Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Invitation for an event about the Mid-term Elections

Dipartimento di Storia e Cultura dall’Antichità al Mondo Contemporaneo
Dipartimento di Filosofia, Lingue e Letterature
Centro Interuniversitario di Storia e Politica Euro-Americana
Associazione Italo-Americana del Friuli Venezia Giulia/American Corner
Mercoledì 1° dicembre 2010, ore 16,30
presso la sede del discam, Via Economo, 4
in occasione della pubblicazione del volume
a cura di Fabrizio Tonello, La Costituzione degli Stati Uniti (Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2010)
si terrà il seminario:

Gli Stati Uniti di Obama
dopo le elezioni di Mid-Term
Discutono del libro e delle elezioni:
Guido Abbattista
Università di Trieste
Mauro Bussani
Università di Trieste
Leonardo Buonomo
Università di Trieste
coordina Elisabetta Vezzosi
Università di Trieste
sarà presente l’autore

Friday, November 26, 2010


On Friday, December 3rd from 5-7 p.m. we will have our Annual Cookie Fest in Via Roma 15, Trieste.

Some Holiday Cheer, including Demonstrations, Recipes, Christmas Cookies and Treats, Christmas Tree Decorating. Children Welcome. Bring your favorite homemade cookies to share - don't forget the recipe.
If you would like to make a demonstration, let us know!
NEWS FLASH . . . It is confirmed! Santa Claus is coming to Via Roma 15. Bring your children and grandchildren to meet Santa, give him their wish lists, have their pictures taken. They can also trim the tree and learn some Christmas carols!... plus what about those COOKIES!!!

Thanksgiving Photos

Thank you to all who participated and a big thanks to Andrea and the staff of La Bottega del Vino. We had a real American family-style Thanksgiving. We also appreciate the wonderful support of our sponsors: Zidarich wines, Zoe Food, Comune di Trieste, Salumeria - via Roma 15, Moka caffè - via Roma, Mrs. Gei. Here are the photos from the event.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Don't forget to make your Thanksgiving reservations! Please give us a call or stop by the office by Tuesday morning so that we can give an accurate head count to the restaurant! You can pay anytime before Thursday, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call to make your reservation...

Tell your friends, too! There's plenty of turkey for everyone!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Friday Documentary Series at American Corner Trieste

Each Friday night at 6:00 p.m. The American Corner shows a documentary regarding American society, culture, politics, nature. These screenings, in via Roma 15, are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and followed by a discussion in English.

Here is the complete calendar for 2010/2011

Oct 15 Mark Twain, A Film by Ken Burns Part 1
Oct 22 Mark Twain, A Film by Ken Burns Part 2
Nov5 An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Nov12 War Letters
Nov19 The Congress, by Ken Burns
Nov26 Thanksgiving and The Importance of Ritual - Taste of Freedom
Dec 17 Christmas - Taste of Freedom
Jan 14 John F. Kennedy,Years of Lightning, Day of Drums
Jan 21 One on One with Barack Obama
Jan 28 A Flea Market Documentary
Feb. 4 The March
Feb 11 Frederick Douglass
Feb 18 Do You Speak English? Down South
Feb 25 Do You Speak English? Out West
Mar 18 Do You Speak English? Up North
Mar 25 One Woman One Vote
Apr 1 Earth
Apr 8 An Inconvenient Truth
Apr 15 Easter

For more news about the single features, check our American Corner Trieste Facebook page.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Monday Nights, "Joe" - Cappella Underground, Nov. 15th at 8:30 p.m.

Monday Nights - TV Series vs Film at Cappella Underground in Via Economo.
Following last week's showing of "All in the Family" the comparison is the cult film "Joe", 1969. A much more dramatic look at American society. The film is followed by a commentary in English by Prof. Leonardo Buonomo.

You can also purchase your membership "tessere" at the Cappella Underground before the showing.

Eva Margaret has arrived!

Congratulations to Karoline, director of AIA-FVG, and Cristian on the arrival of Eva Margaret on Tuesday, November 9th!

THANKSGIVING - Thursday, November 25th

Let's talk turkey...Here are the details you have all been waiting for:

Thanksgiving Dinner: Thursday, November 25, 2010, 8:00 p.m.

At: La Bottega del Vino, Courtyard of San Giusto Castle
Cost: Euro 45 for Adults and Euro 15 for children (<=12 years old)

Reservations: Pass by the association, make reservations, pay, get your receipt

We hope to see you all there! What's on the menu? Turkey!!! and all the traditional trimmings.

By the way.. What do turkies like to eat for Thanksgiving? ...Nothing, they are already stuffed!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

THE TOWN - Cinema Ariston - Nov. 18th

The 30th American Film Series in original version at the Cinema Ariston begins on Thursday, November 18th with The Town, starring Ben Affleck (show times: 16:00, 18:30, 21:00). The membership cards (Tessere) are available in the office in Via Roma 15, or directly at the Ariston. Beware... since this is the first film, there is usually a line to get your membership directly at the Ariston, and you might risk missing the beginning of the film.
This year entry is with your membership card only. We cannot sell individual tickets.
Our office hours are: Monday to Friday from 16- 20, and Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10-12. See you at the cinema!

