Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Hours

SUMMER HOURS for Library and Administrative Services:
Monday and Wednesday 4 – 7 pm, 
Tuesday and Thursday 9-12. 
 Fridays Closed. 
Courses are held as scheduled, but there are no library or administrative services when the office is closed. 
The office will be closed from July 28th until August 15th.   You can always send us an e-mail at aia.fvg@gmail.com
Individual lessons will be held as you have scheduled with your teacher.

What's Up this Week? June 30th - July 4th

What's Up this week? June 30th - July 4th

June 30th - 9-12 - Middle and High School Intensive Week. You can still sign up!
June 30th, 8 pm- Wine Cheese and Books at Helena M.'s House - Via Franca 4/1 - Bring a bottle of wine, something to drink and let's talk about next year's book club.
July 1st, 10 am - Frozen - Musical Animation
July 2nd, 6 pm - Storytime Light
July 3rd, 10 am - Grease - Musical Film
July 4th, 7 pm - 2 am - Independence Day at White Café, Via Genova 21/a. Motorcycle display and DJ

July/August 2014 Newsletter


AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste   JULY / AUGUST 2014 NEWSLETTER

Independence Day, Cookouts, Vacation, Summer Movies, Summer Reading! 
 
SUMMER HOURS
Our Summer Library/Office Hours are:  Monday and Wednesday 4 – 7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9-12.  Fridays Closed.  Courses are held as scheduled, but there are no library or administrative services when the office is closed.  The office will be closed from July 28th until August 15th.   Individual lessons will be held as you have scheduled with your teacher.
 
INTENSIVE COURSES – Sign up early, Space is limited!
Elementary Intensive Weeks will be held starting on July 14th and July 21st.   Learn by doing, and having fun in English!  Monday to Friday 9-12. 
More intensive weeks for Elementary, Middle School and High School will be held before school starts:  August 25th and September 1st.
Of course individual lessons for all ages can be organized all year long, even in the summer!
 
July 4, 7 pm – 2 am at White Café – Via Genova 21/A – Trieste – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This year we’re taking it on the road!  Literally!  We’re celebrating with the local motorcycle club.  The “bikes” will be on display and the DJ Jack Rabbit Slim will keep things moving until 2 am.
 
SUMMER MUSICAL MATINEES –OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10-12 am
Let’s Get Musical!  Something for Everyone:  Kids, Grandparents, Adults.  From June 17th until July 24th .  Enjoy our cool room and go home singing.  More hits this month!  In English with Italian subtitles (if available).


July 1st - Frozen
July 3rd - Grease
July 8th – The Wizard of Oz
July 10th - Pocahontas
July 15th - Hair
July 17th – Show Boat
July 22th – Annie
July 24th – Viva Las Vegas


 


Wednesdays, 6-7 pm starting on June 18th

A story read by an English Mother Tongue, followed by a related activity.  Are you a Native Speaker?  Want to read?  Contact us!  aia.fvg@gmail.com   We are also looking for Junior Volunteers.

I ♥ READING SUMMER READING Competition for Children and Adults – Check out a book, Get a Point!  Put a trip to the library on your weekly summer agenda.  All Summer Long!  What are you reading?

We have the entire collection of Educational Advising books for study in the US.  New DVD’s have just arrived and are being added daily. All of the Wimpy Kid books are here in English too!

CONFERENCE:  July 8, 2014, 6 pm - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
CINEMA AS ART An Introduction to the Art and History of Movies
Dr. Leslie Taubman, guest speaker will talk about how Cinema has evolved.  Film Clips. 

RELAXATION and ANTI-STRESS in English - July 10, 10 am - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Take it easy.  An extra meeting using the Gestalt method in English.
 
THURSDAY COFFEE BREAK, FRIDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, WOMEN’S SPACE, WELCOME HOME STRANGER, TUESDAY BOOK CLUB

All three initiatives back in September!

 

WINE, CHEESE and BOOKS – June 30th at 8 pm in Via Franca 4/1 at Helena’s M’s house.

We’re making a plan for Book Club for the Fall.  No books tonight,  just bring a bottle of wine or something to eat and lots of ideas.  Open to the Public. 

 

RECEIPTS   If you have paid with an IBAN, please remember to pick up your receipts.  Come to our office on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoons during Paola’s shift from 4-7pm to pick up your receipts.  Questions? Contact aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

 


Congratulations to all teachers who participated in the free online “Shaping the Way We Teach English” Course.  Most probably the course will be re-proposed in January 2015.  We’ll keep you posted.

