Saturday, September 22, 2018

October Movies

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film.
All films start at 2:00 p.m.
Monday, October 1
7 Days In Entebbe
Rated PG-13, 107 minutes
Israeli soldiers embark on a mission to rescue more than 240 hostages from an airport in Entebbe, Uganda, in the summer of 1976.  Rosamund Pike stars.

Monday, October 8
Ocean’s Eight
Rated PG-13, 110 minutes
Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala.  Sandra Bullock stars.


Sunday, October 14
A Paralyzing Fear: the Story of Polio in America
Not Rated, 89 minutes
This documentary film covers the history of polio in America, culminating in the polio vaccine.

Monday, October 15
Book Club
Rated PG-13, 104 minutes
Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.  Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candace Bergen, and Mary Steenburgeon star.

Friday, October 19
The Brain Fitness Program
Not Rated, 60 minutes
Examines methods of utilizing the brain's neuroplasticity to increase mental agility, speed, and comprehension and to enhance brain function in later years.

Monday, October 22
Crooked House
Rated PG-13, 115 minutes
In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.  Max Irons stars.


Friday, October 26
RX: The Quiet Revolution
Not Rated, 90 minutes
In this inspiring 90-minute documentary, filmmaker David Grubin - the son of a general practitioner - takes his camera across America from Maine to Alaska to introduce us to a diverse group of doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who are transforming the way we receive our medical care: lowering costs by placing the patient at the center of their practice.

Sunday, October 28
Frankenstein: the Man Who Made a Monster (1931)
Unrated,  71 minutes
Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast.  Boris Karloff stars.

Monday, October 29
Mary Shelley
Rated PG-13,  120 minutes
The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.  Elle Fanning stars.

October Friends and Library Programs

 Please note: The Library will be closed on
Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th for Port Orange Family Days.

Monday Scrabble – 10:00 a.m.: Scrabble Club. Test your Scrabble skills against other players in our community.
 

Mondays - 10:30 a.m.: Monday Chair Yoga/Tai Chi at the Library.  Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a Chair Yoga/Tai Chi fusion program, beginner thru advanced. This program repeats every Monday.
 

October 3 – 10:00 a.m.: Paint Your Own Wine Glass. Join us as staff from Art Rageous Art Center demonstrate how to paint a unique design on a wine glass! Supplies will be provided and space is limited. Please sign up at the Reference Desk.
 

October 5 – 2:00 p.m.: The Dangers of Space. Celebrate World Space Week and Health Happens Week with Dr. John French of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. French, Professor of Human Factors and Systems, will discuss the real dangers of space travel for humans, the impact of the aerospace environment, and possible ways to fix these problems.

October 9 – 12:30 p.m.: The Truth about Sugar. Have you ever wondered why you crave sugar? Come learn "The Truth About Sugar" with Michelle Dudley, MAEd, RN, Certified Health Coach. Learn why you have cravings, what you can do about those cravings and how to kick the sugar habit and still experience sweetness in your life.
 

October 10 – 10:00 a.m.: You Were Made to Move.  Join Jo Anne Staley as she presents a body movement program utilized to improve everyday functioning as well as overall physical performance and athletic expression.  Jo Anne has a Level 2 Certification with the Original Strength Institute and notes that the program is suitable for “geriatric patients, Olympic and professional athletes, folks rehabbing from traumatic injury, and everyday people who want to move and age more smoothly and effortlessly.”
 

October 11 – 10:00 a.m.: Health Fair.  Join us a local businesses and organizations provide information related to your health.  Exhibitors include Eisler Therapeutics, Heart of Volusia, Port Orange Family Chiropractic, and more.
 

October 11 – 2:00 p.m.: Health Information @ Your Library. This informative class introduces attendees to the many Health related eResources available free from Volusia County Public Library.  Space is limited.  Please call the library at 322-5152 to register. 
 

October 16 – 2:00 p.m.: Master Gardeners. UF/IFAS Master Gardeners share gardening tips and answer questions during the plant clinic. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.
 

