Books Are Still Cool!

Hello all avid readers. March is Women’s History Month and hence, we have chosen a Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by America’s first female recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth!!! This is our guest speaker’s favorite book of all time and he is ready to share his insights and its importance with you. Guest

Books Are Still Cool

Hello all avid readers. Hello all avid readers. Isn’t this the perfect weather for cozying up with a good book? November’s book was chosen by Member of the Saeima Atis Lejiņš who will also be our guest speaker. An adventurous person who twice travelled to Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion to seek out captured Latvian soldiers who were forced to

Books Are Still Cool

Hello all avid readers. We are back with one book for this Olympic summer!!! What at first seemed like an ideal location, Rio, is now beset with troubles and controversy. We thought an appropriate book would take a look back at another Olympiad beset with controversy; hence, this summer’s book is Nazi Games – The Olympics of 1936. To help

Books Are Still Cool

Hello avid readers. It’s November and once again it’s time to focus on entrepreneurship. During November the U.S. State Department celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week and our Embassy is organizing a host of activities including our monthly book club. This month’s award winning book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey is

Calling All Tech Entrepreneurs!

Are you a recent entrepreneur, or looking to take your business beyond Latvia? In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the U.S. Embassy will hold our second-ever Entrepreneurship Seminar on Wednesday, November 4. We plan to bring together top local and U.S. businesspeople and thinkers on entrepreneurship and innovation for a half-day event for promising Latvian entrepreneurs drawn from local small

Books Are Still Cool!

Hello all avid readers. For the summer book and in celebration of EuroPride presently taking place in Riga, we have chosen The Price of Salt by renowned American psychological thriller author Patricia Highsmith. The post-reading discussion guest will be Rita Ruduša, a seasoned Latvian journalist, author of Forced Underground, a book about the lives of homosexuals in Soviet Latvia, who

Books Are Still Cool!

Hello all avid readers. For the month to March, which is Women’s History Month, we have the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning biography on offer –Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, written by the multiple awards winning author of The Peabody Sisters, this book “Delivers a lovely and bumpy coming-of-age story, one of the best such stories nineteenth-century America has to

Books Are Still Cool!

Hello all avid readers. We have a fantastic book on offer for February, which is also Black History Month.Death of a King – New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King’s life, revealing the minister’s trials and tribulations. The post-reading discussion will be hosted by Assistant Professor Lauren Monsein Rhodes who

Books Are Still Cool!

Hello all avid readers. We have a great books for January – BUSTED – A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, by Pulitzer Prize winners Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker. Lisa Scottline wrote of the book, “Busted reads like a turbocharged thriller, and the more compelling because it’s true.” We had hoped to get this

Books Are Still Cool!

Hello avid readers. It’s November and once again it’s time to focus on entrepreneurship. During November the U.S. State Department celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week and our Embassy is organizing a host of activities including our monthly book club. This month’s award winning book, Big Bang Disruption – Business Survival in the Age of Constant Innovation, is a timely piece “that

Calling All Entrepreneurs!

CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS! October 28, 2014 Are you a recent entrepreneur, or looking to take your business beyond Latvia? In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the U.S. Embassy will become a “business incubator for a day” and host an Entrepreneurship Seminar on Thursday, November 13. Top local and U.S. businesspeople and thinkers on entrepreneurship and innovation will lead a full-day

Books Are Still Cool!

Hello avid readers and this month also – lovers of good food! May’s book is the bestselling memoir by the New York a chef Marcus Samuelsson – Yes, Chef. If that doesn’t fill your plate, Riga’s own American-Latvian chef Kārlis Celms, and San Francisco’s Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts graduate, will host the discussion at his restaurant Tvaiks

Books Are Still Cool!

This month, we invite you, our social media followers, to take part in our monthly American reading experience BOOKS ARE STILL COOL! We have read some very interesting books in 2013, and many interesting books, including best sellers have been ordered up for 2014, so don’t be shy and sign up. This month’s book will allow its reader to travel

Books Are Still Cool!

Hello avid readers. For February, which is also Black History Month, Books Are Still Cool took a road trip to Daugavpils where we read Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize winning Beloved. Our special guest and major fan of the book, George Steel e gave the reading group in Daugavpils deep insights into African-American culture. For March, Women’s History Month, Books Are

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