Thursday, December 22, 2011


Happy Holidays! We're closed from December 23rd until January 8th.

See you on Monday January 9, 2012 from 4-8 p.m.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Carol of the Bells



On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Associazione Italo Americana had some special guests from the Frontier Bible College of Wyoming. They delighted our classes with their Christmas carols! Listen to the Carol of the Bells.



Happy Holidays!

Our office will be closed from December 23rd until January 8th. See you again in 2012!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friday Documentary - December 16, 2011





Our last documentary before the Christmas vacation.

Friday, December 16, 2011 6 p.m.

American Corner Trieste - Via Roma 15 Trieste

Open to the Public

Walt Disney World takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the ingenious technology and incredible engineering feats that went into building the 27000 acre complex. 100 minutes

Friday, December 9, 2011

Adult Coffee Hour and Cookie Exchange



Thursday is Adult Coffee Break Time. If you are a baker... warm up your oven! It is also Cookie Exchange Day.

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 10-noon
American Corner Trieste - via Roma 15 - Trieste
Adult Coffee Break is our monthly appointment to catch up on some clever English conversation. Coffee Break is always OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. If would like a cup of coffee, it costs just €0.50.
Cookie Exchange is an American tradition. You bake 6 dozen cookies and individually wrap them 1 dozen per package. You go home with a mixture of 6 dozen cookies made by our other bakers. This is a fun way to get a variety of cookies without all the work of baking 6 dozen different types.
See you Thursday!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Made For Each Other - Monday, December 12, 2011, 8:30 p.m.


Made for Each Other continues.
What fun and what a crowd for Glee! Thank you Leonardo and Kyle Scott, Consul General US Consulate Milan.

This week's show is FAME - the original 1980 version - winner of 2 Oscars.

Monday, December 12, 2011, 8:30 p.m.
Cappella Underground, Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi 3 - Trieste

Leonardo Buonomo, Professor of American Studies, and American TV / Movie lover will give us some American Pop Culture to the max. His Comparative TV / Movie discussion follows the film. Last week we projected Glee.

Bring your membership card. Not a member yet? No problem... become a member either in the Association (Monday to Friday 4-8 and Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10-12) or at the Cappella Underground before the show.

Membership is Euro 25 for Students, Teachers, Over 65 and Euro 35 for all the rest of us. Members also can attend the American Cinema Series at the Ariston, use our library, participate in our activities. What a great deal! What a great (and inexpensive) gift for your children, grandchildren, friends, spouse, mom.

Here is the complete listing of the upcoming Made For Each Other shows (back in January)

Monday , January 16, 2012: Family (TV series), winner of 4 Emmy awards
Monday, January 23, 2012: Ordinary People (1980), dir. Robert Redford, winner of 4 Oscars

Monday, February 6, 2012: Bewitched (TV series), winner of 3 Emmy awards
Monday, February 13, 2012: I Married a Witch (1942), dir. René Clair, nominated for 1 Oscar

Monday,February 27, 2012: Thirtysomething (TV series), winner of 13 Emmy awards
Monday, March 5, 2012: The Big Chill (1983), dir. Lawrence Kasdan, nominated for 3 Oscars

Monday, March 19, 2012: Seinfeld (TV series), winner of 10 Emmy awards
Monday, March 26, 2012: Annie Hall (1977), dir. Woody Allen, winner of 4 Oscars

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Kyle Scott, US Consul General of Milan visits AIA FVG- American Corner Trieste



Yesterday, December 5, 2011, we had a very special guest in our office.

Kyle Scott, US Consul General of the Milan Consulate, paid us a special visit to see our Library and meet our Volunteers and some of our Board Members. Mr. Scott was accompanied by Robert Palladino, Public Affairs Officer of the Milan Consulate and Simonetta Romagnolo.

Here are more photos of his visit.

The Consul General also welcomed the public at our Made for Each Other Series at the Cappella Underground.

Thank you! You rock (as some of our board members say)! We hope to welcome you back to Trieste soon!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Friday Documentary


Thomas A. Edison, Father of Invention

Friday, December 9, 2011, 6 p.m.

At American Corner Trieste - via Roma 15, 34132 Trieste

Without the success of his innovative and groundbreaking inventions, modern-day life as we know it would be wholly unimaginable.

His inventions included the light bulb, phonograph, movie camera amd literally transformed the way the world functioned. Learn the behind the scenes stories of his life and his 1,093 patents. (50 min.)

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cookie Fest, Santa and American Cookie School

Cookie Fest, Santa Claus and American Cookie School! Click here to see all the photos.


Thanks to everybody for a great time. Extra special thanks go to Santa for paying us a special visit to to Pamela, our American super chef for her excellent cookie demonstrations.


The cookies that you all brought were fantastic. Next year we'll enroll more of you for demonstrations!