 

2014/15 MEMBERSHIP

We started selling Memberships for 2014/15.  The prices remain unchanged:  €35 for the Regular Adult Membership and €25 for Students, Teachers and Over age 65.  Membership is valid for checking out books, magazines, DVD’s and for the 2014/15 American Cinema Program starting in the Fall.  Membership should be renewed each year.  If you are a 2013/14 member, you can continue to use our library until Fall 2014

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Remember that we are a volunteer organization.  We are looking for people to work in the afternoons at the Front Desk, manage library checkouts and for a variety of roles.  Contact us!  We’ll keep you busy!

 

See you in the Association!       

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Corsi Intensivi

Cosa fanno i ragazzi la prossima settimana? Come è andato quel voto in inglese?

 Un'altra settimana intensiva per Scuola Media e Liceo inizia lunedì, 30/6 - ore 9-12. Chiama 349 8 66666 7 o scrivi aia.fvg@gmail.com per info oppure www.aia-fvg.blogspot.com C'è ancora disponibilità!

 Scuola Elementare Settimane Intensive inizianno il 14/7.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wine Cheese and Books

Monday, June 30th 8 pm
Via Franca 4/1 - Trieste

This month we're on the road. 
Helena is hosting Wine Cheese and Books. 

Bring a bottle of wine, something to eat and a book!  We're not reading this week, but just making a plan for the Book Club in the Fall. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Intensive Weeks - Middle School and High School -

Intensive Classes for Middle School and High School! 9-12 Monday to Friday. We started yesterday, but you can still come in and sign up. There are still spaces available for next week. Send an e-mail to aia.fvg@gmail.com or just ...COME ON DOWN!

The next Intensive weeks session for Middle School and High School start on August 25th and September 1st.

Elementary- 4 Intensive Weeks starting on:- July 14th, July 21st, August 25th, September 1st.
Call Sheila K. at 349 3730682 for info.  

Thursday, June 19, 2014

What's Up? June 22nd - 27th

What's Up this Week at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste?

Monday:  Intensive Classes for Middle School and High School begin.  Ci sono ancora posti.  Vieni direttamente lunedì alle ore 9 e iscriviti (Intensivo Elmentare inizia il 14/7)  Ulteriori informazioni?  Chiama Karoline a 349 8 66666 7 oppure e-mail aia.fvg@gmail.com.
There is still space.  Come on down directly on Monday morning at 9 am and we'll get you enrolled.  (Elementary Intensive begins on July 14th).  Want more info?  Here is the link.  Want to talk?  Call Karoline at 349 8 66666 7, e-mail aia.fvg@gmail.com
Individual lessons for Adults sono disponibile tutto l'anno (Inglese oppure Italiano).  Il prossimo corso Intensivo per Adulti inizia in settembre.
Individual lessons are available all summer long (English or Italian).  The next Adult Intensive week is scheduled for September.

Sunday:    Treasure Hunt - 9:30 am with Libereria UBIK in Piazza della Borsa

Tuesday:  Mamma Mia ! - 10 am - Free Movie.  Open to the Public.  A wedding in Greece, music by ABBA.  What fun.  Perfect for a summer morning!

Wednesday:  Storytime Light - 6 pm, a Story in English and an Activity - Open to the Public. No reservation required.  The Summer Reading Competition continues!

Thursday:  Easter Parade - 10 am - Free Movie . Open to the Public.  Judy Garland and Fred Astaire sing and dance to this Irving Berlin score.  Defined the "Happiest" musical.  Certainly a classic, must see!

                 Relaxation and Anti Stress in English - 10 am - Open to the Public - Take a break, relax with the Gestalt Method and Melissa, our Gestalt coach.

Friday:  Lidia Bastianich Celebrates America - Independence Day -  6 pm - Friday American Experience Documentary - Open to the Public.  Lidia Bastianich, American TV Food Icon, originally from Pola.  Lidia will take us on a journey across the US to see how families of different origin celebrate Independence Day.


Independence Day in Trieste

Independence Day 2014 - 
July 4, 2014 from 7 pm to 2 am.
America's favorite summer holiday.  
This year we will celebrate with the Harley Davidson Support Club 
White Café . Via Genova 21/A - Trieste (right behind our office!)
DJ, Bar, Motor Cycle Display.  
See you there!  Bring your Bike!

