Wednesday, October 28, 2015

November 2015 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
NOVEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER – Thanksgiving, American Film Series!  It's also time for Membership Renewal, Professional Development for Teachers, Sci Fi, Early Childhood Reading.  We have a new format for our newsletters too.   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. 30- 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!  Pass by and pick up your OFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP CARD.

9 great films at Cinema dei Fabbri.  You can become a member even after the series starts.  ONLY Members can attend the American Film Series.  No single tickets can be sold.
Nov. 5th - GONE GIRL – Shows at 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 pm – ATTENTION! For Gone Girl, the first show starts early because the film is 149 minutes long. 
Nov 19th - WHILE WE’RE YOUNG  - Shows at 2, 4, 6:30, 9 pm

Renew your Membership Early! 
We encourage you to purchase your Memberships for 2015/16 during our Office Hours before the Film Series begins.  We will sell memberships at Cinema dei Fabbri only at the 1st movie.  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
How is your FALL class going?  Do you want to continue in the WINTER?  Inform us so that we can reserve your space for you.  Do you need to change day or class?  No problem, we’ll try to help.  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 November 28-29,  2-7 pm 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.

SEASONAL EVENTS:

FAMILY STYLE THANKSGIVING DINNER – November 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
(Yes, we know that Thanksgiving is officially on Thursday, November 26th).   
Homestyle Thanksgiving at AIA FVG is now a classic!  MEMBERS ONLY.
LIMITED to 100 participants.  RESERVATION and PAYMENT REQUIRED to block your place.
Contribution €15 for Adults, €5 for children age 5-12.  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.  Contact us!  aia.fvg@gmail.com

CONFERENCES and SPECIAL EVENTS:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHIP for ENGLISH TEACHERS – November 7, 2-5 pm – Free and Open to All English Teachers.  To register send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com  Include your name, School name, Grade you Teach, Your telephone number.  Share with a colleague, bring a colleague. 

SCI FI CONTACTS Film and TV SERIES – At American Corner Trieste. FREE ENTRY.
A series of science fiction movies and TV series.  In cooperation with the Energia Società Ambiente. Tra passato, presente e futuro, lecture series 2015-16 University of Trieste. Film Series organized by Giulia Iannuzzi, PhD. Exceptional guest speakers discuss the theme of the evening.  This month: 
Nov. 17th, 8 pm, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, 2004, 124 min.  Special guest speaker: Filippo Giorgi (International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste).  Theme: Eco Catastrophe.

MY #ROMUN2015 Model UN  Experience – Friday, Nov. 27, 5:30 pm
The American Corner Trieste delegation (6 High School students and 3 University students from Trieste) has returned from their Model UN Simulation in Rome thanks to scholarships offered by the U.S. Embassy to Italy.  They will speak about their experience (in Italian).  Open to the Public.

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

NATI PER LEGGERE – Thursday, Nov. 19th, 10 am
#abassavoce: reading... quietly.  Our Children’s Corner is a Nati per Leggere Point.  We’ll share our favorite books by Eric Carle, one of the most popular American authors of children's literature, and discuss the benefits of reading to very young children at home.  Antonella Farina, the provincial coordinator of “Nati per Leggere” (the Italian Program similar to the American Reach Out and Read organization), will speak.  Reading both in English and Italian. 

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: 
Nov. 16th, 5:30 pm – SPIRIT:  Stallion of the Cimarron  - As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.

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 Thanksgiving and the Santa Claus Visit with Cookie Fest.   

WOMEN’S SPACE – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
MOMS and BABIES (0-3 yrs)
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!
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.
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. 
We’ll discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  Want to participate?  Send us an email for details.  aia.fvg@gmail.com


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.
Nov. 10th, 10- 12 - COFFEE BREAK –Take a pause, enjoy some English conversation and a cup of coffee.
Nov. 17th – 10- 11:30 am - SHARING and RELAXING in ENGLISH – Talk, Reflect, Breathe, Relax. 
Nov. 24th, 10-11 am - SHORT STORY CLUB – The story of the month is The Shawl by Louise Erdrich.


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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