Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November 2014 Newsletter


AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste

NOVEMBER 2014

We’re still recovering from Our American Days and Halloween!  Check our Facebook and Blog for photos.  Thanks for coming to the Sala Tripcovich.  This month our Theme is Native American Heritage and we will also celebrate Thanksgiving!  Yes, there will be turkey! Check our blog and Facebook pages for details and updates.

 


You can still 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 from October until May.  Membership is valid one school year and must be renewed annually.  You can register at any time.  MEMBERSHIP CARDS Please pick up your final membership cards in the office during our office hours:  Monday to Friday 4-7 pm and Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9 am until noon.

 

CONFERENCES and GUEST SPEAKERS

 

BORN TO READ – GUEST READER – BETH HOLLAND

Nov. 17 – 5-6 pm  - The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and illustrations by Oliver Jeffers.

Beth Holland, expert in mobile learning, K-8 education, and differentiated instruction will be reading.  Nati per Leggere / Born to Read is an international non-profit program to encourage children to read from a very early age.  

 

FROM LIBRARY to LEARNING COMMONS (full-service learning, research, and project space)

Nov. 18th,  5- 6 pm – Speaker – BETH HOLLAND – educator, technology innovation education specialist.

The role of physical libraries when every student potentially has a global, virtual library in their pocket. How access impacts reading, writing, and research. The impact of technology and the transformation of libraries from physical repositories to global learning.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE / WOMENS SPACE CONFERENCE

THE ROLE OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN:  Past, Present, Future

Nov 21st 5-6 pmRICHARD MANSON, Native Name:  NATONKONTSAKES, Richard is a Navajo Diné, tribal Artist, Sculptor, Teacher and Native American Ceremonial Expert, now living in Slovenia.

 

TUESDAY MORNING REMIX in the American Corner

Nov. 4th , 10-11:30 RELAXATION AND ANTI-STRESS in ENGLISH

Nov. 11th 10-11 am – SHORT STORY CLUB  This month we’ll read “What you Pawn, I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexie, poet, short story writer, novelist, and performer and a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian

Nov. 25th, 10- 12. - TUESDAY COFFEE BREAK – 10-12 – Have a cup of coffee and some great conversation.

 

THURSDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE at 10 am. –OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


This series was produced by Rich-Heape Films, Inc. founded in 1994 to inform, educate and encourage awareness of Native Peoples, and to preserve the history and culture of the American Indian.





 

FAMILY STYLE THANKSGIVING DINNER – November 29, 2014, 7:30 pm - ?

(Yes, we know that Thanksgiving is officially on Thursday, November 27th).   

It was so much fun last year, that we’re repeating the format this year! 

LIMITED to 100 participants.  RESERVATION and PAYMENT REQUIRED to block your place.  2014/15 MEMBERS ONLY. 
Contribution €15 for Adults, €5 for children age 12 and under.  DEADLINE for Reservations:  November 15th.  The Association will be cooking the Turkeys.  The rest is a Pot Luck!  North Americans bring assigned Hors d'oeuvres and Side dishes.  Everybody else brings Dessert.  All participants bring beverages (wine or whatever you prefer to drink) and their appetites.  Live music by the Five plus One Group with Judy Moss. 

We will need volunteer crews for American Cooking School, Set-up and Clean-up. 

 

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

The Evening Book Club is on the road.  Monthly meetings are held in different venues each month.  The book for November is I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Want to participate?  Send an e-mail to aia.fvg@gmail.com.

 

FRIDAY NIGHTS

AC TC – American Corner Teen Club meets every Friday afternoon from 4:30 – 6:30.  Open to all Middle and High School Students.  Volunteering, Games, Films, Lego Mindstorms, Karoake – The sky’s the limit!

FAMILY DATE NIGHT, Nov. 14th,  5 – 7 pm  - Pocahontas (Disney animated musical 81 min.) – Open to the Public.  Bring your kids, see the movie and go for a pizza afterwards! 

 

AMERICAN FILM SERIES – Cinema Dei Fabbri, Shows at 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm – MEMBERS ONLY

Nov. 27th - People Like Us  Dir. Alex Kurtzman. Starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer. (DRAMA 114)

 

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!

 

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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Piazza S. Antonio 6, 34122 Trieste – 040 63 03 01       aia.fvg@gmail.com

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

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