Now that you have lots of new recipes, Ladies and gentleman....Warm up your ovens! The next Christmas event is our Cookie Exchange on Thursday, December 15th from 10-noon during our Adult Coffee Hour. Bring 6 dozen homemade cookies or candies (wrapped 1 dozen per package) and take home a mixture of 6 dozen cookies made by our other bakers! This traditional American exchange gives you the chance to have a nice variety of holiday cookies without having to make them all yourself.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thank You "Il Piccolo"

We had a fantastic article in Il Piccolo on Friday December 2, 2011 (page 38 and 39). Our Thanksgiving turkey was the star of the show!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Made for Each Other - December 5, 2011



Made for Each Other (fatto uno per l'altra) starts on Monday, December 5th, 8:30 p.m. at the Cappella Underground (now located at the Teatro Miela in Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi - Trieste) .

American Pop Culture to the max! Join us as Leonardo Buonomo, American Studies Professor and the President of AIA FVG, pairs American TV shows and Classic films on the same theme (in original version). Each show includes a comparative TV - film lecture as well! The first show of the series is the TV show GLEE. Follow the fun and drama of a high school glee club. The companion film the following week (December 12th) is FAME - the classic film from the 1980's.


FOR THIS FILM ONLY, YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER. Try it, You'll like it!

Your membership card is valid also for this series. Not a member yet? You can still become one! Come to our office Monday to Friday 4-8 p.m. or Tuesday and Thursday morning 10-noon. In addition, you can purchase your membership card at theater before showtime. Membership is: €25 for students, teachers and + 65 or €35 for regular memberships. Membership entitles you to attend our American Film Series at the Ariston, Made for Each Other at the Cappella Underground, use of our library (10,000 books, 1,000 DVD's, American Magazines) and our newsletter listing all of our monthly activities.

Here is the complete list:

Monday, December 5, 2011: Glee (TV series), winner of 4 Emmy awards

Monday, December 12, 2011: Fame (1980), dir. Alan Parker, winner of 2 Oscars


Monday , January 16, 2012: Family (TV series), winner of 4 Emmy awards

Monday, January 23, 2012: Ordinary People (1980), dir. Robert Redford, winner of 4 Oscars


Monday, February 6, 2012: Bewitched (TV series), winner of 3 Emmy awards

Monday, February 13, 2012: I Married a Witch (1942), dir. René Clair, nominated for 1 Oscar


Monday,February 27, 2012: Thirtysomething (TV series), winner of 13 Emmy awards

Monday, March 5, 2012: The Big Chill (1983), dir. Lawrence Kasdan, nominated for 3 Oscars


Monday, March 19, 2012: Seinfeld (TV series), winner of 10 Emmy awards

Monday, March 26, 2012: Annie Hall (1977), dir. Woody Allen, winner of 4 Oscars


Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Photos

Thank you for joining us for Thanksgiving! If you are American and couldn't make it, we hope that you enjoyed a celebration at home to keep up the tradition. P.S. enjoy the leftovers.
What a lovely evening.
Click here to see more photos.

Cookie Fest and Santa Visit













Cookie Fest and Santa Visit!

When: Friday, December 2, 2011 - 5-7 p.m.

Where: Associazione Italo Americana FVG/American Corner Trieste - Via Roma 15 -Trieste - tel: 040 63 03 01

Bring some holiday cheer and some Christmas cookies! Join us for this annual event. Open to the Public.

Please share your favorite holiday cookies with us .... and remember to share the recipe too!


Cookies --Cooking Demonstrations --Santa Visit--Photos with Santa --Activities for Kids








Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Winter's Bone at the Ariston - December 1st





The American Film Series in original version continues with:


Film: Winter's Bone

Where: Cinema Ariston, viale Romolo Gessi - Trieste

When: Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
Director: Debra Granik
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes and Garret Dillahunt

If you don't have your membership card yet, you can purchase it directly at the Cinema on film night or in the office. Remember that your card is also valid for the Made for Each Other Series that starts on December 5th with Glee at the Cappella Underground (Miela Theater) at 8:30 p.m.

OFFICE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

We will be open from 10-12 on Thursday but closed in the afternoon. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Friday Documentary -Dedicated to Thanksgiving



This week our Friday Documentary Series is dedicated to Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 25, 2011, 6:00 p.m.

American Corner Trieste - Via Roma 15 -Trieste


First Burt Wolf will explain Thanksgiving traditions from Williamsburg, Virginia in a perfect colonial setting: Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom, Thanksgiving


Then America's Test Kitchen will teach us how to prepare Turkey and Dressing.


Open to the Public! Happy Thanksgiving!



Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Reservation Deadline TODAY!

Dont forget that today is the last day to make your reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner at the Bottega del Vino.
Come by the office - Via Roma 15 - Trieste or call - 040 63 03 01 during office hours - (This afternoon from 4- 8 p.m.)

Don't get left out. We cannot accept any reservations after November 18th ... sorry.
The cost is: Euro 40 for adults and Euro 15 for children up to age 12.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Friday Documentary: True Whispers - November 18th, 6 p.m.



Friday Documentary: True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers

Date: Friday, November 18, 2011, 6:00 p.m.

Where: American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG

via Roma 15 - Trieste

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Exploring the personal and heartfelt story of the Navajo Code Talkers, this program tells the stories of the young Navajo men recruited from harsh government boarding schools into the Marines during World War II. From 1942-1945, the Code Talkers devised an unbreakable code in their native language and transmitted vital messages in the midst of combat against the Japanese.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Film: The Kids are All Right -Nov. 17th



30th American Film Series in Original Version

Film: The Kids are All Right

At: Cinema Ariston, via Romolo Gessi

When: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 14, 16, 18:30, 21


Starring: Annette Bening and Julianne Moore

Directed by: Lisa Cholodenko

The Kids Are All Right is an entertaining slice-of-life domestic drama about two kids who look up their sperm-donor father, causing cataclysmic changes in the family dynamic. Not a unique premise save that the parents of the kids happen to be lesbians.

You can purchase your membership either directly at the Ariston before the film or in the office in Via Roma 15.



Monday, November 7, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner, November 24, 2011



THANKSGIVING:
This traditional turkey dinner is a fundraiser for the Association. Spread the word. Seating is limited and must be reserved and paid for by November 18.
WHEN: November 24, 2011, 8:00p.m.
WHERE: Bottega del Vino, Courtyard of San Giusto Castle
Cost: Euro 40 for Adults and Euro 15 for children (up to 12 years old)
Reservations: Pass by the Association, make your reservation, pay, get your receipt.
DEADLINE: November 18

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
November 2011 NEWS

We LOVE November. Gobble gobble! The Association turns 50 (don’t we look young??) and Thanksgiving is coming up. Boy, do we have LOTS to be thankful for this year… Here’s what’s happening in November.

THANKSGIVING: This traditional turkey dinner is a fundraiser for the Association. Spread the word. Seating is limited and must be reserved and paid for by November 18.
November 24, 2011, 8:00p.m. Bottega del Vino, Courtyard of San Giusto Castle
Cost:
Euro 40 for Adults and Euro 15 for children (up to12 years old)
Reservations: Pass by the Association, make your reservation, pay, get your receipt.
DEADLINE: November 18

TGI THURSDAY – Adult Coffee Hour, Via Roma 15
November 10, 2011 10a.m.-noon
Have a cup of coffee and enjoy some English conversation. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

2ND Annual Saturday Game Day in the Library
November 12th , 4 – 7 p.m.
Something for all ages and styles…Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Candyland, Twister, Wii Sports and any other game you want to bring! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

FRIDAY DOCUMENTARY, Via Roma 15, 6 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Nov. 4th - Italians in America – Our Contribution
Nov. 11th – Proud to Serve – Men and Women of the US Army
Nov. 18th – True Whispers – The story of Navajo CodeTalkers
Nov. 25th – Burt Wolf – Taste of Freedom Thanksgiving plus America’s Test Kitchen – Turkey

AMERICAN FILM SERIES IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGE AT THE ARISTON CINEMA
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (2010) - Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 2:00p.m., 4:00p.m., 6:30p.m. and 9:00p.m.

Library News
We have just received our new books and DVD’s for the year. There is something for everyone: The Help, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Freedom and lots of children’s books. As we get things catalogued, they go on the shelves! DVD’s include Herbie the Love Bug, all of the movies from last year’s film series and much much more!

50th Anniversary News
We are proud to announce that the Association has received a generous grant from the US Government to support 50th anniversary associations including cooking classes and the America in Trieste walking tour, which will debut this month for Association volunteers and Robert Palladino, the US Consulate’s new Public Affairs Officer.

Upcoming events
Cookie Fest and Santa Visit– This event is on Friday, December 2nd from 5-7 p.m. Get ready!

SEE YOU AT YHE ASSOCIATION IN NOVEMBER!


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Via Roma 15, 34132 Trieste – 040 63 03 01 Hours: Monday-Friday 4-8pm and Tuesday, Thursday 10-12am

Thursday Coffee Time - Nov. 10, 2011 -10-noon

It's Thursday Coffee Time this week from 10-noon.
Join us in Via Roma 15 at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste for some clever conversation (in English naturally), a cup of coffee and a piece of cake.
Bring a friend...practice your English, or just come to speak English because you're a little homesick.
Open to the Public.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

International Game Day- Nov. 12, 2011, 4-7 p.m.



International Game Day in the Library

Saturday, November 12, 2011- 4- 7 p.m.


Join the American Corner Trieste Paolo Bearz Library for International Game Day in the Library. Via Roma 15 - Trieste


Over 1,700 libraries around the world are celebrating community and fun for all ages.

Get together a team and come on down: Scrabble, Scrabble Jr, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Battleship, Candyland, Twister, Wii Sport, Checkers, Chess, Puzzles. If there is a game that you like that's not on the list... bring it with you!

We've got something for all ages. Plus there are snacks and prizes.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday Documentary: November 4, 2011, 6 p.m.



