Friday, March 30, 2012

eLibraryUSA - Learn about this resource and how to get access







WHAT IS eLibrary USA?
eLibraryUSA gives members of Information Resource Centers, American Corners, and other American Spaces around the world access to information that Americans find at their public libraries. We have a broad range of resources about learning English, American history and culture, health, business, and more.
Resources you can access include: Academic OneFile, BookFlix , Business Source Premier , CQ Global Researcher , CQ Researcher Online , ebrary (includes e-Libro and e-Livro), eJournal USA , Encyclopedia Britannica, Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids, English Language Learner, European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750, Filmakers Library Online, Fuente Academica, Gale Directory Library, Gale Science in Context,Gale Virtual Reference Library, General OneFile, Global Issues in Context, GreenFILE, GREENR, Grolier Online, HIV RAP, IIP Books, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, Middle Search Plus, PowerKids Life Science, Regional Business News, Teacher Reference Center, Teen Health and Wellness, TrueFlix .
Especially interesting for children are: BookFlix, Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids, PowerKids Life Science, TrueFlix.
HOW DO I GET ACCESS?
Send an e-mail from your e-mail address to: aia.fvg@gmail.com
Write that you attend programs at the American Corner Trieste. If you are a student, teacher or professor, write the name of the school or university where you study or work. Within a few days, you will receive your password to access eLibrary USA.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Conversation about the Economy - Cancelled Today, March 29th

Our Conversation about the Economy is CANCELLED today. The next scheduled conversation is on April 12th.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Saturday Storytime - Grand Finale! March 31, 2012

Spring has sprung, so we want you kids outside getting some fresh air!
Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 10:30-11:30 is our final Storytime for this season.
Join us for a "When Dinosaurs Came with Everything" and some extra surprises for both kids and parents!
Call and reserve (Be sure to leave your child's full name - first and last and your full name - first and last - for the diplomas that we are printing up)

See you Saturday! Remember, after Storytime, you can still come to use our library Monday - Friday 4-8 and Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10-noon.

Friday Documentary: Amelia Earhart

The American Corner Trieste ends the month of March dedicated to Women's History Month with a tribute to Amelia Earhart.

Amelia Earhart - Queen of the Air
Friday, March 30th at 6 p.m.
Via Roma 15 - Trieste
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The story of this legendary aviator and her mysterious disappearance. 50 minutes.

Conversations about the Economy

The Conversation about the Economy scheduled for March 29th is CANCELLED.
The next Conversation will be on April 12th.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Annie Hall - Monday March 26th, 8:30 p.m.

Made for Each Other is coming to a conclusion this week. After last week's Seinfeld, take a look at Woody Allen's New York in Annie Hall.
Cappella Underground, Piazza Duchi degli Abruzzi, 3 - Trieste - 8:30 p.m.
Members only...not a member yet, you can become one directly on film night or in the office any day. There are still 2 films at the Ariston and over 10,000 books, 1,000 DVD's awaiting you in our library.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

AIA CLOSED TODAY

SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!!

CINEMA ARISTON
Show times: 2pm, 4pm, 6.30pm, 9pm

Monday, March 19, 2012

Read about the US presence in Trieste since 1797, article from Il Piccolo, March 16,2012





Saturday Storytime - That's Good! That's Bad!



Saturday Storytime at the American Corner Trieste. Two more Saturdays to go in this year's series. Join the Storytime team Saturday March 24th at 10:30 a.m. for a fun story, activity and a song! No stress just plain fun! Call the office to reserve (040 63 03 01)

Friday Documentary - March 23, 2012



The American Corner Trieste celebration of Women's History Month continues. The feature documentary of this week is:

A History of Women's Achievement in America part 4- from women's lib to secretary of state.

OPEN to the PUBLIC -

Showtime - 6:00 p.m. in via Roma 15 - Trieste

Next week - Amelia Earhart - Queen of the Air

Ides of March at the Ariston - March 22, 2012



The Associazione Italo Americana FVG American Film Series at the Ariston (Viale Romolo Gessi - Trieste) continues on Thursday March 22, 2012 with The Ides of March (2011) directed and starring George Clooney.

Showtimes: 2, 4, 6:30, 9 p.m.

Summary: The movie stars Ryan Gosling as Stephen Meyers, an idealistic deputy campaign manager for Governor Mike Morris (Clooney), who is in a major political battle in Ohio that could be the key to winning the Democratic presidential nomination. When the opposing candidate's campaign manager (Paul Giamatti) offers Stephen a job on his staff, Stephen neglects to inform his boss (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Just as that omission is revealed, Stephen uncovers a dirty personal secret that could sink Morris' political career. Run Time: 98min.

This film is perfect for Primary season...plus most of it was filmed in Cincinnati, Ohio - home to George Clooney and the person writing this post (no relation to George Clooney, sorry to say).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Made For Each Other Grand Finale Couple



Made for Each Other series will come to a close with these 2 classic shows scheduled for March 19th and 26th.

