Saturday, June 23, 2018

July Movies

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the movie.

Please note: The library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd. The library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Sunday, July 12:00 p.m.: Sunday Cinema: The Pulitzer at 100. 91 minutes. Celebrates the centenary of this revered and seminal national award for literary excellence in journalism and the arts. The riveting tales of the winning artists give an insider's view of how these pinnacles of achievement are selected in the twenty-one categories and how the award has the power to change lives and communities.


Monday, July 2 2:00 p.m.: Afternoon at the Movies: Wonder. Rated PG, 113 minutes. Based on the best seller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Friday, July 6 – 10:00 a.m.:  Summer Movie Series:  Planet 51. Rated PG, 1hr 31min.  An alien civilization is invaded by Astronaut Chuck Baker, who believes that the planet was uninhabited. Wanted by the military, Baker must get back to his ship before it goes into orbit without him. Stars:  Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel.
 

Sunday, July 8 – 2:00 p.m.: Documentary:  Hollywood Singing & Dancing, The 1940s:  Stars, Stripes, and Singing. 108 minutes. Documentary looking at the history of Hollywood musicals during the 1940s. Despite a World War taking place, this decade saw Hollywood produce over 550 movie musicals, many of which were produced by MGM, who became the leading studio in musical production with the help of directors Vincente Minnelli and Stanley Donen and producer Arthur Freed.

Monday, July 9 2:00 p.m. Afternoon at the Movies: Just Getting Started. Rated PG-13, 91 minutes. A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run about an ex-FBI agent and an ex-mob lawyer in the witness protection program having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.  Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Rene Russo star.

Friday, July 13 – 10:00 a.m.:  Summer Movie Series:  Journey 2:  The Mysterious Island. Rated PG, 1hr 34min. Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island. Stars:  Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine.
 
Monday, July 16 2:00 p.m. Afternoon at the Movies: Forever My Girl. Rated PG, 108 minutes. After being gone for a decade, a country star returns home to the love he left behind.
 
Friday, July 20 – 10:00 a.m.:  Summer Movie Series:  Tooth Fairy. Rated PG, 1hr 41min. A bad deed on the part of a tough minor-league hockey player results in an unusual sentence: He must serve one week as a real-life tooth fairy. Stars:  Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews. 
Sunday, July 22 – 2:00 p.m.: Documentary:  Hollywood Singing & Dancing, The 1950s:  The Golden Era of the Musical. 104 minutes.  This installment in the Hollywood Singing and Dancing documentary series takes a look at the musicals of the 1950's, exploring the boom in Hollywood that took place after the relief and recovery of WWII. Boldly experimenting with new techniques, both technically and creatively, filmmakers would find the decade to be revolutionary, especially after the explosion of rock and roll.  

Monday, July 23 2:00 p.m. Afternoon at the Movies: Wonderstruck. Rated PG, 117 minutes. Tells the tale of two deaf children separated by fifty years. In 1927 New York City, Rose searches for the actress whose life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977 in the Midwest, Ben runs away from home to find his father. The movie is based on the novel of the same title by Brian Selznick, which is the predecessor to his screen-adapted novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
 
Friday, July 27 – 10:00 a.m.:  Summer Movie Series:  Central Intelligence. Rated PG-13, 1hr 47min. After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage. Stars:  Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet.
 

Sunday, July 29 – 2:00 p.m.:  Documentary:  Hollywood Singing & Dancing, The 1960s:  A Musical Metamorphosis.  142 minutes. Discover how the musical flourished after the Hollywood studio system fell as host Shirley Jones leads viewers on a magical journey through the musicals of the 1960s. It was the decade that gave us West Side Story and My Fair Lady, but it was also the time when rock and roll was steadily gaining mainstream success.

Monday, July 30 – 2:00 p.m.: Afternoon at the Movies: Samson. Rated PG-13, 110 minutes. After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.

July Friends and Library Programs

Please note: The library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd. The library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
Monday Scrabble – 10:00 a.m. Scrabble Club. Test your Scrabble skills against other players in our community.
 

Mondays - 10:30 a.m.: Monday Chair Yoga/Tai Chi at the Library.  Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a Chair Yoga/Tai Chi program, beginner thru advanced. This program repeats every Monday.
 

