Monday, March 31, 2014

This week at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste

This week at American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG

March 31st - Spring Session Courses begin!  You can still register!

March 31st, 6:30pm - Presentation Project Calcutta 2014 - International School of Trieste Volunteer High School Student Mission to Institute of Indian Mother and Child in Calcutta. Open to the Public.

Friday American Experience  Theme for April Sixties East Coast / West Coast

April 4th, 6 pm - Legends of Folk - The Greenwich Village Music Scene - The best music of the sixties. Original performances of Bob Dylan, Mamas and the Papas, Simon and Garfunkel, Peter Paul and Mary and many more! Open to the Public.

Next Friday April 11th, 6pm - Summer of Love - Haight - Ashbury Street - The San Francisco base of the Hippies in 1967/68. Open to the Public.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Grand Finale Saturday Storytime

Come on down!  Saturday, March 29th 10:30-11:30.  Our final Storytime of the season.
Katie:  Super Star reader
Gabby:  Master Pastry Chef

Yes!  We've got a great story and a fantastic Chocolate Chip Cake to celebrate.
See you there.

Friday, March 28, 2014

April 2014 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste



We’re going lighter for April.  Storytime is finished for the season – Thanks to all our volunteer readers and assistants!  Join us for the Bavisela on May 4th.  Bavisela with us!  (sign up by April 15th!)  We’re tweeting too at AIA FVG@AIAFVG!



April 18th , 21st, and 25th our office is closed.  No courses, no checkouts, no administration. 

Scuola Materna and Elementary classes WILL NOT be held on April 22,23,24

Other classes: Middle School, High School, Adult – talk to your teacher regarding April 22,23,24. 


SPRING COURSES – Start the week of March 31st.  Our courses continue all year long.  

You can join our classes at any time, if we have space.  Participation in the previous session is not required.  Remember, when you pay with an IBAN, you have a 5% discount.  In the causale, specify the name of the student, name of class, day and time of the class.  Bring a copy of the IBAN in order to get your receipt.  Click here for the Details for the Spring Classes for Children and Teens and Classes for Adults.


We will still have openings for our Italian Class – Mondays from 6-8 pm.  Basic survival Italian.  Feel free to join in! Ti aspettiamo! A presto! (We’re waiting for you! See you soon!)



If you have paid with an IBAN, please remember to pick up your receipts.  Come to our office on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoons during Paola’s shift from 4-7pm to pick up your receipts.  Questions? Contact


LIBRARY AMNESTY MONTH - It’s Springtime and we forgive you!

We know that some of you have books and DVD’s that are long overdue.  Return them to us any way that you can… NO QUESTIONS ASKED and NO FINES.  If you lost he original DVD box, no problem. 


BAVISELA with AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste – May 4th

The Bavisela, Italy’s most popular non-competitive walk/run from Miramare Castle to Piazza Unità, is on Sunday May 4th.  If you want to do the Bavisela with AIA FVG, we need your registration and payment of €10 per person by April 15th.  Everybody can participate in this non-competitive walk.  For €10, (instead of the standard €15 price), you will receive the Bavisela T-Shirt, number, bus ticket, gift bag plus an AIA FVG / AC TS hat!  Children over age 3 also pay €10.  We’ll save you the line at the Bavisela Village.  You can pick up your packages a few days before the Bavisela in our office.  Come on, let’s Bavisela together!



Dedicated to the THE SIXTIES – East and West Coast – Everything is Groovy!

April 4th - Legends of Folk- The 1960’s Greenwich Village Music Scene - Enjoy original performances of Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Diamond, The Mamas & The Papas and much more.  Original film clips and interviews. 

April 11th – Summer of Love- Haight – Ashbury Street, San Francisco – Home of the Hippies and birthplace of the “counter-culture”.



April 10th - Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and some great conversation in English!   


