Monday, November 19, 2018

The Week Ahead: Nov 19-24, 2018

THANKSGIVING, Native American Events,  Nati Per Leggere, Creative Writing, American Film Series, Teddy Bear Workshop, and more!    

Come and join us!  All American Corner Events are FREE.  

Tuesday - 20/11
10 am - CUSTER'S LAST STAND - Documentary in English.    

10 am - Laboratory / Workshop Teddy Bear Project Integration through Entrepreneurship Production of Teddy Bears by Migrant Tailors in the Teddy Boy Project.  Come and learn more about the project and the artisans behind it.  Take home a beautiful and unique Teddy Bear. This is a continuing event every Tuesday & Thursday morning.  Our Teddy Bears went on the first lag of their voyage.  They are now in Rome!  More Refugee Bears are in production and will be available this week! 

 10 am - Mom and Baby Playgroup in English.(every Tuesday and Thursday morning).  Come in and meet some other Moms and let your babies or toddlers play together (or Sleep) .  Informal.  Networking and Friendship for Moms and babies in our Baby Friendly environment.

8 pm - Conference Native American - Camminare in Armonia - in Italian with Franca Pizzichillo.    


Wednesday - 21/11
10:00 am and 6:00 pm  - Reading - Half of What I Know - Metà di Quello che So by Christiana Langenberg - Christiana Louisa Langenberg is the author of the bilingual collection of stories Half of What I Know. Her second collection of stories,  She teaches in the English Department and Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Iowa State University.






Thursday - 22/11
10:30 am - Nati per Leggere - Bilingual Reading for 0-36 months.  

10 am - Laboratory / Workshop Teddy Bear Project Integration through Entrepreneurship - (see above)

American Film Series at Teatro dei Fabbri
13:30, 16, 18:30, 21 
Ideal Home. Dir. Andrew Fleming. Starring Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd. Comedy. 91 minutes.


8 pm - Women's Book Club - Reading around the world.  Discussing - The Gathering by Anne Enright.  To participate send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com

Friday 23/11

4 pm - TEEN MAKER SPACE - Make, Create, Innovate in English.  
Free and Open to Middle School and High School Teens. Every Friday afternoon.
Under the guidance of a Super Cool Adult Expert, we are constructing a drone from scratch!  Broken computer or broken electronics at home?  Bring them end and we will deconstruct them and salvage parts.
    
5 pm - CONFERENCE - Native American Oral Culture and the Role of Pulitzer Prize Winnter N. Scott Momaday - Speaker:  Prof. Leonardo Buonomo - in English. 






Saturday 24/11 - 
Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner- Reservations required.  Members Only.   SOLD OUT. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Lettera ai soci - Conferma Corsi WINTER 2019



Trieste, 17 novembre 2018
Gentili Soci,
l’autunno sta volando!  Se non avete già ritirato la tessera associativa e le ricevute di pagamento, Vi invitiamo a passare al Front Desk durante il nostro orario di ufficio (lun-ven dalle 16 alle 19).

I corsi del trimestre Fall terminano il 15/12/2018. Se non avete già provveduto, Vi chiediamo di passare al Front Desk entro il 29/11 per confermare la Vs. presenza per il periodo WINTER. Questo ci permetterà di informare le persone in lista d’attesa di eventuali posti liberi per rinunce. 

Il trimestre Winter va dal 7 gennaio 2019 al 23 marzo 2019, per un totale di 10 settimane. Il trimestre Spring inizierà subito dopo e durerà 10 settimane, fino alla fine dell’anno scolastico. In allegato trovate il calendario del trimestre Winter. Saremo chiusi la settimana di Carnevale dal 2/3 al 8/3. 

Gli importi da versare per i vari corsi del trimestre Winter sono:

Corso                                                             Contanti                     IBAN (sconto del 5%)
PreK e Family English                                  €100                            €95                                                                                  
Elementary 123 e Elementary345                 €150                            €142,50         

Native Speaker, Mid.School, HighSchool    €200                            €190                                                                                                          
Adult Courses                                                €250                          €237,50 
        
Il nostro IBAN è:  IT 05 M 02008 02230 000005261887

Richiediamo il pagamento del corso entro la data della prima lezione (7 gennaio). 