Our immigration series continues at the American Corner Trieste in Via Roma 15 - Trieste at 6 p.m. with: Italians in America-Our Contribution


A look at the contributions that Italians have made to American culture and society. This film honors the accomplishments of Italians in America. Interviews with diverse celebrities such as Pat Cooper, Robert Loggia, Geraldine Ferraro, Jack Scalia, Tommy Lasorda , Joe Paterno and Gay Talese. 105 minutes
November Documentaries include:
VETERAN'S DAY 11/11/11 Proud to Serve-Men and Women of the US Army
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH 18/11/11 True Whispers-The story of the Navajo code talkers.
THANKSGIVING 25/11/11 Burt Wolf:Taste of Freedom "Thanksgiving" and America's Test Kitchen - Thanksgiving Turkey

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Friday Documentary - Nov. 11, 2011, 6 pm



In honor of Veterans Day, the American Corner Trieste will project: Proud to Serve: A salute the men and women who dedicate their lives to the United States military.

This program profiles the camaraderie and pride shared among those in combat and illustrates the lives of those who work behind the scenes such as clerks, translators, and mechanics. Interviews include veteran and former Senator Bob Dole, basketball star and Army brat Shaquille O'Neal, veteran and "G.I. Joe" creator Don Levine, POW Jessica Lynch and many others. 60 minutes. Open to the public.

Upcoming November documentaries include:

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH 18/11/11 True Whispers-The story of the Navajo code talkers.

THANKSGIVING 25/11/11 Burt Wolf:Taste of Freedom "Thanksgiving" and America's Test Kitchen - Thanksgiving Turkey

Happy Halloween!



What a fantastic party we had! Thanks ghosts, goblins, witches and especially to the entire volunteer group!

Here is the link to the photos of the event. The Haunted Room was awesome - thank you Jennifer and the IST teachers for your hard work. The zombie eyes, monster nails were fun, but the best part was the spooky music and the adult witches manning the squirt bottles! Maggie and Janine, you are the best pumpkin carvers in the world!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Closed for Ponte (Vacation) Nov 1-2-3




November 1-2-3, 2011 we will be closed for the vacation (Nov. 1st and San Giusto). No courses, no office, no library.

See you on Friday! Enjoy the ponte (3 day vacation)!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Party - for Children - Oct. 28, 2011,6-8 p.m.



Hey all you little ghosts and goblins!

Don't forget our Halloween Party! Pumpkins, Witches, Ghosts, Games. Plus a really spooky Haunted Room!

Friday, October 28th, 6- 8 p.m.

Associazione Italo Americana FVG - Via Roma 15 - Trieste

Please call to make a reservation.

A 5 Euro donation per family is requested.Fun, fun, fun and a little scary too (but not too much). Call the office to reserve 040 63 03 01.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Conspirator - October 27, 2011 -2:00, 4:00,6:30, 9:00 p.m.




Don't miss THE CONSPIRATOR, the 1st film in our 31st American Film Series in Original Version


Showtimes: 14, 16, 18:30, 21

At: Cinema Ariston, Viale Romolo Gessi - Trieste

You can purchase your membership either in AIA FVG, Via Roma 15 - Trieste or directly at the Ariston on Film night. (valid for 9 films at American Film Series at Ariston, 10 at Made for Each Other,use of library/Medioteca, and much much more!

Intero: Euro 35, Ridotto: Euro 25 (students, teachers, + 65)
The Conspirator Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life. Director: Robert Redford Stars:Robin Wright, James McAvoy and Tom Wilkinson

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

31st Annual American Film Series - showing at 2 p.m. too!






WE HAVE ADDED AN ADDITIONAL SHOWTIME! 14. (translated into 2:00 p.m. for Americans)


Showtimes: 14, 16, 18:30, 21
Just in case you misplaced your film schedule, here it is again. Remember the first film is on Thursday, October 27th


Membership costs only €35 (€25 for students, teachers, + 65 ). It entitles you to see all these great 1st run films, the Made for Each Other series from December at the Cappella Underground, use of our lending library (10,000 books, 1,000 DVD's, magazines) plus invitations to our special events .
What a great deal... Improve your English, see a great movie, get together with friends!



The Consipirator - October 27th
The Kids are All Right - November 17th
Winter's Bone - December 1st
Super 8 - January 26th
Carnage - February 16th
Midnight in Paris - March 1st
Ides of March - March 22nd
Beginners - April 19th
J. Edgar - May 3rd



Come by the office to become a member! Via Roma 15 - Trieste - (Across the street from Smolars - 2nd floor) Monday to Friday 4-8 and Tuesday and Thursday 10-12.



If you don't get a chance to stop by the office before the film, you can still become a member directly at the Ariston on Film night.

Friday Documentary- October 21, 2011


Continuing with our special focus on Immigration, this week's documentary is:

Forgotten Ellis Island - The extraordinary Story of America's Immigrant Hospital.

Learn the fascinating history of this gateway to America and the some of the stories of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who passed through its doors. PBS 60 minutes.

Friday, October 21st at 6:00 p.m. - Via Roma 15 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The next film in this Immigration Series will be: Italians in America-Our Contribution (November 4th)... we're having a Halloween Party on October 28th!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Italian for Foreigners

Need to learn yerself some eye-talian? We still have room for you. Please call Karoline 3498666667.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Complete List of Friday Documentaries




Here is the complete list of the 2011/12 season of Friday Documentaries. Join us almost every Friday Afternoon at 6:00 p.m. for a breath of America in Via Roma 15, Trieste. Most features are PBS specials and last 60 minutes. English commentary follows. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.






