Thursday, March 31, 2016

April 2016 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste - APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER

APRIL -   April Showers bring May Flowers! Visit PLACES without PEOPLE – Trieste / Jenkintown.  Pick up a Poem for Your Pocket or Write a Poem for National Poetry Month!  Celebrate Earth Day. Register 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 LIBERATION DAY – April 25th.  NO Classes or Activities on this date. 

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 still open for SPRING Classes that begin on April 2nd.  Here are the Course Offerings for KIDS and ADULTS .   Yes, you can still register!  You can 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 April 16-17, 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

PLACES without PEOPLE – PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT.  Free nd Open to the Public at American Corner Trieste – April 1-30.  During Office Hours in LE VIE delle FOTO initiative.
A collaborative photographic exhibit by the High School Students at AIA FVG and the Abington Friends School in Jenkintown Pennsylvania.
April 1, 6 pm - INAUGURATION of PLACES without PEOPLE for Family and Friends of the Photographers

TEACHER LEARNING NETWORK – April 1, 2016, 6 pm – Theme: Motivating ESL/EFL Students in the Classroom.  Free and Open to all English Teachers. 

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.

Apr 21st at 2, 4, 6:30, 9 pm – BEST OF ENEMIES. Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville. Documentary, 87 min. A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley.

EARTH DAY
April 22, 2016 – 5 pm – EARTHDisney Nature (2007, 90 min.) An epic story of adventure, starring some of the most magnificent and courageous creatures alive. Three animal families on a journey across our planet – polar bears, elephants and humpback whales.

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: 
April 8th , 5:30 pm – WALL-E (Disney Pixar, 2008, 100 min)  In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
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, April 21st, 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.
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro.   Send us an email for details.  aia.fvg@gmail.com

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
TERRIFIC TUESDAYS
April 12th - 10-12 - COFFEE BREAK – Enjoy some English conversation and a cup of coffee.
April 19th – 10 -11 am - SHORT STORY CLUB A Poem in April The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.   

EVERY THURSDAY 10-11 am
SURVIVAL ITALIAN Conversation for Adults – Informal conversation in Italian for Italian language learners.  No homework, no stress.
MAKER CREATOR SPACE – Every Thursday from 10-12.  Use our sewing machines, knit or sew in company.  Federica, Stephanie and Cristina made a fantastic maker space logo!

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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