Sunday, February 7, 2016

February Friends and library programs

Your Reads
Monday, February 8, 10:30am
You're invited to share what you're reading and discover new authors at this monthly meet-up.  We'll share what we're reading, too, and give you a sneak peak at upcoming titles.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Tuesday, February 9, 2pm
Bring you sick plants and your gardening questions to this one hour session with Master Gardeners of the UF/IFAS Volusia County Extension.

Sweetheart Button Ring Craft
Friday, February 12, 10:30-12:30
Make a "button ring" along with a box and a tag for your sweetheart or yourself!  Sign up at the Information desk - space is limited.

Science Fiction Book Club
Thursday, February 18, 6pm
This month's book is The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes.

Beatles:  Band of the 60s
Friday, February 19, 2pm
America's only Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz explores the music of the Beatles with a multimedia presentation spanning the 1960s.

To Kill a Mockingbird Presentation
Tuesday, February 23, 2pm
Dr. Andrew Gordon, Professor Emeritus of English at UF, discusses the meaning and societal impact of Harper Lee's classic novel.

Adult Coloring for Relaxation
Wednesday, February 24, 10:30am
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore!  Color together in this group meet-up.  Call ahead for more details.

Storytelling Sims--"Mark My Word"
Friday, February 26, 2pm
Adapted from Mark Twain's Diaries of Adam & Eve, this performance epitomizes the eternal friction between man and woman.

Black History Month:  Song and Story
Sunday, February 28, 2pm
Join us for a presentation by Bill and Eli Perras about notable Civil Rights figures, the Underground Railroad, and other important facts and events related to Black History Month.

February movies

Monday Afternoon at the Movies
All Films Start at 2 p.m.;  Doors Open at 1:30

The Intern
February 8, 2016
Rated PG-13, 121 Minutes
70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.  Anne Hathaway and Robert Deniro star.

He Named Me Malala
February 14, 2016
Rated PG-13, 88 Minutes
A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on a Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education.

The Martian
February 15, 2016
Rated PG-13, 144 Minutes 
During a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew.  But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet.  Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain star.

February 22, 2016
Rated PG-13, 106 Minutes
The film depicts the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.  Carey Mulligan stars.

To Kill a Mockingbird
February 25, 2016
Not Rated, 129, Minutes
Atticus Finch defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.  Gregory Peck stars.

February 29, 2016
Rated PG-13, 148 Minutes
A cryptic message from James Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization.  Daniel Craig stars.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

January 2016 movies

 All Films start at 2pm;  Doors open at 1:30pm

I'll Be Me
Sunday, January 3
Rated PG, 116 minutes
As he struggles with Alzheimer's disease, country-music legend Glen Campbell embarks on his farewell tour in the U.S., Australia, and Europe.

Testament of Youth
Monday, January 4
Rated PG-13, 129 minutes
A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I--a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.  Alicia Viklander and Kit Harington star.

The Walk
Monday, January 11
Rated PG, 123 minutes
In 1974, high wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream:  to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars.

Monday, January 25
Rated PG-13, 121 minutes
A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.  Jason Clarke and Jake Gyllenhaal star.

January 2016 Friends and library programs

Your Reads
Monday, January 11, 10:30am
Come and share what you're reading!  Join other readers and librarians for a fun discussion about the books you're enjoying--or not--as well as a preview of upcoming books.

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

Adult Coloring Craft
Thursday, January 14, 11am
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore.  Supplies will be provided or feel free to bring your own project!

The ABCs of Bromeliads
Thursday, January 21, 2pm
A representative from the Florida East Coast Bromeliad Society will discuss the basics of caring for bromeliads, as well as showing live examples of these beautiful plants.  Bring your questions.

Science Fiction Book Club
Thursday, January 21, 6pm
This month's book to read is The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick.

The Big Read Kickoff Week
January 17-23
Pick up your free copy of To Kill a Mockingbird and while you're here enter our drawing for a chance to win a basket of great prizes!  We'll be reading aloud from To Kill a Mockingbird all week, starting at 10am, so be sure to stop and listen.