MADE FOR EACH OTHER–in our Multimedia Room, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 8:15 pm

Bea Arthur Theme this month.  We will have shows on Friday and Monday for this couple always at 8:15 pm

April 11th - - Maude (TV Series 1972-78)  Edith Bunker’s “liberal” cousin in this All in the Family spinoff

April 14th - Lovers and Other Strangers (film 1970) Planning for a wedding, but there is lots else going on!





TUESDAY BOOK CLUB in our library 10 – 11 – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This month we will meet on April 15th and 29th.  The author of the month is Laila Wadia, a writer, professor, interpreter, living in Trieste for 30 years.  Laila’s works are multicultural fiction.  Contact us at to get a copies of the short stories that we’ll read.  Copies are also available in the office.  On April 29th, Laila will be with us to take your questions.



Our 33rd Annual English Language American Film Series will be shown at the Cinema dei Fabbri, Via dei Fabbri 2/A in Trieste.  Showings will be on Thursdays at 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm.    Here is the complete list of films for the 2013/14 season.  You can pick up your definitive Membership Cards in our Office.  Memberships are no longer sold at the Cinema. 


April 17thThe Butler (2013, 130 min.) Directed by Lee Daniels with John Cusak, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey.  As times change, Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House



The launch of our book drive was a great success! 100 people including the Kyle Scott US Consul General Milan.  Check out the photos!  Until May 31st, you can still become a Women's Library Founder by donating a book that you believe should be a part of this special collection. The book can be new or gently used.  Give us your ideas for important books, DVDs and Women's Corner events.  Help us create a (literal and figurative) space for learning, sharing, mentoring, talking, writing, reading, and creating.  Monetary donations also welcome.  Thanks to Erynn for all her help in cataloging our donations!  Come look at this new section of our library!  Check out a book!


TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) Back in May.  Too many Friday vacation days this month!



A great group of newcomers from age 6 months to 80!  Helping newcomers live happily in Trieste!   Meet some new people, speak English.  Join us in the Bavisela (see above). Send an e-mail to the Google Hangout:  and join the Welcome Home Stranger Facebook.   Join us.  Bring a Friend.  Make a Friend.  Be a Friend. 

April 10th, 10-11:30 am – Anti-stress and relaxation session in English.


ENGLISH CHAT EVENINGS and COFFEE MORNINGS in Staranzano – Open to the Public

Some English conversation for our Monfalcone followers.  

Friday, April 4th and 18th  at 6 pm.  – TGIF Happy Hour

Friday, April 11th and 25th  at 10:15 am -  Coffee Morning and Book Exchange 

At Compagnia delle Creme – Via Firenze 17, Staranzano (GO). 



Membership is valid until October 2014! In addition to our American Cinema Series, we have a fantastic library with over 5000 books, up-to-date magazines and 1300 DVD’s, as well as the Children’s Corner Library and DVD collection.  Everything is available for check-out.  If you or your children take a course with us, you must become a member.   Your membership is also valid for Members-Only activities.   €25 for students, teachers and over age 65 and €35 for regular membership.  There is a form to be filled out.  Click here to download the membership form or pick it up directly in the office.  More questions? Check out our FAQ.



Remember that we are a volunteer organization.  We are looking for people to work in the afternoons at the Front Desk, manage library checkouts and for a variety of roles.  Contact us!  We’ll keep you busy!


See you in 2014 at the Association!       


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Piazza S. Antonio 6, 34122 Trieste – 040 63 03 01

Hours: Monday-Friday 4-7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9-12

Project Calcutta 2014 - March 31, 2014, 6:30 pm - Open to the Public

PROJECT CALCUTTA 2014 Presentation

Monday, March 31, 2014, 6:30 pm. at American Corner Trieste. - P. S. Antonio Nuovo 6, Trieste.

The students and teachers from the INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TRIESTE, who traveled to India for a volunteer mission, will present "Project Calcutta 2014".   OPEN to the PUBLIC. 
Learn more about Project Calcutta and the International School of Trieste's association with IIMC (Institute for Indian Mother and Child). There will be a video and photos to show the highlights of the trip.