October 18 - 2:00 p.m.: Know Your Fake News. Sasha Obama got expelled from where? President Trump said what? Confused by the articles your friends are sharing on Facebook? Join us as Stetson Professor of Journalism Jelena Petrovic, PhD teaches us how to sort fake news from real facts for ourselves.

October 19 – 2:00 p.m.: Health Happens Documentary--“The Brain Fitness Program”.  This documentary examines methods of utilizing the brain's neuroplasticity to increase mental agility, speed, and comprehension and to enhance brain function in later years.  Not rated, 60 minutes.

October 21 – 2:00 p.m.: Country Music Singer Bobby Meeks.  Please join us as Bobby Meeks performs country classics and original material.  You don’t want to miss this toe-tapping treat! 
 

October 23 – 2:00 p.m.: TED Talks: Technology.  Watch and discuss three short, thought provoking TEDTalks with moderator librarian Richard Burrow.  The videos shown will be:
-How Autonomous Flying Taxis Could Change the Way You Travel -- Rodin Lyasoff– (8:08)
-What We’ll Learn About the Brain in the Next Century – Sam Rodriques -- (13:31)
-The Mission to Create a Stretchable Database of the Earth’s Surface – Will Marshall -- (6:14)

October 25 – 10:00 a.m.: Knitting Club.  Calling all knitters (and fans of other fiber arts), we’ve started a knitting club! Socialize and share your wisdom! Everyone from never-held-a-needle-novice to advanced knitters are welcome. Feel free to bring your own projects, or use our yarn and needles during the program!

October 25 – 2:00 p.m.: America’s Historical Newspapers for Genealogy.  Librarian Richard Burrow explains how to use historical newspapers to find information about your ancestors.  Space is limited.  Please call the library at 386-322-5152 to register. 

October 26 – 10:00 a.m.: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body. For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. An education program by the Alzheimer’s Association with tips from the latest research.

October 26 – Noon: The Great American Read Discussion.  Join Librarian Richard Burrow for a discussion of the titles on the Great American Read list.  Was your favorite on the list? Did your favorite win? Are there titles you think should have been included or excluded?  Which title did you vote for?  The Great American Read is an eight-part series on PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).

October 26 – 2:00 p.m.: Health Happens Documentary—“RX: The Quiet Revolution”.  In this inspiring 90-minute documentary, filmmaker David Grubin - the son of a general practitioner - takes his camera across America from Maine to Alaska to introduce us to a diverse group of doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who are transforming the way we receive our medical care: lowering costs by placing the patient at the center of their practice.  Not rated, 90min.

October 30 – 10:00 a.m.: Paper Crafting Club. Calling all paper crafters! Join us for a morning of paper crafting with fellow creative minds. We will provide supplies for a simple craft, or bring your own projects to work on!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

September Movies

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film.
All movies start at 2:00 p.m.
Please note: The library will be closed on Monday, September 3rd
in observance of Labor Day

Sunday, September 2
Bombshell: the Hedy Lamarr Story
Unrated, 89 minutes
What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and '40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII.

Monday, September 10
Chappaquiddick
Rated PG-13, 106 minutes
Based on historical events, this suspenseful thriller examines the infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, and the moral and legal complexities that play out over the following week.  Jason Clarke and Kate Mara star.

Monday, September 17
The Miracle Season
Rated PG, 101 minutes
After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.  William Hurt and Erin Moriarty star.
 
Sunday, September 23
Banned Books Week Movie: Of Mice and Men (1939)
Unrated, 106 minutes
Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the other his carer, take jobs as ranch hands during the Great Depression to fulfill their shared dream of owning their own ranch. Lon Chaney Jr. and Burgess Meredith star.

Monday, September 24
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 
Rated PG-13, 128 minutes
When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.  Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star.

September Friends and Library Programs

Please note: The Library will be closed on Monday, September 3rd
in observance of Labor Day.

Monday Scrabble – 10:00 a.m.:  Scrabble Club. Test your Scrabble skills against other players in our community.

Mondays - 10:30 a.m.: Monday Chair Yoga/Tai Chi at the Library.  Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a Chair Yoga/Tai Chi program, beginner thru advanced. This program repeats every Monday.

