Biblioteca Italiana Seattle reopens on Sunday February 28th

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Il Punto! Italian Cultural Center and Biblioteca Italiana Seattle have finally found a place. After moving out from our previous location in Capitol Hill almost a year ago, we are now happy to open again to the community. The address of the new place is 14300 Greenwood Ave N – Seattle, WA 98133 with easy and free parking on street.

Il Punto! Italian Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in Seattle in November 2014. The name “Il Punto!” – Italian for “the Point” – has been chosen with the idea of creating a center that could become the “punto d’incontro” (meeting point) for all the Italians, Italian-Americans and anyone in the North West region of the US, who is passionate about Italy and/or wants to learn more about it.
There are several events and activities that we are organizing and sponsoring.

One important project part of Il Punto! is Biblioteca Italiana Seattle. (Visit Biblioteca facebook page here!)
Biblioteca Italiana Seattle (BIS) is a collective of volunteers formed in early 2014 with the hope of providing a wide selection of Italian literature to promote Italian language and culture in the Northwest. For this reason, BIS can be of interest not only to Italians and Italian-Americans, but also to all people who are intrigued by the Italian culture and want to be exposed to the language of “Bel Paese”.

Thanks to numerous book donations from the community, BIS rapidly grew. Today about 1000 books are stored on our shelves.

The library will officially reopen Sunday February 28th from 2pm to 4pm.

Membership for BIS is free and users can borrow books at no charge. We however suggest to become members of Il Punto! Italian cultural center and take advantage of all the numerous opportunities offered to members. Become a member today!

BIS has an incredible collection of important classic and modern Italian authors, as well as numerous contemporary international novels translated into Italian. While some books by Italian authors can be found at the Seattle and King county public libraries, these do not provide an extensive selection of Italian literature like BIS does. Institutions like the University of Washington, on the other hand, are not readily accessible to the general public. Moreover, many works by great Italian authors are not even translated into English – but BIS makes them available to any user who may want to read them in Italian. A complete list of BIS books is available on Goodreads.

BIS also has a section dedicated to kids and teens. It is very important that children born in the US from Italian and Italian-American couples get exposed to Italian language since early age, so it does not get lost with time. (BIS offers a great variety of books, illustrated works and comics that parents and children can borrow and enjoy.)

The library also has some DVDs of movies in original language. Watching movies is a great way to learn a language, familiarize oneself with a culture and even see some places before visiting them in person.

For more information please visit our website www.ilpuntoseattle.org

So many new possibilities that unfold for the Italian community! We hope you will be part of it!

If you want to volunteer as a moderator for our Italian conversation group, at the library, or you are interested in organizing events and collaborate with us, please write an email to ilpuntoseattle@gmail.com

Youth Exchange program with Trentino – Deadline Feb 28th

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If you have trentino origin and you are 18-36 years old, please consider to apply for this exchange! Deadline is February 28th.

Click here for more information

Here the Italian page

You can also contact the Seattle Trentino Club. Some people of the club went on exchange last year and they loved it!

 

Please do let your Trentini families and friends know about this great opportunity!

 

VINO AROUND THE VILLAGE – THE WINES LIST

We are only one week away from our wine walk event! VINO AROUND THE VILLAGE is on October 24th from 5 to 8pm at the Country Village in Bothell. Purchase your tickets on line by Friday and save $5! You can save an additional 10% if you are a member of Il Punto!

Tickets are $20 on line or $25 at the door. Click on this link and buy your tickets now! https://vinoaroundthevillage.eventbrite.com

Look at the fabulous Italian wines we selected for you! There are 35 different wines from 8 different importers you can try. Ticket includes 10 tastings (you can buy additional tickets for more tasting).

You can also purchase the bottles you like TAX FREE at our registration tent!

Remember to bring your own glass! (BYOG)

Here the complete list and a map of the Country village

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Mariners Italian Heritage Night – Saturday June 20th

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Festa Italiana invites you to participate to the Mariners Italian Heritage Night

Come on out to Safeco Field & cheer on the Mariners when they host the Huston Astros, Saturday June 20th.

  • The tickets are discounted.
  • There is a free t-shirt.
  • Sit with your fellow Italian-American friends & family
  • $2.00 of each ticket sold benefits Festa Italiana

Field seating: $32.00
Upper Deck: $17.00

Full details & online purchase at:
http://mariners.com/italian

Il Punto! Italian Cultural Center – First Annual Dinner Celebration and Fundraising Event – April 25th

Join us to celebrate the New Italian Cultural Center “Il Punto!” at our First Annual Dinner Celebration and Fundraising Event

April 25th, 2015
7pm-11pm
Courtyard Hall
720 238th St SE
Bothell, WA 98021

Our goal is to create a unique organization that becomes a centralized point of reference for the entire Italian Community. We are working with all the local existing Italian organizations to make this happen and we can achieve this goal only with your help!

Enjoy amazing food including Italian antipasti, homemade lasagna alla bolognese, pollo alla contadina con contorni, delicious desserts,
and wine at our hosted bar!

Take a chance to bring home some sensational auction items and dance the night away!
Please RSVP by Monday April 20th

Tickets:
$40 for Members, $50 for Non-members
(This is a 21+ event)

Eventbrite - Il Punto - Italian Cultural Center - Dinner Celebration & Fundraising Event

For more information contact ilpuntoseattle.event@gmail.com

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FC TACOMA 253 SCHEDULED TRYOUT DAYS FOR THE WOMEN’S TEAM

The beginning of 2015 WPSL season is getting closer day by day and FCT 253 doesn’t want to miss anything!

While the technical staff in Italy is recruiting some of the best players, it is also working in Sea-Tac area and all around the States to discover new American talents.

This is the reason why the Club decided for a new tryouts program. Instead of having only one day to meeting the players, knowing them and watching their skills, the staff organized several days for the players to come and show their abilities.
Briefly, from mid March to the first of April, several practices are set at Starfire Sports Complex, Seattle. Take a look at the schedule.

Anyone who wants to join the team, will be able, this way, to attend all the practices as well as a few or just one.
During the trainings our technical staff will watch the players and get to know them well enough to complete the roster that will participate to the WPSL 2015!

Give a look to the schedule and come to practice with us! Send an e-mail to soccer@acseattle.com to notify us when you’re coming!

For more information
http://fctacoma253.com/fc-tacoma-253-scheduled-tryout-days-for-the-womens-team/