Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January 2018 Newsletter


JANUARY:  Happy New Year!  We wish you all the best for 2018.  Theme of the Month: DEMOCRACY & CIVIL SOCIETY with Short Films, Readings, Conferences, Viewing. Winter Classes begin on Monday January 8th.  See you in Class or at an Event!  View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text Format and in Calendar Format.   Forward the newsletter to a friend!

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?

Our Library hours are: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings 9-12 and Monday to Friday afternoons from 4-7 pm. The Library is volunteer run.  Call for Library Volunteers!

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 mentoring teenagers.  You can also use our MakerBot for your own 3D projects.  Contact us!


Classes begin the Week of January 8th.  Many classes are full.  Please check our links for course offerings.   Remember that the WINTER Session is 10 lessons instead of 12.   Here is the Link to the Winter Lesson Dates.  We ask you to pay for your courses before the course begins.  Links for info and online registration:  KIDS and ADULTS

WEEKEND WARRIOR Full Immersion Weekend in English for Adults. 
Jan. 21 & 22.  1 weekend, 10 hours of Full Immersion, Infinite Fun. Online Registration at this LINK.


TESOL TRIESTE LOCAL GROUP – We are proud to announce that the Trieste Local Group of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) was officially recognized by TESOL Italy.  Congratulations to Janine Sprague Zolle, coordinator of the Teacher Learning Network, on this accomplishment.  Janine is the Coordinator of our Local Group.  TESOL is accredited by MUIR and English Teachers who join TESOL can receive certification for their participation in workshops.   The first TESOL Workshop will be January 26th, 7 pm – Theme: Dyslexia and Second Language Learning.  Guest Speaker:  Stephanie Smith.

DEMOCRACY and CIVIL SOCIETY – Participate in our January events.  Learn about becoming a US Citizen.  Take the US Naturalization TestRead about Andrew Carnegie’s first impressions of the US.  Watch the State of the Union Message.

19/01, 11:30 am – PRESENTATION -THE ROUTLEDGE HISTORY OF ITALIAN AMERICANS and IL SENSO delle ORIGINI. Indagine sui giovani italoamericani di New York.  At the Biblioteca Statale Stelio CriseFree and Open to the Public. 
Italian Americans make up one of the largest ethnic groups in the U.S.  Learn about the history of Italian Americans and the factors that lead young people to identify themselves as Italian Americans. Presenters:  Stanislao Pugliese, co-editor of the Routledge volume and Rosemary Serra, author of youth heritage volume. Moderator: Leonardo Buonomo, president of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG. 

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  AIA FVG Members Only.

18/01 - JACKIE - Dir. Pablo Larraín. Starring Natalie Portman. Biography. 100 minutes.
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.


31/01, 10 am - STATE of the UNION ADDRESS by President Trump (In Replay).

·         Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am  - Mom & Baby Playgroup
·         Every Friday, 5-7 pm TEEN MAKER SPACE –– Printing in 3D and Coding
·         12/01, 5 pm - Family Film Festival The INCREDIBLES (2004)
·         19/01, 6 pm - GLOW – Girls Leading Our World Workshop – Healthy Choices for Life –For Middle and High School Girls.  Promoting leadership, friendship, and self-confidence. January Workshop – Healthy Choices for Life with Nutritionist Selma Jory.
·         25/01, 10 amNATI per LEGGERE –Bilingual Reading English/Italian for ages 0-36 mo.

·         Every Thursday, 10 am - Morning Maker Space.  Come to knit or use our sewing machines for other projects.  Think Carnival Costumes.
·         16/01, 10 am - Short Film - Becoming a US Citizen - Requirements, Naturalization Interview and Test, Lidia Celebrates America: July 4th at Monticello Naturalization Ceremony
·         17/01 and 31/01 , 6 pm - Knit Wits – Knitting Group.  Bring your winter project.
·         23/01, 10 am  - Coffee Break
·         25/01, 8 pm - Women’s Book Club – My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.  Send an email to to participate.
·         26/01, 7 pm – TESOL Trieste - Teacher Learning Network - Dyslexia and the Second Language Learner.
·         30/01, 10 am – Short Story Club Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American Immigrant, Industrialist, Philanthropist – Autobiography Chapter 2 - Dunfermline and America.

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! 

AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Since 2007, we have been part of the American Spaces Network.  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.  Specific sections of the library are dedicated to Educational Advising, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space.  Consult our on line catalog of Books and DVDs.   The American Corner also offers Life Skills in English Courses for Refugees thanks to a U.S. Department of State Grant and the US Diplomatic Mission to Italy. Coming Soon

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