Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Saturday Storytime - The Best Pet of All

Saturday Storytime continues with The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle. The question of the week is: Is it better to have a dog or a dinosaur as a pet?

Saturday, February 4, 2012, 10:30 a.m.at Associazione Italo Americana FVG /American Corner Trieste - Via Roma 15 - Trieste

Join us for a story, a song, and activity... in English of course. Lawrie and Joanne will be our volunteers of the week.

Call the office to reserve a space for your little one.

Friday Documentary -Dreams of Obama

The first in our Friday Documentaries dedicated to Black History Month.

Friday, February 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

American Corner Trieste - Via Roma 15 -Trieste

Open to the Public

Interviews with those closest to Barack Obama before his inauguration in January 2009. PBS - 60 minutes

Il Piccolo - Our Super Chef

Check out the Piccolo today (January 31, 2012).

Andrea Tamburini is featured on page 36 for the American Cooking School - Associazione Italo Americana FVG

School starts on Thursday, February 2nd with Tex-Mex. Response has been fantastic and the first course is already full. We have a waiting list and will reschedule another sessions of Tex-Mex in the future after we see how the first course goes.

In order to participate in the courses, you must be a member of AIA-FVG (Not a member yet? No problem. Membership is €35 for regular memberships and €25 for teachers, students + 65). Membership includes the Ariston and Cappella Underground Film Series, Storytime, Use of our Lending Library and much more).

Upcoming lessons after Lesson 1 El Paso - Tex-Mex will be:

New Orleans - Cajun - March 15, 2012

L.A. - California Fusion - May 10, 2012

Black History Month

February is Black History Month at the American Corner Trieste. The Friday Documentaries for the month are:

Feb. 2nd - Dreams of Obama - Interviews with those closest to Obama before he took office in 2009

Feb. 10th - Tuskegee Airmen - The first group of black fighter pilots in WWII. The fought both racism and the war.

Feb. 17th - Massachusetts 54th Colored Division - The real story of the heroic African American regiment in the Union army in the Civil War.

Feb. 24th - When I Rise - Barbara Smith Conrad, talented Afro-American mezzo soprano in 1957, becomes the center of a civil rights battle at the University of Texas when she is cast to star in a university production with a white male opera singer.

SHOWTIME: Fridays at 6 p.m. at the American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG, Via Roma 15 - Trieste


Monday, January 30, 2012

Busy Place on Saturday!

What a busy place on Saturday! Storytime with Joanne and Lawrie, Skyping with the Italian Class at Windows on America Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine), Igor's Photo session with Andrea Tamburini our American Chef, Computer work with Igor, Paperwork with Luisella, lots of book and DVD check-outs too! Check our Facebook site for the video of "Ten in the Bed, Roll Over" and more Photos.

Come and see us next Saturday when we have another Storytime - The Best Pet of All!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Saturday Storytime- Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

Saturday Storytime - Saturday, January 28, 2012- 10:30-11:30

Story of the Week: Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

At: American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG - Via Roma 15 - Trieste

Join us for our weekly appointment - a story, a song, a craft. The reader of the week is our super fun volunteer Lawrie. Please call to reserve a space for your little one. (040 63 03 01)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Storytime - The Bunny Hop and Photos

Storytime with Dario on Saturday was lots of fun. Here is the video of the our Bunny Hop Dance to the 1950's Big Band Song that we did to accompany Duck! Rabbit!
Next week: "Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes" with our expert Mother Tongue - Lawrie! Call the office to reserve your space (040 63 03 01) Here is a link to the photos of Saturday, January 21, 2012.

Friday Documentary: Taste of Freedom - Carnival in the US and Taste of Trieste

Friday Documentary Series: Friday January 27, 2012, 6:00 p.m.

At: American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG, Via Roma 15 - Trieste


Our focus on American food culture continues with the last documentary on food. Burt Wolf's PBS Series - Taste of Freedom - Carnival in America and Taste of Trieste.

Explore food traditions in the US. The second episode explores food traditions in Trieste (in English). This special episode was not released in the US. Michael, our volunteer, will lead the discussion afterwards.