SPECIAL 9/11 FEATURE
09/09/11 World Trade Center-in Memoriam
AMERICAN INNOVATORS
07/10/11 They made America-Gamblers
AMERICA THE IMMIGRANT NATION
14/10/11 Destination America-The Art of Departure

21/10/11 Forgotten Ellis Island

04/11/11 Italians in America-Our Contribution
VETERAN'S DAY
11/11/11 Proud to Serve-Men and Women of the US Army
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
18/11/11 True Whispers-The story of the Navajo code talkers.
THANKSGIVING
25/11/11 Burt Wolf:Taste of Freedom "Thanksgiving" and America's Test Kitchen - Thanksgiving Turkey
AMERICAN INNOVATORS
09/12/11 Thomas A. Edison-Father of Invention
16/12/11 Walt Disney World
AMERICAN FOOD CULTURE
13/01/12 The Meaning of Food:Life, Culture, Family part 1
20/01/12 The Meaning of Food: part2
27/01/12 Burt Wolf:Taste of Freedom-part 1 Carnival in the US, part 2 Trieste
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
03/02/12 Dreams of Obama
10/02/12 The Tuskegee Airmen
17/02/12 The Massachusettes 54th Colored Division
24/02/12 When I rise
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
02/03/12 A History of Women's Achievement in America part 1
09/03/12 A History of Women's Achievement in America part 2
16/03/12 A History of Women's Achievement in America part 3
23/03/12 A History of Women's Achievement in America part 4
30/03/12 Amelia Earhart-Queen of the Air
EARTH MONTH and a TRIP TO THE MOON
13/04/12 Race to the Moon -The Daring Adventure of Apollo 8
20/04/12 Celebrate Earth Day 2011 - The Operator's Manual
VOLUNTEER SPIRIT
27/04/12 The Life a House Built-25th Anniversary of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mooooo Farm trip was awesome!

What a great time at the farm today. Some of us even got Kisses from the cows! Thanks to everyone who came. We loved the tractor ride, the running and kicking donkey, hanging out together, having our FIRST STORYTIME OF THE YEAR on the grass in the (cold) sun!

Videos coming soon. Please send us your pictures so we can put them in our album. Next kid event: HALLOWEEN! We hope you're getting your costumes ready...

Farm trip photos

If you were on the farm trip, please share your pictures with us! You can download them on our facebook page in our Storytime Farm Trip Album! Thanks for coming. It was a beautiful Fall day for all of us.... mark your calendars for the Halloween Party on Friday, October 28th.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Farm Trip on Sunday

A reminder to AIA families interested in our trip to the farm on Sunday: please confirm (if you haven't already) the number of adults and children via sms to Karoline by 4pm today. 3498666667


Meeting time: 11am at Agriturismo Polazzo
Agribus tour in English: 1 hour 4 euros/person
Lunch: 1pm Adults 20 euros, children 10 euros (drinks not included)
After lunch: Storytime and play

They say the weather will cooperate. We are looking forward to it!

Membership Cards are Selling like Frittole!

Have you exchanged your temporary membership card for one of the NEW ones? Now is the time. Don't wait until the first film. Beat the crowds!

If you haven't gotten your membership yet. What are you waiting for? Remember our goal of selling 600 memberships? We're well on our way, but we're not there yet.

Help us, please! See you soon!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Annual English Courses

It's never too late... non è mai troppo tardi.
You can still come in and sign up for one of our Annual English courses or Italian courses.

Made for Each Other Series: Classic TV and Movies


Made For Each Other: Classic American TV and Movies

Here is the complete schedule for this series starting in December.
Remember that this year Cappella Underground has moved to the Miela Theater.
Showtimes are Mondays at 8:30 p.m.
Each companion film/series is followed by commentary by our own Leonardo Buonomo.
Remember that you membership is also valid for entry to this series, in addition to the Ariston American Film series, use of our super library, and invitations to all of the other initiatives that we offer.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Party! October 28th

Hey all you little ghosts and goblins! Get ready for our Halloween Party! Pumpkins, Witches, Ghosts, Games.

Friday, October 28th, 6- 8 p.m.
Associazione Italo Americana FVG
Via Roma 15 - Trieste

Please call to make a reservation. A 5 Euro donation per family is requested.

Fun, fun, fun and a little scary too (but not too much)
Call the office to reserve 040 63 03 01.

Friday Documentary- Destination America: The Art of Departure



Friday October 14th at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for this fascinating documentary about US Immigration. The Art of Departure. The decision to go the US was not always an easy one. Learn the stories of some immigrants.

PBS 60 minutes

Open to the Public.


Our special focus on immigration continues next week October 21st with "Forgotten Ellis Island - The Story of America's Immigrant Hospital."

Thursday Adult Coffee Hour - October 13th - 10-12

Fall has finally arrived and we are ready to meet old and new friends over a cup of coffee.
Join us on Thursday October 13th from 10-12 for the Thursday Adult Coffee Hour.
Associazione Italo Americana FVG - Via Roma 15 - Trieste
Brush up your English and enjoy some interesting conversation. We have a lot to catch up on!
Open to the Public

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Storytime Field Trip: Farm Visit, Lunch and Play



Join us for a day of family fun down on the farm!

