Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April 2015 Newsletter. Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste

APRIL  - We’re Celebrating the EARTH!  Documentaries, Short Stories, Family Film in theme.  Check our blog and Like our Facebook Page to keep track of all the appointments!  Spring English Courses begin on April 7th and Registration is open for Summer STEAM and May Weekend Warrior Intensive Courses.  Are you curious yet?  Read on!

APRIL HOLIDAYS:  We will be closed on April 3rd, 4th,5th, 6th  and 25th .  Happy Holidays!

AIA FVG SPRING COURSES
Registration is still open for our Spring Courses - 10 weeks of lessons starting on April 7th for KIDS and for ADULTS.  Contact us if you’re interested.  aia.fvg@gmail.com
NEW !!  WEEKEND WARRIOR  SUPER INTENSIVE ENGLISH for ADULTS – Next Session May 23-24– 10 hours of English over the weekend.  Too busy during the week?  This is for you.  Start communicating in English, fast!   Contact us:  aia.fvg@gmail.com

SUMMER STEAM WEEKS for Kids and Teens at AIA FVG
STEAM Weeks:  exciting, hands-on learning opportunity for young people, applying integrated skills and Project Based Learning with emphasis on the STEAM curriculum areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) in English.  You will learn by doing, and having fun…in English.  The groups are divided by class level:  Pre-School, Elementary, Middle and High School, with thematic weeks. For both Native and Non -Native Speakers. Here is the link for detailsSpace is limited. 

CONFERENCE:  JAPANESE ANIMATED MOVIES through AMERICAN EYES – Open to the Public – Guest Speaker:  Dr. Ogihara-Schuck, Visiting Scholar from Dortmund through Erasmus.

AMERICAN FILM SERIESCinema Dei Fabbri, Shows at 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm – MEMBERS ONLY
Apr 23  – LOVE IS STRANGE (comedy 2014, 94 min.) Starring:  John Litgow, Alfred Molina

THURSDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE at 10 am. –OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
EARTH MONTH
Apr 2Earth: the Operator’s Manual (PBS 2012, 60 min.)  A report on the interconnected stories of humans, fossil fuels, the Earth’s climate history and future energy options.    
Apr 9 An Inconvenient Truth (2006, 50 min.)  Former Vice President Al Gore’s presentation of the danger of global warming.
Apr 16 –Earth Days  (PBS 2009, 102 min.)  From the birth of the modern environmental movement in the 1950’s to the first 1970 Earth Day Celebration. 
Apr 23 – Wasteland (2009, 95 min.)  Vik Muniz, Brazilian- American artist, and local garbage pickers transform recyclable materials from the world’s largest garbage dump into works of art.

TUESDAY MORNINGS – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Apr 14 - 10amSHARING AND RELAXING IN ENGLISH – How are things going? Let’s reflect and talk.   Gestalt Method.
Apr 21- 10am - TUESDAY COFFEE BREAK– Have a cup of coffee and some great conversation.
Apr 28 - 10am – SHORT STORY CLUBThe Ecological Self by John Seed from EarthLight Magazine.

ITALIAN SURVIVAL CONVERSATION GROUP for ITALIAN LANGUAGE LEARNERS – Open to the Public - We have 2 groups meeting each week: 
Every TUESDAY 11-12 – Italian Survival Conversation for MOMS with BABIES (0-3yrs)
Every THURSDAY 11-12 – Italian Survival Conversation for ADULTS (WITHOUT Babies) 
Make sure that you get the right day!  Start to speak. No stress. No charge.  Don’t worry about making mistakes!  Practical everyday Italian. 

MOM and BABY (0-3 years) PLAYGROUP in ENGLISH – Open to the Public
Every THURSDAY from 10:30-12. Bring your baby.  Hang out with other moms. Speak English.  Get out of the house!

WINE, CHEESE and BOOKS – Apr. 16  at 8 pm
The group is reading any book by Beppe Severgnini, the Italian journalist loves to comment on American, British and Italian behavior. Want to participate? Send an e-mail aia.fvg@gmail.com.

AC TC – American Corner Teen Club meets every Friday afternoon from 5- 7 pmFree and Open to all Middle and High School StudentsSAVE THE DATE:  May 16th The Teen Club is organizing a Roman Themed Murder Mystery Dinner for all Middle School and High School Students who take group or individual courses with us.  Lots of fun and pizza for everybody! Details coming soon.

FRIDAY FAMILY FILM NIGHT – Open to the Public
Apr. 17 - 5 pm – ELMO Goes Green (PBS Sesame Street, 47 min.). Elmo learns how to respect the Earth and recycle.

SAVE THE DATE: June 6, 6 pm - PRE-SCHOOL and ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – ICE CREAM SOCIAL GRADUATION– More details in May. 

AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Programs, consultation of the library, public internet access computers, and Wi-Fi are always free and open to the public.  It’s a great place to study, meet friends, bring your kids.  The US Department of State has granted us a Gold Standard rating in terms of programs, facilities, services! In addition to our regular library, we also feature and Education Advising Section, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space. 

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, mentors for teens and a variety of other roles.  Contact us!  We’ll keep you busy!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

What's Up? March 30- April 3, 2015

Here's the plan at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste for the week of March 30-April 3, 2015.  All Activities are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.

Monday, March 30th
5:30 pm -  Finding Vivian Maier, Projection and  Conference (2013, USA, dir. John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, documentary, 84 min. English language) in collaboration with the University of Trieste and the course Donne, Politica, Istituzioni.
Dr. Elisabetta Bini, University of Trieste, will be with us to discuss the film. True story of a nanny in New York, posthumously recognized as a talented street photographer.  


Tuesday, March 31st
10 am - Short Story Discussion - If Men Could Menstruate by Gloria Steinem, originally published in Ms. Magazine 10/1978.

11 am - Survival Italian Conversation for Moms & Babies (0-3yrs)

Thursday, April 2nd 
EARTH DAY Theme in April
10 am Documentary: Earth: the Operator’s Manual (PBS 2012, 60 min.)  A report on the interconnected stories of humans, fossil fuels, the Earth’s climate history and future energy options.    Schools and students are always welcome 

10:30 am - Mom & Baby Playgroup in English
11 am - Survival Italian Conversation for Adults (without babies)

Friday, April 3rd - Monday April 6th
CLOSED for Easter Break.  
Spring Classes and activities begin on APRIL 7th

INFO ABOUT SPRING and SUMMER CLASSES?   Here is the link

Saturday, March 21, 2015

What's Up March 23-27, 2015?

Here's what's up this week!  All American Corner activities are Free and Open to the Public.

Monday, March 23rd
5 pm - US Visa Types and Application Procedures, Information Session with Vice Consul Inna Rotenberg

Tuesday, March 24th
10 am - Coffee Break
11 am - Survival Italian Conversation for Moms & Babies (0-3yrs)
5:30 pm - I have a  Dream - Afroamerican Women in the Civil Rights Movement - Conference and Projection -  in collaboration with Donne, Politica, Istituzioni - U. of TS - RaiStoria - Professor Vezzosi and Professor Buonomo

Thursday, March 26th
10 am - Iron Jawed Angels, part 2
10:30 am - Mom & Baby (0-3yrs) Play Group in English
11 am - Survival Italian Conversation (without Babies!)
2,4,6:30, 9 pm - DECODING ANNIE PARKER - (Drama 2013) Film at Cinema dei Fabbri - AIA FVG members only

Friday, March 27th
5 pm - Family Film:  BRAVE -(Ribelle)  Disney Pixar animated film in Original Version
5pm - AC TC - American Corner Teen Club

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring and Summer English Classes


Looking for information about our English Courses? 

For more info:  aiats.course@gmail.com or 349 37 30 682

Here are the Links:

Spring Kids - starting April 7th
Spring Adult Courses - Starting April 7th

Weekend Warrior - Adult Intensive -
March 28-29 or May 23-24

Summer STEAM Kids 
Summer Intensive Adults and Weekend Warrior

US Visas - Information Session


lunedì, 23 marzo alle ore 17 presso l'American Corner Trieste, Piazza Sant'Antonio, 6 - Trieste , in occasione della sua visita a Trieste, Inna Rotenberg, la Vice Console del Consolato degli Stati Uniti a Milano, terrà un INCONTRO INFORMATIVO sulle TIPOLOGIE e PROCEDURE di RILASCIO di VISTI d'INGRESSO negli STATI UNITI. Ingresso Libero.

Tra i punti di maggior interesse, si parlerà dei visti per studio e turismo/ affari, del Visa Waiver Program (Programma di viaggio senza visto) e delle relative procedure di richiesta (modulistica, procedura on-line, appuntamento presso il Consolato, documenti richiesti, emissione del visto e ritiro passaporto). La Vice Console fornirà al pubblico presente consigli utili per una permanenza sicura e consapevole negli Stati Uniti e sarà a disposizione per eventuali domande di carattere generale, mentre la collaboratrice, dott.ssa Micol Chirico, sarà a disposizione per quesiti sulla procedura di rilascio dei visti, ESTA ecc.
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INFORMATION SESSION – VISAS for the USA
Visa Types and Procedures
Visas for Study, Work, Tourism, Immigration
Monday, March 23, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Associazione Italo Americana FVG
American Corner Trieste
Piazza Sant’Antonio Nuovo, 6- Trieste
Open to the Public
Inna Rotenberg, Vice Consul of the Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate Milan, will be present.