Tuesday, September 4 – 2:00 p.m.: Caring for Bromeliads.  Jay Thurrott of the Florida East Coast Bromeliad Society discusses the care of Bromeliads and takes questions from the audience.

Thursday, September 6 – 2:00 p.m.: Identity Theft. This presentation is from the Florida Office of the Attorney General and is designed to inform and provide suggestions on ways to better protect personal identifiable information (PII).  Identity Theft is a crime that continues to rise each year in the State of Florida and can be damaging not only to an individual but to businesses and their customers as well.  Please join us!  Theresa Adlam, the presenter, is a Victim Services Program Specialist on Identity Theft.

Wednesday, September 12 – 10:00 a.m.:  Robotics for Adults. Feeling left behind by your kids? Are your grandchildren talking about things you just don’t understand? Come to this robotics program to learn the basics of coding – just like what the kids are doing at school! Participants will discover how to code using Ozobots at the Port Orange Library. Space is limited. Please call the library at 386-322-5152 to register.

Thursday, September 13 – 2:00 p.m.:  Irene Curran presents Agatha Christie. Join us as literary lecturer Irene Curran talks about Agatha Christie's life, marriage, and the mystery of her eleven day disappearance. Was it a ploy to sell more books, or something darker?

Tuesday, September 18 2:00 p.m.: Butterfly Gardening + Ask a Master Gardener. UF/IFAS Master Gardeners share gardening tips and answer questions about butterfly gardening. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up during the Ask a Master Gardener segment.

Wednesday, September 19 – 10:30 a.m.: Port Orange Regional Library Book Club. This month's book is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

Thursday, September 20 – 6:00 p.m.: Science Fiction Book Club. This month's book is Gunpowder Moon by David Pedreira. 

Thursday, September 25 – 10 a.m.:  Paper Crafting Club. Calling all paper crafters! Join us for a morning of paper crafting with fellow creative minds. We will provide supplies for a simple craft, or bring your own projects to work on!

Thursday, September 27 – 10 a.m.:  Knitting Club. Calling all knitters (and fans of other fiber arts), we’ve started a knitting club! Socialize and share your wisdom! Everyone from never-held-a-needle-novice to advanced knitters are welcome. Feel free to bring your own projects, or use our yarn and needles during the program!

Thursday, September 27 – 2 p.m.:  Fold3 for Genealogy.  Librarian Richard Burrow explains how to use the Fold3 database to search for information about your ancestors.  Fold3 combines an unprecedented collection of original historical documents and personal histories including convenient access to US military records.  Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the library at 386-322-5152 to register.

Friday, September 28 – 2 p.m.: Sandy Back Porch Musical Group. The Sandy Back Porch band performs time-honored bluegrass standards played the way they were meant to be played. With a hard-driving, lightning fast blend of guitar, banjo, fiddle, and bass, they will bring a smile to your face and a tap to your toes with an engaging and entertaining performance. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

August Movies

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film.

Sunday, August 5 - 2:00 p.m. Hannibal in the Alps. Rated TV-G, 91 minutes. Hannibal, one of history's most famous generals, achieved what the Romans thought to be impossible. With a vast army of 30,000 troops, 15,000 horses, and 37 war elephants, he crossed the mighty Alps in only 16 days to launch an attack on Rome from the north. In Hannibal in the Alps, a team of experts conclusively proves for the first time that Hannibal's army did indeed cross the Alps.
Monday, August 6 - 2:00 p.m. Midnight Sun. Rated PG-13, 92 minutes. 17-year-old Katie Price has been sheltered since childhood with a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. During the day she is housebound, but after nightfall, Katie can venture out to the local train station and play her guitar for travelers. One night, her dreams come true when she's noticed by Charlie, whom she has secretly admired for years, and decides to hide her condition from him as the two embark on a uniquely powerful romance over one nearly perfect summer.

Sunday, August 12 - 2:00 p.m. Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1970s: Diversity Rocks the Movies. The musicals of the '70s were a combustible combination of unusual subjects such as the rise of Nazism, the Russian revolution, and disco. Features Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Grease, Tommy, Saturday Night Fever, Hair, and All That Jazz.

