Wednesday, July 20, 2016

August Friends and Library Programs

Back to School Book Sale
Friday, August 5th, 9-4pm
Saturday, August 6th 9-1pm
The Friends of the Port Orange Library present their annual Back to School Book Sale. Shop early for the best selection! 

Tai Chi @ Your Library
Every Monday starting August 8 - 10am
Join us every Monday as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a relaxing hour of tai chi movements, breathing exercises, and meditation.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Tuesday, August 9 - 2pm
Bring in your sick plants for care-taking tips from the Master Gardeners of the UF-IFAS Volusia County Extension.

Adult Coloring for Relaxation
Friday, August 12 - 10-12am
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. Supplies will be provided, or feel free to bring your own project! Call 386-322-5152 or stop by the Information Desk to sign up.

Songstress Shannon Rae
Tuesday, August 16 - 2pm
You are invited to a session of smiles and memories. Shannon Rae sings songs that we all remember from the 40s into the 70s. Using a sophisticated Bose sound system, Shannon “wows” you with the depth and strength of her voice, bringing those unforgettable tunes back to your ears once more.

Science Fiction Book Club
Thursday, August 18 - 6pm
This month's book is Barsk: the Elephants' Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen.

A Brief History of Wireless
Tuesday, August 23 - 2pm 
Ever wondered about early radio communications? Join us as Allen Bestwick, Historic Interpreter for the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse, discusses the origins of wireless communication in the US, teaches us a little Morse code, and demonstrates the proper technique for tuning into a radio station on your crystal radio set.     

Fascinating Stories from Our National Parks
Friday, August 26 - 2pm
In this hour-long, interactive program, author and performer Penny Musco shares little-known tales from a variety of national parks across the U.S.

August Movies

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film.

Eddie the Eagle 
Monday, August 1 @ 2pm 
PG-13, 106 minutes 
The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Hugh Jackman and Taron Edgerton star. 

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Sunday, August 7 @ 2pm
PG-13, 78 minutes
A documentary following the life of Lizzie Velasquez, her triumphant journey to the other side of bullying, and her mission to inspire and empower a more positive online environment.    

A Brilliant Young Mind
Monday, August 8 @ 2pm
PG-13, 111 minutes
A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad. Asa Butterfield and Sally Hawkins star.

My All-American

Monday, August 15 @ 2pm
PG-13, 118 minutes
Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season. Aaron Eckhart and Robin Tunney star.

Miracles From Heaven

Monday, August 22 @ 2pm
PG, 109 minutes
A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. Jennifer Garner stars.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 

Monday, August 29 @ 2pm
PG-13, 94 minutes 
A Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding. Nia Vardalos and John Corbett star.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

July Movies

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film.

Batkid Begins
Sunday, July 3 @ 2pm
PG, 87 minutes
On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5 year old cancer patient his wish. Batkid Begins looks at the 'why' of this flash phenomenon.

Exercise Your Mind Summer Movie - Pawn Sacrifice
Tuesday, July 5 @ 4pm
PG-13, 116 minutes
In a gripping true story, set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers, when he challenges the Soviet Empire. It chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn, who captured the imagination of the world.  Tobey Maguire and Peter Sarsgaard star.

The Finest Hours
Monday, July 11 @ 2pm
PG-13, 117 minutes
The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.  Chris Pine and Casey Affleck star.

Exercise Your Mind Summer Movie - Self/less
Tuesday, July 12 @ 4pm
PG-13, 117 minutes
An extremely wealthy man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin, and the secret organization that will kill to protect its cause.  Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds star.

Royal Night Out
Monday, July 18 @ 2pm
PG-13, 97 minutes
On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance. Emily Watson, Rubert Everett, and Sarah Gadon star.

Exercise Your Mind Summer Movie - A Beautiful Mind
Tuesday, July 19 @ 4pm
PG-13, 135 minutes
Dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize.  Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly star.

July Friends and Library Programs

African Violets
Friday, July 1 - 2pm
Pat Crowley of the African Violet Club of Daytona will discuss the care and feeding of African Violets. Bring your questions!

Grit Tempered II: Famous Women in Florida Archaeology
Tuesday, July 5 - 2pm
Sarah Miller, Director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, Northeast Region presents five phenomenal female Florida archaeologists. Come learn more about these women, their enduring impact on how we understand our past, and the sites that made them famous.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Tuesday, July 12 - 2pm
Bring in your sick plants for care-taking tips from the Master Gardeners of the UF/IFAS Volusia County Extension.

