Friday, February 25, 2011

Monday Nights- Sanford and Son

Sanford and Son is our featured Sit-com this week. Join us, Leonardo Buonomo, Fred and Lamont Sanford for this TV Classic.
Monday, February 28th at 8:30 p.m. at Cappella Underground, Via Economo 12/9- Trieste.
Fred is an L.A. junk dealer who loves to drive his son crazy. This 1970's Norman Lear creation was named by Time Magazine "One of the 100 best TV shows of all time".
Next week's companion film is Barbershop.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

High School and Middle School Brush-up Classes

We are offering special classes to Middle School and High School students who need a little (or big) brush-up to finish the year on a high note. Here is the info:




The course will last 10 weeks.
Cost: 200 euros

For more information, call us!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Children's Corner

The Children's Corner in our library is going strong! And the approval rating from our mini-visitors is excellent!

We had a fantastic inauguration with TV crews, the press, 2 classes of 3rd graders and Jack Hillmeyer, Public Affairs Officer at the US Consulate Milan as our guest reader.

If you missed it, click here for a video reading of "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein, and to see the photos.

Thanks to all who made this Children's Corner possible: Giovanni and Laura at the US Embassy, Carol Perez, Jack and all the people who made book donations in the US Consulate Milan, our volunteers Piero, Cristian, Karoline, Nate, Fenia, Grazia, Igor, Simonetta, Franco, Marilena, Roberta, Michael, Andrea. Let us know if we missed anybody.

Saturday Storytime: The Cat in the Hat

Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 10-11, The Cat in the Hat

This week we have a Dario, our multi-talented "Mother Tongue Daddy" to delight us with a story and if we are very very good listeners... with a song as well!

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Friday Documentary - American Road Trip! The Lincoln Highway

Friday, February 25, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. take the original road trip. Drive from New York to San Francisco along the Lincoln Highway, America's first coast-to-coast.
Enjoy the trip and the view. Leave the driving to us and think of how much money you will save on gas!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Saturday Storytime- Little Red Riding Hood

Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 10-11
A classic tale this week. Call and reserve for your child! Free to the children of members. What? you're not a member yet? Become one on Saturday.
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By the way, there is no blood in this version and everyone lives happily ever after! Sorry we spoiled the ending.

Friday Documentary -American Road Trip-Niagara Falls

Friday, February 18, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.
Join us on An American Road Trip! Niagara Falls.
Visit this place that was one of America's first tourist attractions and still receives millions of visitors for around the world each year.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Monday Nights: Star Trek (2009)

If you liked Battlestar Galactica, you'll LOVE Star Trek, the 2009 Movie.
Join Leonardo Buonomo and the Monday Night team at Cappella Underground, via Economo 12/9 at 8:30 p.m.
Beam me up Scottie!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

We are on TV Today!

Watch Telequattro at 7:30p.m. to see what we were up to today at the Association!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Saturday Storytime - One Fish Two Fish... Dr. Seuss

Saturday February 12, 2011 from 10-11 a.m., our "Mother Tongue Mommy" will read One Fish. Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish.

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Come on, get out of bed on Saturday morning! It's fun and we guarantee that your kids will love it.

Friday Documentary - Bridge to Freedom (1965) Eyes on the Prize

Friday, February 11, 2011 from 6-8 p.m., we continue to honor Black History Month through the PBS Series Eyes on the Prize.
In this episode, see Martin Luther King as he receives the Nobel Peace Prize and witness the walk of 25,000 people from Selma to Montgomery for the passage of the Voting Rights Bill.

Inauguration - Children's Corner

Thursday, February 10th at 10 a.m. we will have the official ribbon cutting ceremony and inaugurate the new Children's Corner.
Our guests of honor will be 2 classes of 3rd grade students from the Compresorio "Altipiano", who will read "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein, followed by a related activity and of course enjoy a snack!

Thursday Adult Coffee Hour

Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 10 - 12
Yes, there is a lot going on and we would love to talk about it in ENGLISH!!!
Join us and Jack Hillmeyer, Public Affairs Officer from the US Consulate Milan, for our monthly coffee hour.
In addition to the LIVELY conversation, there is also FANTASTIC illycaffè.

Monday, February 7, 2011

February Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!  The Associazione Italo Americana celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.  We want to make this year last a long time, so we will spread out special events during the course of 2011. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 6-8 p.m., via Roma 15
This fantastic musical event,  broadcast from the White House with President Obama as Master of Ceremonies in honor of Black History Month. Featuring songs from the Civil Rights Movement performed by top entertainers such as Yolanda Adams, Joan Baez, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Howard University Choir and The Freedom Singers.

