The Heiress (DVD)
Based on the 1947 Broadway stage play by the same name, which in turn, was based on the 1880 Henry James novel “Washington Square.” The movie, set in 1849 New York, follows Catherine Slooper, (Olivia De Havilland) daughter of a prominent New York City surgeon, (Ralph Richardson) who blames his daughter for the death of his wife; who died in childbirth. Catherine, a plain, overly shy, awkward young woman is pursued and courted by Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift), a near-do well forutne hunter, who jilts her on the very evening they were to elope, when he learnes her father is planning to dis-inherit her.
Years later, he unexpectedly returns and this time she turns the tables on him, which dooms her to a life of comfortable yet lonely spinsterhood. Her wealth was a motivinating factor but, did Morris actually have legitimate feelings for Catherine? Watch the movie and you decide!
Henry James used a contemporary, real life scandal on which he based his novel.
– Ray B
Thanks to the folks from Fiddle & Fun for coming down to play music with our children. It was a great, interactive and FUN experience!
What is a Screenager?
At present the traditional term “teenager” is been replaced by “screenager”. A screenager is a person in his/her teenage years and early 20’s who has an aptitude for computers and spends much time on the Internet.
What Happens to Screenagers?
The usage of smartphones has increased rapidly in recent years, and this has brought about an addiction. This addiction is related to sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, performance at school, and social issues.
Research by Kadi̇r Demi̇rci̇, Mehmet Akgönül, and Abdullah Akpinar states that depression, anxiety, and poor sleep quality may be associated with smartphone overuse. Such overuse may lead to depression and/or anxiety, which can in turn result in sleep problems. University students with high depression and anxiety scores should be carefully monitored for smartphone addiction.
How Can You Protect Your Child?
- Set limits on screen time
- Block access to apps
- Organize apps into groups and set rules
- Set recurring device schedule
- Block adult content
Screen Time Parental Control
- Set bedtime and school time restrictions for specific apps
- Set limits on screen time
- Pause a device or give Bonus time
- Block all apps at lights out
- Block specific apps
For Further Information, You Can Read These Articles
As researched by Demi̇rci̇, Kadi̇r; Akgönül, Mehmet; Akpinar, Abdullah; Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Vol 4(2), June 2015 pp. 85-92. Publisher: Akadémiai Kiadó; [Journal Article]
A big thanks to our staff member and mom of two, Aradhana for compiling this information!
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I thought for August it might be fun to air my opinion on what is considered great literature. George Eliot is one of the giants of Victorian Literature. Her novels are as giant as her reputation, and in my opinion as dull and ponderous with a few exceptions. The novel, Romola, is a delight. It takes place in Renaissance Florence at a time when Intellectual and artistic ability were open to many, and Social standing and Political power were fluid. This is the world in which we are introduced to the charming character of Tito Melema. He begins from nothing. He marries the most perfect woman in Florence, beautiful, kind and boring. He has political ambitions. He is always at the right plays at the right time. He always knows the right thing to say. He excels at oratory. He is modest when it serves his purpose, and likewise he is kind and handsome. One cannot read his conversations and his perspectives on the world and not be fond of him despite his flaws. Even when you discover he has a secret peasant wife with beautiful children whom he adores, the reader still loves him. There are a lot of characters, and a lot happens, as in any book by George Eliot. Much of it is interesting, but for me, one of the most fascinating and appealing characters of all times in the cannon of great literature is without a doubt Tito Melema. Because of him, you’ll wish a very long book was longer.
My name is Aradhana Mehta. You may have seen me working mainly in Children’s, though I work on main floor and in reference too. I have been working at the Roger’s Free Library for the last 2 years now. I love working in Children’s, it a pleasure to see the spark in the eye of the little ones when they come in. I am fully delighted to help them find a book, answer questions about computers and dig out books from the Non-Fiction and J section.
Outside of the library I am an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Providence College and Rhode Island College in Providence. I love watching sports especially football, I am a big Patriots fan! I like these two books at our library, “The Night Gardener” and “The Book with No Pictures”.