Monday, August 13 - 2:00 p.m. Paul, Apostle of Christ. Rated PG-13, 107 minutes. Paul, who goes from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Christ's most influential apostle, is spending his last days in a dark and bleak prison cell awaiting execution by Emperor Nero. Luke, his friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into Rome to visit him. Paul is under the watchful eye of Mauritius, the prison's prefect, who seeks to understand how this broken old man can pose such a threat. But before Paul's death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of "The Way" and the birth of what will come to be known as the church. Their faith challenged an empire. But their words changed the world.  Jim Caviezel stars.

Sunday, August 19 - 2:00 p.m. Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Examines the history of Hollywood musical films. This program covers the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, including Gypsy with Bette Midler, Annie and director Rob Marshall, Moulin Rouge, Chicago, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, The Blues Brothers, Dirty Dancing, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Evita with Madonna, and more.

Monday, August 20 - 2:00 p.m. Marshall. Rated PG-13, 119 minutes. About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career defining cases. Chadwick Boseman stars.

Monday, August 27 - 2:00 p.m. I Can Only Imagine. The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness. 

August Friends and Library Programs

Monday Scrabble – 10:00 a.m. Scrabble Club. Test your Scrabble skills against other players in our community.

Mondays - 10:30 a.m.: Monday Chair Yoga/Tai Chi at the Library.  Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a Chair Yoga program, beginner thru advanced. This program repeats every Monday.


Saturday, August 4 – 2:00 p.m.The Sound.  The Sound performs the music of the Big Band Era, songs from The Great American Songbook. The band has performed in this area for over ten years and has played many dance and concert venues, including as the house band for the Piggotte Community Center in South Daytona.  Come enjoy a concert and help The Sound keep the music of the Big Band Era alive.


Sunday, August 12 – 2:00 p.m.:  Documentary:  Hollywood Singing & Dancing, The 1970s:  Diversity Rocks the Movies. 130 minutes.  Take a trip back to an era when musicals were evolving into something much more than fluffy dance-a-thons with happy endings in this documentary hosted by Academy Award-winner Shirley Jones. Disco and rock were transforming the musical as audiences knew it. All of a sudden it wasn't about families dancing together in rolling hills.


Friday, August 17 – 2:00 p.m.Dr. Lynn Hawkins presents The Story of Annie Mae Walker.  From the wretched conditions of Florida's turpentine camps to Eleanor Roosevelt's elegant home, from a background of poverty and prejudice to dinners with the rich and famous, the life of Dr. Annie Mae Walker chronicles both abuse and celebration of growing up black in Daytona Beach and beyond. This tells the story of struggles of civil rights abuse and triumph in the United States from the viewpoint of a woman who helped change its history. Dr. Lynn Hawkins' anthology provides a full portrait of an individual committed to racial dignity, social justice and political change.


Sunday, August 19 – 2:00 p.m.:  Documentary:  Hollywood Singing & Dancing, The 1980s, 1990s, 2000s: Rebooting the Musical/A New Beginning. 120 minutes. This installment in the Hollywood Singing and Dancing documentary series takes a look at the musicals and musical programming of the 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's, exploring how the decades channeled viewer's desire for song and dance on screen through animated features, and how live action musicals made the dancing part of the story, with successes like Dirty Dancing and Footloose.

Tuesday, August 21 – 2:00 p.m.: Master Gardener Plant Clinic: Your Fall Garden. UF/IFAS Master Gardeners share gardening tips and answer questions during the plant clinic. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.


Thursday, August 23 – 10:00 a.m.Knitting Club. Calling all knitters (and fans of other fiber arts), we’ve started a knitting club! Socialize and share your wisdom! Everyone from never-held-a-needle-novice to advanced knitters are welcome. Feel free to bring your own projects, or use our yarn and needles during the program! 


Friday, August 24 – 2:00 p.m.Rethink Reptiles. Laura Albert from Lyonia Environmental Center will present "Rethink Reptiles." This presentation will cover the life history of various reptiles, information on native vs. exotic species, and the importance of habitat conservation. The audience will also be able to view several varieties of live snakes.