Sunday, July 15 – 2:00 p.m.Jonathan Brady Rocks Your Summer.  Please join us as Organist/Vocalist Jonathan Brady performs rock music from 1950 thru 1980 including arrangements from U2, The Scorpions, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Three Dog Night, Santana, Lionel Richie, and many more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library.
 

Tuesday, July 17 – 2:00 p.m.: Ask a Master Gardener: Dealing with Heavy Rains, Runoff, and Mosquitoes. UF/IFAS Master Gardeners share gardening tips and answer questions during this plant clinic. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.
 

Wednesday, July 18 – 10:30 a.m.: Port Orange Regional Library Book Club. This month's book is The Breakdown by B. A. Paris.

Thursday, July 19 – 6:00 p.m.: Science Fiction Book Club. This month's book is Know No Fear by Dan Abnett.

Tuesday, July 24 – 2:00 p.m.: Irene Curran presents Emily Dickinson. Literary lecturer Irene Curran is back! This time she'll be discussing another favorite writer, one of the founders of the American poetic voice, Emily Dickinson. Come hear about her life, her death, and the circumstances that led to her moving and memorable poetry. Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library.
 

Thursday, July 26 – 2:00 p.m.Coquina:  Florida’s Pet Rock.  Coquina is a conglomerate rock unique to Florida’s east coast. Since the 1590s when the Spanish first established quarries, coquina was used to build every type of structure from the historic period: forts, plantations, sugar mills, houses, businesses, even cemeteries. Drawing from resources developed for the Coquina Queries teacher activity guide, this talk introduces participants to the sweeping array of coquina ruins they can visit in northeast Florida, including formation, excavation, and preservation.  Presented by Emily Jane Murray of the Florida Public Archaeology Network.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

June Movies

Doors open 30 minutes before the film starts.
 
Sunday, June 3 – 2:00 p.m.A Song For You, Unrated, 97 minutes. From Willie Nelson to Wilco, Ray Charles to Radiohead, A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY offers the ultimate backstage pass to 40 years of incredible live music.  

Monday, June 4
– 2:00 p.m.: The Greatest Showman, Rated PG, 105 minutes. Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.  Hugh Jackman stars.

Friday, June 8 – 10:00 a.m.:  Summer Movie Series:  Jumanji:  Welcome to the Jungle. Rated PG-13, 1hr 59min.  Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game. Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart.

Sunday, June 10 2:00 p.m.: Documentary:  Hollywood Singing & Dancing, The 1920s:  The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical. The 1920s was a time of great change in Hollywood. This program tells the story of the advent of sound technology for movies and the emergence of talkies and musicals in Hollywood. While audiences cried out for more, the movie industry struggled to adapt to the strange new technology. The result was an explosion of movie musicals by the end of the decade.

Monday, June 11 – 2:00 p.m.: Same Kind of Different As Me, Rated PG-13, 119 minutes. International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.  Greg Kinnear stars.

Friday, June 15 – 10:00 a.m.:  Summer Movie Series:  San Andreas. PG-13, 1hr 54min. In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter. Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario.

Sunday, June 17 – 2:00 p.m.:  Father’s Day Movie: The Fast and the Furious.  PG-13, 1hr 46min. Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.

Monday, June 18 – 2:00 p.m.: Winchester, Rated PG-13, 99 minutes. Ensconced in her sprawling California mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.  Helen Mirren stars.

Friday, June 22 – 10:00 a.m.:  Summer Movie Series:  Moana. Rated PG, 1hr 47min. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. Stars:  Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House.

Monday, June 25
– 2:00 p.m.: The Commuter, Rated PG-13, 105 minutes. An Insurance Salesman/Ex-Cop is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. Liam Neeson stars.

Friday, June 29 – 10:00 a.m.:  Summer Movie Series:  Snitch. Rated PG-13, 1hr 52min.  A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son, who was imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal.  Stars:  Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal.

June Friends and Library Programs

Monday Scrabble – 10:00 a.m.Scrabble Club. Test your Scrabble skills against other players in our community.


Mondays 10:30 a.m.: Monday Chair Yoga/Tai Chi at the Library.  Join us as certified fitness instructor Ed Eisler leads us through a Chair Yoga/Tai Chi program, beginner thru advanced. This program repeats every Monday.