Winter Wonderland Book Sale
Friday, January 22, 9am to 4pm
Saturday, January 23, 9am to 1pm
Shop early for the best selection!

Thursday, January 28, 2pm
Come and listen as guitarist Gladius shares his amazing talent during an afternoon of Classical and Flamenco music.

Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher
Sunday, January 31, 2pm
Join us as Peter Fletcher performs selections from his latest CD.  Released by Centaur Records in 2014, it consists entirely of works by Edvard Grieg, transcribed for guitar by Peter himself.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Holiday closings

The Port Orange Library will close at 5pm on Thursday, December 24, 2015 and will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2015.  The Library will reopen at 9am on Saturday, December 26, 2015.

The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday, December 31, 2015 and will be closed on Friday,   January 1, 2016.  The Library will reopen at 9am on Saturday, January 2, 2016.

December movies

 All films start at 2pm;  doors open at 1:30pm

The Alps from Above
Sunday, December 6, 2pm
Not Rated, 94 minutes
The motion-stabilized Cineflex camera brings razor sharp aerial close-ups and breathtaking panoramic images to life.  Filmed exclusively with aerial shots, this unique cinematic expedition from the peaks of Mont Blanc to the Dolomites traces the history and geography of the Alps.

Where Hope Grows
Monday, December 7, 2pm
Rated PG-13, 98 minutes
Former pro baseball player Calvin Campbell's faith in God is restored when he meets Produce, an inspirational man with Down syndrome.  As their friendship develops, Calvin is reminded that hope grows in the most unlikely of places.  Danica McKellar stars.

Ricki and the Flash
Monday, December 14, 2pm
Rated PG-13, 101 minutes
In this unconventional yet heartwarming family drama, an aging rocker (Meryl Streep) returns home to her estranged family after years on the road following her dreams and must face the music as she tries to make things right with her loved ones.

Monday, December 21, 2pm
Rated PG, 112 minutes
Kenneth Branagh directs Disney's 2015 live-action take on the classic fairy tale.  Cate Blanchett and Lily James star.

Mission Impossible:  Rogue Nation
Monday, December 28, 2pm
Rated PG-13, 132 minutes
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his teammates reunite for this pulse-pounding sequel in which they attempt to take down a secret international organization known as the Syndicate--highly skilled ex-IMF agents who are intent on bringing down their former outfit.  Jeremy Renner and Alec Baldwin also start.

December Friends and library programs

Blood Pressure Check--CANCELLED
Both December blood pressure screenings have been cancelled due to illness.

Jingle Bells Book Sale
Friday, December 4, 9am to 4pm
Saturday, December 5, 9am to 1pm
Shop early for the best selection of books, audios, dvds, puzzles, and more!
Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Tuesday, December 8, 2pm
Bring in your sick plants for care-taking tips from the Master Gardeners of the UF/IFAS Volusia County Extension.

Americans in Vietnam
Thursday, December 10, 2pm
Master Sergeant and Author Ray Bows presents a program that introduces you to information on the Vietnam conflict that was little known or even unknown prior to his extensive research.  While discussing his two books, he will tell the story of two Americans and how they got their names on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall.  He will also discuss the American military installations that existed in Vietnam.  Come and honor these veterans and grow in knowledge of the war with Sergeant Bows.

Jane Rosenbohm:  Guitarist Extraordinaire
A Guitar for Christmas
Friday, December 11, 2pm
Jane is an accomplished classical guitarist with over 46 years of experience in the Musical Arts.  She will be performing songs from both the classical and modern eras.  One lucky audience member will be selected by drawing to win a new Tyler Mountain acoustic guitar during this program.

Adult Holiday Ornament Craft
Monday, December 14, 10:30am
Join us for our handmade holiday ornament craft!  Hint:  these presents go on the tree not under it.  Please call 386-322-5152 to register.

Port Orange Library Book Club
Wednesday, December 16, 10:30am
This month's book to read is Cross Creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.  Please call 386-322-5152 for additional information.

Science Fiction Book Club
Thursday, December 17, 6pm
This month's book is Aurora by Kim Robinson.  Please call 386-322-5152 for additional information.