Here is a link to the article in Il Piccolo about this Volunteer Project.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

In the Night Kitchen - March 29th - 10:30-11:30 at American Corner Trieste

Our last Saturday Storytime this year.  After this Saturday, we want you all outside playing!

Saturday March 29th, In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak.  Have you ever dreamed of making a cake during your sleep?  Now's your chance! 

10:30-11:30 am.  A story, a song, a related activity.  Lots of fun!  Open to the public.

Call or e-mail to reserve for your little one.

Many thanks to the entire Storytime Gang:  Katie, Elena, Karoline, Michael, Davide, Keaton, Maureen, Dario, Denise, Anastasia, Giorgia, Domenico, Tess, Samantha. 

Thanks to our young readers (and to their parents!) for coming downtown on cold winter Saturday mornings! 

See you this summer with Storytime Light!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

ANNIE OAKLEY - Friday American Experience - March 28th 6-7 pm at American Corner Trieste. Open to the Public.

Friday American Experience:  ANNIE OAKLEY - March 28th 6-7 pm - American Corner Trieste - Open to the Public

ANNIE OAKLEY, made famous by her participation in the Buffalo Bill Show, was the best woman shooter in the world. The daughter of Quakers, she wasn't from the West at all. Later in life she trained 15,000 women to shoot, but she was oppose...d to female voting rights. Annie Oakley was even adopted by Sitting Bull!

In April our theme is the 1960's in America: 

 April 4th - The LEGENDS OF FOLK in GREENWICH VILLAGE - original re-digitaized performances of Bob Dylan, Mamas and the Papas, Peter Paul and Mary, Neil Diamond, Joan Baez, Simon & Garfunkel and Others.

April 11th - SUMMER OF LOVE - Haight - Ashbury Street. The home of the "hippies" and the counter-culture.

Welcome Home Stranger - Thursday, March 27th 6-7 pm. Open to the Public


March 27, 2014 - 6-7 pm at American Corner Trieste

Join us. Bring a Friend. Make a Friend. Be a Friend. A great group of newcomers from age 6 months to 80! Helping newcomers live happily in Trieste. Meet some new people, speak English. OPEN TO ALL. The designated language of the group is English

Send an e-mail to Sheila at the Google Hangout: and join the Welcome Home Stranger Facebook.

Next appointment:  April 10th 10-11:30 am.  Anti-stress and Relaxation in English.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Due Parole sui Nostri Corsi

SPRING 2014 COURSES - Starting the Week of March 31st

First A Few Words About Our Courses.
We offer courses at all levels during the ENTIRE year (except August).   Regular courses generally last 10 weeks per session (Fall, Winter, Spring).  You can sign up for just one session, or you can continue all year long. 
Class sizes are small.  Our courses are generally practical and conversation oriented, but we also promote reading, listening and writing skills.  We always like to keep things fun and interesting.  You go to school or work all day long, so your English class should be a treat!  For questions about courses and/or levels, please call or stop in the office.

Anzitutto due parole sui nostri corsi.
Offriamo corsi a tutti i livelli durante TUTTO l’anno (tranne in agosto).  I corsi regolari durano 10 settimane per sessione (Autunno, Inverno, Primavera.  Ci si può iscrivere a solo un trimestre, oppure, volendo, continuare tutto l’anno.  I gruppi sono piccoli.  I nostri corsi sono indirizzati verso la conversazione, ma naturalmente promuoviamo anche le abilità di lettura, ascolto e scrittura.  Ci piace rendere le cose divertenti e leggeri.  Si va a scuola o si lavora  tutto il giorno, allora frequentare un corso (sia per lo studente, sia per l’insegnante) dovrebbe essere un piacere!  Per ulteriori informazioni riguardanti i corsi / livelli, telefonare allo 040 63 03 01 oppure al  349 8 66666 7 oppure mandaci un mail al

Cash, check or IBAN - IT49A0200802290000005261887. (with IBAN bank transfer, there is a discount of 5%) .  Please specify in the Causale: name of course, student name, day and time of course).
Membership:  All participants must be members of the Associazione Italo Americana del FVG. Adult members:  €35, Students over 16, Teachers, Over 65: €25 Under 16 must have an adult member in the family.  Membership fees should be paid in cash in the office and you need to fill in the membership form. 

For more information on courses and payment: 349 8666667    or

Contanti, assegno oppure via IBAN.  (Se pagate via IBAN verrà applicato lo sconto del 5%, IBAN IT49A0200802290000005261887, specificare:  Causale: Nome del Corso, Nome dello studente, Giorno e ora del corso.  
Quota Associativa:  Per partecipare ai corsi si deve essere iscritti all’ Associazione Italo Americana FVG. 

Per ragazzi sotto i 16 anni, un membro della famiglia deve essere iscritto. Per adulti, ogni partecipante deve iscriversi all’Associazione.Intero- adulto - €35, Ridotto (studenti, insegnanti, ³ 65 anni) - €25.  Vi preghiamo di pagare la quota in sede e di compilare il modulo d’iscrizione.

Corsi Primaverili per Bambini e Ragazzi

Pre-School (Scuola Materna)
Start date: The Week of March 31st
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm   or  

Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm   or  
Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm
Cost: euro 100*

Elementary (Scuola Elementare)
Start date: The Week of March 31st
Tuesdays 6-7:30pm  
Wednesdays 4:30-6pm   or   
Wednesdays 6-7:30pm   
Thursdays 4:30-6pm
Cost: euro 150*
Middle School (Scuola Media)
Start date:  The Week of March 31st
Thursdays 3:00- 5:00 pm
Total: 20 hours
Cost: euro 200* 

High School (Scuola Superiore)
Start date: The Week of March 31st
Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm   or  
Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm
Total: 20 hours
Cost: euro 200*

Courses for Native/Near-Native English-Speaking Children/Teens

Open to mother tongue English children/teens and/or  students with English-immersion schooling.
These courses focus on the specific needs of native speakers of English.
Elementary Advanced Reading for Native/Near-Native Speakers
Start date: The Week of March 31stWednesdays 4:30-6:00 pm
Total:  15 hours
Cost:  euro 150*

Spring Courses for Adults

Adult Beginners (never studied English):
Start date: The week of March 31st
Mondays 4:00-6:00pm 
Total: 20 hours
Cost: 260*

Adult Advanced Beginners (some English, want to start over and SPEAK):
Start date: The week of March 31st
Mondays 6:00-8:00pm 
Total: 20 hours
Cost: 260*

Adult Intermediate Conversation
Start date: The week of March 31st
Tuesdays 10:00-12:00    or    Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm 
Total: 20 hours
Cost: 260*

Adult Advanced Conversation
Start date: The week of March 31st
Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm 
Total: 20 hours
Cost: 260* 

Business at Lunch English for Adults – Intermediate Level
Start date: The week of March 31st
Mondays, Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm                        
Total: 20 hours                                                                     
Cost: 260*     

Cambridge Business English Certificate Advanced (Cambridge BEC Vantage)
Upper Advanced / Intermediate Level
Start date: The week of March 31st
Thursdays 6-8pm                    
Total: 20 hours                                                                     
Cost: 260*     

Italian for Foreigners – Basic Survival Italian Conversation
Start Date: Continuing, You can start at any time.
Mondays: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Total: 20 hours
Cost: euro 260*

What's up this week?

Here is our schedule for this week at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.  All events are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  Feel free to come to as many events as you like!

