Monday, June 30, 2014

July/August 2014 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste   JULY / AUGUST 2014 NEWSLETTER

Independence Day, Cookouts, Vacation, Summer Movies, Summer Reading! 
Our Summer Library/Office Hours are:  Monday and Wednesday 4 – 7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9-12.  Fridays Closed.  Courses are held as scheduled, but there are no library or administrative services when the office is closed.  The office will be closed from July 28th until August 15th.   Individual lessons will be held as you have scheduled with your teacher.
INTENSIVE COURSES – Sign up early, Space is limited!
Elementary Intensive Weeks will be held starting on July 14th and July 21st.   Learn by doing, and having fun in English!  Monday to Friday 9-12. 
More intensive weeks for Elementary, Middle School and High School will be held before school starts:  August 25th and September 1st.
Of course individual lessons for all ages can be organized all year long, even in the summer!
July 4, 7 pm – 2 am at White Café – Via Genova 21/A – Trieste – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This year we’re taking it on the road!  Literally!  We’re celebrating with the local motorcycle club.  The “bikes” will be on display and the DJ Jack Rabbit Slim will keep things moving until 2 am.
Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10-12 am
Let’s Get Musical!  Something for Everyone:  Kids, Grandparents, Adults.  From June 17th until July 24th .  Enjoy our cool room and go home singing.  More hits this month!  In English with Italian subtitles (if available).

July 1st - Frozen
July 3rd - Grease
July 8th – The Wizard of Oz
July 10th - Pocahontas
July 15th - Hair
July 17th – Show Boat
July 22th – Annie
July 24th – Viva Las Vegas


Wednesdays, 6-7 pm starting on June 18th

A story read by an English Mother Tongue, followed by a related activity.  Are you a Native Speaker?  Want to read?  Contact us!   We are also looking for Junior Volunteers.

I ♥ READING SUMMER READING Competition for Children and Adults – Check out a book, Get a Point!  Put a trip to the library on your weekly summer agenda.  All Summer Long!  What are you reading?

We have the entire collection of Educational Advising books for study in the US.  New DVD’s have just arrived and are being added daily. All of the Wimpy Kid books are here in English too!

CONFERENCE:  July 8, 2014, 6 pm - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
CINEMA AS ART An Introduction to the Art and History of Movies
Dr. Leslie Taubman, guest speaker will talk about how Cinema has evolved.  Film Clips. 

RELAXATION and ANTI-STRESS in English - July 10, 10 am - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Take it easy.  An extra meeting using the Gestalt method in English.

All three initiatives back in September!


WINE, CHEESE and BOOKS – June 30th at 8 pm in Via Franca 4/1 at Helena’s M’s house.

We’re making a plan for Book Club for the Fall.  No books tonight,  just bring a bottle of wine or something to eat and lots of ideas.  Open to the Public. 


RECEIPTS   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


Congratulations to all teachers who participated in the free online “Shaping the Way We Teach English” Course.  Most probably the course will be re-proposed in January 2015.  We’ll keep you posted.



We started selling Memberships for 2014/15.  The prices remain unchanged:  €35 for the Regular Adult Membership and €25 for Students, Teachers and Over age 65.  Membership is valid for checking out books, magazines, DVD’s and for the 2014/15 American Cinema Program starting in the Fall.  Membership should be renewed each year.  If you are a 2013/14 member, you can continue to use our library until Fall 2014



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 the Association!       

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