Tuesday, June 27, 2017

July / August 2017 Newsletter


JULY / AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER
SUMMER!  Independence Day Celebration – July 2nd, Full Immersion, Films.  Come on down!  Lit Flicks and the Summer Cartoon Festival.  View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text or in Calendar Format.   Forward the newsletter to a friend!
OFFICE:
SUMMER LIBRARY and ADMINISTRATION HOURS
Tuesday and Thursday mornings:  9-12 and Wednesday afternoons: 4-7 pm
Pick up your IBAN Receipts, Make Cash Payments, during our Administration Hours, listed above. Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

SUMMER VACATION – We will close from:  July 28 – August 20th.  We will periodically check our email during the break. 

Sunday, July 2, 6-10 pm – An evening of family fun and a cookout! In collaboration with the MULI Trieste American Football Team the RANZIDE – Flag Football and ADS Sant’Andrea San Vito at the Campo Sportivo Starc, Via Locchi 38.  Free and Open to the Public. Football, Flag Football with the Muli and the Ranzide, Games, Food, Fun!  Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty too! Plenty of Parking!

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES

SUMMER STEAM Full Immersion English Mornings for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle and High School continue. Registration is Open. Here is the link to the Summer STEAM Schedule.   You can register your child online at this LINK.  4 Weeks – 2 weeks at the beginning of the Summer and 2 weeks before school starts.  You can take just 1 week or as many weeks as you like.  Great for Native Speakers too! Payment and registration according to the deadlines. 

WEEKEND WARRIOR Full Immersion English for Adults. 
July 8/9.  1 weekend, 10 hours of Full Immersion, Infinite Fun.

HIGH DIVE Full Immersion English Week for Adults. 
July 17-21 and/or July 28-Aug 1-   5 mornings – 20 hours of Full Immersion. OBJ: Fluency.

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS are also possible during the summer.  Yes you can!

FALL 2017/18 CLASS SCHEDULES for KIDS and ADULTS
Summer just started, but you can start to think about Fall.  English Classes for All Ages and All Levels.
Pre-Registration Links are available online. ATTN: We cannot accept payments for Fall Classes or 2017/18 Memberships until September 1st when the 2017/18 Membership Year begins.  If you are new, we will offer a mini trial lesson before our regular lessons begin.  You can register your child or yourself for a FREE TRIAL LESSON at the beginning of September before the courses start.  Trial lessons ARE NOT offered during our regular courses.

LIT FLICKSAmerican Literature on the Big Screen at American Corner Trieste – In Original Version.  Free and Open to the Public. Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
28/6   The Great Gatsby. Book: F. Scott Fitzgerald. Film 2013 with Leonardo DiCaprio. 
5/7     A Streetcar Named Desire. Book: Tennessee Williams. Film 1951 with Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh
12/7   To Kill a Mockingbird. Book: Harper Lee. Film 1962 with Gregory Peck.   

SUMMER CARTOON FESTIVAL Favorite Cartoon Films in English at American Corner Trieste – In Original Version.  Free and Open to the Public. Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
28/6   Finding Dory (Alla Ricerca di Dory)
5/7     The Aristocats (Gli Aristogatti)
12/7   Zootopia (Zootropolis)
19/7   Bolt (Bolt)
26/7   Moana (Oceania)    
                    
TAKE US TO THE BEACH!  Check out a great book, magazine or DVD.  Consult our on line catalog of Books and DVDs.

ENJOY THE SUMMER!

July/August 2017 Calendar

July / August - Independence Day, Football, Films, Full Immersion


Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Week Ahead: June 26-July 2, 2017

Looking for a Summer English Class?
Wednesday, June 28th is Double Feature Day at Associazione Italo Americana FVG.  2 Films in  English. Free and Open to the Public.

5:30 pm - FINDING DORY in the CARTOON FILM FESTIVAL
directed by Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane, 2016, USA, 97 min.
Written by Andrew Stanton. Voices: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill. Screenplay by Andrew Stanton. 
The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

Next Week: July 5th - THE ARISTOCATS

8 pm -THE GREAT GATSBYdirected by Baz Luhrmann, 2013  in the LIT FLICKS FILM SERIES
Oscar winner: Best Costumes, Best Production Design.
Adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1925). Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton. Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce.
New York, 1929. Nick Carraway, in a sanitarium for depression and alcoholism, is persuaded by his doctor to write a therapeutic account of what put him there. Nick's journal describes how, seven years earlier, he had moved to a tiny house on Long Island adjoining the sumptuous mansion owned by enigmatic neighbor, the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby.

