Monday, February 7, 2011

February Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
FEBRUARY 2011 NEWS

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. 

1st EVENT for our 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
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.

ITALIAN FOR FOREIGNERS
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.

AMERICAN FILM SERIES IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGE AT THE ARISTON CINEMA
THE COVE (2009)  - Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

FRIDAY DOCUMENTARY, Via Roma 15, 6 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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
AMERICAN ROAD TRIP – NIAGARA FALLS – February 18th
AMERICAN ROAD TRIP – A RIDE ALONG THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY – February 25th

LIBRARY NEWS
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
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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