How is your New York? Jerry Seinfeld style or the Big Apple according to Woody Allen?

Seinfeld (TV series) March 19th

Annie Hall (film) - March 26th

A lesson in American Pop Culture 101 by Prof. Leonardo Buonomo.

Same time, same place - Mondays at 8:30 p.m. at Cappella Underground, p. Duca degli Abruzzi, 3- Trieste

AIA FVG members only. Not a member yet? No problem, you can become one directly at the Cappella Underground on show night.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Saturday Storytime: Double Feature on March 17th











March 17th we'll have a special guest reader directly from the US Embassy Rome.
Karen P. Hartman, Information Resources Officer, will read us a book in video format " Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" written by William Steig, the author of Shrek and then along the same theme, we'll read the book entitled "Rock Collecting"
Jennifer and our band of Saturday Storytimenicks will be there to guarantee a great time as always. Call the office to reserve a space (040 63 03 01) just so we know how many children to expect!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Guest Lecturer - March 16th at 6 p.m.



Mark your calendars for March 16th.

To commemorate Women's History Month, come to the lecture of Karen P. Hartman - Information Resource Officer – US Embassy Rome who will speak on "African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement: A focus on black women in the 1950s and 60s".

WHEN: Friday, March 16, 2012, 6:00 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WHERE:American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG - Via Roma 15 – Trieste

Karen P. Hartman, U.S. Information Resource Officer (responsible for the activities of American Corners in Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Malta Portugal, Spain, Turkey) is based in the US Embassy Rome, Department of Public Affairs.

Don't miss this occasion. Women's History Month is more than just having a pizza with girlfriends on March 8th.

Happy Women's Day



Hey girls, Happy Women's Day!

Here is an extract from President Obama's proclamation for Women's History Month:

"As Americans, ours is a legacy of bold independence and passionate belief in fairness and justice for all. For generations, this intrepid spirit has driven women pioneers to challenge injustices and shatter ceilings in pursuit of full and enduring equality. During Women's History Month, we commemorate their struggles, celebrate centuries of progress, and reaffirm our steadfast commitment to the rights, security, and dignity of women in America and around the world." -- President Barack Obama, March 1, 2012.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012



Friday Documentary Series continues with the March focus on Women's History Month. -

Every Friday afternoon at 6 p.m. at the American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG - Via Roma 15 - Trieste


Mark your calendars for these appointments: Documentary entitled A History of Women's Achievement in America:

March 9th – part 2 – From female writers to female activists

March 16th –part 3 - Women in civil rights movement, GUEST LECTURER: Karen Hartman -US EMBASSY ROME "BLACK WOMEN in the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT"


Open to the Public.

Thursday Adult Coffee Hour



It's Coffee Break time. Bring a smile, 50 cents for a cup of Java Jive and some clever conversation (in English of course). Open to the Public.


Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 10-12 a.m.

American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG

Via Roma 15 - Trieste

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Conversations about the Economy

Thursday, March 8, 6p.m.
Associazione Italo Americana
Via Roma, 15

Come join us for the first of three meetings with American business people. We will be having an informal conversation, this week via Skype, about the economy, upcoming elections, Italy, whatever we want to talk about. Think of it as a virtual coffee hour.

Bring your questions or come to listen!

Dates: March 8, 29, April 12
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Made for Each Other: The Big Chill, March 5, 2012, 8:30 p.m.



Made for Each Other continues. This week the classic comedy-drama with fantastic music and a prestigious cast. (Kevin Costner plays the dead guy, but we never see him because his scenes were cut!).


Monday night, March 5th, 8:30 p.m. at the Cappella Underground, Piazzale Duca degli Abruzzi.


AIA FVG members only...not a member yet? No problem, you can still join either in the office in Via Roma or directly at the Cappella Underground on film night.

Dr. Eugene Richardson, Jr., Tuskegee Airman, 86 years young



We were so honored to host Dr. Richardson in the American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG on February 28th. He is an inspiration to all of us. He spoke of his experience in the Tuskegee Air Corps and "The Role of the Tuskegee Airmen in the Civil Rights Movement".

Here are some more photos of the event at the American Corner.

He also spoke to over 200 students and teachers at the International School of Trieste. The students were so well prepared and interested in his discussion! He got rock star treatment and there was a long line for autographs! View photos at IST.

Friday, March 2, 2012

We are SOOOOO Close to our Goal

Our goal this year was to sell 600 memberships, which is the magic number it would take to pay the film series IN FULL.

Well...we are at 568 as of tonight.

Have you renewed your membership this year? Thinking of becoming a member? THIS is the time. Help us meet our goal. We are THIS close!!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, MEMBERS!!!

MWAH!