Next Week: July 5th -A STREETCAR NAMED DESIREdirected by  Elia Kazan, 1951, USA, 162 min. with Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION 
Sunday, July 2nd from 6 - 10 pm in collaboration with the Muli Trieste and ASD Sant'Andrea San Vito at Campo Starc - Via Locchi 38 -  Trieste.  Free and Open to the Public

Summer English for Kids and Adults

Looking for a Summer English Class at Associazione Italo Americana FVG?

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Week Ahead June 19-23 2017

Looking for a Summer English Class?
Wednesday, June 21st is Double Feature Day at Associazione Italo Americana FVG.  2 Films in  English. Free and Open to the Public.

5:30 pm -  FINDING NEMO, directed by Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, 2003, USA, 100 min. in the Summer Cartoon Festival.
 Written by Andrew Stanton. Voices: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould. Screenplay by Andrew Stanton. Oscar Winner: Best Animated Film.  
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
Next Week: June 28th - FINDING DORY


8 pm - 12 YEARS A SLAVE, directed by Steve McQueen, 2013, USA, 134 min. in the LIT FLICKS FILM SERIES
Oscar Winner: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay Adaptation of the slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (1853). Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender. Screenplay by John Ridley.
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty personified by a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.

Next Week: June 28th -  THE GREAT GATSBYdirected by Baz Luhrmann, 2013

Looking ahead:  


INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION 
Sunday, July 2nd from 6 - 10 pm in collaboration with the Muli Trieste and ASD Sant'Andrea San Vito at Campo Starc - Via Locchi Trieste.  Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer Hours

Summer Library and Administration Hours 

Starting on June 19th, our Summer Hours are:

*Tuesday and Thursday:  mornings:  9-12
*Wednesday afternoons:  4-7 pm


During our hours you can:
  • Check out Books, DVDs and Magazines
  • Make payments, Pick up receipts
Of course you can always reach us at:  aia.fvg@gmail.com or aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Week Ahead: June 12-16, 2017

Looking for a Summer English Class?


Tuesday, June 13
10 am - Short Story Club - Discussing 
 Immigrant Picnic by Gregory Djanikian.   Free and Open to the Public.  Click on the above link for the poems.  If you like this poet, you can find more of his print work at this LINK and AUDIO LINKS HERE.  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/audio/detail/77096

Wednesday, June 14th - LIT FLICKS FILM SERIES
Free and Open to the Public
14 JuneTHE SCARLET LETTER in V.O., directed by Roland Joffé, 1995, USA, 135 min.
Adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (novel 1850). Starring:  Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall. Screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart.
It is 1667 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and an uneasy truce exists between local Puritans and their neighbors, the tribe of the Algonquians. Chief Metacomet succeeds his father Massasoit as head of the latter just as a new colonist, Hester Prynne, arrives overseas from England. As Hester waits for her husband, who is due to follow shortly after, she falls for a young minister, Arthur Dimmesdale.

14 giugnoLA LETTERA SCARLATTA, diretto da Roland Joffé, 1995, USA, 135 min.
Adattamento del romanzo di Nathaniel Hawthorne La Lettera Scarlatta (1850). Interpreti: Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall. Sceneggiatura di Douglas Day Stewart.
Nel 1667, nella colonia della Massachusetts Bay, fra i locali Puritani ed i loro vicini, la tribù degli Algonchini, non corre buon sangue. Il capo Metacomet succede a suo padre Massasoit come guida della tribù, proprio quando una nuova cittadina, Hester Prynne, arriva dall’Inghilterra. Mentre Hester attende suo marito, che dovrebbe seguirla a breve, si innamora di un giovane sacerdote, Arthur Dimmesdale.

NEXT WEEK in LIT FLICKS:  
21 June- 12 YEARS A SLAVE, directed by Steve McQueen, 2013, USA, 134 min. 


