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!