Wednesday, February 28, 2018

March 2018 Newsletter

MARCH:  Theme of the Month: WOMEN in SPACE – WOMEN’s HISTORY MONTH with Films, Readings, Discussions. Participate in our Mac & Cheese Cook Off.  Make a submission for MIS MAS 2018.   We will be closed for the Easter break from March 29th – April 3rd.   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!
We CLOSE from March 29th – April 3rd.  No Classes. No Library. No Administration. Back on Wednesday, April 4th with the SPRING Session.

WEEKEND WARRIOR Full Immersion Weekend in English for Adults. 
MAR. 17/18.  1 weekend, 10 hours of Full Immersion, Infinite Fun. Online Registration at this LINK.

Students, pass by the Front Desk to CONFIRM your participation in the Spring Session that starts on April 4th.  Here is LINK to the calendar for Spring Lesson Dates.   Looking for a SPRING Class?  Here are the Links for Kids and Adults. 

SUMMER STEAM – Think Summer!  We have our calendar ready for Summer Full Immersion weeks for Kids from age 3 to High School.  Here’s the  LINK. 

Special Film Screening:  WONDER WOMAN – 20/03 – 7 pm – At American Corner - FREE
When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. (2017)

Last year Chili, this year Macaroni and Cheese! Classic American Comfort Food, Trieste Style.  Don’t miss it!  Make your Mac & Cheese at home and our panel of expert judges will select the winners, Master Chef Style.  Great prizes, lots of fun, great food.  AIA FVG members and their families only.  Details on our Blog.  Mac & Cheese Makers prepare an entire recipe at home.  Non-chefs make a contribution to eat.  AIA FVG offers non-alcoholic beverages and salad.  Registration Deadline:  March 22nd.

We are accepting submissions for the 2018 edition of MIS MAS our in-house literary magazine in English.  This year in addition to articles, prose, poetry, you can also submit photos and artwork. 
Did you miss MIS MAS 2017?  You can read it at this LINK.

NEW BOOKS and DVDs are Arriving! Come in and check them out!

Participate in our Free March events with the theme: Women in Space.  Take a selfie in a space helmet in front of our Space Wall.  Complete details at this LINK.
06/03 – 10 am – Viewing of an Interview with Katherine Johnson – NASA Pioneer “Computer”  The inspiration for the book and film HIDDEN FIGURES.
13/03 - 10 am – HIDDEN FIGURES - Film 2017 - 2 hrs. 8 min.  Biography, Drama
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
20/03 – 11 am GRAVITY - Film 2013 – 1 hr 30 min. Drama, Sci-Fi
Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.
27/03 - 10 am - Short Story Club – Why Women Weren’t Allowed to be Astronauts – The Atlantic, March 2017.

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.

Our 2017/18 Membership Year began on September 1st.  Here 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.
1 March 2018 - Captain Fantastic – Comedy / Drama. 118 minutes
Dir. Matt Ross.  Starring Viggo Mortensen.
29 March 2018 - 
Fences - Drama. 139 minutes.
Dir. Denzel Washington. Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis. 
ATTENTION ! DATE CHANGE   - 5 April 2018  19 April 2018 - 

·         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 BRAVE
·         16/03, 6 pm - GLOW – Girls Leading Our World Workshop – Flamenco and Spanish Dance with Monica Hill.  For Middle and High School Girls.  Promoting leadership, friendship, and self-confidence. Register at the above link.
·         22/03, 10 amNATI per LEGGERE –Bilingual Reading English/Italian for ages 0-36 mo.

·         Every Thursday, 10 am - Morning Maker Space.  Come use our sewing machines.
·         7/03 and 21/03, 6 pm - Knit Wits – Knitting Group.  Bring your winter project.
·         20/03, 10 am  - Coffee Break
·         15/03, 8 pm - Women’s Book Club.  Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. Send an email to to participate.

HEADS UP for APRIL!   Guest Speakers in April
13/04 - TESOL – Identifying, Treating and Managing Learning and Behavioral Disabilities with an expert Pediatric Neurologist.  In English
20/04 - Integration of Immigrant students in Public Schools: US and Italian Models. In Italian.

TESOL TRIESTE LOCAL GROUP The TESOL WORKSHOP Teaching the 21st Century Student has been postponed to Saturday May 10th.  More info at this LINK.  We will have issued a call for papers.  You will receive MIUR Credit, enrich your C.V. and get professional development!

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! 

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!

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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