Looking ahead:  

SUMMER CARTOON FESTIVAL - Wednesday, June 21st - 5:30 pm  FINDING NEMO in V.O.  Free and Open to the Public


INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION - Sunday, July 2nd from 6 - 10 pm in collaboration with the Muli Trieste and ASD Sant'Andrea San Vito at Campo Starc - Via Locchi Trieste.  Free and Open to the Public

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Week Ahead: June 5-9


The Week Ahead:

Looking for a Summer English Class?



Tuesday, June 6
10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break - a cup of coffee and some great conversation in English. 

Wednesday, June 7th
8 pm - The Last of the Mohicans in V.O.  LIT FLICKS Series  
directed by Michael Mann, 1992, USA, 112 min.
Adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans (novel 1826). Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means. Screenplay by Cristopher Crowe, Michael Mann. Oscar Winner: Best Sound.
The last members of a dying Native American tribe, the Mohicans, live in peace alongside British colonists. When the daughters of a British colonel are kidnapped by a traitorous scout, they must be rescued in the crossfire of a gruesome military conflict of which they wanted no part: the French and Indian War.

Next week: The Scarlet Letter

Thursday, June 8th
10 am - Nati Per Leggere Bilingual English / Italian Reading 0-3 yrs.  

Looking ahead:  

Lit Flicks - June 14th - The Scarlet Letter
Independence Day Celebration - July 2nd with the Muli Trieste and ADS Sant'Andrea San Vito.  

Summer English Courses 2017

Registration is Open for Summer Full Immersion English for Kids and Adults at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG



Summer STEAM Full Immersion Mornings for Kids


Friday, June 2, 2017

Closed June 2 & 3

The Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste will be closed in observance of La Festa della Repubblica.

Friday, June 2nd
Saturday, June 3rd

No Group Classes and No Activities on those days.

Here is the LINK to the Calendar for Spring Courses.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Week Ahead: May 29-June 1

The Week Ahead:

Looking for a Summer English Class?
Ice Cream Social - Here is the LINK to the photos from our Party.  If you missed it, Pre-K and Elementary parents can pick up certificates at the Front Desk.  Sorry, the ice cream is gone!


Tuesday, May 30
MEMORIAL DAY is in remembrance of the men and women who lost their lives in the US Military.  
Read all of Ernie Pyle's World War II Columns at this LINK.
More about Capt. Waskow at this LINK.  Waskow's Last Letter is HERE.



Thursday, June 1
10 am - Maker Space - Create It, Make It.  3D Printer, Sewing Machines, Crafts.

Friday + Saturday - June 2 +  3
CLOSED for the Festa della Repubblica

LOOKING AHEAD:
Lit Flicks - Starting on June 7th
Summer Cartoon Festival - Starting June 21st

June 2017 Newsletter

 JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER

JUNE=SUMMER!  Fun, Full Immersion, Films.  Come on down!  Lit Flicks and the Summer Cartoon Festival.  We offer activities and courses for all ages.  Save the Date: Independence Day Celebration – July 2ndView the Newsletter on the Blog in Text or in Calendar Format.   Forward the newsletter to a friend!

OFFICE:
Library Hours: Mornings: Tues. and Thurs. 9–12, Afternoons:  Mon. through Fri. 4-7
Administration Hours:  Mornings: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9-12, Afternoons: Thursday 4-7.  Pick up your IBAN Receipts, Make Cash Payments, during our Administration Hours, listed above. Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

SUMMER LIBRARY and ADMINISTRATION HOURS begin on JUNE 19th
Tuesday and Thursday mornings:  9-12 and Wednesday afternoons: 5-7 pm

CLOSED for The Festa della Repubblica -  NO GROUP CLASSES or ACTIVITIES:
June 2nd and 3rd
AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES

SUMMER STEAM Full Immersion English Mornings for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle and High School.  We start the week of June 19th.  Registration is Open and Space is limited.  Here is the link to the Summer STEAM Schedule.   You can register your child online at this LINK.  4 Weeks – 2 at the beginning of the Summer and 2 before school starts.  You can take just 1 week or as many weeks as you like.  Great for Native Speakers too! Payment and registration according to the deadlines. 