Vi invitiamo inoltre a partecipare a Thanksgiving il 24/11, evento riservato ai soci e alle loro famiglie – previa prenotazione. Vi ricordiamo anche che il tesseramento presso la nostra Associazione Vi permette di prendere in prestito libri, dvd e riviste, e di accedere all’American Film Series presso il Teatro dei Fabbri.

Cordiali saluti.

Karoline Steckley
Director
Associazione Italo Americana FVG

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Week Ahead Nov. 12-16, 2018

Coding GirlsNative American Events, Teddy Bear Workshop, Moms & Babies, Pocahontas Family Film and more!    

Come and join us!  All American Corner Events are FREE.  

Monday and Tuesday November 12/13
Coding Girls - An international program sponsored in Trieste by the US Embassy to Italy in collaboration with Mondo Digitale, Microsoft, the Coding Box, Università degli Studi di Trieste to promote coding for High School Girls.  Offered in selected Trieste High Schools and in several other cities in Italy and around the world.
12/11 - Coding Girls Workshops
13/11 - Coding Girls Hackathon at the University of Trieste

Tuesday - 13/11

10 am - Native American Themed Conference:  The Birth of the Native American Rights Movement co-founded by Dennis Banks.  Guest Speaker:  Prof. Giampaolo Dabbeni - In Italian.    

10 am - Laboratory / Workshop Teddy Bear Project Integration through Entrepreneurship - Production of Teddy Bears by Migrant Tailors in the Teddy Boy Project.  Come and learn more about the project and the artisans behind it.  Take home a beautiful and unique Teddy Bear. This is a continuing event every Tuesday & Thursday morning.  Our Teddy Bears went on the first lag of their voyage.  They are now in Rome!  More Refugee Bears are in production and will be available this week! 

 10 am - Mom and Baby Playgroup in English.(every Tuesday and Thursday morning).  Come in and meet some other Moms and let your babies or toddlers play together (or Sleep) .  Informal.  Networking and Friendship for Moms and babies in our Baby Friendly environment.

8 pm - Documentary Native American Tribes of Northern America - In English.    

Thursday - 15/11
10 am - Mom and Baby Playgroup in English. (see above)

10 am - Laboratory / Workshop Teddy Bear Project Integration through Entrepreneurship - (see above)

DATE CHANGE!!!
BOOK CLUB will be 22/11 - Next Thursday
8 pm - Women's Book Club - Reading around the world.  Discussing - The Gathering by Anne Enright.  To participate send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com

Friday 16/11

4 pm - TEEN MAKER SPACE - Make, Create, Innovate in English.  
Free and Open to Middle School and High School Teens. Every Friday afternoon.
Under the guidance of a Super Cool Adult Expert, we are constructing a drone from scratch!   Broken computer or broken electronics at home?  Bring them end and we will deconstruct them and salvage parts.     
5 pm - POCAHONTAS - FAMILY FILM in English with English subtitles.  Disney 1995. 90 min.  







Sunday 18/11
7 pm - Native American Ceremony of Intention - By Reservation by Nov. 16th at cell: 328867426.  You will learn the location when you make your reservation.  


LOOKING AHEAD 

24/11 - Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner- Reservations required.  Members Only.  ATTENTION!  This event is always SOLD OUT.  Limit:  70 participants.


Sunday, November 4, 2018

The Week Ahead: Nov 5-11, 2018

Indian Time, Pilgrims, Conferences, GLOW, Coding and more!    

It's Native American Heritage Month at American Corner Trieste.  Come and join us!  All American Corner Events are FREE.  

Tuesday - 6/11 we propose 



10 am - Documentary - After the Mayflower - the Arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock.  PBS - We Shall Remain Series... in English.    

10 am - Laboratory / Workshop Teddy Bear Project Integration through Entrepreneurship - Production of Teddy Bears by Migrant Tailors in the Teddy Boy Project.  Come and learn more about the project and the artisans behind it.  Take home a beautiful and unique Teddy Bear. This is a continuing event every Tuesday morning.

