The U.S. Embassy’s American Cultural Center (ACC) this week donated periodical materials to Namibian libraries and institutions to promote reading, assist learners in their school projects, and support research. Donated materials include Time magazine, The New Yorker, Kids Discovery, African Business, Forbes, and Popular Science. The entire 2016 collection of more than 30 titles was handed over to the following places:
- Nathanael Maxwilili CLDC & Community Library
- Library of Parliament
- Rössing Foundation Library in Katutura
- Windhoek Public Library
- Greenwell Matongo Community Library in Katutura
- The Media Studies Department, at the Namibia University of Science and Technology
- The Namibian Newspaper
With a collection of non-fiction, fiction, English teaching, and reference books, the ACC stocks educational materials intended to meet the needs of Namibian government officials, journalists, researchers, scholars, and others with a professional level of interest in the United States.
In addition, the ACC offers cultural, educational, and informational resources covering both American history and current issues of global importance. A large DVD collection on arts, culture, history, geography, science, and technology is available. The ACC also provides free basic internet and social media training to interested groups or organizations. For more information on this program, please contact the ACC staff at IRCWindhoek@state.gov
Membership is free and open to persons 16 years and older. To apply, bring your I.D. or passport and two recent passport photographs. For non-Namibians: proof of Permanent Residence/Study or Employment Permit is required, valid for 8 – 12 months. The ACC is located on the third floor of the Sanlam Building at the corner of Independence and Fidel Castro. ACC Hours are on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 8h00 – 17h00, Wednesday: Closed, Friday: 8h00 – 12h00.