WEEKEND WARRIOR Full Immersion English for Adults. 
June 10/11 and or July 8/9.  1 weekend, 10 hours of Full Immersion, Infinite Fun.  June Deadline: June 7th.

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS are also possible during the summer. 

FALL 2017/18 CLASS SCHEDULES for KIDS and ADULTS
Summer just started, but you can start to think about Fall.  English Classes for All Ages and All Levels.
Pre-Registration Links will be available online soon.   ATTN: We cannot accept payments for Fall Classes or 2017/18 Memberships until September 1st when the 2017/18 Membership Year begins. 

Photos of the event are viewable at this LINK.  If you missed it, you can pick up your certificate at the Front Desk. 

The editorial team is working.  Issue Zero Launch in September.  Thanks to all who contributed!   
                                        
We had a great 5 weeks with Futurosa, Mini Basket in English. Looking ahead to Summer Basketball Camp:  1 week –June 12-19 for Kids 2004/5/6/7.  Tell them that you are an AIA FVG Member.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

GLOW – was a fantastic and intense 24 hours for all participants and mentors!  Thanks to everyone for making it such a great success.  An extra special thanks to Erin for putting it all together.  Looking forward to next year.  Here is the LINK with the photo highlights. 

LIT FLICKSAmerican Literature on the Big Screen at American Corner Trieste – In Original Version.  Free and Open to the Public. Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
7/6     The Last of the Mohicans. Book: James Fenimore Cooper. Film 1992 with Daniel Day-Lewis.      
14/6   The Scarlet LetterBook: Nathaniel Hawthorne. Film 1995 with Demi Moore.      
21/6   12 Years a Slave. Book: Solomon Northup. Film 2013 with Chiwetel Ejiofor
28/6   The Great Gatsby. Book: F. Scott Fitzgerald. Film 2013 with Leonardo DiCaprio. 
5/7     A Streetcar Named Desire. Book: Tennessee Williams. Film 1951 with Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh
12/7   To Kill a Mockingbird. Book: Harper Lee. Film 1962 with Gregory Peck.   

SUMMER CARTOON FESTIVAL Favorite Cartoon Films in English at American Corner Trieste – In Original Version.  Free and Open to the Public. Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
21/6   Finding Nemo (Alla Ricerca di Nemo)
28/6   Finding Dory (Alla Ricerca di Dory)
5/7     The Aristocats (Gli Aristogatti)
12/7   Zootopia (Zootropolis)
19/7   Bolt (Bolt)
26/7   Moana (Oceania)                        

02/07, 6-10 pm – SAVE the DATE! An evening of family fun and a cookout! In collaboration with the Muli Trieste American Football Team and ADS Sant’Andrea San Vito at the Campo Sportivo Starc, Via Locchi.  Free and Open to the Public. Football, Flag Football, Games, Food, Fun!  Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty too!

REGULAR EVENTS - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·         08/06, 10 am - Nati per Leggere – Bilingual Reading English / Italian for ages 0-3 years.
  • Mom & Baby Play Group – Back in September! 
  • Teen Club Back in September!
WOMEN’S SPACE and ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
  • 06/06, 10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break – A coffee and some conversation in English!
  • 13/06, 10 am Short Story ClubImmigrant Picnic by Gregory Djanikian
  • Maker Space for Adults – Back in September    
  • Women’s Book Club – Back in September
  
VOLUNTEERS
We are a Volunteer Run Non-Profit Association.
Volunteers run our Library, American Corner Programs and Activities.  We are looking for Volunteers to Mentor and Manage the Teen Club, Assist with the Nati per Leggere program, Work at the Cinema, Help with our Morning Activities.  Send us an email.  We’ll find a role for you.  University of Trieste students in Humanities or P.R. can earn Internship Credit Hours with us (CFU).   We accept students with a minimum of 75 hours (3 CFU).  You'll have a great experience and improve your English, while you learn valuable people skills. Contact us!  aia.fvg@gmail.com 

AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Programs, consultation of the library, public internet access computers, and Wi-Fi are always free and open to the public.  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 an Education Advising Section, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space.  
The American Corner also offers English and Life Skills Courses for Refugees thanks to a U.S. Government Grant.