Adult Coloring for Relaxation
Friday, July 15 - 10-12pm
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. Supplies will be provided, or feel free to bring your own project!

Science Fiction Book Club
Thursday, July 21 - 6pm
This month's book is The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu.

Reminder: The library will be closed on Monday, July 4th for Independence Day.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

June movies

 Doors open 30 minutes before movie start time.

Sunday, June 5, 2 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 113 minutes
When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.  In Turkish with English subtitles.  Nominated for the 2016 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

The 33
Monday, June 6, 2 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 127 minutes
Based on the real-life event, 33 miners are trapped underground for 69 days when a gold and copper mine collapses.  Antonio Banderas stars.

The Lady in the Van
Monday, June 13, 2 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 104 minutes
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van which is parked in his driveway.  Maggie Smith stars.

Exercise Your Mind Summer Movie:  Inception
Tuesday, June 14, 4 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 148 minutes
Dom Cobb is the best there is at extraction:  stealing valuable secrets inside the subconscious during the mind's vulnerable dream state.  His skill has made him a coveted player in industrial espionage but also has made him a fugitive and cost him dearly.  Now he may get a second chance if he can do the impossible: inception--planting an idea rather than stealing one.  Leonardo Dicaprio stars.

Monday, June 20, 2 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 124 minutes
Joy is the story of the title character who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.  Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Deniro, and Bradley Cooper star.

Exercise Your Mind Summer Movie:  The Manchurian Candidate
Tuesday, June 21, 4 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 127 minutes
A U.S. Army platoon, captured in the Korean conflict, is whisked to Manchuria for three nightmarish days of experimental drug-and-hypnosis induced conditioning to carry out the orders of the enemy upon release.  Frank Sinatra and Janet Leigh star.

Monday, June 27, 2 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 134 minutes
Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.  Stephan James stars.

Exercise Your Mind Summer Movie:  Awakenings
Tuesday, June 28, 4 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 122 minutes
Based on a true story, Robin Williams plays a research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease.  Robert Deniro also stars.

June Friends and library programs

Summer Fun Book Sale
Friday, June 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shop early for the best selection !!!

Master Gardeners Plant Clinic
Tuesday, June 14, 2 p.m.
University of Florida/Volusia County Extension Master Gardeners share gardening tips and answer questions during the plant clinic.  Residents may bring their plants for a free check-up.

Qigong with Ed Eisler
Monday, June 20, 10 a.m.
Certified Fitness and Yoga Instructor Ed Eisler presents a talk and demonstration on Qigong, an internal Chinese meditative practice which often uses slow, graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to promote the circulation of qi within the human body and which enhances the practitioner's overall health.

Healthy Living and the Basics of Alzheimer's Disease
Tuesday, June 21, 2 p.m.
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 Damarys Melendez of the Alzheimer's Association, Central and North Florida Chapter 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.

Coming in July:  African Violets
Friday, July 1, 2 p.m.
Pat Crowley of the African Violet Club of Daytona will discuss the care and feeding of African Violets.  Join us and bring your questions!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

May Friends and library programs

Finding Your Ancestors
May 5, 2016, 2pm
Did you know that with your library card, you can search some of the most important Genealogy research sites for free?  Join librarian Richard Burrow as he discusses search strategies and introduces three other genealogy sites available through the library.

Blood Pressure Screening with JoAnn Maurice
May 10 & 24, 2016, 9:30-10:30am
JoAnn Maurice of Volusia/Flagler YMCA offers free blood pressure screenings here in the library the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
May 10, 2016, 2pm
Volusia County's Master Gardeners will share gardening tips and answer questions during this plant clinic.  Residents may bring their plants for a free check-up.

Adult Coloring Craft
May 13, 2016, 10am
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore!  Pull up a chair, grab some coloring sheets and pencils (or bring your own) and take a break from your busy day.  Call ahead for details.

The U.S. Lifesaving Service
May 24, 2016, 2pm
Have you ever wondered who watched out for sailors and ships before the U.S. Coast Guard was formed?  Ponce De Leon Lighthouse Historic Interpreter Allen Bestwick presents a fascinating program about the U.S. Lifesaving Service and its history.  Join us to learn about how the Service was formed and its day-to-day activities until it merged with the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service in 1915 to become the U.S. Coast Guard.

Nutrition as We Age
May 26, 2016, 2pm
Did you know there are seven critical nutrients that we need for good health, especially as we age?  Jill Taufer, Family Nutrition Program Agent from the University of Florida IFAS Division, will speak on this interesting topic.  Learn what nutrients we need to pay attention to at age 50 and beyond.