GAME DAY - November 13th - from 3-7 p.m.

Join us in the library for an afternoon of fun on Saturday, November 13th from 3-7 p.m. On the same day over 1,800 libraries throughout the world host “Game Day” where you can play table and video games in your library. Celebrate the popular and educational value of games.

Fun for all ages! Play: Monopoly (US version) , Scrabble (in English) Wii, Twister, Trivial Pursuit (US version) and others. Bring a friend! Propose another game if you like.

Here is the link for more info about this international initiative. See you in the library!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Monday Nights - Cappella Underground - All in the Family

Monday November 8th we begin "Monday Nights" at Cappella Underground in Via Economo. Be there at 8:30 p.m. to watch "All in the Family" followed by a discussion with Leonardo Buonomo. Here is the complete list of Monday Night show dates and titles. You can purchase your 2010/11 membership in the Association or directly at Monday Nights or on Ariston film night.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Lots of things are happening in November! The 30th annual Film Series at the Ariston is starting, the Monday night Film and TV series at Cappella Underground is getting underway, and, let’s not forget OUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY:  THANKSGIVING!

But first, some reminders!

1)       Hey you, get us out of your SPAM.  Add us to your address list so you receive our messages. If you’re not receiving our newsletter, you can check our Blog for the same info and never miss any news or events.

You can always stop in for a printed copy of this month’s news. We’re always happy to see you!

2)       You can also become our Fan on Facebook –:  Associazione Italo Americana del FVG  and American Corner Trieste. That’s where we put event photos as well (Halloween Party Photos, for example, are on the American Corner Trieste page!)

3)       Renew your Membership for 2010-2011  – This year’s membership cards are already on sale at the Association. We recommend doing this BEFORE the first film to avoid having to wait for yours. Also, this year there will be NO SINGLE TICKET SALES AT THE ARISTON. YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND THE FILMS. There will be one exciting exception to this rule. More about that later! If you have a temporary card, new cards will be available next week. Call first to make sure! You can also get your membership cards at Cappella Underground on Monday nights!


Ariston Film Series – 30th Year at 16:00, 18:30, 21:00
November 18 – The Town

Can you believe it’s already been 30 years? Any record-holders? How many years have YOU come to the series? Let us know!

Sponsors of this year’s series include: CRTrieste, Provincia di Trieste, and Pacorini.

Monday Nights at Cappella Underground, 20:30
November 8 – “All in the Family”
November 15 – Joe

Join our host, President and TV/Film buff, Leonardo Buonomo, for another exciting Monday evening series! Like last year, he will introduce the program and run the discussion afterwards.

Friday Documentary Series, Via Roma 15, 18:00
November 5 – An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart
November 12 – War Letters:  Stories of courage, longing and sacrifice through letters from the front
November 19 – The Congress, by Ken Burns
November 26 – Taste of Freedom, Thanksgiving, by Burt Wolf

Denise and Lori will be there to give you the latest Association news and push play. Join our die-hard Friday Documentary fans and learn a little something, too! These documentaries are open to the public, so bring a friend!

TGI Thursday Coffee Hour for Adults, Via Roma 15, 10:00A.M.
November 11 - Stop by and say hello (in English, naturally).  Enjoy some conversation and a cup of coffee. Last time there were BROWNIES!! Who knows what NEXT time’s treat will be!

New for November!! Game Day!
November 13 – Saturday, from 15:00 – 19:00
Sign up to show-off your Scrabble, Monopoly (American version), Trivial Pursuit, Twister or Wii skills.  We’ll have tournaments and prizes.  Open to all Ages.

Thanksgiving Dinner
November 25 – At the Bottega del Vino – Castello di San Giusto. There WILL be turkey!
More information to come. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.


American Corner Trieste – Paolo Bearz Library
On October 22nd the US Ambassador to Italy, David H. Thorne, came to the Association for a visit.  Here is the video of the event.  He was very impressed with our library, the AMAZING events happening at the Association and especially with our community of members, for your language abilities and interest in American culture!

Thank you, illycaffè for donating the coffee and the machine!

The Childrens’ Corner – Inauguration in January with Storytime.
Thanks to a generous grant from the US Government, the Association will be opening a special children’s section of the library in January. We are so excited to share our new books, educational CD Rom games, Puppet Theater, and puppets with you and your children!

New Books, DVD’s and magazines – We are cataloguing (thank you, Volunteers!) new items that just arrived. We have all of the films from last year’s film series, the original Muppet Show, and some great PBS documentaries.  All will soon be on the shelves.  If you want to watch a video here in via Roma, we have a viewing area with a fancy monitor just for you!

Rosetta Stone – American English CD Rom– During library hours, you can use this self-study program in the library to learn/perfect your American English.

It’s November: Here is what we are thankful for!
Our members, our new and returning students, our fantastic teachers, our amazing volunteers (we are so lucky to have you!), being able to stay at Via Roma, 15, the new heating system the landlord is promising us!, our sponsors—all of them: big and small, our friends who donate books... Thank you everyone for being a part of our community.  

See you at the Association in November!