Saturday, February 3, 2018

February 2018 Newsletter


 FEBRUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER
Theme of the Month: BLACK HISTORY MONTH with Films, Readings, Conferences, Viewing. We will be closed during the week of Carnival.  See you in Class or at an Event!  We are looking for Fulbright and US Department of State Exchange Alumni to set up a Trieste Alumni Group.  View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text Format 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, Thursday and Saturday mornings 9-12 and Monday to Friday afternoons from 4-7 pm. The Library is volunteer run.  Call for Library Volunteers!

CLOSED for CARNIVAL
We CLOSE from Feb. 10th to Feb.16th.  No Classes. No Library. No Administration. Back on Saturday February 17th.  Buon Carnevale!

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!

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES
WEEKEND WARRIOR Full Immersion Weekend in English for Adults. 
FEB. 24/25.  1 weekend, 10 hours of Full Immersion, Infinite Fun. Online Registration at this LINK.
AIA FVG NEWS
TESOL TRIESTE LOCAL GROUP – We hosted the first TESOL Italy Trieste Local Group Workshop at the end of January. TESOL is accredited by MIUR and English Teachers who join TESOL can receive certification for their participation in workshops.   The next TESOL WORKSHOP will be on Saturday March 3rd with the theme:  Teaching the 21st Century Student.  More info at this LINK.  We will issue a call for papers. 

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION – Elizabeth Lee Martinez, US Consul General Milan, recognized our over 60 volunteers with a Volunteer Appreciation Reception on February 1st.  Thank you for all that you do.  Thanks to our many vounteers we can continue to offer so many activities! See the photos at this LINK. While in Trieste, she also met with the students in the Life Skills in English class for Refugees.  Those classes are made possible thanks to the support of the Embassy and Consulate.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH - Participate in our February events.  Complete details at this LINK.
05/02 – The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. – Special Presentation by Kim Natoli, Consul for Press and Culture at the US Consulate Milan for High School Students from Preseren, Nordio and IST by invitation only.
6/02 - 11 am - SELMA - Film 2014 - 2 hrs. 8 min. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
20/02 11 am - RACE - Film 2016 - 2 hrs. 15 min.
Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, where he faces Hitler’s view of  Aryan supremacy.
27/02 - 10 am - Short Story Club - Discussion of Langston Hughes' I, Too (Am America) and Martin Luther King Jr.'s I have a Dream Speech from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
27/02 - 11 am - GUESS WHO'S COMING to DINNER - Film 1967 - 1 hr. 40 min.
A daughter introduces introduces her parents to her African American fiancé.
27/02 - 7 pm - GET OUT - Film 2016 - 1 hr. 44 min.
An African-American man meets his white girlfriend's parents, but the visit becomes a  nightmare.

CALLING ALL FULBRIGHT and US DEPARTMENT of STATE EXCHANGE PARTICIPANTS
Did you study abroad with a FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP or through a US Department of State Exchange Program? Send us an email if you or someone you know participated in one of these programs!  We are organizing an Alumni Group in Trieste. aia.fvg@gmail.com

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.

8/02 – MANCHESTER by the SEA.  Drama. 137 minutes.
A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

REGULAR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·         Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am  - Mom & Baby Playgroup
·         Every Friday, 5-7 pm TEEN MAKER SPACE –– Printing in 3D and Coding
·         23/02, 5 pm - Family Film Festival THE SECRET LIVES of PETS
·         9/02, 6 pm - GLOW – Girls Leading Our World Workshop – Web and Logo Design.  For Middle and High School Girls.  Promoting leadership, friendship, and self-confidence. Register at the above link and bring your laptop.
·         22/02, 10 amNATI per LEGGERE –Bilingual Reading English/Italian for ages 0-36 mo.

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·         Every Thursday, 10 am - Morning Maker Space.  Come to knit or use our sewing machines for other projects.  Think Carnival Costumes.
·         7/02 and 21/02, 6 pm - Knit Wits – Knitting Group.  Bring your winter project. Would another day or time be better for you? Thursday mornings? Earlier on Wednesdays?   Let us know.         aia.fvg@gmail.com
·         20/02, 10 am  - Coffee Break
·         22/02, 8 pm - Women’s Book ClubAnything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. Send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com to participate.

HEADS UP for MARCH!
We want to organize a Mac & Cheese Cook Off.  Start testing your recipes.  More news in March.

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 
  
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. 

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