Tuesday, June 5 2:00 p.m.Floridian Cuisine—Quick and Healthy Meals Using Local Ingredients.  Chef Warren Caterson will help you learn how to create delicious meals using a variety of seafood, poultry, and meat with locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Friday, June 8
2:00 p.m.Jackson Creek String Band. Led by husband and wife duo Joe Waller on the guitar and Katie Waller on the fiddle, Jackson Creek plays a dynamic blend of folk music, bluegrass, old-time dance songs, and fiddle tunes that has delighted audiences all over Florida. Join us for a toe-tapping, finger-snapping performance by one of Central Florida's favorite bands! Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library.

Saturday, June 9
2:00 p.m.Cutting the Cable Cord.  Explore alternatives to subscribing to a cable company to reduce your television bill.  With new options available to stream television in place of the cable box, many people save money each month by canceling their cable subscription. This program will introduce you to what you need to start streaming television.

Tuesday, June 12
2:00 p.m.: World War I:  Operation Michael and the Last German Offensive. Presented by Librarian Richard Burrow.  This was German’s final attempt to win the war.  Librarian Richard Burrow presents a program that discusses the events and causes leading up to this titanic effort, as well as the execution and results of the offensives.

Tuesday, June 19
2:00 p.m.: Master Gardener Plant Clinic. UF/IFAS Master Gardeners share gardening tips and answer questions during the plant clinic. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.

Wednesday, June 20 – 3:00 p.m.Family Rock Painting.  Paint kindness rocks to take home or hide for others, then find rocks hidden inside and outside the library!  All ages welcome.  Please note time change.
 

Thursday, June 21 – 10:00 a.m.Knitting Club: Calling all knitters (and lovers of fiber arts,) we’ve started a knitting club! Socialize and share your wisdom! Everyone one from never-held-a-needle-novice to advanced knitters are welcome. Feel free to bring your own projects, or use our yarn and needles during the program!

Thursday, June 21 – 6:00 p.m.Science Fiction Book Club.  This month’s book is Last Iota by Richard Kroese.

Friday, June 22 2:00 p.m.Musical Group The Porchdogs. Specializing in Louisiana Cajun and zydeco, swamp pop, and New Orleans R&B since 1992, The Porchdogs are back for another show at Port Orange.

Tuesday, June 26 – 10:00 a.m.Painting Class.  Create and take! Join us June 26th at 10 a.m. for a for a fun summer themed painting class facilitated by an artist librarian! Spots are limited. Registration is limited so sign up with the reference desk today! Supplies are provided. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

May Movies

Doors open 30 minutes before the movie starts.

The Women’s Balcony 
Sunday, May 6 - 2:00 p.m.
Unrated, 96 minutes
A bar mitzvah mishap causes a major rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem.  In Hebrew with English subtitles.

Murder on the Orient Express
Monday, May 7 - 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 114 minutes
When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.  Stars Kenneth Brannaugh and Penelope Cruz.
 

Mother’s Day Movie - Mamma Mia
Sunday, May 13 - 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 108 minutes
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.  Meryl Streep stars.

Darkest Hour
Monday, May 14 - 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 125 minutes
In 1940 the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing it will mean the end of the British Empire. Gary Oldman won the Best Actor Academy Award for his role.

The Post
Monday, May 21 - 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG-13, 114 minutes
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.  Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star.  Received nominations for Best Actress and Best Picture.

Memorial Day Movie - Pearl Harbor—Into the Arizona
Sunday, May 27 - 2:00 p.m.
Not Rated, 55 minutes
The USS Arizona has been resting on Pearl Harbor's ocean floor for the past 75 years. For the first time since it was destroyed in 1941, scientists have the technology to take an in-depth look inside the ship.

May Friends and Library Programs

The library will be closed on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.
Questions about a program? Please call the Reference Desk at 396-322-5152 option 4.

May 1 - 2:00 p.m.:  Dulcimer Society Musical Program. Please join us as the New Smyrna Beach Dulcimer Society plays a variety of traditional music from standard fiddle tunes to Celtic reels and Stephen Foster classics during a free concert from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library 
                                               
May 3 - 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.:  Green Screen Graduation Portraits. Come pose in front of our Mobile S.T.E.A.M. Lab green screen for a graduation photo you can give your family and friends.  Feel free to bring props and dress up in any color except green!  Families welcome!


