Modern Marvels Week: Film Showing

High Tech Week ad jpgDuring this week ( 10-15 March) we will be showing documentaries about technologies, that changed our life. Come join us to learn more about the most exciting marvels of the world!


–  13:00 Lighthouses (vol. 13); Rubber (vol. 8)

  • 17:00 Space Shuttle Columbia and ET Tech (vol. 8)


– 13:00 Distilleries, Harvesting, Candy (vol. 10)

– 17:00 Technology for Military Service: The Manhattan Project, D-Day Tech, Bullets (vol. 7)


– 13:00 All about bridges: Bridges from Ancient Aqueducts to Modern Overseas Highways (vol. 12 Bridges, vol. 13 The World’s Longest Bridge, vol. 14 Overseas Highway)

– 16:00 Most Famous Bridges of the World (vol. 12 New York Bridges, George Washington Bridge; vol. 14 The Mackinac Bridge; vol. 13 Chesapeake  Bay Bridge and Tunnel)


– 13:00 Racetrack Tech, The Autobahn, The F-14 (vol. 6)

– 17:00 Engineering Masterpieces of the World: The Sears Tower, The Chrysler Building, Twin Towers of the East (vol. 11)



– 12:00 Quarries (vol. 14); Candy (vol. 10); Rubber (vol. 8)

– 15:00 James Bond Gadgets, Bathroom Tech (vol. 9)



– 12:00 How We Got to Know: Clean; Time; Glass

– 15:00 How We Got to Know: Light, Cold, Sound

Toastmasters/Public Speaking Club

toastmastersJoin us on  Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. for  WorldSurfers Toastmasters Club! This club is a structured club to help members learn better public speaking and presentation skills, and is a registered part of the International Toastmasters Club. This club does have its own six-month membership fee, which is collected and used exclusively by Toastmasters International (and not by American Center or the All-Russia Library for Foreign Literature). First meeting open to all.

Conversation Café

UntitledPlease join us for Conversation Café with U.S. Embassy officers. This is a popular program where patrons can learn about officers’ life and work in the USA, and have a conversation with them.  It will take place on Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m.

International Women’s Week: Film Showing

great womenWe begin showing films in our reading hall twice a day. Join us on Wednesday, March 4 at 1 p.m. to watch the film “One Woman, One Vote” (2005, 106 min.). It is about the 72-year struggle for women’s suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. The film “Isadora Duncan, Movement from the Soul” (2006, 58 min.)will be demonstrated at 5:30 p.m. It traces the life and artistic development of Isadora Duncan, often called the mother of modern dance.

Webinar Franchising Basics

franchise-financingIf buying an existing business doesn’t sound right for you, but starting from scratch sounds a bit intimidating, you could be suited for franchise ownership. What is a franchise–and how do you know if you’re right for one? Come to our Center on Monday, March 2nd at 3:30 p.m. and join this 2-hour webinar led by the panel of CEOs of U.S. businesses!

Literature Club

true gritJoin us on Saturday, February 28 at 11 a.m. for our Literature Club. It will be devoted to “True Grit” by Charles Portis. It was written in 1968. The novel is told from the perspective of a woman named Mattie Ross who recounts the time when she was 14 years old and sought retribution for the murder of her father by a scoundrel named Tom Chaney.