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New Library Resource

The Russell Library now subscribes to Lynda.com, which offers high quality, current video Newtutorials in topical areas such as software, technology, creative processes and business and job seeking skills.   Click on the “create profile” link to set up your own Lynda.com account using your Russell Library barcode and a password that you select. Lynda.com  is available from within the library as well as remotely. 

Hedda Kopf Discusses Masterpieces by Henry James and Edith Wharton

House of MirthHedda Kopf will conclude this discussion series featuring Portrait of a Lady and The House of Mirth on Wednesday, December 10 at 7pm in the Hubbard Room.  In both novels, we will explore the “moral reference” of the author as he or she creates characters that are bound by their roles in society. Both James and Wharton are particularly interested in how women’s dreams, ambitions, and possibilities are constrained and thwarted by the time and place in which they live. We will also look at the way the authors create indelible psychological and sociological studies of the privileged and the “others.” 

 Hedda Kopf is an adjunct Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.  She teaches Literature and Women's Studies. Ms. Kopf has created and facilitated book discussions for the Connecticut Humanities Council and the Southern Connecticut Library Council and has led book discussions at Russell Library since 1985.  This series is sponsored by The Friends of the Russell Library.  The novels will be available at the checkout desk in the lobby.

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.

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

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!!

 

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