On Saturday, February 28 and on Sunday, March 1 our Center is hosting a Toastmasters Public Speaking Club CONFERENCE! We expect over 100 participants at this closed event on both days. However, we will still be open and you will be able to check out materials, use our internet stations and tables. We apologize for the noise!
Join 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.
Join us on Friday, February 27 at 6 p.m. to watch the film “Angel Azul” and at 7 p.m. for a lecture “Innovate Art in the Environment”. This event will be conducted by Marcy Cravat – award-winning filmmaker who will speak about her career and highlight her film “Angel Azul”(2014) – a documentary about an artist who uses his art to create artificial coral reefs to save the ecosystem.
Join us on Wednesday, February 25 at 6 p.m. for a lecture and film “Freedom Summer: Black History Month”. It will be conducted by Daniel Cisek from U.S. Embassy in Moscow. February is celebrated as Black History Month in the USA. You can watch and discuss the film “Freedom Summer” (113 min., 2013).
Join us on Wednesday, February 25 at 4 p.m. for a webinar ” Shaping the Way We Teach English”. It will be devoted to Content and Language Integrated Teaching by Heidi Howland. This is a series of professional development seminars moderated by John Kotnarowski, English Language Fellow.
Join us on Tuesday, February 24 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.
On Thursday, February 19 we are open at 12 p.m.
How do you hire the right team to help bring your startup into the world? On Thursday, February 19 at 3 p.m. join host Ovidu Bujorean of CDRF Global as he is joined by John Burke, Founder of True Ventures; Rabia Garib, Chief Wrapper at ToffeeTV.com; and Audi Rakow Lawyer for Startups like Orrick. This panel will discuss how to create your dream start up team and what to look for when hiring top talent using personal experiences. The panel will take questions from you, the live viewing audience, so come get your questions answered and begin your start up today!
Join us on Wednesday, February 18 at 7 p.m. for a lecture “The Art of Grandma Moses”. It is devoted to one of the America’s beloved painters. The lecture will be conducted by Elaine Wilson – the co-founder of the SAAS Marina in Moscow, and formerly Executive Director of the Susquehanna Art Museum in Pennsylvania.