Women's History Month 2015

Women's History Month

Donne, Politica e Istituzioni in collaboration with the University of Trieste. 

Thanks to Professor Elisabetta Vezzosi for her presentation of FIRST LADIES. 
The conference was Tuesday, March 17th (NOT Wednesday March 18th as written in Il Piccolo today). 

Join us for the upcoming Conferences in this series.

March 24th - 5:30 pm - I Have a Dream - Afro American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

March 30th - 5:30 pm - Finding Vivian Maier - Conference and Documentary about this street photographer who just recently and posthumously discovered. 

More appointments in the Women's History Theme:
March 19th - 10 am - Iron Jawed Angels - 10 am - part 1 - American Suffragette Movement
March 26th - 10 am - Iron Jawed Angels - 10 am part 2
March 27th - 5 pm - Family Film - The Brave
March 31st - 10 am - Short Story Discussion - If Men Could Menstruate by Gloria Steinem.

Monday, March 16, 2015

What's Up? March 16-21, 2015?

What's Up at American Corner Trieste - March 16-21, 2015?
Always free and open to the public.


TUESDAY -
 10 am - Sharing and Relaxing in English
11 am - Survival Italian Conversation Mom&Baby




TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 - 5:30 pm - FIRST LADIES
- In collaboration with the Course “Donne, Politica, Istituzioni” of the Università degli Studi di Trieste

First ladies, documentary (2014, part of Il tempo e la storia documentary series, RAI Storia, special guest Raffaella Baritono, 50 min., Italian language). Professor Elisabetta Vezzosi, University of Trieste will lead the discussion.  The changing roles of the women next to the U.S. Presidents. 


 THURSDAY -
10 am - Iron Jawed Angels. p.1 - Film about the battle to give women the right to vote in the US
10:30 am - Mom&Baby (0-3yrs) Playgroup in English
11am - Survival Italian Conversation (without Babies)
8 pm - Wine Cheese & Books - Middle Age by Carol Oates. write for the location aia.fvg@gmail.com
 

FRIDAY
5pm - AC Teen Club - working on Mystery Dinner
 

SATURDAY -
6pm - Scrabble Club. Write to us for the location aia.fvg@gmail.com

SAVE THE DATE: 
MONDAY, March 23rd - 5 pm 
US VISA PROCEDURES AND TYPES - Information Session.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

What's Up? March 9-13, 2015

American Corner Trieste Activities are Free and Open to the Public


American Corner Trieste - Piazza Sant'Antonio 6, Trieste. aia.fvg@gmail.com
Click on the Links for Details.  

March is WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH - We have Conferences, Documentaries, Short Stories, Films on this theme.  Come to our Women's Space at American Corner Trieste. Here is the link with the complete calendar

 Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
11- 12 - Survival Italian Conversation for Moms and Babies (0-3 yrs) - no stress, no charge, no babysitter.  Learn what you need to get by!

Thursday , Mar 12, 2015
10 am - Amelia Earhart: Queen of the Air - Biography Documentary. The story of this courageous and groundbreaking aviator.  
10:30 am - Mom & Baby (0-3 yrs) Play Group in English  - meet some English speaking Moms.  Let your babies socialize.  Baby friendly environment.
11- 12 - Survival Italian Conversation (without babies)- no stress, no charge,   Learn what you need to get by!
Friday, Mar. 13, 2015
5 pm - AC TC - American Corner Teen Club.  Free and Open to all Middle and High School Students. We're planning our Murder Mystery Dinner.  The theme is Toga Party!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

What's Up? March 2-6, 2015

American Corner Trieste Activities are Free and Open to the Public   

American Corner Trieste - Piazza Sant'Antonio 6, Trieste. aia.fvg@gmail.com
Click on the Links for Details.  

Monday - Mar. 2, 2015
8 pm - Made for Each Other - BATMAN RETURNS- Film - in Original Version - The last show in the Made for Each Other Series.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015
11- 12 - Survival Italian Conversation for Mom & Babies (0-3 yrs)

Thursday , Mar 5, 2015
10 am - The Triangle Fire - PBS Documentary. The story of the tragic fire in the NYC garment district that led to safety reform and International Women's  Day.
10:30 am - Mom & Baby (0-3 yrs) Play Group in English  
11 am - Italian Conversation for Language Learners (without Babies!)
2,4,6:30, 9 pm - American Films Series - ENOUGH SAID - Cinema dei Fabbri.  Members only. 
  
Friday, Mar. 6, 2015
5 pm - AC TC - Teen Club - Making, Creating, Hanging out in English.  Working our our Murder Mystery Dinner.