Monday, September 1, 2014

September 2014 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER
September in 1 word:  BUSY!  Intensive Classes, Open Days, Fall Classes, New Programs, Hemingway, Read-a-thon, Banned Books, Pancakes and much more. 
OFFICE HOURS
We’re back with regular hours.  Monday to Friday 4 – 7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9-12.  Come on down! 
INTENSIVE COURSES  Need more info now? Tel  349 3730682 or  aia.fvg@gmail.com
Elementary, Middle School and High School:  1 more week of Classes September 1-5th.  Get back your English before school starts.  Amaze your Teachers, get out of the rain! If you missed the first days, you can join now.  No problem. 
Intensive week for Adults – The week of September 8th – 2 hours a day for 5 days.  A real jump start!  Astound your boss with your English.  Intensive English or Survival Italian.
 
It’s that time of year again!  You can purchase your Memberships for 2014/15.  The prices remain unchanged:  €35 for the Regular Adult Membership and €25 for Students age 16 and over, Teachers and over age 65.  To attend courses, the student (or their parent must be a member).  Membership is valid for checking out books, magazines, DVD’s and for the 2014/15 American Cinema Program in the Original Version at Cinema dei Fabbri beginning on October 30th.  Membership is valid one school year and must be renewed annually. 
AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Programs, consultation of the library, public internet access computers, and Wi-Fi are always free and open to the public.  It’s a great place to study, meet friends, bring your kids.  The US Department of State has granted us a Gold Standard rating in terms of programs, facilities, services! In addition to our regular library, we also feature and Education Advising Section, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space.  Oh, yeah!
 
OPEN DAYS for Regular Courses
Come down and learn about our FALL Courses.  Bring the kids.  Take a Trial Lesson on OPEN DAY. 
Monday, Sept. 8th, 5-6 pm – ADULT Courses for English or Italian
Tuesday, Sept. 9th, 5-6 pm – KIDS – Materna, Elementary, Middle School, High School
 
BANNED BOOKS MONTH – Did you know that 46% of the best 100 novels of the 20th century  have been the target of ban attempts?  Did you know that we have 30 of these books in our collection?  Check out our Banned Book Display… and most importantly… Check out these and other books in our collection!
 
LAUREN BACALL and ROBIN WILLIAMS FILM TRIBUTE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Monday Nights at 8 pm
In August Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams left us.  We want to remember them in this way.  The sophisticated lady and the comic genius.  English Version with Commentary before the film.


Sept. 22nd– To Have and To Have Not, 1944, dir. Howard Hawks with Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart

Sept. 29th- Moscow on the Hudson, 1984, dir. Paul Mazursky, 115 min.
Oct 6th- Good Morning Vietnam, 1987, dir. Barry Levinson, 121 min.
Oct. 13th - Old Poet's Society, 1989, dir. Peter Weir, 128 min.
Oct. 20th - The Bird Cage, 1996, Mike Nichols, 117 min.

STORYTIME LIGHT and I ♥ READING SUMMER READING – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC September 3, 6-7 pm CONCLUSION  The SUMMER READING Competition for Children and Adults ends on September 3rd.  All participants in this competition will receive a prize!  Come on down for a Grand Finale.

TUESDAY MORNING REMIX in the American Corner

Sept. 9th 10-11:30 RELAXATION AND ANTI-STRESS in ENGLISH

Sept.  23rd ,10-11 - SHORT STORY CLUB – New Entries and Old Classics – Short Story Club.  This month we’ll be reading “Cat in the Rain” and “A Clean Well Lighted Place”, by Ernest Hemingway.  You can download here or come to the office to pick up your copies. 

Sept. 30th, 10- 12. - TUESDAY COFFEE BREAK – 10-12 – Have a cup of coffee and some great conversation. New day, same great conversation!

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is MOVING to THURSDAY MORNINGS at 10 am. –OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – ERNEST HEMINGWAY

Great PBS documentaries, on American themes.  The theme of the month is Ernest Hemingway: Journalist, Novelist, Hunter, Fisherman

Sept.  18th  10 amErnest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea – PBS – 90 min.  The Hemingway Story, his life and work.

 

WINE, CHEESE and BOOKS – September 18th at 8 pm

The Evening Book Club is on the road.  Monthly meetings are held in different venues each month.  The book for September is The Killing Anniversary by Ian St. James.  Ireland, England, the US:  3 families intertwined in  70 years of Irish history.  Want to participate?  Send an e-mail to aia.fvg@gmail.com. The October book title will be revealed at the September 18th meeting.

 

A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway READ-A-THON

September 26th from 9 am until we finish!

To celebrate the European Day of Languages, we will be reading Hemingway’s 1929 classic aloud from cover to cover.  An American We need volunteer readers!  Students, Classes, Teachers, Native Speakers, anybody who loves languages.  Each reader will read at least 2 pages.  We will supply the text in English.  If you want to read chronologically in Italian or Slovene or any other language, that is great.  Bring your own copy of the book in other languages.  We hope to broadcast the event in streaming.  Come in, read, listen, enjoy.  Every reader receives a ticket to participate in the drawing to win a Kindle.  Teachers, bring your English classes, invite your friends!  Contact us for more details aia.fvg@gmail.com

 

MERCATO del CIBO e GUSTO – Monfalcone Piazza Cavour

Sept. 6th, 11am – 4 pm  AIA FVG and American Corner Trieste are making pancakes and looking for volunteers to help.  Come and see us, make some pancakes, enjoy the multi-ethnic food market!  Volunteer at aia.fvg@gmail.com

 

FUTURE PLANS FOR FRIDAY NIGHTS

We’ve got more plans for your Friday nights, but we’ll let you get settled for Fall.  New Programs are coming in October!  Some new proposals include:  Family Date Night – once a month night at the movies, Totally Teen Club – for ages 13-19 and everybody in between – once a month teen film or game night. 

 

TGIF, WOMEN’S SPACE, WELCOME HOME STRANGER - All three initiatives back in October!

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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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