Thursday, June 21, 2012

July 8, 2012 - Save the date!

Yes, the US Air Force Europe Jazz Band "Check Six" is coming to Trieste for a fantastic outdoor concert in Piazza Cavana on July 8th at 9 p.m.  This is the premier jazz band of the US Air Force in Europe.  The 13 piece ensemble was originally founded in 1945 by the one and only Glenn Miller.

This concert is made possible thanks to the US Consulate Milan, Associazione Italo Americana FVG and American Corner Trieste.

Don't miss this event!  Free and open to the public.  Celebrate Independence Day in style.  Their playlist includes such classics as:  Booglie Woogie Bugle Boy, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and many more.  Who knows if they might add a special Stars & Stripes Forever just for July 4th.  Can't wait... here is their biography.  Here is a clip from a concert.

Monday, June 18, 2012

I ♥READING and Storytime Light Continue!

If you missed us last week, don't worry!  Our Summer Reading program continues.  You can still sign up.


Don't miss Storytime Light Wednesday, June 20th at 6 p.m. at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste, Via Roma 15, Trieste.  We had a great time last week, as you can see from this link!    We read the classic tale - Goldilocks and the Three Bears and then sang a great version of "The Other Day I Met a Bear".  Thanks to all our our Jr. Volunteers! (Virginia, Teresa, Tiziano, Anastasia, Nicolò).  We even used our Miss Piggy Cowgirl puppet and our Puppet Theater.

STORYTIME LIGHT – All Summer (except August) on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
We will have an informal Summer-long Storytime on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.  Our mother tongue Mommies (and Daddies) will delight you with reader’s choice.  June dates:  13th, 20th, 27th.  July dates:  4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Reading Program - June 13, 2012 - 6 p.m.


 I ♥READING  – Summer Reading Program – Presentation Wednesday, June 13th – 6:00 p.m. at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste, Via Roma 15, Trieste
Bring the kids, check out books, and READ TO WIN!
 Our program includes:
- Score Card to keep track of how many books you read from June 13th until September 10th (for kids and adults!)
- Fantastic prizes when you meet your goals!
- Name the Bookworm Mascot Contest
An awards ceremony to recognize participants will be held in September after school starts. Register to participate. Yes, adults can also compete in a separate contest!

STORYTIME LIGHT – All Summer (except August) on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
We will have an informal Summer-long Storytime on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.  Our mother tongue Mommies (and Daddies) will delight you with reader’s choice.  June dates:  13th, 20th, 27th.  July dates:  4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

ALL YOU CAN EAT AIA ENGLISH FOR SUMMER!

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SMORGASBORD WITH ZERO CALORIES!

DESIGN YOUR OWN MICRO, MINI,OR REGULAR SUMMER ENGLISH COURSE FOR SUPERSIZED FUN!


INDIVIDUAL: 1 PERSON --EURO 35/HOUR
MICRO: 2 PEOPLE -- EURO 20/HOUR PER PERSON
MINI: 3-5 PEOPLE -- EURO 15/HOUR PER PERSON
REGULAR: 5-10 PEOPLE-- EURO 13/HOUR PER PERSON

OPTIONS:

D.I.Y:  YOU FORM YOUR OWN GROUP AND WE PROVIDE THE TEACHER.

OR

CARPOOL: SIGN UP FOR YOUR LEVEL, GROUP SIZE, AND AVAILABILITY.
WHEN THE NUMBER IS REACHED, WE HAVE A COURSE!

CLASSES CAN BE SCHEDULED FOR 1 AND 2-HOUR BLOCKS ON WEEKDAYS DURING THE FOLLOWING TIME SLOTS:

BREAKFAST: 10-12
LUNCH: 12-15
AFTERNOON: 16-18
EVENING: 18-20


PACKAGES:
20 HOURS OR MORE (PAID IN LUMP SUM AT FIRST LESSON) = -5%.


GROUPS ARE FORMING NOW FOR JUNE-JULY!
CALL US FOR DETAILS OR TALK TO KAROLINE. 040 630301



Monday, June 4, 2012

A Lesson in Pop Art Prints, The Cockerline Collection - June 8, 2012, 6 p.m.


CONFERENCE:  The Origins, Vision, and Scope of the Cockerline Collection – A Lesson in Pop Art at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste, Via Roma 15 - Trieste.
Leda Cempellin, Assistant Professor of Art History, South Dakota State University, will discuss the Neil Cockerline collection of 500 Pop Art Prints from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s donated to the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings in early 2011. In addition to Warhol, the collection, valued at $2 million, features works by Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Motherwell, Henri Matisse and Robert Indiana.                
June 8th - 6 p.m. – Open to the Public



June 2012 Newsletter


AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
JUNE 2012 NEWS
JUNE
Summer is finally here!  We certainly had a busy year full of new initiatives, new and returning members and visitors!  We are going to slow down the pace for the summer, but we still have plans for you….for example - What better way to enjoy the lazy hazy days of summer than with a great book!  We have over 10,000 books to choose from!

