Tuesday, January 20, 2015

February Friends & library programs

Blood Pressure Check
Monday, February 2 & 16
9:30am to 10:30am
JoAnn Maurice of Volusia/Flagler YMCA offers an informational blood pressure check.

All About Bromeliads
Tuesday, February 3, 2pm
Jay Thurrott of the Florida East Coast Bromeliad Society discusses the basics of caring for bromeliads.  Come and learn the tips and tricks to these beautiful plants.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Tuesday, February 10, 2pm - 4pm
Bring in your sick plants for care-taking tips!  Master Gardeners from the UF/IFAS Volusia County Extension will troubleshoot your roots and suggest a course of treatment for your ailing plants.

Penny Musco presents Steal Away
Friday, February 13, 2pm
A dramatic one-woman show about a little-known migration of African-Americans.  Set in the 1880s, it is told from the perspective of Priscilla, a white woman who leaves the East to homestead in the Plains with her husband and children.  She crosses paths with Abigail and her family, former slaves who fled the South after Reconstruction ended.

Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher
Sunday, February 15, 2pm
Peter will perform selections from his all Grieg CD, released by Centaur Records in 2014.  The piano works on this CD were transcribed for the guitar by Peter himself.  The program also features an original arrangement of the traditional Shaker hymn Simple Gifts.

Sodium in your Diet
Monday, February 23, 2pm
JoAnn Maurice, a healthy living coordinator with Volusia/Flagler YMCA, provides information on the level of sodium in different types of foods and on the impact of sodium on our health.

Safe Home Remedies for your Garden
Tuesday, February 24, 2pm
Kevin Bagwell of Full Moon Natives Nursery presents information about safe garden pest control and fertilization.  It's easy, economical and best of all no harmful chemicals.  Most of us already have the ingredients on-hand, such as bountiful Florida citrus.  Come discover Kevin's Natural Solutions secrets!

The Storytelling Sims present "Swamp Cabbage Chronicles"
Friday, February 27, 2pm
The Sims are bringing a basket full of tales brimming with nostalgia, laughs, information, and even truth.  This duo will dig deep into its southern folklore and traditional tales to make ordinary memories into side-splitting reality.  A "must see"!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

February movies

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

2/02/2015: The Good Lie, Rated PG-13, 110 minutes: A Sudanese refugee is taken in by a straight-talking American woman in their new home in the United States.  Reese Witherspoon stars.
2/09/2015: Magic in the Moonlight, Rated PG-13, 97 minutes: Set in the 1920s, Stanley, an Englishman posing as an Asian magician, attempts to debunk fake spiritualists. He then travels to the south of France to unmask a supposed medium named Sophie, as a good-looking fake, but he ends up falling for her real-world charms instead. Colin Firth and Marcia Gay Harden star.
2/16/2015: Mr. Pip, Rated PG-13, 116 minutes: As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village.  Hugh Laurie stars.
02/23/2015: Elsa and Fred, Rated PG-13, 97 minutes: "Elsa and Fred" is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true.  Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer star.

Sunday Cinema (All Films Start at 2 p.m.)

2/01/2015: Dinosaur 13, Rated PG, Todd Douglas Miller's documentary Dinosaur 13 focuses on Peter Larson, a paleontologist whose life changes after he unearths the largest and most well-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found. He ended up having to do legal battle with other scientists, as well as with the government in order to keep control over his historic discovery.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January 2015 movies

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

1/05/2015: And So it Goes, Rated PG-13, 94 minutes: A self-absorbed realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.  Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton star.
1/12/2015: Dolphin Tale 2, Rated PG, 107 minutes: A group of sympathetic humans help a dolphin with a damaged tail in this heartwarming sequel to the surprise 2011 hit. Inspired by actual events.  Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman star. 

1/26/2014: If I Stay,Rated PG-13, 106 minutes: On a day that started like any other, Mia (Moretz) had everything: a loving family, an adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music. Suddenly, a family drive on a snowy day changes everything. In an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, Mia spends one critical day contemplating a future that is now more unknowable than ever.  Chloe Moretz and Stacy Keach star.

Sunday Cinema (All Films Start at 2 p.m.)

1/04/2015: The Lunch Box, Rated PG, 94 minutes: A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.  In Hindi with English subtitles.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

January 2015 Friends and library programs

Civil War Veterans in Central Florida
Tuesday, January 6,  2 p.m.
Did you know that many Union Civil War veterans settled in Central Florida after the war?  Author and
Curator of the Lake County Historical Museum, Bob Grenier, will tell us about local veterans, from both North and South, who made their home in Central Florida.  Whether long term settlers or new arrivals, their fascinating stories are made vivid through Bob's words and pictures.

Diabetes Prevention
Thursday, January 8, 2 p.m.
JoAnn Maurice, a healthy living program coordinator with Volusia/Flagler YMCA, presents an information session that offers tips on preventing diabetes.  The program will show you how to lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight through healthier eating and increased physical activity, two actions that can prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Tuesday, January 13, 2 p.m.
Bring in your sick plants for care taking tips!  Master Gardeners from the UF/IFAS Volusia County Extension will troubleshoot your roots and suggest a course of treatment for your ailing plants.

