Wednesday, April 25, 2018

May Movies

Doors open 30 minutes before the movie starts.

The Women’s Balcony 
Sunday, May 6 - 2:00 p.m.
Unrated, 96 minutes
A bar mitzvah mishap causes a major rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem.  In Hebrew with English subtitles.

Murder on the Orient Express
Monday, May 7 - 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 114 minutes
When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.  Stars Kenneth Brannaugh and Penelope Cruz.
 

Mother’s Day Movie - Mamma Mia
Sunday, May 13 - 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 108 minutes
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.  Meryl Streep stars.

Darkest Hour
Monday, May 14 - 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 125 minutes
In 1940 the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing it will mean the end of the British Empire. Gary Oldman won the Best Actor Academy Award for his role.

The Post
Monday, May 21 - 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 114 minutes
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.  Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star.  Received nominations for Best Actress and Best Picture.

Memorial Day Movie - Pearl Harbor—Into the Arizona
Sunday, May 27 - 2:00 p.m.
Not Rated, 55 minutes
The USS Arizona has been resting on Pearl Harbor's ocean floor for the past 75 years. For the first time since it was destroyed in 1941, scientists have the technology to take an in-depth look inside the ship.

May Friends and Library Programs

The library will be closed on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.
Questions about a program? Please call the Reference Desk at 396-322-5152 option 4.

May 1 - 2:00 p.m.:  Dulcimer Society Musical Program. Please join us as the New Smyrna Beach Dulcimer Society plays a variety of traditional music from standard fiddle tunes to Celtic reels and Stephen Foster classics during a free concert from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library 
                                               
May 3 - 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.:  Green Screen Graduation Portraits. Come pose in front of our Mobile S.T.E.A.M. Lab green screen for a graduation photo you can give your family and friends.  Feel free to bring props and dress up in any color except green!  Families welcome!


May 4 - 2:00 p.m.:  Zach Zacharias presents Peculiar People in Florida History. Zach Zacharias, curator of education and history at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, lead this entertaining talk featuring many of the famously peculiar people found in Florida’s history.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library.


May 8 - 2:00 p.m.:  All About the Guardian Ad Litem Program. Guardian Ad Litem representatives Lauren Manville and Kim Taylor present an overview of the Program, the role of the Guardian ad Litem Volunteer, and how those interested in getting involved can get started.


May 11 - 2:00 p.m.: Mark My Words- Career as a Public Servant.  Mark Swanson, Deputy Director of Public Protection for the County of Volusia, will talk about his years as a public servant in Volusia County. In his recently published book, Mark discusses his career path and experiences in Fire Services, Emergency Medical Services, and Law Enforcement. This program will be inspiring to anyone interested in pursuing a career in public service, as well as the public that Mark has spent his career serving.

May 13 - 2:00 p.m.:  Mother’s Day Movie—Mamma Mia! Rated PG-13, 1hr 48min.  Enjoy a movie this Mother’s Day!  The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father is told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.


May 15 - 2:00 p.m.: Master Gardener Plant Clinic: Good bugs. UF/IFAS Master Gardeners share gardening tips and answer questions during the plant clinic. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.


May 17 - 6:00 p.m.:
  Science Fiction Book Club. This month’s book to read is Master of Mankind by Aaron Dembski-Bowden.


May 18 - 2:00 p.m.: Attracting Birds, Butterflies, & Pollinators to Our Landscapes.  Please join us as Dr. Katie Tripp, supervisor with the Volusia Soil and Water Conservation District, presents a talk on this gardening topic.  Dr. Tripp is an avid organic gardener who is passionate about protecting pollinators and supporting efforts to promote locally sourced, sustainable food crops. 


May 19 - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.:  How To Fest. Join us for the first annual How-To Fest! Members of the community and library staff present short workshops and programs on everything from belly dancing to leatherworking, identifying objects in the night sky to training a therapy dog!  No reservations required, see the Information Desk for more details.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library.


May 24 - 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:  Knitting Club.  Calling all knitters, come 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library.


May 25:  Old Hickory:  World War II's 30th Infantry Division.  CANCELLED


May 27 - 2:00 p.m.:  Pearl Harbor: Into the Arizona. In honor of Memorial Day, please join us for a viewing of this documentary.  The USS Arizona has been resting on Pearl Harbor's ocean floor for the past 75 years. For the first time since it was destroyed in 1941, scientists have the technology to take an in-depth look inside the ship. Once considered the pride of its fleet, the Arizona has taken on drastic changes in the shallow waters of the Pearl. This comprehensive search of the USS Arizona sheds light on one of the darkest days in American history. The discoveries made inside the ship are a stark reminder of all those who paid the ultimate price for their country.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

April Movies

Doors will open 30 minutes before the movie starts.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Monday, April 2 - 2:00 p.m.
PG-13, 122 minutes
Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.  Denzel Washington received a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his role as the title character.

