News & Events - Programs for Older Adults

Fall Film Series

When Cary Grant’s suave wit and impeccable timing met Howard Hawk’s razor sharp yet elegant direction, the results were sheer perfection.  Join us for four films from their stunning collaboration, and learn why they worked so well together.

Only Angels Have Wings (1939) –Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Only Angels Have Wings starring Cary Greant and Jean Arthur

Their most touching film, Grant plays a hardened aviator in Hawk’s thrilling professional world. Jean Arthur brings romance to the workplace while Rita Hayworth awakens Grant’s haunted past.  It is a bravura exercise in balancing tension and adventure with character depth and self-discovery.

His Gal Friday starring Cary Grant and Rosalind RussellHis Girl Friday (1940) – Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In their adaptation of The Front Page, Grant plays a hard-as-nails news editor and Rosiland Russell is the reporter who wants to leave the rat race. Hawks moves things at a blistering speed, as the bickering divorcee’s race through a breaking story leaving her fiancé Ralph Bellamy in the dust.I Was a Male War Bride starring Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan

I Was a Male War Bride (1949) – Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Captain Henri Rochard is a French officer assigned to work with Lieut. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, Capt. Rochard tries to return to America with the other female war brides. Zany gender-confusing antics follow.

Monkey Business starring Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers and Marilyn Monroe

 

Monkey Business (1952) – Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cary Grant plays a chemist, through his work he stumbles across a youth-inducing drug.  Ginger Rogers plays his wife, Marilyn Monroe his secretary, and they all regress info hysterics.  Hawks once again keeps Grant in delirious, constant motion. This movie also involves a chimp!!

 

 

Grandchildren

If you are looking for things to do with your children and grandchildren:

  • Check out a Museum Pass (including KidCity)
  • Visit our Children's Department
  • Borrow children's books, DVD's and audiobooks
  • Play on the AWE Early Literacy Stations
  • Use computers with Internet Filters for age appropriate computer content

Lunch and Learn Series

These noontime programs are presented by experts in a variety of fields. Topics include health issues, travel tips, fashion advice, organization techniques, resources for caregivers and more. Bring your lunch; we provide beverages and dessert.

Computers and Technology

Hands-on computer classes are offered each month. Topics include introduction to computers, internet, and basic to intermediate Word and Excel. In addition, thirty computers are available for public use. For patrons who are sight impaired the library has an adaptive computer that magnifies the image and can read aloud information on the screen.

For the Visually Impaired

Russell Library offers a varied selection of large print books. You will also find a diverse collection of books on tape and CDs. A catalog of large print titles is available upon request. An Optolec reading machine, which enlarges print, is located in the Information Department.

If you need accommodations for a disability, please call 347-2528, ext. 135, in advance.

In the Community

Book Discussion Groups

Titles are chosen by the participants, and lively discussion groups are facilitated by the Older Adult Specialist from the library. Whether the book is a current best seller or a familiar classic, the interaction is always interesting and enjoyable.

Homebound Library Cards

This service is for patrons residing in Middletown apartments or health care facilities who are unable to travel to the library. A library volunteer will deliver library materials to you. This includes books, magazines, DVDs, and books on tape.

Life Long Learning

Russell Library offers discussion-based educational programs to patrons residing in facilities in our community. The Older Adult Specialist leads spirited discussions on art, travel, history, the
topics are endless. Patrons are encouraged to express ideas, opinions and memories. Special requests are encouraged

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