October 16, 2011

Meeting time at Polazzo - 11:00 a.m.

Lunch: 1:00 p.m.

Agribus tour in English (hayride) - €4 / person

Lunch: €20 - adults, €10 - kids (drinks not included)

Call or stop by the office to reserve your place. (040 63 03 01)


EE-II-EE-II-OOOOOOOO!

Regular Storytime begins in January!

Parco Rurale "Alture di Polazzo"

Via Fornaci 1/A, Fogliano Redipuglia 34070

330 240134



Friday Documentary - October 7th - 6 p.m.



Join us for the first Friday Documentary of the year.
Learn something interesting new, improve your English!

They Made America "Gamblers"

Innovators in the field of aviation, electronics and leisure.

PBS - 60 Min.
Open to the public.

Monday, October 3, 2011

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste


OCTOBER 2011 NEWS
THE SEASON IS UNDER WAY!

October is our favorite month. It is a BUSY one, but it’s an exciting time because everything at the Association comes back to life. Annual courses begin the week of October 10, we finally get to go to the movies (in English) again, we have our first Storytime field trip to the farm, there is Halloween, etc. FUN FUN FUN! Here’s what is going on in October:

FRIDAY AFTERNOON DOCUMENTARIES Via Roma 15, 6:00p.m.

Open to the Public, Hosted by Michael

October 7: They Made America- Gamblers

October 14: Destination America- The Art of Departure

October 21: Forgotten Ellis Island- The Extraordinary story of America’s Immigrant Hospital

AMERICAN CORNER NEWS:

We had a great time spending our $10,000 grant from the US Government on new books, dvd’s, and equipment for our library. You won’t believe what great stuff we have for you to check out!

We also received a generous grant from the US Government for 50th anniversary activities: a walking tour of American Trieste, American cooking classes. More news to come on these initiatives.

BE THE AIA AMBASSADOR FOR YOUR COMPANY!

The Italian American Association is a volunteer-run non-profit organization. We are looking for members like you to be the contact person for your workplace. If you are interested in collecting money and distributing memberships to your co-workers, contact Denise at 040630301 on Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00-12:00. We also have cinema program posters and fliers for you to distribute.

FILM SERIES AT THE ARISTON STARTS THIS MONTH

Cinema Ariston (You can also buy your membership there, but please come early to do the paperwork)

Viale Romolo Gessi, 14 Trieste Phone: 040 304222

Show times: 4p.m., 6:30p.m., 9:00p.m.

October 27: The Conspirator, dir. Robert Redford

THURSDAY MORNING ADULT COFFEE HOUR:

October 13 10:00-12:00 Come have a cup of coffee and a treat with us, in English! Second Thursday of the month.

AIA FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN:

STORYTIME FIELD TRIP: FARM VISIT, LUNCH AND PLAY

Open to member families and their children

October 16, 2011

Az. Agricola ed Agrituristica - Parco Rurale "Alture di Polazzo"

via Fornaci 1/A, Fogliano Redipuglia - 34070,Gorizia, ITALY

Tel: 0039-330/240132 0039-330/936836 info@parcorurale.it

Meeting time: 11:00a.m. English Agri-bus tour: 1 hour (tickets 4 euros/person)

Lunch at 1pm (adults 20 euros, kids 10 euros, drinks not included)

Call or stop in the Association to sign up. Please do this as soon as possible. Storytime Saturdays start in January.

HALLOWEEN PARTY: OCTOBER 28 6:00P.M.

Dress up your little ghosts and goblins and bring them to the Association for fun, games, tricks and treats!

THE ASSOCIATION IS BABY-FRIENDLY!

We finally have a diaper-changing table!! Thank you, Davide, for putting it together for us! Feel free to stop in the Association when we are open if you need a quiet place to feed, change, or play with your baby.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS ARE HERE!

Our goal is to sell enough memberships to pay for the cinema program. That means doubling our membership from last year to 600. Prices are the same as last year: 35 euros for adults, 25 euros for students, retirees, and teachers. Students under 16 MUST have a written release signed by a parent to attend the film series. Membership entitles you to: 9 films at the Ariston, the Made for Each other classic film and tv series with Cappella Underground, entrance to special events, check out books and films from the library, sign up and attend courses. If you already renewed your membership, stop in to exchange your temporary membership for the new one.





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31st American Film Series - in English



Here is the list for the 31st Annual American Film series.

Showtimes: 16, 18:30, 21


Membership costs only €35 (€25 for students, teachers, + 65 ). It entitles you to see all these great 1st run films, the Made for Each Other series from December at the Cappella Underground, use of our lending library (10,000 books, 1,000 DVD's, magazines) plus invitations to our special events .


What a great deal... Improve your English, see a great movie, get together with friends!



