Sunday, August 31, 2014

September movies

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

09/07/2014: The Summit, Rated R, 95 minutes: The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.  Rated R for some language.
09/08/2014: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Rated PG-13, 105 minutes: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.  Chris Pine and Kevin Costner star.
09/15/2014: Noah, Rated PG-13, 138 minutes: A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.  Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Hopkins star.
09/22/2014: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Rated PG-13, 136 minutes: Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.  Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson star.
09/29/2014:  Words and Pictures, Rated PG, 111 minutes: An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.  Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen star.

September Friends and library programs

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 10:00 AM
Learn what is covered under Medicare, how individual parts differ from Medicare Advantage, and how to avoid potential financial penalties if you opt in at a future date.          
Your Credit Today 
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 2:00 PM
This financial workshop provides an overview of credit, suggests how to establish good credit, and presents information on identity theft.

Square Foot Gardening 
Sunday, September 14, 2014 2:00 PM
Kevin Bagwell of Full Moon Natives Nursery shows us how to produce 100% of the harvest, in only 20% of the space, using 80% less water—no tilling, no weeding, no kidding!.

Restoration and Remembrance  
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:00 PM
Dr. Phyllis Lober, a Port Orange resident, presents reflections on the Holocaust, Emerging China, and India under Indira Gandhi.                                        
“Meet Me in the Kitchen”
 Thursday, September 25, 2014, 3:00 PM
 Join professional organizer Ingrid Timbs as she discusses ways to organize your kitchen.                                                                                                
Origins of World War I 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 2:00 PM
Librarian Richard Burrow presents a program on the origins of the Great War,   investigating the people and processes that seemed to drag the world toward unprecedented destruction.                                                                                                     

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.