May 4 - 2:00 p.m.:  Zach Zacharias presents Peculiar People in Florida History. Zach Zacharias, curator of education and history at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, lead this entertaining talk featuring many of the famously peculiar people found in Florida’s history.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library.


May 8 - 2:00 p.m.:  All About the Guardian Ad Litem Program. Guardian Ad Litem representatives Lauren Manville and Kim Taylor present an overview of the Program, the role of the Guardian ad Litem Volunteer, and how those interested in getting involved can get started.


May 11 - 2:00 p.m.: Mark My Words- Career as a Public Servant.  Mark Swanson, Deputy Director of Public Protection for the County of Volusia, will talk about his years as a public servant in Volusia County. In his recently published book, Mark discusses his career path and experiences in Fire Services, Emergency Medical Services, and Law Enforcement. This program will be inspiring to anyone interested in pursuing a career in public service, as well as the public that Mark has spent his career serving.

May 13 - 2:00 p.m.:  Mother’s Day Movie—Mamma Mia! Rated PG-13, 1hr 48min.  Enjoy a movie this Mother’s Day!  The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father is told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.


May 15 - 2:00 p.m.: Master Gardener Plant Clinic: Good bugs. UF/IFAS Master Gardeners share gardening tips and answer questions during the plant clinic. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.


May 17 - 6:00 p.m.:
  Science Fiction Book Club. This month’s book to read is Master of Mankind by Aaron Dembski-Bowden.


May 18 - 2:00 p.m.: Attracting Birds, Butterflies, & Pollinators to Our Landscapes.  Please join us as Dr. Katie Tripp, supervisor with the Volusia Soil and Water Conservation District, presents a talk on this gardening topic.  Dr. Tripp is an avid organic gardener who is passionate about protecting pollinators and supporting efforts to promote locally sourced, sustainable food crops. 


May 19 - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.:  How To Fest. Join us for the first annual How-To Fest! Members of the community and library staff present short workshops and programs on everything from belly dancing to leatherworking, identifying objects in the night sky to training a therapy dog!  No reservations required, see the Information Desk for more details.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library.


May 24 - 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:  Knitting Club.  Calling all knitters, come socialize and share your wisdom!  Everyone from never-held-a-needle-novice to advanced knitters are welcome.  Feel free to bring your own projects, or use our yarn and needles during the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library.


May 25:  Old Hickory:  World War II's 30th Infantry Division.  CANCELLED


May 27 - 2:00 p.m.:  Pearl Harbor: Into the Arizona. In honor of Memorial Day, please join us for a viewing of this documentary.  The USS Arizona has been resting on Pearl Harbor's ocean floor for the past 75 years. For the first time since it was destroyed in 1941, scientists have the technology to take an in-depth look inside the ship. Once considered the pride of its fleet, the Arizona has taken on drastic changes in the shallow waters of the Pearl. This comprehensive search of the USS Arizona sheds light on one of the darkest days in American history. The discoveries made inside the ship are a stark reminder of all those who paid the ultimate price for their country.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

April Movies

Doors will open 30 minutes before the movie starts.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Monday, April 2 - 2:00 p.m.
PG-13, 122 minutes
Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.  Denzel Washington received a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his role as the title character.

California Typewriter
Sunday, April 8 - 2:00 p.m.
PG-13, 103 minutes
California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.

The Man Who Invented Christmas
Monday, April 9 - 2:00 p.m.
PG, 104 minutes
The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.  Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens star.

The Mountain Between Us
Monday, April 16 - 2:00 p.m.
PG-13, 108 minutes
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.  Idris Elba and Kate Winslet star.

Only the Brave
Monday,  April 23 - 2:00 p.m.
PG-13, 132 minutes
Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. Josh Brolin and Miles Teller star.

Money Smart Week Movie: Confessions of a Shopaholic
Sunday, April 29 - 2:00 p.m.
PG, 104 minutes 
A college grad lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City to where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.  Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy star.

Battle of the Sexes
Monday, April 30 - 2:00 p.m.
PG-13, 121 minutes
The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.  Emma Stone and Steve Carrell star.