The Consipirator - October 27th

The Kids are All Right - November 17th

Winter's Bone - December 1st

Super 8 - January 26th

Carnage - February 16th

Midnight in Paris - March 1st

Ides of March - March 22nd

Beginners - April 19th

J. Edgar - May 3rd


Come by the office to become a member! Via Roma 15 - Trieste - (Across the street from Smolars - 2nd floor) Monday to Friday 4-8 and Tuesday and Thursday 10-12.


Annual English Courses

We offer English Courses at All Levels!

Lessons begin on October 10th. Are classes are fun, small and conversation-based.

Kid's Classes: Elementary, Middle School, High School
Adult: Beginners, Intermeidate, Advanced Conversation
Special Courses: TOEFL Preparation, Italian for Foreigners.

Here is the complete course list.

October Newsletter



Extra Extra Read All About It!


Click here to read our October 2011 Newsletter.


October is our favorite month! Courses, Films, Documentaries, Coffee Hours, Halloween Party, Farm Trip, New Members!

Monday, September 26, 2011

2011/12 Presentation of Activities

The moment that you have all been waiting for! The Official presentation of our Activities for 2011/12.


  • Courses (English and Italian) Meet the Teachers!

  • Ariston Film Series

  • Made For Each Other Series

  • Thursday Coffee Hour

  • Friday Documentary Schedule

  • Saturday Storytime

  • Special Events

  • 50th Anniversary Activities

When: Thursday, September 29th, 6:00 p.m.


Where: Associazione Italo Americana FVG - Via Roma 15

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Conference: The Future of Advanced Education: What does the US have to Offer?


Learn about new opportunities in graduate education in the US. Luca Escoffier, 2010 Singularity University graduate will be our guest speaker. Singularity University is sponsored by Google, NASA, Autodesk and Nokia.

When: Thursday, September 22nd, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Associazione Italo Americana / American Corner Trieste
via Roma 15 - Trieste
Open to the Public

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

RECORD NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS!

We are OVERCOME WITH JOY by the excellent response we got from the call for volunteers we put in our newsletter this month. We can hardly believe how many neat people have come to volunteer their time at front desk.

THANK YOU for your fast response. And for the rest of you, it is NOT TOO LATE for you to volunteer too.

Mark Your Calendar

Cultural Programs in the Schools Presentation Thursday 

Tomorrow, September 15, at 6pm, we will present this year's School Cultural Programs. Anybody can come, but it is aimed to ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS of all levels in local schools.

During the presentation, Janine, the Coordinator of the School Program, will present this year's activities and answer questions about how to get YOUR school involved!

Via Roma, 15
6pm

OFFICIAL PRESENTATION: AIA  EVENTS AND COURSES FOR 2011-2012
Thursday, September 29, we will OFFICIALLY kick off our 50th anniversary season by unveiling our special events and year-long courses, and, of course, reveal the films in our two film series. Please come!

Via Roma, 15
6pm 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

This year it is more important than EVER

to RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP.

We are 2/3 out from under our 30-year debt. We will be out of debt in January if we can sell enough memberships this year to pay for our cinema series.

WE MUST SELL 600 MEMBERSHIPS BY THE END OF OCTOBER.
Please help us. Tell everyone you know.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Documentary: World Trade Center in Memoriam

In remembrance of 9/11 of ten years ago, we will feature a special documentary entitled: World Trade Center in Memoriam.

Join us on Friday, September 9th at 6 p.m. for this History Channel film that was made months before the tragic collapse of the towers.

Open to the public.

Happy Labor Day

Monday is Labor Day in the US. Officially this national holiday honors the American Labor force, on a lighter note, it marks the end of summer and back to school for kids.
If you need to contact the consulate or embassy, remember that the holiday is respected in US facilities abroad too.
On the other hand if you just want to call a friend, remember that he is probably at a family cookout or just enjoying the long weekend with his family!

Don't worry... in Trieste we'll be hard at work on Monday.


We are open today!

It is September so we are back to our afternoon fall schedule.

Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm
Come in and say hi!
Via Roma, 15

I, Karoline, your friendly director, will also be there to answer your questions about intensive courses starting next week!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

IT'S TIME FOR FALL INTENSIVES!!!|


FREE PRESENTATION OF ALL INTENSIVE COURSES: 
Thursday, September 1, 6:00pm


Parents!! Summer's over! It's time to get your Middle School/High Schooler thinking in English before school starts!


MIDDLE SCHOOL
SEPTEMBER 5-8
10:00-12:00
Total: 8 hours
100 euros + aia membership*

HIGH SCHOOL
SEPTEMBER 5-8
17:00-19:00
Total: 8 hours
100 euros + aia membership*

Adults!! If you've been waiting for the perfect moment to join an intensive class, here's your opportunity: 


ADULT BEGINNERS INTENSIVE
5 weeks starting September 5
Mondays, Wednesdays 5-7pm
Total: 20 hours
250 euros + aia membership*

ADULT INTERMEDIATE INTENSIVE 
Wednesdays, Thursdays 7-9pm
5 weeks starting September 7
Total: 20 hours
250 euros + aia membership*

ADULT ADVANCED CONVERSATION INTENSIVE 
Mondays, Wednesdays 7-9pm
Total: 20 hours
250 euros + aia membership*

ADULT ITALIAN FOR FOREIGNERS INTENSIVE
Interested? Give us a call to tell us your availability. This course will start when a minimum of 4 participants sign up.