 10 am - Mom and Baby Playgroup in English.(every Tuesday and Thursday morning).  Come in and meet some other Moms and let your babies or toddlers play together (or Sleep) .  Informal.  Networking and Friendship for Moms and babies in our Baby Friendly environment.

8 pm - Western Indian Country - A Slide Show Tour - V. Matucci.. in Italian.    

Wednesday - 7/11
6 pm - Conference - US Midterms 2018 - Referendum on the Trump Presidency.  At SSLMIT - Via Filzi 14 - in Italian.  
Including Prof. Leonardo Buonomo as a speaker.
Free and Open to the Public.



Thursday - 18/10
10 am - Mom and Baby Playgroup in English. (see above)

Friday 9/11

4 pm - TEEN MAKER SPACE - Make, Create, Innovate in English.  
Free and Open to Middle School and High School Teens. Every Friday afternoon.
Under the guidance of a Super Cool Adult Expert, we are constructing a drone from scratch!      

An American Photographer will give us all the tips to the the best pictures of your favorite person!  You! RSVP Required.  For Middle School and High School Girls.  

Sunday 11/11
Coding Kids Workshops - Online Reservation Required.  Space is limited.  Free



LOOKING AHEAD 

24/11 - Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner - Reservations required.  Members Only.



November 2018 Newsletter



NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER = Indian Time, Thanksgiving, Coding, Conferences.   All the colors of Fall! Come and learn about Native Americans and celebrate Thanksgiving with us!  This month there are several evening events.  View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text and in Calendar Format.  Forward the newsletter to a friend!
OFFICE:
ADMINISTRATION HOURS
Tuesday and Thursday mornings:  9-12 and Wednesday afternoons: 5-7 pm
Pick up your IBAN Receipts, Membership Cards, Make Cash Payments, during our Administration Hours, listed above.  

LIBRARY and AMERICAN CORNER HOURS:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday mornings 9-12 and Monday to Friday afternoons from 4-7 pm.

We are an association.  In order to participate in members only events, attend the American Film Series, take a course, check out library materials, you MUST be a 2018/19 MEMBER. 
Our 2018/19 Membership Year began on September 1st. 
Here is the Membership Form.  If you have been a member in recent years, we can quickly upload your data in the office.  Membership prices remain unchanged.  Euro 25 – Ridotto for Students 16 and over, Teachers and 65 and over.  Euro 35 – Intero.  Membership is valid until August 31, 2019.    Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNER:  Saturday, November 24th at 7:30 pm.
Members Only. Another great reason to become a member!  Our favorite holiday! Turkey, music, fun.  Prepaid Reservations required. Limit: 70 people.  Everybody brings a Thanksgiving Dish or Beverage to Share. Details at this LINK.  Reserve early.  This event is ALWAYS SOLD OUT. You can reserve in person at the Front Desk starting on November 6th during our Office Hours.

38th AMERICAN FILM SERIES at Teatro dei Fabbri
The film series begins on Thursday, October 25th with shows at 1:30, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm.
Great American films in Original Version on the Big Screen (not on your PC or TV!)  You must be a Member to attend the films.
22/11- IDEAL HOME Dir. Andrew Fleming. Starring Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd. Comedy. 91 min.

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES
FALL 2018/19 REGISTRATION for KIDS and ADULTS is CLOSED. 
The Winter Session begins on January 7th.  If there is availability in the Winter Session, you are welcome to join a put your name on a waiting list for a class starting in January. 

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS are possible all year long.  Yes, you can! Schedule an appointment to discuss your needs.

American Corner EVENTS - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH -INDIAN TIME exhibits, documentaries, speakers, performances.  Here is the LINK to the Full Indian Time Program. 

