Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Italian Heritage Month!

October is Italian Heritage Month and the Fairfield Public Library is very excited about the events we have planned! We have concerts, Italian language classes, Italian films shown each Friday and workshops. Take a look at our events and mark your calendar. All programs are FREE but registration is requested.

You can register online for all of our programs by clicking here. 

Grazie mille!


***Concerti***

October 10th at 6:30 PM: Italian Folk Songs
Come hear traditional Italian ballads from all regions of Italy: from Sicily to Rome and Naples. A great family program!

October 17th at 7:00 PM: Performance on Italian Opera
Do you love the idea of Italian Opera but have no clue how to follow it? If so, join the club, and this is for you! Come learn about the Italian opera. This session will be both taught and performed by Annamaria Stefanelli, lyric soprano. 

October 21st at 7:00 PM: “A Touch of Sinatra”
Enjoy the popular musical show on the life and music of Frank Sinatra. This group is back by popular demand! The last show at the Fairfield Library was packed so call soon to make your  reservation.



***La Bella Lingua Italiana!***

Kids: September 18th—October 23rd
Sign up your child for a 6 week session for Italian lessons for kids. This class is for ages 9 and up. Classes will be on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 PM

Adults: October 7th—November 19th
This six week introductory class will focus on basic Italian speaking skills. This is the perfect class to take if you have little or no knowledge of Italian and would be useful if you ever plan a trip to Italy!  Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m.



***Venerdi di Film Italiani***
Italian Film Friday

Italian film is noted worldwide for its creative cinematography. We will be showing an Italian Film every Friday of October at 5:00 PM.

October 4th: “Cinema Paradiso” A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the theater.
October 11th: "La vita รจ bella" A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humor, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.

October 18th: "Ladri di biciclette"  A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job to sustain his  family.

October 25th: Ciao, Professore! Marco Sperelli is a teacher, he is divorced and he is sent to work in Corzano, a town near  Naples.


***Workshops***

October 16th at 7:00 PM: Italian Cheese!

Bring your appetite to this class where Hannah Howard from Fairway Market will be talking cheese!   Learn some history of the Italian  cheeses and what foods to pair them with.    
Buon appetito!

October 24th at 7:00 PM: Tracing Your Italian Ancestors

The public library is the best place to begin          
researching your Italian ancestry! Presented by Stephen Conte, producer and host of Cable TV’s Family Historian. 






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