• Three men in a boat (to say nothing of the fame)

    21.05.2019 06:52 (for.blog.lib.kherson.ua)

    At the end of the XIXth century, river trips were in fashion in England. Therefore, Jerome K. Jerome, an English writer, suggested to the editor of the magazine “Home Evangelist” the guidebook idea “The History of Thames”. The author assured in the preface that the characters ...

  • Top-10 interesting places in Kherson

    20.05.2019 12:06 (for.blog.lib.kherson.ua)

    The secrets of Kherson masons, Ochakiv Gate of the Kherson Fortress, the true blue whale skeleton, and many other things could be seen in the ranking of the top-10 most interesting places for tourists in Kherson. On May 19, guests of the English speaking club in Window on America Kherson discussed what ...

  • Training to print on a 3D-printer

    19.05.2019 10:50 (for.blog.lib.kherson.ua)

    The workshop of 3D-printing took place in the Kherson Window on America. Visitors found out who and when created a 3D printer the first. The development of this equipment continues today. Our guests were prepared and already had some idea of the main working materials, but it was interesting to ...

  • Do You Have an Alibi?

    13.05.2019 08:20 (for.blog.lib.kherson.ua)

    How long should it take for police to arrive? The average U. S. police response time is 7 minutes. Most American municipalities have their own police departments. Those powers are typically used only in cases where the law has been violated and a suspect must be identified and apprehended. Most obvious ...

  • Was American captain John Paul Jones a Ukrainian Cossack?

    07.05.2019 07:38 (for.blog.lib.kherson.ua)

    American captain John Paul Jones, one of the founding fathers of the US Navy, was accepted (maybe) into the Cossacks, but this was not confirmed by historical documents. On April 23rd, 1788, John Paul Jones received the rank of Rear-Admiral from Catherine II under the name Pavel Jones. He arrived in ...

  • All about American Presidents

    06.05.2019 08:20 (for.blog.lib.kherson.ua)

    Some interesting facts about the US presidents were discussed on May, 5. e.g. The United States' third president Thomas Jefferson spoke four languages and learned to read Latin, Greek, Italian, Spanish and French. And, James Garfield was allegedly able to write with both hands at the same time — ...

  • Do you speak Shakespeare's Language?

    29.04.2019 08:57 (for.blog.lib.kherson.ua)

    English Language Day is observed annually on 23 April. The event was established by UN's Department of Public Information in 2010. 23 April was chosen because it is the date "traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare". That is why this week the ...

  • O. Henry. From Greensboro to New York

    29.04.2019 07:06 (for.blog.lib.kherson.ua)

    Debate runs about the origin of this pen name. When William was asked «What does ‘O’ stand for? ». He replied «O stands for Olivier, the French for Oliver. O is about the easiest letter written, and O it is.» Some of his stories were published under the name of Oliver ...

  • New laws and environmental problems

    23.04.2019 09:30 (for.blog.lib.kherson.ua)

    Kherson WOA’ s guests got acquainted with Delaware state in an unusual way. They watched a video, discussed dumb Delaware laws. E.g. If you go to the beach and want to change because there's sand in your suit, don't do it in your car OR a public restroom. It's illegal. On the 21st of ...

  • World Press Freedom Day

    21.04.2019 11:45 (for.blog.lib.kherson.ua)

    May 3rd marks the 26th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day. This year, the worldwide commemoration of the event will focus on the essential role that media plays in supporting elections and democracy, especially in the face of the increasing challenges of disinformation, declining trust in news media, ...


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