Sunday, October 29, 2017

November 2017 Newsletter



 NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER brings THANKSGIVING, lots of things to be thankful for and all of our Regular Activities. Theme of the Month:  NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGEView the Newsletter on the Blog in Text and in Calendar Format.   Forward the newsletter to a friend!

OFFICE:
ADMINISTRATION HOURS
Tuesday and Thursday mornings:  9-12 and Thursday afternoons: 4-7 pm
Pick up your IBAN Receipts, Make Cash Payments, during our Administration Hours, listed above. Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

LIBRARY and AMERICAN CORNER HOURS:
Our Library hours are:  Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9-12 and Monday to Friday afternoons from 4-7 pm. The Library is volunteer run.  Call for Library Volunteers!
·         Parent Library Volunteers while your children are in class help shelve books and Check-ins / outs. 
·         Library Assistants for 1 or 2 afternoons a week – You’re a Librarian or just love Libraries?  We want you! 

HOLIDAYS – CLOSED from October 29th – November 5th
No Lessons, No Office Hours, No Group Activities.  Enjoy the Break!

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES

(Dettagli in italiano a questo LINK.) If you or your child are currently registered in a FALL CLASS, and you wish to continue in WINTER, we ask you to:
·         WHAT: SIGN in person to CONFIRM your registration for the WINTER Session.  No Emails or Phone Calls.
·         WHEN: During our OFFICE HOURS at the FRONT DESK from 6/11 to 18/11
·         DEADLINE:  November 18th
If you do not re-confirm by November 18th, a student from the waiting list will have the opportunity to join the class in your place. Winter Session lasts 10 weeks.   This is also a great occasion to pick up your receipts! If you are on a Waiting List, we will contact you in December to give you your status.

HALLOWEEN in CLASS was so much fun!  The young students went Trick-or-Treating, Older students participated in the Halloween Rice Krispies Challenge, made Sugar Skulls or read spooky stories. Everybody including our teachers dressed up.  View the creations from the Halloween Rice Krispies Challenge at this LINK

WEEKEND WARRIOR Full Immersion Weekend in English for Adults. 
Nov. 11 & 12.  1 weekend, 10 hours of Full Immersion, Infinite Fun. Online Registration at this LINK.

Our 2017/18 Membership Year began on September 1stHere is the Membership Form.  Membership prices remain unchanged.  €25 – Ridotto for Students 16 and over, Teachers and 65 and over.  €35 – Intero.  Membership is valid until August 31, 2017.  Renew your membership each year to take advantage of the American Film Series, Register for Courses, Check out Library materials, Participate in Members Only Events.  READ MORE about what it means to be a Member.  You can become a member at any time of the year. 

37th AMERICAN FILM SERIES at Teatro dei Fabbri – Shows at 13:30, 16:00, 18:30, 21:00
23/11 LIFE, ANIMATED Dir. Roger Ross Williams.  Documentary. 92 minutes.

Guest Speaker: Margo Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures, who researched the amazing stories of the black American female mathematicians responsible for the calculations for the NASA Space Missions. Here is the LINK.  You can participate from your computer at home.

THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNERSaturday, November 25th at 7:30 pm.
Members Only. Another great reason to become a member!  Our favorite holiday!  Turkey, music, fun.  Prepaid Reservations required.  Limit:  70 people.  Everybody brings a Thanksgiving Dish or Beverage to Share.  Details at this LINK.  Reserve early.  This event is always sold-out. You can reserve in person at the Front Desk starting on November 6th during our Office Hours.


SPECIAL EVENTS - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC


REGULAR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·         Nati per Leggere – Bilingual Reading English / Italian for ages 0-3 – Thursday, 16/11, 10 am
·         Mom & Baby Playgroup – Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am - noon
·         Family Film Festival Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron – on Friday, 10/11 at 5 pm
·         TEEN MAKER SPACEEvery Friday from 5-7 pm
·         GLOW – Girls Leading Our World WorkshopFor Middle and High School Girls.  Promoting leadership, friendship, and self-confidence.
Second Workshop - 24/11, 6 - 8 pm. - Spices & Aromas
Third Workshop - 01/12, 6-8 pm.  – Musical Master Class: Exploring your Words.
More GLOW Details and Mandatory Online Registration at this LINK.   

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

·         NEW!  Knit Wits – Knitting Group – Wednesday 8/11 and 22/11, 6-8 pm.  Evening knitting
·         Thursday Morning Maker Space- Every Thursday morning from 10-noon.  Come to knit or use our sewing machines for other projects.
·         Short Story Club – Contemporary Native American Poetry – Details Below.  Tuesday 28/11, 10 am
·         Women’s Book Club – The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott. Send an email for info to participate.  Thursday 16/11/2017, 8 pm.
·         Teacher Learning Network – Monthly Workshop – Free and Open to All Language Teachers – 17/11, 6 pm.  Topic:  Entice, Captivate, and Allure:  Engaging Tweens and Teens in the ESL classroom.

ACTIVITIES for NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
ALL DETAILS AT THIS LINK
Nov. 7, 10 am – True Whispers: The Story of Navajo Code Talkers – PBS Documentary
Nov. 10, 5 pm - Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron  - Animated Film for Children.
Nov. 14. 10 am - We Still Live Here Here – Reviving the Wampanoag Language– Documentary
Nov. 21, evening – Indian Time with Sabrina Matucci – Details in the LINK.
Nov. 28, 10 am - Short Story Club – Poems by N. Scott Momaday and Joy Harjo

VOLUNTEERS
We are a Volunteer Run Non-Profit Association.
Volunteers run our Library, American Corner Programs and Activities.  We are looking for Volunteers to Mentor and Manage the Teen Maker Club, Assist with the Nati per Leggere program, Work at the Cinema, Help with our Morning Activities at the Front Desk and in the Library. Send us an email.  We’ll find a role for you.  University of Trieste students in Humanities, P.R. and other majors can earn Internship Credit Hours with us (CFU).   We accept students with a minimum of 75 hours (3 CFU).  You'll have a great experience and improve your English, while you also learn valuable life and people skills. High School Students can also do Alternanza Scuola Lavoro.  Contact us!  aia.fvg@gmail.com 

A Special Call for Volunteer 3D Printer lovers and Makers to help with our Teen Maker Space on Friday afternoons.  You need to know how to use a 3D Printer and love working with teenagers.  Contact us!

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 DVDs.   The American Corner also offers English and Life Skills Courses for Refugees thanks to a U.S. Government Grant.

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