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 Programs @ Your Library!

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 Ancestry.com 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.

May movies

All films start at 2 p.m.  Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

The Look of Silence
May 1, 2016
Rated PG-13, 113 minutes
A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers in this documentary.

May 2, 2016
Rated R, 128 minutes
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.  Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams star.  Winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Picture.  Rated R for some language including sexual references.

May 9, 2016
Rated PG-13, 123 minutes
In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.  Will Smith stars.

Star Wars Episode 7:  The Force Awakens
May 16, 2016
Rated PG-13, 135 minutes
Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises.  The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.  Daisey Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford star.

The Choice
May 23, 2016
Rated PG-13, 111 minutes
Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.   Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.  Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer star.

May 30, 2016:  Library closed for Memorial Day.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

April movies

All Films Start at 2pm;  Doors Open at 1:30 p.m.

Love the Coopers
Aprils 4, 2016
Rated PG-13, 107 minutes
When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.  Diane Keaton and John Goodman star.

April 11, 2016
Rated PG-13, 143 minutes
The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.  Sylvester Stallone received a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination for his role.

In the Heart of the Sea
April 18, 2016
Rated PG-13, 121 minutes
A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Mobey Dick.  Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, and Brendan Gleeson star.

The Queen of Versailles
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Rated PG, 100 minutes
Kick off Money Smart Week @ the Library with this film, a documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles.  Soon after the project begins, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.

April 25, 2016
Rated PG-13, 105 minutes
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn where she quickly falls into a romance with a local.  The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan.