Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 2014 - Special Edition Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste

Lots going on this month!  Here’s an update on November appointments.  We will have some super guests:  Beth Holland – contributor to Edutopia member of Born to Read; Richard Manson – Navajo Diné.  Don’t forget Thanksgiving and the American Film Series.  In addition, US Citizen Services from the US Consulate General Milan will also be in Trieste.

Check our blog and like our Facebook pages for details and updates.

BORN TO READ / Nati per Leggere - The Childrens Corner Library at the American Corner Trieste has been recognized as a “Nati per Leggere” point!

Nov. 16th, 11am – noonNati Per Leggere -  15th Anniversary– at Liberia Lovat – Open to the Public
What sound does the frog make?  Animal Sounds from around the world – Erin and Helena will read and represent the American Corner.

STORYTIME BORN to READ - GUEST READER – BETH HOLLAND @ American Corner Trieste – Open to the Public
Nov. 17th, 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 in English.  Nati per Leggere / Born to Read is an international non-profit program to encourage children to read from a very early age.

CONFERENCE:  FROM LIBRARY to LEARNING COMMONS (full-service learning, research, and project space) – Open to the Public at American Corner Trieste.  With the endorsement of Associazione Italiana Biblioteche.
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.

Nov. 24th- the Head of Consular Affairs from the US Consulate General Milan will be at the American Corner Trieste to offer CONSULAR SERVICES for US CITIZENS and answer questions for US Citizens.

3-5:30 pm– Appointments for US CITIZENS (passports, notary services, Social Security Card Applications) - by appointment.  Contact to set up an appointment.  In order to get detailed information on: forms, procedures, and applicable fees, visit the US Embassy website at application forms should be filled out on line and printed out in advance of the appointment.

Consular service fees for passport or notarial services will have to be paid for by an assegno circolare (cashier’s check), issued by an Italian bank in the exact € amount of the fee, and made out to the U.S. Consulate General Milan. We will not be able to accept cash or credit cards for payment.

In you are interested in applying for a Social Security Number Card, these applications will be accepted as well. These services carry no fee, but applicants should be instructed to speak to the Federal Benefits office in the US Embassy in Rome (which handles Social Security matters) beforehand and get a list of all the documents required to support the application. Contact info for that office is: 0646745929 or e-mail

6-8 pm - Question and Answer Session for US Citizen Services – No Visa applications or Visa issues. Open to the Public – No appointment necessary
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH continues with Documentaries and Speakers at American Corner Trieste and Open to the Public. 20/11, 10 am - Native American Healing in the 21st Century – Documentary, 52 min 21/11, 5 pm - CONFERENCE - THE ROLE OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN:  Past, Present, Future   RICHARD MANSON, Native Name:  NATONKONTSAKES, Richard is a Navajo Diné, tribal Artist, Sculptor, Teacher and Native American Ceremonial Expert, now living in Slovenia.
27/11  Our Spirits Don't Speak English:  Indian Boarding School – Documentary, 53 min.
 TUESDAY MORNINGS in American Corner
Nov. 25th, 10- 12. - TUESDAY COFFEE BREAK – 10-12 – Have a cup of coffee and some great conversation.
FAMILY STYLE THANKSGIVING DINNERNovember 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 Pre- Paid Reservations:  November 25th.  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.
Nov. 28th10 am to 7 pm – Limited to 10 people.  Send an e-mail to participate  We need 5 people in the morning and 5 in the afternoon.  Learn how to prepare a Thanksgiving Feast with all the Fixings – Turkey, Stuffing, Succotash, Corn Bread, Pumpkin Pie and more.  Gabrielle, our Culinary Institute of America Graduate, will put us to all work and teach us the tricks of the trade.
WINE, CHEESE and BOOKS – November 18th at 8 pm
The book of the month is
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Want to participate?  Send an e-mail to
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 min.).  Here is the film trailer.  You can still join and go to the film series, use our library, participate in Members Only activities (like Thanksgiving!)
See you in the Association!

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