Storytime Light - Every Wednesday at 6 pm

Storytime Light Started on Wednesday! You missed it?  No problem.  Join us every Wednesday at 6 pm. 
By the way, our Summer Readers are already reading hard!  Selene has already read 8 books.  Can you catch up?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Treasure Hunt - Via con la Bora - Sunday, June 22nd at UBIK

Associazione Italo Americana FVG is a sponsor ... hint, hint, hint..
Aprono da oggi a venerdì 20 le scrizioni a:
VIA CON LA BORA!
Caccia al tesoro libresca per famiglie, di promozione della lettura, organizzata in occasione dei 10 anni del magazzino dei venti-museo della bora.
Ritrovo domenica 22 giugno 2014 alle ore 9.30 presso la libreria Ubik in Galleria Tergesteo.
La partecipazione richiede la disponibilità per singolo gruppo di almeno una copia del libro “La-Bora-torio”, Editoriale Scienza (15 euro) necessario per il gioco e per la soluzione degli enigmi.
locandina 1 caccia tesoro bora trieste 22 giugno 2014
ISCRIZIONE
Iscrizione dei gruppi presso: Libreria Ubik   Piazza della Borsa 15, Trieste
Tel. 040 762947   trieste@ubiklibri.it

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Middle School High School Intensives start NEXT WEEK!

Yes, there is still space. Contact us ASAP!


Here is more information.


See you for Intensive Fun at the Association next week!

Summer Fun For ALL - In English

Il Piccolo, June 16, 2014
Summer Musical Matinées, Storytime Light, I Love Reading, Friday American Experience.
Summer Courses for Adults and Students age 6-18.


Monday, June 16, 2014

ADULT INTENSIVES START TODAY THERE IS STILL TIME!

If you are interested in participating in this week's intensive courses, please come to the Association at 6pm or a few minutes before so we can get you enrolled!

See you then!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

What's Up - June 16th-20th

What's Up?  All Events FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at Associazione Italo Americana FVG/ American Corner Trieste

Mon. June 16th, 6 pmConference - Women's Space:  Stereotype Risk:  Women and Math - Guest Speaker:  Andrea Carnaghi

Tues. June 17th, 10 amAn American in Paris - 1951 classic - Musical - 2 guys fall in love with the same girl in Paris!  How much better can it get?  Add music by Gershwin, choreography and dancing by Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.  Wow!  - Great Musicals every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10-12 in June and July.

Wed. June 18th, 6 pmStorytime Light - A story and some fun! Every Wednesday at 6pm - Until end July.  Join our I Love Reading - Summer Reading Competition too!

Thurs. June 19th, 10 amThe Lion King - The Disney Classic - The circle of life with Simba and all his friends. 

Fri. June 20th, 6 pmSmall Ball, Little League - The Little League World Series. 

INTENSIVE WEEK for ADULTS in English or Italian starts on June 16th.  You're still in time.  Call or email or just come on down on Monday before the course starts - 349 8 66666 7 aia.fvg@gmail.com

STEAM Weeks for kids ages 6-18 - Enrollment is Open.  Learn English by doing... in English.  Check it out.  Call or e-mail! 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer Courses for Students and Adults


GET READY for SUMMER - Get out the sunscreen and your English thinking cap!


ADULT INTENSIVE WEEKS in English or Italian start on June 16th.

SUMMER INTENSIVE Weeks for ages 6-18 – Learn by doing, in English

Sunday, June 8, 2014

What's Up? June 9 - 13

This week, we've got Coffee, Anti-Stress, Baseball - Not necessarily in that order!  

Of course our Fantastic Library and our Super Friendly and Helpful Volunteers are there every day from Monday to Friday 4-7 pm and Tuesday and Thursday Mornings from 9-12.  





THURSDAY JUNE 12th  
Thursday Coffee Break - 10-12  .  Have a cup of MoJo - Hot or cold and tell us about your summer plans.  This is our last Coffee Break until September

THURSDAY JUNE 12th 
Relaxation and Anti- Stress in English - 10-11:30 - June 12th - Melissa, our Gestalt facilitator, will get you calm cool and collected before the Summer rush - kids at home, mother-in-law in town, big family reunion, husband on the war path!

FRIDAY, JUNE 13th
FRIDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE:  THE HISTORY OF BASEBALL, by KEN BURNS - 6-7 pm.  The origins of the game and the first organized teams.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June 2014 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
JUNE 2014 NEWS

Ice Cream, Baseball, Summer Camp, Summer Movies, Summer Reading!  These are a few of our favorite Summer things.  Join in the fun! 

June 6th at 6 pmAll of our Students (young and not so young) and their families are invited to our Graduation and Ice Cream Social.  Please RSVP so we have enough ice cream for everybody! aia.fvg@gmail.com  A big round of applause goes to all of our teachers as well!

