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