Tuesday, March 25th - 10-11 - Book Club
We are still discussing Tim Parks and submitting questions to him.  Send us your questions

Thursday, March 27th - 6-7 pm - Welcome Home Stranger
Come and be a friend and make a friend.  The Group for newcomers to Trieste to make their experience more enjoyable.

Friday, March 28th - 6-7 pm - Friday American Experience - Annie Oakley.
American sharp shooter.

Saturday, March 29th - 10:30-11:30 - Saturday Storytime.
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak.  Our Grande Finale for this season!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Saturday Storytime - Zog - March 22, 2014 10:30 -11:30 am - Open to the Public

Storytime is coming to a close.  We want you all outside playing from March 29th!  

Saturday March 22nd, we have another fun story by Julia Donaldson - ZOG - The story of a really smart, but not too cool dinosaur who would like to become friends with a princess.  

10:30-11:30 am.  A story, a song, a related activity.  Lots of fun!  Open to the public,

Call or e-mail to reserve for your little one.

Women's Space - Launch of the Book Drive - March 18, 2014 - American Corner Trieste

Women's Space - Launch of the Book Drive.  March 18, 2014.

Women's Space at American Corner Trieste / ASSOCIAZIONE ITALO-AMERICANA DEL F.V.G. - March 18, 2014. Launch of Book Drive for Women's Library. 

Kyle Scott, U.S. Consulate General Milan helped inaugurate this initiative in front of a Group of 100 people. 

In the future the space will organize events and conferences for women, offer workshops for teens, mentoring, work with women's associations in Italy and around the world. 
Speakers included: Kyle Scott - US Consul General Milan, Leonardo Buonomo, President of Associazione Italo Americana FVG, Karoline Steckley - Director Associazione Italo Americana, Denise Tecchio - American Corner Trieste Coordinator, Elena Marchigiani - City of Trieste - Director of Public Works, Federica Gei - lawyer, Marina Randich - Freelance Teacher / Interpreter. 
We also projected PBS Makers - Hillary Rodham Clinton. 

Many thanks to our volunteers as well! #DiplomacyMoment
 — at American Corner Trieste.

More Photos at this link.  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

St. Patrick's Day in America - Documentary, March 21, 2014 6 pm, Open to the Public. How an Irish holiday became an American Festival for all nationalities.

Friday American Experience


March 21, 2014 6 pm  -

St. Patrick's Day in America - Documentary, Open to the Public.

How an Irish holiday became an American Festival for all nationalities. - 50 min.

Next week:

March 28th , 6 pm

Annie Oakley, the life of this famous sharpshooter who was anti-suffragette and came from a Quaker family.  - PBS 60 min.

TGIF American Style - March 21, 2014 7-9 pm at Associazione Italo Americana FVG - Kentucky Style Fried Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Caesar Salad. Prepaid Reservation Required.

TGIF American Style! This month we have American Comfort Food prepared by Marino at Trattoria Via Timeus 9 and served in the Associazione Italo Americana FVG
Think Kentucky Style Fried Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Caesar Salad.
Happy Hour in English with ethnic food.
Bring your Own Drinks.

AIA FVG 2013/14 MEMBERS ONLY (and your partners / children)

 Not a member? Become one!
€7 CONTRIBUTION per person to cover food costs. Children 12 and under - free of charge.

Bring your own drinks.
See you Friday!

Blue Jasmine - American Film Series - March 20, 2014 2, 4, 6:30, 9 pm

33rd Rassegna del Cinema Americano in Lingua Originale at Cinema dei Fabbri, via dei Fabbri 2/A

BLUE JASMINE - American Film Series in Original Version

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 - 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm at Cinema dei Fabbri, via dei Fabbri 2/A - Trieste.

A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love...
Cate Blanchett - Winner Best Actress - Academy Awards

Writer/ Director: Woody Allen

Stars: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard

Members only... not a member yet? Become one - € 35 intero, € 25 ridotto (students over age 16, Teachers, 65 and over)
Membership at AIA FVG - P Sant'Antonio 6 Monday to Friday 4-7 pm or Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9-12.
Sorry, no single admittance tickets sold. Membership can be purchased at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG.
10 films, use of our fantastic library, invitations to member only events, the newsletter.