California Typewriter
Sunday, April 8 - 2:00 p.m.
PG-13, 103 minutes
California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.

The Man Who Invented Christmas
Monday, April 9 - 2:00 p.m.
PG, 104 minutes
The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.  Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens star.

The Mountain Between Us
Monday, April 16 - 2:00 p.m.
PG-13, 108 minutes
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.  Idris Elba and Kate Winslet star.

Only the Brave
Monday,  April 23 - 2:00 p.m.
PG-13, 132 minutes
Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. Josh Brolin and Miles Teller star.

Money Smart Week Movie: Confessions of a Shopaholic
Sunday, April 29 - 2:00 p.m.
PG, 104 minutes 
A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.  Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy star.

Battle of the Sexes
Monday, April 30 - 2:00 p.m.
PG-13, 121 minutes
The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.  Emma Stone and Steve Carrell star.

April Friends and Library Programs

Please note: The library will be closed April 1st for Easter Sunday.
(We will be open on Saturday, March 31st and Monday, April 2nd.)

The library will also be closed on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd for the Lakeside Jazz and Art Festival.

For questions or more information on any of the programs listed here,
please call the Reference Desk at 386-322-5152 option 4.

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

Mondays
10:30 a.m.: Monday Chair Yoga at the Library.  Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a Chair Yoga program, beginner thru advanced. No class April 2nd or April 9th.

Tuesday, April 3 – 2:00 p.m.: Journey’s End Pet Sanctuary. Come join us to learn about one of Volusia County's best kept secrets: Journey's End Animal Sanctuary. Journey's End founder, Florence Thuot, will talk about the sanctuary's mission to provide a loving, comfortable home to abused, neglected, and special needs animals. Attendees will get to meet several of the animals that call Journey's End home. Come hear their amazing stories!


Thursday, April 12 – 2:00 p.m.: Songstress Shannon Rae. You are invited to a session of smiles and memories. Shannon Rae sings songs that we all remember from the 40s into the 70s. Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library.


Friday, April 13 – 2:00 p.m.: Autism and the Microbiome:  Understanding the Mysterious Gut-Brain Connection. April is Autism Awareness Month.  Presented by Dr. Jayme Frear of New Journey Chiropractic. Learn about the link between gut damage, increased toxicity, and autism. Discover how chiropractic can help ensure a properly functioning nervous system and release the body's natural healing ability. Dr. Frear will also discuss how diet affects autism and will offer helpful food and supplement suggestions. Complimentary “Autism Approved” product samples will be available.


Tuesday, April 17 – 2:00 p.m.: Master Gardener Plant Clinic. UF/IFAS Master Gardeners share gardening tips and answer questions during the plant clinic. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.


Wednesday, April 18 – 10:30 a.m.: Port Orange Regional Library Book Club. This month's book is A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

Thursday, April 19 – 6:00 p.m.: Science Fiction Book Club. This month's book is Tomorrow's Kin by Nancy Kress. 

Tuesday, April 24 – 2:00 p.m.: Outsmart the Scammers.  Incidents of fraud are on the rise and scammers' tactics are becoming more complex.  Tiffany Kuzma, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones, discusses how to spot red flags, the resources you can turn to in the event you or a loved one is targeted, and steps you can take now to help protect yourself and your loved ones. (Money Smart Week Program)

Thursday, April 26—10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Knitting Club. Calling all knitters, we’re starting a knitting club! Socialize and share your wisdom! Everyone one 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, April 26 – 2:00 p.m.: Six Mistakes Retirees Make with Their Finances.  Please join us as Andrew Schorr of R.L.K. Advisory Group discusses issues such as annuities, historical market trends, life expectancy, investment fees, and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library. (Money Smart Week Program)


Friday, April 27 – 2:00 p.m.: How to Travel on a Budget. With years of experience in the travel industry and a knack for planning travel experiences for larger groups, local travel agent Lauren Morris will discuss methods for sticking to a budget while traveling. The information offered during this program will be helpful for anyone looking to travel within a set budget without sacrificing exciting experiences. (Money Smart Week Program)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

March Movies

 Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film.

