Friday, August 28, 2015

September 2015 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste

SEPTEMBER  - We’re Awesome, How are You?
Back from the summer vacation and ready to go!  This year is full of surprises and programs new and old!  Join us for an Open Day, a Course, an American Film, Teen Club, Mom & Baby Play Day, Coffee Break, Family Film Night, Survival Italian and much more.  We have the original Maker Lab: a fully equipped kitchen and a new Creator Space featuring Sewing Machines.  Of course you can always visit our American Corner Library, Children’s Corner, Women’s Space, Educational Advising Section. 


Summer Hours from August 31st until September 4th, -   Mornings:  Tuesday and Thursday 9 – 12,   Afternoons:  Wednesday 5-7.   
Regular Hours Starting September 7th:
Mornings:  Tuesday and Thursday 9 – 12,   Afternoons:  Monday to Friday 4-7. 

Renew your Membership Early!  It’s that time of year again!  You can purchase your Memberships for 2015/16 during our Office Hours.  It’s easier this year because of our new super software that will pick up you previous data.  The prices remain unchanged:  €35 for the Regular Adult Membership and €25 for Reduced Membership - 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 November 12th.  Membership is valid one school year and must be renewed annually.  The film schedule will be published in mid-September.

Our Summer Courses for Kids and Adults continue. 
SUMMER STEAM WEEK  starting on August 31st for Elementary, Middle and High School Students.
ADULT INTENSIVE WEEK – September 7-11 – 2 hours a day for 5 days.    
WEEKEND WARRIOR FULL IMMERSION ENGLISH for ADULTS.   – September 12-13.  10 hours of intensive English over the weekend. Objective: English Fluency!  Too busy during the week?  This is for you.  Start communicating in English, fast!

Come and Meet our Teachers, Visit our Space, Become a Member! 
2015/16 courses begin on September 19th.
7/9 – ADULT Classes 2015/16 – Once a Week, Intensive, Weekend Warrior and Specialized Courses, Individual Lessons.
8/9 – KIDS Classes 2015/16: Once a week Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Native Speakers, Family English, Individual Lessons.
9/9 – Programs for Schools and Teachers – Culture Lessons in the Classroom, Professional Development Programs.
SAT EXAM PREPARATION – Contact us if you will be taking the SAT to go to the university in the US.  We are setting up a class.  Need to prepare for the TOEFL?  We can help.

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – Free and Open to the Public

I LOVE READING – Summer Reading Contest –AWARDS Ceremony September 8th, 6 pm. 
You and your children can still participate in our Summer Reading Competition and win a Kindle, an Illustrated Dictionary, Stickers.  If you participated, come for our Awards Ceremony during the Open House for Kids!

FAMILY FILM NIGHT - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC at American Corner Trieste
Every month we will have a cartoon family film in English.  Bring the kids, the grandchildren.  Take a break! Bring some friends. Cartoon Feature Films in English for all ages. Here is the list for 2015/16.  This month: 
Sept. 25th – FINDING NEMO  (2003, 100 min) – Nemo, Marlin and Dory on the Great Barrier Reef.    

STORYTIME IS BACK – Starting in October we will have a Free Storytime once a Month on Friday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. Keep checking our newsletters, blog and Facebook pages for updates.

AMERICAN CORNER TEEN CLUB - AC TC -  Every Friday from 5-7 pm - Starting on Friday Sept. 25thMake, Create, Hangout in English.  Open to all Middle and High School Students.  Every week a different activity.  Cooking, Playing, Coding, Hanging out in English.  9 of our Teen Club  participants from last year will be attending the Model UN in Rome in October. 

MOM & BABY SURVIVAL ITALIANStarting Sept. 15th - Every Tuesday from 9:30 – 10:30 am.  Meet some other moms, learn some Survival Italian in an informal setting.  Bring the Baby!
MOM & BABY PLAYDATE in English – Starting Set. 17th - Every Thursday from 9:30 – 11:30 am – Meet some fellow Moms.  Hangout in our baby friendly space and let the kids play together.


Sept. 15th, 10- 12 - COFFEE BREAK – Take a pause, enjoy some great English conversation and a cup of coffee.
Sept. 22nd – 10- 11:30 am - SHARING and RELAXING in ENGLISH – Talk, Reflect, Breathe, Relax. 
Sept 28th, 10-11 am - SHORT STORY CLUB – 10-1 – The story of the month is The First Day of School by Jeffery Deaver.   

SURVIVAL ITALIAN for ADULTS - Starting Sept. 17th - Every Thursday from 10-11 am - Practice your Italian in an informal setting.  

WINE, CHEESE and BOOKS – Sept. 17th,  8 pm.  Venue to be decided.  This month we are having a get together to regroup and not discussing a book.  Want to participate? Send an e-mail

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for ENGLISH TEACHERS – The free 5 week online course for English teachers begins on September 28th.  Register on-line and participate to improve your teaching skills. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  

ALMOST OSCAR Film Series – October Special film series with award winning/ academy award nominated films.   All Day on Mondays in October before the American Film Series at Cinema dei Fabbri begins in November.  At American Corner Trieste.  Free and Open to All.
KNITTING and SEWING CLUB - We now have a Maker / Creator Space with Singer Sewing Machines and Knitting Needles. Are you interested in sewing or knitting with others?  Want to learn?  Contact us!
CHESS CLUB – We have tournament style chess boards and are starting a chess club.  Do you play?  Want to learn or teach others to play?
VOLUNTEER ALUMNI EVENING – Past and present volunteers, meet and share stories about their AIA FVG volunteer days.  More news coming soon. 
MOTHER and DAUGHTER  BRUNCH for the Day of the Girl Child – in October.

AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Programs, consultation of the library, public internet access computers, and Wi-Fi are always free and open to the public.  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. 

Remember that we are a volunteer organization.  We are looking for people to work in the afternoons at the Front Desk, manage library checkouts, help at the cinema, mentor teens and a variety of other roles.  Contact us!  We’ll keep you busy!

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