Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 - The Best Year Ever!

2014 was The Best Year Ever! 
Thanks for being a part of it at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.
Best Wishes for 2015.

Here are the Highlights of the Year

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winter Classes 2015

Winter 2015 Classes at Associazione Italo Americana FVG begin on January 10th (for Saturday classes) and January 12th - the other classes. 

Here are the links to the class offerings.  ADULT Courses - KIDS Courses
We'll be back in the office on January 8th.  I you need more info about classes before then, please send an e-mail to:  
We'll get back to you! 
Enjoy the rest of the Holiday break!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Our American Days and the Triestine Girls - Dec. 22, 2014 - 4:30 pm - Cinema Ariston

If you missed it, or want to see it again, there is a special showing of Our American Days combined with The Triestine Girls

Monday, December 22nd at 4:30 at Cinema Ariston - Bilingual Version - Italian/English -
€3 Ingresso - Offered by Pilgrim Film

I Nostri Giorni Americani + Le Ragazze di Trieste

Cinema Ariston
Le Ragazze di Trieste, Un documentario di Chiara Barbo e Andrea Magnani. Fotografia e Montaggio Andrea Magnani. Prodotto Pilgrim Film. Italia/USA, 2008, 45′

La storia, o meglio, le storie di quelle ‘ragazze di Trieste’ che nei primi anni Cinquanta sono partite da Trieste per emigrare negli Stati Uniti. Giovanissime, hanno scelto di seguire un sogno, un progetto di vita, un amore. Hanno scelto mettersi in gioco, e di costruirsi un futuro diverso. Un documentario, tutto al femminile, che racconta la Trieste di quegli anni e anche l’America che quelle ragazze hanno trovato, un diario privato che racconta quella che è la nostra storia recente attraverso le voci e le immagini di alcune delle sue protagoniste, cercate e trovate grazie a una fotografia, un nome, un conoscente, un piccolo dettaglio. Un racconto corale intenso ma allo stesso tempo leggero, spesso ironico, che non guarda solo indietro ma suggerisce un possibile incontro fra passato e futuro.

Closed for Vacation - Dec. 20th - Jan 7th

Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste will be closed for Christmas Holidays from December 20th  until January 7th.  See you in 2015 on January 8th!

Happy Holidays! 

For general info:
For info about courses:

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What's Up - Dec. 15-19, 2014

What's Up this Week? The month of events is coming to an end. Our Volunteer staff will be taking a break from Dec. 20th - Jan. 7th.

Here are the upcoming events:
16/12, 10-noon - TUESDAY COFFEE BREAK - Open to the Public
18/12, 10 am -
noon– The Bells of St. Mary’s – Drama with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman (1945 – 126 min.) Holiday Film Festival. – Holiday Film Matinées in English at American Corner Trieste
18/12 - Wreck it Ralph - Film at Cinema dei Fabbri - 2,4,6:30, 9 pm - Members only
18/12 - 9 pm - Book Club - Wine Cheese and Books. Write us an email for details -
19/12 - 5:30 and 6 pm - Assembly Meeting of Members of Associazione Italo Americana FVG

Wreck it Ralph - Cinema dei Fabbri - Dec. 18th - AIA FVG Members Only

American Film Series of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG - Members Only.
Become a Member - €35 - Intero, €25 - Ridotto (students, teachers, over 65)
Cinema Dei Fabbri - via dei Fabbri 2/A - December 18th - Shows at 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm
Wreck it Ralph - Animation (101 min.) A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.
Director: Rich Moore
Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch

Upcoming Movies in the 2014/15 Program:
15/01/2015 - Fruitvail Station
12/02/2015 - MUD
05/03/2015 - Enough Said
26/03/2015 - Decoding Annie Parker
23/04/2015 - Love is Strange
15/05/2015 - St. Vincent

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hour of Code - Friday 4:30- 6:30

Teens, we are holding An HOUR OF CODE Friday afternoon from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at American Corner Trieste.  Open to all Middle and High School Students. 

So far 66 million students around the globe have participated.  Even President Obama tried coding!

Bring a tablet or laptop if you have one.  If not, no problem, we can lend you one.
Certificates for Everybody.
You can leave before 6pm if you have to catch a bus to get home.  The bus strike starts at 6:30.

Happy Coding!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Buon San Nicolò

Great Cookie Fest!  Great Cookies! and a Fantastic Santa Visit!

Buon San Nicolò!

Here's the link to the photos. 

What's up this Week - Dec. 8-12

What's Up?  All events open to the public.

Monday - Dec. 8th - Closed for Holiday

Tuesday - Dec. 9th, 10-11 am - Short Story Club - A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote.  Discussion of this autobiographical story that you can download at this link.

Wednesday - Dec. 10th - 8-10 pm - Film - An Old Man and the Sea - 1958 with Spencer Tracey in Original Version with English subtitles.  The film version of Ernest Hemingway's Nobel Prize Winning Novel in occasion of the Conference about  the 60th anniversary of Hemingway receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Thursday - Dec. 11th - 10 am -  A Muppet Christmas Carol - starring Michael Caine and the Muppets

Friday - Dec. 12th - 4:30-6:30 pm - The Hour of Code - Open to all Middle and High School students.  A Certificate of Participation for everybody.  Be part of something big!  Over 100 million students around the world are coding this week.

Friday - Dec. 12th - 5-7 pm - Family Date Night Film - How The Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey.  

Hemingway: 60 years since the Nobel - Dec. 10, 9:15 am - 10 pm

Hemingway Fans. On December 10th there is a conference, exhibit, and film about Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea - the 60th Anniversary of Hemingway's Nobel Prize in Literature.
All appointments Open to the Public

Event in collaboration with with Associazione Culturale Onlus "Cinzia Vitale" with the Department of Humanities at the University of Trieste, Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste, United World College of the Adriatic. 

 9:15 - Conference entitled "Hemingway, 60 years since the Nobel"  -  U of TS - Via Tigor 22

6pm - Ernest Hemingway: travelling with the Nobel Prize - Caffè degli Specchi 
Display of personal items of Hemingway and reading of the Old Man and the Sea by students from the United World College

8 pm - The Old Man and the Sea - Film 1958 (86 min) with Spencer Tracey, in English with English subtitles at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste. 

Director: John Sturges,Writers: Ernest Hemingway (novel), Peter Viertel Stars: Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver       

SummaryAn old Cuban fisherman's dry spell is broken when he hooks a gigantic fish that drags him out to sea. Based on Ernest Hemingway's story.

For the details in Italian:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Assemblea Ordinaria dell'Associazione Italo-Americana FVG

Trieste,  5 dicembre 2014

L'assemblea ordinaria dei soci è convocata il giorno 19 dicembre 2014 in prima adunanza alle ore 17.30 e in SECONDA ADUNANZA ALLE ORE 18.00 presso la sede in Piazza S. Antonio n.6.

Ordine del giorno:
1) Comunicazioni
2) Approvazione del bilancio consuntivo e preventivo
3) Varie ed eventuali

 Il Presidente

Leonardo Buonomo
Con la presente delego ……………………. a rappresentarmi all'assemblea ordinaria dell’Associazione Italo-Americana del giorno 19 dicembre 2014.
FIRMA …………………………………………………..

Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Film Matinée Series - Thursday mornings at 10

Join us for some Holiday cheer!  Thursday mornings at 10 am.  Some Holiday films to get you in the spirit!  Original Version.  Open to the Public.

Dec. 4th - Elf
Dec. 11th - A Muppet Christmas
Dec. 18th - The Bells of St. Mary's

AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste - December 2014 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste  DECEMBER 2014

 Happy Holidays!  We just concluded the Best Thanksgiving Ever thanks to Gabrielle, American Cooking School, our volunteer chefs, clean up crew and band.  – Now we’re working on the December.  The theme for the month is “The Holidays” with a Holiday Matinée Film Series, Short Story, Family Date Night and the big event… Annual Santa Visit and Cookie Fest.  We wish you a season full of peace and joy. 

CLOSED for the HOLIDAYS – We’ll be closed from December 20th – January 7th.  We reopen on January 8th. 


Registration is open for Winter 2015 Courses.  Here are the links for courses for ADULTS and for MATERNA, ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOL and HIGH SCHOOL.  Something for all ages and all levels.  Click here to learn more about how our courses work. 

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.

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

Dec. 18th – Wreck-It Ralph  -Animation – (2012 – 101 min.)

Annual SANTA VISIT and COOKIE FEST - American Corner  - Dec. 5th – 5-7 pm
Open to the Public
AMERICAN COOKING SCHOOL - Holiday Cooking Demos, Recipes, Christmas Cookies and Treats.  Bring some homemade Christmas cookies to share.
SANTA VISIT – Decorate the Tree, Get your Picture taken with Santa, Read “The Night Before Christmas”, Sing Christmas Carols.

NATI per LEGGERE – In occasion of the Santa Visit on December 5th, we will read “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore.

TUESDAY MORNING REMIX in the American Corner
Dec.  9th, 10-11 am – SHORT STORY CLUB  The story for the month is A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote.   You can find the story on the above link.

 Dec.  16th, 10- 12 am. - TUESDAY COFFEE BREAK – 10-12 – Have a cup of coffee and some great conversation.

Holiday Film Festival. – Holiday Film Matinées in English at American Corner Trieste

 4/12 – ElfComedy with Will Farrell (2003 – 97 min.)

11/12 – The Muppet Christmas CarolComedy with Michael Caine and the Muppets (1992 - 85 min.)

18/12 – The Bells of St. Mary’sDrama with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman (1945 – 126 min.)

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

A short story this month.  Monthly meetings are held in different venues each month.  Want to participate?  For details, send an e-mail to


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

12/12/2014 – 4:30-6:30 p.m.– Our teens will participate in the Hour of Code – an international event to promote computer programming.

FAMILY DATE NIGHT, December 12th ,, 5-7 pm – How the Grinch Stole ChristmasComedy with Jim Carrey (2000 – 104 min.) – Open to the Public.  Bring your kids, see the movie and go for a pizza afterwards! 

60th ANNIVERSARY of  ERNEST HEMINGWAY’S NOBEL PRIZE in LITERATURE for The Old Man and the Sea,  Associazione Cinzia Vitale has organized a 1 day event including a conference, readings an exhibit and at the American Corner a projection of the film.  All events are  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Here is the link with the complete program.   

Dec. 10th, 8 pm - The Old Man and the Sea  - Film at Associazione Italo Americana – Open to the Public.

OUR AMERICAN DAYS 1945- 1954 – Projection at Cinema Ariston – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

22/12,  afternoon – time to be confirmed - The Film / Documentary that we projected at the end of October will be shown at Cinema Ariston.

MOOC – SHAPING THE WAY WE TEACH ENGLISH – The FREE on-Line course for Teachers of English Language Learners, offered by the US Department of State, will be repeated.  The 5 week course begins on January 5, 2015.  Register on-line on this link!

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. 

Did you know? The U.S. Consular Information Program 

The Consular Information Program through the U.S. Department of State consists of three main components that provide information to the American public about travel to foreign countries including country specific information, travel warnings and travel alerts. The department issues fact sheets on more than 200 countries. The sheets contain information on entry requirements, crime and security conditions, areas of instability, road safety and other details relevant to travel. To find information about Italy or a future travel destination visit the links below:

Country Specific Information, click here.
Current Travel Warnings, click here.
Current Travel Alerts, click here.
STEP (Smart Traveler  Enrollment Program) enroll to receive updates from the US Embassy to Italy, click here.


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!       Happy Holidays!