Wednesday, September 30, 2015

AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste - October 2015 Newsletter

OCTOBER - Fall is Here!  Time for Membership Renewal, Conferences, Sci Fi, Halloween, Reading, Moms & Daughters.  We’re off to a great start!  Welcome!  It is nice to see so many new faces.  Haven’t been in yet?  Lots of great reasons to come and join an activity, renew your membership, take a course. 
OFFICE:
OFFICE HOURS  
Our Hours are:  Mornings:  Tuesday and Thursday 9–12,   Afternoons:  Monday to Friday 4-7.  Closed Oct. 31- Nov 3.  During Office Hours, you can renew your Membership or Course with Cash, Pick up your receipts for IBAN Payments, Check Out Books, DVD’s Magazines.  Our Front Desk Volunteers have been working hard to automate our accounting and registration procedures!

9 great films at Cinema dei Fabbri.  The series begins on Nov. 5th with GONE GIRL. Followed by WHILE WE’RE YOUNG on Nov 19th.   

Renew your Membership Early!  We encourage you to purchase your Memberships for 2015/16 during our Office Hours before the Film Series begins.  Here is the Membership Form.  You can pay cash or pay via IBAN.  Remember to fill in and scan your Membership Form along with the copy of your IBAN Payment.  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 a parent) must be a member).  Membership is valid for checking out books, magazines, DVD’s and for 9 films in the 2015/16 American Cinema Series in the Original Version at Cinema dei Fabbri and plus reduced ticket prices on other films at Fabbri.  Membership is valid one school year and must be renewed annually in September.

COURSES:
AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES
Our Fall Courses got off to a great start!  Welcome to all of our new students young and older!  Take advantage of the American Library and Facilities.  If you missed the beginning of courses for ADULTS or KIDS, contact us.  We’ll try to find a space for you or an alternative day based on availability. We calculate the price from the date you start. 
WEEKEND WARRIOR FULL IMMERSION ENGLISH for ADULTS.   – The monthly dates have been set for the year - 1 weekend each month.  The next session is October 24-25.  2-7 on Saturday and Sunday.  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!
TOEFL and SAT EXAM PREPARATION – Contact us if you will be taking the exams to go to the university in the US.  We have set up a class to help you.

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

I LOVE READING – Summer Reading Contest  If you or your child participated in the Summer Reading Contest, you can still pick up your certificate at the Front Desk, during Office Hours.   
ROMUN2015 Workshop for the American Corner Delegation – Oct. 3, 2 pm
9 High School and University students from Trieste are attending the Model UN Simulation in Rome thanks to scholarships offered by the U.S. Embassy to Italy.  Workshop in collaboration with M.S.O.I. Gorizia.
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: 
Oct. 16th, 5:30 pm –  Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014, 83 min) – Dusty becomes a firefighter.   
HALLOWEEN PARTY – October 23rd -  Ghoulish Games, Fun Food, Trick or Treating for Everyone! 
5-7pm – Pre-K and Elementary Party - €5 Prepaid Reservation Required for kids over age 2.  Children of Members Only.  50 child limit.
8-10 pm – Middle and High School Party - €5 Prepaid Reservation Required.  Adult Supervision.  Members and Children of Members Only.  25 student limit.
AMERICAN CORNER TEEN CLUB - AC TC -  Every Friday from 5-7 pm
Make, Create, Hang out in English.  Open to all Middle and High School Students.  Every week a different activity.  Cooking, Playing, Coding in English.  This month we’re working on the Children’s Halloween Party and organizing a party of our own!    

WOMEN’S SPACE – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
MOMS and BABIES (0-3 yrs)
MOM & BABY PLAYDATE in English – Every Thursday from 9:30 – 11:30 am – Meet Moms.  Hang out in our baby friendly space and let the kids play together.
MOM & BABY SURVIVAL ITALIAN - Every Tuesday from 9:30 – 10:30 am.  Meet some other moms, learn some Survival Italian in an informal setting.  Bring the Baby!

WOMEN’S SPACE:  WINE CHEESE & BOOKS – October 15th at 8pm we’ll discuss The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.  Want to participate?  Send us an email for details.  aia.fvg@gmail.com

MOM & DAUGHTER BRUNCH for the UN Day of the Girl Child – Oct. 18th at 11 am.  A brunch just for Women and Girls.  Mom & Daughters, Sisters, Female Friends.  No Boys Allowed Today!  Fun, Bonding, Brunch.  €10 prepaid Reservation per person required.  Proceeds after expenses will finance the GROW – Girls Rock Our World Weekend for Middle School Girls in February 2016.  50 person limit.

MAKER CREATOR SPACE – Every Thursday from 10-12.  Use our sewing machines, knit or sew in company.  Bake a cake!  It’s all good.  Just clean up when you’re done. 

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
TERRIFIC TUESDAYS
Every Thursday 10- 11am – SURVIVAL ITALIAN Conversation for Adults – Informal conversation in Italian for Italian language learners.  No homework, no stress.
Oct. 13th, 10- 12 - COFFEE BREAK –Take a pause, enjoy some English conversation and a cup of coffee.
Oct. 20th – 10- 11:30 am - SHARING and RELAXING in ENGLISH – Talk, Reflect, Breathe, Relax. 
Oct. 27th, 10-11 am - SHORT STORY CLUB – The story of the month is Early Autumn by Langston Hughes.

CONFERENCE:
LGBT ECONOMIC & SOCIAL INCLUSION – Oct. 6th – 3 pm at American Corner Trieste
Justin G. Nelson, President and Co-Founder of the US National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) will speak on LGBT Economic and Social Inclusion.  Round Table Discussion – U.S. Consulate General Milan, Arcigay Arcobaleno Trieste Gorizia, University Professors. 

SCI FI CONTACTS Film and TV SERIESOct. 20- Dec. 15 – 8 pm. At American Corner Trieste
A series of science fiction movies and TV series.  In cooperation with Energia Società Ambiente. Tra passato, presente e futuro, lecture series 2015-16 University of Trieste. Organized by Giulia Iannuzzi, PhD. Exceptional guest speakers discuss the theme of the evening.  This month: 
Oct. 20th, 8 pm,    Alternate Natural Resources - TERRANOVA, pilot, created by Kelly Marcel and Craig Silverstein, USA, 2011, 86 min. with special guest speakers: Vanni Lughi, Alessandro Massi Pavan (School on Energy Giacomo Ciamician, University of Trieste)
Oct. 27th, 8pm, Energy and the Self - MOON, dir. Duncan Jones, UK, 2009, 97 min. with special guest speaker: Edoardo Milotti (Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics - University of Trieste)

COMING SOON!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHIP for ENGLISH TEACHERS – November 7, 2-5 pm – Free and Open to All English Teachers.  Contact us for details.  Share with a colleague, bring a colleague. 

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 an Education Advising Section, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space. 
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, help at the cinema, mentor teens and a variety of other roles.  Contact us!  We’ll keep you busy!

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