During this evening take the opportunity to get a sneak preview of our Children’s Corner that will be inaugurated on February 10th with a group of elementary school students.  This is our new area just for kids!

WHAT’S AMERICA CALENDAR 2011 – For those of you who came to The Blind Side and requested the “What’s America? Calendar  by the US Consulate Milan, YOU WON, and the calendars are here!  Come to Via Roma and pick up your copy!

ENGLISH COURSES FOR ADULTS – Now accepting students for our Adult Classes.  Come for a free trial lesson!
Beginner – Mondays from 5 – 7 p.m.
Advanced / Intermediate Conversation – Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.

Yes… your have read correctly!  Just do it!  On February 9th, by popular demand we will offer an Italian course for Foreigners.  Come on the 9th  at 10 a.m. for a free presentation of the course to be held on Wednesdays from 10-12 a.m. for 5 weeks. 

MONDAY NIGHTS – Cappella Underground, via Economo 12/9, 8:30 p.m.
Fun!  Each showing in English is followed by an English commentary by Leonardo Buonomo.
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA – TV Series – February 7th             STAR TREK – Film – February 14th
SANFORD AND SON – TV series – February 28th

TGI THURSDAY – Adult Coffee Hour, Via Roma 15
February 10, 2011, 10-12
Have a cup of coffee and enjoy some English conversation.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

THE COVE (2009)  - Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

NO EASY WALK The March on Washington– Civil Rights Movement 1961-1963 – February 4th
BRIDGE TO FREEDOM- Martin Luther King receives the Nobel Prize 1963-1965 – February 11 th

Children’s CornerOfficial inauguration on Feb. 10th. 
Magazine news – We have moved the magazine section down the hallway.  We still have our regular magazine titles, but new magazines are on the way:  Bon Appetit, The Atlantic Monthly, Consumer Report, Highlights just to name a few, not to mention your old favorites: Time, Newsweek, Oprah, etc.

Storytime is now being held in our new Children’s Corner.   Call the office and reserve for your children.  Free for the children of members.
Jack and the Beanstalk – February 5th
One Fish, Two Fish – Dr. Seuss – February 12th
Little Red Riding Hood – February 19 th
Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss, February 26th

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Hours: Monday-Friday 4-8pm and Tuesday, Thursday 10-12am

Friday Documentary - February 11th, 6:00 p.m.

We will continue the Eyes on the Prize Series for Black History Month with the episode entitled Bridge to Freedom (1965).
Friday, February 11, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., Via Roma 15 -Trieste
In this episode, Martin Luther King receives the Nobel Prize and 25,000 people march from Selma to Mongomery, helping to ensure the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Italian Class

Yes, you have read correctly... On February 9th, by popuular demand we will offer an Italian course for Foreigners.
Come on February 9th at 10 a.m. for a free presentation of the course that will be held each Wednesday from 10-12 a.m. for 5 weeks.
The cost of the course will be 125 Euro for 5 lessons.
Just do it! It will be fun and you'll meet some interesting people!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A White House Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY Associazione Italo Americana del FVG!

To kick off our 50th anniversary year (1961-2011), join us Wednesday, February 9, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. in via Roma 15, for a special celebration evening of fantastic music ... with President Obama as the Master of Ceremonies.

We will project: In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement.

In honor of Black History Month, President Obama invited Joan Baez, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, the Howard University Choir and many other top names to perform their music at the White House.

Jack Hillmeyer, Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate Milan will be our special guest!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Monday Nights - Battlestar Galactica

Monday Nights, Monday February 7th 8:30 p.m. at Cappella Underground, Via Economo 12/9.
Join us and Leonardo Buonomo for Battlestar Galactica - in English, followed by commentary. Next week - Star Trek (2009).

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Saturday Storytime- Jack and the Beanstalk

Join us on Saturday morning, February 5th from 10-11 a.m. for this classic fairy tale.
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Brush up on your dancing skills, we might do the Hokey Pokey again this week! That's what it's all about!

Friday Documentary -No Easy Walk - 1961-1962

In Honor of Black History Month, our Friday Documentary for this week is No Easy Walk (1961-1962) from the PBS Eyes on the Prize Series.

Follow Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on his March on Washington in August 1962 and hear his famous "Free at Last" Speech.

Friday, February 4th from 6-7 p.m. in Via Roma 15. Followed by English conversation. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC