Sunday, April 6, 2014

April computer classes

Microsoft Word Basics: 04/10/2014, 2-3:30 p.m.:   Get an overview of Microsoft Word 2007.

Introduction to Computers and the Internet, 4/15/2014, 2-4: Those with their own laptops or other portable computing devices may bring them, as we have wifi throughout our building.  

Advanced Computers and Internet Class, 04/29/2014, 2-4:   Those with their own laptops or other portable computing devices may bring them, as we have wifi throughout the building.  

Social Networking Websites, 04/24/2014, 2-3:30: Learn about popular social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more!

Please register for each of these classes by calling 386-322-5152, extension 20936.

April movies

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

04/07/2014: Gravity, Rated PG-13, 91 minutes: Director Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist on a space shuttle mission headed by astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), a talkative, charismatic leader full of colorful stories that he shares with his crewmates as well as mission control. As the two are on a space walk, debris hits the area where they are working, and soon the pair finds themselves detached from their ship and stranded in space.

04/14/2014: Saving Mr. Banks, Rated PG-13, 125 minutes: The story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins is brought to the screen in this non-fiction drama starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell.

04/21/2014: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Rated PG-13, 161 minutes: The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

04/28/2014: Catching Fire, Rated PG-13, 146 minutes: The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) take a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plots their downfall during preparations for the Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol's victory over the districts.

April Friends and library programs

Port Orange Library Book Club

Join us as we discuss The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.   After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day's journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby's cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

Tom, whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. Against Tom's judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10am.

Burlesque at the library

Go back to a bygone era with the help of burlesque entertainer and educator, Mini Grand.Mini is trained in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, and high kick and constructs all her own burlesque costumes. Mini’s presentation takes us from the roots of burlesque through the neo-burlesque movement and concludes with a live demonstration on the art of the tease! You don’t want to miss this!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Port Orange Library.
For more information call 386-322-5152, option 4.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

March computer classes

E-Books for Your Tablet/Smartphone: 03/03/2014, 11-1: Learn how to download library ebooks and audiobooks through the OverDrive app to your tablet or Smartphone.  Works with Apple, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook Color and Nook HD tablets.

All About Email: 03/06/2014, 2-3:30 p.m.: Learn the ins and outs of email.Registration is required.

Introduction to Computers and the Internet, 03/11/2014, 2-4: Those with their own laptops or other portable computing devices may bring them, as we have wifi throughout our building.  Registration is required.

March movies

All Films Start at 2 p.m.

03/03/2014: Life of a King, Rated PG-13, 101 minutes: Director Jake Goldberger tells the inspirational true-life story of Eugene Brown (Cuba Gooding Jr.), a repentant ex-convict who establishes a chess club in a Washington, D.C., high school as a means of encouraging at-risk young people to think ahead before choosing a life of crime.

03/10/2014: Thor The Dark World, Rated PG-13, 112 minutes: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns to do battle with Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), the vengeful leader of a primordial race that seeks to destroy the Nine Realms, in this big-budget comic-book adventure set after the events of Marvel's The Avengers.

03/17/2014: Blue Jasmine, Rated PG-13, 98 minutes: A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love in this Woody Allen film.  Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins received Oscar nominations for their roles.

03/31/2014: The Book Thief, Rated PG-13, 131 minutes: While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.  Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson star.

Sunday Cinema (All Films Start at 2 p.m. in Auditorium 1)
03/02/2014:  Instructions Not Included, Rated PG-13, 100 minutes: Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace. Leaving Mexico for Los Angeles to find the baby's mother, Valentin ends up finding a new home for himself and his newfound daughter, Maggie.  In Spanish with English subtitles.

March Friends and library programs

Annual Health Fair
Tuesday, March 4, 2-4pm
Please join us for our annual Health Fair!  Representatives from over ten organizations will provide information on nutrition, eye care, fitness, chiropractic services, and much more.  Participating organizations include Port Orange Family Chiropractic, Halifax Hospice, Port Orange YMCA, and Ophthalmologist Dr. William Gilmer.

Thomas Block
Friday, March 7, 2pm
Join the Friends of the Port Orange Library as they welcome international best-selling author Thomas block as he entertains audience members with anecdotes about how his 36 year career in aviation inspired his writing of aviation-oriented novels including "Mayday", "Orbit" and "Forced Landing".  Mr. Block will also discuss his friendship with Nelson DeMille, a relationship that spans more than 62 years, and the various novels on which they have collaborated.

Writing Workshop:  Mystery
Tuesday, March  11, 2pm
Mysterious March!  Please join us as local authors Lois Gerber, Veronica Hart, and Joan King describe the different sub-types of mystery and suspense noels and how to differentiate between the two genres.  The presenters will discuss successful mystery writers and the essential ingredients of a mystery.  Handouts will be provided.

Chef Warren Caterson
Friday, March 14, 2pm
The award-winning author of the Table for Two series will present an entertaining and informative cooking demonstration.  Chef Caterson will share time-saving kitchen tips, cooking hints, and humorous anecdotes about the challenges and joys of cooking for two.  The presentation ends with a 10-minute cooking demontration that any home cook can replicate.

Books du Jour Book Club
Wednesday, March 19, 10:30am
This month the Book Club discusses Peaches for Father Francis by Joanne Harris.  
Even before it was adapted into the Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, Joanne Harris’s Chocolat entranced readers with its mix of hedonism, whimsy, and, of course, chocolate. Now, at last, Chocolat’s heroine returns to the beautiful French village of Lansquenet in another, equally beguiling tale. When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to return to Lansquenet, where she once owned a chocolate shop and learned the meaning of home. But returning to one’s past can be a dangerous pursuit, and Vianne and her daughters find the beautiful French village changed in unexpected ways: women veiled in black, the scent of spices in the air, and—facing the church—a minaret. Most surprising of all, her old nemesis, Francis Reynaud, desperately needs her help. Can Vianne work her magic once again?

Sunday, January 26, 2014

February computer classes

Computer Classes
Microsoft Word Basics: 02/06/2014, 2-3:30 p.m.:   Get an overview of Microsoft Word 2007.

Introduction to Computers and the Internet, 02/11/2014, 2-4: Those with their own laptops or other portable computing devices may bring them, as we have wifi throughout our building.  Registration is required.

Advanced Computers and Internet Class, 02/25/2014, 2-4:   Those with their own laptops or other portable computing devices may bring them, as we have wifi throughout the building.  Registration is required.