Friday, January 16, 2 p.m.
Please join us as guitarist Gladius presents an afternoon of Flamenco and Classical music.  Direct from south Georgia, Gladius will share his amazing talent with us.

Science Fiction Book Club
Thursday, January 15, 6 p.m.
Please join this new book club as they discuss Redshirts by John Scalzi.

Introduction to Beekeeping
Sunday, January 18, 2 p.m.
Learn about beekeeping by attending this informative presentation by Marlin Athearn, one of the Master Beekeepers with the UF Master Beekeeper's program.

The Book du Jour Book Club
Wednesday, January 21, 10:30 a.m.
The book club will be discussing Wild:  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.   All are welcome!

Women of the Bible:  The Good Girls and the Bad Girls
Friday, January 30, 2 p.m.
Please join us as Linda Gray Kelly presents this contemporary journey through the faith, trials, joys, and failures of these legendary women.  Linda is a director, producer, actor, costumer, and award-winning playwrite who has been featured in US News and World Report, PBS-TV, Boston Catholic TV, The Boston Globe, and the GrapeVine Magazine of Performing Artists.

Herb Gardening and Seed Swap
Saturday, January 31, 2 p.m.
The Helpful Hands Foundation is here to provide a brief history of herbs and to discuss the different types of herbs and the simplicity of herb gardening.  A mini seed swap is included in this presentation so please feel free to bring seeds as well as cuttings, clippings, bulbs, and tubers.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

December Friends and library programs

Blood Pressure Seminar
Monday, December 1, 9:30am
Please join us as JoAnn Maurice, Healthy Living Coordinator at Volusia/Flagler YMCA, presents information about the importance of screening for high blood pressure prevention.

Jane Rosenbohm, Classical Guitarist plus Tyler Mountain Guitar Raffle
Tuesday, December 2, 2pm
Jane Rosenbohm is an accomplished classical guitarist with over 46 years of experience in Musical Arts whose passion and skill is an inspiration to many as she continues to educate and perform.  Jane's commendable repute has earned her teh Artsbridge Founder's Club Award for Artistic Excellence.  She will be performing songs from both the classical and modern eras.  As an added bonus, Ms. Rosenbohm and the Port Orange Library will be giving away a new Tyler Mountain acoustic guitar to one lucky audience member to be selected by a drawing.

Annual Jingle Bells Book Sale
Friday, December 5, 9am-4pm
Saturday, December 6, 9am-1pm
Stop by early for the best selection of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children's, Puzzles, DVDs, and other wonderful surprises!

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
Monday, December 8, 10am
Bring your sick plants and gardening questions to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic!  Master Gardeners from the UF/IFAS Volusia County Extension will troubleshoot your roots and suggest a course of treatment for your ailing plants.

Old Fashioned Bird Feeder Tree Ornament Craft
Friday, December 19, 10am
Add a touch of nature to your holiday decor with an old fashioned bird feeder tree ornament.  Please call 322-5152 or come over to the information desk to register.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

December movies

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

12/01/2014: Edge of Tomorrow, Rated PG-13, 113 minutes: Tom Cruise stars as a futuristic soldier who is killed during a battle with alien invaders, and lives out the last day of his life over and over again.  Bill Paxton and Emily Blunt also star.

12/08/2014: Jersey Boys, Rated R, 134 minutes: Adapted from the 2006 Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - one of the key pop groups of the early '60s, responsible for such iconic hits as "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Big Girls Don't Cry."  Clint Eastwood directs.  Rated R for language throughout.

12/15/2014: Hundred Foot Journey, Rated PG, 122 minutes: An Indian teen in France goes to work for his father's culinary adversary in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais. Helen Mirren stars.

12/22/2014: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Rated PG-13, 130 minutes: Ten years after a pandemic disease, apes who have survived it are drawn into battle with a group of human survivors. Gary Oldman, Keri Russel, and Andy Serkis star.

12/29/2014:When the Game Stands Tall, Rated PG, 115 minutes: The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, and Michael Chiklis star.

Sunday Cinema (All Films Start at 2 p.m.)

12/07/2014: I am Ali, Rated PG, 111 minutes: Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

November movies

11/03/2014: Draft Day, Rated PG-13, 110 minutes: On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection, as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred.  Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, and Frank Langella star.

11/10/2014:The Fault in Our Stars, Rated PG-13, 126 minutes: Hazel and Gus share a sarcastic sense of humor, a distaste for the conventional, and ultimately a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Although the two teens face unlikely challenges, their courage and dedication to each other prove that while life isn't perfect, love can still be extraordinary in this powerfully moving film based on John Green's New York Times best-selling novel.

 11/17/2014: Million Dollar Arm, Rated PG, 124 minutes: A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.  Jon Hamm stars.

11/24/2014: Maleficent, Rated PG, 97 minutes: A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.   Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star.

Sunday Cinema (All Films Start at 2 p.m.)

11/02/2014: The Short Game, Rated PG, 99 minutes: The best 7 year old golfers from around the world descend on the world famous Pinehurst Golf course in North Carolina to determine the next world champion and who might become golf's next phenomenon.