REGULAR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·       every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am - Mom & Baby Playgroup
·       16/11, 5 pm - Family Film Festival POCAHONTAS (1995) 100 min.
·       22/11, 10:30 amNATI per LEGGERE –Bilingual Reading English/Italian for ages 0-36 mo.
·       Fridays at 4 pm - TEEN MAKER SPACE - Building a homemade drone with our expert Mentor!
·       9/11, 5:30 pm - GLOW Photography Workshop: Selfie vs Self Portrait - Girls Leading Our World

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·       Every Tuesday 10-12 – Refugee Teddy Bear Workshop – Morning Maker Space
·       Every Tuesday morning and evening in November – Special Events for Indian Time.
·       7/11, 6 pm – Conference – US Midterm Elections 2018 – A Referendum on the Trump Presidency. In Italian at SSLMIT, via Filzi, with Leonardo Buonomo, Elisabetta Vezzosi, Ilaria Zamburlini.
·       15/11, 8 pm - Women’s Book Club -Reading around the World.  The Gathering by Anne Enright. Send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com to participate.
·       21/11, 10 am & 6 pm – Reading & Book Presentation Half of What I Know by Christiana Langenberg.
·       23/11, 5 pm – Conference – Oral Traditions in Native American Literature and the role of Pulitzer Prize Winner N. Scott Momaday – Speaker: Prof. Leonardo Buonomo.
·       Tuesday Coffee Break – back in December.  Come to the Indian Time program!
·       Short Story Club – Back in December.  Come to the Book Presentation, Native American Literature Talk or the other Indian Time programs!

TESOL TRIESTE LOCAL GROUP the first TESOL Workshop of the school year. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Workshop. If you’re not on the TESOL Italy Trieste Mailing list, send an email to tesolitalytriestemail@gmail.com for details.  Teachers, bring your teacher friends and colleagues.  You receive MIUR Credit, enrich your C.V. and free get professional development! Two AIA FVG teachers were selected to make presentations at the November Annual National TESOL Italy Convention in Rome! 
30/11, 6 pm – TESOL Workshop

CODING
11/11 - CODING KIDS – Free Coding Box workshops for children age 4-7 – Online Registration Required.
12 & 13/11 - CODING GIRLS - Coding Training and Hackathon for Trieste High Schools A tremendous opportunity for local high schools and their female students in collaboration with the US Embassy to Italy, Mondo Digitale, University of Trieste.

TEDDY BEAR PROJECT – Integration through Entrepreneurship
A unique Teddy Bear would be a wonderful Christmas present!  Watch the RAI FVG feature about the project.  40 bears were sent to the US Embassy Rome for the Christmas market.  More bears are coming!  Take yours home today.  Follow the teddy bears on Instagram and send us a picture and the location of your teddy bear.  Join the tailors and the volunteers every Tuesday morning to stuff, cut, sew.  Do you have a working heavy duty sewing machine to donate?  Please contact us. 

HALLOWEEN is OVER and we had a fun time.  Did you catch this RAI FVG feature with us and how to make a Jack-o-Lantern?  Do you know the star of the clip?

VOLUNTEERS
We are a Volunteer Run Non-Profit Association.
We’re looking for:  A Knitter to head the Knit Wits group, American Film Series Volunteers, Expert sewers for Tuesday Maker Space – Teddy Bear Project, A donated Heavy Duty Sewing Machine.

Volunteers run our Library, American Corner Programs and Activities.  We are looking for Volunteers to Mentor and Manage the Teen Maker Club, Assist with the Nati per Leggere program, Work at the Cinema, Help with our Morning Activities at the Front Desk and in the Library. Send us an email.  We’ll find a role for you.  University of Trieste students in Humanities, P.R. and other majors can earn 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 also learn valuable life and people skills.  High School Students can also do Alternanza Scuola Lavoro.  Contact us! aia.fvg@gmail.com 

AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Since 2007, we have been part of the American Spaces Network.  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.  Specific sections of the library are dedicated to Educational Advising, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space.  Consult our on line catalog of Books and DVDs.   The American Corner also offers Life Skills in English Courses for Refugees thanks to a U.S. Department of State Grant and the US Diplomatic Mission to Italy. 
The American Corner promotes the Teddy Bear Integration through Entrepreneurship Project, encouraging professional refugee tailors to use their skills to produce the beautiful unique teddy bears, using recycled materials.  Select your bear and take it home with a donation.