academic, public, and school libraries. We may also visit the American Library Association headquarters in Chicago, Illinois and other sites of interest.
·         Small group projects will allow Mortenson Associates to engage in program content and explore topics with greater depth.
·         Networking with dynamic group of international colleagues.
·         Each participant will receive a Certificate of Program Participation upon completion.
·         Scheduling to allow participants to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Library Association (ALA), if they wish. (Arrangements and registration for the conference must be made separately and are not included in program costs.) The 2013 Annual Meeting will be in Chicago, Illinois.

Program Dates:
·         Participants should plan to arrive in Champaign, Illinois no earlier than May 28 or 29, 2013. Program activities will begin on May 30, 2013.
·         The last day of the program will be June 25, 2013. Participants should plan to depart on June 26, 2013.

Application Requirements:
·         Application must be submitted in English along with supporting documentation in order to be considered.
·         Applicants must secure adequate funding to support a stay at the Mortenson Center in order to be accepted into the program.
·         Participants should be fluent in conversational English and possess a reading knowledge of English. This program is delivered in English only.

For more information or to download an application, please visit the Mortenson Center website:


O lecție de limba engleză la American Corner

Astăzi, 21 noiembrie 2012, elevii clasei a II-a a Școlii Generale din Tăuții de Sus au participat la o lecție specială de limba engleză. A fost specială pentru ei deoarece nu s-a ținut în sala lor de clasă ci la secția American Corner a Bibliotecii Județene ”Petre Dulfu” Baia Mare. 

La această oră de limba engleză au învățat despre părțile corpului omenesc, au lucrat în grupuri, au jucat mimă – pentru a repeta noțiunile pe care le-au învățat. Lecția a fost una interactivă și datorită materialelor folosite de profesoara de limba engleză Nicoleta Kerekeș - film de desene animate, cartonașe personalizate, jucării de pluș.

Cei mici au fost foarte cuminți și au participat activ la oră, plecând de la bibliotecă cu dorința de a reveni cât mai curând.


November 19, 2012

AMERICAN CORNER vă recomandă

Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
1) Tony Romano - When the world was young
Angela Rosa devotes her adult life to caring for her family, including her husband Agostino, who runs a corner tavern and cheats on his wife, her son Santo, who agonizes over becoming like his father, and her daughter Victoria, who sneaks out to meet boys and smoke.
2) Alisa Kwitney - The dominant blonde

Blond and a size ten for the first time in her life, Lydia may actually have gotten this love thing right this time. Or not. After a run of bad career and dating decisions, Lydia Gold is ready for a vacation from her life. So what if the Caribbean resort's a little shabby and the boyfriend's not the lover of her dreams.
3) Karen Robards - Irresistible
Distressed when her wealthy and aristocratic new husband turns out to be a dissolute wastrel, Claire Banning vows to make the best of her life, until a near-fatal accident and the dashing Hugh Battancourt change everything.
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