Sunday, September 28, 2014

October movies

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

10/06/2014: The Railway Man, Rated R, 116 minutes: A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.  Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star.  Rated R for disturbing prisoner of war violence.
10/13/2014:Divergent, Rated PG-13, 139 minutes: In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.  Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet star.
10/20/2014: Mom’s Night Out, Rated PG, 98 minutes: All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and fun - a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours ... what could go wrong?  Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, and Patricia Heaton star.
10/27/2014:  Godzilla, Rated PG-13, 123 minutes: The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.  Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston star.
Sunday Cinema (All Films Start at 2 p.m.)

10/12/2014: Ida, Rated PG-13, 82 minutes: Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.  In Polish with English subtitles.

October Friends and library programs

Health and a Drug Free Body
Tuesday, October 7, 2pm
A discussion, presented by Dr. Terry Kahn, to raise awareness of natural health and our body's ability to heal and maintain itself.

Friends Book Sale
Friday, October 10, 9am-4pm and Saturday, October 11, 9am-1pm
Come and get the best deals around town and help support the Port Orange Regional Library!

Hearing Screening
Monday, October 13, 10:30am
Karen James of Connect Hearing conducts a free hearing screening and answers related questions.

All About Mortgages and Refinancing
Tuesday, October 14, 2pm
In this financial workshop, personal banker Cody Mills presents information on buying and refinancing a home.

Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop
Thursday, October 16, 2pm
JoAnn Maurice, YMCA Healthy Living Coordinator, teaches seniors to view falls as controllable, to set goals for increasing activity, to make changes to reduce fall risk at home, and to exercise to increase strength and balance.
Colonel Victoria Leignadier
Friday, October 17, 4pm
Medal recipient Colonel Victoria Leignadier speaks about her deployments in Kuwait and Iraq.

Country Singing Sensation Bobby Meeks
Sunday, October 19, 2pm
An afternoon of toe-tapping fun as Bobby Meeks sings the latest in country tunes as well as classic favorites.

Gluten, Wheat, and Fad Diets
Monday, October 20, 10am
Join registered dietician Jill Taufer to learn about healthy foods and proper nutrition.

Garald Farnham
Tuesday, October 21, 2pm
Garald performs Passing By, a touching and humorous story that the describes the journeys of a modern day troubadour.

Vietnam Today
Thursday, October 23, 2:30pm
Come and explore with traveler Eileen Fast as she shows you fascinating Vietnam.

The Aging Eye
Thursday, October 30, 2pm
Julienne Messmer from the Center for the Visually Impaired discusses the aging eye, eye conditions, and how to stay independent after vision loss.        

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.