Thursday, August 30 – 2:00 p.m.All about Ancestry.com.  Join librarian Richard Burrow as he presents an overview of the Ancestry.com for Libraries database.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

July Movies

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the movie.

Please note: The library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd. The library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Sunday, July 12:00 p.m.: Sunday Cinema: The Pulitzer at 100. 91 minutes. Celebrates the centenary of this revered and seminal national award for literary excellence in journalism and the arts. The riveting tales of the winning artists give an insider's view of how these pinnacles of achievement are selected in the twenty-one categories and how the award has the power to change lives and communities.


Monday, July 2 2:00 p.m.: Afternoon at the Movies: Wonder. Rated PG, 113 minutes. Based on the best seller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Friday, July 6 – 10:00 a.m.:  Summer Movie Series:  Planet 51. Rated PG, 1hr 31min.  An alien civilization is invaded by Astronaut Chuck Baker, who believes that the planet was uninhabited. Wanted by the military, Baker must get back to his ship before it goes into orbit without him. Stars:  Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel.
 

Sunday, July 8 – 2:00 p.m.: Documentary:  Hollywood Singing & Dancing, The 1940s:  Stars, Stripes, and Singing. 108 minutes. Documentary looking at the history of Hollywood musicals during the 1940s. Despite a World War taking place, this decade saw Hollywood produce over 550 movie musicals, many of which were produced by MGM, who became the leading studio in musical production with the help of directors Vincente Minnelli and Stanley Donen and producer Arthur Freed.

Monday, July 9 2:00 p.m. Afternoon at the Movies: Just Getting Started. Rated PG-13, 91 minutes. A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run about an ex-FBI agent and an ex-mob lawyer in the witness protection program having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.  Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Rene Russo star.

Friday, July 13 – 10:00 a.m.:  Summer Movie Series:  Journey 2:  The Mysterious Island. Rated PG, 1hr 34min. Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island. Stars:  Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine.
 
Monday, July 16 2:00 p.m. Afternoon at the Movies: Forever My Girl. Rated PG, 108 minutes. After being gone for a decade, a country star returns home to the love he left behind.
 
Friday, July 20 – 10:00 a.m.:  Summer Movie Series:  Tooth Fairy. Rated PG, 1hr 41min. A bad deed on the part of a tough minor-league hockey player results in an unusual sentence: He must serve one week as a real-life tooth fairy. Stars:  Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews. 
Sunday, July 22 – 2:00 p.m.: Documentary:  Hollywood Singing & Dancing, The 1950s:  The Golden Era of the Musical. 104 minutes.  This installment in the Hollywood Singing and Dancing documentary series takes a look at the musicals of the 1950's, exploring the boom in Hollywood that took place after the relief and recovery of WWII. Boldly experimenting with new techniques, both technically and creatively, filmmakers would find the decade to be revolutionary, especially after the explosion of rock and roll.  

Monday, July 23 2:00 p.m. Afternoon at the Movies: Wonderstruck. Rated PG, 117 minutes. Tells the tale of two deaf children separated by fifty years. In 1927 New York City, Rose searches for the actress whose life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977 in the Midwest, Ben runs away from home to find his father. The movie is based on the novel of the same title by Brian Selznick, which is the predecessor to his screen-adapted novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
 
Friday, July 27 – 10:00 a.m.:  Summer Movie Series:  Central Intelligence. Rated PG-13, 1hr 47min. After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage. Stars:  Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet.
 

Sunday, July 29 – 2:00 p.m.:  Documentary:  Hollywood Singing & Dancing, The 1960s:  A Musical Metamorphosis.  142 minutes. Discover how the musical flourished after the Hollywood studio system fell as host Shirley Jones leads viewers on a magical journey through the musicals of the 1960s. It was the decade that gave us West Side Story and My Fair Lady, but it was also the time when rock and roll was steadily gaining mainstream success.

Monday, July 30 – 2:00 p.m.: Afternoon at the Movies: Samson. Rated PG-13, 110 minutes. After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.