If this leaves your mouth watering, join our American Cooking School - Lesson 1: El Paso- Tex-Mex. February 2, 2012.

Next month - Focus on Black History Month -

Feb. 3rd - Dreams of Obama, Feb. 10th - Tuskegee Airmen, Feb. 17th - Massachusettes 54th Colored Division, Feb. 24th - When I Rise.



Please make tasty treats for our annual fundraiser. Call to let us know and we will put you on the list. Please wrap your treats in a way we can easily sell them (for cookies, put two or three together, for example).

Treats will be sold for the last two showings of the movies at the Ariston on Thursday. We will start set-up after the 4pm show.

If you're not baking, please come and buy!

Thank you!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

American Film Series:Super 8

WHAT: Super 8

American Cinema Series of Associazione Italo Americana FVG

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2012

SHOWTIMES: 2, 4, 6:30 9 p.m.

WHERE: Cinema Ariston, Viale Romolo Gessi - Trieste

Here is a summary of this 2011 film directed by JJ Abrams and produced by Steven Speilberg

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

Members only...not a member yet? No problem. You can get your membership card in our office or on Ariston film night. Euro 25 for students, teachers, over 65 and Euro 35 for the rest of us. Your membership card is valide for the Ariston series, Made for Each Other at the Cappella Underground, use of our library and much more!

We will have a Bake Sale in the lobby of the Ariston before the movie. Donate some homemade specialties in single serving portions. The funds support our library and extra activities.

Friday, January 20, 2012

American Cooking School - Feb. 2 - El Paso -Tex-Mex

Click directly on the flyer to get a better view. Limited spaces available! The menu (subject to change according availability of fresh ingredients) foresees: Cheesy Potato Skins with Nacho Salad, Corn Chowder with Pico de Gallo, Chili con Carne, Cinnamon Ice Cream Chimichangas with Chocolate Tequila Salsa. Of course no Tex-Mex meal without Margaritas and beer would be complete! Come by the office to reserve your place!

Friday Documentary - January 20, 2011

In January, the Friday Documentary Series continues with a focus on American Food.

Join Michael each Friday at 6:00 p.m. American Corner Trieste in Via Roma 15 - Trieste for the Friday Documentary Series.

Open to the Public.

Upcoming documentaries are:

20/01/12 The Meaning of Food: part 2

27/01/12 Burt Wolf:Taste of Freedom-part 1 Carnival in the US, part 2 Trieste Food Heritage

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday Storytime Pictures

We all had a great time with "Stretch", plus we got to Move it Move it a little bit. Here is the link to the photos from Saturday, January 14th at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG /American Corner Trieste, Via Roma 15 - Trieste.

Join us next Saturday (January 21st from 10:30 - 11:30) for Duck! Rabbit! with Dario, our Daddy Tongue volunteer father (and not to mention fantastic musician). Call to make a reservation for your children (just so we know how many to expect). tle: 040 63 03 01.

Thanks to all our participants and our volunteers (Jennifer, Gerardo, Denise).

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Made for Each Other - January 16th and 23rd

Made for Each Other is back with 2 more Companion TV series / movies. The topic of the month is family.

Family -Monday, January 16th. The seventies series following the Lawrence family and their in-house drama. Winner of 4 Emmy Awards.

Ordinary People - Monday, January 23rd. Starring Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland and Hutton. Directed by Robert Redford. Winner of 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Join Leonardo Buonomo for some Pop Culture 101. Each film is followed by a commentary to put things into perspective.

Get off the couch and get to the Cappella Underground. Films start at 8:30 p.m.

Not a member yet? No problem...Get your membership card directly at the Cappella Underground on film night. Remember that your membership is valid also for the Film Series at the Ariston, use of the library, Storytime and much more. (Membership: €25 for students, teachers, over 65, €35 for regular membership).

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

JANUARY 2012 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste

Whatever your New Year’s resolutions are, the Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner can help. Make 2012 your best year ever by taking advantage of our outstanding resources, courses, cinema series, friendly faces and events. Plus, you’ll be saving money! We’ve got a fun year planned for everyone and a few surprises up our sleeves. Not a member yet? You can join at any time.

