Monday, February 29, 2016

Newsletter March 2016

MARCH 2016 NEWSLETTER - AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste

MARCH -   Think Spring and it will soon be Summer!  Visit the Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain Photographic Exhibit.  Participate in one of the related Sustenance: Trieste Conferences on Monday evenings.  Go to Made For Each Other.  Registration is Open for Spring and Summer Courses. Link to the Newsletter in calendar formatAdd us to your address book!

OFFICE:
Our Hours are:  Mornings:  Tuesday and Thursday 9–12,   Afternoons:  Monday to Friday 4-7. 
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. 

CLOSED for EASTER VACATION from Friday, March 25th until Wednesday March 30thNO Classes or Activities during those dates. 

You can become a member at any time of year!  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 until August 31, 2016.

COURSES:
AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES
REGISTRATION is open for SPRING Classes that begin after the Easter break on April 2nd.  Here are the Course Offerings for KIDS and ADULTS .   If there is space, after contacting us, you can join start a course at any time of the year.  Remember to pick up your receipts at the Front Desk during Office Hours.  Do you need to change day or class?  No problem, we’ll try to help.  Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

Looking Ahead to SUMMER for your Children – Pre-K through High School? 

WEEKEND WARRIOR FULL IMMERSION ENGLISH for ADULTS.   – The monthly dates have been set for the year - 1 weekend each month.  The next session is March 19-20, 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!
NEW – FRIDAY NIGHT ADVANCED ADULT CONVERSATION – Friday evenings from 8:00pm–9:30pm – until May 20th.

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Free and Open to the Public at American Corner TriesteMarch 1 – 24.  During Office Hours
The realities of food access in Chicago through the eyes of children at home, school, and in their communities. Urban Farming, Community Food Projects, Healthy Food for Kids in the “Windy City” of Chicago.
Amanda Rivkin, American photographer of National Geographic, Time and Newsweek fame, illustrates the amazing work done in inner city Chicago.  The exhibit has been displayed in Chicago and Milan at the Museo delle Scienze e della Tecnologia during EXPO Milano 2015. 
  
RELATED SUSTENANCE CONFERENCES:  All events are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

March 7, 6 pm – PROGETTO ORTI COMUNALI a TRIESTE (Trieste Vegetable Garden Project)
Comune di Trieste
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Elena Marchigiani, assessore alla Pianificazione urbana,  arch. Andrea Dapretto. assessore ai Lavori pubblici, - arch. Anna Nisi, tecnico del Verde Pubblico curatrice del progetto orti
Associazione Annadana

March 11, 6 pm INAUGURATION
Ambassador Philip T. Reeker, Consul General USA Milan - The EXPO Milano 2015 Legacy.  Feeding the Planet 
Chicago Maxwell Street Garden Community Association - Michael Hrzic - Historical significance of Chicago community gardens to the immigrant population in the early 20th century

March 14, 6 pm – SOLIDARIETA’ ALIMENTARE (Food Solidarity)

Associazione Trieste Recupera
Chicago Maxwell Street Garden Community Association

March 21, 6pm – AGRICOLTURA – PROVINCIA di TRIESTE (Agriculture in the Trieste area)
Azienda Agricola / Caseficio Vidali

THE AMERICAN FILM SERIES continues at Cinema dei FabbriYou can become a member even after the series starts.  ONLY Members can attend the American Film Series.  No single tickets can be sold.
Mar. 3rd at 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 pm – UNBROKEN(137 min.) Dir. Angelina Jolie. Starring Jack O’Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson. Biography/Drama, True Story.  After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Mar. 24th at, 2, 4, 6:30, 9 pm – WILD – (115 min.) Dir. Jean-Marc Vallée. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern. Adventure/Drama.  A true chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
THE TRIANGLE FIRE - Free and Open to the Public at American Corner Trieste
March 8th – 10 am   (PBS Documentary , 60 min.) – The tragic 1911 fire was one of the events that led to International Women’s Day.  The deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history. Over a hundred innocent people, mainly women, remained trapped inside the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Schools are welcome to attend, upon reservation to aia.fvg@gmail.com

MADE for EACH OTHER –– Free and Open to the Public at American Corner Trieste
Monday Nights at 8 pm – February 15th – March 21.  Same theme – different Media.  One week a TV Series and the next week a Film, in English.  American Pop Culture 101.  Commentary by Leonardo Buonomo. Upoming Themes Include: Tough Maine Women, Soap Operas. 
TOUGH MAINE WOMEN:  29/02/2016 - Olive Kitteridge 7/03/2016 - Dolores Claiborne
SOAP OPERAS:                     14/03/2016 - Soap                   21/03/2016 - Tootsie

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

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: 
DATE CHANGE - March 18th , 5:30 pm – LILO & STITCH  (Disney, 2002, 125 min)  A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law.
AMERICAN CORNER TEEN CLUB - AC TC - Every Friday from 5-7 pm
Make, Create, Hang out in English.  Free and Open to all Middle and High School Students.  Every week a different activity.  Cooking, Playing, Coding, Karaoke.  Check it out!

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.
NATI per LEGGERE Bilingual Storytime Reading for ages 0-3 years with Moms or Caregivers.  Thursday, March 17th 10-11 am.  Give your baby a head start on life.  Read together!  It’s good for your baby and for good for you.  Monthly appointment.
MAKER CREATOR SPACE – Every Thursday from 10-12.  Use our sewing machines, knit or sew in company.  We’re working on a logo. 
In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri.   Send us an email for details.  aia.fvg@gmail.com

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
TERRIFIC TUESDAYS
Mar. 15th - 10-12 - COFFEE BREAK – Enjoy some English conversation and a cup of coffee.
Mar. 22nd – 10 -11 am - SHORT STORY CLUB – Victory Garden Leader’s Handbook 1943, US Dept. of Agriculture. 

EVERY THURSDAY 10-11 am
SURVIVAL ITALIAN Conversation for Adults – Informal conversation in Italian for Italian language learners.  No homework, no stress.

COMING SOON:
April - LE VIE delle FOTO – AIA FVG High School Students are preparing a collaborative photographic exhibit entitled PLACES without PEOPLE with a High School in Pennsylvania.

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.  Consult our on line catalog of Books and DVD’s

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, manage our morning programs, help with seasonal events, mentor teens and a variety of other roles.  Contact us!  We’ll keep you busy!

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