PRESENTATION OF SUMMER COURSES AND ACTIVITIES
June 6th at 5:30 pm – See our schedule of  SUMMER STEAM Weeks for ages 6-18 – Learn by doing, in English.  ADULT INTENSIVE WEEKS and all of our Summer Fun!

SUMMER MUSICAL MATINEES –OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10-12 am
Let’s Get Musical!  Something for Everyone:  Kids, Grandparents, Adults.  From June 17th until July 24th .  Enjoy our cool room and go home singing.
June 17thAn American in Paris (1951) with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron
June 19thLion King (1994) a modern Disney animated classic
June 24thMamma Mia (2008) with Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan
June 26thEaster Parade (1948) Judy Garland and Fred Astaire

Wednesdays, 6-7 pm starting on June 18th
A story read by an English Mother Tongue, followed by a related activity.  Are you a Native Speaker?  Want to read?  Contact us!  aia.fvg@gmail.com   We are also looking for Junior Volunteers.
I ♥ READING SUMMER READING Competition for Children and Adults – Check out a book, Get a Point!  Put a trip to the library on your weekly summer agenda.  All Summer Long!

THURSDAY COFFEE BREAK in our library 10 – 12 – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
June 12th - Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and some great conversation in English!   

FRIDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in our Multi-Media Room at 6 p.m. – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
June 13th         Baseball a Film by Ken Burns -  The History of Baseball
June 20th         A Little League Story - From the Local Leagues to the Little League World Series
June 27th               Lidia Bastianich – Independence Day in America
 
WOMEN’S SPACE CONFERENCE
June 16th – 6 pm –STEREOTYPE THREAT:  WOMEN and MATH – Speaker:  Andrea Carnaghi, Psychologist, Assistant Professor – U. of TS , Dept of Life Sciences.  The theoretical sterotype background and how stereotypes effect our behavior. The impact of gender stereotypes on women's performance in math tests.

Our very own Shiela Khawaja translated the play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Aids into English as an Associazione Italo Americana Volunteer.  The opening of the play in Italian is on June 6th at the Museo Revoltella and in English in Copenhagen on June 23rd.  Way to go Sheila!

ANTI- STRESS and RELAXATION in English  OPEN to the  PUBLIC
June 12th , 10-11:30 am – Anti-stress and relaxation session in English with the Gestalt Method. Thank you Melissa!

RECEIPTS   If you have paid with an IBAN, please remember to pick up your receipts.  Come to our office on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoons during Paola’s shift from 4-7pm to pick up your receipts.  Questions? Contact aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

June 5th and June 9th , 6 – 7 pm -   Free and Open to all taking the free online course that started in May.

2014/15 MEMBERSHIP
We began selling Memberships for 2014/15.  The prices remain unchanged:  €35 for the Regular Adult Membership and €25 for Students, Teachers and Over age 65.  Membership is valid for checking out books, magazines, DVD’s and for the 2014/15 American Cinema Program starting in the Fall.  Membership should be renewed each year.  If you are a 2013/14 member, you can continue to use our library until Fall 2014.  We closed the season with 570 members!  Go AIA! 

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB  - On Vacation until September

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Remember that we are a volunteer organization.  We are looking for people to work in the afternoons at the Front Desk, manage library checkouts and for a variety of roles.  Contact us!  We’ll keep you busy!

See you in the Association!       

FOLLOW US on:                  
Piazza S. Antonio 6, 34122 Trieste – 040 63 03 01       aia.fvg@gmail.com

Hours: Monday-Friday 4-7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9-12

Storytime Light and I Love Reading


STORYTIME Light
 – Wednesday evenings from 6-7 p.m at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste- P.S: Antonio 6.  

June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, August 27th, September 3.  Grand Finale, September 10th

Our Mother Tongue Mommies and Daddies will delight you with their favorite stories, followed by a related activity. Lots of fun!  Keep it light!

I Love Reading Summer Reading fun again this year! 
I Love Reading Summer Reading Competition. Check out a book, get points. Put a library visit in your schedule every week. Are you a native speaker? Volunteer to read! We are also looking for Junior Volunteers to help out.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Women's Space Conference


WOMEN’S SPACE CONFERENCE


June 16th – 6 pm – Women’s Space Conference 

Stereotype Threat: Women and Math

Speaker:  Andrea Carnaghi, Psychologist, Assistant Professor – University of  Trieste, Department of Life Sciences. 

The theoretical stereotype background and how stereotypes affect our behavior. The impact of gender stereotypes on women's performance in math tests. 

Our Book Drive continues.  We are still accepting donations, both pertinent books and contributions to purchase books for our Women’s Space Library.