TRIESTE USA: 1945 – 1954
What a great success!  Thanks to all of you and Pietro Spirito, Aldo D’Eliso, Chiara Barbo, Andrea Magnani, Renzo Carbonera, Marco Simic ... and even to Tyrone Power.  We all learned so much about those important years in Trieste’s history, and how that time period is still reflected in local culture, lifestyle, memories.  While our conferences and documentaries are over for now, we will continue to offer our walking tour to schools and groups with a minimum of 15 people.  Call us for more information.  Teachers, think about this opportunity for your English or History classes in the Fall. 
Oral History Testimonials – We need your stories! AIA FVG would like to create an Oral History of the American Presence in Trieste from 1945-1954. Tell us what you remember in a Video Interview. Please contact us so we can put you on the list.
Our Photographic Display is still up.  The TRUST uniform was supplied by:  Marco Simic from the Associazione Culturale Marino Simic.  They are planning a road trip for Historic Military Vehicles on September 1-2.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 2012/13
We already have temporary membership cards.  Join now and take advantage of our library all summer long! Be ready for the 2012/13 American Film Series.  Membership is:  €25 for students, teachers, over 65, €35 for regular membership.  If you want your children to use the library during the summer, we require that one parent to be a member. It’s never too soon to renew!  

CONFERENCE:  The Origins, Vision, and Scope of the Cockerline Collection – A Lesson in Pop Art
Leda Cempellin, Assistant Professor of Art History, South Dakota State University, will discuss the Neil Cockerline collection of 500 Pop Art Prints from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s donated to the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings in early 2011. In addition to Warhol, the collection, valued at $2 million, features works by Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Motherwell, Henri Matisse and Robert Indiana.                
June 8th - 6 p.m. – Open to the Public

LIBRARY NEWS
We are now on-lineYou can view our collection at Collectorz.  All DVD’s are in, while the Book collection remains a work in progress (so many books, so little time!).  Thank you, Volunteers, for your hard work adding and cataloguing materials. 
Summertime is a great time to pick up a book and let your imagination go wild!  We have something for everybody – From Dr. Seuss and Judy Moody to The Tex Mex Cookbook…  everything ever written by Mark Twain or Tom Clancy… What to Expect When You’re Expecting, to TOEFL Test Guides… Time Magazine to Redbook.  Give us a permanent slot in your afternoon calendar each week.  Summer Inventory: Please return all overdue books and dvd’s before the August vacation (deadline July 30) .

I ♥READING  – Summer Reading Program – Presentation Wednesday, June 13th – 6:00 p.m.
Bring the kids, check out books, and READ TO WIN!
 Our program includes:
- Score Card to keep track of how many books you read from June 13th until September 10th (for kids and adults!)
- Fantastic prizes when you meet your goals!
- Name the Bookworm Mascot Contest
An awards ceremony to recognize participants will be held in September after school starts. Register to participate. Yes, adults can also compete in a separate contest!
STORYTIME LIGHT – All Summer (except August) on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
We will have an informal Summer-long Storytime on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.  Our mother tongue Mommies (and Daddies) will delight you with reader’s choice.  June dates:  13th, 20th, 27th.  A Call for Middle School and High School volunteers!

SUMMER LIBRARY HOURS
This summer we will do some extraordinary maintenance on our premises.  We have reduced our hours in order to get the work done and to give our volunteers some well-deserved R and R (Rest and Relaxation). 
June:  Regular Hours - Monday to Friday: 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10-noon
July:  Reduced Hours - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4- 8 p.m.
Summer Holidays: July 30 – August 19
August 20 – 31 – Reduced Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4-8 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE:  JULY 8th - JAZZ CONCERT:  US AIR FORCE EUROPE JAZZ BAND “Check Six
Celebrate Independence Day (a few days late) in style.  This premier jazz band of the US Air Forces in Europe will play in TriesteThey continue the distinctive musical tradition of the late Major Glenn Miller and his Army Air Forces band with the smooth Swing Era sounds of Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, and Louis Armstrong. Their repertoire strolls down a jazz composer hall of fame--past, present, and future. More details coming soon!
  
THURSDAY ADULT COFFEE BREAK see you in SEPTEMBER!
Coffee Hours are finished until September. Thanks to all the participants and especially to Franco, Simonetta, and Giancarlo for being the perfect hosts. See you in the Fall.

AMERICAN COOKING SCHOOL
Thanks to Andrea Tamburini we took a cross-country gastronomic tour: Tex Mex - Texas, Cajun -New Orleans, California Fusion Los Angeles. Thank you Andrea!  Who knows where your travels and our Cooking School will go next year? Thank you for everything you did for us during your time at the Association: volunteer, caterer, Italian teacher, English teacher, chef, friend.

GREAT NEWS!
The American Corner was approved for a $10,000 sustaining grant from the US Government! This money can be used for books and equipment for our library. Way to go, Corner! We are getting ready for next year and planning the new Storytime Season, which will include PUPPETS as Guest Readers! We can’t wait!
SUMMER MICRO-COURSES ARE COMING – All levels
Check our blog for details. www.aia-fvg.blogspot.com
See you in June at the Association!
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