See you at the cinema or the association!

Welcome Home Stranger - Anti-Stress and Relaxation in English - March 20. 10-11:30 am

Two Appointments for Welcome Home Stranger at American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG
March 20th - 10-11:30 am .

Get over the Winter Blues! Learn some anti-stress and relaxation techniques in English . Open to the Public.
March 27th - 6 pm - Welcome Home Stranger Meeting. Open to the Public
WECOME HOME, STRANGER: Join us. Bring a Friend. Make a Friend. Be a Friend. A great group of newcomers from age 6 months to 80! Helping newcomers live happily in Trieste. Meet some new people, speak English. Send an e-mail to Sheila at the Google Hangout: and join the Welcome Home Stranger Facebook.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

What a Week!

Here is our busy schedule for this week:

Tuesday, March 18th - 6 pm.  Women's Space - Launch of Book Drive with US Consul General Kyle Scott

Thursday, March 20th , 10 am - Welcome Home Stranger - Sooth, Share, Celebrate - Anti- Stress and Relaxation in English

Thursday, March 20th - 2,4,6:30 9 pm - Blue Jasmine film in Original Version at Cinema dei Fabbri for the American Film Series

Friday, March 21st - 6 pm - Friday American Experience - St. Patricks Day in America

Friday, March 21st - 7-9 pm - TGIF - American Comfort Food  from Trattoria Via Timeus - Kentucky Style Fried Chicken, Vegetarian Macarooni and Cheese, Caesar Salad.  Members only.  € 7 prepaid reservation required. 

Saturday, March 22nd - 10:30 - Saturday Storytime - Zog

Whew!  I'm already exhausted!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Kyle Scott, Console Generale degli Stati Uniti d’America a Milano, l'American Corner di Trieste e l'Associazione Italo-Americana del Friuli-Venezia Giulia, vi invitano cordialmente per il lancio della raccolta libri in inglese per WOMEN’S SPACE presso l’American Corner Trieste.
MARTEDI’ 18 MARZO 2014 ore 18.

Lancio di WOMEN’S SPACE - Raccolta Libri
Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste
Piazza Sant’Antonio Nuovo, 6, Trieste
18 marzo 2014,  Ore 18:00
 Attraverso la collaborazione con la comunità locale, Women’s Space sta raccogliendo una collezione di opere significative in inglese su tematiche femminili e il femminismo. Tutti coloro che offriranno libri o faranno donazioni per Women’s Space entro il 31 maggio 2014, faranno parte dei soci fondatori di questo entusiasmante progetto.  
Oltre a creare la Women’s Space Library, i futuri obiettivi di Women’s Space sono:
-          - Organizzare eventi e conferenze tematiche sul finanza, sport, genitorialità, salute della donna, etc.
-          - Offrire workshops per adolescenti e attività di self-empowerment per donne.
-          - Offrire mentoring, abbinando studentesse con donne professioniste.
-          - Collaborare con associazioni femminili e biblioteche per donne in Italia e nel mondo.
Leonardo Buonomo, Presidente Associazione Italo Americana FVGBenvenuto
Kyle Scott, Console Generale degli Stati Uniti a Milano – L’Importanza di iniziative dedicate alle Donne
Karoline Steckley, Direttore Associazione Italo Americana FVG – Gli Obiettivi del Women’s Space
Denise Tecchio, Coordinatrice American Corner Trieste – Women’s Space Library
Federica Gei , Avvocato, FIDAPA – BPW Trieste
Marina Randich,  Libera Professionista – Insegnante e Traduttrice
Seguirà brindisi
 Women’s Space è uno spazio apolitico, aperto a persone di ogni nazionalità, e una risorsa per la comunità e per altre associazioni.