Make a New Year’s resolution to brush up your rusty English and brighten up some dreary winter evenings. Intensive courses start in February. More details will be posted on our blog.

January 26th for the showing of Super 8 at the Ariston, we will hold a Bake Sale to get some donations for our activities. Please help us out and bring some of your baked goods to the Ariston on film day. Contact the office to confirm.

January 12th, 10-noon
Have a cup of java, tell us what you did during the holidays – in English naturalmente.

This month the series is dedicated to American Food Culture. Join Michael for a foodie tour of the US and don’t gain a pound (or a kilogram, depending on how you think about it).
January 13th – The Meaning of Food Life, Culture, Family – Part 1
January 20th – The Meaning of Food Life, Culture, Family – Part 1
January 27th – Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom, - Part 1 - Carnival in the US, Part 2 –Trieste’s Food

SATURDAY STORYTIME, via Roma 15, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Our favorite winter series is back! Saturday mornings through April, bring your children or grandchildren ages 0 -10 to Storytime. Jennifer and our volunteer team of mother tongue Mommies and Daddies will delight us with modern children’s classics selected for the annual White House Easter/Spring Lawn Party. Each story is followed by a related activity. Call the office and make a reservation . A great way to get your children interested in English – no stress, just fun. We ask that one family member be a member. Not a member yet? Try it out once and see if you like it. Would you like to read aloud? Give us a call and we’ll get you on the list! The complete schedule and details are on our blog.
January 14th - Stretch
January 21st – Duck! Rabbit!
January 28th – Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes

Super 8, directed by J.J. Abrams
Thursday, January 26th at 2:00p.m., 4:00p.m., 6:30p.m. and 9:00p.m.

January 16th – Family (TV series- winner of 4 Emmy Awards) – 8:30 p.m.
January 23rd – Ordinary People (1980 film – winner of 4 Oscars) – 8:30 p.m.
The new location has brought a great group of regulars to the series! Join Leonardo Buonomo for a lesson in Comparative Pop Culture at the highest level. Your membership card is valid for this series.

Take a foodie tour of the US without leaving Trieste. Andrea, our very own Renaissance man: ESL teacher and professional chef will teach a hands on cooking course for the preparation of the regional specialties of: El Paso, New Orleans, and New York. For Members Only. The cost is: €30 per lesson (including an apron). Dinner (prepared by you on-site plus an AIA – FVG apron) and recipes included! Come by the office to book and pay. Limited availability. More details on our blog. First lesson: February 2nd – El Paso Tex-Mex

Santa brought us a new automated Library Check-Out System. Be patient with us during our learning period. Look for lots of new books and DVD’s. On Saturday Storytimes the library will be open from 10:00 a.m. until noon.


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Monday, January 2, 2012

Thursday Coffee Hour

When the holidays are over, we'll be back with our wonderful java jive. The next Thursday Coffee Hour is scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 10 - noon. Via Roma 15, Trieste at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG /American Corner Trieste

Bring a smile and your clever conversation (in English, naturalmente). Tell us what you did during your holiday vacation... or your new diet idea for losing those extra pounds.

Open to the public.

Friday Documentary Series Continues

In January, the Friday Documentary Series focuses on American Food Culture. Join Michael each Friday at 6:00 p.m. in Via Roma 15 - Trieste for the Friday Documentary Series. Open to the Public. The documentaries for January are:

13/01/12 The Meaning of Food:Life, Culture, Family part 1
20/01/12 The Meaning of Food: part 2
27/01/12 Burt Wolf:Taste of Freedom-part 1 Carnival in the US, part 2 Trieste

Get Ready for Saturday Storytime - Starting January 14th

Enjoy the rest of the holidays, but mark your calendars for January 14th! We can start taking reservations on Monday, January 9th. This is a fun, no-stress way to get your children age 0 - 10 speaking English (if they already speak English, it is just plain fun!)

Try it you'll like it. For your first time, you don't have to be a member. If you continue, we ask that one member of the family become a member of AIA FVG (€25 for students, teachers and over 65, €35 for regular memberships). Membership includes the film series, use of our library, invitations to our special events.

The library is open for check-outs on Saturday Storytime Mornings.