19 May, 2016

Gabfest Celebrates Vyshyvanka Day

Gabfest Club activists took part in the DOUNB Library’s events to observe the Vyshyvanka Day.
Vyshyvanka is the colloquial name for the embroidered shirt in Ukrainian national costume. It is used as a talisman to protect the person wearing it and to tell a story. Embroidery was used in vulnerable places on the garment where evil spirits could potentially enter the body: along the neckline, cuffs, shoulders, back and hem.
Vyshyvanka Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of May. It is intended to unite all Ukrainians over the world, regardless of religion, language they speak or their place of residence. It is a flash mob holiday, which is not attached to any public holiday or feast day. On this day many Ukrainians wear vyshyvankas to demonstrate adherence to the idea of national identity and unity and to show their patriotism.
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 Library Science students at WOA Dnipropetrovsk.
This afternoon a big group of Library Science students visited WOA. The 1st and 2nd year students study at the Dnipropatrovsk College for Art and Culture.
The group was offered video presentation of the WOA Center and the promotional film for UkraineSpeaking project.
A short Q&A session followed as the future librarians enquired about the peculiarities of modern library work and the skills needed.
Participants 14 students+ 1 lecturer.

FOREIGN STUDENTS at WOA Dnipropetrovsk.
A group of foreign students visited WOA Dnipropetrovsk during their DOUNB Library Tour.
They have been briefed on the mission of the WOA Center, its collections of books and CDs, about popular activities for improving the English language skills.
As the students from Asian and African students study local language in Dnipropetrovsk they notice how quickly deteriorate their English language skills because they do not use them a lot.
We hope to see some of today’s visitors during our language activities. This will help the students to keep they English skills from “rusting”.
Participants number - 7 students +2 lecturers

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