Obit
Sunday
, March 4 - 2:00 p.m.
Unrated, 93 minutes

Writers and editors from the New York Times discuss their unique approach to writing the obituaries of public figures.

Day of Days
Monday, March 5 - 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG, 107 minutes
A reclusive, God-fearing 91 year-old man and a young Cuban refugee home-aid worker struggle to come to terms with their regrets, the unbearable pain of unacceptable loss, love, and the most difficult and beautiful of human truths: life ends and life goes on. Tom Skerritt stars.

Victoria and Abdul 
Monday, March 12 - 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 111 minutes
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Judi Dench stars.

Breathe
Monday, March 19 - 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 118 minutes
The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to five up in the face of a devastating disease. Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy star. 

Goodbye Christopher Robin
Monday, March 26 - 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG, 107 minutes
A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A. A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son. Domhnall Gleason stars.

March Friends and Library Programs



Thursday, March 1 – 2:00 p.m.:  The Music of Billy Kemp.  The Baltimore native and East Nashville resident performs passionate home-made songs on guitar, banjo and piano that are mostly roots music. Billy is an experienced solo performer having toured worldwide for thirty years. Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library.

Mondays – 10:00 a.m.Scrabble Club. Test your Scrabble skills against other players in our community.  Please note the time change.

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 through advanced. This program repeats every Monday. Please note the time change.


Tuesday, March 6 – 2:00 p.m.:  Protect Florida Democracy.  This program from the Florida Bar aims to deepen the public’s understanding of the constitution revision process in Florida.   The entire Florida Constitution is subject to change in this revision process, and our state’s future depends on how well its residents pay attention, get involved and understand the impact of amending the state’s charter document. Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library.

Friday, March 9 – 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Adult Coloring for Relaxation.  Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore!  Supplies will be provided, or feel free to bring your own project! Please note the time change.


Friday, March 9
2:00 p.m.Flamenco/Classical Guitarist Gladius. Please join us as guitarist Gladius presents an afternoon of Flamenco and Classical music. Direct from South Georgia, Gladius is here at the Port Orange Regional Library to share his amazing talent with us. Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library.

Thursday, March 15 6:00 p.m.: Science Fiction Book Club. This month's book is Waking Hell by Al Robertson. Please note the time change.


Friday, March 16 – 3:00 p.m.: The Kilted Man. Get swept up by tales of wayward voyages, unrequited love, and the colorful lives of common people.  Scottish-born Matthew Gurnsey, better known as The Kilted Man, will sing and perform traditional Irish and Scottish music.  His Celtic instruments include the concertina, bodhran, bones, mandolin, penny whistle and bowed psaltery.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Library.  Please note the time change.

Tuesday, March 20
– 2:00 p.m.: Master Gardener Plant Clinic. UF/IFAS Master Gardeners share gardening tips and answer questions during the plant clinic. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.

Tuesday, March 20 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Green Screen Easter Photos. Come pose in front of our Mobile S.T.E.A.M. Lab green screen for an Easter photo! You will be able to choose from a variety of backgrounds for a picture that you can give your family and friends. Feel free to bring props and dress up in any color except green! Families welcome! Please note the time change.

Friday, March 23
– 2:00 p.m.Photo Editing with the Green Screen and GIMP.  During this hands-on program for adults, participants will learn how to use a selection of props to create an image with the green screen and they manipulate the background of the image with GIMP.  Space is limited and registration is required.

Thursday, March 29 – Noon
The Daniel Bennett Group Jazz Instrumentalists. Saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Joined by renowned guitarist Nat Janoff and master percussionist Matthew Feick, the Daniel Bennett Group's music has been described as a mix of jazz, avant-pop, and surf rock. The group performs every month at Tomi Jazz in Manhattan and has been featured in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Village Voice. Join us for an entertaining show by one of New York's best jazz groups! Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional LibraryPlease note the time change.


Please note: The library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29th.
We will be closed on Friday, March 30th and Sunday, April 1st.
(We will be open on Saturday, March 31st.)

For questions or more information on any of the programs listed here,
please call the Reference Desk at 386-322-5152 option 4. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February Movies

 Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film.

Dunkirk
Monday, February 12 - 2 p.m.

Rated PG-13, 106 minutes

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Monday, February 26 - 2 p.m.
Rated TV-MA, 93 minutes
An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human line in the early 1950s. Oprah Winfrey stars in the HBO adaptation of the bestselling book by Rebecca Skloot.