For more information call: 040 8323258 or 3498666667


*2010-2011 or 2011-2012 Membership valid.




Thursday, August 25, 2011

Things to Look forward to this year

INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSES, SATURDAY MORNING STORYTIME, ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH CLASSES, COOKING CLASSES, HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING, COOKIE FESTIVAL, MONDAY NIGHTS, MOVIES AT THE ARISTON, SCIENCE LECTURES, ENGLISH COFFEE HOUR, ITALIAN FOR FOREIGNERS, TEACHING IN TOUGH TIMES LECTURE SERIES, FRIDAY DOCUMENTARIES, GET TO KNOW YOUR LIBRARY VISITS, ADULT BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED CONVERSATION COURSES, VOLUNTEERING IN THE LIBRARY, A TRIP TO THE FARM FIELD TRIP, TOEFL PREPARATION, ASSOCIATION OPEN HOUSE, AIA 50TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION, AMERICAN PRESENCE IN TRIESTE WALKING TOUR...

It's going to be so fun!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Come Boil with us!!

The Italian American Association opens its heavy doors once again this afternoon from 4-8pm! Stop in and sweat say hello! We will be open for the rest of August Monday thru Thursday from 4-8. In September we will go back to our Monday-Friday afternoon Schedule.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

High School INTENSIVE Review Course Starts Monday!

If anyone you know needs some SERIOUS review before September, we have the course for you! Starts on Monday. Call Andrea T. for details: 3469956578

Monday, July 18, 2011

Return books and DVDs before your vacation, please!

The Association will be closed from August 1-21 and will re-open on August 22. Please return any books and/or DVDs you may have at home.

Thank you!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What are you reading this summer?

I don't seem to have enough time to watch movies this summer but I am getting a lot of reading in. Our library has a sort of eclectic collection of something like 9,000 titles so it's a great place to catch up on the classics or read about something you weren't even sure you were interested in. I have been reading about Managing a Business lately. I am also reading Charlotte Bronte, one of those books I feel like I should have read a million years ago.

What's on your bedside table? What do you have in your beach bag? Let us know.

BTW we are starting up a new blog where we talk about our favorite books and movies, so look for that soon, Bookworms and Movie buffs!

Monday, July 11, 2011

We are open this summer

Just so you don't waste a trip, remember that we are open MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY from 4-8pm throughout July. In August we will close for a couple of weeks and then go back to our Monday to Thursday schedule.

Stop in, check out movies, check out books, bring stuff back, say hello!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Cleaning out your kids' closets?

Now is the time to donate your CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN ENGLISH. We can use them in our Children's Library. Give us a call or stop in if you would like to make donations.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

More Summer Conversation Classes!

We are organizing more intensives for July!! Here are the levels:

ENGLISH:
HIGH SCHOOL
ADULT INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED


ITALIAN FOR FOREIGNERS

For information, give us a call! 040 630301

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

What a great day! Thanks to everybody - our volunteers, our sponsors, Jr. Alpina!

Here is a link with the rest of the are the rest of the pictures from the day.

The day was such a success (and the burgers were so good) that we'll do it again next year. Save the date!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sing with us at the Library today at 5.30

The days of the week song, The Muffin Man, the Alphabet song... we're singing all of your favorites!! Bring your kiddies down to Borgo San Sergio to the library where our great friend DARIO will be playing the guitar and Karoline the Storytime Diva will be rockin out to the baby songs.

See you there at 5.30. It's free!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Independence Day BAKED GOODS for the lottery

Hey guys and girls. We know that there are some terrific bakers out there...
so we are asking you to please donate some genuine American baked goods to our lottery on July 3rd.
Come on it's a good cause and you'll make an extra batch for your family!
Cookies, brownies, cupcakes, apple pie.. whatever your specialty is!
This blogger's mouth is watering already!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Independence Day Cookout and Baseball Game - July 3, 2011



Summertime for AIA-FVG / American Corner means:

Baseball, Hamburgers, Watermelon and...Independence Day!

Join us for a family afternoon of celebration.

WHAT: Independence Day Party organized by the Associazione Italo Americana FVG /American Corner Trieste / Club Alpina Baseball

WHEN: July 3, 2011 from 3:30 p.m. until we run out of food and energy

WHERE: Opicina Soldiers Field on Strada Statale 202 between Opicina and Prosecco.


Schedule of Activities:

Baseball game of the Jr. Alpina Team at beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Baseball clinic following the game

Potato Sack Races for kids

Water balloon toss

Lottery - con Grandi Premi (as they say in Trieste)

Cookout - hamburgers, cheeseburgers, drinks, etc.

Call the associazione to make a reservation and plan for food! or just show up! All are welcome!

Remember to wear your favorite baseball shirt, bring your baseball glove and any baseball equipment you might have to help you catch those fly balls! (Bring some cash too ...for our wonderful burgers and to support the association).