Thursday, July 31, 2014

August Friends and library programs

Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9am
If you or a loved one is affected by Alzheimer's disease or by dementia, now is the time to learn the facts.  Danny Anez of the Alzheimer's Association of Central & North Florida will discuss the symptoms and effects of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment options and much more in this workshop.

Friends of the Port Orange Library Book Sale
Friday, August 8, 2014, 9am-4pm and Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9am to 1pm
Come get the best deals around and help support the Friends of the Library!  A huge selection of books, dvds, puzzle, cds and more are included in the sale.

Saving and Budgeting
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 2pm
In this financial empowerment workshop, personal bankers Cody Mills and Matt Rinaldi will teach you how to prepare a monthly budget and how to reduce everyday expenses.  Areas covered include saving on utility bills, the mortgage "round-up" principle, and how to save at the pump.

Sandcastle Storytellers
Friday, August 22, 2014, 2pm
Please join us as six members of the local Sandcastle Storytellers Guild spin an unforgettable tale that includes a mixture of humor, the serious, the real, and the imagined.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

August movies

Afternoon at the Movies (All Films Start at 2 p.m., Doors Open at 1:30 p.m.)
08/04/2014: Philomena, Rated PG-13, 98 minutes: A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.  Judi Dench received a Best Actress Nomination for her Role.

08/11/2014: Nebraska, Rated R, 115 minutes:  An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.  Bruce Dern received a Best Actor nomination for his role in the film.  Rated R for some language.

08/18/2014: Non-Stop, Rated PG-13, 106 minutes: Liam Neeson stars as an air marshal confronted with a hostile force who plans to kill every passenger on a flight if the government doesn't pay a hefty ransom in this action thriller.

08/25/2014:  Heaven is for Real, Rated PG, 100 minutes: A young boy suffers a near-death experience in which he claims to have visited heaven in this earnest inspirational drama based on the best-selling book of the same name. When their young son Colton (Connor Corum) enters the hospital with a life-threatening illness, devastated parents Todd (Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear) and Sonja Burpo (Kelly Reilly) are uncertain whether he will make it out of the operating room alive. But in what Colton's doctors credit as "a miracle," he survives -- and with an incredible story that seems to confirm the existence of heaven.

Sunday Cinema

08/10/2014: Man on Wire, Rated PG-13, 94 minutes: A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century." Winner of the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July Friends and library programs

Dr. Who Summer Movie Series
Tuesdays at 5pm:  July 1st, July 8th, July 15th, and July 22nd
July 1st:  Five Doctors starring Peter Davison and Patrick Trougham
July 8th:  Dr. Who:  The Movie starring Paul McCann and Eric Roberts
July 15th:  End of Time starring David Tennant and Timothy Dalton
July 22nd:  Time of the Doctor starring Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman

NASA and the Hubble Telescope
Friday, July 11, 2014, 2pm
Come and learn as NASA physicist Weiping Yu discusses Hubble's mission, such as Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey and Frontier Fields Program, plus viewing some of the amazing images Hubble has captured over the years.

Port Orange Library Book Club
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:30am
This month's selection is The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
No stranger to the injustice of racial hatred, five year old Peekay learns the hard way the first secret of survival and self-preservation--the power of one.  An encounter with amateur boxer Hoppie Groenewald inspires in Peekay a fiery ambition--to be welterweight champion of the world.
Container Gardening
Monday, July 21, 2014, 10am
Anyone can create a great container garden!  From simple to elaborate, the possibilities are endless.  Please join us as local gardener Kevin Bagwell of Full Moon Natives Nursery describes the amazing world of container gardening.  During this program you will learn how to turn your decks and patios into lush gardens of wildflowers, herbs, and vegetables.

July Movies

Afternoon at the Movies (All Films Start at 2 p.m.)

07/07/2014: Great Expectations, Rated PG-13, 128 minutes:  After Pip, an orphaned blacksmith's apprentice inherits a fortune from an anonymous benefactor, his future seems promising. But a bitter heiress is intent on preventing Pip from finding true love.  Jeremy Irvine, Robbie Coltrane, Helena Bonham Carter, and Ralph Fiennes star.

07/14/2014: Still Mine, Rated PG-13, 103 minutes: An exquisitely mounted and deeply affecting story about one man's determination to create a home for his ailing wife as they enter their twilight years. Based on actual events.  Genevieve Bujold, James Cromwell, and Campbell Scott star.

07/21/2014: Winter’s Tale, Rated PG-13, 129 minutes: Colin Farrell headlines this romantic drama adapted from the novel by Mark Helprin, centering on the relationship between a thief and a dying woman. Producer-screenwriter Akiva Goldsman makes his feature directorial debut with this Warner Bros. production also starring Russell Crowe, William Hurt, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, and Eva Marie Saint.

Sunday Cinema (All Films Start at 2 p.m.)

07/06/2014: 20 Feet From Stardom, Rated PG-13, 91 minutes: They are the voices behind the greatest rock, pop and R&B hits of all time, but no one knows their names. Now, in this award-winning documentary, director Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background singers as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, and more.  Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Monday, June 16, 2014

June Friends and library programs

Friday, June 20, 2014, 2pm:  Wild About Birds
Traveling with four species of birds of prey:  Katie, an American Kestrel, Mr. Frodo, an Eastern Screech Owl, Tomahawk, a Red-Shouldered Hawk, and Miko, a Barred Owl, Wild About Birds will teach about adaptations, food chain, habitats, conservation, and the dangers facing wildlife today.

Dr. Who Summer Movie Series
Tuesdays at 5pm:  June 24th, July 1st, July 8th, July 15th, and July 22nd
June 24th:  Day of the Doctor starring Matt Smith and David Tennant
July 1st:  Five Doctors starring Peter Davison and Patrick Trougham
July 8th:  Dr. Who:  The Movie starring Paul McCann and Eric Roberts
July 15th:  End of Time starring David Tennant and Timothy Dalton
July 22nd:  Time of the Doctor starring Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman
Friday, June 27, 2014, 2pm:  Mysteries of the Universe
Join us as NASA physicist Weiping Yu discusses how our universe came to be and what exactly makes it all work.  Learn more about Albert Einstein and quantum mechanics and how it is helping physicists to uncover the mysteries of the universe.

Monday, June 30, 2014, 11am:  Coquina, Florida's Pet Rock
Join us as we explore archaeology and northeast Florida's past through coquina, a unique stone native to the region.  The program emphasizes the ruins in our area made out of coquina and presents information on the care and conservation of these important archaeological findings.

June Movies

All movies start at 2pm
Monday, June 16, 2014:  Gimme Shelter, Rated PG-13, 101 minutes:  A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her dad and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative.  Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, and Brendan Fraser star.

Monday, June 23, 2014:  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Rated PG, 114 minutes:  A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance, and action.  When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world, embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.  Ben Stiller and Kristin Wiig star.

Monday, June 30, 2014:  The Monuments Men, Rated PG-13, 118 minutes:  An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.  George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Bill Murray star.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Upcoming Library Closure

The Port Orange Regional Library will be closed for renovation from Monday, May 26th to Monday, June 16th, 2014.

Please pardon our light programming as we anticipate renovating your home library with new paint and carpet.  A new look for the library with the same great service and materials!  Be prepared as while we are closed you will need to visit one of the other great branches of the Volusia County Public Library.  Closest are:

Daytona Beach Regional Library
105 East Magnolia Avenue Daytona Beach

New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
1001 South Dixie Freeway New Smyrna Beach

Please call us at 386-322-5152 if you have questions about the closure.